Monday, June 26, 2023
AM progress! I intend to vertically appliqué LUCINDA on left border And on right side…. Fisher/Huggins wording!
And no: Not Gonna raffle nor give it away! 💥💥
Our family history says that at abt the age of 15-20 years old ... Lucinda was a slave, and the daughter of a slave master. She was sold from an auction block in Memphis, Tn in about 1860. She was bought primarily because she was a good cook.
Nothing is mentioned of Lucinda before the sale, except it is believed that she was in a shipment of slaves from North Carolina. (Seems thereafter… she was bought by a Civil War Captain from McGehee, Arkansas. She never mentioned his first name: only Cap’n Anderson. Captain shipped her back to McGehee by train to his plantation. Lucinda had a beautiful brown-reddish complexion and soft brown hair. Cap’n Anderson fathered and raised two separate families in the same yard….one by his wife, and the other by Lucinda, my great-grandmother.
The two sets of children played together, but Lucinda said her children hated their father. Whenever they saw him coming on his big fine horse with a fancy saddle, they would hide under the house and in the bushes. Lucinda was a virgin when Cap’n Anderson acquired her as a teenager. Our family historians state two important facts: (1) it is not surprising that she grew to love him…. He was the only man she knew during her entire life.
(2) The oldest son Frank, born …….. was born near the beginning of the Civil War. When he was a very young man, he built a modest house near Herds, AR and moved his mother and younger siblings away.