Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

17/7/2012

Freed slave who penned sarcastic letter to old master after he was asked back to farm pictured for first time

The photograph, scratched and undated, is captioned ‘Brother Jordan Anderson’. He is a middle-aged black man with a long beard and a righteous stare, as if he were a preacher locking eyes with a sinner, or a judge about to dispatch a thief to the gallows.

Anderson was a former slave who was freed from a Tennessee plantation by Union troops in 1864 and spent his remaining 40 years in Ohio. for more click here

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