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AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum

Re: Webb family in Clay County Tennessee

: I am looking for any information on slavery in Clay County Tennessee. My
: family were Webbs. I know most of the names and birthdates, but I feelI am
: missing other important information. any help would be appreciated! :)

here's an interesting bit of info found by doing a google search:

Free Hill

GENERAL

One of the few remaining predominately African-American Settlements
A slaveholder, Virginia Hill, purchased 2,000 acres of Clay County land
between 1830 and 1850
All slaves were released before the Civil War
Was a refuge for fleeing slaves during Civil War
The area was referred to as "Free Hill" because of owners name and the hills of the land
First school in community held in old church building until late 1920's
At its peak Free Hill had 300 residents, two grocery stores, two cafes and
two churches
Community cemetery tombstones date back to 1860's
Second Sunday of July community has a three day homecoming

Denise


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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