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Re: Jackson Barnett
In Response To: Re: George Bruner ()
Wow Lilly, absolutely amazing. What was the discrepency?
I've read quite a bit about Jackson and the ordeals he had to surmount that involved his riches, but saw nothing referencing his brother, Patilda Tiger. Did you know that Jackson's mom's maiden name was Leecher?
Here's a transcription I had tucked away....
Copy of paper left by Jackson Barnett:
Siah Barnett married Thlesothle, and after her death married Mary Gooden beans [Beams?], who took care of Jackson, (her) step-child, until the death of Siah in 1888 . Siah left: Jackson Barnett, no children. David, dead, 4 children living: Annie Beams, Melvina Detler[Ditzler], Nellie Barnett, Jimmie Barnett. 4 dead: Mary, Tom, Westley, and Hettie.
Siah Barnett had the biggest ranch. Nobody knew how many stock, horses, cattle and hogs, he owned. He owned the Neger Barnett store. He was intelligent, a leader and had money. His brand was a bar. In slave times his father (Wm Jim) owned negroes. His Indian wife had Siah but his negro slave-girl had Jim. Jim just run the store for Siah who owned everything and had to be consulted before any business was done.
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