Emma Moultrie-Mitchell, Harlem, New York
Submitter: Yvette Hinton, great-granddaughter

Emma Moultrie-Mitchell (1880-1973) was the daughter of former slaves, Jacob K. Moultrie and Hagar Ann Manigault. She grew up in Charleston S.C., St. Andrews Township, and later married Isaiah Mitchell. She had several children, Will Harvey, Jessie, Ethel (submitter's grandmother) and Hilda.

In 1906 or 1907, Emma moved to Harlem with her children and continued her occupation as a skilled dressmaker, maid, and housewife. She raised her children and grandchildren in Harlem for 66 years until her death at the age of 93.

 

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