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I was born in Virginia in 1847. My mother was a slave and my grand father was one of the early settlers in Virginia. He was born in Jamaica and his master took him to England. When the English came to Virginia, they brought us along as servants, but when they got here, everybody had slaves, so we was slaves, too. My mother was born in the West Indies.  >>more...>>

Title:     James Martin Interview
Type:     Interview

Listed Under:
American Slave Narratives

Notes:     Published in George P. Rawick, ed., The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography. Westport, Connecticut: The Greenwood Press, Inc.,1979, v.5, p. 62-64.