|Title||Autobiography of Annie Fletcher Clendening, 1904|
|Credit line||Courtesy of Marylyn Clendening Krueger.|
|Object Type||Digital Gift|
|Description/Scope & Content||Transcript of autobiography of Annie Fletcher Clendening. Describes early life in York County and Hampton, including schools, Hampton Academy, and Mr. Cary; income from hiring out of family's slaves; serving as governess to family of Lavin Winder, and baptism by Rev. David Shaver (Hampton Baptist Church) in Hampton Creek; Federal presence at Fort Monroe during the Civil War, burning of Hampton, freeing of slaves, and devastation of family property during the war; life during and after the war in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Richmond. The remainder of the memoir describes teaching career, courtship and marriage to William A. Clendening, and life in Tennessee after marriage.|
|Related units of description||See copies in collections of Nashville Public Library (http://catalog.library.nashville.org/Record/.b20308371#) and Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William & Mary (http://scdb.swem.wm.edu/?p=collections/findingaid&id=7401&q=&rootcontentid=146026).|
Clendening, Annie E. Fletcher
Clendening, William A.
Cary, John Baytop
Shaver, David, Rev.
Burning of Hampton (1861)
Structure--Hampton Academy (1805)
Structure--Hampton Baptist Church
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