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Catalog Number CC2011.6.1
Title Autobiography of Annie Fletcher Clendening, 1904
Credit line Courtesy of Marylyn Clendening Krueger.
Collection Community Collection
Object Type Digital Gift
Date 1904
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).
People Clendening, Annie E. Fletcher
Clendening, William A.
Cary, John Baytop
Winder, Lavin
Shaver, David, Rev.
Topics Civil War
Slavery/Slaves
Religion/Churches
Contrabands/Freedpeople
Burning of Hampton (1861)
Place Names District08--Downtown
Structure--Hampton Academy (1805)
Structure--Hampton Baptist Church
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