Go Down, Moses, 258 (Event)

Page Number: 
258
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
Tennie Beauchamp 21yrs Won by Amodeus
Page Event Ends: 
258
Era: 
Antebellum (1831-1860)
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Saturday, January 1, 1859 to Monday, December 31, 1883
Summary: 

The ledger entry for Tennie Beauchamp as a McCaslin slave recalls how she was "won" in a poker game and married to Tomey's Turl in 1859 (258); Ike's further reflections on her include the way she was freed by "a stranger in Washington" (i.e. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation), and says she is still alive "in this year 1883" (258).

Chronological Order: 
68.50
Indeterminate Date Range: 
Keywords: 
Marriage, Poker, Slavery, Emancipation
Cultural Issues:

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