Fonsiba

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Display Name: 
Fonsiba
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Beauchamp, Fonsiba
AKA: 
Sophonsiba Beauchamp
Race: 
MixedBlackWhite
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
McCaslin
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Date of Birth: 
Friday, January 1, 1869 to Friday, December 31, 1869
Biography: 

Fonsiba Beauchamp is the fifth child of Tomey’s Turl and Tennie Beauchamp, the granddaughter and great-granddaughter of Old Carothers McCaslin. After Emancipation, when she is seventeen, she marries a Northern black, and moves with him to a farm in Arkansas, where Ike McCaslin finally finds her some years later and arranges for her $1000 inheritance to be issued to her in monthly installments. Although Ike attempts to remove her from the squalor of the life in which he finds her, her priorities are evident in the two words she offers in return: "I'm free" (247).

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Individual
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