ID# 1443:
Susan Brown (pseudonym) from Arthur Estabrook's scrapbook of field photographs from Amherst County, and corresponding entry in Mongrel Virginians
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University of Albany, SUNY, Estabrook, SPE,XMS 80.9 Bx 2
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1443. 86 Mongrel Virginians oldest known, born 1879, married Oswald Jones, a cousin, at the age of fourteen. Ulysses, the second child, born 1880, never went to school. He was a quiet man, mentally slow, but always worked, renting part of the Lowe farm in Buck Hollow for over twenty years. He bore a good reputation but amounted to little although he maintained a fair standard of living in his home. He died in 1922. He married Helena Ross, the daughter of Roland Ross and Izetta Brown, a cousin. She was born in 1885. She talks about her "blue blood" and looks practically white. She had ten children, has cared for them well, maintained a comfortable home, had farm papers in the home to read and has brought up her children to work on the theory that "a child which works won't steal." This family, especially since the death of the father in 1922, has held itself rather aloof from the others and feels somewhat superior. Helena has some schooling and is better than average for the Wins. It will be recalled that she is a sister of Levan Ross. She has some ability at planning and has carried on the large family since the death of her husband. Owen, the oldest child, born 1903, did fair work when in school, with about fourth grade possibil- [end]
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