ID# 1444:
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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1444. The Win Tribe 87 ity. He is not well physically and has been sick with both pneumonia and pleurisy and it is felt that he has tuberculosis. He is a good worker, reliable, and the main support of the family since his brother "C" has joined the Navy. Owen has associated with Susan Brown, daughter of Abigail, for several years and is the father of her two illegitimate children. Abigail will not permit them to be married because of the "fits that Susan has." "B," born 1905, the next child of Ulysses and Helena, has pink cheeks, light hair, blue eyes, and would pass for a white woman anywhere. When young, she attended school and did fair work until she reached the third grade when she seemed to have reached the limit of her mental development. She has "fits" and several times has had hysterical spells in church. She married a Nevin, of the Win area, with white skin, and supposed to be an Irishman. He is a "surly, ungracious cuss," with little schooling, a "fourth grade possibility." They have two nice children, aged three and one. "C," "B's" brother, born 1906, has straight black hair and comparatively dark skin. He is good looking and gives the appearance of a white boy of Italian origin. He has been called the most normal boy of the Win area. [end]
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