Friday, December 6, 2013

Friend of Friends Friday: Miss Ann Baird

Staunton Spectator and Vindicator
November 23, 1900


Manassas, Nov. 20 -  Miss Ann Baird is dead at her home in the upper part of this county, at the advanced age of ninety years.  Miss Baird was perhaps the only slaveholder in this country whose slaves remained with her after the war until now.

With but two exceptions her negroes clung to her faithfully, held by no other bond than that of affection and gratitude, and receiving no fixed compensation but the necessaries of life, for thirty-five years after their emancipation.

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