What I’ve Been Up To

3 Sep

If you follow the website regularly you’ll know that I am in graduate school, which explains my inconsistent posting. This past summer I had the opportunity to participate in an archaeological excavation in Nashville, TN at the site of a former plantation. It was very fulfilling work, and we recovered many artifacts. In addition, I had the opportunity to study the remaining extant slave dwellings that later became tenant farmer homes on the site. It made me wonder if any such dwellings still exist in Ripley. Has anyone seen any of these dwellings or know where a few might be hiding? Does anyone have any memories of tenant farming in the Lauderdale County area?


– Tiffany


3 Responses to “What I’ve Been Up To”

  1. Annese Ashton September 4, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

    Try Henning Farm as a community road listed in the 1940 US census for Lauderdale county with tenant farmers that have descendants living today.

  2. Jacqueline Abernathy December 6, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

    I have people and other relatives who lived and worked on the farm back in the 1940s’, 50′ and earlier than that. Consists of The Abernathy, Eggelston, Jones, Currins and other family members. Some of them moved to Ripley, Halls and Dyersburg, Tn.

  3. jackie359 December 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

    I had relatives who once lived and worked on that particular farm. They consists of The Abernathy, Eggelston, Wrights, Jones Currins and other family members who some are deceased. My Mom was one of them who was raised there and went to school in the Double Bridges area. This day my relatives live in Ripley, Hallls, Gates and Dyersburg, Tn

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