My 3rd Great grandmother was Sarah Emerson (born 1826, SC), who was a slave of Henry Emerson (1800-1884). Sarah is not to be confused with Sarah Beverly Emerson (1792-1865). Henry fathered three children, with my grand (Thomas, Nancy, and Julius). Something about the slave schedules and her move, to Georgia, make me wonder about what her life was like. The picture painted, of slavery, does not seem like what she lived. Although she appears to have moved to Georgia, as a free woman, Henry moves to Georgia, around the same time (?)...but not in the same household. I often get ancestry messages, asking how I am related to Henry (as my dna results show a clear connection). There is so much information about Henry, but nothing about slavery. The Emerson family is well-researched, but I find myself having to explain that my grandmother was his slave. With so many researchers, I am surprised that this is not something that is documented...or just understood.
We are currently looking for Sarah's grave, but my family has enjoyed hearing about this history. It is very different, when you can link an exact family member. I wish that I could have gotten more information, from my family...most of them passed, before I started my journey. Any information, or "picture painting" of her life, would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for any info!