Tuesday, December 27, 1864

Quite a dismal looking day. Cleared up a little about 1 o’clk. and Ju and Meg, children and servant came to dinner. Bill and Hardie went by invitation to Mr. Robert Hill’s, and with an invitation to return to Mr. Hill’s in the evening.1 Beverly sent an invitation by Iverson for Bake also. – – She and the children are finishing off the parlors. Ju moved his Pa’s portrait and mine in the back parlor. – – Dellah and Corbin Braxton were married tonight in the dining room. Dr. Ju officiated as parson. Had quite a large company.2 Took supper in the kitchen. Beck came down this morning. Is anxious to know whether I am going to take her home another year. I promised to do so.

  1. This is likely the Robert A. Hill mentioned on 27 September. He was the father of Augustine Browne (Gus) Hill who frequently appears in these pages.  (back)
  2. Here is documentation of the wedding of two slaves, Corbin Braxton and Dellah in 1864. Anyone with knowledge of any of their descendants please contact me. Caroline will hereafter spell his name Corban.  (back)

2 comments on “Tuesday, December 27, 1864

  1. Bob Littlepage says:

    Bibb,

    Corbin Braxton should be added to the names of the enslaved.

    Bob Littlepage

    • Bibb says:

      Bob, I have been wondering how to handle those, like Corbin, who were not associated with Woodbury as Littlepage slaves but came to live and work there after emancipation. It becomes a rather long list. Corbin will appear obviously in Dellah’s bio when that is finished. Let me think this out. Good to hear from you. Will you be back in KW anytime soon?

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