I am reading a book called "Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days" by Annie L. Burton. It is posted on a site run by the Univ of North Carolina called Documenting the American South.
Anniewas a child born and raised on the Farrior plantaion in Barbour County.
She and her mother were owned by Wm. M. Farrior, died 1888 age 70 years old, and Sarah Anne Farrior, died 1883, age 57 years.
They are buried in the Farrior cemetery east of Clayton.
She said her father was a white plantation owner from England and that Mrs. farrior used to confront him when he would pass by on owning up to his responsibilities for having a child and he would hurry past. He was from Liverpool and died in Lewisville in 1875.
Does anyone know his name?
If anyone is interested she write of day to day life on the plantation with the Farrior family.