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 Alfred Teen Blackburn

Alfred "Teen" Blackburn

Hamptonville, Yadkin County, North Carolina, USA
Death 16 Dec 1951 (aged 109)
Hamptonville, Yadkin County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Pleasant Hill, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 105671883 · View Source
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Teen Blackburn was born a slave on the plantation of the Hampton and Cowles families in Yadkin County, North Carolina. According to family accounts, he was the son of Fannie Blackburn, a Cherokee Indian, and Augustus Blackburn, a white plantation owner.

Blackburn was the "body servant" of his father, Col. John Augustus Blackburn of Company F, 21st North Carolina Regiment. Blackburn's brother, Wiley Blackburn, is listed in Co. B, 38th North Carolina Regiment roster also as a "body servant".

In 1880, Blackburn married Lucy Carson – the daughter of Robert Carson, an uncle of Kit Carson – and had 10 children

In 1883, he became a contract mail carrier, supervising other carriers, black and white. He worked for 60 years, carrying the mail on foot and later by horse from Jonesville to Hamptonville, a distance of more than 10 miles (16 km) every other day. He worked other jobs around the county and on his 75-acre (300,000 m2) farm, tending tobacco, to help give each of his children a formal education.

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  • Created by: Michelle Kidd-Johnson
  • Added: 22 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 105671883
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred "Teen" Blackburn (26 Apr 1842–16 Dec 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 105671883, citing Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Michelle Kidd-Johnson (contributor 47094444) .