|B. E. Davis|
|January 19, 1938|
Mary Gaffney was born in Selville, Miss., in 1846 and brought to Texas in 1860. She settled in the western part of Madison County and has been there ever since. My father was owned by Jessie Wilson and Mother's name Mary Gaffney now. I had one sister name, Sue. There was only the two of us and Sue was nearly grown when I was born so I did not play with her so much. I heard them say I had grandparents, but I never did see or hear much of them as they would not let us think much about our people then because if we did it would be hard to trade us off.
Now I gets a small pension from the Government and the little jobs I gets to do for the white folks I does pretty well.