When I Interviewed My Uncle Buddy (Robert Foster 1919-1990)
The gentleman standing in the photo is my Uncle Buddy. He was Robert Foster (1919-1990). I interviewed him in the late '80's.
He told me some key details about Ora's family. Ora was his mother. I remembered her visiting us when we lived in Detroit, Michigan and in Joliet, Illinois. I was no more than five years old when she passed away.
Here are the details that I received from Uncle Buddy's interview:
-Ora came from Desoto County, Mississippi
-Her parents had been enslaved.
-They came from North Carolina with enslavers during enslavement.
-The enslaved died in the US Civil War.
-The enslaver's brother took possession of Lucy.
-This brother already owned Hence.
-Hence and Lucy were married, and they both were Nelms.
Listen to my podcast as I explain where all these details led.