"FATHER GAVE HER TO HIS WHITE PEOPLE AFTER THE WAR"
Ms. Holmes was born in Morgantown, Kentucky. Her mother and father were slaves. Ms. Holmes had six sisters and six brothers and they all died before they were old enough to go to school. She did not go to school because it was too far. She was four years old when her father came home from war and gave her to his owners. They took care of her like she was their own. Her father's name was Frank, and she said he never did but one thing wrong in his life. Her mom died after she was the mother of eight children. When her father came back from the war her mother had married again, so he didn't disturb her.
Later, she got married and had two kids. Both kids died and her husband abused her. She went to church when she had very little money but the church didn't help her. She late got crippled and had to get operated on, after that she moved up to another city where she was terated better and the chruch treated her well.