Jackson, Sallie

Sallie Jackson, aged 88 years, a well-known colored woman, died at the home of her grandson-in-law, Robert Walk, in this city, Tuesday, her death being due principally to the infirmities of old age, and was buried in the Tipton graveyard Wednesday. “Aunt Sallie”, as she was affectionately called by her white friends, was a slave in antebellum days, a servant in the home of the late Dr. La Fayette Hill, Sr., and was a true type of the old Southern “black mammy”, now rapidly becoming extinct, and her death is much regretted by those whom she so faithfully served, both before and after the civil war. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, January 11, 1917)

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