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Autobiography of Freeman Hemby

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Freeman Hemby, former slave and well-known Greenville resident, tells of his life as a slave and as a free man. Hemby died December 29, 1948, at the age of 100 and buried at Cooperfield Cemetery. The father of 14 children, Hemby outlived all of his children except three. He had 175 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great grandchildren at the time of his death.