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15996RE: [jacksongenealogy] Sharecroppers

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  • JLH
    Jun 7, 2013
      My mother's father owned a couple of farms in Langston and had share croppers rent the home and farm. It was however a secondary occupation with the families and the men for the most part had other jobs also and farmed in there off time and family members would help with the farming Grandpa Treece would except a small amount of the crops for him and my grandmothers own consumption as part of the rent. I can remember going to one of the farms during hog killing time when I was very young.

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      Most poor whites who lived in the rural South were sharecroppers and were exploited by the landowners since you were forced to buy everything at the company store on credit and you never made enough to pay off your debt and buy seed and your needs for the coming year. Only with the coming of the mills in the late 1920s and 1930s did most poor whites get out of sharecropping. WW2 more or less killed the system with whites. The same system was used in the company stores with the coal miners in KY and WVA.


      From: Jerry Triplett <jrytrplt@... <mailto:jrytrplt%40aol.com> >
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      Subject: [jacksongenealogy] Sharecroppers

      Most often sharecropping is used as an example of how whites in the South took a advantage of free, poor Blacks following the Civil War. It is used as an example of the worst of the worst exploitation.

      After looking at my ancestors in Jackson County, I think many of them were sharecroppers. They were white, landless, and I'm pretty sure, poor. I've never seen that term applied to them.

      Anyone know how land rents were paid in Jackson County in the first half of the 20th century?

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