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  • Larry Williams
    Jun 7, 2013
      Interesting. are you a descendant of Charles Hunter Broadway?


      On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 4:09 PM, clyde broadway <clydeabroadway@...>wrote:

      > **
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      > Thirds or fourths was another way the crops were split. The Sharecropper
      > would harvest his part and leave the owners part in the field. It was then
      > up to the land owner to harvest his own part of the crop. It was easy to
      > tell how much to leave, because it was done by rows. The 'cropper would
      > gather, say, 2 rows and leave one, gather two more and leave another, and
      > so on. Then the owner would come and gather the remaining rows.
      > The part that was left for the owner was sometimes referred to as the
      > rent.. Down by the river at the edge of the field were built corncribs that
      > were called "rent cribs" where the owner put his part of the harvest. The
      > steamboats would come and the rent corn would be loaded onto the steamboats
      > and shipped to market. My father, Bernice Broadway had a (gas powered, I'm
      > thinking) corn sheller mounted on the back of a truck which he would drive
      > to the rent cribs along the river and shell the corn for the farmers so
      > they could ship pure grain without the cobs. This was back in the 1920s or
      > 30s.
      >
      > About 11 or 12 years ago I saw such a corn sheller mounted on a truck at
      > the Dutton Antique Tractor show.
      >
      > Dr. David Campbell wrote an article about these rent cribs that appeared
      > in the Jackson County Chronicles sometime back in the 80s or early 90s. He
      > interviewed people who knew about these cribs first hand.
      >
      > --- On Fri, 6/7/13, Larry Williams <lgwilliams1947@...> wrote:
      >
      > From: Larry Williams <lgwilliams1947@...>
      > Subject: Re: [jacksongenealogy] Sharecroppers
      > To: jacksongenealogy@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:45 AM
      >
      >
      >
      > Sharecropping was often done by landowners also. For instance: cotton
      > farmers often used a method called, "hoe and pick" which was a
      > sharecropping method where the farmer would plow, plant, etc. the crop and
      > the landowner would hoe the cotton and pick the cotton and the profit was
      > split on an agreed rate.
      >
      > On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 4:56 PM, Jerry Triplett <jrytrplt@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > 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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      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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      Larry G. Williams
      Co-Director, Agrimissions
      43 Crisp Lane
      Trenton, GA 30752
      (706) 657-7778 Home
      (423) 240-2089 Cell/Business
      agrimissions.williams@...
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