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“My mammy was name Ann, an’ I was tol’ my daddy was name Ashley. He lived on   another man’s plantation. I never seed him. My mammy died when I was small an’   my Aunt Clarissy tuk me in charge. My aunt was de cook, an’ she brung me up in   de white folk’s kitchen.

http://msgw.org/slaves/ashley-xslave.htm

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