Tilda, Joe, and their children

Tilda, Joe, and their children

In 1850, a woman named Tilda was enslaved by the Smith family of Asheville. It is likely that she and her family were held captive on the grounds of Buck House, our facility. At this time, Tilda was married to Joe, a wagoner. It is likely that Joe transported goods in...
Rebecca and her daughter Charlotte

Rebecca and her daughter Charlotte

Last Will and Testament of James M. Smith, Asheville, NC Codicil dated January 7, 1854 “…I further direct that the girl Caroline in said will given to my daughter Sarah L McDowell be given to my daughter Jane Cordelia and in her stead I give to the said...