"They didn't talk much"
Ann Medley recalls that her elders rarely discussed the family connection to Monticello.
Theme: Oral History Transmission
Family: Hemings, Madison
Residence (at time of interview): Chillicothe, OH
Ann Pettiford Medley grew up in Greenfield, Ohio. She and her husband, Cecil Medley, raised five children and worked in the catering and food services field. It was her daughter Patti Jo Harding who began to research the family history and enlisted the help of her cousin Diana Redman and Getting Word consultant Beverly Gray. Mother and daughter were present at Getting Word’s first interview in Chillicothe in 1993. Ann Medley remembers Sunday visits to her grandmother Anna Young Pettiford, some of whose siblings passed into the white world, cutting ties with the family.
28 Dec. 1993, Chillicothe, OH
Interviewees: George (Jack) Pettiford, Jacqueline Pettiford, Ann Medley, Patti Jo Harding, Tony Medley
28 Oct. 1999, Chillicothe, OH
Interviewee: Ann Pettiford Medley