When speaking with relatives about family history, I am often told to keep this piece of information between you, me and the gate post. Respecting sensibilities, I will share my family stories entwine with historical events from Copiah, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties, Mississippi, from gate post to gate post.
Steve Herring was the fiddler on the David and Mary Leggett plantation in Franklin County, Mississippi. He was a house slave who played at various parties up and down the Homochitto River. He was the entertainment when the Leggett family had visitors. It was said that when Steve played, it was hard to distinguished who enjoyed the music the most, Steve or the listeners. I like to think that among the tunes he played, maybe one sounded like this, played by Joe Thompson and Bob Carlin.