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Name: Francine Jones <lovej2000us@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-02-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Albert Lovey
Date of birth and place of birth Oct. 1844 Fort Adams, Mississippi
Date of death and place of death Leota Landing, Mississippi
Comments:
I am currently in need of the identity of my great grandfather's last slave owner. There are two plantations given as the place of hhis birth. Cotton Hill and Penson Hill both are in Wilkinson, County. A Nancy Pinson is listed in the county as owning a large number of slaves. There is also a James Lovie in the county who owed a few slaves in 1850. I did not find James in 1860 in Mississippi. However a Dr.James Lovey was living in Louisiana in the 1860's. There is more information on Nancy Pinson in the Special Colletions an Manuscrips Department at LSU.
 

Name: T.FAzzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-02-06
Name of enslaved ancestor Ambrose Skinner {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1826 North Carolina
Date of death and place of death 1922 Arizona
Comments:
Served in USCT and Buffalo Soldier

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5750144

1920 census
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCRL-G2F

 

Name: T.FAzzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-02-03
Name of enslaved ancestor Cato Treadwell aka Freeman {Not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth CT ?
Date of death and place of death march 5, 1849 Trumbull CT
Comments:
Served in AMerican Revolution
His wife Margaret age 59 in 1820
His wife Elisa died May 15,1861 Keokuk Iowa
P.369
http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/Factsandhistory/History/WVHeritage%20Database%20Linked%20Documents/Compiled%20List%20Service%20Records%20John%20Hathorns%20Regiment%20M881.pdf


 

Name: T.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-01-31
Name of enslaved ancestor Nero hawley {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1742 CT
Date of death and place of death 1817 Trumbull CT
Comments:
Soldier in the american Revolution
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Hawley&GSfn=Nero&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1817&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=34003449&df=all&

 

Name: T.FAzzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-01-31
Name of enslaved ancestor Prince Negro {not ancestor}
Comments:
Seved In American Revolution was disabled
http://wardepartmentpapers.org/document.php?id=3316

in 1800 resident of Windham CT
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHRS-4VT

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-01-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Jane {Conner} Middlebrook Not ancestor
Date of birth and place of birth 1831 Eufalla Alabama
Date of death and place of death 1935 Eufalla Alabama
Comments:
Married to Isaac Middlebrooks
Query at http://genforum.genealogy.com/oconner/messages/52.html

 

Name: T.F. <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-01-22
Name of enslaved ancestor Henry Vinton Plummer {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1844
Date of death and place of death 1905
Comments:
Soldier/Sailor and Minister
http://www.afrigeneas.com/forum-military/index.cgi/md/read/id/2244/sbj/army-nixes-black-chaplains-1894-discharge/

 

Name: T.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-01-13
Name of enslaved ancestor Tom Burghardt [not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1730 Africa
Date of death and place of death 1787 Massachusetts
Comments:
Served in American Revolution-his wife was a Bantu. Great-grandfather of W.E.B. DuBois

http://media.pfeiffer.edu/lridener/DSS/DuBois/DUBOISP1.HTML?vm=r

 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-01-10
Name of enslaved ancestor James Ash {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1770 Africia
Date of death and place of death Georgia
Comments:
Listed as age 100 in 1870 US Census in Georgia!
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MC3W-JVX

name: James Ash
estimated birth year: 1770
gender: Male
age in 1870: 100y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): Black
birthplace: Africa
home in 1870: Georgia, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Green Ash M 65y Virginia
Anica Ash F 40y Georgia
Adaline Ash F 13y Georgia
Thelia Ash F 75y Virginia
James Ash M 100y Africa
Angeline Morris F 35y Georgia

United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MC3W-JVX : accessed 10 Jan 2013), James Ash in household of Green Ash, Georgia, United States; citing p. 152, family 1166, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 545655.

 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-01-09
Name of enslaved ancestor Henry Hill {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1753 VA
Date of death and place of death 1833 Ross County Ohio
Comments:
Served in American Revolution

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2542013/posts

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Hill&GSfn=Henry&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1833&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=11042960&df=all&


 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-01-09
Comments:
Theodore Weld 1839 "Slavery As it IS" can be read online at
Books Google

 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-01-09
Name of enslaved ancestor Six McWhite {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth b.1795-1810 South carolina ?
Comments:
In 1870 Census listed as age 60 living with wife Willoughy age 55

In 1900 Census claimed to be 105 and married since 1848 to wife Rose age 66 {b.1834 South Carolina} and Step granddaugther Mary McWhite born June 1882 age 18

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3RY-8VD

 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-01-09
Name of enslaved ancestor Willoby/Willoughty McWhite {Not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1817 South Carolina
Date of death and place of death Pee Dee Township, Marian County SC
Comments:
See story on PBS Channel "History Detectives" Season 10 Episode 9

1870 Census listed as "Willoughty Mcwhite" age 55 Husband Sire McWhite age 60

1882 still living




 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-01-08
Name of enslaved ancestor "Uncle" Mark "Doc" Thrash {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth December 25, 1820 Richmond Co VA
Date of death and place of death December 17, 1943 Walker Co GA
Comments:
Find A Grave memorial
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Thrash&GSfn=MArk&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=35045988&df=all&

 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-01-08
Name of enslaved ancestor Ike W. Gibbons {Not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1842 Florida
Date of death and place of death March 5, 1932 Jasper Florida
Comments:
Died at age 90.
See obituary March 11, 1932
http://hamiltoncountyflorida.wordpress.com/obituaries-for-hamilton-county/1932-obits-from-the-jasper-news/

 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-01-08
Name of enslaved ancestor "Aunt Chancey" Dancer {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1820 Florida
Date of death and place of death March 5, 1932 Jasper Florida
Comments:
Died at reported ages of 112-115!
See obituary of March 11, 1932
http://hamiltoncountyflorida.wordpress.com/obituaries-for-hamilton-county/1932-obits-from-the-jasper-news/

 

Name: TF <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2013-01-04
Name of enslaved ancestor Bose Ikard {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1843? Mississippi
Date of death and place of death Jan 4 1929 Texas
Comments:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Ikard&GSfn=Bose&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=8654&df=all&
 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-12-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Thomas MAson {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth North Carolina
Date of death and place of death Died OCt 17, 1832 Campbell CO VA
Comments:
served in American Revoltion
merreid to Elizabeth Ailstock {b1764-D.1854}
http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2011/summer/mason.html

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-12-20
Name of enslaved ancestor Jordan B Noble ( Not acnestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1800 Georgia
Date of death and place of death June 22, 1890 New Orleans
Comments:
Served as a drummer in War oF 1812, Seminole and Mexican Wars

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014381/1890-06-23/ed-1/seq-1/;words=Noble+Jordan?date1=1890&rows=20&searchType=basic&state=&date2=1890&proxtext=Jordan+Noble&y=6&x=7&dateFilterType=yearRange&index=4

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Noble&GSfn=Jordan&GSby=1800&GSbyrel=in&GSdy=1890&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=61371966&df=all&


 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-11-28
Name of enslaved ancestor Henry Walton Bibb {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth May 1815 Shelby County Ky
Date of death and place of death Aug 1 1854 Windsor Canada
Comments:
See Books Google for his autobiography Narrative of the life and adventures of Henry Bibb, an American slave . . . , published in 1850 in New York

http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=3786

 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-11-26
Comments:
Edward Coles of Va freed all 17 of his slaves in Illinois in 1819; later Illinois governor

Ref:pp.44-53 Sketch of Edward Coles: second governor of Illinois, and of the slavery ...
By Elihu Benjamin Washburne, Chicago Historical Society
1882

 

Name: T.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-11-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Edy {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1815 Edgehill Va
Comments:
Daugther of Fennel
Sold by Thomas Randolph to Edmund Bacon May 9, 1819

ref: 96-99 "Jefferson at Monticello..." 1862

 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-11-26
Name of enslaved ancestor MAria {Not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth Edgehill VA
Comments:
daugther of Isris of Edgehill Va sold by Thomas Randolph to Edmund Bacon Oct 3, 1819

Ref:>pp.96-99 "Jefferson at Monticello..." 1862

 

Name: T.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-11-08
Name of enslaved ancestor Silvia Dubois {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1766?
Date of death and place of death May 1888 Stoutsburg New Jersey
Comments:
Portrait at http://beforeitsnews.com/sports/2012/02/female-slave-as-boxer-the-remarkable-life-of-sylvie-dubois-1818583.html

Subject of 1884 biography: "Silvia Dubois: A Biografy of the Slav Who Whipt Her Mistres and Gand her Fredom"

Bio/Obituary at http://stoutsburgcemetery.com/stories/silviadubois.html and at http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85032490/1888-12-14/ed-1/seq-7.pdf


 

Name: T.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-11-03
Name of enslaved ancestor Sgt Isaac Hull {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1839 Suusex Co Delaware 1839
Date of death and place of death 1902
Comments:
http://www.civilwarnews.com/archive/articles/2012/oct/portrait-101202.htm
 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-10-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Emma Crockett of Alabama {not ancestor}
Comments:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7388762@N03/1927431186/in/pool-89293300@N00/
 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-10-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Luara Clark of Alabama {not ancestor}
Comments:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7388762@N03/1927431210/in/pool-89293300@N00/
 

Name: TF <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-10-24
Name of enslaved ancestor {Not ancester} Priscilla "Gar" {Johnson} Robinson
Date of birth and place of birth South Carolina
Date of death and place of death 1946
Comments:
Linnk of Interst

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20110624/PC1602/306249933

Dugther of John Johnson

 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-08-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Peter Hunt {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1844
Date of death and place of death 1915
Comments:
Link of interest
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots/stories/early-america/from-mulatto-slave-to-usct-soldier/#comment-3419

 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-08-30
Name of enslaved ancestor "Claydy"? {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1840 De Kalb Co Georgia
Comments:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVHG-MDD

"United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," A M Claydy, De Kalb county, De Kalb, Georgia
Owner's Name: A.M. Claydy
Residence: De Kalb county, De Kalb, Georgia
Gender: Female
Race: Mulatto
Age: 10 years
Calculated Birth year: 1840
Film number: 442899
Digital Folder number: 4191568
Image number: 00078
Line Number: 17
County: De Kalb
State: Georgia

 

Name: justicewaleford <justicewaleford@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-08-19
Name of enslaved ancestor Dan willis sr.
Date of birth and place of birth not known
Date of death and place of death fairfield tx 10/8/1942
Comments:
I would be grateful if you would help me find pictures
 

Name: justicewaleford <justicewaleford@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-08-19
Name of enslaved ancestor amanthawillis
Date of birth and place of birth not known
Date of death and place of death fairfield tx sept/28/1955
Comments:
if possible it would be wonderful to have a date of birth thank you
 

Name: justicewaleford <justicewaleford@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-08-19
Name of enslaved ancestor anderson willis
Date of birth and place of birth virginia 1800
Date of death and place of death fairfield;texas1915
Comments:
it would mean a great deal to me to find info on this man because he is my 5th great grandfather and i feel i should no more of him i would appreciate it if you could help me and my family with this guest thank you:)
 

Name: justicewaleford <justicewaleford@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-08-19
Name of enslaved ancestor anderson willis
Date of birth and place of birth virginia
Date of death and place of death fairfield;texas
Comments:
it would mean a great deal to me to find info on this man because he is my 5th great grandfather and i feel i should no more of him i would appreciate it if you could help me and my family with this guest thank you:)
 

Name: john harrold <jharrold_7@btinternet.com>
Date: 2012-08-18
Name of enslaved ancestor samuel carter
Date of birth and place of birth not known
Date of death and place of death date not known death in usa
Comments:
Dear sirs,

I am looking for my great great grandfather who was a freed slave. I am looking for anything that anyone has about him, eg. where he was born,his wife and children. I know of one so far and that was Thomas Carter my great grand father who ran away to sea and ended up here in Wales, which is part of the U.K.

I have most of the details of Thomas as he never returned to the U.S.A.

Any help that you can give me woulkd be appreciatted. It is possible that Samuel was working in Georgia as part of that area was owned by ex President Jimmy Carter's family in the early 1800's.

Thanks in advance.

John Harrold

 

Name: john harrold <jharrold_7@btinternet.com>
Date: 2012-08-18
Name of enslaved ancestor samuel carter
Date of birth and place of birth not known
Date of death and place of death date not known death in usa
Comments:
Dear sirs,

I am looking for my great great grandfather who was a freed slave. I am looking for anything that anyone has about him, eg. where he was born,his wife and children. I know of one so far and that was Thomas Carter my great grand father who ran away to sea and ended up here in Wales, which is part of the U.K.

I have most of the details of Thomas as he never returned to the U.S.A.

Any help that you can give me woulkd be appreciatted. It is possible that Samuel was working in Georgia as part of that area was owned by ex President Jimmy Carter's family in the early 1800's.

Thanks in advance.

John Harrold

 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-07-31
Name of enslaved ancestor John Punch {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth VA
Date of death and place of death VA
Comments:
Obama ancestory to slaves?
http://www.cincinnatibell.net/news/read.php?rip_id=%3CDA0BHHFO1%40news.ap.org%3E&ps=1018

 

Name: T. Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-07-24
Comments:
Link to African Americans in AMerican Revolution at

http://www.fold3.com/page/747_african_american_patriots_of_the/

 

Name: Eric Johnson <maurice11@comcast.net>
Date: 2012-07-21
Name of enslaved ancestor Peter Lowery
Date of birth and place of birth 1810, North Carolina
Date of death and place of death 1887 approx. , Nashville, TN
Comments:
Also Jane Lowery B. 1785 North Carolina, It may have been in TN before it was a state.
 

Name: Eric Johnson <maurice11@comcast.net>
Date: 2012-07-21
Name of enslaved ancestor Peter Lowery
Date of birth and place of birth 1810, North Carolina
Date of death and place of death 1887 approx. , Nashville, TN
Comments:
Also Jane Lowery B. 1785 North Carolina, It may have been in TN before it was a state.
 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-06-16
Name of enslaved ancestor Peter Hunt {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1844
Date of death and place of death 1915
Comments:
Former slave and member of USCT

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-585598

 

Name: T.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-06-05
Name of enslaved ancestor Sall {not ancestor}
Comments:
Reference only
mentioned in 1811 Will Tennessee
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=McDonald&GSiman=1&GScid=9178&GRid=44088762&

 

Name: Cheryl Adams <cecobxxooo@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-06-05
Name of enslaved ancestor William Jennings & Julia Kidd
Date of birth and place of birth 1848,1846-Olgethrope Georgia
Date of death and place of death Not Known
Comments:
William & Julia were my GGrand parents, need more info on them for family research
 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-06-04
Name of enslaved ancestor Nathan Hughes {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth Boubon County Ky
Date of death and place of death 1910 Kendall Co Illinois
Comments:
Former slave -member of the 29th USCT and GAR


 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-05-11
Name of enslaved ancestor Windham Carrey {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1740 Massachuestts ?
Comments:
Vol 3 Mass Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution Series .pp.141-142

Carrey, Winham. Boston. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce Continental army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780; age, 40 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 3 in.; complexion, negro; residence, Boston; arrived at Springfield July 2, 1780; marched to camp July 3, 1780, under command of Lieut. Daniel Frye of the artificers."

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-05-02
Comments:
received this email today:

*Bass Lane in Tensas Parish, LA*
>
> By:mable bateson<http://www.afrigeneas.com/admin_super/live.cgi?page=1;bid=10;md=profile;id=mable+bateson>
>
>
> Date: 5/1/2012, 7:39 pm
>
> Has anyone any information about Bass Lane located near or in Waterproof,
> Tensas Parish, LA?
>
> It may be an old name connected to Myrtle Grove Plantation which was also
> known as "The old Bass place".
>
> Two men listed on the 1890 Veterans Schedule are listed as living on Bass
> Lane. I am trying to identify the George Washingtons on that schedule and
> knowing where they lived would help.

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-05-01
Comments:
1860 Runaway Slave Notice Ripley CO MO
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/98504563/

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-05-01
Comments:
SLave Acution notice from ship Bance Island

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/98503865/

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-05-01
Name of enslaved ancestor Wilson Chinn {not ancestor}
Comments:
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/96524703/
 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-04-30
Comments:
Roots revealed website

http://rootsrevealed.blogspot.com/

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-04-30
Name of enslaved ancestor "Jethro" {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth Connecticut
Date of death and place of death Jan 1778 Valley Forge PA
Comments:
Served from Connecticut 1st division, Huntington brigade; 7th Connecticut regiment; Capt Stephen Hall Company

died Janaury 1778
No LASt name listed. Jethro is listed as having come from "Guilford, CT"

Ref:Valley Forge Muster Roll website ID CT33086

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-04-22
Name of enslaved ancestor Boston King {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth Charleston, South Carolina
Date of death and place of death Sierra Leone
Comments:
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6615
 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-04-22
Name of enslaved ancestor Boyrereau Brinch {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1742 West Africa
Date of death and place of death 1827 Poultry Vermont
Comments:
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/makingrev/war/text6/aframerbrinch.pdf
 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-04-21
Name of enslaved ancestor Washington family {not related}
Comments:
See http://www.wessyngton.com/

The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-04-14
Name of enslaved ancestor Slave survivors stories
Comments:
http://wva.homestead.com/Slave-Articles.html
 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-04-14
Name of enslaved ancestor Isaac Johnson {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1844 KY
Date of death and place of death 1905
Comments:
http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/johnson/johnson.html
 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-04-14
Name of enslaved ancestor Shadrack "buddie Shang" White {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1815 Virginia
Date of death and place of death March 28. 1912 Shelby CO ohio
Comments:
http://image2.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=White&GSfn=Shadrack&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=37&GScnty=2114&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=49635881&df=all&
 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-04-14
Name of enslaved ancestor Jacob "UNcle" Jane Jimerson (not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1820 VA
Date of death and place of death Sept 13 1904 Shelby CO OHio
Comments:
http://image2.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=121&GScid=40417&GRid=18527592&
 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-04-14
Name of enslaved ancestor John Louis Brown {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1839 Tennessee
Date of death and place of death 1931 Tennessee
Comments:
Great-grandfather of Lionel Richie

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=66488409

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-04-04
Name of enslaved ancestor Colonel Tye {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth Monmouth New Jersey
Comments:
Loyalist Africain American 1780

Genealogical record of the Corliss family of America: included ... some of ...By Augustus Whittemore Corliss

.p.263

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-03-28
Name of enslaved ancestor William Henry Nelson {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1844 Frankfort Ky
Date of death and place of death 1939 Fayette Co Ohio
Comments:
William Henry Nelson Co K 55th Massachusetts Infantry
member of GAR
Reported last member of Civil War Veterans Fayette CO Ohio
His picture appears on page 16 of Civil War Times magazine
June 2012

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-03-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Gabriel and Armenta Young {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1842 Ky and 1846 Ky
Comments:

According to Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Gabriel Young was a Pvt in "G" 5 U.S. Col'd H. Art'y

Gabriel Young married to Arminta Bruen parents of Col Charles Young

US Census 1880 Ripley, Brown County Ohio
Gabriel young age 38, drayman, birthplace ky
{both parents born Ky}
Armenta Young age 34 Keeping house, birthplace Ky
{Both parents born Ky
Charles Young age 16, drayman, Birthplace Ky
Both Parents born Ky}




 

Name: Mindy brown <sillydreamer64@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-03-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Rose Perritt (not ancester)
Date of birth and place of birth N/A
Comments:
In researching my family history i have found that they were slaves owners. This really disturbs me. In a will of Ann Perritt, one slave was named Rose. It states that there were 11 in all but this is the only name shown. This is williamsburgh S.C around 1825. I am hoping I will find out that Rose was freed from slavery.
 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-03-22
Name of enslaved ancestor William Morgan {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth Nov 19, 1844 Shelby Co Ohio
Date of death and place of death Dec 4, 1918 Sidney, Shelby Co Ohio
Comments:
Pvt Co G 27th USCT
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65498816

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-03-14
Name of enslaved ancestor John W Jones {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth June 22, 1817 Leesburg, Loudon Co VA
Date of death and place of death December 26, 1900 Elmira New York
Comments:
Slave of the Elzy family of Leesburg, Loudon Co Va
escaped North with 2 half brothers and two others 1843

See find a grave memorial 7423548

See The Elmira prison camp: a history of the military prison at Elmira, N.Y ...By Clayton Wood Holmes .pp.140-150

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-03-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Jerry and Eliza {not ancestors}
Date of birth and place of birth Kentucky 1817? {53 in 1870 Census}
Comments:
Jerome Bettis lineage
http://www.nbc.com/who-do-you-think-you-are/episode-guide/season-3/460306/jerome-bettis/episode-305/472049/

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-03-04
Name of enslaved ancestor Willie Tripp {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth Wake Co NC
Comments:
reported escape in 1820
http://www.nbc.com/who-do-you-think-you-are/photos/10011#item=227733

 

Name: T.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-02-20
Name of enslaved ancestor Benjamin Sullivan {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1878/79 Sedalia Missouri
Date of death and place of death 1938 King CO Washington State
Comments:
query at Genforum African American Forum
http://genforum.genealogy.com/aa/messages/2421.html

 

Name: T.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-02-20
Name of enslaved ancestor Benjamin Sullivan {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth Sedalia Missouri
Date of death and place of death King CO Washington State
Comments:
query at Genforum African American Forum
http://genforum.genealogy.com/aa/messages/2421.html

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-02-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Mrs. Bumber {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1769
Date of death and place of death 1872
Comments:
Sorry-previous find A grave entry has been erased

See
http://www.afrigeneas.com/forumd/index.cgi/page/1/md/luy1WuBj/id/24588

 

Name: T.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-02-12
Name of enslaved ancestor Mrs. Bumber {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1769
Date of death and place of death OCt 13, 1872 Kansas
Comments:
See Obituary notice at
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=84853158&PIpi=55572120

Her son was 75 years old in 1872!

 

Name: T.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-02-11
Comments:
Links of INterest:

Rumley, shelby Co Ohio founded by ex slaves-
http://sidneydailynews.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=239291&SectionID=97&SubSectionID=243&S=1


 

Name: Barb Hadley Edge <barb.edge@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-02-08
Name of enslaved ancestor Hester Pierson
Date of birth and place of birth Abt 1760, Yonkers,Westchester Co,N.Y.
Date of death and place of death 1840's,Yonkers,Westchester Co,N.Y.
Comments:
Hester Pierson was slave of my grt,grt,grt,grt,grt,grt grandfather William Hadley. William was large land owner Yonkers,N.Y and active in the Revolution. Hester was mentioned in Will of Wm hadley dated 1801,Yonkers. Hester was 'free colored' living in Yonkers by 1830 fed census. I believe her son was Peter Pierson,also a slave of Wm Hadley.
Peter is also free by 1830 census,in Yonkers. Hester living with her son Peter by 1840,Yonkers. They continued to live near the Hadley's. Hester is not on any 1850 census. Peter is still living (alone) in Yonkers by 1850 census,he is not on any further census.
The Hadley Farm House is still there,a national landmark. George Washington really did sleep there. I have documents discribing the slave quarters in the house. Also mentioned in the Will of Wm Hadley are other slaves in the household-Magdalene,Nicholas and a boy named Sam. I'm willing to share all my research with anybody with any ties to this Pierson family.

 

Name: T.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-02-01
Name of enslaved ancestor Charles Farrol {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1841 Georgia
Date of death and place of death July 1, 1876 Yuma Arizona
Comments:
born a Slave in Georgia
was a Union Soldier
Died Yuma Arizona

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84021912/1876-07-08/ed-1/seq-2/;words=Custer?date1=1876&rows=20&searchType=basic&state=&date2=1876&proxtext=Custer&y=12&x=17&dateFilterType=yearRange&index=2

The Arizona sentinel., July 08, 1876, Image 2
Col 5

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-02-01
Name of enslaved ancestor Jourdan Anderson (not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth Big Spring Tennessee
Date of death and place of death New York
Comments:
1865 letter from ex-slave Jourdan Anderson to former master who wrote to him to come back and work fo him;
Jourdan freed in 1864 by Union Army after working 34 years and mention of his wife Manndy also freed after working 20 years as slaves

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/letter-freed-slave-former-master-draw-attention-151653952.html

 

Name: T.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-01-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Mingo White {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1859 Burleson, Franklin CO Alabama
Comments:
1937 WPA interview with Mingo White
http://www.berylreid.com/DrueStories/HughNelson.html

{Not ancestor-but for reference anyway}

 

Name: T.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2012-01-08
Comments:
Bills farm, Boubon CO Ky {owned slaves} reference only

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=sh&GRid=15748933&

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-12-02
Comments:
Slave name database at
http://unknownnolonger.vahistorical.org/

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-10-14
Comments:
Link to freed slaves becoming Servants:
http://www.warrencarmack.com/MarshaRising/Ozarks%20Families/mcgary.htm

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-09-26
Comments:
Ex slaves newspaper links

http://wva.homestead.com/Slave-Articles.html

 

Name: Katie Webb <kate651@verizon.net>
Date: 2011-09-06
Name of enslaved ancestor Simon Boone
Date of birth and place of birth 1861
Date of death and place of death Nov 1946 - North Carolina
Comments:
According the 1930 United States Federal Census my grandfather was born in slavery.
 

Name: PF <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-08-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Gabriel Watkins {USCT} not ancestor
Date of birth and place of birth 1825 Alabama
Date of death and place of death 1905 Louisiana
Comments:
Not ancestor but link of interest:
http://www.afrigeneas.com/forum-reconstruction/index.cgi/page/1/md/read/id/1463/sbj/pension-deposition-widow-watkins/

Gabriel Watkins and widow Martha Green

 

Name: PF <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-08-21
Name of enslaved ancestor "Negro" Patience {not ancestor}
Comments:
Marraige of "Negro" Patience of Crawford Co Georgia?
 

Name: F. Geoffrey Johnson <gj@epins.com>
Date: 2011-08-19
Name of enslaved ancestor Cynthia Slaughter
Date of birth and place of birth C. 1931 South Carolina
Date of death and place of death c. 1920 Harmony, Mississippi
Comments:
Cynthia was a slave of Felix Slaughter of Neshoba County, MS. She was a mulatto and Felix was the father of her children, one being Alice Slaughter (married name Kirkland) my grandmother. Cynthia was my great grandmother. Don't know actual date of birth or death at this time. Relying on information from census and family oral history.
 

Name: MARY COLTON <MARYJEAN601@GMAIL.COM>
Date: 2011-07-23
Name of enslaved ancestor WASH AND WILLEANN JENKINS
Date of birth and place of birth SHUGUALAK,MS 1909 AND 1912
Date of death and place of death 1950 SHUGUALAK,MS
Comments:
MY GRANDFATHERS PARENTS.FROM NOXUBEE COUNTY
 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-06-16
Comments:
Link to 1864 Will Slave record inventory:
http://www.afrigeneas.com/forumd/index.cgi/page/1/md/read/id/24113/sbj/inventory-of-archelius-reynolds-estate-1864/

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2011-06-16
Name of enslaved ancestor David reynolds {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1820 VA
Comments:
US 1880 Census District 10, Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia

David Reynolds age 60 black "pauper" single both parents born Va

Head of house hold was given as Abbey POINTDEXTER age 30 born Va "Pauper" single black father born VA
relation given as "other"




 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-06-16
Comments:
See p.46; 55; 65 for story of Kendrick family {reference only} of National Geographic Vol 195 No 4 April 1999}
 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-06-11
Name of enslaved ancestor Pero Bicknell {not ancestor}
Comments:
"Bicknell, Pero, {colored}. Was a slave of the Bicknell family in Capt. Thomas Allin's Co., Col. Smith's Reg., 1781"

ref:
A history of Barrington, Rhode Island
By Thomas Williams Bicknell 1898 .p.379

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-05-24
Comments:
45th USCT Link:
http://www.lindapages.com/45/cw-45us.htm

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-05-24
Comments:
Saw this link of interest:
http://slumz.boxden.com/f87/vh1-rocdoc-50-cent-origin-me-50-traces-his-family-history-back-200-years-full-show-1550611/

rapper "50 Cent" traces family trees to South carolina

 

Name: joyce tyson <bct370@aol.com>
Date: 2011-05-14
Name of enslaved ancestor Margaret Lawes or Powell?
Date of birth and place of birth Meade County Kentucky
Date of death and place of death Princeton Indiana 1910
Comments:
Was on Sac (S.S.) Richardson plantation in Brandenburg Kentucky.
 

Name: joyce tyson <bct370@aol.com>
Date: 2011-05-14
Name of enslaved ancestor Margaret Lawes or Powell?
Date of birth and place of birth Meade County Kentucky
Date of death and place of death Princeton Indiana 1910
Comments:
Was on Sac (S.S.) Richardson plantation in Brandenburg Kentucky.
 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-05-11
Name of enslaved ancestor Loman {not ancestor}
Date of death and place of death California{?}
Comments:
Father of Sidney Loman {b.1880/1890-d.July 1981} of California who was a member of African American Boy Scout Troop # 420 of African American Bethel AME Church of San Diego which he helped Found in 1921!
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68849724

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-05-11
Name of enslaved ancestor Stephen Armstrong {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1820 Mississippi
Comments:
In US Census 1880 for Neosho, Cherokee Co Kansas:

Stephen Armstrong
born 1820 Mississippi
age 60
Occupation Farmer
Race Black
Married
Both Parents born in Georgia

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-05-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Richard Wilson {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth March 21, 1847 Wilkinson Co Miss
Date of death and place of death Nob 8. 1921 Jackson Mississippi
Comments:
Served as a Landsman In US NAvy April-July 1865
Grandfather of writer Richard Wright {1908-1960}
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42849366

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-05-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Nathan Wright {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1842
Date of death and place of death Nob 18, 1904 Roxie, franklin Co Mississippi
Comments:
PCt Company E 58th USCT
granfather of Richard Wright and brother of USCT soldier James Wright
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42849781

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-05-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Steve Armstrong {Not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth ?
Date of death and place of death ?
Comments:
Featured on PBS Antique Roadshow at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/201004A28.html
{Reference only}

a Cook on Buckhorn Plantation, Claiborne Co Miss
{His picture is one in upper right of large photograph}

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-05-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Steve Armstrong {Not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth ?
Date of death and place of death ?
Comments:
Saw this segment of Antiques Roadshow of Picture of Armstrong in question -note read futher down on discription
at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/201004A28.html

{reference only}

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-04-22
Name of enslaved ancestor John Sharper {not ancestor}
Date of birth and place of birth 1841 New York
Date of death and place of death 1866 New York
Comments:
Pvt John Sharper of the 14 R.I. C.H Artillery later the 11th Regiment US Colored heavt Artillery

http://www.afrigeneas.com/forum-military/index.cgi/page/1/md/read/id/5666/sbj/john-sharper-of-rhode-island/

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-04-18
Name of enslaved ancestor John Jack {not related but listed here for reference}
Date of birth and place of birth 1713 Africa
Date of death and place of death 1773 Massachuetts
Comments:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=JAck&GSfn=John+&GSiman=1&GScid=1962042&GRid=7751252&
 

Name: Pam Smith <PSmith30@aol.com>
Date: 2011-03-14
Name of enslaved ancestor matilda Lewis Threlkeld
Date of birth and place of birth 1799 - Albemarle Virginia
Date of death and place of death c. 1880
Comments:
Matilda is the grand niece of President Thomas Jefferson. Her father is Charles Lewis d. 1806 in Albemarle.
 

Name: Tony Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-03-05
Name of enslaved ancestor John Louis Brown
Comments:
Not my ancestor but was the great grandfather of Lionel Richie and founded of Knights of the Wide World a fraternal order 1879-1915

See Find A Grave Memorial number 66500304 {reference only-copyrighted}


 

Name: Tony Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-03-05
Name of enslaved ancestor Abram
Date of birth and place of birth unknown
Date of death and place of death unknown
Comments:
Although not ancestor, I came across this record of Abram Sold June 1 1812 by owner William Little Brown to a hatter John Lowry of Lexington Kentucky

see pp.102 and 107 of American historical magazine and Tennessee Historical Volume 7, Issue 2 By Peabody normal college, Nashville, Tennessee Historical Society 1902

This is the William Brown was son of Dr Morgan Brown
who was feautured on NBC "Who Do YOu Think You Are" of March 4, 2011 regarding Lionel Richie Ancestors


 

Name: Bennie L. Phifer III <blp3rd@fuse.net>
Date: 2011-02-01
Name of enslaved ancestor Henry HALL
Date of birth and place of birth Abt 1816 /
Date of death and place of death / Falmouth or Cynthiana, Kentucky
Comments:
Henry HALL, b: 1816, d: ?; resided in Falmouth and Cynthiana, Kentucky, married Lucinda HASMAN; Son, Gabriel "Gabe" HALL, b: 1858. Henry is my maternal great-great grandfather.

Researching the maternal side of my family: Which is the HALL'S of Falmouth (Pendleton County) & Cynthiana (Harrison County),Kentucky. My maternal great grandfather is Gabe (Gabriel) HALL (b: Abt 1858) married Amanda Bowers (b: Abt 1859), with 9 children: Marion, Warren, Thomas, Emma, Sarah, Sissy, Ida, Cora & LUCINDA.

LUCINDA HALL, (b: Abt 1889) married Charles COLEMAN SR, (b: Abt 1883)of Mt. Carmel (Abbeyville County), S.C., with 6 children: Mabel, Amanda, John, Charles Jr, William and BARBARA.

BARBARA COLEMAN, (b:1929), married Bennie Lee PHIFER Jr (b:1926/1929)of Arkadelphia (Clark County), Arkansas, with 4 children: BENNIE III, Loretta, Jeffrey and Michael.


 

Name: Bennie L. Phifer III <blp3rd@fuse.net>
Date: 2011-02-01
Name of enslaved ancestor Gabriel "Gabe" HALL
Date of birth and place of birth Abt 1858 /
Date of death and place of death November 10, 1917 / Falmouth, Kentucky
Comments:
Researching my maternal side of my family: Which is the HALL'S of Falmouth (Pendleton County) & Cynthiana (Harrison County),Kentucky. My maternal great grandfather is Gabe (Gabriel) HALL (b: Abt 1858) married Amanda Bowers (b: Abt 1859), with 9 children: Marion, Warren, Thomas, Emma, Sarah, Sissy, Ida, Cora & LUCINDA.

LUCINDA HALL, (b: Abt 1889) married Charles COLEMAN SR, (b: Abt 1883)of Mt. Carmel (Abbeyville County), S.C., with 6 children: Mabel, Amanda, John, Charles Jr, William and BARBARA.

BARBARA COLEMAN, (b:1929), married Bennie Lee PHIFER Jr (b:1926/1929)of Arkadelphia (Clark County), Arkansas, with 4 children: BENNIE III, Loretta, Jeffrey and Michael.


 

Name: Bennie L. Phifer III <blp3rd@fuse.net>
Date: 2011-02-01
Name of enslaved ancestor Caesar PHIFER/FIFER
Date of birth and place of birth Abt 1817 / S.C./N.C.
Date of death and place of death / Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Comments:
Researching the African-American PHIFER family and any related families from Arkadelphia, Malvern, El Dorado, Hot Springs, Pine Bluff & Little Rock, Arkansas or residing in Ashley, Garland, Jefferson, Hot Spring, Pulaski, Clark, Ouachita, Dallas and Union (Phifer & Fletcher's) counties of Arkansas, and the states of Michigan, Ohio, California, Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas, North and South Carolina.


The oral history that I am currently researching is that the PHIFER'S were slaves of a slaveholder named John Miller DOBY, who resided in Lancaster, South Carolina and owned property in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and Lancaster County, South Carolina. In 1855, DOBY sold his business(es) and land and moved to Arkansas. The PHIFER'S, along with the STEWART and STITT slaves and other surnamed slaves yet to be identified were transported from North/South Carolina to Arkansas. The DOBY family eventually settled in Clark County, Arkansas and built a town later known as Dobyville. If the information can be documented, it would provide a when and where the PHIFER, STEWART and STITT families came to be in Clark County, Arkansas.

My paternal great-great grandfather was CAESAR PHIFER/FIFER, born abt 1817 in either North/South Carolina, d: Between 1870 and 1880. Ceasar was married to Lucy PHIFER, b: Abt 1829 in Virginia and they had at least six (6) children: Robert, b: Abt 1840, ISRAEL, b: Abt 1841, Aaron, b: Abt 1859, Harriet, b: Abt 1862, John, b: Abt 1862, Caroline, b: Abt 1868.

My paternal great grandfather was ISRAEL PHIFER, born abt 1841 in either North/South Carolina, d: Between 1920 - 1930. On December 27, 1866 in Arkadelphia, (Clark County) Arkansas, Israel married Mariah McNEIL(L), b: Abt 1848, d: ?. Seven (7) children were associated with this marriage: Francis (female), b: abt 1868; Jonas; b: abt 1870, Ida; b: abt 1872, Thomas; b: abt 1873, Henry; b: abt 1874, James; b: abt 1875 & Isaac; b: abt 1879.

on March 18, 1894, in Arkadelphia (Clark County), Arkansas. Israel PHIFER/FIFER married Susie MEADORS, b: Abt 1866, in either North/South Carolina, d: Aft 1930. 5 children were associated with this marriage: Bennie (Sr), b: 11 Oct 1905, d: 03 Jun 1982, Troy, Ohio; Ree/Rukanikon ("Ree, "K"),b: 27 Apr 1898, d: 04 Feb 1980, Little Rock, Arkansas; John Wesley (J.W.), b: 12 Mar 1901, d: 01 Apr 1973, Little Rock, Arkansas; Velius ("V"), b: 12 Oct 1904, d: 19 Aug 1972, Little Rock, Arkansas; and Alberta/Elberta, b: abt 1903, d: ?, Michigan. Two additional children were associated with this marriage and believed to be children of Susie MEADORS prior to the marriage, due to their dates of birth and the date of marriage: Williams PHIFER, b: Aug 1886 in Arkansas, d: ?, Sarah An PHIFER, b: Aug 1891 in Arkansas. d: ?.

Different Documented Spellings of "Phifer" to date on official documents: Fefer, Feffer, Fhifer, Fifen, Fifer, Fiffer, Pfieffer, Pfeiffer, Pfifer, Phifer, Phiffer, Phiefer, Pheifer, Phipher, Phipper.


 

Name: Bennie L. Phifer III <blp3rd@fuse.net>
Date: 2011-02-01
Name of enslaved ancestor Israel PHIFER/FIFER
Date of birth and place of birth Abt 1841; N.C./S.C.
Date of death and place of death / Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Comments:
Researching the African-American PHIFER family and any related families from Arkadelphia, Malvern, El Dorado, Hot Springs, Pine Bluff & Little Rock, Arkansas or residing in Ashley, Garland, Jefferson, Hot Spring, Pulaski, Clark, Ouachita, Dallas and Union (Phifer & Fletcher's) counties of Arkansas, and the states of Michigan, Ohio, California, Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas, North and South Carolina.


The oral history that I am currently researching is that the PHIFER'S were slaves of a slaveholder named John Miller DOBY, who resided in Lancaster, South Carolina and owned property in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and Lancaster County, South Carolina. In 1855, DOBY sold his business(es) and land and moved to Arkansas. The PHIFER'S, along with the STEWART and STITT slaves and other surnamed slaves yet to be identified were transported from North/South Carolina to Arkansas. The DOBY family eventually settled in Clark County, Arkansas and built a town later known as Dobyville. If the information can be documented, it would provide a when and where the PHIFER, STEWART and STITT families came to be in Clark County, Arkansas.

My paternal great-great grandfather was CAESAR PHIFER/FIFER, born abt 1817 in either North/South Carolina, d: Between 1870 and 1880. Ceasar was married to Lucy PHIFER, b: Abt 1829 in Virginia and they had at least six (6) children: Robert, b: Abt 1840, ISRAEL, b: Abt 1841, Aaron, b: Abt 1859, Harriet, b: Abt 1862, John, b: Abt 1862, Caroline, b: Abt 1868.

My paternal great grandfather was ISRAEL PHIFER, born abt 1841 in either North/South Carolina, d: Between 1920 - 1930. On December 27, 1866 in Arkadelphia, (Clark County) Arkansas, Israel married Mariah McNEIL(L), b: Abt 1848, d: ?. Seven (7) children were associated with this marriage: Francis (female), b: abt 1868; Jonas; b: abt 1870, Ida; b: abt 1872, Thomas; b: abt 1873, Henry; b: abt 1874, James; b: abt 1875 & Isaac; b: abt 1879.

on March 18, 1894, in Arkadelphia (Clark County), Arkansas. Israel PHIFER/FIFER married Susie MEADORS, b: Abt 1866, in either North/South Carolina, d: Aft 1930. 5 children were associated with this marriage: Bennie (Sr), b: 11 Oct 1905, d: 03 Jun 1982, Troy, Ohio; Ree/Rukanikon ("Ree, "K"),b: 27 Apr 1898, d: 04 Feb 1980, Little Rock, Arkansas; John Wesley (J.W.), b: 12 Mar 1901, d: 01 Apr 1973, Little Rock, Arkansas; Velius ("V"), b: 12 Oct 1904, d: 19 Aug 1972, Little Rock, Arkansas; and Alberta/Elberta, b: abt 1903, d: ?, Michigan. Two additional children were associated with this marriage and believed to be children of Susie MEADORS prior to the marriage, due to their dates of birth and the date of marriage: Williams PHIFER, b: Aug 1886 in Arkansas, d: ?, Sarah An PHIFER, b: Aug 1891 in Arkansas. d: ?.

Different Documented Spellings of "Phifer" to date on official documents: Fefer, Feffer, Fhifer, Fifen, Fifer, Fiffer, Pfieffer, Pfeiffer, Pfifer, Phifer, Phiffer, Phiefer, Pheifer, Phipher, Phipper.


 

Name: debbie nelson <debnelson@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-01-30
Name of enslaved ancestor emma blunt
Date of birth and place of birth apr 1850
Date of death and place of death jul 1880
Comments:

Was my 2nd great grand mother believed to have been a slave. Married to my 2nd great grand father jack gallory. Died at the State Prison in Henrico, virginia (age 35). I'm african American and can't get anymore info about her. She is the mystery in the Galloway Family tree.

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-01-15
Name of enslaved ancestor None-but would like to add name Richard Wilson
Date of birth and place of birth 1847 Mississippi
Date of death and place of death 1921 Jackson Mississippi
Comments:
Landsman Richard Wilson US NAvy
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Wilson&GSmid=46565936&GRid=42849366&

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-01-15
Name of enslaved ancestor None-but would like to add name Richard Wilson
Date of birth and place of birth 1847 Mississippi
Date of death and place of death 1921 Jackson Mississippi
Comments:
Landsman Richard Wilson US NAvy
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Wilson&GSmid=46565936&GRid=42849366&

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-01-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Voices from Slavery
Comments:
Voices from Slavery
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-01-15
Name of enslaved ancestor None-but would like to add name Shadrack "Buddie Shang" White
Date of birth and place of birth 1815 Virginia
Date of death and place of death March 30, 1912 Shelby County Ohio
Comments:
Resident of "Lacyburg" Shelby County Ohio
From Find a Grave Contributer 36744121
Shadrack's death certificate lists hisplace of rest as the shelby County Infirmary Cemetery, and his parents as Aaron and Vice (Brown) White, both natives (as Shadrack) of Virginia

See also Shelby County Historial Society newsletter February 1997

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-01-15
Name of enslaved ancestor None-but would like to add name "Uncle Ned" Lee
Date of birth and place of birth Virginia
Date of death and place of death January 25, 1908 Miami County Ohio
Comments:
One of the Randolph Slaves
Had a daugther Mrs Nick Carter
Short biography in James Raynor's "The First Century of Piqua" {1916} .p.209.

 

Name: P.Fazzini <phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2011-01-15
Name of enslaved ancestor None-but saw this obitaury notice Mississippi Winn
Date of birth and place of birth 1898 La
Date of death and place of death 2011 Shrevport La
Comments:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110115/ap_on_re_us/us_obit_winn
 

Name: Damita <growingroots07@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-07-21
Name of enslaved ancestor Charity Richardson
Date of birth and place of birth 1796 KY
Date of death and place of death Jun 1902
Comments:
Charity was my 3greatgrand-mother she was a slave to the Richardson family in or around Meade Co. KY and she was also a midwife. Charity also had 11 children of her own,I've located two Benjamin F. Scott (My 2greatgrand-father) b.1838-1840 and Amy Scott. Charity states in a narrative that she worked for The Sims family also either in Ky or IN
 

Name: Damita <growingroots07@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-07-21
Name of enslaved ancestor Charity Richardson
Date of birth and place of birth 1796 Ky
Date of death and place of death Jun 1902 Harrison Co. IN
Comments:
Charity Richardson (aka-Aunt Charity) was my 3greatgrand-mother she was a Slave to the Richardson Family in Meade Co.KY I also read a narritive and she also mentions working for The Sims family (either in KY or In)Charity was also a mid-wife and had 11 children of her own. I've only been able to locate two of her children Benjamin F. Scott b.1838-1840 in KY and Amy Scott. That's all the info I have on her.
 

Name: Damita <growingroots07@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-07-20
Name of enslaved ancestor Charity Richardson
Date of birth and place of birth 1796 Ky
Date of death and place of death Jun 1902 Harrison Co. IN
Comments:
Charity Richardson (aka-Aunt Charity) was my 3greatgrand-mother she was a Slave to the Richardson Family in Meade Co.KY I also read a narritive and she also mentions working for The Sims family (either in KY or In)Charity was also a mid-wife and had 11 children of her own. I've only been able to locate two of her children Benjamin F. Scott b.1838-1840 in KY and Amy Scott. That's all the info I have on her.
 

Name: Damita <growingroots07@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-06-22
Name of enslaved ancestor Charity Richardson
Date of birth and place of birth Jan 1796 Meade Co. KY
Date of death and place of death 1902 Harrison Co. IN
Comments:
Hi,
I recently found that my 3gGrand-Mother Charity Richardson (mother of 11) from Meade Co. Ky was a slave and midwife to her owner and his kin. There was mention of the name Richardson(never a first name)and the Sim's family that she worked for. I've been unsuccessful in finding these families,any advice on how to go about finding out about her owner? If so please HELP. Thanks in advance Damita



 

Name: Renee Ball Rodriguez <baltimoreb@juno.com>
Date: 2010-05-06
Name of enslaved ancestor Clayton Ball
Date of birth and place of birth 1854 Cold Hill Farm, Chester Gap Fauquier County, Virginia
Comments:
My great grandfather Clayton Ball, was a slave of John Hite Downing of Cold Hill farm, Chester Gap, Fauquier County Virginia, in 1854. His bith is registered in the Fauquier county Registry of Births and Deaths.
 

Name: Teresa Whitfield Farris <tracydolls@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-04-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Jenette Wallace
Date of birth and place of birth Louisiana 1850
Date of death and place of death Louisiana 1925
Comments:
Jenette Wallace was born to Patrick and Chaney Wallace in Richland Parish, LA 1850
 

Name: Richard D.Folden <rdfoldensr@aol.com>
Date: 2010-03-18
Comments:
i am looking for my grandmother family that is/was from south carolina. where i don't know,her name was Ida Storks,she cmae to Cincinnati,Ohio,late,1921,gave birth to my mother in 1922,we would love to find some of her kinfolks,i am 63 yrs. old i would love to leave my chidren some history of our ANCESTORS.
 

Name: barbara b. tomblin <barb8936@msn.com>
Date: 2010-03-07
Comments:
I have the names of many african american slaves who escaped to Union navy gunboats or other vessels 1861-1865.They were known as contrabands and many of the able bodied men enlisted in the navy. Also the names, but no death dates or information, on other persons of color who served on Union Navy vessels.
 

Name: Lydia Davis <lydia850@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-02-14
Name of enslaved ancestor Clark Petty aka Lemmon Peddy
Date of birth and place of birth 1825 Tennessee
Date of death and place of death 1917 Lincoln, Oklahoma
Comments:
Civil War veteran
 

Name: Tiana Reeves <tianar@shawneecc.edu>
Date: 2009-10-21
Name of enslaved ancestor Kate BROWN
Date of birth and place of birth Mississippi or Oklahoma
Date of death and place of death Oklahoma
Comments:
My grandmother Josephine Brown was born in Arkansas. My greatgrandmother Kate Brown may have beeen born in Mississipi or Oklahoma.
 

Name: Andrea McDonald <southjerseygenealogy@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-10-01
Name of enslaved ancestor Benjamin Farmer
Date of birth and place of birth ca 1764 Gloucester County, New Jersey
Date of death and place of death 1808, Gloucester County, New Jersey
Comments:
Benjamin Farmer attended school in Gloucester County, NJ, receiving an award for penmanship in 1779. He was considered to be of good moral charcacter and served as an indenture to Isaac Ward after being freed.

He was approximately 44 years old when he died. His estate was left to the keeping of Lydia Farmer, presumed to be his wife or daughter.

 

Name: Yusufs. Hasan <yusufhasan@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-08-17
Comments:
I am in the process of compiling family member names and will submit them at a later date. I am very appreciative that someone has developed a website dedicated to assisting Africans in America find their formerly enslaved family members.
 

Name: Yusufs. Hasan <yusufhasan@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-08-17
Comments:
I am in the process of compiling family member names and will submit them at a later date. I am very appreciative that someone has developed a website dedicated to assisting Africans in America find their formerly enslaved family members.
 

Name: Jean Cook <jeancook@aol.com>
Date: 2009-02-22
Name of enslaved ancestor Serilda Seymour
Date of birth and place of birth abt 1818, Kentucky
Date of death and place of death not known
Comments:
Serilda (spelled in various documents as Zarilda, Crilda, Cerellda, etc., this being the most commonly used)was born about 1818, according to the 1870 census, on 1 Sep 1870, in Nicholasville, Jessamine, Kentucky, where she and her husband, Nathaniel Seymour (also found spelled as Seymore and Seamore), age 60, of whom I will tell more later, and their daughter Mattie, age 13. Nathaniel was a Grist Mill Hand at that time.

The earliest record of Serilda is in the 1844 will and 1848 codicil of James Martin, who named her and numerous other slaves in leaving them to various descendants of his. In 1854 she is named in a court document made when a dispute is settled concerning the ownership of herself and her mother and siblings. It seems that at the time of Martin's death, they were in the possession of a William Scott who had thought he owned them but had no proof. He settled with five of Martin's grandchildren for $1300 and retained ownership of "Izzy a negro woman slave about 39 years of age and her children Dick, Burt, Charley, Zerilda, Sophrona, Booth, Isabella, and an infant male child about one year old."

Nathaniel and Serilda obtained a Declaration of Marriage stating that they had been married for "about 30 years"

We know from family records and transfers of deeds of property that Nathaniel and Serilda had four sons before their daughter Mattie: William, Charles, Nathaniel, and Dillard.

Although Nathaniel Sr. was a free person of color as early as 1824, Serilda and her children remained slaves until after the Civil War.

In 1847, Nathaniel Sr. provided his daughter, Fanny, with manumission, explaining in the court document that he had purchased her from a David Searce in a neighboring county when she was an infant. The information in that court document provided the needed information for us to obtain a bill of sale dated 1824. Nathaniel Sr. had actually purchased both Fanny and her mother, Louisa. In 1840, Nathaniel Sr. is on the Federal Census as the head of a family of free persons of color. There are two women, one the right age to be Louisa and another the right age to be either his or her mother. There are also 4 sons and 4 daughters.

On the 1850 Census Fanny is found married to another free man of color. We know this is our Fanny because her three sisters are living with them and their surname is Seymour. She and her husband also had a baby son at that time.

I do not know yet whether Nathaniel Sr. was born free or gained freedom himself.

 

Name: quoVadis <qvdswright@aol.com>
Date: 2009-02-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Armistead,william henry
Date of birth and place of birth charles city county,va.
Date of death and place of death after 1925
Comments:
listed in Mag.of Va.Geneaology volume 35,winter 1997,no.1 as a run away from wm.m.Harrison plantation and showed up at Downey Farm as an indigent freedmen-two Armistead ladies were with him from the same plantation-Cornelia and Alice,priscilla Webb,another relative is on this list also published by a mrs Goudry in this magazine.
 

Name: Denise Gilchrist <gilie99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-01-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Jerry Boyd
Date of birth and place of birth c1820, Trigg Co.,Kentucky
Date of death and place of death 1880-1890,Trigg Co., Kentucky
Comments:
Jerry Boyd (b. circa 1820) and his wife Jemima Boaz (b. circa 1840)were my great-great-great grandparents. I have not been able to find any information on their deaths. I think they both may have died in Wallonia, Trigg County, Kentucky where they were living in 1880
 

Name: Denise Gilchrist <gilie99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-01-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Ellen Gilchrist
Date of birth and place of birth 1840, Unknown
Date of death and place of death after 1880, North Carolina
Comments:
Ellen Gilchrist is my great-great grandmother. She was owned by the same slave owner as Andrew. Her mother, Mary, was born about 1808 and she also owned by Angus Gilchrist's family. There is a family story that tells of the slave owners calling them to the big house to tell them that they were now free.
 

Name: Denise Gilchrist <gilie99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-01-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Andrew Gilchrist
Date of birth and place of birth 1838
Date of death and place of death early 1870s, North Carolina
Comments:
My great-great grandfather was Andrew Gilchrist. His mother had the last name of Melinda Belt (b. c 1810) in the 1870 census. His brothers were Henry (b. 30 May 1823-d. 28 Sep 1892) and David D. Gilchrist (27 Oct 1847-d. 19 Apr 1883). He was owned by Angus Gilchrist and his descendants of North Carolina. My uncle was told by one of the descendants of the Gilchrist owners that the Gilchrist men were known to have sex with their slaves. I am through Andrew's second son.
 

Name: Denise Gilchrist <gilie99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-01-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Rachael Porter
Date of birth and place of birth c1824, Unknown
Date of death and place of death 24 Dec 1881, North Carolina
Comments:
Rachael was the wife of Joe Sephas Porter. I know nothing of her life before or during slavery.
 

Name: Denise Gilchrist <gilie99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-01-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Joe Sephas Porter
Date of birth and place of birth c1800, Africa
Date of death and place of death 2 Apr 1878, North Carolina
Comments:
I was told that my my great-great grandfather was born in Africa and was captured when he was 9 years old. The story goes that while living in African he was learning to become a medicine man. Joe was last owned by a Dr. J. S. Porter of North Carolina. My great-great grandfather purchased his freedom by making medicines for the doctor's practice. He was in the process of purchasing his wife and 5 children (Joseph C., Mathew/Mack, Wright, John, and Maryanne) when the civil war broke out and emancipation was declared.
 

Name: Denise Gilchrist <gilie99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-01-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Jane Calvert
Date of birth and place of birth Dec 1842, Virginia
Date of death and place of death 9 Feb 1921, Princeton, Kentucky
Comments:
The Calvert family who were originally from Baltimore, Maryland and descendants of Lord Baltimore's younger brother decided to move west. On their way they stopped in Virginia for a time. During that stop they purchased my great-great-great grandmother Jane. They continued moving west and settled in Kentucky.
 

Name: Kia Hall <bra_kia@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-21
Name of enslaved ancestor Rebecca Bolden Hall
Date of birth and place of birth Unknown
Date of death and place of death Duval County,FL
Comments:
Rebecca identifies her former owner in a military affidavit when she filed for the penshion benefits of her deceased husband.
 

Name: Kia Hall <bra_kia@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-21
Name of enslaved ancestor James Hall
Date of birth and place of birth Unknown
Date of death and place of death Duval County,FL
Comments:
My great grandfather is a Civil War Veteran. According to a military affidavit,he had several owners.
 

Name: Kia Hall <bra_kia@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-21
Name of enslaved ancestor Patsey Edgerton
Date of birth and place of birth Unknown
Date of death and place of death North Carolina
Comments:
My grandmother told me her grandmother was a slave of the Edgertons in NC. She and husband Isham are listed in "Marriages of Freedmen in NC/County By County" Vonetta White
 

Name: Margaret Carlson <mjcarls@iserv.net>
Date: 2008-01-09
Name of enslaved ancestor Isabella Mc Coy Guess
Date of birth and place of birth Oklahoma or Miss
Date of death and place of death Oklahoma
Comments:
She was owned, as was her mother, by Billy McCoy. On the 1860 census he owned several slaves includin the mother and
daughter who were given to him as a wedding present in Indain Territoty. We are told that Mrs McCoy was the daughter of a Robert Shields. It seems to me that there should be some document or deed that went along with this gift. Does anybody know where such a recoed could be found?
This is a great site

 

Name: Theodora E. Maxwell Johnson <tjohnson666@msn.com>
Date: 2008-01-04
Name of enslaved ancestor Nettie Grant
Date of birth and place of birth 1855 Hancock, GA
Date of death and place of death 12 Feb 1934 Atlanta, GA
Comments:
Nettie Grant Panion knew the name of her slave owner as called him "Dr. Carlton." As a young child, one of her duties was to fan flies at meal time; a difficult task for her.

I have researched the 1860 US Federal Census-Slave Schedules and have found a significant match of a black female about 5 years of age listed among the possessions of Joseph B. Carlton, a physician whose home was in Athens, Clarke, GA.

It is also possible that other immediate relatives of my great grandmother may also be listed among the possessions.

On the death certificate of Nettie Panion, my great grandmother, my grandmother was asked the name of her father and mother. She listed her father as Vince Grant and her mother as Matilda without a maiden name.

Nettie Panion was cared for by my grandmother until she died at her home. I have found cemetary records of my great grandmother's burial site at South View Cemetary in Atlanta, GA.

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2007-11-19
Name of enslaved ancestor Lewis Martin {not ancestor}
Comments:
Served Co C/29th USCT
for Photo see http://www.afrigeneas.com/forum-military/index.cgi?page=2;read=4428
Warning-Graphic Photograph-he lost a hand and foot

 

Name: i lewis <tikichild@aol.com>
Date: 2007-10-09
Name of enslaved ancestor Brooks, Duraney
Date of birth and place of birth Louisiana
Date of death and place of death Louisiana
Comments:
First name may have been spelled differently, Could be Ranie, Lourany,
 

Name: Deborah <nijade39@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-06
Name of enslaved ancestor Reuben Tyler/ Thomas slave names
Date of birth and place of birth Virginia
Date of death and place of death Could have been in Kentucky Gainesville
Comments:
Reuben Tyler/Thomas was his slave name after the Civil war {at that time he was 35 yrs old} he changed his last name to Trice after a professor Trice a School Teacher that he admired. Reubens wifes name was Lucy.
 

Name: Jane Hardin <chardin24@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-07-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Delia Pegues Davis
Date of birth and place of birth 1856, Oxford, MS
Date of death and place of death 25 Nov 1937, Holly Springs, MS
Comments:
Delia ia part of the Enslaved Ancestors exhibit that travels the US. Her short story is exhibited & her picture is included on a picture quilt.

She is the last person on the Davis/Pegues family to be born a slave. The slaves were freed before she had to work in the fields, however.

 

Name: Carol D. Johnson <carold913@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-07-05
Name of enslaved ancestor Addison Morgan
Date of birth and place of birth Sept 12, 1822
Date of death and place of death June 1, 1906
Comments:
Addison Morgan was a civil war hero. through he was born into slavery. this did not control his life or stop him from achieving all that he desired. he is my Great-Great maternal Grandfather. born in Boone county Kentucky to Barnabus and jane morgan. i know they were very proud of him. he raised a family of 12 children with his wife leah Taylor. Addison is honored on the wall of the United states colored troops of the civil war in Washington DC
 

Name: Deirdre Mitchell Bueche <deirdrebueche@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-06-17
Name of enslaved ancestor Georgiana Young Avendorph
Date of birth and place of birth 1 Sept 1845 Mobile, Alabama
Date of death and place of death 25 May 1925 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Comments:
Georgiana was my Great Grandmother on my father's Melville E. Mitchell, side.
Georgiana was 15yrs in 1860 at the begining of the civil war.
When she opened a Freedman's bank account in August of 1869
she stated that both her parents were dead and that she had a brother Lewis Young and a sister Clara Battell.
She married Louis A Avendorph of St. Croix in Mobile 30 Nov. 1865 and had Ada Lou 1861, Julius N. 1866-8, Erinia 1871, Lewis Jr. 1875-6. The family moved to Chicago in 1885, where she died 25 May 1925. Her Death Certificate was signed by her daughter Erina and although she said both of her parents were born in Alabama on the 1920 census the death certificate says her fanter's name was Gomez and the 1910 census says her father was born in Spain. I you are related or have info about any of the above please contact me. Thank you.

 

Name: Deirdre Mitchell Bueche <deirdrebueche@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-06-17
Name of enslaved ancestor Maria Louisa Storm Avendorph
Date of birth and place of birth Fredericksted, St. Croix, Danish West Indies
Date of death and place of death unknown
Comments:
Maria Louisa was owned by Madam Rabe in Fredericksted, St. Croix, Danish West Indies now the US Vigin Islands.
She had a relationship with Andreas Avendorph who was the Law enforcement officer of the city. He freed her on 25 february 1809 which was confirmed by certificate on 9 Aughust 1819. Their child, Andrew Louis Avendorph was born in 1807 in Frederiksted and died there in 1842 after marrying Erinia Matilda Nelthropp Maria Louisa Storm was the daughter of N. Storm MD. If you are related please contact me. Thank you

 

Name: Deirdre Mitchell Bueche <deirdrebueche@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-06-17
Name of enslaved ancestor Erina Matilda Nelthropp Avendorph
Date of birth and place of birth 1810 Frederiksted, St. Croix, Danish West Indies
Date of death and place of death 1847 Fredericksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Comments:
Erina is my Great Great Grandmother on my fathers side.
She was the daughter of George Nelthropp. Her freedom was purchased. Her mothers name is unknown but may be found in records on St. Croix. She married andrew louis Avendorph in 1833 and had four sons, George L born 1810, Julius N boarn 1844, Henry John B born 1840, and my great grand father Louis Andrew born 1842 all born in Frederiksted St. Croix. If you are related please contact me. Thank you

 

Name: Deirdre Mitchell Bueche <deirdrebueche@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-06-17
Name of enslaved ancestor georgiana young
Date of birth and place of birth 1 Sept 1845 Mobile, Alabama
Date of death and place of death 25 May 1926 Chicago,cook, Ill
Comments:
Georgiana is my great grandmother.
She married in Mobile Alabama 30 Nov 1865 Louis A Avendorph B. 1842 Danish West Indies.Died 6 Dec 1901 Kankakee, Ill.

 

Name: Francene Vincent <Francenepisces@AOL.com>
Date: 2007-05-08
Name of enslaved ancestor Joshua Smoot
Date of birth and place of birth November 8, 1833, Madison, Virginia
Date of death and place of death May, 2, 1907, Christian County, Kentucky
Comments:
Joshua Smoot was born November 8, 1833, in Madison, Virginia according to his Civil War Pension File. Joshua Smoot lived in Christian County, Kentucky before and after the Civil War. Joshua Smoot was a private in the infantry, Company D, 16th Regiment, United States Colored Troops. Joshua was on Company D's muster-in roll in Clarksville, Tennessee, from December 24, 1863 thru February 1866. On April 30, 1866 Joshua was muster-out in Nashville, Tennessee and was last paid on February 28, 1866. The records show he was due $21.20 and his book number was 447530. Joshua lost his canteen and was charged 65 cents. Joshua was about 30 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, dark complexion, hair and eyes. Joshua married Sallie Dade in 1866 in Chrisitian County, Kentucky and was divorced March 25, 1876. Joshua and Sallie had no children. Joshua married Hester Ann Hall on September 7, 1876. Joshua and Hester Ann Hall had two (2) children, Edith born 1883 and Porter born 1888. Joshua was a land owner. Joshua bought 4 acres from Ben Cox and his wife Jane. The deed was dated July 16, 1869, for $150.00. Joshua died May 2, 1907. Joshua Smoot was confined to his room and bed and died without a physician during his last illness. Hester died June 12, 1929. Hester ws receiving $30.00 a month as a pensioner at the time of her death. The land was sold to a Mr. Evans Dillard on January 1, 1908. Joshua Smoot was the brother of my great grandfather Moses Smoot. The father of Joshua is unknown but his mother's name was Mariah. Mariah was on the 1870 census listed as 53 years old. Mariah is assumed to have died between 1870 - 1880.

All of this information is from the Civil War Pension File of Joshua Smoot and Hester Ann Hall Smoot and the two (2) land deeds.

 

Name: Barnetta McGhee White <wrendancer@aol.com>
Date: 2007-03-08
Name of enslaved ancestor Robert McGehee
Date of birth and place of birth 1822- North Carolina
Date of death and place of death 1900/03 Granville county, NC
Comments:
The wife of Robert McGehee was Caroline Littlejohn and they were parents of nine children (Frank, Fannie, Amanda, David, Isabella,Frederick, Alexander, Thomas and Mollie), all of whom were born enslaved from 1840/42 until the youngest born in 1865. All of their names can be added to the list because their lives were researched and recorded in my books. See my Web Site:
http://hometown.aol.com/wrendancer/
My mother's father, Griffin Fountain (1858-1919) was also enslaved, as well as his wife, my mother's mother, Jane Woody (1860-1934)

 

Name: Josephine Keyes <jo_keyes@verizon.net>
Date: 2007-03-07
Name of enslaved ancestor Missouri Lassiter
Date of birth and place of birth 1951, Murfreesboro, NC
Comments:
Missouri married Horatio Weaver and had:
Missouri Belle, Lucy, Pauline, Mariah, Josephine, Elisha, Horatio, George, Nat. The family migrated to Capron, VA. My greatgrandmother is Missouri Belle.

 

Name: Joel Burt <AnneMDe@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-02
Name of enslaved ancestor Joel Burt
Date of birth and place of birth Abt 1804
Comments:
My 3X great grandfather Joel Burt was most likely a slave in North Carolina, freed befor 1825. Would like to find out more about him.
 

Name: Bosia kaShaka Zulu <bosiazulu@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-01-17
Name of enslaved ancestor Ntonga Zulu
Date of birth and place of birth Circa 1816
Date of death and place of death Virginia
Comments:
We know that my great great, grandfather was born in KwaZulu, S.A., and was sent to England along with approximately fifty Fasimba (Youth brigade) sent to Britain to learn European technology by uShaka kaSenzangakhona Zulu. These youth were to return to build an industrial society. They are spoken of in AmaZulu history and the returnees are known as Sengibuye unomphela of which I am a part of. We would like to locate any descents of this group who were brought circa 1830
 

Name: Patricia Thompson <Pianopmt@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-12-23
Name of enslaved ancestor James May(e)s
Date of birth and place of birth approx 1850 in S.C.
Date of death and place of death 5-09-10 in Greenville S.C.
Comments:
I have been researching for the parents and/or siblings of James May(e)s aka Mr. Jim. Also spelled Maise on the 1900 census of Gantt Township S.C. Also need information on my ggrandmother Harriett (Sherman) Mayes born approx 1848-50. Her parents were Joseph & Maria(h) Sherman. Maria(h) was born in VA per census records of 1870 Gantt Greenville Co. S.C. They had 9 children of record, the firstborn in 1870. I have family history from James to the present. But I need slave information and/or cohabitation records for my ggrandparents. Anything prior to Civil War has been very difficult to trace. I have been looking since 1975 with no results prior to 1870. There has to be something somewhere. Maybe they were freemen but I was always told they were slaves. If that were so, which plantation were they living and who was the plantation owner? Please help me. \\\Pat of Cleveland Hts Ohio
 

Name: linda edwards <kianawolf_1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-11-24
Name of enslaved ancestor rees
Date of birth and place of birth 01-08-1955
Date of death and place of death not
Comments:
edwards
 

Name: Anna Williams <bwilliams137@cinci.rr.com>
Date: 2006-11-03
Name of enslaved ancestor John Napier or Nappier
Date of birth and place of birth born 1842 in Alabama
Date of death and place of death died around 1914 in Madison county Alabama
Comments:
I think he was on John WS Napiers plantation in Morengo County Alabama and ended up on John S Napiers plantation in Lawrence County Alabama. He settled in Madison County Alabama starting in 1870. He was my ggrandfather. Thank you Anna
 

Name: lachelle <pollaauntbo@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-10-23
Name of enslaved ancestor Caleb Wheat
Date of birth and place of birth 1845 Kentucky
Date of death and place of death 1913 Henry co. Kentucky
Comments:
My 5x Great grand father fought with the 122nd U.S colored infantry in the civil war.. Pleas added his name to the list. Thank you this would be an honor
 

Name: caleb brunson <brunson119@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-08-15
Name of enslaved ancestor james jackson
Date of birth and place of birth 1844 sumter sc
Date of death and place of death 1906 sumter sc
Comments:
his father allston jackson was a slave but his father bought the family freedom. when he entered the civil it
was with his given name and his last name his father had
chosen still doing research to see what plantation were
orginally from

 

Name: Lynn Morgan <plmorgan@memphis.edu>
Date: 2006-07-18
Comments:
Doing research for a descendant of Isaih Harris of Mississippi.
 

Name: keith kemp <captonmidnight58@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-16
Name of enslaved ancestor henderson kemp
Date of birth and place of birth 1835 alabama
Date of death and place of death mississippi
Comments:
i am trying to locate my great grandfather
 

Name: William Butler <wweb208@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2006-07-02
Name of enslaved ancestor Isac (Ike-Issac) Butler
Date of birth and place of birth 1835-1840 Georgia
Date of death and place of death 1928 Alabama
Comments:
Ike was my Great-great-grandfather was according to information and records he was married to Merila and Rebecca. Last names and dates of both are unknown. He is listed in the 1880 census and several before that but I can find no record of his birth or marriages, or mother and father.
 

Name: Ida O'Neal-Reed <idreed@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-06-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Samuel Winn
Date of birth and place of birth 1845. MS
Date of death and place of death Unknown
Comments:
Census MS 1880 ED 61, p. 55-MS
Census: MS 1900 ED 82; Sheet 18
Colored Marriages in Adams County, MS Batch M516698, v. 18-19 1866-1870

Still Searching

 

Name: Denyce Porter Peyton <dpwrp05@cinci.rr.com>
Date: 2006-06-08
Name of enslaved ancestor Maria Borah
Date of birth and place of birth abt. 1812, Ohio County, Kentucky
Date of death and place of death August 8, 1876, Butler County, Kentucky
Comments:
Slaveowners were Jacob Borah and George M. Borah of Butler County, Kentucky
 

Name: eric mitchell <ejmsr1456@ameritech.net>
Date: 2006-06-07
Name of enslaved ancestor Alex Mitchell
Date of birth and place of birth 1868 Louisiana
Date of death and place of death 1920 Louisana
Comments:
I look forward to connecting,with my complete family.
 

Name: Tonya Lockett-Smith <lockett@sutterhealth.org>
Date: 2006-03-13
Name of enslaved ancestor SHERMAN, FLETCHER, CUE, POOLE, MOTLEY, JONES, WILLIAMS, JACKO, PETTUS, LAFFERTY, SHEARN, LIGON
Date of birth and place of birth ~
Date of death and place of death ~
Comments:
I am researching over 12 lines of ancestors who were enslaved. My ancestors lived in Richmond and La Grange, Texas, St. Mary's Parish, LA, Laurel MS.

Thank you!

Tonya

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2006-03-13
Name of enslaved ancestor BRICE, {surname}
Date of death and place of death February 1870 Bastrop Co Texas
Comments:
Murdered by Western Outlaw WIlliam P. Longley
Longley is also alleged to have killed a black woman as well
Note the above is not an ancestor of mine but I am writing this down so he can be inclused in register as well

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2006-03-13
Name of enslaved ancestor Evans, Green (Last/First name}
Date of death and place of death 20 Dec 1868 {Bell Co Texas?}
Comments:
Ex-slave Murdered by Texas Outlaw William P. Longley.
The victium is not an ancestor on mine but I am writing this down so he can be noted on ISDSA register.
See Handbook of Texas online on William P. Longley

 

Name: Carolyn Warfield <warfieldcarolyn@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-09
Name of enslaved ancestor Several
Date of birth and place of birth Kentucky
Date of death and place of death Kentucky
Comments:
Doing genealogical research currently to piece together family stories. I am very much interested in your organization and glad that you exist.
 

Name: Jerlynn Haile <pineteck@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-13
Name of enslaved ancestor George W Smitherman
Date of birth and place of birth Feb, 1849 North Carolina
Date of death and place of death 1921, North Carolina
Comments:
George Washington Smitherman/ Smotherman <br>was my ggrandfather. I found him in Georgia at age 23 working on a farm (free) Head of House hole was Peter Smith age 22, 5 single men from age 16 to 23. <br> <br>He was also found in 1880, married to Josephine Smitherman, Josephine has 14 children 12 living at this time. Josephine was Indian word of mouth through the family. My grandfather Jiles was between 4-6 years old. <br> <br>I am looking for GW's mother and father, sisters & brothers. Can you help us with our search? <br> <br>Thanks <br>Jerlynn Haile
 

Name: Imani Pamoja <akiniisi@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-01-31
Name of enslaved ancestor Austin Malone
Date of birth and place of birth 1844 - Texas San Anders/Milam?
Date of death and place of death Unknown
Comments:
My great-great grandfather,Austin Malone was married to Polly Malone who was born in Alabama about 1840. My grandfather-Joshua Malone was born in 1865, and he was married to Mary Malone who was born in 1868. My father-Aron Malone was born in 1900, and my
mother-Carrie Hill-Malone was born in 1905(both born in Texas).

 

Name: Brenda Blake <blively6@cox.net>
Date: 2006-01-03
Name of enslaved ancestor Lewis Doctor Lively
Date of birth and place of birth Virginia 8/1851 - 1854
Date of death and place of death Hampton VA 9/9/1937
Comments:
This is my first time coming to this site. Keep up the good work. I will return with my Grandfather's information.
Thank You

Brenda Lively Blake

 

Name: AllPeople <soaptalk@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-19
Comments:
Listed below are links to additional sites
that have discussions on topics of Mixed-Race.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MGM-Mixed
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FGM-Mixed

 

Name: AllPeople <soaptalk@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-19
Comments:
Listed below are links to additional sites
that have discussions on topics of Mixed-Race.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MGM-Mixed
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FGM-Mixed

 

Name: rae mitchell <rae5@netzero.com>
Date: 2005-10-24
Name of enslaved ancestor 'clarisy' classy murphy
Comments:
all i know is she was from duplin co nc magnolia,she may have had a daughter named joephine murphy.she may have been owned by the strickland family.this is my brother in laws family so iam kinda blind going into this.any help please.rae mitchell
 

Name: merletta lue <lueorlando@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-09-27
Comments:
searching for him
 

Name: Floyd Egbert Skeete <floyd.skeete@rst-sintmaarten.org>
Date: 2005-08-24
Name of enslaved ancestor SKEETE
Date of birth and place of birth ??????
Date of death and place of death ??????
Comments:
I would just like to know where my family roots came from
 

Name: Laura S. Wickstead <laura.wickstead@roanokeva.gov>
Date: 2005-08-04
Comments:
Hello ISDSA Members:

I am the librarian for the Virginia Room of the Roanoke Public Libraries, Roanoke, VA. We have a strong collection for Virginia history and genealogical research. I am creating several programs for African Americans doing family history research. On October 1, 2005, we will hold "Kindred Roots: Finding African and Native American Ancestors". Another program will be specifically for individuals who want to join lineage societies. I would like to correspond with any interested ISDSA members to learn more about the Society and for inclusion in a Lineage Society day at the library in 2006.

Thank you.
Laura Wickstead

Laura S. Wickstead, Librarian
Roanoke Public Libraries
Virginia Room
706 S. Jefferson St.
Roanoke, VA 24016
PH: 540-853-2073

 

Name: Renee Smith <hrsmith45@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-31
Name of enslaved ancestor Harriett Potter, formerly Harriett Bates
Date of death and place of death date unknown, place of death Manchester, KY (Clay Co.) Buried same place
Comments:
Harriett was born c. 1838. She lived in Manchester, KY (Clay Co.). She was taught to read and write by her mistress. She died in the mid 1930's and is buried in Clay Co. We honor her for her spirit of strength and perserverance. We honor her for her intelligence and wisdom. We honor her for the contributions she made to our family, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the nation.
 

Name: Freddie M. Bennett <jazz@peedeeworld.net>
Date: 2005-07-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Daniel Singleton
Date of birth and place of birth Aug. 1855 South carolina
Date of death and place of death 3-14-1932 Sumter South Carolina
Comments:
Daniel Singleton was my great grandfather.I'm still looking for information on his wife Susannah Singleton. When Daniel died he was a widow.
Also, still looking for information on Elizabeth, Johnny and Dolly Singleton.

Any help will be appreciate.

Thank you
Freddie M. Singleton-Bennett

 

Name: Freddie M. Bennett <jazz@peedeeworld.net>
Date: 2005-07-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Daniel Singleton
Date of birth and place of birth Aug. 1855 South carolina
Date of death and place of death 3-14-1932 Sumter South Carolina
Comments:
Daniel Singleton was my great grandfather.I still looking for information on his wife Susannah Singleton. When Daniel died he was a widow.
Also, still looking for information on Elizabeth, Johnny and Dolly Singleton.

Any help will be appreciate.

Thank you
Freddie M. Singleton-Bennett

 

Name: Freddie M. Bennett <jazz@peedeeworld.net>
Date: 2005-07-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Daniel Singleton
Date of birth and place of birth Aug. 1855 South carolina
Date of death and place of death 3-14-1932 Sumter South Carolina
Comments:
Daniel Singleton was my great grandfather.
 

Name: Tori Looks Twice <torilookstwice@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-07-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Mary Marshall-Thiebold
Date of birth and place of birth November 11, 1858, Macon County, Georgia
Date of death and place of death 1959 at the age of 101
Comments:
I am conducting a search for my great grandmother, Mary Marshall-Thiebold (the name of her slave master). She was born into slavery on a plantation located in Macon County, Georgia. She subsequently had 14 children while on that plantation. In an article, she remembered doing "all sorts of work except plowing..." And she use to make syrup.

Anyway, my mother cherished great-grandmother "Mary" and I would like to find as much information about her as I can for my Mom, who is "up in age."

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Please feel free to contact me at the following email address: torilookstwice@earthlink.net

Respectfully, Tori

 

Name: Mechelle Brown <www.mechelleb@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-16
Name of enslaved ancestor Hattie (Teal)
Date of birth and place of birth Mid 1800's San Augustine, Texas
Date of death and place of death Wellington, Kansas
Comments:
Hattie had a son by her slave-owner (name unknown). They lived in San Augustine, Texas. He made arrangements for Hattie and her son Sherman Tecumseh Teal to relocate to Wellington, Kansas in the late 1800's. Sherman owned the first barbershop in the state of Kansas according to their local newspaper. Fair-skinned, Sherman often passed as white.
 

Name: Mechelle Brown <www.mechelleb@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-16
Name of enslaved ancestor Hattie
Date of birth and place of birth San Augustine, Texas
Date of death and place of death Wellington, Kansas
Comments:
My great-grandfather was Sherman Tecumseh Teal. His mother's name was Hattie. Sherman was a product of a slave-owner and slave. His father arranged for the mother and son to be relocated from San Augustine, Texas to Wellington, Kansas in the late 1800's. Sherman owned the first barbershop in the state of Kansas. Fair-skinned, he often passed as white as did his son, Wendell Phillip Teal.
 

Name: lillian johnson <MSLKJOHNSON>
Date: 2005-07-13
Name of enslaved ancestor helms
Date of birth and place of birth abbieville ala
Date of death and place of death al
Comments:
former slaves born henry county children george jeff jack
 

Name: LILLIAN JOHNSON <mslkjohnson@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-07-13
Name of enslaved ancestor curt barnes
Date of birth and place of birth ala
Date of death and place of death ala
Comments:
former slaves henry county ala wife rose helms
 

Name: Tori Looks Twice <torilookstwice@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-06-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Mary Marshall-Thiebold
Date of birth and place of birth November 11, 1860 - Macon County, Georgia
Date of death and place of death About 1950, Hartford, Connecticut
Comments:
Mary Marshall-Thiebold was my great grandmother. She was born a slave and subsequently freed. She left Georgia and migrated to Connecticut where she married and became "Mary Butts."
 

Name: Tori Looks Twice <torilookstwice@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-06-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Mary Marshall-Thiebold
Date of birth and place of birth November 11, 1860 - Macon County, Georgia
Date of death and place of death About 1950, Hartford, Connecticut
Comments:
Marcy Marshall-Thiebold was my great grandmother. She was born a slave and subsequently freed. She left Georgia and migrated to Connecticut where she married and became "Mary Butts."
 

Name: VIVIAN BROWN <VFAITH1@AOL.COM>
Date: 2005-04-22
Name of enslaved ancestor ALICE PERRY
Date of birth and place of birth APRX 1840/NC
Comments:
tHIS IS MY GREATMOTHER i WAS TOLD BY BY GRANDMOTHER ELIZABETH GIBBS NEWKIRK WHO WAS BOR 12/25 1868 THAT HER MOTHER ALICE WAS A SLAVE SHE HAD 13 CHILDREN AND MY GRANDMOTHER WAS THE YOUNGLEST.I WAS TOLD SHE DIDN'T KNOW HER SIBLINGS BECAUSE THEY WERE SOLD BEFORE SHE (MY GRANDMOTHER) WAS BORN.
 

Name: mmugu <mmugu@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-04-13
Name of enslaved ancestor mmu
Date of birth and place of birth mmguu
Date of death and place of death mgguu
Comments:
mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu mmugu
 

Name: Jane Hardin for husband, Curtis Hardin <chardin5@midsouth.rr.com>
Date: 2005-04-09
Name of enslaved ancestor Alfred
Date of birth and place of birth 5/1833 Monroe Co., KY
Date of death and place of death between 1906 & 1910; Marshall Co., KY
Comments:
The 20 Sep 1830 will of Joseph Hardin & the 16 Apr 1839 dower of Mary K. Monroe Hardin's listed their slaves being divided between the family members. Thomas J. Hardin at about 6 yr. inherited Alfred. As Alfred became a man, he was hired out to other farms/plantations. The annual reports show: 1844, $75.00; 1845, $50.00; 1847, $37.50.
Alfred was married twice to: 1868 Isabella Moore, and 1884 Lucy. In the following Marshall Co., MS Educable Children's list, Alfred is listed as the guardian; 1906 & 1910.

 

Name: Jane Hardin (spouse) for Curtis Hardin <chardin5@midsouth.rr.com>
Date: 2005-04-06
Name of enslaved ancestor Alfred
Date of birth and place of birth 5/1833 Monroe Co., KY
Date of death and place of death after 1906 & before 1910; Marshall Co., MS
Comments:
Alfred was listed in the will of Joseph G. Hardin in Holly Springs, Marshall Co., MS 20 Sep 1830, and in the dower of Mary K. Monroe Hardin's 16 April 1839. The slaves were divided between family members, and Thomas J. Hardin at about 6 yrs. inherited Alfred. Thomas was a Col. in the Confederate Army, but there is no reference to any slaves he took with him. Annual Reports of money Alfred mades as a hired slave was: 1844 - $75.00; 1845 - $50.00; 1847 - $37.50.
Alfred was married twice: in 1868 to Isabella Rogers and they had 5 children; in 1884 to Lucy Thornton and they had 8 children.
Alfred is listed in the 1906 Marshall Co., MS Educable Children's list as a guardian, and then was not listed in the 1910 federal census.
There is a Hardin Family Reunion held every 1-2 yrs. in various parts of the country. Most of the descendants are from Robert "Son" Hardin and Jimmy Harden family's.

 

Name: twpyhr <!@#>
Date: 2005-03-23
Comments:
t h a n k s
twpyhr

 

Name: Jewel Ausby Lowe <JAUSBYSR1@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-09
Name of enslaved ancestor Geo Ausby/Ousby
Date of birth and place of birth 1830 Halifax County, NC
Date of death and place of death Aft 1893 Halifax County, NC
Comments:
Thank you for your efforts to bring alive what is ours to have.
 

Name: Linda Chambers <lchambers123@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-03-05
Name of enslaved ancestor Eulalie Aucoin
Date of birth and place of birth unknown
Date of death and place of death unknown
Comments:
I am looking for information about my great great great grandmother and her family. They were black loyalists from the Nova Scotia, city unknown. Their daughter Emily married in Louisiana, Ascesion parish to John Allen. Thanks for allowing me to post.
 

Name: Marcia Witt <witt_k@firn.edu>
Date: 2004-11-29
Name of enslaved ancestor "Aunt Aggy"
Date of birth and place of birth ca 1820-1830 Bedford Co, Va
Date of death and place of death after 1866 Bedford Co, Va
Comments:
"Aunt Aggy" was a slave from East India (Caribbean).
"Aunt Agy" "knew herbs" and folk medicine.
During the Civil War, Aunt Aggy was sent to Richmond, Virginia to nurse and care for the wounded soldiers.
She lived with the family of William Lockett Wilkerson and Keziah S. Musgrove, Peaks of Otter region of Bedford Co, Va.
Contributor: Marcia Witt 7991 West Lake Drive West Palm Beach,Fla 33406

 

Name: Marcia Witt <witt_k@firn.edu>
Date: 2004-11-29
Name of enslaved ancestor "Uncle George" George Patterson
Date of birth and place of birth ca 1815 Bedford Co, Va
Date of death and place of death after 1866 Bedford Co, Va
Comments:
"Uncle George" Patterson was 6"4" tall. He wore a patchwork coat of many colors made by Keziah S. Musgrove, wife of William Lockett Wilkerson of Peaks of Otter region Bedford Co, Va. Uncle George's wife preferred to wore in the field
with a plow and mule than work in the house. Her name may have been Clarissa. She was a large woman. During the Civil War Uncle George took all the horse of william Lockett Wilkerson and hid them in the mountains at the Peaks of
Otter so the Union troops advancing on Liberty (Bedford) would not take them. That is how Uncle George saved the stable of William Lockett Wilkerson. Uncle George could carry 500 lbs of iron up the mountain from a wagon he was unloading down on the road. He use to play and wrestle with Hugh Brown Wilkerson the son of William Lockett Wilkerson and Keziah S. Musgrove. After the Civil War he chose to remain with the family.
Contributor:
Marcia Witt 7991 West Lake Drive West Palm Beach, Fla 33406

 

Name: Brenda Kincaide <bjkincaide@juno.com>
Date: 2004-11-27
Name of enslaved ancestor edward english
Date of birth and place of birth dec 1831 - Franklin County Va
Date of death and place of death May 12, 1904 Jonesburg, Montgomery County MO
Comments:
Owner: Smith Name of wife: Lucinda Smith
Member of US Colored Troups

 

Name: Brenda Kincaide <bjkincaide@juno.com>
Date: 2004-11-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Lucinda English
Date of birth and place of birth Dec 1838, Franklin County Va
Date of death and place of death Aug 18 1916 Missouri
Comments:
Owner - Smith Maiden name Smith. Wife of Edward English
Great-great-grandparents.

 

Name: Brenda Kincaide <bjkincaide@juno.com>
Date: 2004-11-27
Name of enslaved ancestor edward english
Date of birth and place of birth dec 1831 - Franklin County Va
Date of death and place of death May 12, 1904 Jonesburg, Montgomery County MO
Comments:
Owner: Smith
 

Name: Eleanor Mire <ecmire2aol.com>
Date: 2004-10-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Frederick Randolph
Date of birth and place of birth 1862 Petersburgh, Virginia
Date of death and place of death March 2, 1927 Malden, Massachusetts
Comments:
Son of William Randolph and Martha Jasper Randolph of Petersburgh/Richmond dates unknown
Known brothers Sandall, Munroe, Freedmans Bureau state 8 brothers 6 sisters.

 

Name: Michael S Gillis <gillisms@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-10-19
Name of enslaved ancestor Adam Hurt
Date of birth and place of birth about 1820 Georgia
Date of death and place of death before 1880 Georgia
Comments:
Adam Hurt was my great great great grandfather and the slave of J. Joel Hurt of Oglethorpe County, Georgia.
 

Name: Pamela Pickett <PAM8225@msn.com>
Date: 2004-10-16
Name of enslaved ancestor Isaac Oliver
Date of birth and place of birth 1858
Date of death and place of death 1927
Comments:
I would like to become a member of your organization. I have traced my ancestor back to slavery and I have the documents to prove it!
 

Name: aj neal III <cari_white@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-10-09
Name of enslaved ancestor eli neal
Date of birth and place of birth georgia
Comments:
married lizzie turner of arkansas
 

Name: Pamela J. Pickett <PAM8225@msn.com>
Date: 2004-08-28
Name of enslaved ancestor Bryant Pickett
Date of birth and place of birth 1849
Date of death and place of death April 9,1927/Bullock County ,Ala.
Comments:
I want to become a member. I have a pedigree chart, but I don't have a document saying that my enslaved ancestor was a slave. I do have an interview(10-2002) from a family friend that was 98 years old that said my ancestor was a slave and who owned him. I would like to have your assistance in helping me to find a document saying my ancestor was a slave.
 

Name: laura lee sledge holmes taylor <laurat1941@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-05
Name of enslaved ancestor harriet thompson/william thompson sledge
Date of birth and place of birth sardis mississippi /june 8,1864
Date of death and place of death sardis'missippi
Comments:
harriet thompson,was my gt.gt.gd.mother,my gt.gd.father was her son who father was william sledge a slaveowner. i would like to find out more information on harriet thompson,who was her mother,father where did they come from.i think harriet was born in maryland.i would appreciate any information you can provide or suggestion . my aunt who is 89 years young remember,s harriet.she has helped me with some of the fact,s thank you laura
 

Name: Imani Pamoja <akiniisi@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-06-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Austin Malone
Date of birth and place of birth 1844 San Augustine, Texas
Comments:
I am not sure of my great grandfather's date of death or the exact location.
 

Name: Jhon Leach <jjr811@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2004-06-13
Comments:
Well my grandfather is James Leach and he is still living and his father was Earl Leach I really dont know much but if you know anything about Leach Slaves is Texas or in Oklahoma please e-mail me
 

Name: Jonna Ellison <earthmagik@myway.com>
Date: 2004-05-18
Name of enslaved ancestor James Brown
Date of birth and place of birth 1810-1815 ky.
Date of death and place of death after 1880 rowan county ky
Comments:
I have been unable to find any info about James or his wife Charlotte Brown except they were both born into slavery as were thier children,some of thier children were sold at birth.
 

Name: Brenda Hardin <southerngirl1654@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-27
Comments:
I think what you are trying to do is wonderful,since there are not to many websites that have information on common blacks in history. I have been trying to do research for a book that I and relatives are trying to write. The only information we have is that of our great grand. But trying to research some of her accounts are very had when looking on genealogical sites. Hopefully yours will flourish with tons fo information from and for others.
 

Name: Doris Thomas <m2me55412@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-04-24
Name of enslaved ancestor Eva Butler Williams
Date of birth and place of birth unknown
Date of death and place of death unknown/Rolling Fork, Mississippi
Comments:
Too much is unknown, and I fear it just will never be known by us. That is why for me family is very important.
 

Name: Lucy M. Shepherd <takel2@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-22
Name of enslaved ancestor Prince Shepherd
Date of birth and place of birth 1858, 1927
Date of death and place of death Florence, Stewart County, GA.
Comments:
Shepherd, Wiley, Martin, Crowell, Hendry

My Grandfather William Joseph Shepherd, was born September
4, 1880, in the former Shepherd slave quarters where his father and other ancestors were enslaved by the family of Colonel William Smyth Shepherd and his mother Anne Elizabeth Shepherd of Columbus Georgia.The Plantation was located in the small town, Florence, Georgia where two Shepherd brothers built their plantations

I have through death certificates,and other documentation
have verified his father Prince Shepherd, my g-grandfather also named Prince Shepherd (b. 1858, and died in Florence in 1929)wife Frances Evans (Jackson). Likewise, from his death certificate, I was able to go back another generation and verify G-grandfather, also named Prince born in 1818 (1903), in Georgia- wife Sallie Hendry (1838-1904).

Grandfather William Joseph Shepherd migrated to Iowa, in 1905, to work in the Coal Mines, in Buxton, Iowa. When the Mines closed he moved the family to Des Moines, Iowa, where he died in May 14, 1944.


I have researched the slaveholder’s of my Shepherd ancestors, Colonel William S. Shepherd, of Columbus, GA, his sister Sarah Shepherd (Fewellen), and mother Anne Elizabeth Smythe Shepherd, of Columbus, Georgia.Colonel Shepherd’s father, Dr. Albert H. Shepherd, built his plantation in the 22 district of Stewart County, Georgia – the town called Florence. The Plantation was simply called
“Shepherd’s Plantation, and in early 1836, was attack by the Creek Indians. It’s almost certain that Prince was among the slaves living on the Plantation at the time of the attack. Moreover,the Colonel’s uncle, Edward Thompson Shepherd, was a slaveholder, who owned a number of slaves too, and built his Plantation in Stewart County, right
Outside of Florence, “near the road leading to Eufaula, Alabama.

My grandfather grew up in the former slave quarters with his siblings. He married his childhood playmate, Mary Louise (Wiley) Martin, whose father and mother were also slaves born in Alabama, and subsequently was brought to the area of Oglethorpe County, and later the township of Omaha, Georgia, County seat Lumpkin where many of my Martin/Wiley descendents live Martin Slave ancestry began with Grandmother, Mary Louise (Wiley) Martin – Shepherd.
Her father Clark Martin, was born on the plantation of slaveholder also named Clark Martin, (1848-1927. Grand-mother Lucy Wiley’s (1850, 1921), parents, my G-g-g-grandparents,Charles and Mariah Wiley,were slaves first
in Alabama,later in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Grandmother, Mary Louise Martin their first child,
was born November 11, 1883, in Alabama. They were brought to Stewart County, Georgia, living in Omaha,Georgia where the family share-cropped with the Fitzgerald family who is likely to have owned Clark and Lucy at the close of the war, though unable to verify at this time. However, my grandmother spoke many times of the long time relationship with her parents and the Fitzgerald family members.

I continue to work every day researching, attempting to discover where the African named Prince – the progenitor of my Shepherd ancestors came from. According to grandfather, he was African and was brought to GA as a child. I believe it is now possible to find the records that will provide me this information. I have so far, been able to support and verify many of my enslaved ancestors of whom both my grandparents, William Joseph Shepherd and Mary Louise (Wiley) Martin-Shepherd spoke of so much when
I was a child. However,I am stuck with Clark’s mother Lue (Lou)Crowell, i.e. Lucinda, Sallie Hendry (Shepherd), wife of Prince, who was born in 1818 wife.






 

Name: Lucy M. Shepherd-Porter <takel2@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-22
Name of enslaved ancestor Prince Shepherd
Date of birth and place of birth 1818, Stewart County, Florence, Georgia
Date of death and place of death 1927, Stewart County, Florence, Georgia
Comments:

Shepherd, Wiley, Martin, Crowell, Hendry

My Grandfather William Joseph Shepherd, was born September
4, 1880, in the former Shepherd slave quarters where his father
and other ancestors were enslaved by the family of Colonel
William Smyth Shepherd and his mother Anne Elizabeth Shepherd
of Columbus Georgia. The Plantation was located in the small town,
Florence, Georgia where two Shepherd brothers built their plantations

I have through death certificates, and other documentation
have verified his father Prince Shepherd, my g-grandfather also named Prince Shepherd (b. 1858, and died in Florence in 1929)
wife Frances Evans (Jackson). Likewise, from his death certificate, I was able to go back another generation and verify G-grandfather, also named Prince born in 1818 (1903), in Georgia- wife
Sallie Hendry (1838-1904).

Grandfather William Joseph Shepherd migrated to Iowa, in 1905, to work in the Coal Mines, in Buxton, Iowa. When the Mines closed he moved the family to Des Moines, Iowa, where he died in May 14, 1944.


I have researched the slaveholder’s of my Shepherd ancestors, Colonel William S. Shepherd, of Columbus, GA, his sister Sarah
Shepherd (Fewellen), and mother Anne Elizabeth Smythe Shepherd,
of Columbus, Georgia. Colonel Shepherd’s father, Dr. Albert H. Shepherd, built his plantation in the 22 district of Stewart County, Georgia – the town called Florence. The Plantation was simply called
“Shepherd’s Plantation, and in early 1836, was attack by the Creek
Indians. It’s almost certain that Prince was among the slaves living
on the Plantation at the time of the attack. Moreover, The Colonel’s uncle, Edward Thompson Shepherd, was a slaveholder, who owned a number of slaves too, and built his Plantation in Stewart County, right
Outside of Florence, “near the road leading to Eufaula, Alabama.

My grandfather grew up in the former slave quarters with his siblings.
He married his childhood playmate, Mary Louise (Wiley) Martin, whose father and mother were also slaves born in Alabama, and subsequently was brought to the area of Oglethorpe County, and later
the township of Omaha, Georgia, County seat Lumpkin where many
of my Martin/Wiley descendents live

Martin Slave ancestry began with Grandmother, Mary Louise (Wiley) Martin – Shepherd.


Her father Clark Martin, was born on the plantation of slaveholder
also named Clark Martin, (1848-1927). Grand-mother Lucy Wiley’s (1850, 1921), parents, my G-g-g-grandparents, Charles and Mariah Wiley, were slaves first in Alabama, later in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Grandmother, Mary Louise Martin their first child, was born November 11, 1883, in Alabama. They were brought to Stewart
County, Georgia, living in Omaha, Georgia where the family share-
cropped with the Fitzgerald family who is likely to have owned Clark
and Lucy at the close of the war, though unable to verify at this time.
However, my grandmother spoke many times of the long time relationship with her parents and the Fitzgerald family members.

I continue to work every day researching, attempting to discover where the African named Prince – the progenitor of my Shepherd
ancestors came from. According to my grandfather, he was African
and was brought to GA as a child. I believe it is now possible to
find the records that will provide me this information.

I have so far, been able to support and verify many of my enslaved
ancestors of whom both my grandparents, William Joseph Shepherd
and Mary Louise (Wiley) Martin-Shepherd spoke of so much when
I was a child. However, I am stuck with Clark’s mother Lue (Lou)
Crowell, i.e. Lucinda, Sallie Hendry (Shepherd), wife of Prince, who
was born in 1818 wife.






 

Name: Lucy M. Shepherd-Porter <takel2@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-22
Name of enslaved ancestor Prince Shepherd
Date of birth and place of birth 1818, Stewart County, Florence, Georgia
Date of death and place of death 1927, Stewart County, Florence, Georgia
Comments:
My Grandfather William Joseph Shepherd, was born September
4, 1880, in Florence, Stewart County, GA. From his death
Certificate, Census Records et., I have verified that his father Prince Shepherd, my g-grandfather also named Prince
Shepherd (b. 1858,and died in Florence in 1929. Likewise,
from his death certificate, I have now verifed g-grandfather Prince, I., who was born in 1818, in Georgia.

I have also researched the slaveholder's famiy Colonel William S. Shepherd, of Columbus, GA, of whom my grandfather
spoke of as being the "owners" of his family, and of which
the former slave quarters is where he was born. Additionally, my grandmother Mary Louise (Wiley) Martin - Shepherd's parents Clark Martin and Lucy Wiley were born
slaves. I have been able to secure documentation which
verifies the enslavement of her father, Clark Martin (1848-1927); Lucy Wiley Martin (1858).

I continue to work every day on my research, in order to
verify where the first Prince, of whom my grandfather
spoke of often, and claimed was born in Africa.

I have so far, been able to support and verify my enslaved
ancestors my grandfather spoke of so often when I was a child

 

Name: Gabrielle Moore <berrynice2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-04-11
Name of enslaved ancestor Nimrod Nesbitt
Date of birth and place of birth circa 1832 South Carolina
Date of death and place of death 6 Oct 1900 South Carolina
Comments:
This man was the son of James Nesbitt Esquire but was given to the son of James Nesbitt, Niles Nesbitt.
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-03-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Loise (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1839 Harris County Texas ?
Comments:
Bought by State of Texas for sale of back taxes
She was fomerly owned by C. W. Basset.
See website of Texas State Library & Archives Commission
See entry "Slavery-Sale of ten-year-old Loise, 1849"

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-03-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Liley (not ancestor)
Comments:
Residnet of Houston, Harris Co Texas from 1842
Petion for emancipation Nov 1, 1847
She was fomerly owned by Cynthia Ewing.
See website of Texas State Library & Archives Commission
See entry "Slavery-Petion of Emancipation of Liley, 1847"

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-03-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Mack Smith (not ancestor)
Comments:
Slave Of Galveston Texas-served in Texas Volunteer Army.
See website of Texas State Library & Archives Commission
See entry "Africian Americans at San Jacinto"

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-03-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Thomas Stevens (not ancestor)
Comments:
Slave Of Galveston Texas-served in Texas Volunteer Army.
See website of Texas State Library & Archives Commission
See entry "Africian Americans at San Jacinto"

 

Name: vianca barajas <chulamami_04@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-18
Comments:
can you help me find my antcestors
 

Name: Jessica Collay <funkymunky@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-17
Name of enslaved ancestor unknown
Date of birth and place of birth unknown
Date of death and place of death unknown
Comments:
I am fifteen years old and I desperately want to know who my slave ancestors are. The only information that I can find on my geneology is about my European ancestors. Please help me find my black roots.
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-03-16
Name of enslaved ancestor Z. P. Perry (not ancestor)
Comments:
Postscript to previous message regarding to Zenobia Powell
Perry-see website <zenobiaperry.org>
Credit Dr. J. Pool at email <Jeanniegpool@cs.com>

 

Name: tiffany griffin <502>
Date: 2004-03-02
Name of enslaved ancestor harriet tubman
Date of birth and place of birth 1820-Maryland
Date of death and place of death 1830 mary land
Comments:
why did she want to help slaves
 

Name: Tim <brennan62@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-02-27
Comments:
i have been looking on the web to find out who was the last slave and when did they die I have found a few names but I dont believe 130 years old do you have any info?
thanks
tim

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-02-27
Name of enslaved ancestor John Ellis (not ancestor)
Comments:
See picture of memorial plaque at Zion Wilberforce Church,
Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa. (National Georgaphic April 1975 .p.536) For reference only.

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-02-20
Name of enslaved ancestor Brent Woods (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1850
Date of death and place of death March 31, 1906 Ky
Comments:
Congressional Medal of Honor winner
 

Name: Brock Townsend <Townsendl@cs.com>
Date: 2004-02-07
Name of enslaved ancestor "Mammy" Leach
Date of birth and place of birth Pittsboro, NC
Date of death and place of death Littleton, NC
Comments:
"Mammy" Leach was a slave of my great, great grandfather John Quincy Adams Leach. She was rocking my great aunt on the porch a few days after birth as Confederate cavalry stopped to water their horses.(1863) When an officer inquired as to the child's name, Mammy replied "She ain't been named yet." The officer exclaimed, "Well, name her Dixie." So was named Dixie Washington Leach. Great aunt Dixie had two black namesakes, an Aunt Dixie who died a few years ago and a Cousin Dixie who is still living in Pittsboro, NC. I have a picture of Mammy sitting on the steps of Mosby Hall in Littleton, NC in 1907. This picture was taken by my great aunt Dixie who then colored the black and white image and sold them as post cards.
 

Name: Brock Townsend <Townsendl@cs.com>
Date: 2004-02-07
Name of enslaved ancestor Isaac B. F. Moore
Date of birth and place of birth Raleigh, NC?
Date of death and place of death UNKNOWN
Comments:
Isaac B.F. Moore was a slave of and named after by great, great grandfather Bartholomew Figures Moore, "The Father Of NC Law." Uncle Isaac was freed before the War and I have a delightful picture of him looking quite the "Dapper Dan" wearing a dress coat with tie and carrying a cane and top hat. Unfortunately, this is all the information that I have at the present time.
 

Name: Brock Townsend <Townsendl@cs.com>
Date: 2004-02-07
Name of enslaved ancestor Essex Leach
Date of birth and place of birth Pittsboro, NC
Date of death and place of death Littleton, NC
Comments:
Essex Leach was a slave of my great, great grandfather John Quincy Adams Leach. He stayed on with my great grandfather, John Pelopidus Leach after the War and raised four more generations at Mosby Hall, Littleton, NC. I have a picture of the five generations which includes Uncle Essex, Aunt Emily (who nursed my mother in 1907), Aunt Agnes and her child whose name I do not know. The picture is probably around 1900 and an interesting aspect of this picture is that Aunt Agnes is wearing a Confederate Great Coat.

Uncle Essex lived at The Ordinary in Littleton where he worked as a stage coach driver. The Ordinary has been restored and is available for tours with advance notice.

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-02-07
Comments:
Soldiers Reburial-of Union soldiers Jackson Ross and Wesley Gilbert (orginal sites subject to erosion)
Reburial scheduled 2/22/2003
See The Clarion-Ledger Mississippi/Enterprise-Journal
1/1/2003

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-01-28
Name of enslaved ancestor Gardenhire (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth ?
Date of death and place of death ?
Comments:
Born a slave.
His son Curtis Gardenhire (b.31 Jan 1902-d. 15 Jan 1990)
was a resident of Wabaunsee, Kansas and is pictured on
page 52 of January 1980 issue of "National Geographic"

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-01-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Anderson McCrew (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1867 ?
Date of death and place of death 1913 Marlin Texas
Comments:
Buried 1973
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-01-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Zenobia Perry (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth Boley, Oklahoma (1908/1909?)
Date of death and place of death Xenia Ohio Jan 17, 2004 age 95
Comments:
Composer/educator.
Faculty emerita Central State University Ohio

 

Name: F. Rachal <macgoose@msn.com>
Date: 2004-01-17
Name of enslaved ancestor Dorothee
Date of birth and place of birth March 1,1778 Louisiana
Date of death and place of death Louisiana
Comments:
Dorothee and her sibling Atansio were the natural children
born to slave Marguerite and Jean Baptiste Dupre(He was a wealthy French plantation owner who resided in Natchitoches
Parrish, Louisiana. Dorothee was subsequently sold to another wealthy French plantation owner, Louis Monet.
Dorothee's children are listed as:Marie Henriette,
Narcissis, Marie Louise Adelaide, Marie Louise Adeline (twins) and Marie Sabrina. Louis Monet manumitted Dorothee
and records indicate that she was given a parcel of land at
Lecompte's Bluff. When Dorothee's children were baptised
in the Catholic Church, records of same list Dorothee
as a "savage of the Canneci Nation" The Canneci were
part of a band of the Apache Tribe. It was not uncommom
at that time for Apachee women to be sold or branded as
slaves in order to make them legal. (It was illegal to enslave Indians) Information derived from St.John the Baptist Church Baptismal records,Clouterville, Louisiana;
the CAmmie Henry Research Library of Northwestern State University at Natchitoches, La and Census, Court and Historical Records

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-01-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Aunt Fanny Fitzhugh (not Ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1762 ? "Native of Prince William Co Virginia"
Date of death and place of death 18 March 1853 age 91y
Comments:
Died at residence of B. P. Buell
Buried Buell Cemetery, Lowell, Washington Co Ohio
See link <http://www.Scioto.Org/Washington/catalogs/cemeterycatalog.html>

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-01-09
Name of enslaved ancestor "Dolly" (not ancestor)
Comments:
Name of fugitive in previous message
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-01-07
Comments:
Of iNterest check website of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library-there is an example of a Fugitive
Slave reward (1863) with photograph of fugitive.
On Internet Search engine Type "Runaway Slave Reward Posters" and go to results 21-30 under heading "Example"
(given for refrence only)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-01-07
Name of enslaved ancestor Frank Mullen (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1814? Washington D.C. ? Maryland ?
Comments:
Ran Away from Master Thos. C. Scott of Washington D.C.
$200.00 reward-OCt 31, 1835 (This information for reference only-see "National Georgaphic" page 25 July 1984)

 

Name: bj <bjberrykeeper@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-01-06
Name of enslaved ancestor Phil Tullis
Date of birth and place of birth 1810?
Date of death and place of death Probably in the Edgefield District of South Carolina, sometime after 1835
Comments:
My grandmother is Elizabeth Tullis Berry. Her family was from the Edgefield District of South Carolina. While looking at some old records, I found an old will that named "Phil Tullis, Slave of Jacob Hibbler" in Edgefield District, South Carolina 1835. It's odd, because Phil is the only slave on a list of slaves that has a last name. That made me wonder if Phil is a relative of mine? Does anyone know? Is anyone else working on this family line? If so, please contact me. I would love to share any and all information. I can be reached at bjberrykeeper@yahoo.com Thank you, bj
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-01-04
Name of enslaved ancestor Etta Moten Barnett (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1901 ?
Date of death and place of death Chicago Ill 01/02/2004 age 102
Comments:
Actress/singer
 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-01-01
Comments:
Of Interest-following websites:
On Website "AFRIGENEAS"-go to Afrigeneas Library-see headings such as "Old Newspaper Articles" and "Runaway Slave
Notices" The last part is transcription of notices from 1842 to 1863!!

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-01-01
Comments:
Of Interest-on website Radford University African AMerican Homepage-on "Enter the Archives" under "Colonial Era" are
"Runaway Slave Advertistments" in which there are transcriptions of Slave Runaway notices 1 is American Indian (dated 1716) and 26 are of negro runaways dating
from 1722 to 1749!

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-01-01
Name of enslaved ancestor "Clawss" (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth "New ANgola Negro Man"
Comments:
Of Interest-ran away from Plantation of Isaac Porcher on
"Wassamsaw" S.C. August 1737. See "Africains In America"
(PBS-Runaway Notices)

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-01-01
Name of enslaved ancestor "Hercules" (Not ancestor)
Comments:
Ran Away from master Robert Hume of Parish of St James Goose
Creek Neck S.C.OCt 1732-see website "Africians IN AMerica"
(PBS-Runawat Notices)

 

Name: P.Fazziin <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-01-01
Comments:
Of Interest-please see the following on Duke University N.C.
website-"Black Southerners In The Old South" (Slave lists and Reward posters)
(Note-also check Copyright usage in use of material on this website)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinipa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2004-01-01
Name of enslaved ancestor Martin Barker (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1793 ? Pope County near Cave-in Rock Illinois ?
Comments:
Note on website "UNDERGROUND RAILROAD" (UC.DAVIS EDU-no longer maintained) is a reward poster by the Deputy Sherriff of KAskaskia, Randolph County Illinois for Martin Barker age 43 years old. Poster reports Barker reported that he was free and that he had been a slave to Lewis Barker of Pope County Illinois near Cave-in-Rock. Notice is dated Dec 11 18(3?)6 (Note-middle part of year is not very legible-may or may not be "3")
 

Name: Virda O. Hockenhull <virda@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2003-12-29
Name of enslaved ancestor John Hockenhull
Date of birth and place of birth 1860, Dawson County, GA.
Date of death and place of death Unknown
Comments:

 

Name: Michael S Gillis <gillisms@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-12-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Adam Hurt
Date of birth and place of birth about 1820, Georgia
Date of death and place of death before 1880, Greene Co, Georgia
Comments:
Adam is my third great grandfather, slave to Joel J. Hurt of Oglethorpe County, Georgia.
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-24
Name of enslaved ancestor Mimey (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth Monroe Co Alabama ?
Comments:
Of interest on website: (for reference only)
Jackson Auctioners & Appraisers of Fine Arts & Antiques
Dated March 27, 1999 is the following item listed:
"247 Rare Bill of sale for "a Negro woman" dtd 1836, ink on paper in hand written script with the following content:
"State of Alabama, Monroe County, Honor all men by these
presence, That I James and Sara Lindsey this day for the
consideration of nine hundred and twenty five dollars hath
bargained, sold and delivered to Colman O Buynn a negro woman name of Mimey the right and title of said negro we
warrent and defend to the good and also we warrent the above
property to be sound and healty. Feb 26th 1836. James and
Sara Lindsey" framed 8" x 7"

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-24
Comments:
Of Interest-on website "Papers of George Washington" is
listing of slaves held by him

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-22
Comments:
Of Interest-on website "Pilgrim Hall Museum.org" is a listing
of Afro Americans who served in Revolutioanry War Units

 

Name: JON BRANHAM <REDSEXIEJ.@AOL.COM.>
Date: 2003-12-22
Name of enslaved ancestor FED CHICK
Date of birth and place of birth UNION,SO.CAROLINA [N/A]
Date of death and place of death FLORENCE,SO.CAROLINA[N/A]
Comments:
I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO RESEARCH THE CHICK/CHEEK FAMILY FROM UNION SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE PERSONS NAMES ARE [FED CHICK AND LOU CHICK].I AM UNABLE TO GET ANY OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT FED CHICK AND HIS PARENTS.
 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-21
Comments:
Of Interest-see
"Sisters claim Past as Slaves"
Dated Dec 20, 2003
ABC News online

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-20
Comments:
Of Interest USCT soldiers of Coatsville Pa burial can be
found at website:
<Coatsville USCT Soldiers in East Fallowfield Cemetery"

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-20
Name of enslaved ancestor Abraham Baldwin (not ancestor)
Comments:
Pvt-Co G 11th USCT
(11th combined with 112th USCT & 113th USCT to form 113th US Colored Troop)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Prince Yongey (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1698 Africia
Date of death and place of death Dec 21, 1797 age 99 years and some months
Comments:
Brought from Africa at about age 25.
Married 1737 Nancy Peterattucks of Framingham MAss
Slave to Col. Joseph Buckminister and to Deacon Thomas
Buckminister.
Also called "Prince"/Old Prince/Prince Young/Prince Jonar
Had several children
One son died young
One daugther Phebe-never married

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Kata Hunker/Cato Hart (1786) (not ancestor)
Comments:
Born in house of and slave to Joseph Haven., ESQ
In 1847 his grandson "Primus" was an inmate of Framingham
Mass poor House

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Plato Lambert (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1737
Comments:
Taken when an infant by Mrs. Martha Nichols of Framingham MAss
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Dill (not ancestor)
Date of death and place of death Dec 13, 1767 Framingham Mass
Comments:
In service of Deacon Daniel Stone
 

Name: P. fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-15
Name of enslaved ancestor "Gloster" (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1703
Comments:
Brought by Thomas Frost of Framingham Mass from Jona. Smith
of Sud. for 60 pounds (Current money) Oct 9, 1733

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-15
Name of enslaved ancestor "Jone" (not ancestors)
Comments:
Wife of John Jackson of New Lonton Ct.
She was held as a slave by John Stone of Framingham Ma 1716
Her husband commenced a process to recover her freedom

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Slaves/Blacks of Framingham MAss (not ancestors)
Comments:
In Barry 1847 "History of Framingham Mass" pp.63-65
Rev Mr Swift will dated Sept 1743:
"Francis" to Rev Swift son Rev John Swift of Acton
"Guy" (ditto) soninlaw Rev Philips Payson of Walpole
"Nero" (Nero Benson) to Rev Swift son in law Eben'r Robie
"Dido" (Dingo) to his wife and then left to his daugther
Martha-wife of Maj. Jogn Farrar
"Esther" (Same disposition as "Dido")(Daugther of Nero Benson?-"lived in a Haven family")
Note- Nero Benson married Dido 1721 and served as trumpeter
Capt Isaac Clark's troop 1725.
A son of Nero named William was owned by Joseph Collens of
Southborough.
Also:
"Jane" bap 1722 servant to Colonel Buckmeister
"Primus" bap 1744 servant to Aaron Pike
"Mereah" servant to widow Frost 1746
"Jenny" servent to Lt Winch 1746
"Vilet" Servant of Jonathan Rugg 1746
"Flora" servant to Deacon Balch 1747 (named in will 1755)
"Flora" "Brill" & "Titus" servants of Mrs Winchester 1748
"Hannover" servant to Nat. Belknap 1755
"Phebe" servant to Simon Engel 1767
Continued in next 6 messages

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Harriet (Aramita) (Ross) Tubman Davis (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1820 Dorchester County Maryland
Date of death and place of death March 10 1913 Auburn New York
Comments:
Made 19 "vists" to the South and led 300 slaves north to
freedom from 1849 to 1860. During the Civil War she served the Union as a cook/nurse/spy.
Married twice:
1844 John Tubman
1870 Nelson Davis (1830-1888)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Richard Wilson (not ancestor)
Date of death and place of death 1920's Jackson Mississippi
Comments:
Grandfather of writer Richard Wright (1908-1960)
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-15
Name of enslaved ancestor James Hubert "Eubie" Blake (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth Feb 7, 1883 Baltimore Maryland
Date of death and place of death Feb 12, 1983, Brooklyn New York
Comments:
Well known ragtime/jazz musician
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Kofi aka Cuffe Slocum (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth Ghana Africia
Date of death and place of death 1772 Massachusetts
Comments:
Ashanti tribe of West Africia.
Father of Paul Cuffe of Wesport Mass

 

Name: juanita johnson <21stlady@AOL.com>
Date: 2003-12-14
Name of enslaved ancestor Jim Anderson
Date of birth and place of birth 1851 place not known
Date of death and place of death 1911, Okmulgee, OK
Comments:
He is listed on the Dawes commission final rolls under creek freemen along with the names of his wife and 8 children. He was my father's grandfather.

He is also listed on the 1890 OK census with the slaveowner's name of James Anderson listed with him. You can go to the NARA website to locate the Dawes Commission Final Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes.

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-12
Name of enslaved ancestor James Rial (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1806 ? VA
Date of death and place of death Dec 21, 1903 Miami Co Ohio Infirmity
Comments:
Aka "Jimmie James"-aged over 97 years.
Was one of the J. Randolph slaves freed and came to Ohio.
(See 1903 obit notice on page 2 of Shelby County OHio
"Historical Highlights" Vol 9 No. 12 December 2003)
Note-also known as "Jimme Jeans".
His photograph taken 1900 in Piqua Ohio appears on page 148 of Leonard Hill's "Scrapbook"

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-11
Name of enslaved ancestor Paul Cuffe (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth Jan 17, 1759 near New Bedford MAss
Date of death and place of death 9 Sept 1817 Wesport MAss
Comments:
Son of a Africian slave who purchased his own freedom
he became a Sea Captain/Merchant/Abolitionist.

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Fred Alexander (not ancestor)
Date of death and place of death 1/15/1901 Levenworth Kansas
Comments:
P.S to previous message
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Arthur brothers (not ancestors)
Date of birth and place of birth Arthur born 1892 (?); Irving born 1901 (?)
Date of death and place of death July 6. 1920 Paris Texas
Comments:
Charged with having shot/killed their landlord-were burned alive by a mob.
Cleveland Advocate Vol 15 # 31 p 1 7/10/1920

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Jim Thomas (not ancestor)
Date of death and place of death Prior to 7/17/1897 Blossburg(?) Alabama
Comments:
Lynched because he remarked he knew had broken into a woman's house and attempted a assult. In Blossburg (a mining camp 15
miles west of Biringham Alabama) 4 white men were arrested for
his lynching.
Cleveland Advocate Vol 14 # 50 p 1 7/17/1897

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Eugene Hamilton (not ancestor)
Date of death and place of death Oct 7, 1919 Macon Ga
Comments:
Wounded a white farmer in Jasper Co Ga.
taken from Sherriff and shot.
Cleveland Advocate Vol 13 # 40 p 2 10/11/1919

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Sim Edwards (not ancestor)
Date of death and place of death Jan 17, 1918 Hazelhurst Miss
Comments:
Accused of murder-taken from jail and burned alive.
See Cleveland Advocate Vol 4 # 37 p 1 1/19/1918

 

Name: P.F azzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Fred Alexander (not ancestor)
Date of death and place of death Prior 1/26/1901 Levenworth Kansas
Comments:
Fred Alexander was burned and Lynched in Levenworth Kansas
after being accused of a crime.
He had served during Spainish AMerican War with Troop F
9th US Cavalry.
See Cleveland Gazette Vol 18 # 25 p 1 1/26/1901
Vol 18 # 27 p 2 2/09/1901

 

Name: Howard Brewer <Howardb513@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-08
Name of enslaved ancestor Alexander Brewer
Date of birth and place of birth 1834 Hempstead County, Ark
Date of death and place of death 1907 Rosedale, Oklahoma
Comments:
Alexander Brewer fought in the Civil War (79th Colored Infantry). He is listed on the African American Civil War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Bureau of Land Manageament records indicates the land that Alexander owned in Arkansas in 1875. The total was 40 acres.

In 1890, he and his family left Arkansas by wagon train and settled in Oklahoma.

 

Name: Claire Rosado <cajmayes@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-06
Name of enslaved ancestor Joseph Devant
Date of birth and place of birth May, 1857, Alabama
Date of death and place of death 1943, Alabama
Comments:
My gg grandfather was also known as Joe. Do not have
his parents name,but both mother and father were born
in Virginia.

 

Name: Claire Rosado <cajmayes@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-06
Name of enslaved ancestor Joseph Devant
Date of birth and place of birth May, 1857, Alabama
Date of death and place of death 1943, Alabama
Comments:
My gg grandfather was also known as Joe. Do not have
his parents name,butboth mother and father were borned
in Virginia.

 

Name: eddie m.ims <www.womannoble @aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-06
Name of enslaved ancestor barney pate
Date of birth and place of birth 1836 arkansas
Date of death and place of death 1912 arkansas
Comments:
I cannot find Him on the Arkansas 1870 Federal Census or on the 1880 Soundex. Trying to fill in some gaps for in our family's history.
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-03
Comments:
Correction read "Denmark" for previous entry
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-12-02
Name of enslaved ancestor Harry P. Denmaek (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1830 Baltimore, Maryland
Date of death and place of death 1907 Dayton Ohio (Soldier's home)
Comments:
Civil War seaman "U.S.S Itaska" at Battle of Mobile Bay 1864
Married Nancy Pointer of Lima Ohio
Came to Shelby County Ohio 1880
Settled in Sidney Ohio 1892

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-30
Name of enslaved ancestor James Benjamin Parker (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth July 31, 1857 Atlanta Georgia
Comments:
Helped capture the assassian of President Wm McKinlay Sept 6, 1901. See articles by Gary Earl Ross "What happened to hero Big Ben Parker" and Daryl Rasuli essay "JAmes B. PArker revisted" on website "Africian American History of New York State"
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-29
Name of enslaved ancestor "Bob" (not Ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1834 not 1837 as listed on preceding 2 messages
Comments:
See correction above for 2 preceding messages
 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-29
Name of enslaved ancestor "Bob" (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1837
Comments:
"Bob" age 19 ran away from camp of H. Tison near Little River. Two rewards of $100.00 and $200.00 were offered for
his return by Robert Huie.
Reward Poster dated Alexandria, La Sept 27, 1853
(Citation-Library of Congress)

 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-29
Name of enslaved ancestor "Bob" (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1837
Comments:
"Bob" age 19 ran away from camp of H. Tison near Little River. Two rewards of $100.00 and $200.00 were offered for
his return by Robert Huie.
Reward Poster dated Alexandria, La Sept 27, 1853

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-29
Name of enslaved ancestor "Ben. Thomas" (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1797
Comments:
On OCt 27, 1827 Ben Thomas aged about 30 ran away from his
master Joseph Desha who offered a reward of $75.00 if Thomas was taken in State of Kentucky (plus half of $300.OO
Thomas had taken with him($150.00 reward outside of State
plus half of $300 Thomas had with him). Thomas had been
raised near WAshington City by a Col. Hebb
Poster dated Nov 5, 1827 Frankfort KY (Citation Library of Congress)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-29
Name of enslaved ancestor "John Butler" (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1837 (VA or Near Washington DC?)
Comments:
On May 15, 1856 John Butler aged about 19 ran away from his
master Richard K. Lee who offered a reward of $20.00 if Butler was taken in State of Virginia or District of Columbia ($50.00 reward outside of State)
Poster dated May 17, 1856 (Citation Library of Congress)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-29
Name of enslaved ancestor "Washington" (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1806 (Winchester, Tennessee?)
Comments:
On Nov 3, 1825 George G. AShcom had a $50.00 reward printed
for escape of "Washington" age 19 on Oct 31, 1825 from
Ashcom farm near Charlotte Hall Post Office at St. Mary County, Maryland. Washington had been brought from Tennessee
(Winchester Tennessee?)
(Citation-Library of Congress in former messages)

 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Washington Reed (Not ancestors)
Date of birth and place of birth 1807
Comments:
On October 1 1847 a $200.00 reward was placed by Wm Russell
of St. Louis Mo for the Capture of Washington Reed who had escaped with his wife and three children (to Chicago?).
The reward also offered reward payed not only by Russell but
also reported that reward would be payed by Thomas Allen of
St Louis Mo who also owned the Reeds.
Washington Reed was aged about forty.
Mary his wife about thirty & their three children:
Fielding about twelve
Matilda about six
Malcolm about four
The Reeds had been with Ruseel for about 15 years
(Source-see Library of Congress citation in earlier messages)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-29
Name of enslaved ancestor "Fanny" and sons "John" & "Robert" (not ancestors)
Date of birth and place of birth Front Royal, Warren Co Va ?
Comments:
On December 17, 1851 a notice was published proclaiming
a Trust Sale at Front Royal, Warren Co Va to take place on Dec 27,1851 of house and goods by virture of a Deed of trust from Willaim Cook dated Nov 19, 1851. Among items offered for sale include a slave woman named Fanny and her two sons:John aged 11 and Robert aged 9 (b.1840 & 1842?)
(Source-Library of Congress same as preceding messages)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-29
Name of enslaved ancestor "Fanny" and sons "John" & "Robert" (not ancestors)
Date of birth and place of birth Front Royal, Warren Co Va ?
Comments:
On December 17, 1851 a notice was published proclaiming
a Trust Sale at Front Royal, Warren Co Va to take place on Dec 27,1851 of house and goods by virture of a Deed of trust from Willaim Cook dated Nov 19, 1851. Among items offered for sale include a slave woman named Fanny and her two sons:John aged 11 and Robert aged 9 (b.1840 & 1842?)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-29
Name of enslaved ancestor "Henry May" (Not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1816 ?
Comments:
On September 2, 1838 Henry May age about 22 ran away from his master William Burke of Bardstown, Ky.
On September 3, 1838 Burke offered a $150.00 reward for May.
See Library of Congress online "AMerican Memory"
"An AMerican Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and
other Printed Epherema" (Also source of previous message of
runaway slave "Stephen"

 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-29
Name of enslaved ancestor "Stephen" (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth Between 1821-1826 Va or Maryland?
Comments:
Ran away from his master Levi Parks of Parks Landing, Wilcox Co Alabama September 17, 1851.
A $50.00 reward was offered by Parks April 1852.
Broadside-Library of Congress online.

 

Name: patricia a barnes <patriciaanninny@webtv.net>
Date: 2003-11-28
Name of enslaved ancestor john price chenault
Date of birth and place of birth Grayson County ,Kentucky ?
Date of death and place of death died 1914 Grayson, Texas
Comments:
John Price Chenault ; John price is lised in the 1900 census as Price chenault.according to the census records , he was the father of eight children.Price was born in grayson county ,Kentucky .He and his wife Migrated totexas and raised their famiy.Price was a frmer.It is interesting to note that he came from Grayson and moved to Grayson , texas .He died in 1914
 

Name: verdell cannon <verdell@citlink.net>
Date: 2003-11-23
Name of enslaved ancestor charlie meadows
Date of birth and place of birth 1860 union s.c.
Date of death and place of death union s.c.
Comments:
Iknow from a interview he gave in 1936 that his mother was alice meadow and his father was griffin george meadow and they lived on the meadow plantation.Idid not see them at all
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-20
Name of enslaved ancestor Robert Schofield (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 4 Oct 1818 New York City
Date of death and place of death 1894 Duchess County New York
Comments:
Served Civil War Company I 26th NY Colored Vols.
Beleived buried Duchess Co NY Poorhouse Cemetery
Survived by a daugther Mrs Egbert Lefevre of Fishkill N Y
ANyone have addtional information contact G. Buechele
at email "<ginnyflies@usa.net>"

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-20
Name of enslaved ancestor Ann Connally McClure (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth Ga 1849
Comments:
Resident of Maryville, Blount Co Tenn 1945.
See Genforum "Africian AMerican Forum" message # 616.
Note-first time users of Genforum when replying to messages
must register

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-20
Name of enslaved ancestor Charles Nallie (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth VA
Comments:
On Genforum's "Africian AMerican Forum"
see message # 607 and subsequent messages.
Note: first time users responding to messages must register
with Genforum

 

Name: Reena McLeod <reena29@verizon.net>
Date: 2003-11-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Alex McLeod
Date of birth and place of birth 1855 Either Georgia or North Carolina
Date of death and place of death Alabama 1934
Comments:
I need some sort of direction in trying to locate Alex' s existence in Georgia and North Carolina. He apperared on the 1870 and 1880 Census of alabama he was 21in 1870 and stated that he was born in Georgia - However census taken from 1900 up to his death he stated that he was born in North Carolina. I have tried georgia and north carolina and cannot put him there. I have searched Slave Owner's with surname mcLeod and also what wills I could find online. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Reena

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-11-14
Name of enslaved ancestor Beatrice J. Bush (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1901 ?
Date of death and place of death 11/11/2003 Dayton Ohio age 102
Comments:
See "Dayton Daily News" 13 Nov 2003 page B-4 obits.
 

Name: PRISCILLA CARDENAS <edwinlkkk@iwon.com>
Date: 2003-11-10
Name of enslaved ancestor MARY MINERVIA PALMS
Date of birth and place of birth 1846. LOUSIANA
Date of death and place of death 1954 LOUSIANA
Comments:
I AM LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MY GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER HER NAME IS MARY MINERVIA PALMS SHE WAS BORN IN 1846 ON VERDINE PLANTATION IN LOUSIANA I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT INFORMATION ON MY GRANDFATHER HER HUSBAND I DONt ANY HAVE INFORMATION ON MY GRANDFATHER AND MY GRANDMOTHER SISTER WAS PINKY MAYO SHE DIED MARCH 1971 AT THE AGE OF 113 YEARS OLD FINDING MY GRANDFATHER IS A GREAT HELP TO ME THANK YOU PRISCILLA CARDENAS
 

Name: Sharon Leslie Morgan <samor@email.com>
Date: 2003-11-06
Name of enslaved ancestor Thomas LESLIE, Rhoda REEVES LESLIE & Easter REEVES
Date of birth and place of birth Apr 1850 @ Lowndes County AL
Date of death and place of death 28 Sep 1938 @ Montgomery AL
Comments:
Family oral history says Tom LESLIE left slavery from Lowndes County AL with Rhoda REEVES and her mother, Easter REEVES. They married 09 Mar 1871 @ Lee County (Opelika) AL, where Tom worked on the railroad. Tom & Rhoda later moved to Montgomery AL, where they lived in Watkins Alley, in the shadow of the State Capitol building. Three of their children (Arthur, Tommie Joe & Luvincia) migrated to Chicago. One (Ulysses), went to Butler PA. Today, only three of LESLIE descendants (of which I am one) remain.

My search tells me that Tom's mother, Harriett MORASS was also a slave on the same plantation but I have found no records related to her until recently, when I found a MARRAST plantation, which was the largest in the county. Another large slaveholder in the area was REEVES. There were some LESLIEs in the area too, but not large slaveholders.

American slavery was a sin and a shame. Every effort must be made to continue our genealogical efforts and the US Government should be helping us do this. PLEASE carry on the good work!

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-10-31
Name of enslaved ancestor John Morton-Finney (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 25 July 1889
Date of death and place of death 28 Jan 1998
Comments:
See Biograpghy on website "Find A Grave" under heading
"J. Morton" buried Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Name: Allen Omega <aomegal@intrstar.net>
Date: 2003-10-23
Name of enslaved ancestor Henry Johnson
Date of birth and place of birth 1838 in the Turnbull township of Bladen county NC
Date of death and place of death 1920? in the Turnbull township of Bladen county NC
Comments:
Henry was my gg grandfather. He was one of many slaves that Daniel Johnson owned. Some of Henry's Johnson descendants say that Daniel got sick and freed his slaves after they promised to remain and look out for his wife after his death. I don't know if this is fact or fiction because Henry was found in 1870 living in the Warsaw township of Duplin county NC with a wife Nancy Carlton-Johnson also born in 1838 and 3 children Donnie, Toney Troy, Mary Carlton and George W. Johnsons. Sometime after 1880, Henry was left with just 3 of his children, Toney Troy, Mary C. and George W. He Moved back to Bladen county with these 3 children. My great grandmother Mary Carlton Johnson-Autry married Ned Edmund Autry and move to the Colly township of Bladen county NC and started what is a very large family today. http://allen_omega.tripod.com/autree/
 

Name: Allen Omega <aomegal@intrstar.net>
Date: 2003-10-23
Name of enslaved ancestor James Clemons and Henderson Douglas
Comments:
I am very sorry, but in 2 post below I didn't list the state that my gg grandparents, Henderson and Mourning Meachum-Douglas, James and Sopha Clemons lived in. Anson county NC.
 

Name: Allen Omega <aomegal@intrstar.net>
Date: 2003-10-23
Name of enslaved ancestor Isaac Carlton
Date of birth and place of birth 1804
Date of death and place of death 1870-1880
Comments:
Isaac was my ggg grandfather and was a slave of the Carlton family who were of the Warsaw township in Duplin county NC. He married Nancy who was born in 1805.
 

Name: Allen Omega <aomegal@intrstar.net>
Date: 2003-10-23
Name of enslaved ancestor James Clemmons or Clemons
Date of birth and place of birth 1820
Date of death and place of death Unknown
Comments:
James Clemons was also my gg grandfather that lived in the Morven township of Anson county in 1870-1880. He married Sopha who was born in 1846 and I think she was a Bennet before her marriage to James. For some reason I could only find research on James and Sopha and most of their children in the years 0f 1870-1880. It's just as if They had moved to another planet. I found James and Sopha with 10 children.
Martha Clemons-Love
Louisa Clemons-Hailey
Andrew Clemons
Abraham Clemons who I researched all the way to 1930
Sarah Ann Clemons-Douglas my g grandmother
James Jr. Clemons who I may have found in Richmond Virginia in 1920.
Olsten Clemmons
Beener Clemons
Lucinda Clemons
Lee Clemons

 

Name: Allen Omega <aomegal@intrstar.net>
Date: 2003-10-23
Name of enslaved ancestor Henderson Douglas
Date of birth and place of birth 1825
Date of death and place of death 1900-1910
Comments:
Henderson was my gg grandfather. He was married to Mourning Meachum-Douglas who was born in 1830. As far as I know He was a slave of the Douglas family of Anson county and his wife Mourning was a slave of the Meachum family in the same county. Henderson and Mourning had 19 children all of wich were born and raised in the Gulledge, Morven, Ansonville and Burnville townships of Anson county. Mourning lived to reach the age of almost 100. She died in 1924.
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-10-05
Comments:
Of interest see 4 October 2003 AP story of reburial of
remains of slaves/free blacks of New York City's
"Negro Burial Ground" (closed 1794. Found 1991)

 

Name: Rodney G. Smith <rg_smith@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2003-10-01
Name of enslaved ancestor Gray w. Smith
Date of birth and place of birth 2 june 1881
Date of death and place of death 18 January 1961 Oklahoma
Comments:
Sons name James george Josuha and daughtner Jessie Mae Smith
 

Name: Rodney G. Smith <rg_smith@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2003-10-01
Name of enslaved ancestor Gray w. Smith
Date of birth and place of birth 2 june 1881
Date of death and place of death Louisiana
Comments:
Sons name James george Josuha and daughtner Jessie Mae Smith
 

Name: art driver <artinaz.com>
Date: 2003-09-21
Name of enslaved ancestor Linnear
Date of death and place of death Uniontown Alabama
Comments:
i'm new to this concept, but I desire to find out what nas been hidden from me
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-09-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Augustus Goodman (not ancestor)
Date of death and place of death Nov 4, 1905 Bainbridge Ga
Comments:
Lynched after killing a Sherriff Stegall
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-09-17
Name of enslaved ancestor (not ancestors)
Date of death and place of death April 8, 1911 Ellaville Georgia
Comments:
On January 2, 1911 Ellaville Ga Town Marshal S. C. Eason was killed in Ellaville, Ga.
On April 8, 1911 three blacks charged with his death were shot and lynched by a mob:
Dawson Jordan
Charles Pickett
Murray Burton

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-09-17
Name of enslaved ancestor Henry Clay (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1847 ?
Date of death and place of death April 10, 1918 Sandusky Ohio
Comments:
Civil War Veteran in Co G, First Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Colored Infantry.
Resident of Toledo Ohio
Died at State Soldiers Home, Sandusky Ohio age 71.
Source: "Cleveland Advocate "Colored Veteran Dies"
Volume 4
Issue # 50
Page # 1
Date 4/20/1918
Ohio Historical Society online "The Africian AMercian Experience in Ohio 1850-1920"

 

Name: Teresa Harris <tharris@arkansas.net>
Date: 2003-09-10
Name of enslaved ancestor N/A
Comments:
Visit the Sumpter Co., GA rootsweb archives ( http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/gasumter) if you have slave ancestors named Sam/Lam and Sally belonging to a Mr. McBride. Also Canday, a woman of color, belonging to L. B. Smith. This info is taken from the Ebenezer Church Minutes. The archives may contain further information.

This entry into the minutes was dated 8 Sept 1839.

Hope this helps someone.

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohioedu>
Date: 2003-08-21
Name of enslaved ancestor Henry van Meter (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1765 Virginia (?)
Date of death and place of death Bangor Maine (?)
Comments:
Had been a slave of Virginia Governor Nelson.
Escaped to freedom after American Revolution.
Sailor on board the privateer "Lawrence" 1814.
Age 95 in 1860
Ref; American Heritage Magazine p.79 June 1968

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-08-21
Name of enslaved ancestor Abraham Chase (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1770
Comments:
Age 90 in 1860
Veteran of War of 1812
Ref: AMerican Heritage .p.79 June 1968

 

Name: Sheila Stevenson <Sheila4818@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-13
Name of enslaved ancestor Mary Johnson
Date of birth and place of birth b 1840 -Clarke Cty,, Va.
Date of death and place of death d 1925 - Winchester, Va.
Comments:
In may I submitted your form and included a picture. I didn't know if the photo would work or not. I see you have one Mary Johnson from Va. Just curious to know if you received my info.
Thank you.

 

Name: Charlotte A. Ridgeway <doluva42@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-12
Name of enslaved ancestor Arthur Campbell Kelley
Date of birth and place of birth Jan.1832 Wilson Co TN
Date of death and place of death 1908 in Wilson Co TN
Comments:
Arthur Campbell Kelley is my g-g-grandfather. He was owned by a Margaret Lavinia Campbell Kelley and a Rev. John Kelley who lived in Wilson Co TN. He was married to my g-g-grandmother Aritha Hardy Kelley (b. Oct 1838 - d. Dec. 1932).Arthur was born in Wilson Co. TN in 1832 and died in the same county in 1908.They had a total of 8 children, two of whom were born into slavery .

I found three(3) entries on Arthur in the diary of Margaret L. Campbell Kelley written between the years 1861-1863.
Arthur was taught to read and write and was trained as a carpenter.
He and Aritha were married by jumping -over- the - broom ( as told to my mother by Aritha a few years before her death in 1932).
I found a certificate of marriage for Arthur and Aritha indicating they had remarried before a Justice of Peace in 1866.

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-08-07
Name of enslaved ancestor Lloyd Lewis, Sr (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth Odessa, Mo
Date of death and place of death 4 August 2003, Dayton Oh age 99
Comments:
Last surving founder of Dayton Ohio Urban League
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-08-07
Name of enslaved ancestor ? (Not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 7 August 1894
Comments:
Of Interest today-Willard Scott announced birthday of last "Buffalo Soldier" age 109 years! (Missed name though)
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-07-24
Name of enslaved ancestor Mrs. Armenia (David) Fielder O'Neal (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth Waverly, Alabama
Date of death and place of death July 19, 2003 Dayton Oh age 95
Comments:
Daugther of Rev. Will and Fannie David;
Widow of Jonah Fielder and Leaford O'Neal

 

Name: donna jones <djones5904@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-21
Name of enslaved ancestor susan seals
Date of birth and place of birth 1849(?)
Date of death and place of death 1919, Fayette County, Kentucky
Comments:
Great, Great, Grandmother

Donna

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-07-21
Comments:
Of Interest in the website "American Memory Library of Congress" is cross referenced OHCS website of
"Africian American Experience of ohio"
In the search engine write "Ex-slave narratives"
Total 27 are listed!

 

Name: Tonya <est427@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Please see below...
Comments:
Lemuel Burton, father was Walter Moses Burton, from Richmond, Texas. There is a significant write-up on Walter in the Texas Online Handbook.

Wesley Fletcher. Wesley lived in La Grange, Texas.

The Sherman's: Tom, James (Jim), Calvin, Christopher, Justin, Walter, Willie...all from Texas.

The Burton's: Thomas, Joe, Lemuel Jr. all from Texas.

The Fay's: Jane, Ruffian, Anne, Arthur from Richmond, Texas.

The O'Neal's, Daniel and John from Texas.

The Jacko's: Carey, Mercy Dee, Tilo...of Texas.

Thank you...

 

Name: Tonya <est427@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Please see below...
Comments:
Lemuel Burton, father was Walter Moses Burton, from Richmond, Texas. There is a significant write-up on Walter in the Texas Online Handbook.

Wesley Fletcher. Wesley lived in La Grange, Texas.

The Sherman's: Tom, James (Jim), Calvin, Christopher, Justin, Walter, Willie...all from Texas.

The Burton's: Thomas, Joe, Lemuel Jr. all from Texas.

The Fay's: Jane, Ruffian, Anne, Arthur from Richmond, Texas.

The O'Neal's, Daniel and John from Texas.

The Jacko's: Carey, Mercy Dee, Tilo...of Texas.

Thank you...

 

Name: Tonya <est427@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Silas Lafferty/SHORTS
Date of birth and place of birth May 1860; La Grange, Texas
Date of death and place of death October, 1907; Houston, Texas
Comments:
Silas Lafferty is my ggGrandfather. Silas' parents were Henry and Phoebe Lafferty from La Grange, Texas. On 1/3/1881 Silas married Minerva Owens in La Grange, Fayette County, Texas. Apparently, Silas killed someone and thus became a fugitive. Silas then changed his name to Silas Shorts, and married my ggGrandmother Caroline Sherman/Williams in Richmond, Fort Bend County, on October 7, 1889. Silas is listed as Silas Shorts on their marriage certificate.

Silas and Caroline lived in Waeler, Gonzalez County, Texas for a number of years. Their children were: Tom, Murphy, James, Mary, Mittie, twins Wesley and Sarah, Amanda, and Nora Shorts of Houston, Texas. Silas was extremely violent and would leave the family for months at a time without notice.

In 1902 Silas and Caroline moved to 4th Ward in Houston, Texas. Silas owned his owned hack business there called "Shorts Hack Service". Sometime during the year of 1907 Silas was located by the law, and wanted to run. He attempted to take Caroline with him. She refused and he killed himself and Caroline. Caroline tried to escape Silas and ran to the Houston Courthouse. Silas caught her and shot her in the head and back before turning the gun on himself.

The Sheriff ordered that Silas' body remain on the grounds for public viewing. There was a write up in the Houston Post. However, I have not been able to locate the article as of yet.

Caroline was buried in the family cemetery in Clodine, Texas. The cemetery is directly behind the Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Clodine. The cemetery is beautiful because it contains the graves of all of my ancestors on Caroline's side. Most of the those buried were slaves owned by Joseph Kuykendall of Richmond, Texas.

On my first visit to the cemetery I found a long graveled road. The road was at least half a mile long. It lead to the church and cemetery which is surrounded by grass and trees and nothing else. I was so overcome that I told my husband not to drive down the road. I wanted to walk to the cemetery. I did so crying with each step. I felt that I was walking in the very footsteps of my descendents, and it was beautiful....:)

 

Name: Tonya <est427@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Silas Lafferty/SHORTS
Date of birth and place of birth May 1860; La Grange, Texas
Date of death and place of death October, 1907; Houston, Texas
Comments:
Silas Lafferty is my ggGrandfather. Silas' parents were Henry and Phoebe Lafferty from La Grange, Texas. On 1/3/1881 Silas married Minerva Owens in La Grange, Fayette County, Texas. Apparently, Silas killed someone and thus became a fugitive. Silas then changed his name to Silas Shorts, and married my ggGrandmother Caroline Sherman/Williams in Richmond, Fort Bend County, on October 7, 1889. Silas is listed as Silas Shorts on their marriage certificate.

Silas and Caroline lived in Waeler, Gonzalez County, Texas for a number of years. Their children were: Tom, Murphy, James, Mary, Mittie, twins Wesley and Sarah, Amanda, and Nora Shorts of Houston, Texas. Silas was extremely violent and would leave the family for months at a time without notice.

In 1902 Silas and Caroline moved to 4th Ward in Houston, Texas. Silas owned his owned hack business there called "Shorts Hack Service". Sometime during the year of 1907 Silas was located by the law, and wanted to run. He attempted to take Caroline with him. She refused and he killed himself and Caroline. Caroline tried to escape Silas and ran to the Houston Courthouse. Silas caught her and shot her in the head and back before turning the gun on himself.

The Sheriff ordered that Silas' body remain on the grounds for public viewing. There was a write up in the Houston Post. However, I have not been able to locate the article as of yet.

Caroline was buried in the family cemetery in Clodine, Texas. The cemetery is directly behind the Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Clodine. The cemetery is beautiful because it contains the graves of all of my ancestors on Caroline's side. Most of the those buried were slaves owned by Joseph Kuykendall of Richmond, Texas.

On my first visit to the cemetery I found a long graveled road. The road was at least half a mile long. It lead to the church and cemetery which is surrounded by grass and trees and nothing else. I was so overcome that I told my husband not to drive down the road. I wanted to walk to the cemetery. I did so crying with each step. I felt that I was walking in the very footsteps of my descendents, and it was beautiful....:)

 

Name: Tonya Lockett-Smith <est427@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Henry Lafferty
Date of birth and place of birth November, 1820; Missouri
Date of death and place of death Novemer 15, 1913; La Grange Texas
Comments:
Henry Lafferty was my gggGrandfather. Henry was owned by William Lafferty. Henry had a brother whose name was Jeff Lafferty. Interestingly, Jeff is shown on the 1870 census as Jeff Shearn, and on the 1880 census as Lafferty?

Henry married Phoebe and their children were: Sarah, Kate, Silas, Parthenia, and Hank Lafferty. Silas was my ggGrandfather. They all lived in La Grange, Texas. Phobe died sometime between 1870 and 1880 because Henry is listed on the 1880 with Melissa, who is shown as his wife.

I am unable to find Henry on the 1900 census, however, on the 1910 census he is listed in La Grange with his daughter, Parthenia, and her husband Dan Martin.


 

Name: Tonya Lockett-Smith <est427@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Harriett Sherman
Date of birth and place of birth November, 1835 Alabama
Date of death and place of death Unknown date; Richmond, Texas
Comments:
Harriett is my great, great, great Grandmother. She was owned by Joseph Kuykendall who lived in Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas. Harriett had 5 children, Thomas Sherman b. 1853, James (Jim) Sherman b. 1855, Anne Sherman b, 1857, Amanda (Big Mandy) b. 1862, and my great great Grandmother, Caroline Sherman b. 1863. I traveled to Richmond last summer and reviewed the probate records of Joseph Kuykendall and found a entry where he insured his slaves through Aetna. I plan to travel to Austin where the original probate records are kept, to take a closer look.

My great, great, great Grandfather, Henry Lafferty, was born in October, 1820 in Missouri. William Lafferty owned Henry and relocated from Missouri to La Grange, Fayette County, Texas. Henry married Phoebe, who was born in 1821 in Virginia. Together they had Sarah b. 1857, Kate b. 1859, and Silas (my great, great Grandfather, b. 1860.

I have much more information....

Tonya

 

Name: Tonya Lockett-Smith <est427@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Harriett Sherman
Date of birth and place of birth November, 1835 Alabama
Date of death and place of death Unknown date; Richmond, Texas
Comments:
Harriett is my great, great, great Grandmother. She was owned by Joseph Kuykendall who lived in Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas. Harriett had 5 children, Thomas Sherman b. 1853, James (Jim) Sherman b. 1855, Anne Sherman b, 1857, Amanda (Big Mandy) b. 1862, and my great great Grandmother, Caroline Sherman b. 1863. I traveled to Richmond last summer and reviewed the probate records of Joseph Kuykendall and found a entry where he insured his slaves through Aetna. I plan to travel to Austin where the original probate records are kept, to take a closer look.

My great, great, great Grandfather, Henry Lafferty, was born in October, 1820 in Missouri. William Lafferty owned Henry and relocated from Missouri to La Grange, Fayette County, Texas. Henry married Phoebe, who was born in 1821 in Virginia. Together they had Sarah b. 1857, Kate b. 1859, and Silas (my great, great Grandfather, b. 1860.

I have much more information....

Tonya

 

Name: Tonya Lockett-Smith <est427@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-18
Name of enslaved ancestor Harriett Sherman
Date of birth and place of birth November, 1835 Alabama
Date of death and place of death Unknown date; Richmond, Texas
Comments:
Harriett is my great, great, great Grandmother. She was owned by Joseph Kuykendall who lived in Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas. Harriett had 5 children, Thomas Sherman b. 1853, James (Jim) Sherman b. 1855, Anne Sherman b, 1857, Amanda (Big Mandy) b. 1862, and my great great Grandmother, Caroline Sherman b. 1863. I travelled to Richmond last summer and reviewed the probate records of Joseph Kuykendall and found a entry where he insured his slaves through Aetna. I plan to travel to Austin where the original probate records are kept, to take a closer look.

My great, great, great Grandfather, Henry Lafferty, was born in October, 1820 in Mossouri. William Lafferty owned Henry and relocated from Mossouri to La Grange, Fayette County, Texas. Henry married Phoebe, who was born in 1821 in Virginia. Together they had Sarah b. 1857, Kate b. 1859, and Silas (my great, great Grandfather, b. 1860.

I have much much more information....

Tonya

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-07-17
Comments:
Of Interest-In LOC American Memory online photos of
Ex slaves of Waco Texas taken November 1937:
Nelson Denson
Hattie Gates
Josh Miles
Patsy Moses

 

Name: Joseph Evans <EvansTurnstone@irs.gov>
Date: 2003-07-17
Name of enslaved ancestor Joel House
Date of birth and place of birth 1830s?
Date of death and place of death about 1880s
Comments:
Actually according to the 1850 and 1860 census of Cabarrus County, N.C. Joel is listed as a freeman working as laborer in the home of John Faggart and family. With Joel, who is listed as a mulatto, is a helper Andrew Reid, laborer.
 

Name: Shandra Lewis <shandralewis@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-07-16
Name of enslaved ancestor Ned Winstead
Date of birth and place of birth 1790;Franklin,Tennessee
Date of death and place of death date unknown;d.-Franklin,Tn.
Comments:
I think that this is a wonderful project; I just wish that
I had the $15.00 right now to get started. I have been
researching my ancestors for some twenty years now-I'm now
44 years old.I have tracedmy ancestory back this far, but I know that Ned being born in Tn. means that his mother and father were the actual, original Winstead slaves. What I do
know is that Samuel Winstead (their owner) was given these
slaves by his father William Winstead, and that they are
originally from Virginia, and then they migrated to N.C..
Now the original slaves were from either N.C. or Va., but to
date, I have not been able to locate any inventories (which listed each slave), for William Winstead. I hope that someone can be of help, as I am intent on locating Ned's
original parentage. I also need some information on Margaret Mathis or (Mathews), as she is sometimes listed.
She married one of Ned's grandsons - Step (Stepney, Stephen)
Winstead, who was my great great grandfather. Ned was my
gggggrandfather. Step's father was Jack Winstead, who married Sally Watson-Winstead. Step and Margaret's daughter,
who was my great grandmother, was named Sally Winstead Parrish-she married Tom Parrish, and they had my grandmother,Margaret Parrish Ratcliffe Robertson. I do know that Step and Margaret Demonbreun- Mathews/Mathis-Winstead,
was married to a William Mathews before marring my ancestor,
Step Winstead. She was by all indications, from, or living in Nashville at some time before their marraige, but I cannot find any other information on Margaret. She and Step
were married in 1880. He was born in 1845, she was born around 1849. Anyone with any information on the Winsteads,
Mathis'/Mathews' may contact me at shandralewis@yahoo.com;
also, if I can be of any help to anyone on genealogy matters
you may contact me at this email address.



 

Name: Shandra Lewis <shandralewis@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-07-16
Name of enslaved ancestor Ned Winstead
Date of birth and place of birth 1790;Franklin,Tennessee
Date of death and place of death date unknown;d.-Franklin,Tn.
Comments:
I think that this is a wonderful project; I just wish that
I had the $15.00 right now to get started. I have been
researching my ancestors for some twenty years now-I'm now
44 years old.

 

Name: P.FazziniFor <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-07-16
Name of enslaved ancestor Bass Reeves (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1838 (?) Texas ?
Date of death and place of death Jan 12, 1910 ,Muskogee, OK
Comments:
For nearly 40 years legendary lawman of Oklahoma
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-07-15
Comments:
On interest-check out website "Loyalist Studies Online"
Has an interesting section of African Americans who fought
with British/Loyalist forces in any catagory-from spys to soldiers!

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-07-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Ronie Bean (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1876 ? Big Thicket Texas ?
Comments:
OF interest-a "real daugther" of slaves".
PP>528-529 "National Georgraphic" October 1974 (Reference only)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-07-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Cudjoe Kazoola Lewis (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1840's West coast of Africa (Gulf of Guinea)
Date of death and place of death 1935, Plateau, Alabama
Comments:
Last survivor of slave ship "Clotilda" 1860 voyeage
Leagacy of "Clotilda" slaves-founding of community
of Africiatown, Mobile County, ALabama

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-07-15
Name of enslaved ancestor "Uncle Henry" Walls (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1884 ? Tennessee
Comments:
Of Interest:
Voted for the first time on Nov 3, 1981 in Butler Co, Ohio at age 97!

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-07-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Mrs. Ella (Hopewell) Ferrell Ellis (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth April 30, 1879 Winchester Ky
Comments:
Of Interest:
Ella Hopewell born youngest of 14 children to
Morton and a Harriet Hopewell. Mother died when she was a baby. Married Walter Ferrell 1897. (Son Emerson Ferrell
died age 74 Dayton, Ohio). 2nd husband John Ellis.
Ella celebrated 100 birthday in 1979

 

Name: Beverly Maaya <bhmay7@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-07-11
Name of enslaved ancestor James H. Cartwright
Date of birth and place of birth 1862
Date of death and place of death Arkansas, unknown year
Comments:
This is a great site. I wish I had known about it last year when I was teaching 7th and 8th grade. My students would have loved it.
I am trying to confirm that James Cartwright on the 1880 TN census listed as mulatto is the same James listed on the 1900 Ark. census. If this is so, then he was passing for white. He married an Altom. I have a message on the African American board and received a suggestion that I post one here.
Beverly Maaya

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-07-09
Name of enslaved ancestor Emma Hopper (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1872 ? La ?
Date of death and place of death 2 March 1917, Hammond La
Comments:
Lynched after she shot a Police Officer who tried to arrest
her for shooting and wounding a white boy

 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-07-08
Name of enslaved ancestor Will Brown (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1878 ?
Date of death and place of death 28 Sept 1919 Omaha Nebraska
Comments:
Shot/burned/Lynched by a mob
 

Name: MARVA HENDERSON <QUEENMJH@AOL.COM>
Date: 2003-07-08
Name of enslaved ancestor BINER HENDERSON
Date of birth and place of birth UNKNOWN/CASWELL CO.,NC
Date of death and place of death UNKNOWN/CASWELL CO.,NC
Comments:
THE HENDERSONS (PATERNAL SIDE) ARE FROM CASWELL COUNTY,NORTH CAROLINA.BINER HENDERSON WAS THE FATHER OF MY GREAT GRANDFATHER,NATHANIEL HENDERSON.I BELIEVE THAT THE 4TH GENERATION OF HENDERSONS FROM ENGLAND WHO SETTELED IN CASWELL COUNTY,NC MAY HAVE BEEN THE HENDERSON SLAVE OWNERS. THE PERSON I FOUND WAS NAMED JOHN HENDERSON WHO CAME OVER IN THE LATE 1700'S.
 

Name: Gail Swan <gailswan@attbi.com>
Date: 2003-07-06
Name of enslaved ancestor Dinah
Date of birth and place of birth Maryland
Comments:
I am looking for the slave owner of DINAH MANNS from Ann Arundel Co. Maryland. I believe that she was owned by JOHN RIDOUT. Ridout happened to be the Sales Agent for the Ligoner, the slave ship that brought Kunta Kinte to this country.

I would appreciate any information about this issue.

Thank you so much,

Gail

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-06-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Brice (Not ancestor)
Date of death and place of death February 1870 Bastrop Co Texas
Comments:
Reported killed by Texas Outlaw William P. Longley & his
brother-in-law. Reportably a black woman was also killed
by Longley and relative.
See Handbook of Texas online

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-06-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Green Evans (not ancestor)
Date of death and place of death Dec 20, 1868 Bell County Texas
Comments:
Killed by Texas Outlaw William P. Longley.
See Handbook of Texas Online

 

Name: Wesley R. Fortman <wrfortm@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-14
Name of enslaved ancestor Ella Washington
Date of birth and place of birth January 5, 1858 Jamestown, Virginia
Date of death and place of death September 5, 1922 Aurora, Illinois
Comments:
This was my Great Great Grandmother,On the same day that the rest of her family was separated and sold on the Auction block she was secreted into a large barrel and rode the Underground Railway to freedom She and a lady named Twiggs who had her papers of Manumission landed at a station in Aurora, Illinois where she lived the rest of her life.
 

Name: Wesley R. Fortman <wrfortm@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-14
Name of enslaved ancestor James Lamar
Date of birth and place of birth 1870 Huntsville, Alabama
Date of death and place of death Unknown
Comments:
This was my Great Great Grandfather. It is told that he was the Masters favored and trusted slave. When the Union Army approached their area, He and the Master buried the family Valuables in a wooded area on their property. He eventually wended his way to Aurora, Illinois where he married my Great Grandmother Ella Washington.
 

Name: Wesley R. Fortman, Sr. <wrfortm@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-13
Name of enslaved ancestor George Washington Fortman
Date of birth and place of birth Paducah, Kentucky
Date of death and place of death Date of death,unknown..Evansville, Indiana
Comments:
My Great Great Grandfather, George Washington Fortman married a Lady named Sarah Jane Glenn who was also born in Kentucky. His Grandson James W. Fortman who lived in Seattle at the time of his death was my Father.I live in Aurora, Illinois. Most of the rest of his descendents live in Evansville, Indiana.
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-06-13
Name of enslaved ancestor Jimmie Jeans (not ancestor)
Comments:
Freed slave of John Randolph of Virginia.
Resident of Piqua, Miami County, Ohio
Photogragh taken 1900 reproduced p.148
of Leonard Hill's article on Freed Randolph slaves
Leonard Hill Scrapbook 1970 (Probably out of print)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-06-13
Name of enslaved ancestor Shadrack White "Buddie Shang" (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1815 Virginia
Date of death and place of death 1912, age 97, Shelby County, Ohio
Comments:
Among slaves freed by John Randolph of Virginia.
Resident of Lacyburg, Shelby County, Ohio.
See article/photo by Rich Wallace, SCHS February 1997 online

 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-06-13
Name of enslaved ancestor Hamet (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth late 1730's/early 1740's Africia
Date of death and place of death Middletown CT ?
Comments:
Resident of Middletown Ct-in Sept 1839-nearly one hundred
years old-drew a pension for service in American Revolution
and had been reprotably owned by George Washington
Ref-William Cooper Neil "The Colored Patritots of the
American Revolution" .p.59 UNC website

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-06-13
Name of enslaved ancestor Richard Cozzens (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth Africia
Date of death and place of death 1829, Providence, Rhode Island
Comments:
Fifer-Rhode Island Regiment-AMerican Revolution.
P.56 of William Cooper Neil "The Colored Patriots of the
American Revoluion" UNC website

 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-06-13
Name of enslaved ancestor Ebenezer Hills (not ancestor)
Comments:
Correction to previous note-he was born 1739 not 1730
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-06-13
Name of enslaved ancestor Ebenezer Hills (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1730, Stonington CT
Date of death and place of death August 1849, Vienna, New York
Comments:
Veteran of the American Revolution.
See p.59 of William Cooper Neil's "The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution." Online at U NC website

 

Name: OZOZ <MUGU@LOME.COM>
Date: 2003-06-09
Name of enslaved ancestor mol
Date of birth and place of birth yy-
Date of death and place of death jj
Comments:
lomeeeeeeeeeeeee
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-06-08
Comments:
Of Interest an article in todays "Parade" magazine reports
DNA test can determine Africian tribal Ancestory

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-05-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Bill Molat (not ancestor)
Comments:
Was a waiter to Colonel Abel (Fiarfield CT(?) Dec 1776
"American Heritage" April/May 1980 pp.53-54

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-05-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Jehu Grant (not ancestor)
Date of death and place of death Rhode Island ?
Comments:
On Interest Jehu Grant served American Revolution.
See "American Heritage" magazine (.p.55) April/May 1980
"The Revolution Remembered" (Copyrigthed)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-05-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Prince Young/Yongey/Jonar (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1698 Africia
Date of death and place of death Dec 21, 1797, Framingham, Mass
Comments:
Brought from Africa at about age 25 years.
Owned by Col. Joseph Buckminister of Framingham MAss
and Joseph's son Deacon Thomas Buckminister.
Prince married 1737 Nancy Peterattucks in Framingham, Mass.
Had several children-a son who died young and a daugther
Phebe (never married0

 

Name: Anita S. Williams <awilliams@philaedfund.org>
Date: 2003-05-12
Name of enslaved ancestor Carrie Walker
Date of birth and place of birth 1855 - Columbus MS
Date of death and place of death Unknown
Comments:
Not certain this ancestor was enslaved.
 

Name: Lee M. Bryant <lmbryant@ameritech.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Name of enslaved ancestor WOOLFORK, Nelson
Date of birth and place of birth Jan. 1832 Virginia
Date of death and place of death ?/? Arkansas
Comments:
I've probably identified 3-6 other enslaved ancestors.
 

Name: Patricia Armstrong-Watkins <PatriciaMWatkins@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-14
Name of enslaved ancestor Eliza Randolph
Comments:
I have located my gggrandmother Eliza Randolph with the John Hampden Randolph family of Iberville Parish, LA. Eliza is listed on the 1870 census. The 1880 census list her as being born in Virgina. John H. Randolph was the builder and owner of Nottoway Plantation in Iberville Parish, Eliza is listed as cook (1880. Eliza had the following children listed on the 1870 census:

Bayou Goula, Iberville Parish, Ward 1
Randolph, Liza 40 F B Birthplace Virginia
Emile 15 M M Louisiana
Robert 12 M M "
George 9 M M "
Alice 7 F M "
listed next door
Randolph, Josephine 3 F B "
Green, Emily 20 F B "
Green, Emma 6mos F B "

Josephine is my great grandmother, she and her siblings are listed at Nottoway Plantation on the 1880 census with the surname THOMPSON.

Lisa RANDOLP Self Female MU 60 LA Cook LA LA
Alice THOMPSON Dau S Female MU 16 LA Wash LA LA
Josephine THOMPSON Dau S Female MU 13 LA Nurse LA LA
Lisa THOMPSON Dau S Female MU 15 LA LA LA
George THOMPSON Son S Male MU 20 LA Cooper LA LA L Emma Grain Dau S MU 9 LA LA LA

Josephine married Samuel De Lavallade April 30, 1885 at St. Paul's Church in Bayou Goula (Iberville Parish) LA. , she died in Chicago,Cook County,IL in 1943.

Any information about this Randolph/Thompson family greatly appreciated. Including John Hampden Randolph's life in VA, MS and the Civil War move/stay in Washington County, TX. John is the son of Judge,Peter Randolph.




 

Name: Amaziah Thomas "Tom" Lee <fflmary2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-04-07
Name of enslaved ancestor Last name is Lee
Date of birth and place of birth April 14, 1868, Monroe CO, Tn
Date of death and place of death April 1, 1952, Memphis, Tn
Comments:
I would like the life history of Tom Lee. Not the story of how he saved 32 people and they named a park after him. I would like the life story about Amaziah Thomas "Tom" Lee. It is already known he and his family was born in 1800 slavery times. It is known that his father is William G. Lee and mother is Margaret Jane Morgan. I would like more indepth personal information on Tom Lee.
 

Name: Amaziah Thomas "Tom" Lee <fflmary2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-04-07
Name of enslaved ancestor Last name is Lee
Date of birth and place of birth April 14, 1868, Monroe CO, Tn
Date of death and place of death April 1, 1952, Memphis, Tn
Comments:
I would like the life history of Tom Lee. Not the story of how he saved 32 people and they named a park after him. I would like the life story about Amaziah Thomas "Tom" Lee. It is already known he and his family was born in 1800 slavery times. It is known that his father is William G. Lee and mother is Margaret Jane Morgan. I would like more indepth personal information on Tom Lee.
 

Name: PRISCILLA <edwin@rcnchicago.com>
Date: 2003-03-26
Name of enslaved ancestor minervia palms
Date of birth and place of birth africa
Date of death and place of death westlake la
Comments:
i would like to know information about my great great grandmother i knew her daughter which was my great grandmother i would like to know who was my great great father i cannot find any information on him thank you
 

Name: Edward Lewis Jr <edwlew@msn.com>
Date: 2003-03-17
Name of enslaved ancestor Banks Sanders or either Lee Banks Sanders
Date of birth and place of birth 1824 - Virginia
Date of death and place of death 1907 -Hinds County, MS
Comments:
Banks a slave lived in Chester County, SC from 1841 thru 1870.Banks was on the John Sanders Plantation in 1860,and in 1870 on the John W.Wilkes Plantation as a laborer.Banks had a wife named Rebecca,and they had several children,he also had children by Amanda Smith, a cook.Had a son named John Sanders,my ggrandfather and a son named Banks Sanders Jr.it is unknown when he went to MS,but he died in Hinds Cty, MS in 1907. Would like to know if a bill of sale for him being bought and taken to SC, and any other info I could find out about him.
 

Name: Sharyn P. Hunter <shunter149@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-03-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Richard L. Poynor
Date of birth and place of birth June 22, 1802 Halifax Co., VA
Date of death and place of death March 27, 1882 Williamson Co., TN
Comments:
My gggrandfather, Richard, came to Williamson County, TN with the white Robert Poynor family about 1811 from Halifax Co., VA. According to oral family history, Robert was his father. Richard was said to have had red hair and freckles, had been taught by the Poynor's to read and write and was given status in the community not accorded to other slaves. The Poynor family owned a store and were furniture and cabinetmakers. Richard, or Dick as he was called, was taught this trade and became a highly skilled furniture maker. When Robert died in 1848, Dick was allowed to purchase part of his estate, not common for slaves, items including farm equipment and furniture making tools. Robert's slave inventory upon his death included Dick and his six children, including among them, my gggrandmother, Mary. Dick and his son, James, valued at $450 and $600 respectively, became the property of Dr. A. B. Poynor, Robert's son. Dick's Daughter, Catherine, valued at $600, became the property of Joseph A. Barr & wife. Dick's son, Thomas, valued at $650, became the property of John Poynor, Robert's son. Dick's daughters Mary and Lucinda, valued at $850, were the property of S. Sudberry & wife. The wives of the aformentioned slave owners were the daughters of Robert and half sisters of Richard's.
Dick Poynor later became famous for his furniture. In 1999, Williamson Co., TN celebrated its bicentennial and displayed several of his Poynor chairs in the Tennessee statehouse in Nashville in his honor. To date, over 20 of the original chairs are still in existence.

 

Name: Verne <LVaughn492@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-03-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Informational Article
Comments:
Georgia slave legend draws tourists
September 1, 2002 Posted: 08:04:00 PM PDT


The Associated Press
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - In May 1803, 10 Nigerians captured to work on coastal Georgia plantations chose to drown themselves in Dunbar Creek rather than live as slaves.
The legend keeps some islanders from fishing and crabbing in the creek out of fear the men haunt its waters. About 75 people visited the creek this weekend to designate the area as holy ground and to give men peace.
"They were souls forced here to die without a proper burial. It's a step toward creating rest for us and our ancestors," said Adonijah O. Ogbonnaya, who lives in Illinois.
The drowned men were among dozens of men, women and children from Nigeria's Igbo or Ibo tribe who were enslaved to work on coastal Georgia cotton plantations. Descendants of the survivors settled on the island and now live throughout the world.
The weekend event, organized by the St. Simons African-American Heritage Coalition, included lessons on the tribe's history and customs and a procession to the creek.
Local schools have recently incorporated the event in history classes. There is no historical marker at the site.
"It's an oral tale that's been told down - not written. But it did happen," said Pat Morris, executive director of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society. "It's one of those things that we're always learning more about to tell the complete story. History isn't static."
The source most quoted on the subject is a 1989 book by H.A. Sieber that has accounts of the drowning told by the survivors' descendants.
According to Sieber's book, as the men marched to their death, they sang in their native tongue: "The water brought us; the water will take us away."

 

Name: Verne <LVaughn492@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-03-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Peggie (Ramsey)
Date of birth and place of birth 1800 - Africa
Date of death and place of death ?? - Glynn County Georgia
Comments:
Located her on the 1870 census for Glynn County Georgia. Her birthplace was indicated as Africa and her age was 70. I have not been successful in finding what plantation she came from.
 

Name: Florine Pratt <PRATTHERE@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-06
Name of enslaved ancestor Mike Brown
Date of birth and place of birth Harrodsburg, KY, 1829
Date of death and place of death Henderson, KY, 1911
Comments:
Mike was my maternal gr-grandfather. He was trained to be a blacksmith. According to family tradition, his mistress, a lady named Mrs. Elizabeth R. Hall, allowed him to keep all the money that he made to take care of his needs, etc. After some time he had saved enough money so that he was able to "purchase" his future wife, Susan(my gr-grandmother). Together they had seven children. Four of these children lived into adulthood. one of whom was my grandmother. Her name was Georgianna.
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-02-28
Comments:
Of Interest-a copy of Charles H. Wesley's 1977 "Prince Hall Life and Legacy" 1983 edition can be purchased for $13.80
from United Supreme Council
A.A.S.R.,
PHA, S.J.
Post Office Box 73248
Washington D.C. 20056-3248

 

Name: P.FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-02-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Ellen Johnson (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1825 (Kentucky(?)
Comments:
In the "Afro-AMerican" Sept 19, 1885 a notice is given of a
reunion in Lousiville (Ky) concerning Ellen Johnson and her
mother. Fifty years before they had been seperated-her mother was sold doen th river-New Orleans. NOw mother and
daugther were reuniting-the mother (name not given) was aged
112-her daugther Ellen Johnson was 60 years. The reporter
was astonished that also present were great-great-grandchildren of Ellen Johnson (five generations).
Ref-newspaper "Afro-AMerican" of Sept 19, 1885.
Website source-"Africian-American Experience in Ohio 1850-1920" Website Ohio Historical Society.

 

Name: Shelley Johnson <sjoh873442@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-23
Name of enslaved ancestor Alice Woodson
Date of birth and place of birth 1860 in Ms
Date of death and place of death 25 Aug 1936 Holmes Co. Ms
Comments:
Alice was my GGGrand mother. According to family story, she had a brother William, and sisters named Eliza, Sarah,and Katie. I first located them in carroll Co. Ms.
 

Name: Shelley Johnson <sjoh873442@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-23
Name of enslaved ancestor William Wall
Date of birth and place of birth 1838 North Carolina
Date of death and place of death Ms
Comments:
William came to Ms with white family of Walls about 1859. Found the family in the 1870 and 1880 Ms federal census.
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-02-23
Comments:
Of Interest the DAR Book on African and American Indians
PAtriots can be purchased from DAR ($10.00). See DAR Main page on purcahsing a copy.

 

Name: Deborah Munir <debdeb360@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-02-22
Name of enslaved ancestor Samuel Jackson
Date of birth and place of birth late 1700, Edgefield S.C.
Date of death and place of death unknown, Edgefield S.C.
Comments:
we had hear through family that Samuel Jackson was a slave.
We have no idea what part of Africa he was born in. He had children and one of his children was named William Jackson and they had a farm in Edgefield S.C. William Jackson married a Lucille Youngblood. They had about eight children.
Luther, Mary, William, Hattie, Joseph, Norman, Thomas, Anna
mae. William Jackson moved to Boston and died in 1927. He was run over by a train. I have been searching for some time now trying to get information regarding Samuel Jackson.
Maybe some one out there may have some information.
thank you

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-02-10
Comments:
Of Interest-Cable Channel HBO is having readings from Slave
narratives begining at 800 PM Today

 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-02-02
Comments:
Of Interest:
"Proud Shoes-The Story of An AMerican Family" by Pauli Murray 1956

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-02-02
Comments:
Of Interest-THe Latest issue of "Smithsonian" magazine
tells of numbered metal tags worn by slaves giving number;
occupation and place of residence

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Mrs. Margaret Robbins (not relative)
Date of birth and place of birth Nov 9, 1895, Raleigh, North Carolina
Date of death and place of death January 25, 2003 Dayton, Ohio
Comments:
On Interest-a person who lived in three centuries!
(Sorry-no family name given in obit)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Eliza Walker (not ancestor)
Date of death and place of death 1915, Nacogdoches, Texas
Comments:
See website "Find a Grave" for above person (former slave)
(Don't know if this website is copyrighted or not)

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-26
Comments:
Of Interest-in "Indian Country Today" newspaper of
Nov 29, 2000 issue "Dialogue opens on Black Indians in
Indian Country" this account has internet link to former
slave accounts

 

Name: Webelene Bethea <Whatsagirl@prodigy.net>
Date: 2003-01-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Daniel "Rufus" Sanders
Comments:
Hi, I had applied 3-4 months ago for membership and wanted to know how long does the process takes before receiving a certificate?
Sincerely



-++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-26
Comments:
Of Interest-The DAR Main page has Exhibition on "Forgotten
Patriots" African and Native AMericans.Check it out.

 

Name: Ginny & Andre' Easton <gindre43920@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Priscilla ?? Boatwright
Date of birth and place of birth abt 1846 Jefferson Co., Georgia
Date of death and place of death after 1953 possible in Philadelphia, Pa. ??
Comments:
Found in East Liverpool Review
Monday 12-28-1953
Marking her 107 year birthday,
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mrs. Priscilla Boatwright recalls
when as a slave, she heard the news
of President Lincoln's emancipation
proclamation and ran into the field
and sang praises to God. She was born
in Jefferson Co., Georgia in 1846.
Now she is partally crippled,
but sees and hears wells.

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-23
Comments:
Note acess online "The Lawrence Register" at
<"http://www.lawrencecountyohio.com"

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-22
Comments:
Note-a site worth looking into on Ohio Africian-Americans:
"Lawrence Register-Genealogical & Historical Website for LAwrence County, Ohio." Go to subject heading of
"Africian-AMericans"

 

Name: P.FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-19
Name of enslaved ancestor Shadrack White (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1815, Virginia (Randolph Slave)
Date of death and place of death 1912 Shelby County, Ohio
Comments:
One of the freed Randolph slaves who settled in Ohio was
Shadrack White aka Buddie Shang. See online articles by
former Shelby County Historical Society President R. Wallace
A portait of White appears on front page of Shelby County
Ohio "Historical Highlights" February 1997 Vol 3 Issue 1.
A descendant of Randolph slaves Mr. Jim Humphrey was a
mayor of Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio.

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-19
Comments:
There are cases of African Americans who served with the
Loyalists/Tories during American Revolution.
On Internet go to "Loyalist Studies Online"

 

Name: Samuel Alexander <KVET715@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-16
Name of enslaved ancestor Samuel Alexander
Date of birth and place of birth 1852 Mecklenburg County, Virginia
Date of death and place of death 1942 Philadelphia, Pa.
Comments:
He owned and operated the Alexander Riding Academy for more than 55 years in Phila. Pa., until his death.
 

Name: Shelley Johnson <sjoh873442@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-12
Name of enslaved ancestor Delphia Hampton Burton
Date of birth and place of birth Jun 1840 Ms
Date of death and place of death Ms
Comments:
Delphia was in the house with her son in Holmes Co. Ms 1900. She was missing in the 1910 census. I've not yet been able to locate a death record.
 

Name: P. fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-12
Comments:
Among Africian Partiots of Mass:
(P.21) At Bunker Hill:
Titus Coburn of Andover (pensioned)
Alexander Ames of Andover (pensioned)
Barzilai Lew of Andover. Fifer (pensioned) he had a daughter
named Mrs. Dalton who lived a few rods from the battlefield
(pp.22-23)
Jeremy Jonah-served same regiment as Seymour Burr.
(pp.24-25)
"Col. Middleton"-commander of a company known as the
"Bucks of America"-resident of Belknap Street (Boston(?)
(.p.35):
Quack Matrick of Stoughton Corner (pensioned)
Job Lewis of Lancaster 2 terms of 3 years -third term for remainder of war. Died November 1797. Son-Joel W. Lewis.
Prince Richards of East Bridewater (Pensioned)

Reference:
Nell, William Cooper. "The Colored Patriots of THe AMerican
Revolution" (Online version)
Note: Copyrighted-This work is the property of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, It may be used
freely by individuals for research, teaching and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in
the text."

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-12
Name of enslaved ancestor Philip Andrews (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1762 ?
Date of death and place of death 30 May 1842 age over 80 years Ludlow, Mass
Comments:
Was a servant to a British Captain. Age 16 he deserted to
American Army.

.p.35

Nell, William Cooper. "The Colored Patriots of the AMerican
Revolution" (Online version)

Copyrighted This work is the property of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It may be used freely by
individuals for research, teaching and personal use as long
as this statement of availability is included in the text."

 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-12
Name of enslaved ancestor Cesar (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1722
Date of death and place of death Buried Dec 12, 1807 age 85 Andover MAss
Comments:
Servant to Nehemiah Abbot. Died of old age.
Andover Mass Marraige and Death Records Vol II .p.573

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-12
Name of enslaved ancestor Ebenezer Hills (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1739, Stonington Ct
Date of death and place of death August 1849 age 110, Vienna, New York
Comments:
Born a slave and became free at age 28. Served throughtout
AMerican Revolution at battles of Saratoga and Stillwater;
present at surrender of Burgoyne

P.136

Nell, William Cooper. "The Colored Patriots of the American
Revolution" Online version.
Note-Copyrighted. THis work is the property of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It may be used
freely by individuals for research, teaching and personal
use as long as this statement of availability is included in
the text."


 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-12
Name of enslaved ancestor Henry Hill (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1753
Date of death and place of death August 12, 1833 age 80 Chilicothe, Ohio
Comments:
Served American Revolution-Was at the battles of Lexington, Brandywine, Monmouth, Princeton and Yorktown.
P.20
Nell, William Cooper. "THe Colored Patriots of the American
Revolution" (Online)

Note-copyrighted. THis work is the property of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It may be used
freely by individuals for research, teaching and personal
use as long as this statement of availability is included in
the text."

 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-12
Comments:
A list of Africian AMerican patriots who served in Rhode Island Regiment American Revolution pp.128-134 of following
refence:

Nell, William Cooper. "The Colored Patriots of the AMerican
Revolution" (Online version)

Note Copyrighted-This work is the property of the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It may be used freely by
individuals for research, teaching and personal use as long as this statement of availabiluty is included in the text."

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-12
Name of enslaved ancestor Richard Cozzens (Not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth Africia
Date of death and place of death 1829 Providence, R,I.
Comments:
Fifer-Rhode Island Regiment (American Revolution)
.p.128 William Cooper Nell "The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution"
Note-copyrighted "This work is the Property of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in
the text."

 

Name: Teresa Harris <tharris@arkansas.net>
Date: 2003-01-11
Name of enslaved ancestor In Pike Co., AR
Comments:
If you think you might have ancestors in Pike Co., AR go to the address below to search Slave/Free Black Records:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~arpcahs/pcahsolr/pcahsolr.htm#SlaveFreeBlackRecords

 

Name: Cassandra Skipper <C_Skipper>
Date: 2003-01-11
Name of enslaved ancestor Biggers
Date of birth and place of birth Albemarle, Charolettsville, Va.
Date of death and place of death Albermarle, Charolettsville, Va.
Comments:
Searching for information on the plantations master/owner of the Biggers family from Albermarle, Charolettsville, Va.

Please email me at C_Skipper@msn.com

 

Name: Teresa Harris <tharris@arkansas.net>
Date: 2003-01-11
Name of enslaved ancestor Jack Jaws
Comments:
Jack Jaws is not my ancestor but I wanted his name to have visibility.

While searching for my ancestors in Smith Co., TN I ran across a statement as shown below:

“A certificate from the Isle of Wight Virginia certifying the freedom of Jack generally called Jack Jaws was produced in open court and ordered to be recordedö.

This was taken from the Smith Co., TN County Court Minutes, Vol #9, 1820-1822 (probably page 541).

Hope this helps someone.

 

Name: Regina Oakes <reg1oakes@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-01-08
Name of enslaved ancestor Cato Bendross
Date of birth and place of birth 1800/Virginia
Date of death and place of death after 1880/Jakin,Georgia
Comments:
Found my gggggrandfather first in the 1870 census. In the 1880 census, it states that both of his parents were born in Africa. My ancestors were on the plantation of James Shackelford,name of it was "The Pines",located in Early County Georgia. The plantation was over 3,000 acres.
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2003-01-05
Name of enslaved ancestor Unknown girl (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth Augusta County, Virginia
Comments:
In his will of May 24, 1813 William Ross of Augusta County,
VA left to his wife "..a negro girl and her increase..".
(Interestingly he also left to his wife a horse named Samson
although he did not name the girl left to his wife!)

 

Name: Yaa Venson <y7424d@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-03
Name of enslaved ancestor see below
Comments:
Seeking information on the following:

William Lesueur (or Lesssueur) of Virginia, moved to Allentown, PA with family early 1900.

Rhoden family in Albany or Troy,NY 1880s - 1900

Rhoden family in Hamilton, NC circa 1860.

Robert Gerrard of Clay County, KY married to Betty Adams, a son James (born apx 1895-1900) and a daughter Mary. Mary thought they were descended from John Adams. Anybody researching this connection?



 

Name: Karen Mazique <Karenokdoll@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-01
Name of enslaved ancestor Ephram Jordan Spight
Date of birth and place of birth 4-4-1849 Ripley, MS
Date of death and place of death 02-25-1926 Memphis, TN
Comments:
Ephram Spight is my great-great grandfather. His slave owner was Captain Thomas Spight of Ripley, MS. Ephraim served in the U.S, 55th Colored Infantry in the Civil War at Brice's Crossroads.
 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-12-29
Comments:
Note-On the Internet is "Genforum"
Type "American" in Forum Finder.
Among catagories listed are
Africian-AMerican Genealogy Forum
American Indian Genealogy Forum
Note: Any new persons placing a query or answering one
must register with Genforum

 

Name: David Grant <dlgrant7@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-12-28
Name of enslaved ancestor Millie Dickens
Date of birth and place of birth Edgecombe County, NC
Date of death and place of death Edcombe County, NC
Comments:
Wife of Kelford Dickens, born Edgecombe County, NC, 1831. She had six children with him, one of whom, Lucy, is my great-grandmother. Lucy was born, apparently free, in 1861.
 

Name: Cheryl McMullen <cherylm@starband.net>
Date: 2002-12-23
Name of enslaved ancestor sisters, Amanda and Harriet and brother Charles
Date of birth and place of birth Jackson County, Texas
Date of death and place of death unknown
Comments:
While transcribing my GGG grandfather's old probate records, I discovered three previously unknown ancestors. This is what I know thus far:

William Bracken, b. abt 1803 in Kentucky to Mathew and Nancy Rogers Bracken, moved to Texas with the Green Dewitt Colony. He fought in the Texas Revolution aginst the Mexicans at the battle of Lipititalan. In the battle he lost 3 fingers on his right hand and fractured his left. After Texas became a republic, William received several large land grants for his service in the revolution. These lands were in Comal, Bexar, Jackson and Victoria Counties. William settled on the Lavaca River in Jackson County where he farmed and ranched free range cattle. At the time of his death, January 20, 1852, William Bracken was a wealthy landowner, with "three proper children" and "three children of African blood".

I have found William's will and on his death bed he specifically calls out the names of his children. By his "adopted wife" Elisabeth Schneider, he had three "proper" children: Mary Bracken, Robert Schneider Bracken, and Sophie Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bracken. Records show Mary to be born Feb. 10, 1948. Robert to be born November 25, 1949, and Lizzie on August 24, 1851 or 1852.

William also names Harriet, Amanda, and Charles as his children of African blood. (dates of birth unknown, however, they were born prior to the adoption of his wife Elisabeth Schneider) In the will, William asks for his son, Charles, to be purchased back. (other records show that Charles was sold to the Kerr family) William asks that once Charles is purchased, that he and his two sisters be taken to a free Union state, emancipated, educated, and at the time of legal age, they should share equally in his inheritance with his three "proper" children.

Other court records show the Kerr Estate petitioning the court arguing that since Charles was the property of their estate, then any inheritance Charles might receive would rightly go to the Kerr Estate.

William Bracken's brothers and sisters also petition the court arguing that since Amanda, Harriet, and Charles were property of William Bracken, that they could not legally inherit anything just like a "horse or a guinnea pig" could not.

The outcome for Amanda, Harriet and Charles is unknown. I have no idea how to find them.

Inventory records show names of other enslaved men and women:
Tobias, is listed as a "negro boy" on the 1852 inventory, with a billof sale for $450.00 On March 31, 1854, "Toby" is sold at public auction to Peter White for the sum of $500. The Bill of Sale lists Toby as "a negro man...about forty five or fifty years old of dark complexion." Then on the same day, Toby is sold and conveyed to Wilkins Hunt for the sum of $500. It appears that Wilkins Hunt is an Executor or Administrator of the Bracken Estate and for whatever purposes, Peter White had to make the purchase of Toby from the Beracken Estate.

Inventory dated 1-21-1852 also lists
slave Bill $900.
negro boy Richard $750.00
negro boy Britton $300.00
negro boy Cato "abandoned long befor decd"
woman slave by the name of Amy $500.00

 

Name: P.F azzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-12-13
Comments:
Comment on latest entry D. Southall-his descendants could
try to join the SOns of Confederate Veterans org.

 

Name: Ginny & Andre' Easton <gindre43920@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-12-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Danile Southall
Date of birth and place of birth 11-29-1843 - Richmond, Virginia
Date of death and place of death 6-14-1934 East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., Ohio
Comments:
Death Notice

East Liverpool Review
FORMER SLAVE SUCCUMBS HERE
Daniel Southall Sr., 90,
who served his Master as a orderly in Civil War
Heart Attack Victim

Daniel Southall Sr., 90,
who was born of Slave parents and
served in the Civil War from
1861 to 1865 as an orderly to his Master,
Lieutenant Algerhon Timberlake,
of Company 4, West Virginia Confederate Cavalry,
died suddenly from a heart attack
at his home in Ross Meadows,
Thursday at 5:15 pm.
He was born near Richmond Virginia,
November 29, 1843,
and went through several encounters
in which the cavalry assisted
General Fitzhugh Lee,
Job Stuart, &
General Wickham.
He was captured by
General U.S. Grant's troops
at appomattox and
was held pirsoner until the end of the War
when he moved to West Virginia.
He came here in 1878.
Besides his widow,
Mrs. Amanda Reed Southall,
he is survived by;
6 sons;
George Southall of East Liverpool, Ohio
Daniel Southall Jr. of East Liverpool, Ohio
David Southall of East Liverpool, Ohio
William Southall of East Liverpool, Ohio
John Southall of East Liverpool, Ohio
Oliver Southall of Akron, Ohio
2 daughters;
Mrs. Annie Scott of Alanta, Georgia
Mrs. Hattie Clark of East Liverpool, Ohio
Funeral Services will be held in the
Glenmoor United Presbyterian Church
of which he was a member,
Sunday at 2:30 pm
in charge of the Pastor Rev. C.H. Cheeks.
Burial will be in the Spring Grove Cemetery.
Friends are asked to call at the home on Saturday.

**Notes Daniel was a very Religious Man he also enjoyed Walking, he was a 2nd degree Mason. He spent his married life in the big house that he built at 16686 Lisbon Street.
Many direct descendants still live in the East Liverpool Area.

 

Name: P.F azzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-12-02
Name of enslaved ancestor Jacob Nelson (not ancestor)
Comments:
On Internet is "1997 Queries Archive Little River County,
Arkansas" among query is one for ex slave Jacob Nelson written by descendant. Anyone having information on this
person should get in touch with descendant via above
website>

 

Name: Ginny & Andre' Easton <gindre43920@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Joseph W. Lillard
Date of birth and place of birth abt 1849 Bowling Green Kentucky
Date of death and place of death after 1954 in Chicago, Illinios
Comments:
East Liverpool Review
Saturday
January 2, 1954
Chicago, Illinois- Joseph W. Lillards birthday cake only held one candle, as he celebrated his 105th birthday yesterday at a convalscent home where friends gave him $105.00 and other gifts. He was born abt 1849 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the son of Slaves on a plantation.

 

Name: Ginny & Andre' Easton <gindre43920@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Charlie Smith
Date of birth and place of birth abt 7-4- 1842 in Africa
Date of death and place of death 10-1979 in Polk Co., Florida
Comments:
From Soc. Sec. site;
CHARLIE SMITH
04 Jul 1842
Oct 1979
33830 (Bartow, Polk, FL)
33830 (Bartow, Polk, FL)
266-54-0596
Florida
___________
East Liverpool Review
Thursday July 5, 1979

Charlie Smith Celebrated his 137th Birthday at a Nursing Home in Bartow, Polk Co., Florida.
The former slave is believed to be the oldest living American, and he does not know his true date of birth because he was kidnapped from africa and brought to the United States at a young age.
Sometime ago he decided to celebrate his birthday on Independence Day.


 

Name: Jonathan Taylor <jdtaylor@alum.mit.edu>
Date: 2002-11-25
Name of enslaved ancestor Billy State Taylor
Date of birth and place of birth abt. 1820 in Mecklenburg County, VA
Date of death and place of death abt. 1901 in Mecklenburg County, VA
Comments:
I have a computer program that will estimate the age of a slave using the information that is usually given in a will (price, date of sale, and sex).

I've found it helpful in establishing possible family relationships between slaves on a given plantation.

I'd be happy to do a free lookup for anyone that is interested. I can be reached at jdtaylor@alum.mit.edu

 

Name: Cheryl Bannister Rogers <cherylr@starpower.net>
Date: 2002-11-22
Name of enslaved ancestor Richard (Dick) Slaughter
Date of birth and place of birth abt. 1780 Virginia
Date of death and place of death Albemarle Co., VA
Comments:
Children born in Slavery-
Lee, b. abt 1817 d. 1//6/1883
Mary
Malcomb

 

Name: Jeffrey Butler <butler9714@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-11-22
Name of enslaved ancestor David & Cely Butler
Date of birth and place of birth Virginia - 1780
Date of death and place of death ?
Comments:
Hitting a brick wall (earlier census) trying to find the parents of Dave and Cely Butler of Fort Motte, SC..

They are listed in the 1880 Federal Census of South Carolina (Pine Grove Township). Their children are Matilda, Lincoln, Dave, Sherry, Tom B..
Cely's (age 70) listed place of birth in the 1850 SC Census (Greenville - 1850) is Virginia.

Any help that you can give would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Jeff Butler

 

Name: Ginny & Andre' <gindre43920@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-21
Name of enslaved ancestor Clara Huston
Date of birth and place of birth about 1939 possible Ga.
Date of death and place of death not found it yet...looking...
Comments:
Article from East Liverpool Review
11-15-1940

101 and Thoughtful

Aged Resident of Wellsville Recalls Slavery in Plantation

Life has been a struggle, a very long struggle, for Mrs. Clara A. Huston of Wellsville, Columbiana Co., Ohio.
Born into slavery, Mrs. Huston has outlived the oldest of her 5 children by 11 years.
Although she lost the sight of her right eye in a freak childhood mishap, she learned to read and write under the teachings of her children.
SIGHT ALMOST GONE
Her sight is almost gone now she sees a persons face only as a vague outline and she can't persue the bible, which she read almost daily while vision remained in the left eye.
Mrs. Huston wasn't very old when her first trouble came. At the age of 4 she saw her mother sold to a distant plantation owner, while she was forced to remain with her Aunt.
The aunt became "Mammy" to the little pig-tailed negroe girl, but in a short time the owner decided she was old enough for the auction block herself. Her mother and her Aunt she remembers only vaguely, and she has no recollection of her father.
Mrs. Huston believes she must be about 101 now, because she was a grown woman with 2 children when the Civil war broke out in 1861.
I ain't got very good recollection- things just come to me gradually. Mrs. Huston explains.
I was drug around so much when I was a slave that I can't remember things and places like I ought to.
Mrs. Huston still hobbles about and gets up and down stairs with a little difficulty. Her cane is a metal rod that once was the handle of a umbrella.
Rheumatism (inflammation) bothers her quite a bit "kinder 'cording to the weather" but something else irks her even more.
She like fresh fruit- keeps a dish of it at her bedside in case she gets a yen for a apple in the middle of the night.
CAN'T AFFORD FRUIT
On a monthly Blind Pension of 23.34 however Mrs. Huston says fruit is almost impossible to buy. Prices on everything has gone up so much you hardly can get enough to eat in that.
The mishap in which she lost her eye is still vividly clear in the aged womans mind. here's how she remembers it;
When she was about 6, one of her tasks was to walk more than a mile and a half everyday to drive a herd of calves to pasture. The long trek wasn't so bad in the summertime, but as colder weather approached the frozen ground cut her bare feet.
The little slave girl was in a quandary. Everyday her feet became more sore as she walked over rough sod. But to protect her feet, she would have to wear the buckskin brogans that the plantation owner ruled
'must only be worn on Sundays'
Them shoes one pair of 'em had to last you from the time you was a child, until you was a grown up.
Finally she decided to wear the brogans, defying the owners wrath, But coming back from the pasture shod comfortablly in the buckskins, she slipped into a creek and soaked her shoes.
The leather thongs that served as shoelaces swelled until the girl couldn't untie the knots, still she had to get the shoes off and sneak them back into the cabin before she was seen by the boss.
So Mrs. Houston stole into the "Big House" and took a fork to pick open the swollen shoelace knots. The first pulled apart easily, but the second defied her efforts
FORK PIERCES EYEBALL
Holding the fork at the end of the handle, and prying with the tines, she gave a last desperate jerk and the knot came free, but the frantic tugging motion carried through, and the fork pierced her eyeball. She was afraid to tell of the mishap at first, because it would need an explaination and the forbiden use of the shoes would be discpovered.
Finally ahe reported it, but a physician said it was to late
to save the sight. He bathed it in tea-water and told her to remain quiet. She hasn't used her right eye since, and the lid still droops onto her withered cheek.
And there's another childhood incident that Mrs.Huston remembers, but this one isn't tragic;
One of the heifers she drove from pasture just wouldn't stay with the herd. The ornery Animal wandered away constantly and the little girl had to chase it back.
Then she hit the solution,she would tie the frisky heifer's tail to the tail of the most docile animalin the herd, hoping one would keep the other in line.
But this didn't work long. The tied together animals bolted, ran on opposite sides of one tree and pulled off the tail of one.
The palntation boss never found out how that happened either, but he believed the injured animal had been attacked by wild beasts.
IS ROOSEVELT SUPPORTER
Mrs. Huston has voted only 3 times in her long life, and every time, 1932 - 1936 - & 1940 she cast her ballot for Franklin D. Roosevelt.
"I've gone though enough wars and I don't want to go though another one." Mrs. Huston said.
I don't have any children of my own to go to war, but I don't want to see other peoples boys go. Roosevelt got Mrs. Huston's vote for the third time this year by absentee ballott, because she believes the president will keep America out of conflict.
She doesn't listen to the radio very often, but she always gets in front of the loudspaeker when the president is speaking.
Mrs. Huston lives at 2101 Nevada St. Wellsville with her Mrs. Louesta Huston, wife of her son, Clemmie W. Huston,last of her 5 children, who died about 11 years ago.
Mrs. Husto who was divorced from her husband and retained her maiden name has lived with her daughter-in-law for the last 29 years.
NEVER PICKED COTTON
Almost every other former slave tells of a life spent in the cotton fields, but Mrs.Huston says "I never picked cotton in my life, but I did do haousework, tended cattle, chopped wood, and countless other farmchores, but never worked a cotton field.
She was one of the thousands of slaves freed by Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, which declared all slves in the states then in rebellion to be "Then thence foward and forever free"
She believes she was born in Rome Ga., but she isn't sure. A daughter Mary, died in Tennessee, and 3 other children in Laura, Georgia, and Willie, died in Pittsburgh, Pa.

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-11-18
Comments:
Of Interest-Zebulon York of Maine settled in Vidalia. LA.
At the outbreak of the Civil War he and his partner owned
six plantations with 1,700 slaves and an annual production
of 4,500 bales (of Cotton); they were also said to have paid
]largest realty taxes in the state. He became a Brigadier
General CSA and survived the war but was financially ruined
(Ezra J. Warner "Generals In Gray".p.347)

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-11-18
Name of enslaved ancestor "Pomp (A Negro)"-not ancestor
Date of birth and place of birth Connecticut ?
Date of death and place of death Killed 7/6/1779
Comments:
Listed page 136 from Peterson's "Known Military Dead During the American Revolutionary War 1775-1783"
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-11-14
Comments:
Note-peonage (legal slavery) still existed for black people
nearly 60 years after Civil War ended. See article in
April 1972 issue of American Heritage magazine.

 

Name: Vera Moore <la_raspberry@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Caroline
Date of birth and place of birth born 1818 Georgia
Date of death and place of death 1880-1900 Jasper County, Georgia
Comments:
Caroline ODOM is my G-G-G-G Grandmother and is first found in 1870 Putnam County, GA, age 57 and widowed. She is living with my G-G-G Grandparents Eben b. 1834 and Jeanette b. 1935 BURNEY and there childen: Silory b. 1856; Ella b. 1859; Jefferson b. 1861; William b. 1867; Carrie (twin)b. 1869 and Addie (twin) b. 1869 (son James came in 1873), a woman named Nancy BROWN age 70, born abt. 1800 also lived in the home, she died before 1880. In 1880 this family moved to Jasper County, GA, and Caroline still living at age 66 was living with my G-G Grandparents Silas and Ella (BURNEY) MOORE...their neighbors were her parents Ebin and Jeanette BURNEY 2 or so doors down. No husband yet found for Caroline ODOM.
Believe Caroline was last owned by Boykin Bennett ODOM b. 1818 GA to Winborne ODOM and Mary BENNETT. Only 2 ODOM slave owners in Putnam County since 1817...Winborne and his son Boykin. Caroline was likely first owned by Winborne who came to Putnam County in 1817 from Northampton County, NC (there he owned 13 slave in 1810). By 1820 Winborne owned 27 slaves...he died in 1827. Winborne's slaves were likely distributed to his wife Mary (he left no will), who married again 14 May, 1827 to Isam SHERLING in Putnam County. These slaves were then likely distrubted to Boykin upon leaving home. By 1840 Boykin owned 31 slaves and in 1850 he owned 37. He is listed on the 1860 Slave Schedule of Putnam County, but I have not found the total slaves for that year. I have a breakdown of males, females and age ranges for 1840 and well as a breakdown of Winbornes slaves in 1810 and 1820. In 1870 a total of 6 freed-slave ODOM families (not including Caroline) lived very near to Boykin. Likely they continued to work his farm after emancipation. I am currently waiting for a reply from the Putnam County Probate Court regarding the Estate and Inventory records of Winborne ODOM and Deed and Annual Return records for both Winborne and Boykin. Boykin died 17 Dec, 1886 in Putnam County. His Grandmother Rhoda (BOYKIN) BENNETT was a member of the BOYKIN family, large slave holders in Kershaw County, SC, and NC.

 

Name: Philip Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-11-08
Name of enslaved ancestor Nelson Byrd Hudson-USCT-not relative
Date of death and place of death Lynchburg, VA
Comments:
Reportably above USCT soldier is buried at Lynchburg, Va.
The Civil War Soldiers & Sailors system reports a N. B. Hudson who was a Coproral in Co "L" 5th Mass Colored Cavalry
For any additional information-please send to archivist
T. Delaney-for email see previous message.

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-11-08
Name of enslaved ancestor Philip (Whiteley) Pleasant-USCT-not relative
Date of death and place of death Lynchburg, Virginia
Comments:
Reportably the above USCT soldier is buried at Lynchburg,VA.
Anyone having additional information should email to
Archivist Ted Delancy <"ted@gravegarden.org">

 

Name: Ginny & Andre' Easton <gindre43920@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-04
Name of enslaved ancestor Margaret Ann Woods
Date of birth and place of birth 6-14-1850
Date of death and place of death abt 1952 Youngstown, Mahoning Co., Ohio
Comments:
Death Notice

Mrs.Margaret Ann Woods born in slavery more than 102 years ago, died at noon Wednesday while visiting her son, E.D. Woods at Youngstown, Mahoning Co., Ohio. She was Columbiana County's oldest Resident.
Mrs. Woods resided with her Daughter, Mrs. R. L. Latimore, wife of the pastor of the second Baptist Church, at 878 State St. She came to Esat Liverpool, Ohio from Alliance Ohio with the Latimores in 1946.
Mrs.Woods who was born on a plantation near Birmingham Alambama june 4, 1850, was a girlof 13 when President Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation Freeing Negroes of slavery.
When she celebrated her 100th birthday, she recalled having seen her mother sold on the slave block. She claimed to have personally known Gen. Robert E> Lee commander of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. She was familiary known as "Mother Woods"
Her living survivors represent 4 generations.
Her husband Willis Woods, a carpenter, and also a former slave, died in 1910.
She was the oldest member of the Second Baptist Church.
She leaves 2 other daughters
Mrs Susie Ann Jackson of Big Stone Gap, Va.
Mrs. Idella Boone of Marion, Alabama
2 other sons
Arthur Woods of Faunsdale, Alabama
C.L. Woods of Campbell, Ohio
50 grandchildren
38 great-grandchildren
25 great-great-grandchildren
The body was taken to tLinton Funeral Parlor in Yongstown, Ohio Rites will be held Saturday at 1pm in the church by Rev. Hubert Goodman of Midland Pa.
Deacons will serve as pallbearers.
Burial will be in Alabama.

 

Name: Ginny & Andre' Easton <gindre43920@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-04
Name of enslaved ancestor Aggie Eaton
Date of birth and place of birth bef 1840 Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia
Date of death and place of death 3-14-940 Midland, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania.
Comments:
Death Notice

Aggie Eaton died 3-14-1940 in the home of her daughter Alberta Toomer of 384 Midland Ave. Midland Beaver Co.,
Pennsylvania.
She was born a slave on a plantation in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, she is more than 100 years old.
She remembers vividly the Emancipation Proclamation President Abraham Lincoln issued in 1863 to end slavery.
She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Industry, Beaver Co., Pa.

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-11-04
Comments:
To read online reports of Black persons (USCT & CSA included) buried in/near Lynchburg City Cemterery, Va
see <"http://www.gravegarden.org">

 

Name: Angela Colbert <Txtornado2000@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-10-28
Name of enslaved ancestor Tilda Harris, Delphia Walker
Date of birth and place of birth Tilda -- 1828 in Tenn., Delphia -- 1856 in Miss.
Date of death and place of death Tilda -- after 1900 in Texas, Delphia after 1900 in Texas(?)
Comments:
I found them while researching my family. Tilda was a surprise to find. I knew about Delphia, but only very little. She was married to Harrison Walker and they were found on the 1900 census in Milam county, Texas living with their son, Clarence, and Delphia's mother, Tilda. I found Harrison's and Delphia's names on their daughter Terrea's(my great grandmother) death certificate.
 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@Muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-10-26
Comments:
In 1864 the 5th US Colored Cavalry was involved in battle of
Saltville, Ky. See "Saltville Massacre" on Internet.

 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-10-23
Name of enslaved ancestor West family of N.C (Not ancesotors)
Comments:
See # 93 of Genforum African AMerican Genealogy for query of
West Family of N.C.

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa#muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-10-20
Comments:
P.S ignore error message on previous entry.
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-10-20
Name of enslaved ancestor "Henry"-not ancestor
Date of birth and place of birth VA ?
Comments:
Laborer. Worked on Drewry's Bluff Va for 37 days. His owner
William E. Martin hired Henry out at $16 a month. Amount for slave is listed as $19.75. Amount received is listed as
$39.46. (For both Richard & Henry (?)
See page 330 of B. J. Lossing's 1912 "Mathew Brady Illustrated History of the Civil War"-a copy of a voucher issued by John B. Stannard, First Corps of Engineers.(C.S.)
(Ignore previous entry-mistake)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-10-20
Name of enslaved ancestor "Richard"-not ancestor
Date of birth and place of birth VA ?
Comments:
Laborer. Worked on Drewry's Bluff Va for 37 days. His owner
William E. Martin hired Richard out at $16 a month. Amount for slave is lsited as $19.75
See page 330 of B. J. Lossing's 1912 "Mathew Brady Illustrated History of the Civil War"-a copy of a voucher issued by John B. Stannard, First Corps of Engineers.(C.S.)
(Ignore previous entry-mistake)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-10-20
Name of enslaved ancestor "Richard"-not ancestor
Date of birth and place of birth VA ?
Comments:
Laborer. Worked on Drewry's Bluff Va for 37 days. His owner
William E. Martin hired William out at $16 a month. Amount for slave is lsited as $19.75
See page 330 of B. J. Lossing's 1912 "Mathew Brady Illustrated History of the Civil War"-a copy of a voucher issued by John B. Stannard, First Corps of Engineers.(C.S.)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-10-20
Name of enslaved ancestor "William"-not ancestor
Date of birth and place of birth VA ?
Comments:
Laborer. Worked on Drewry's Bluff Va for 22 days. His owner
Joseph G. Woodin hired William out at $16 a month and Woodin
was payed $13.33.
See page 330 of B. J. Lossing's 1912 "Mathew Brady Illustrated History of the Civil War"-a copy of a voucher issued by John B. Stannard, First Corps of Engineers.(C.S.)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-10-20
Name of enslaved ancestor John Henry-not ancestor
Date of birth and place of birth VA ?
Comments:
On page 243 of B. J. Lossing 1912 "Mathew Brady Illustrated
History of the Civil War" is a picture of a "contraband"
servant called John Henry. For a little more information
see D. Mark Katz's "Witness to an Era-Life and Photograghs
of ALexander Gardner" 1991

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-10-18
Comments:
On Internet is a buying/selling marketplace website called:
"Ancient Faces". One section of Family pictures is called "Mystery" (pictures with little information.
Go to subsection "location"
Go to letter "U"
Go to word "USA"
AMong unknown pictues is that of 1880 unknown black woman
taken in West Virginia

 

Name: Euell M.Harris <emhclan@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-16
Name of enslaved ancestor Nathan Harris
Date of birth and place of birth 0-0-1858 TN.
Date of death and place of death 9-16-1940 Nashville,TN.
Comments:
I learned that our ancestor was enslaved by english settlers from VA.NC.then they migrated into KY.and TN.WE all know the story on our late Gov. IS.Harris of Tn.last to succeed in civil war and confed. Col.J.Harris which both related to old William Harris whom petition the house of rep.to be compensated for slaves loss by the British in the revolutionary war.Yes compensated for my blood anestors.
 

Name: Melanie Evans <pm@new.rr.com>
Date: 2002-10-16
Name of enslaved ancestor Catherine Baker Johnson
Comments:
Catherine Baker was a slave of Bradford Johnson in Virginia I believe. She had 5 children with him. She took his name.She had 5 children with him.
 

Name: Candace Moorer <candace_moorer@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-10-15
Name of enslaved ancestor William "Bill" French
Date of birth and place of birth 11/1845, Marengo County, Alabama
Date of death and place of death 1/23/1928, Carlowville precinct, Dallas County, AL
Comments:
William French was black and Indian. He married Clarissy Moultrie in 1873 and 16 children were born of that union.
 

Name: Candace Moorer <Candace_moorer@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-10-15
Name of enslaved ancestor Lee Tyus
Date of birth and place of birth 1857 in Alabama
Date of death and place of death 6/16/1929, Smyly's precinct, Dallas County, Al
Comments:
Lee Tyus was the only child born of Hettie Smyly. His mother was black and his father was white.
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@Muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-10-13
Name of enslaved ancestor Levi Marlowe (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth Ky (?)
Date of death and place of death Monmouth Illinois (?)
Comments:
Levi Marlowe was born a slave in Ky. In 1860 his mster took him to Canton, Illinois. Just before his master returned to
Ky Marlowe hid from him. He served in the Civil War with
Co B 29th USCT and was wounded at the battle of the Crater.
The Monmouth College Oracle Vol XV No. 34, May 30, 1911
pp.54-55 has a short sketch of his life. It reports that
heranf the cpollge bell; built the fires;cleaned the floors
and cared for turkeys prior to Thanksgiving. Although his
death date is not given the sketch reports his death was
the reult of his war wound. His picture is on page 54.
Credit: Monmouth Collge Oracle, Vol. XV No 34, May 30, 1911
(Online)"

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-10-11
Name of enslaved ancestor Jeffrey Brace akka Stiles (Not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth Africia (?) or CT
Date of death and place of death Franklin County GA (?)
Comments:
On Internet website is "Scholar's Showcase" about AMerican Revolution. See essay "Africian-born Patiot's Pension File"
transcribed by John U. Rees of a Jeffrey Boarce/Brase aka
Jeffrey Stiles who served in 6th Conneticut Regiment. In 1818 he was a resident of Franklin County, Georgia and
applied for a pension.

 

Name: Sharon Ledsome <sharonbaglady@dragonbbs.com>
Date: 2002-10-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Joshua Dade-not ancestor
Date of birth and place of birth 1801 Orange County Va.
Date of death and place of death 1907
Comments:
I am not researching the Dade family but ran across this in our local newspaper. It was taken from a old scrapbook of clippings from the Williamsport(Ohio)News. Might be of interest to anyone researching this family line.

"Joshua Dade was born in Orange County, Va. in 1801. He was a slave for more than 60 years and came to Lancaster(Ohio) after the war. He moved to Circleville(Ohio)in 1872 and died in 1907 at the age of 106. His father died at the age of 101 and his mother at 87."

 

Name: Sharon Ledsome <sharonbaglady@dragonbbs.com>
Date: 2002-10-10
Name of enslaved ancestor Joshua Dade-not ancestor
Date of birth and place of birth 1801 Orange County Va.
Date of death and place of death 1907
Comments:
I am not researching the Dade family but ran across this in our local newspaper. It was taken from a old scrapbook of clippings from the Williamsport(Ohio)News. Might be of interest to anyone researching this family line.

"Joshua Dade was born in Orange County, Va. in 1801. He was a slave for more than 60 years and came to Lancaster(Ohio) after the war. He moved to Circleville(Ohio)in 1872 and died in 1907 at the age of 106. His father died at the age of 101 and his mother at 87."

 

Name: P.F azzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-10-09
Comments:
For picture/caption of a "real daugther" of slaves see
"National Geographic" OCtober 1974 Vol 146 # 4 pp.528-529
(probably still copyrighted)

 

Name: P.F azzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-10-09
Comments:
Blacks fought on both sides in the Civil War.
See # 81 in Genforum "African AMerican Genealogy FOrum"
(Note-new people who reply must become members of Genforum
register)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-10-07
Comments:
Years ago-about mid 1970's-"The New York Times Magazine"
published a story of the Ky roots of Muhamund Ali aka Cassis Clay and revealed that he had one relation that lived to be well over 100 years & another that was a member of the USCT.

 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-29
Comments:
P.S. to previous message:
The name of the Ohio Historical Society magazine is "Timeline".

 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-29
Comments:
The Ohio Historical Society publsihes a Monthly magazine.
Articles of interest:
1) Aug/Sept 1988 article on Underground Railroad in Ohio
2) May/JUne 1993 Elijah Pierce 1892-1984-barber, prearcher of the Gospel, and folk art woodcarver. (Son of Slave)
3) May/June 1995 Lane Seminary & slavery (Slave portaits)
4) Nov/Dec 1997 Frederick Douglas

 

Name: P. FAzzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-29
Comments:
A thought-all those slave families that migrated to Africian
countries such as Monrovia, Liberia and Freetown, Sierra Leone and all those that escaped via the "Underground Railroad"c/o "conductors" such as Harriet "Moses" Tubman
to Canada-is ISDSA known to them as well? Prehaps there
are distant unkonwn relations to ISDSA members.

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-27
Comments:
On Interest:
On Interent go to "Genforum"
Go to U.S. States.
Go to Virginia
Go to Counties
Go to Augusta
Go to # 937
On this messge is on online transcription of burials in
Augusta County Cemeteries.
On Interest:
Beverly Manor (Negro) Cemetery
Hunter Cemtery (Negro)
Mt Airy Negro Cemetery
Springhill Cemtery (Negro)

 

Name: Cynthia Lewis-Anderson <jaycyn1@msn.com>
Date: 2002-09-25
Name of enslaved ancestor George Rood
Date of birth and place of birth Africa
Date of death and place of death Georgia
Comments:
Oral tradition states that George was from the Maradi Tribe and brought to this county at the age of twelve. He was a slave on the Gibson/Rood Plantation located in Stewart County, Georgia. George changed the family name to Lewis after freedom although he has been found in the 1870,1880 census records under both names. Are there anymore Rood Place ancesters out there?
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-22
Name of enslaved ancestor Kate "Aunt Kitty" Butler-not ancestor
Date of birth and place of birth 1796-Plaquemines Parrish La (?)
Date of death and place of death March 1900-Plaquemines Parrish LA
Comments:
"Kate Butler, familiary known as "Aunt Kitty", passed away at Grand Prairie last week the light for over 104 years. The
old woman belonged to Mr. Robert Wilkinson in slavery times." (Published 24 March 1900. The Plaquemines Protector)
(Note-used by permission of transcriber Gladys Stovall Armstrong, Plaquenines Parrish,LA website)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-21
Comments:
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a org. of
male descendants of Union soldiers-direct descent/colleteral
descent/& associate. See SUVCW website for joining. One of
SUVCW projects is collecting pictures of Union soldiers for
SUVCW website "Photos from the Past" (note pictures sent by
email must be J-Peg.) Also similiar Org. are for female
descendants are listed on SUVCW website.

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-21
Comments:
"One negro shot another at Brenham for being too familiar
with his wife." Gonzales Texas Newspaper 5/18/1878

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-21
Name of enslaved ancestor "Paddy Paramore" (not ancestor)
Date of death and place of death August 1904 Gonzales, Texas
Comments:
"Paddy Parramore, one of the old time negroes, died on
Saturday last after a brief illness. Paddy, who was well
liked, was quite aged. He left this section shortly after
freedom, but returned to Gonzales a few years ago and has
since made his home among his kindred. He was, untill freedom, the property of Col. W.W. Parramore. His interment
took place yesterday." Gonzales newpaper (Inquirer(?)
8/22/1904

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-18
Name of enslaved ancestor "Tom" (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 18?? KY (?)
Comments:
"Tom" age 30 ran away from owner B. L. Boston,
(Fayette County Ky(?) July 12-"84"(1840's(?).$150.00 reward.
Reward poster (.p.178)
Reference: "A History of Ohio" by Eugene H. Roseboom and
Frances P. Weisenburger, Ohio State Archaeological & Historical Society 1954

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-18
Name of enslaved ancestor "Emily" (not ancestor)
Date of birth and place of birth 1836 KY (?)
Comments:
"Emily" age 17 ran away from owner Thomas H. Williams,
Lewisburg, Mason County Ky August 4, 1853. $100.00 reward.
Reward poster (.p.167)
Reference: "A History of Ohio" by Eugene H. Roseboom and
Frances P. Weisenburger, Ohio State Archaeological & Historical Society 1954

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-11
Comments:
Note-the entire list of 1846 freeded slaves of John Randolph
is now online. Note: these are copyrighted.
On Internet type: "Randolph Slave List"
Go to "Rossville Museum Randolph Slaves Piqua Ohio"
or go "Miami County Genealogical Researchers-Slave list"

 

Name: kathy martinez <1kjg@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-09-10
Name of enslaved ancestor ELVIRA WOODSON
Date of birth and place of birth abbeville, south carolina
Date of death and place of death unknown
Comments:
elivira woodson was my ggg-grandmother. if anyone has any information please contact me.
 

Name: Lizz Sunzeri <esunzeri@gte com>
Date: 2002-09-07
Name of enslaved ancestor Daniel Shugars
Date of birth and place of birth 1903
Date of death and place of death 1887
Comments:
Daniel was listed as a freedman in the Penn. census. I am wondering if he could have been a slave. I have been trying to research this and can locate nothing. The family denies that this could be a possability. I wonder if he might be a black Native Am judging from the pictures of his grandson. How can I research this?
Lizz Jones-sunzeri

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-05
Name of enslaved ancestor John Henry-not ancestor
Date of birth and place of birth 1840's(?)North Carolina
Date of death and place of death 1870's(?) West Virginia
Comments:
This legendary tunnel man did exist.
See issue of October 1963 of "American Heritage"

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-02
Name of enslaved ancestor William McDuff-not ancestor-see below
Date of death and place of death 1896, Dallas Texas
Comments:
On Internet is "Genforum".
On Forum Finder type "Africian AMerican"
Go to message # 60-message concerning Dallas Policeman
W. McDuff-inquiry asking for descendants.
Note: new persons replying to messages must register with
Genforum

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-02
Name of enslaved ancestor William McDuff-not ancestor-see below
Date of death and place of death 1896, Dallas Texas
Comments:
On Internet is "Genforum".
On Forum Finder type "Africian AMerican"
Go to message # 60-message concerning Dallas Policeman
W. McDuff-inquiry asking for descendants.
Note: new persons replying to messages must register with
Genforum

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-09-02
Name of enslaved ancestor Dade-not ancestor-see below
Comments:
On Internet is "Genforum".
On Forum Finder type "Africian AMerican"
Go to message # 50-message concerning Dade genealogy of Va.
Note: new persons replying to messages must register with
Genforum

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-31
Name of enslaved ancestor Ezekial Walker-not ancestor
Date of death and place of death August 13, 1911, Coatesville, PA
Comments:
Shot Special Officer Edgar Rice August 12, 1911-mortally
wounded. The populace was so enraged by this action that
Walker died at their hands.

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-31
Name of enslaved ancestor Peter McNelly/McAnelly-not ancestor
Comments:
P.S. to earlier entry-8/29/02
Enlisted Spring 1781-3 tours of 3 months each.
Private-VA troops under Captains Watson,Anderson,Johnsons in
Colonel White's regiment. Pension Claim S.16467
Indiana Roster .p.264

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-31
Name of enslaved ancestor Simpson-not ancestor
Comments:
P.S. to earlier entry-8/29/02
Reported to have been body servant to General Washington.
Brought to Gibson COunty, Indianaby Robert Archer and freed
by Archer's legal heirs April 17, 1816

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-31
Name of enslaved ancestor Simpson-not ancestor
Comments:
P.S. to earlier entry-
Reported to have been body servant to General Washington.
Brought to Gibson COunty, Indianaby Robert Archer and freed
by Archer's legal heirs April 17, 1816

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-31
Comments:
Miles TAylor was a Congressman-first for US and later for CS
ALthough he was born & died in New York State his home was
a plantation called "Front Scattery" near Belle-Alliance,
Assumpation Parish. LA

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-31
Name of enslaved ancestor George W. Goins-not ancestor
Comments:
Corporal
Company B
102nd USCT.
Related to Goins family of Shelby County, Ohio(?)

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-31
Comments:
Recently I saw in a bullitian of the Ohio Historical Society
a small article about the Mayor of Columbus, Ohio. He has
a picture of a great-great-grandmother who was born a slave
in 1831. Preahps Isdsa should contact him.I don't know his
mailing address but prehaps this would help:
Mayor's Office-Columbus Ohio
C/o Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211-2497

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-30
Name of enslaved ancestor William Hall-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Comments:
Resident of Lima, Ohio.
Enlisted Co. D, 54th Mass Infantry.
Ref-Article written by R. Wallace.
Former president, Shelby County Historical Society

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Willy Jordan-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Comments:
Resident of Carthagena, Mercer County, Ohio.
Enlisted Co. D, 54th Mass Infantry.
Ref-Article written by R. Wallace.
Former president, Shelby County Historical Society

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Cato Chaney-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Comments:
Resident of Carthagena, Mercer County, Ohio.
Enlisted Co. D, 54th Mass Infantry.
Ref-Article written by R. Wallace.
Former president, Shelby County Historical Society

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Benjamin Hogan-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Comments:
Resident of Carthagena, Mercer County, Ohio.
Enlisted Co. D, 54th Mass Infantry.
Killed July 18, 1863, Battery Wagoner, S.C.
Ref-Article written by R. Wallace.
Former president, Shelby County Historical Society

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Hezekiah Stewart-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1844
Comments:
Unmarried resident of Shelby County, Ohio.
Enlisted May 30, 1863 age 19 in Boston, Mass in Co. D,
54th Mass Infantry. Discharged August 20, 1865, Boston,Mass
Subsequent fate unknown.
Corrected version-please disregard previous guestbook
entry that has Elias Artis born 1844-that is a mistake.
Elias Artis born 1833. Hezekiah Stewart born 1844
Ref-Article written by R. Wallace.
Former president, Shelby County Historical Society

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Elias Artis-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1844
Comments:
Unmarried resident of Shelby County, Ohio.
Enlisted May 30, 1863 age 19 in Boston, Mass in Co. D,
54th Mass Infantry. Discharged August 20, 1865, Boston,Mass
Subsequent fate unknown.

Ref-Article written by R. Wallace.
Former president, Shelby County Historical Society

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Elias Artis-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1833
Comments:
Brother of Alfred Artis. Married resident of Shelby County, Ohio. Enlisted May 30, 1863 age 30 in Boston, Mass in Co. D,
54th Mass Infantry. Wounded July 18, 1863 in assult on
Battery Wagoner, S.C. Released from hospital Feb 27, 1864.
Subsequent fate unknown.

Ref-Articles written Jan 1995 & Feb 1996 by R. Wallace.
Former president, Shelby County Historical Society

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Alfred Artis-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of death and place of death Feb 23, 1855, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio
Comments:
Aarrested, tried and found guilty of death of his daugther
Emma Artis. His was first and only public hanging in Shelby
County, Ohio. Supposedly northside ditch of SR 274 passes
directly over his grave.

Ref-Articles written Jan 1995 & Feb 1996 by R. Wallace.
Former president, Shelby County Historical Society

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Emma Artis-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1842
Date of death and place of death Feb 17, 1854 age 12, near Rumley, Shelby County, Ohio
Comments:
Died as the result of ill-treatment by her father, Alfred
Artis. Buried BArnett Cemtery, near Rumley, Shelby County,
Ohio (town no longer exists)

Ref-Articles written Jan 1995 & Feb 1996 by R. Wallace.
Former president, Shelby County Historical Society

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Simpson-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of death and place of death 1850, Gibson County, Indiana
Comments:
Served American Revolution.
Buried in Archer Cemetery, Princeton, Indiana (Stone)
Reference: Used by permission of website "Indiana Revolutionary War Soldiers 1775-1783" by J. M. Mouts-
source-"Roster of Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution
buried in the State of Indiana" 1938 .p/331-332
Note:SAR Revolutionary War Cemetery Index for Indiana-
under state of service is noted "Gen Washington"

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Peter McNelly/McAnelly-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1758, Louisa County, Virginia
Date of death and place of death After 1846, Know County, Indiana
Comments:
Revolutioanry War Pensioner. Last payment of pension
19 Nov 1846.

Referene: Used by permission of website "Indiana Revolutionary War Soldiers 1775-1783" by J. M. Mouts-
source-"Roster of Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution
buried in the State of Indiana" 1938 .p.264

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Anna Cole-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of death and place of death Sept 27, 1878 Miami Co Ohio
Comments:
Married & deserted a husband, Troy Ohio; resident of
Randolph Slave Settlement, Miami Co Ohio. KIlled by
boyfriend George Mitchell

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor George Mitchell-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1827, Vandalia, Montgomery Co Ohio
Date of death and place of death Sept 17, 1880, Piqua, Miami Co Ohio
Comments:
Married & deserted a wife in Dayton, Ohio; resident of
Randolph Slave Settlement, Miami Co Ohio. Hanged for killing
his mistress Anna Cole.

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Harriet-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1844(Roanoke, Charlotte Co Va(?)
Comments:
List of May 4, 1846-among the John Randolph slaves freeed and came to Ohio-age 2. # 317(son of Essex # 310 &
Louisa # 311.)

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Minton-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1842(Roanoke, Charlotte Co Va(?)
Comments:
List of May 4, 1846-among the John Randolph slaves freeed and came to Ohio-age 4. # 316(son of Essex # 310 &
Louisa # 311.) (COrrected)

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Minton-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1843(Roanoke, Charlotte Co Va(?)
Comments:
List of May 4, 1846-among the John Randolph slaves freeed and came to Ohio-age 4. # 316(son of Essex # 310 &
Louisa # 311.) (COrrected)

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Watson-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1838(Roanoke, Charlotte Co Va(?)
Comments:
List of May 4, 1846-among the John Randolph slaves freeed and came to Ohio-age 8. # 314 (son of Essex # 310 &
Louisa # 311.) (COrrected)

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Rhoda-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1840(Roanoke, Charlotte Co Va(?)
Comments:
List of May 4, 1846-among the John Randolph slaves freeed and came to Ohio-age 6. # 315 (Daugther of Essex # 310 &
Louisa # 311.

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Mildred-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1836(Roanoke, Charlotte Co Va(?)
Comments:
List of May 4, 1846-among the John Randolph slaves freeed and came to Ohio-age10. # 313 (Daugther of Essex # 310 &
Louisa # 311. (Correction)

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Watson-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1838(Roanoke, Charlotte Co Va(?)
Comments:
List of May 4, 1846-among the John Randolph slaves freeed and came to Ohio-age 8. # 314 (Daugther of Essex # 310 &
Louisa # 311)

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor MIldred-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1836(Roanoke, Charlotte Co Va(?)
Comments:
List of May 4, 1846-among the John Randolph slaves freeed and came to Ohio-age 10. # 312 (Daugther of Essex # 310 &
Louisa # 311)

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Clarisa-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1834(Roanoke, Charlotte Co Va(?)
Comments:
List of May 4, 1846-among the John Randolph slaves freeed and came to Ohio-age 12. # 312 (Daugther of Essex # 310 &
Louisa # 311)

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Louisa-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1811 (Roanoke, Charlotte Co Va(?)
Comments:
List of May 4, 1846-among the John Randolph slaves freeed and came to Ohio-age 35. # 311. (Wife of Essex # 310)
 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Essex-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1808 (Roanoke, Charlotte Co Va(?)
Comments:
List of May 4, 1846-among the John Randolph slaves freeed and came to Ohio-age 38. # 310.
 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Granny Hannah-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1746 (Roanoke, Charlotte Co Va(?)
Comments:
List of May 4, 1846-among the John Randolph slaves freeed and came to Ohio-age 100.
 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-28
Name of enslaved ancestor Kite aka David Allan Wallace-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth Africia
Date of death and place of death South Carolina(?)
Comments:
Sold as slave about 1820 Norfolk, Va.
Adopted David Allan Wallace name after Civil War
His son Herndon Wallace-wealth landowner in S.C.
Referene-Kite/David Allan Wallace's grandson
Henry Hudson Wallace (b.Jonesville. S.C-d.July 5, 1988
age 88 Cincinnati, Ohio)obituary-"Cincinnati Enquirer"
July 8, 1988 (Corrected version)

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-28
Name of enslaved ancestor Kite aka David Allan Walalce-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of birth and place of birth Africia
Date of death and place of death South Carolina(?)
Comments:
Sold as slave about 1820 Norfolk, Va.
Adopted David Allan Wallace name after Civil War
His son Herndon Wallace-wealth landowner in S.C.
Referene-Kite/David Allan Wallace's grandson
Henry Hudson Wallace (b.Jonesville. S.C-d.July 5, 1988
age 88 Cincinnati, Ohio)obituary-"Cincinnati Enquirer"
July 8, 1988

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-28
Name of enslaved ancestor Andrew Jackson Smith-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Comments:
See SUVCW website "Photos from the Past" of Andrew Jackson Smith of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry-Congressional Medal of Honor recepient.
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-28
Name of enslaved ancestor Unnamed river pilot with C.S.N-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of death and place of death June 3, 1864, Ossabaw Sound, GA
Comments:
Although not named "...They also lost their pilot, a colored man, whom they considored the best of their pilots for the Savannah River and vicinity, as well as the Ogeechee.." (report of Acting Assistant Surgeon Pierson, U.S. Navy late of the U.S.S. Water Witch dated Sept 10, 1864. (Official Records Navy Civil War Series 1, Vol 15.p.481)Cornell University online
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-28
Name of enslaved ancestor Jeremiah Sills-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of death and place of death June 3, 1864, Ossabaw Sound, GA
Comments:
Was a landsman on the USS Water Witch which was captured by
C.S. Forces. (Official Records Navy Civil War Series 1, Vol 15.p.480;482)Cornell University online

 

Name: P.F azzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor JAmes Wicker-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Comments:
Private. Co. B. 5th USCT.
Enlisted: November 1863.
Discharged September 1865.
Ref: Sutton's 1883 "History of SHelby County, Ohio".p.373

 

Name: P.F azzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Charles Viney-not ancestor-placced here for reference
Comments:
Private. Co. F. 43rd USCT.
Enlisted: April 1864.
Discharged October 1865.
Ref: Sutton's 1883 "History of SHelby County, Ohio".p.373

 

Name: P.F azzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Robert Smith-not ancestor-placced here for reference
Comments:
Private. Co. H. 54th Mass.
Enlisted: April 1863.
Discharged August 1865.
Ref: Sutton's 1883 "History of SHelby County, Ohio".p.372
54th Mass was a colored regiment

 

Name: P.F azzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor David Spears-not ancestor-placced here for reference
Comments:
Sergeant. Co. A, 55th Mass.
Enlisted: May 1863.
Discharged August 1865.
Ref: Sutton's 1883 "History of SHelby County, Ohio".p.372
55th Mass was a colored regiment

 

Name: P.F azzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor George Ladd-not ancestor-placced here for reference
Comments:
Corporal. Co. B, 5th USCT.
Enlisted: November 1863.
Discharged Sept 1865.
Ref: Sutton's 1883 "History of SHelby County, Ohio".p.371

 

Name: P.F azzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Matthew Jackson-not ancestor-placced here for reference
Comments:
Private. Co. B, 27th USCT.
Enlisted: December 1863.
Discharged 1865.
Ref: Sutton's 1883 "History of SHelby County, Ohio".p.371

 

Name: P.F azzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor John Buckner-not ancestor-placced here for reference
Comments:
Private. Co. H, 23rd USCT.
Enlisted: August 1864.
Discharged June 1865.
Ref: Sutton's 1883 "History of SHelby County, Ohio".p.370

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor 3 unknown men-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of death and place of death August 14, 1868, Sulpher Springs, Texas
Comments:
A detail of Co H, 6th US Cavalry were ambushed near
Sulpher Springs, Texas. AMong the casualities were killed 1 sgt; 1 private '...and three freemen were killed...".

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor 3 unknown men-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of death and place of death September 1871, GonzalesTexas
Comments:
After PAramour's killing, a negro posse came from Austin
Texas after Hardin. Reportably three of them were killed by gunman John Wesley Hardin

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Green Paramoor-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of death and place of death September 1871, GonzalesTexas
Comments:
Killed by gunman John Wesley Hardin
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Mage-not ancestor-listed here for reference
Date of death and place of death November, 1868, Moscow Texas
Comments:
Killed by gunman John Wesley Hardin
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Mage
Date of death and place of death November, 1868, Moscow Texas
Comments:
Killed by gunman John Wesley Hardin
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzini@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Comments:
P.S.-a correction:
The following are correct Case #:
Peter Simno 16
----- Birch 17

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Happy-not ancestor-placed for reference
Date of death and place of death Buried Aug 19, 1814, Andover, Mass
Comments:
"a girl at the almshouse."
Andover MAss Vital Records(Marraiges & Deaths)vol. II .p.574

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Cesar Sibson-not ancestor-placed for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1725 (died age about 80 yrs)
Date of death and place of death Buried Nov 5, 1805, Andover, Mass
Comments:
Andover MAss Vital Records(Marraiges & Deaths)vol. II .p.574
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Dinah Sibson-not ancestor-placed for reference
Date of birth and place of birth 1731 (died age 78 yrs)
Date of death and place of death Buried Aug 23, 1809, Andover, Mass
Comments:
ANdover MAss Vital Records(Marraiges & Deaths)vol. II .p.574
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Jack-not ancestor-placed for reference
Date of death and place of death Jan 9, 1683, Andover, Mass
Comments:
"negro servant of Capt. Dudley Bradstreet."
ANdover MAss Vital Records(Marraiges & Deaths)vol. II .p.574

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Cato Freeman-not ancestor-placed for reference
Comments:
Served from town of Andover, Mass in the 9th Mass Regt during the AMerican Revolution Jan 7, 1781 age 24.
(See Mass Soldiers & Sailors Vol 6, page 34)
Married to Lydia Bristow Dec 24, 1789, Andover Mass.
Children:
Mahala December 5, 1790
Roccena/Rosena/Sena (Mar) 1792-Sept 29, 1822
James Honestus September 1, 1793
Dorcas baptized October 31, 1795
Zadoc Lew Augst 5, 1797-July 13, 1849.
Described as widower; laborer; died of fit
Deborah baptized August 30, 1801
Nathaniel Sherlock Milton Oct 21, 1802-Dec 19,1816
JAcob Kimball Holden April 4, 1805-Apr 8, 1841
Peter Jan 15, 1808-July 1,1846-unmarred.
he was a cordwainer. Died of consumption.


 

Name: Tisha Christopher <info@griottree.com>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Millie Swann
Date of birth and place of birth abt. 1811 in Virginia
Date of death and place of death Unknown date of death in Texas
Comments:
Millie Swann is listed in the 1910 Bastrop County, Texas Census as being 99 years old and born in Virginia, which would indicate that she was born a slave. The Census lists her as a widow having birthed 11 children, 7 of which were living at the time of this enumeration.

Living with her one of her daughters, Annie Swann Wilson with her children, one of which was my grandmother's mother Eva.

I have no other information as of yet, being that this is a recent discovery but any suggestions on further research would be greatly appreciated.

Tish

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor John Marabel (colored)-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of death and place of death Feb -, 1868, Humphreys Co, Tenn
Comments:
Case # 23
Name of Murderers: Robert Seary
Result of trial: Acqitted
Remarks:
Source: P. 716 from Report of the Secretary of War of
Statement showing number of persons murdered in the State
of Tennessee by whom, and when, and the action taken in
each case by the Civil authorities, from July 1, 1867 to
July 1, 1868. Executive Documents printed by Order of the
House of Represenatives during the Third Session of the
Fortieth Congress 1868-69

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Henry Woodford (colored)-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of death and place of death Dec 18,1867, Humphrey Co, Tenn
Comments:
Case # 22
Name of Murderers: Name unknown
Result of trial: Acqitted
Remarks:
Source: P. 716 from Report of the Secretary of War of
Statement showing number of persons murdered in the State
of Tennessee by whom, and when, and the action taken in
each case by the Civil authorities, from July 1, 1867 to
July 1, 1868. Executive Documents printed by Order of the
House of Represenatives during the Third Session of the
Fortieth Congress 1868-69

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor --- Birch(colored)-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of death and place of death July 4, 1868, Connorsville, Giles Co, Tenn
Comments:
Case # 15
Name of Murderers: Unknown men in disguise
Result of trial: No trial.
Remarks: No action taken by the Civil authorities.
Source: P. 716 from Report of the Secretary of War of
Statement showing number of persons murdered in the State
of Tennessee by whom, and when, and the action taken in
each case by the Civil authorities, from July 1, 1867 to
July 1, 1868. Executive Documents printed by Order of the
House of Represenatives during the Third Session of the
Fortieth Congress 1868-69

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Peter Simno(colored)-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of death and place of death June 29 1868, Pulaski, Giles Co, Tenn
Comments:
Case # 15
Name of Murderers: Unknown men in disguise
Result of trial: No trial.
Remarks: Taken from jail and shot in one of the
principal streets of Pulaski, at about 1 o'clock at night.
Source: P. 716 from Report of the Secretary of War of
Statement showing number of persons murdered in the State
of Tennessee by whom, and when, and the action taken in
each case by the Civil authorities, from July 1, 1867 to
July 1, 1868. Executive Documents printed by Order of the
House of Represenatives during the Third Session of the
Fortieth Congress 1868-69

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Orange Rhodes(colored)-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of death and place of death Jan 7, 1868, Pulaski, Giles Co, Tenn
Comments:
Case # 15
Name of Murderers: Unknown
Result of trial: No trial.
Remarks: Supposed to have been killed by one McLemon (white) in the riot led by one Calvin Lamberth,
(white.) All participants were indicted.
Source: P. 716 from Report of the Secretary of War of
Statement showing number of persons murdered in the State
of Tennessee by whom, and when, and the action taken in
each case by the Civil authorities, from July 1, 1867 to
July 1, 1868. Executive Documents printed by Order of the
House of Represenatives during the Third Session of the
Fortieth Congress 1868-69

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Newton Switer(colored)-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of death and place of death Mar.-,1868, Franklin Co, Tenn
Comments:
Case # 14
Name of Murderers: Boddy,---
Result of trial: Acqitted.
Remarks:
Source: P. 716 from Report of the Secretary of War of
Statement showing number of persons murdered in the State
of Tennessee by whom, and when, and the action taken in
each case by the Civil authorities, from July 1, 1867 to
July 1, 1868. Executive Documents printed by Order of the
House of Represenatives during the Third Session of the
Fortieth Congress 1868-69

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor James Drake(colored)-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of death and place of death Oct 1, 1867, Near Brentwood, DavidsonCo, Tenn
Comments:
Case # 8
Name of Murderers: "Crockett, Bros"
Result of trial: Acqitted.
Remarks: Provided an alibi and was acqitted.
Source: P. 716 from Report of the Secretary of War of
Statement showing number of persons murdered in the State
of Tennessee by whom, and when, and the action taken in
each case by the Civil authorities, from July 1, 1867 to
July 1, 1868. Executive Documents printed by Order of the
House of Represenatives during the Third Session of the
Fortieth Congress 1868-69

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Sarah Martin (colored)-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of death and place of death July 2, 1867, Near Woodbury, Cannon Co, Tenn
Comments:
Case # 3
Name of Murderers: Unknown
Result of trial: No trial.
Remarks: Girl 14 years of age;after being ravished, while at work in a corn-field.
Source: P. 716 from Report of the Secretary of War of
Statement showing number of persons murdered in the State
of Tennessee by whom, and when, and the action taken in
each case by the Civil authorities, from July 1, 1867 to
July 1, 1868. Executive Documents printed by Order of the
House of Represenatives during the Third Session of the
Fortieth Congress 1868-69

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Unknown-not ancestor-placed here for reference
Date of death and place of death Feb 15, 1868, Shelbyville, Bedford Co, Tenn
Comments:
Case # 1
Name of Murderers: Edmonson
Result of trial: No trial.
Remarks: The criminal fled the country, and has
not yer been arrested.
Source: P. 716 from Report of the Secretary of War of
Statement showing number of persons murdered in the State
of Tennessee by whom, and when, and the action taken in
each case by the Civil authorities, from July 1, 1867 to
July 1, 1868. Executive Documents printed by Order of the
House of Represenatives during the Third Session of the
Fortieth Congress 1868-69

 

Name: Phillip Combs <pcombs@gulf.net>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Solomon Hawkins
Date of birth and place of birth 1835, Americus, Ga, Sumter, Co.
Date of death and place of death DOD unk, Place of death =Live Oak, Fl Suwannee Co.
Comments:
Solomon Hawkins was born in Americus, Ga. which is in Sumter Ga. Circa 1835 according to Fed. Census of 1870 of Sumter Co. Ga. Just before 1880 he migrated to Live Oak, Fl, Suwannee, Co. with his wife Caroline Smith Hawkins, also born a Slave(1840) This info. is taken from the 1880 Fed. Census for Fl. They also appear on the 1885 Fl State Census. He does not appear on the 1900 with wife Caroline, who is still in Fl. We concluded that he died between 1886 & 1900. She does not appear on the 1910 but the children have married and some are still living in the Fl area.
 

Name: Solomon Hawkins <pcombs@gulf.net>
Date: 2002-08-27
Name of enslaved ancestor Solomon Hawkins
Date of birth and place of birth 1835, Americus, Ga, Sumter, Co.
Date of death and place of death DOD unk, Place of death =Live Oak, Fl Suwannee Co.
Comments:
Solomon Hawkins was born in Americus, Ga. which is in Sumter Ga. Circa 1835 according to Fed. Census of 1870 of Sumter Co. Ga. Just before 1880 he migrated to Live Oak, Fl, Suwannee, Co. with his wife Caroline Smith Hawkins, also born a Slave(1840) This info. is taken from the 1880 Fed. Census for Fl. They also appear on the 1885 Fl State Census. He does not appear on the 1900 with wife Caroline, who is still in Fl. We concluded that he died between 1886 & 1900. She does not appear on the 1910 but the children have married and some are still living in the Fl area.
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Robin Mingo-not ancestor-see below
Comments:
Not ancestor-placed here for reference.
Deborah Tailer (Indian) '..and Robin Mingo, "negro slave to
Thomas Woodbery, were after Legal Publishment and Deborah's
Promise before me to live w(i)th her s(ai)d Husband's master
and mistris so long as her Husband, Mingo, lived, and then to Be dismissed with only two suits of apparil sutable for such a Person, whereon S(ai)d Thomas Woodbery Did consent and agree to thair said marraige, and so thay ware Joyned
Together," June 30, 1707.
Vital Records of Marraige, Beverly Mass, .p.359, Vol II

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Cuffe-not ancestor-see below
Comments:
Not ancestor-placed here for reference.
Servant to Deacon William Morss.
Married on Nov 8, 1732 to Pegge, Indian servant to
John Holeman in Newbury, Mass

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Phillip Abbot-not ancestor-see below
Date of death and place of death June 17, 1775 battle of Breed's Hill
Comments:
Not ancestor-placed here for reference.
Servant to Nathan Abbot; Private in Capt Benjamin Ames's co.
Col. James Frye's regt.

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor William-not ancestor-see below
Comments:
Not ancestor-placed here for reference.
Formerly servant of Paul Moody of Byfield.
Married at least twice:
1) Jenny, Nov 6, 1778-servant of Jerimiah Danford of Ipswich
2) Clovis,Dec 21, 1780-formerly servant to Deacon Thomas Hovey of Dracut
"ANdover Vital Records of Marraige .p.359, Vol I

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Stacy-not ancestor-see below
Date of death and place of death May 7, 1696
Comments:
Not ancestor-placed here for reference.
"servant of Major Dudley Bradstreet,a mallatoe borne in his house," drowned...." ANdover Vital Records of Death .p.575
VoL.II

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Gallio Stasie-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth June 24, 1687, Andover Mass
Comments:
Not ancestor-placed here for reference.
"Stasie, Gallio., s. John and Gallio Nota, "negro of Mr.
Dudley Bradstreet." ANdover Vital Records of Birth .p.391
Vol 1

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Mrs. A. N. Redman-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth 1821 Virginia
Comments:
Not ancestor-placed here for reference.
Married to A. N. Redman 1861
Ref: Sutton "History of Shelby County Ohio 1883 .p.233
(I think this was part of the freed slaves of Randolph of
Virginia who settled in OHIO)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor A. N. Redman-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth 1811 Virginia
Comments:
Not ancestor-placed here for reference.
Came to Shelby County Ohio 1832.
Son of Moses Redman 1787-1871.
Ref: Sutton "History of Shelby County Ohio 1883 .p.233
(I think this was part of the freed slaves of Randolph of
Virginia who settled in OHIO)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Moses Redman-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth 1787 Virginia
Date of death and place of death 1871 age 84 years, Van Buren Twp, Shelby County, Ohio
Comments:
Not ancestor-placed here for reference.
Came to Shelby County Ohio 1832.
Ref: Sutton "History of Shelby County Ohio 1883 .p.233
(I think this was part of the freed slaves of Randolph of
Virginia who settled in OHIO)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Christmas Hunt-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth 1722-Bristol, Rhode Island
Date of death and place of death March 27, 1822, Rehoboth, Mass
Comments:
Not ancestor-listed here for reference.
"...Christmas served in the Revolutionary War, to the
satisfaction of his officers, and retained his martial spirit until within a few years."
From his obituary in the "New Bedford Mercury" March 29,
1822 c/o Librarian of Bristol Historical & Preservation
Society, R.I.-who also wrote me he found no references in
Vital Records of Rehoboth 1642-1896

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Agrippa Hall/Hull-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth March 7, 1759, Northampton, Mass
Date of death and place of death May 21, 1848, Stockbridge, Mass
Comments:
Sereved in 2d and 12th Mass Regiments American Revolution.
(See Mass Soldiers & Sailors of the Revolution Vol 8 p.64
& p.477. Married twice-Sue & Peggy. Buried Stockbridge
Town Cemetery. Note-on March 18, 1844 a daguerreotype of
Hull was taken by Anson Clark. A version of this print
appears on page 47 of Ben Maddow's "Faces" as unidentified.
(Regretfully I have only received permission to use copies of this picture in research inquiries only)

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Seymour Burr-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth 1754 or 1762 Guinea, Africia-a vital record of his death listing his age as 100 is mistaken
Date of death and place of death Feb 17, 1837, Canton Mass
Comments:
At age of 7 said to have been kidnapped and brought to
Connecitcut and purchased by a Seymour Burr (a relation of
Aaron Burr). Reportably caught by his master while trying to
escape, he is said to have accept a proposition that he gave
his master bounty money and enlisted in AMerican Army, he
would receive his freedom.
Seymour Burr served 1781-1782 7th Mass Regiment American Revolution while resident of Norton Mass. (See Mass Soldiers & Sailors in the American Revolution Series Vol.2, p.894). He married Mary (Will) Wilbor-the last of the
native Punkapog Indians. He received a pension. They are
buried in Canton Cemetery, Canton, Mass. An 1893 history
cliams that while her grave is marked, his is not.
They had two daugthers. In 1855 a grandson taking the name
Lemuel Burr was living in Boston, Mass

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Moses Knight/aka Moses Sharper/Moses McIntosh-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth Big Peedee River, South Carolina(?)-Reared by General Alexnder McIntosh of the Big Peedee River, S.C.
Date of death and place of death April 2, 1848 Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
Comments:
Served 1779-1782 Private in Captain James Fauntleroy's Co.,
Col. John McIntosh's South Carolina Troop of Horse. 1782 he
was "press master" & took boat load of corn from Culp's Ferry to Gen. Green's Army.
Married Marian Hopewell 1795/1796.
Children:
Abraham
Isaac
Analiza
AAraon
Catherine
Pension claim W.10182
Ref: p.224 1938 "Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the
American Revolution Buried in Indiana"
Note he is also listed in:
Index of Revolutionary War Pensions
Apllications in the National Archves-also lists Bounty
Land Warrent

 

Name: P Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Rose -not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth 1727
Date of death and place of death Nov 8, 1826, Andover, Mass age 99
Comments:
Widow of Pomp Lovejoy of Andover Mass
 

Name: P Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Rose Lovejoy-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth 1727
Date of death and place of death Nov 8, 1826, Andover, Mass age 99
Comments:
Widow of Pomp Lovejoy of Andover Mass
 

Name: Philip Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Peter Lovejoy-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth 1763
Comments:
Served AMerican Revolution 1780-1782.
 

Name: Philip Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Robin-not ancestor-see below
Date of death and place of death 1777-"in the army at Tycondorog"(Ticonderoga, New York(?)
Comments:
"negro of Mrs. Eddy." Taunton Mass Vital Records of Death
Vol 3 .p.236

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Elvinah -not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth Charlestown S.C.(?)
Comments:
Married to Jack, June 1835, Andover, Mass
(Both described as "slaves, Charlestown, S.C.")
Andover Vital Records. Vol 2, Marraige .p.357

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Elvinah -not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth Charlestown S.C.(?)
Comments:
Married to Jack, June 1835, Andover, Mass
(Both described as "slaves, Charlestown, S.C.")
Andover Vital Records. Vol 2, Marraige .p.357

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Jack-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth Charlestown S.C.(?)
Comments:
Married to Elvinah, June 1835, Andover, Mass
 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Mary Green-not ancestor-see below
Comments:
Married to Pompey, an Indian, Nov 7, 1738, Andover Mass
 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Pomp Lovejoy-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth 1724 Boston, Mass
Date of death and place of death Feb 22/23, 1826 age 102 Andover Mass
Comments:
Andover Mass Vital Records (Death) Volume 2 .p.358
 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Nancy-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth Baptized Feb 8, 1756, Andover, Mass
Comments:
Servant to James Parker. Married November 4, 1771 to
Salem Poor of Andover, Mass (she was then a free woman)

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Salem Poor-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth Baptized 1747 Andover, Mass
Comments:
Servant to John and Rebecca Poor. Married November 4, 1771
to Nancy, a free mulatto-late servant to Capt. James Parker.
Salem Poor served in the American Revolution

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muoho.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Abel Benson-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth 1764/65-Framingham Mass(?)
Date of death and place of death Sept 16, 1843 age 78-Framingham Mass
Comments:
Served in American Revolution-agreeable to resolve of Dec 2, 1780 age 16-enlisted March 12, 1781. Married to Rhode Jahah, Sept 1784. THey had at least eleven children:
Patty b.Feb 10,1785
William b.July 13,1787
Henry b.Sept 20,1789-d.May 18/20, 1831
Levi b.Dec 27,1791-d.Oct 31, 1822
POlly b.May 20,1793
Labin b.June 11,1795
Sukey b.July 10,1798-d. Oct 23, 1816 age 19 (Susan(?)
William b.June 29,1800
George b.July 5,1802
Gardner b.Sept 30,1804-d. April 1, 1831
Eric b.Aug 3,1808-d. March 1, 1835

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muoho.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Blaney Grusha/Grushy-not ancestor-see below
Date of death and place of death Feb 7, 1820-Framingham Mass
Comments:
Servant to Colonel Micah Stone and was at battle of Bunker Hill.
 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muoho.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Prince YOung/Youngey/Jonar-not ancestor-see below
Date of birth and place of birth Africia 1697/1698
Date of death and place of death Dec 21, 1797 age 99 years, Framingham MAss
Comments:
Brought from Africia age about 25 years. Owned by Colonel
Joseph Buckminister & his son Deacon Thomas Buckminister.
In 1737 he wa married to Nancy Petterattucks (Indian).
Reportably had several children-a son who died young and a
daugther Phebe who never married.

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muoho.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Katy Benson -not ancestor-see below
Comments:
MArried Sept 1783 to Peter Salem (aka Salem Middlesex).
She was sister of Abel Benson of Framingham MAss

 

Name: P. Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Peter Salem (Salem Middlesex)-not ancestor-see below
Date of death and place of death August 16, 1816, Framingham MAss
Comments:
Served from 1775 to 1780 in Col. Nixon's regiment during
the American Revolution (Credited with killing MAjor Pitcairn at battle of Breed's hill). In Sept 1783 married to
Katy Benson in Framingham, Mass. He is buried in Old Burial
Ground, Main Street, Framingham Mass. Grave marked 1882

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Andrew Ferguson (Not ancestor-see below)r
Date of birth and place of birth July 1765 Dinwiddle Virgina
Date of death and place of death 1855, Monroe County, Indiana
Comments:
This man was not my ancestor-but I wish to place him here for reference. Private in Capt Harris Company of Colonel
McCormack regt in Va. Served at battles of King's Mountain,
Camden, Cowpens & Eutaw Springs. Bounty land granted a few
months after his death.Wife died before husband-no children.
MArked grave in Rosehill Cemetery, Bloomington, Monroe Co
Indiana. Credit-S. Franklin SAR listing of Indiana American
Recolutionary War Veterans buried in Indiana.

 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor John Albert Stallworth (Not ancestor-see below)r
Date of birth and place of birth Sept 16, 1900 Beatrice Alabama
Date of death and place of death Dec 31 2000, Cincinnati Ohio age 100
Comments:
This man was not my ancestor-but I wish to place him here for reference. Mr. Stallworth was a grandson of slaves and was one of eight children of a John R. Stallworth & Allie R. (Obituary-Cincinnati Enquirer January 10, 2001 (reference only)
 

Name: P.Fazzini <fazzinpa@muohio.edu>
Date: 2002-08-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Marbury,(Sr) Leonard (Not ancestor-see below)r
Date of birth and place of birth Dadeville, ALabama
Date of death and place of death 21 July 2000, Dayton Ohio age 100
Comments:
This man was not my ancestor-but I wish to place him here for reference-in case there are any family relations.
Mr. Marbury was a Veteran of World War I (1999-receipt of
Legion of Honor Award from France). Obituary-Dayton Daily
News JUly 25, 2000 (reference only)

 

Name: Evelyn Tolbert <evelyn@tolbertfortracy.com>
Date: 2002-08-23
Name of enslaved ancestor Larkin Waddy & Larkin Waddy Jr.
Date of birth and place of birth Chances Prairie, Brazoria County, Texas
Date of death and place of death unknown
Comments:
Someone has submitted the names Larkin Waddy and Larkin Waddy Jr. They indicate they were born in Chances Prairie (correct spelling) Texas.

There are Waddy's in my family. I just returned from a reunion in Texas. By working together, we may be able to help each other fill in the blanks.

Could you please pass on my message and my e-mail contact listing to the party who submitted this information.

Thank You.

 

Name: Martha Hardcastle Guthrie <mothra@erinet.com>
Date: 2002-08-11
Name of enslaved ancestor Elizabeth Key
Date of birth and place of birth Warwick County Virginia, 1630
Comments:
Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Key/Keie, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses 1629-30 and his slave, a woman whose name is believed to be Martha.

There is much information online about Elizabeth, who won her freedom thanks to her husband-to-be, William Grinstead, who was a white indentured servant from England (and lawyer). They met working the estate of Col. John Mottrom and William was able to win Elizbeth's freedom in 1656 because she was a baptized Christian, her father was free and she had already served the terms of her indenture. For more information
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/secret/famous/greenstead.html

Or contact me.

Martha Hardcastle Guthrie

 

Name: beverly carter <beverlyistheone@spcglobal.net>
Date: 2002-08-09
Name of enslaved ancestor john carter
Date of birth and place of birth approx.1835-1850
Date of death and place of death 1912-1913
Comments:
this is my grandfather, i've traced him to 1890 monroe,co he had at least one son nammed white/whitten born 1864,he married my grandmother arounf 1891 he had at least four children prior to that marriage but their mother's name is unknown had at leasst 13 children with my grandmother martha a blanchard, born around 1880.unknown which plantaation he may have came from. may have been either a freeman/listed as mulloto on 1900-1910 census, or may have been indian slave. have found a john carter born in 1848 on ameican indian index card on the web, could this possibly have been him?unable to find any other information on website or john carter, need help. Known children were: whiteen,lemmon,bea,ada b.,marten,henry king,martha,john,jb,joe,ferdinand,susie,manchild,ben,willie,martha anne,el-c,jesse. some of these children may have left home and never were heard from for they were orphaned by 1913. please help......
 

Name: Orville S. (Stan) Moody <osmoody@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2002-08-09
Name of enslaved ancestor Charlie H. Moody
Date of birth and place of birth 1844 NC
Date of death and place of death 1915 Walker, White, AR
Comments:
My story is still being written, it took me 24 years to find out the secret, my great grandfather and great grandmother, took to the grave with them. All their decsendants only know they are white and don't know of any connection to being negro. He is my hero becaue he was white enough in 1870 to marry a white woman on the white roll. I knew there was something in my life I didn't understand but when I found that my great grandfather was born a slave it opened a window in my life and answered many questions. I am still trying to uncover many things like, he joined the Confederate Army when he became eligable (Dec 1863 - May 15, 1865) and was paroled at a place where the Unit he was suposed to be in,( 18th NC INf Regt) was never there. None of his children knew of his or their mothers past, he just wouldn't tell them ( I talked to all of them before their deaths). When he died there is no record of his death or burial, his sons buried him but told no one where. I looked for years for him on all census in VA, NC, SC, and TN. for 1850 but could not find him on that census also, lookedon the 1870, 1890, 1880, 1900, 1910 census and found him on all of these. Different names, ages but comfirmed that was him. My great grandmother died in 1900 in child birth with their 12th child. I found her grave but no marking for him but I know he is buried beside his wife, I am still trying to find the Unit he was in so I can place a marker on his grave. The cemetery has no record of his burial. I found his slave owner by accident and found him listed with his mother and sister on the owners will. You can contact me if you have any questions.
 

Name: William (Bill) Hatfield <topshelf@msn.com>
Date: 2002-08-09
Name of enslaved ancestor William Lafayette Chinn
Date of birth and place of birth Unknown
Date of death and place of death NYC NY approximatel;y 1934
Comments:
I am a direct descendant of William Lafayette Chinn and I have been unsuccessful in finding where and when he was born. I understand he may have been a slave on the Gibson Plantation prior to moving to Manassas, VA in about 1850. He also lived in Great Barrington, MA. He married a Martha Helen Gunn and fathered children. He was also the father of the famous cancer doctor. Dr. Mae Edward Chinn. My family record is on MyFaml.com and I am ready to share this Family Tree with all interested parties. Thank yuo..Bill
 

Name: Eric Sylvester Anderson <ericandy22@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-06
Name of enslaved ancestor Thomas Burl Anderson
Date of birth and place of birth 05/11/1838 Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Date of death and place of death 05/25/1911 Wichita, Kansas
Comments:
Thomas Burl Anderson is my 2nd great grandfather on my father's side.
 

Name: Eckford DeKay <Eckford@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-05
Name of enslaved ancestor Peter Eckford
Date of birth and place of birth 1820, Monroe Co., MS
Comments:
Have five generations of descendants. Looking for his parents. Wife Rosetta was born in MS in 1826.
 

Name: shirley <shirleyroot2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-07-30
Name of enslaved ancestor Mary Dunmore
Date of birth and place of birth circa 1840, Mer Rouge, Louisiana
Date of death and place of death abt 1902,Mer Rouge, Louisiana
Comments:
Mary Dunmore was the slave and paramour of Warren Alford, born in 1810 in Mississippi. Mary and Warren had children: Sim, Tutt (Isaiah), John, Anna, Alice, Emma, Clara, Marshall and William. Mary is known to have been the daughter of Grace Dunmore, born c. 1805. Lawrence Dunmore, freed by his master and father, is the alledged father of Mary Dunmore. Mary's known siblings were: Lawrence, Julia and Charity.
 

Name: detra mobley <detra2@msn.net>
Date: 2002-07-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Milly Robinson
Date of birth and place of birth 1800 clarendon county S.C
Date of death and place of death c.1880 Clarendon County S.C
Comments:
Milly Robinson was my ggggggrandmother and she was the slave of joseph Sprott
 

Name: detra mobley <detra2@msn.net>
Date: 2002-07-29
Name of enslaved ancestor Milly Robinson
Date of birth and place of birth 1800 clarendon county S.C
Date of death and place of death c.1880 Clarendon County S.C
Comments:
Milly Robinson was my ggggggrandmother and she was the slave of joseph Sprott
 

Name: Joyce E. Hornbeak <HORNBEAKJ@prodigy.net>
Date: 2002-07-28
Name of enslaved ancestor Squire Hornbeak
Date of birth and place of birth March 3, 1828, Dresden, Weakley County, TN
Date of death and place of death February 20, 1937, Burneyville, OK
Comments:
Squire married Martha Barbara Higgs in May 1866, both
were Freedmen, and were married in Weakley County, TN.
I was able to secure the marriage certificate from
the Weakley County Historical Society.

I am also doing research on Higgs, specifically of Weakley
County TN.

Regards,
JE Hornbeak

 

Name: Leah (Wrinkle) Nicks <Leah.Nicks@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-07-26
Name of enslaved ancestor Joseph H. Wrinkle
Date of birth and place of birth About 1833, U.S.A.
Date of death and place of death unknown, Napier, Ontario, Canada
Comments:
Joseph H. Wrinkle is my GG Grandfather. The story is told that he escaped from Kentucky in the late 1840's via the Underground Railroad by swimming his horse across the Mississippi where he was aided by a friend & hidden in a two wheeled cart, drawn by a donkey, under the hay. By the will of God & strength of character, he made his way to southern Ontario, Canada, where, some 100 yrs later, I was born. It is said that the master was kind, but the son cruel, & Joseph carried the marks of the lash of his back. I am unable to find Joseph in census records until 1861 where he is listed with his wife, Mary McPhail, & one yr old son, Sidney. From research & family stories, I believe they had 12 children. Mary died in 1886 but have not been able to find Joseph's birth or date of death. The headstone bears Mary's name only but it is said that Joseph is resting with her.

 

Name: Delores Modest <delores.modest@metrokc.gov>
Date: 2002-07-22
Name of enslaved ancestor Henry & Amanda "Holshousen"
Date of birth and place of birth ? - Texas
Date of death and place of death ? - Texas
Comments:
These are my ggrandmother and ggrandfather. They were slaves of Claiborne Holshousen in Polk County, Texas. My grandfather, James Trowell, was also enslaved during his childhood years.
 

Name: ESTELLE BARNES <Egreen@wi.rr.com>
Date: 2002-07-21
Name of enslaved ancestor PARKS BARNES
Date of birth and place of birth VIRGINIA
Date of death and place of death NAPOLEONVILLE LA
Comments:
we've had many problems searching for our family
ancester. my father Ellis barnes or bornes of Thibodaux La
I believe he was born in Lafourche Parish,his dad state of
virginia.

 

Name: ESTELLE GREEN <Egreen@wi.rr.com>
Date: 2002-07-21
Name of enslaved ancestor PARKS BARNES
Date of birth and place of birth VIRGINIA
Date of death and place of death NAPOLEONVILLE LA
Comments:
we've had many problems searching for our family
ancester. my father Ellis barnes or bornes of Thibodaux La
I believe he was born in Lafourche Parish,his dad state of
virginia.

 

Name: Dena Jordan <juneirene@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-21
Name of enslaved ancestor Easter Green