advertisements were derived from online internet auctions and provide a closer
look at the runaway slaves from the City of Wilmington and surrounding areas of
Brunswick, Bladen, and Fayetteville, to name a few...
for accessing the Bladen County African American Genealogy Site. This site
is dedicated to the struggle of African Americans who have paved the way for future
generations. Its purpose is to document the names and faces of those who were
enslaved and also those considered free slaves in order to preserve the remnants
of history. It also serves as a medium to preserve family stories, journals,
bibles, and family trees, in order to capture the influence that African Americans
have in Bladen County. Even if you are a novice genealogy researcher to
the most advanced, we welcome all contributions and have provided helpful links
to get you started in your journey.. SANKOFA
Month's Feature Article
thousands of Black families get together to celebrate their reunions. Reunions
are a time of laughter, getting together, and uniting since the end of slavery.
We would like to highlight any family reunions or class reunions in the Bladen
County area, whether yearly, or just getting together informally.
and McKoy Family Reunion-Descendants of Edison Burney and Queen Victoria McKoy;
Summer 2009. TBA. Coordinator Greg Terry
Family Reunion-Descendants of Betsy Brown. Annual event. Jul 15 -Jul 17th. Charlotte,
NC, Coordinator Travis Brown
was built in 1781 in Carver's Creek Township by Revolutionary War Patriot General
Thomas Brown. General Brown was married to first Sarah Bartram. Sarah fell
ill and passed away in 1779. His second wife was Lucy Bradley Brown, who lived
for a remarkable 84 years.
Brown owned approximately 30 slaves in 1790, one of which was probably connected
to this researcher.
It is assumed
that he was probably one of the more wealthier land owners in the Carver's Creek
region of Bladen County. General Brown was the owner to several plantations: Walker's
Bluff, Drunken Run, and Sedgefield, to name a few.
learn more about General Brown, please review my website located at
Free Negro of North Carolina By John Hope Franklin
Carolina Freedman's Savings & Trust Company Records By
Genealogy: A Research Guide with Case Studies By David H. Streets
The Negro in North Carolina
Prior to 1861 By James H. Boykin (1958)
KING CEMETERY SEARCH
King Cemetery search is currently underway and as the details unfold, we will
keep you updated. Ruth King and several others are making an attempt to preserve
history of the ancestral lineage of Duncan King, a former resident of Bladen County.
are looking at documenting cemeteries in Bladen County and could use your knowledge
and assistance in identifying cemeteries of Bladen County.
you know of any cemeteries not listed, please send an email.
County family websites and other links of interest
African American Genealogy Ring-This Web Ring
is dedicated to genealogists who are researching African-American Family Histories.It is possible that you have African-American blood in your lineage, and aren't
aware. You do not need to be an African-American to join this ring. You simply
need to have a site dedicated to African-American Genealogy or History.
Allen Omega-This site contains
research of the Autry, Wright, Powell and Hayes families of Bladen and Sampson
Crew: This site contains information on the Armstrong family from Bladen
County, North Carolina
Brown and Mear(e)s of Bladen and Columbus Counties, North Carolina
- African American Genealogy that chronicles the life and times
of two families bound by the sanctity of marriage. Site contains information
on Bladen County census records, deeds, slave records, bills of sales, plantation
history of Oakland plantation, and other various documents of Revolutionary War
Patriot General Thomas Brown.
First Person Narratives
of the American South- documents the American South from the viewpoint of Southerners.
It focuses on the diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, and ex-slave
narratives of relatively inaccessible populations: women, African Americans, enlisted
men, laborers, and Native Americans. The texts for this project come from the
Academic Affairs Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and
the Editorial Board for Documenting the American South guides its development.