Archive For The “African-American” Category

KOONCE – George & Alice Pension Request

Old slave darkies a Pension and if such is facts why then we hope that we are in time to meet the benefits of such.  Yours respectfully,  Geo. Jones junior & Annie Koonce P.O. Tuckahoe Jones Co. NC Received Jan 4, 1898 Source: Correspondence and Case Files of the Bureau of Pensions Pertaining to the Ex-Slave Pension […]

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Slave Names Mentioned in Jones County Wills

Thanks to the work of a volunteer contributor, we now have on the site a list of slave names mentioned in Jones County wills from 1778-1868.   The wills were abstracted by Zae Hargett Gwynn and published in 1998 in what is now a very important reference work for Jones County researchers. The list has […]

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Slaves of James Harrison

Today the UNC Library announced the launch of a new digital collection from the UNC Southern Historical Collection.  The SHC has digitized 35+ of their collections w/ emphasis on African-American interests.   You can read the announcement online here. I’ve not had a chance to fully explore everything on the site (I’m sure that will […]

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Added Freedman Bank Records

I’ve added a new section for African-American resources.   While there is currently only 1 link on the page, I do hope to be able to add more over time. The  link that I have added is to a list of blacks who made deposits with the Freedman’s bank between 1865-1874, along with their parents’ names if […]

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