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AFRICAN

 

Free Person of Color

 

The Kemper County 1860 U.S. Census listed five Free persons of color or people of color.
1860 KEMPER Free Population Roll 584
Family Number: 1086
Name: Mcintosh, Henry (Age: 33, b. 1827, Male, Mulatto, Birthplace: North Carolina)
Name: Perritt, John (Age: 25, b. 1835, Male, Mulatto, Birthplace: North Carolina)

1860 KEMPER Free Population Roll 584
Family Number: 1091
Name: Ried, Wm [a/k/a William, Will] (Age: 40, b. 1820, Male, Mulatto, Birthplace: Alabama)
Name: Hall, Thos [a/k/a Thomas, Tom] (Age: 18, b. 1842, Male, Mulatto, Birthplace: Mississippi)
Name: Gillum, (Age: 50, b. 1810, Male, Mulatto, Birthplace: Alabama).

 

A Free person of color or people of color!
Generally indicates a person of African ancestry, including the term Mulatto, whom has been emancipated or born of free parents, a free person of African ancestry, whenever a free person of color, male of female is identified during the American Slave period until the end of the Civil War of 1861-1865.

"Mississippi 2017 Bicentennial"
Slave Ancestral Reunion Research & Planning Resource Guide)
[Kindle Edition]

Kemper County 1860

 

 

Kemper County, MS Slaves that went to the civil war

 

Clark, Albert  1847-1920

submitted by Al Grant

 

KEMPER COUNTY

Jones, Josh

Johnson, John "Jack"

Johnson, Walter Sr.

Lampley, [Hammon] Ely

Marshall, Alonzo

McCallum, Sam

 

Slaves that went to the civil war

 

African American Resources

Raquel Thiebes' Slave and Plantation Research has some great hints to get started with your research.

MSGenWeb has an African American Resources page.

 

 

NARA's African American Research page

The National Archives offers insight into the lives of people, their families and our history. Because the records at the National Archives come from every branch of the Federal government, almost all Americans can find themselves, their ancestors, or their community in the archives. Knowing how a person interacted with the government is key to a successful search.

 

 

Census

Below you will find links to the Census indexes available for 1850 for Kemper. These are not on my Kemper site. They are in the Rootsweb Archives section. I do not have copies or additional information on these records.

1850 Slave Index                   1850 Slave (HOUSEHOLD INDEX)

Kemper, Mississippi 1850 Slave Schedule Index a-c (File 1 of 4)

Kemper, Mississippi 1850 Slave Schedule Index d-i (File 2 of 4)

Kemper, Mississippi 1850 Slave Schedule Index j-n (File 3 of 4)

Kemper, Mississippi 1850 Slave Schedule Index o-z (File 4 of 4)

 

Kemper, Mississippi 1850 Slave Schedule (File 1 of 8)

Kemper, Mississippi 1850 Slave Schedule (File 2 of 8)

Kemper, Mississippi 1850 Slave Schedule (File 3 of 8)

Kemper, Mississippi 1850 Slave Schedule (File 4 of 8)

Kemper, Mississippi 1850 Slave Schedule (File 5 of 8)

Kemper, Mississippi 1850 Slave Schedule (File 6 of 8)

Kemper, Mississippi 1850 Slave Schedule (File 7 of 8)

Kemper, Mississippi 1850 Slave Schedule (File 8 of 8)

 

 

 

There is much more to do be done.  Please contact me if you are able to assist with this effort in any way.

 

African American Related Links

 

 

The Dred Scott Case

 

 

American Slave Narratives

From 1936 to 1938, over 2,300 former slaves from across the American South were interviewed by writers and journalists under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. These former slaves, most born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms. Their narratives remain a peerless resource for understanding the lives of America's four million slaves. What makes the WPA narratives so rich is that they capture the very voices of American slavery, revealing the texture of life as it was experienced and remembered. Each narrative taken alone offers a fragmentary, microcosmic representation of slave life. Read together, they offer a sweeping composite view of slavery in North America, allowing us to explore some of the most compelling themes of nineteenth-century slavery, including labor, resistance and flight, family life, relations with masters, and religious belief.

This web site provides an opportunity to read a sample of these narratives, and to see some of the photographs taken at the time of the interviews. The entire collection of narratives can be found in George P. Rawick, ed., The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1972-79).

 

American Slave Narratives

North American Slave Narratives

 

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

 

 

American Colonization Society

Records and photographs of the American Colonization Society

 

Slave Archival Collection

 

African Ancestry

African Ancestry is an established genetic genealogy company, headquartered in Washington, DC. Started in 2002, co-founders, Gina Paige and Dr. Rick Kittles, have created a vehicle to enable people of African descent to trace their ancestry back to their present-day African country of origin by analyzing their DNA.

 

Christine Charity's Website

Researching African-American ancestors

 

Freedmen's Bureau Records

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands

 

Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States

 

 

Registers of Marriages of Freedmen

 

Freedman's Bank Records

 

 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Free searching in the following areas

Ancestral File

1880 Census

International Genealogical Index

Pedigree Resource File

US Social Security Death Index

Vital Records Index

Search Family History Web Sites

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 

The 7 principles of Kwanzaa

 

Last changed: 03/03/16 



If you have questions or problems with this site,
email the Kemper County Coordinator: LeFloris Lyon
I am unable to do your personal research.
I do not live in Kemper County MS.

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Last modified: 03/03/16.
 

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