Furman University: Documents Related to Slavery In Greenville

A project of the Fall 1998 History Course America 1820-1890

(Documents Posted as of 1/19/1999)

Baptist Church Records

Baptist Church Records Baptist Records (12/14/98)
December Meeting after [sic] surv_'s By Brother J T Gwinn ope
Baptist Church Records Baptist Records (12/14/98)
J___e Tur__e of meeting in corse after rumors. By Br[other]. J
Committee for coloured membership Baptist Records (12/07/98)
Bro. Broadus called the attention of the church to the wants of
Extending the Invitation of Members Baptist Records (12/07/98)
The Church meet agreeable to appointment, preaching by Bro. Hud
Baptist Church Records Baptist Records (12/03/98)
Sunday September 15th 1867 The Church met. Appointed a Commi
Baptist Church Records Baptist Records (12/03/98)
Nov 1.st 1856 Excluded a black girl belonging to Dr. W.C. Kil
Baptist Church Records Baptist Records (12/03/98)
April 24th, 1833 A door was opened for the reception of membe
Baptist Records Baptist Records (12/03/98)
Brother Boyce announced that the colored members had held a mee

Church Records from other Denominations

Methodist view of slavery and aboli NonBaptist Records (12/06/98)
1. We regard the question of the abolition of slavery as a
Some missionary reports from Method NonBaptist Records (12/06/98)
Brother Huggins of the Black Swamp Mission, repo
Membership in Methodist church NonBaptist Records (12/06/98)
1835 Greenville Whites: 737 Colored:194 1840 Greenv
Black's involvement in the Methodis NonBaptist Records (12/06/98)
Upon`such a missionary we would lay no ban, no boo, no social o
Methodist Conference Annual minutes NonBaptist Records (12/06/98)
1835 Greenville Whites: 737 Blacks: 194
Pres. Minutes, May 9, 1858 NonBaptist Records (12/06/98)
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Pres. Minutes Dec 14, 1857 NonBaptist Records (12/06/98)
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Slave Memoirs of Jacob Stroyer Non-Baptist Records (12/04/98)
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Local Records

Thomas Stephen Powell Diary Local Records (12/03/98)
Powell was sensitive to the freed slave's plight. He is quoted
Greenvill County Probate Judge -- E Local Records (12/07/98)
Will of Elizabeth Green Apt. 3 File 202 Probate
Greenville County Probate Judge - E Local Records (12/05/98)
Will of Benjamin Dunham Apt 13 File 130 1853
Greenville County Probate Judge - E Local Records (12/05/98)
Will of Henry Price Apt 6 File 363 1835
Greenville County Probate Judge-Est Local Records (12/05/98)
Will of George Washington Apt 2 File 143 1821
Greenville County Probate Judge-Est Local Records (12/05/98)
John Blassingame Apt.1 File 27 1824
Greenville County Probate Records Local Records (12/05/98)
Will of David Brook Apt. 1 File 32 1840
Greenville County Sheriff's Records Local Records (12/05/98)
Bancroft Betts & Marshall v. Roberts Pickle & Co. Sale
Greenville County Sheriff's Records Local Records (12/05/98)
Colquett & Wilborn v. Eliza A. Bessellur Sale Book Page
Greenville County Probate Judge- Es Local Records (12/05/98)
Will of Dr. Burwell Chick Apt. 11 #73 Probated
Greenville County Probate Judge- Es Local Records (12/05/98)
Will of Henry Cannon Apt. 10 File #52 Probated
Greenville County Probate Judge- Es Local Records (12/05/98)
Will of William Choice Senr. Apt. 10 File #51 P
Greenville County Probate Judge- Es Local Records (12/05/98)
Will of Arthur Barnett Apt. 10 File #35 Probate
Greenville County Probate Judge - E Local Records (12/05/98)
Will of Lemuel Loftis Apt 5 File 287 Probated 2
Greenville County Probate Judge - E Local Records (12/04/98)
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Greenville County Probate Judge - E Local Records (12/04/98)
Will of A. M. Kennedy Apt ? File 268 (Uncertainty expre
Greenville County Probate Judge - E Local Records (12/04/98)
Will of David Lister Apt. 5 File 286 Probated 2
Greenville County Probate Judge - E Local Records (12/04/98)
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Greenville County Probate Judge - E Local Records (12/04/98)
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Greenville County Probate Judge - E Local Records (12/04/98)
Will of S. M. Green Apt. 3 File 201 Probated 2
Greenville County Probate Judge - E Local Records (12/04/98)
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Greenville County Probate Judge - E Local Records (12/04/98)
Will of Hannah Johnson Apt. 4 File 256 1823
Greenville County Probate Judge - E Local Records (12/04/98)
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Greenville County Probate Judge - E Local Records (12/04/98)
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Probate Records Local Records (12/04/98)
Item 2nd: I give and bequeath unto my son Lawrence Brock and my
Probate Records Local Records (12/04/98)
Item 2nd:I give and bequeath unto my sonLawrence Brock and my s
Slave Codes Local Records (11/19/98)
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Bill Pertaining to the Denmark Vese Local Records (11/18/98)
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Slave's in the Militia Local Records (11/18/98)
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An act Reflecting White's Prejudice Local Records (11/18/98)
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State and Federal Records

Greenville County criminal court re State Records (12/04/98)
Spring, 1858; State vs. David McKenzie charge: trading wi
Punishment for Freeing a Slave State Records (11/18/98)
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State Laws Concerning Slaves State Records (11/18/98)
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Federal Writers' Project: Slave Nar State Records (12/03/98)
Sims, Caldwell. Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in
Federal Writers' Project: Slave Nar State Records (12/03/98)
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Federal Writers' Project: Slave Nar State Records (12/04/98)
Sims, Caldwell. Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in
Federal Writers' Project: Slave Nar State Records (12/04/98)
Sims, Caldwell. Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in
1830 Census State Records (12/07/98)
Slave Census of 1830: Number by Size of Holding (M
1840 Census: Slaves by Age and Size State and Federal Records (12/18/98)
AGGREGATE STATISTICS FOR THE GREENVILLE DISTRICT IN 1840
1850 Slave Census Local Records (12/07/98)

Newspapers

Graph of Runaway Slave Ads in Greenville Newspapers, 1829-1865 (by year)
Graph of Runaway Slave and Returned to Jail Ads in Greenville Newspapers, 1829-1865 (by month)


Freedman's Bureau Records

Letters Received Freedmans Bureau (12/12/98)
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Letters Received Freedmans Bureau (12/12/98)
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Letters Received Freedmans Bureau (12/12/98)
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Letters received by the Bureau Freedmans Bureau (12/12/98)
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Letters received by the Bureau Freedmans Bureau (12/12/98)
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Letters received by Bureau Freedmans Bureau (12/12/98)
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Letter's received by bureau Freedmans Bureau (12/12/98)
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Reports of the "regulators" from Be Freedmans Bureau (12/05/98)
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Letter from the colored citizens of Freedmans Bureau (12/05/98)
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Letter of Assignment from Saxton Freedmans Bureau (12/05/98)
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Letter to O. O. Howard Freedmans Bureau (12/05/98)
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De Forrest Letter about Terry Grant Freedmans Bureau (12/05/98)
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Letter from De Forrest requesting i Freedmans Bureau (12/05/98)
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District Reports Freedmans Bureau (12/04/98)
Oct. 30 1865 Anderson District Th
Second Letter from Niles to Smith Freedmans Bureau (12/04/98)
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Letter from Niles to Smith Freedmans Bureau (12/04/98)
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Report of outrages Freedmans Bureau (12/04/98)
. . . REPORT OF OUTRAGES COMMITED BY WHITES AGAINST
Letter from De Forrest to Headquart Freedmans Bureau (12/04/98)
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Letter from Anderson to Headquarter Freedmans Bureau (12/04/98)
Headqr. 3rd Sub-District Western South Carolina Ander
No Subject. Freedmans Bureau (12/03/98)
Office Act. Apt. Com.