Slave Ceneus Records.
For black Americans, tracing ancestors through the census records is quite a chore until 1870, when all heads of households (and family) are listed for all races. This means, that comparisons must be made with estate records (of slaveowners) and the early census, to see if anything fits. For example: the estate may list "Johnny, age 13". So, one has to examine the slave census records for a particular year to determine if Johnny fit under the age category provided.
From 1820 through 1840 the slave census lists the name of the slaveowner, number of males/females between certain ages. Specifically, under age 5, 5-10,16-26,26-45, 45 +
From 1850 through 1860, name of slaveowner, and specific names, sex, and ages of slaves. It is assumed that after the war, most slaves took their master's surnames, and would explain certain 1870 census records which do lists black families with specific surnames. One can consider the district, or town, when researching black families, as to whether or not they were once owned by certain slave owners in that district, or town (also counting his slaves ages and sex from previous slave census enumerations).
Researching black families in census records best begins with 1870, where all families were enumerated. Prior to that date, one must attempt to research the area's local slaveholders via earlier census records, comparing ages and sexes, then examine estate records, inventories of slaves and other property, etc., to see if names, etc., are given. Oftentimes, names of slaves were listed in estate receipts and vouchers as they passed to the ownership of children. Not all black persons were slaves. Some had been freed and lived in cities, working as barbers, etc. They are listed accordingly, without data discrimination.
Bowen owned the
In 1874 it was a German rifle club (Savannah Schutzen Gesellschaft) purchased the land from Captain F. C. Threadcraft).
In 1897, Spencer P.
Shotter, chairman of American Naval Stores, purchased
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....See July 2005 issue to see more names....
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