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Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts, Berkeley County, SC
Slaveholder Surnames Beginning with Letter "A"
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Freedmen's Bureau labor contracts were some of the earliest records which listed former slaves with newly-chosen surnames.

These records, which predate the 1870 census by several years, can provide clues for bridging the 1870 divide by connecting census records with surnames to plantation journals with first names only.

AH Co-Administrator Alana Thevenet has transcribed labor contracts for Berkeley County, SC. Here you will find records for slaveholder surnames beginning with the letter "A."

You may use the navigation bar on the right to navigate to related pages.



Image: Family Relocated by Santee-Cooper Project, Bonneau, SC.
Adapted from Image 8c04881r.jpg, Library of Congress, www.loc.gov.


If you find ancestors here, we would love to hear from you. We will also be happy to watch for more documents that name your ancestors as our South Carolina research continues. Just drop us a note at info@africanaheritage.com!




Freedmen's Labor Contract A-W
Berkeley County, SC, 1866
Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872
NARA Record Group 105
MC 1910, Reel 62, Target 3


TITLE OF CONTRACT:

J.J. Anderson with Free people, District Berkeley

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 22, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Berkeley County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS:

Peter Rutlidge, Foreman, fullhand
Venus Rutlidge, fullhand
Flora Richardson, fullhand
August Small, fullhand
Sarah Small, fullhand
Hercules Brown, fullhand
Emilia Brown, halfhand
Isaac Brandt, fullhand
Charlotte Brandt, fullhand
Martha Smith, halfhand
Paul Bennett, halfhand
Sarah Bennett, halfhand
Binah Small, 3/4 hand
Maria Small, quarterhand
Beck Gadsden, halfhand
Sam Gadsden, 10 compas
Joe Small, 10 compas
Walter Carson, quarterhand



Freedmen's Labor Contract A-W
Berkeley County, SC, 1866
Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872
NARA Record Group 105
MC 1910, Reel 62, Target 3


TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Louisa R. Anderson with Freedmen & women, Christ Church, S.C.

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Jan. 25, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Berkeley County

South Carolina

SC

Christ Church

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS:

Dick Wathers, 3/4 hand
Priat Weathers, halfhand
Sue Goodwin, 3/4 hand
Toney Dire, halfhand
Juno Dire, 3/4 hand
Judy Flander, fullhand
Ben Folker, fullhand
Richard Johnson, fullhand
Jeffry Weathers, halfhand
Sillah Johnson, halfhand
Katie Mires, 1/4 hand
Harry Goodwin, fullhand



Freedmen's Labor Contract A-W
Berkeley County, SC, 1866
Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872
NARA Record Group 105
MC 1910, Reel 62, Target 3

TITLE OF CONTRACT:


Mrs. Esther A. Anderson with Freedmen & women

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Jan. 25, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Berkeley County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS:

Joseph Day, fullhand
Mina Day, halfhand
Dick Capers, fullhand
Die Capers, fullhand
Jack Heston, fullhand
Sukie Weston, fullhand
Dina Cook, 3/4 hand
Katie Cook, 1/4 hand



Freedmen's Labor Contract A-W
Berkeley County, SC, 1866
Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872
NARA Record Group 105
MC 1910, Reel 62, Target 3


TITLE OF CONTRACT:

J.J. Anderson and Freedmen & women

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 4, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Berkeley County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS:

Jacky Brown, Foreman
Darcus Brown, halfhand
Abel Porcher, Trunkminder, 20 compas
Hester Porcher, halfhand
Frank Cash, halfhand, Carpenter
Isaac Alston, fullhand, Carpenter
Ami Alston, halfhand
Bess Nelson, quarterhand
Francis Cash, 20 compas
Sam Bash, halfhand
Rachel Bash, halfhand
April McCaloy, 20 compas
James McCaloy, 20 compas
Sye McCalvy, 10 compas
Adam McCalvey, 20 compas
Jacob Grant, halfhand
Jack Pointset, 20 compas
Cloe Pointset, halfhand
Sam Myers, 20 compas
Benus Myers, halfhand
Lewis Fenick, halfhand
Leah Fenick, halfhand
Fanny Brown, halfhand
Cuffy Wright, halfhand
Jane Wright, halfhand
Peter Wright, 20 compas
Peggy Wright, halfhand
Pavis Rag, 20 compas
Harry Gaillard, 20 compas
Lucia Gaillard, halfhand
Sambo Mitchell, halfhand
Will Green, halfhand
Anne Grant, 20 compas
Calie Johnson, halfhand
Wilby Johnson, halfhand
Sambo Aiken, 20 compas
Cretia Aiken, halfhand
Harry Homes, 20 compas
Hester Homes, halfhand
Sampson Proilleau, 20 compas
Elizabeth Proilleau, halfhand
Jose Brown, 20 compas
Charity Brown, halfhand
Dinah Ramsay, halfhand
Ben Gaillard, 20 compas
Patty Gaillard, halfhand



Freedmen's Labor Contract A-W
Berkeley County, SC, 1866
Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872
NARA Record Group 105
MC 1910, Reel 62, Target 3

TITLE OF CONTRACT:


J.J. Anderson with Freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 6, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Berkeley County

South Carolina

SC

Charleston, S.C.

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS:

Nancy McBeth, halfhand
Gary Citizen, fullhand
Jane Citizen, halfhand
Tenah Slawson,fullhand
Jerry Pyatt, fullhand
Betsy Pyatt, fullhand
Mary Patterson, fullhand
Lot Generel, halfhand
Bessy Generel, halfhand



Freedmen's Labor Contract A-W
Berkeley County, SC, 1867
Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872
NARA Record Group 105
MC 1910, Reel 62, Target 4

TITLE OF CONTRACT:


John J. Anderson with Freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Jan. 1, 1867

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Berkeley County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

Lewis Finick
Hector Gadsden
Beck Gadsden
Ansel Bryant
Eliza Bryant
Nancy Bryant
Abraham Bryant
Sampson Bryant
Fredric Asgel
Isaac Nelson
Amy Nelson
John Mazuk
Peter Rutledge
Venus Rutledge
August Small
Sarah Small
William Grant
Sally Grant
Edward White
Chloe Wilson
Dubbin Waren
(Illegible) Sturt
Nippy Sturt
Ned Weyman
Mary Ann Weyman
Jim Binnet
Hannah Bennet
Paul Bennet
Sarah Bennet
Rachel Nelson
Rutey Read
Robert Murry
Cely Murry
Aaron Simons
Betty Simons
Emanuel Levy
Elizabeth Levy
Frances Levy
Gabriel Levy
Peter Evins
Henny (Illegible)
(Illegible) Johnson



Freedmen's Labor Contracts 4-47
Berkeley County, SC, 1868
Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872
NARA Record Group 105
M1910, Reel 63, Target 2

TITLE OF CONTRACT:


E.F. Allston and 4 hands

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Feb. 18, 1868

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Berkeley County

South Carolina

SC

St. James Santee

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

Peter Mitchel
Scipio Mitchel
Harriot Mitchel
Stephaney Cash



Freedmen's Labor Contracts 4-47
Berkeley County, SC, 1868
Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872
NARA Record Group 105
M1910, Reel 63, Target 2

TITLE OF CONTRACT:


Vincent J. Anderson and Three Freedmen

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 17, 1868

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Berkeley County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

Sam Vanderhorst
Sarah Vanderhorst
Wm Mills

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