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jgregory [The Families]
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 Nearly 800 African-Americans left Boone County after the Civil War.  As a result, few freestanding black communities formed in the county as in other regions of the state. ​ Instead many African-Americans appear to have dispersed across the county, as evident in the 1870 census and by the numerous residents labeled "​colored"​ on Lake's 1883 atlas. ​ Census data and oral tradition suggest that many African-Americans became tenant farmers; relatively few owned their own farms. ​ Tradition says black artisans built many houses and barns in the county; no individual craftsmen, however, have yet been identified. Nearly 800 African-Americans left Boone County after the Civil War.  As a result, few freestanding black communities formed in the county as in other regions of the state. ​ Instead many African-Americans appear to have dispersed across the county, as evident in the 1870 census and by the numerous residents labeled "​colored"​ on Lake's 1883 atlas. ​ Census data and oral tradition suggest that many African-Americans became tenant farmers; relatively few owned their own farms. ​ Tradition says black artisans built many houses and barns in the county; no individual craftsmen, however, have yet been identified.
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 ==== The Families ==== ==== The Families ====
 The families who remained in Boone County concentrated themselves in the [[Burlington]],​ [[Union]] and [[Walton]] areas. Names such as Utz, Baker, Webb, and Sleet reflect back to the former slave holders, as well as, the white heritage of these families. The families who remained in Boone County concentrated themselves in the [[Burlington]],​ [[Union]] and [[Walton]] areas. Names such as Utz, Baker, Webb, and Sleet reflect back to the former slave holders, as well as, the white heritage of these families.
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 |[[Allen AA|Allen]] ​ |Archer ​ |[[Aylor AA|Aylor]] ​ |[[Baker AA|Baker]] ​ |[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​Individual_List.pdf|Berkshire]] ​ |[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​George_LizzieBootheChildren.pdf|Boothe]] ​ | |[[Allen AA|Allen]] ​ |Archer ​ |[[Aylor AA|Aylor]] ​ |[[Baker AA|Baker]] ​ |[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​Individual_List.pdf|Berkshire]] ​ |[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​George_LizzieBootheChildren.pdf|Boothe]] ​ |
 |[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​DescendentsOfHenryBradford.pdf|Bradford]] ​ |[[Castleman AA|Castleman]] ​ |Cave  |[[Cleveland AA|Cleveland]] ​ |[[Coleman AA|Coleman]] ​ |[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​JamesCriglerDescendants.pdf|Crigler]] ​ | |[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​DescendentsOfHenryBradford.pdf|Bradford]] ​ |[[Castleman AA|Castleman]] ​ |Cave  |[[Cleveland AA|Cleveland]] ​ |[[Coleman AA|Coleman]] ​ |[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​JamesCriglerDescendants.pdf|Crigler]] ​ |
-|  ​|[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​HiramEarlyDescendants.pdf|Early]] ​ |Ewalt ​ |[[Finnel AA|Finnel]] ​ |[[Foster AA|Foster]] ​ |Frazier  ​+|[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​HiramEarlyDescendants.pdf|Early]] ​ |Ewalt ​ |[[Finnel AA|Finnel]] ​ |[[Foster AA|Foster]] ​ |Frazier ​ |Gaines  ​
-|Gaines ​ |[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​DescendantsofMamieSmithGouge.pdf|Gouge]] ​ |Graves ​ |Hamilton ​ |Hedges ​ |[[Hickey AA|Hickey]]  ​+|[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​DescendantsofMamieSmithGouge.pdf|Gouge]] ​ |Graves ​ |Hamilton ​ |Hedges ​ |[[Hickey AA|Hickey]] ​ |Hughes  ​
-|Hughes ​ |[[Huey AA|Huey]] ​ |[[Ingram AA|Ingram]] ​ |Kirtley ​ |Lewis ​ |Minor  ​+|[[Huey AA|Huey]] ​ |[[Ingram AA|Ingram]] ​ |Kirtley ​ |Lewis ​ |Minor ​ |[[Monroe AA|Monroe]]  ​
-|[[Monroe AA|Monroe]] ​ |Murray ​ |Neal  |Osborn ​ |Payne ​ |Parker  ​+|Murray ​ |Neal  |Osborn ​ |Payne ​ |Parker ​ |Riddle  ​
-|Riddle ​ |Riley ​ |Simpson ​ |[[Sleet AA|Sleet]] ​ |Steele ​ |Strader  ​+|Riley ​ |Simpson ​ |[[Sleet AA|Sleet]] ​ |Steele ​ |Strader ​ |Utz  ​
-|Utz  |[[Vest AA|Vest]] ​ |[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​OskerWare.pdf|Ware]] ​ |Weaver ​ |Webb  |White ​ |+|[[Vest AA|Vest]] ​ |[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​OskerWare.pdf|Ware]] ​ |Weaver ​ |Webb  |White ​ |
 ==== The Records==== ==== The Records====
   * [[African Americans in the Church Records]]   * [[African Americans in the Church Records]]
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   * [[Pre-Civil War Indentures in Boone County]]   * [[Pre-Civil War Indentures in Boone County]]
   * [[Violence against African Americans]]   * [[Violence against African Americans]]
 +  * [[Wills of Slave Owners|Wills of Slaveholders in Boone County]] ​
 ===== More Information ===== ===== More Information =====
   * //​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​AfAmAncestry.pdf|African American Ancestry: Boone County, Kentucky]]//​   * //​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​AfAmAncestry.pdf|African American Ancestry: Boone County, Kentucky]]//​
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   * //​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​AfAm1880Census.pdf|African Americans in the 1880 Boone County, Kentucky Census]]//   * //​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​AfAm1880Census.pdf|African Americans in the 1880 Boone County, Kentucky Census]]//
   * //​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​LincolnKyAfAm_pdf.pdf|Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky African Americans and the Constitution : Collection of Essays]]//   * //​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​LincolnKyAfAm_pdf.pdf|Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky African Americans and the Constitution : Collection of Essays]]//
 +  * //​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​BurlingtonIOOFA_ADeathCerts.pdf|Burlington I.O.O.F Cemetery, African-American death certificates]]//​
 +  * //​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​cert_comb.pdf|Boone County Slave Certificates Transcription]]//​
 +  * //​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​Slave_Spreadsheet.pdf|Database of Enslaved People of Boone County for Genealogical Research]]// ​
    
 +==== Related Websites ====
 +  * [[http://​www.freedmensbureau.com/​|Freedmen'​s Bureau]]
 +  * [[https://​familysearch.org/​learn/​wiki/​en/​Southern_Claims_Commission|Southern Claims Commission]]
 +  * [[http://​memory.loc.gov/​ammem/​snhtml/​|Born In Slavery]]
 +  * [[http://​www.aaggky.org/​|African-American Genealogy Group of Kentucky]]
 +  * [[http://​community.berea.edu/​earlyblackberea/​bereahistory.html|Early Black History at Berea College]]
 +  * [[http://​library.uncg.edu/​slavery/​|Digital Library on American Slavery]]
 ===== Related Topics ===== ===== Related Topics =====
   * //​[[connersville|Out of Kentucky: The Connersville Migration]]//​   * //​[[connersville|Out of Kentucky: The Connersville Migration]]//​
 +  * [[the_underground_railroad_in_boone_county|The Underground Railroad in Boone County]]
   * [[african_american_churches|African American Churches]]   * [[african_american_churches|African American Churches]]
   * [[Civil War]]   * [[Civil War]]
   * [[Slavery]]   * [[Slavery]]
 +  * [[Families]]
african-americans.txt · Last modified: 2015/03/16 14:44 by jgregory