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Collection
Black History Collection
Object ID
MG0240_Ser01
Date Range
1780-1834
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
Black History Collection
Description
Series 1 of the Black History Collection contains the "Slave Registers." This compilation of papers filed by owners of enslaved persons show date; name and place of residence of owner; name of mother (usually an enslaved person) and child; date of birth; sex of child; age when the child will be freed; official seal and signatures; and date when filed.
Custodial History
Processed prior to 1997 and updated from 2007-present. Added to database on 10 January 2022.
Date Range
1780-1834
Year Range From
1780
Year Range To
1834
Date of Accumulation
1780-1834
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Anderson, James
Atchinson, John
Baker, John H.
Barton, William
Bayly, James
Bigham, William
Black, Aaron
Boggs, Alexander
Boyd, William
Breading, David
Brubaker, Jack
Caldwell, Andrew
Carpenter, Samuel
Clark, Bryce
Clemson, James
Conkle, William
Cook, James
Cooke, Samuel
Crawford, James
Cunningham, Janett
Currin, James
Davis, Edward
Dewers, Thomas
Edwards, Susanna
Edwards, Thomas
Evans, James
Evans, John
Evans, Mrs. Frances
Ewing, John
Fordney, William B.
Franklin, Benjamin
Frazier, Phebe
Galbraith, Bertram Gillespie
Gale, Anthony
Gamble, James
Gibbons, Daniel
Gibbons, Miss Marianna
Gibson, William
Givens, Joseph
Graves, B.
Grubb, Peter
Harrison, Thomas
Haydon, George
Heaton, Jeremiah
Henderson, Archibald
Henry, William
Hubley, John
Hudson, Edward
Jacobs, Cyrus
Jenkins, Dr. John Carmichael
Johnson, Henry
Johnston, John
King, Robert
Leman, Christian
Lockhart, Josiah
Long, Stephen
Lownes, Caleb
Martin, James
Maxwell, Robert
McCally, James
McCamant, Isaac
McClure, William
McIntire, William
McLaughlin, George
Michener, James B.
Middleton, Anne
Middleton, John
Miller, John
Moore, Zachary
Neal, Thomas
Neel, Thomas
Nicholas, Michael
Old, James
Oldden, John
Patterson, James
Peden, Hugh
Porter, Andrew
Porter, William
Potts, David
Ramsey, Elizabeth
Reigert, Christopher
Ross, George
Samson, George W.
Sanderson, George
Scott, Alexander
Sewell, Charles S.
Skiles, Henry
Slaymaker, Amos
Smith, Joseph
Smith, Margaret
Smith, William
Spear, Robert
Steel, William
Stevens, Thaddeus
Thomas, Mary B.
Walker, Isaac
Wallace, Robert
Watson, John
Weld, Theodore D.
Whitehill, James
Wilson, Samuel
Work, Joseph
Yeates, James
Zantzinger, Paul
Other Creators
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Subjects
African Americans--History
Slave records--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery
Court of Quarter Sessions
Enslaved persons
Finding aids
Labels
Manuscript groups
Persons of color
Slaveholders
Slavery
Extent
17 folders, 89 items, 648 pages to scan, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0240_Ser01
Other Numbers
MG-240, Series 1
Classification
MG0240
MG0240_Ser01
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 6
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Copies of MG0240, Series 1, Folders 1-9 are found in the Research Center Library on microfilm (Drawer 3, sec. 2, #206) and bound (326 R294p Oversized).
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Black History Collection (MG0240), Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, these items reflect the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit. Restricted access for the Mayor's Register of Coloured Persons found in Series 2, Folder 2: Use transcript in Folder 3 or microfilm.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Documents
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Collection
Black History Collection
Object ID
MG0240
Date Range
1780-1984
  2 documents  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Black History Collection
Description
This collection contains papers and local government records related to Black history in Lancaster County, including an index to Lancaster County's register of enslaved persons, Mayor's Register of Coloured Persons or Negro Entry Book, and a biographical account of Rev. James William Charles Pennington. There are official records for enslaved persons and their children in Lancaster County, as well as freemen within Lancaster City. The collection also contains a manumission paper from the state of Virginia, a certificate for free persons of color, and letters from anit-slavery societies.
Custodial History
The collection was formerly called "The Slave Records of Lancaster County Collection." Name changed to "African American Records Collection" and arrangement changed on 13 June 2007. Name changed again in 2022 to "Black History Collection.
Added to database on 19 July 2017.
System of Arrangement
Series 1 consists of the "Slave Registers," official county records registering enslaved women and their children after 1780.
Series 2 contains the "Mayor's Register of Coloured Persons," a manumission paper, correspondence, and other records.
Date Range
1780-1984
Year Range From
1780
Year Range To
1984
Date of Accumulation
1780-1984
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Allen, Richard
Anderson, George L.
Anderson, James
Anderson, Mildred
Atchinson, John
Bacon, Izard
Bailey, Bessie
Bailey, Charles
Baker, John H.
Ball, James H.
Barber, Florence
Barton, William
Bayly, James
Beaubian, Beulah
Beaubian, Charles S.
Bigham, William
Black, Aaron
Blonden, Louisa
Boggs, Alexander
Book, Anna H.
Book, Simon
Boyd, William
Bradley, Daniel
Breading, David
Bridgett, Alexander
Broadnax, Joseph
Brown, E. D.
Brown, Ernest
Brown, H. H.
Brubaker, Jack
Cain, Annie
Cain, Jennie
Cain, John
Cain, Louisa
Caldwell, Andrew
Carpenter, Samuel
Carter, John C.
Carter, John W.
Carter, Laura
Carter, Nettie
Clark, Bryce
Clark, Josephine
Clark, Russia
Clark, Ruth
Clemson, James
Cohn, Jason
Conkle, William
Cook, James
Cooke, Samuel
Cooper, Bella
Craig, Mary
Craig, Samuel
Crawford, James
Cunningham, Janett
Currin, James
Davis, Edward
Davis, Emily
Davis, Robert
Dewers, Thomas
Dorsey, Steven
Edwards, Mary
Edwards, Susanna
Edwards, Thomas
Edwards, Thomas L.
Evans, James
Evans, John
Evans, Frances
Ewing, John
Fordney, William B.
Foster, Carrie
Foster, Daniel
Franklin, Benjamin
Frazier, Phebe
Galbraith, Bertram Gillespie
Gale, Anthony
Gamble, James
George, H. E., Mrs.
George, Harriet
Gibbons, Daniel
Brubaker, Marianna Gibbons
Gibson, William
Givens, Joseph
Goins, Dora
Graves, B.
Green, Annie
Green, Charles
Green, Cora
Green, Jane
Green, Mary A.
Grubb, Peter
Hardy, Laura
Harrison, Thomas
Haydon, George
Hayes, Hannah
Hayes, O. H.
Heard, William Henry
Heaton, Jeremiah
Henderson, Archibald
Henry, Ella
Henry, Mary
Henry, William
Hill, Emily
Hill, Harriet
Hood, Solomon Porter
Hopkins, Ada
Hopkins, Sadie
Hopkins, Stanton
Hubley, John
Hudson, Edward
Hunter, Mabel
Hunter, Rosie
Hurdle, Emma
Hurdle, James
Jacks, James
Jackson, Florence
Jackson, Letitia
Jackson, Rebecca
Jacobs, Cyrus
Jenkins, John Carmichael
Johnson, Chester A.
Johnson, Estella Book
Johnson, Florence
Johnson, Henry
Johnston, John
Kelley, Calvin
Kelley, David
Keyes, Emma
King, Robert
La Barre, John
Leman, Christian
Link, John Lewis
Lockhart, Josiah
Long, Stephen
Lownes, Caleb
Lynch, Dora
MacNeal, William
Martin, James
Mason, Alice
Maxwell, Robert
McCally, James
McCamant, Isaac
McClure, William
McIntire, William
McLaughlin, George
Michener, James B.
Middleton, Anne
Middleton, John
Miller, John
Mitchell, Blanche
Moore, Martha
Moore, Zachary
Morrison, J. S.
Morrison, J. S., Mrs.
Moton, Charles
Murray, Clara P.
Neal, Thomas
Neel, Thomas
Nicholas, Michael
Nickumn, Theresa
Old, James
Oldden, John
Palmer, John M.
Patterson, James
Payne, Benedine
Peden, Hugh
Pembroke, Stephen
Pennington, James William Charles
Polite, Abraham L.
Polite, Blanche
Porter, Andrew
Porter, William
Potts, David
Price, J. C.
Ramsey, Elizabeth
Reigert, Christopher
Richardson, Ella M.
Robinson, Sara
Rosenthal, Isidore
Ross, George
Samson, George W.
Sanderson, George
Scott, Alexander
Sewell, Charles S.
Shissler, Simon
Shorter, George
Skiles, Henry
Slaymaker, Amos
Smith, Joseph
Smith, Margaret
Smith, William
Snow, Josephine
Spear, Robert
Spraggan, R. F.
Steel, William
Stevens, Thaddeus
Stewart, J. O.
Tall, Rebecca
Thomas, Mary B.
Thomas, Virginia
Thornton, Elizabeth
Toney, Joseph M.
Trout, Henry Leightner "Harry"
Tryman, Mary
Turner, Ruth
Walker, Isaac
Wallace, Robert
Waters, Ruth
Watson, John
Webster, Frank T. M.
Weld, Theodore D.
Whitehill, James
William, Ella
Williams, Mary
Wilson, Albert E., Sr.
Wilson, Edith
Wilson, Helen
Wilson, Laura
Wilson, Maude
Wilson, Samuel
Winston, Charity
Winston, William
Witcher, W. E.
Wolford, Edward
Woods, Elizabeth
Work, Joseph
Yeates, James
Zantzinger, Paul
Other Creators
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Subjects
African Americans--History
Free Black people
Freedmen
Slave records--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Certificates
Court of Quarter Sessions
Enslaved persons
Finding aids
Free persons of color
Freedmen
Manuscript groups
Persons of color
Slaveholders
Slavery
Extent
1 box, 33 folders, 128 items, 1,178 pages to scan, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0240
Other Numbers
MG-240
Classification
MG0240
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 6
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Black History Collection (MG0240), Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this collection reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit. Restricted access for the Mayor's Register of Coloured Persons found in Series 2, Folder 2: Use transcript in Folder 3 or microfilm.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Documents

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Collection
Black History Collection
Object ID
MG0240_Ser02_F005
Date Range
1779, 1780
  1 document  
Description Level
Item
Collection
Black History Collection
Description
Bill of sale of an enslaved woman, Nann (Ann). To Thomas Dewers by James Crawford, 1779. On reverse: To David Potts by Thomas Dewers, 1780.
Custodial History
Processed prior to 1997 and updated from 2007-present. Added to database on 24 January 2022.
Date Range
1779, 1780
Creation Date
1779, 1780
Year Range From
1779
Year Range To
1780
Creator
Crawford, James
People
Crawford, James
Dewers, Thomas
Potts, David
Nann (Ann)
Other Creators
Dewers, Thomas
Subjects
African Americans--History
Slave records--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Bills of sale
Enslaved persons
Persons of color
Slaveholders
Slavery
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan
Object Name
Bill of Sale
Language
English
Object ID
MG0240_Ser02_F005
Other Numbers
MG-240, Series 2
Other Number
MG-240, Series 2, Folder 5
Classification
MG0240
MG0240_Ser02
MG0240_Ser02_F005
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 6
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Black History Collection (MG0240), Series 2, Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Documents
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Collection
Liquor License Papers
Object ID
Tav 1863 F22 I01
Description Level
Item
Collection
Liquor License Papers
System of Arrangement
Arranged by municipalities by year.
Year
1863
People
Potts, David
Leiymin, Henry
Curtis, Samuel
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Liquor License
Lancaster Twp.
Place
Lancaster Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Tav 1863 F22 I01
Classification
RG 02-00 0602
Location
Archives
Container
031
Box Number
031
Additional Notes
Known as Bridgeport Inn.
Bond: Henry Leiymin, Samuel Curtis.
Signers of Petition: [Isaac Killian], John Deickla, Christin Shenk, Eli Landis, Daniel L. Myers, Samuel W. Potts, Jacob E. Ranck, Jacob O. Steinhiser, Robert Tomlinson, John B. Clements, Abraham Landis, John Johns, Isaac Bitzer, Samuel Ranck.
Receipt to keep a tavern.
Petition allowed.
April term.
3 Items, 3 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Liquor License Papers
Object ID
Tav 1863 F15 I04
Description Level
Item
Collection
Liquor License Papers
System of Arrangement
Arranged by municipalities by year.
Year
1863
People
Dunlap, James C.
Echternach, John
Potts, David
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Liquor License
East Lampeter Twp.
Place
East Lampeter Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Tav 1863 F15 I04
Classification
RG 02-00 0602
Location
Archives
Container
031
Box Number
031
Additional Notes
Name of Tavern: Millport Tavern
Bond: Echternach, John; Potts, David.
Signers of petition: Landis, John; Landis, Benjamin R.; Howard, Josiah; Stamm, D.; Landis, Benjamin; Buckwalter, Levi; Ronk, J. P.; Lightner, Joel S.; Miller, Bolden; Groff, Benjamin N.; Landis, Jacob R.; Buchwalter, Benjamin; McGonigle, M.; Buchwalter, George L.; [Mann], Henry; Smith, B.; Layman, Henry Jr.; Keneagy, Henry.
Receipt to keep a Tavern.
Approved.
April term.
3 items, 3 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
NOV 1862 F065 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1862
People
Brubaker, Christian
Shenk, Christian
McCutchen, John
Potts, David
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Constable's return
Constables
Charge: nuisance
Lancaster Twp.
Place
Lancaster Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1862 F065 QS
Case Number
69.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Constable's return.
Nuisance.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Liquor License Papers
Object ID
Tav 1867 F28 I02
Description Level
Item
Collection
Liquor License Papers
System of Arrangement
Arranged by municipalities by year.
Year
1867
People
Potts, David
Search Terms
Liquor License
Lancaster Twp.
Place
Lancaster Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Tav 1867 F28 I02
Classification
RG 02-00 0602
Location
Archives West
Container
036
Box Number
036
Additional Notes
To be known as Bridgeport Hotel.
19 signatures in support of petition.
April term.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1856 F002 P
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1856
People
Potts, Daniel
Potts, Ann
Miller, Henry
Potts, David
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
East Lampeter Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1856 F002 P
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
302
Box Number
302
Additional Notes
Potts, Ann; Miller, Henry; Potts, David. Administrators.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1858 F004 P
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1858
People
Potts, Joseph
Miller, Henry
Potts, David
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Paradise Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1858 F004 P
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
302
Box Number
302
Additional Notes
Miller, Henry; Potts, David. Administrators.
2 items, 8 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1868 F012 P
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1868
People
Potts, David
Potts, Samuel W.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Lancaster Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1868 F012 P
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
303
Box Number
303
Additional Notes
Potts, Samuel W. Administrator.
2 items, 3 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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