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African American records collection

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Corporate Author
Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.).
Call Number
MG-240, Archives South
  1 website  
Corporate Author
Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.).
Physical Description
.5 cubic ft.
Summary
Collection contains an index to the Slave Registers, Mayor's Register of Coloured Persons or Negro Entry Book, and returns filed within the county. There are official records for slaves and their children in Lancaster County, as well as freemen within Lancaster City. Also includes bills of sale, a manumission paper, and a certificate for free persons of color.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Notes
Finding aid available at LancasterHistory.org.
Subjects
Lancaster County (Pa.) - Court of Quarter Sessions.
African Americans
Slavery - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Slaveholders - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Slave records - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Free African Americans - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Additional Author
Hopkins, Leroy T.s
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Manuscript Group
Call Number
MG-240, Archives South
Websites
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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
Less detail
Collection
Black History Collection
Object ID
MG0240_Ser02
Date Range
1779-1984
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
Black History Collection
Description
Series 2 of the Black History Collection contains
Series 2 contains the "Mayor's Register of Coloured Persons," a manumission paper, correspondence, and other records.
Custodial History
Processed prior to 1997 and updated from 2007-present. Added to database on 17 January 2022.
Date Range
1779-1984
Year Range From
1779
Year Range To
1984
Date of Accumulation
1779-1984
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
People
Allen, Richard
Anderson, George L.
Anderson, Mildred
Bailey, Bessie
Bailey, Charles
Ball, James H.
Barber, Florence
Beaubian, Beulah
Beaubian, Charles S.
Blonden, Louisa
Book, Anna H.
Book, Simon
Bradley, Daniel
Bridgett, Alexander
Broadnax, Joseph
Brown, E. D.
Brown, Ernest
Brown, H. H.
Brubaker, Marianna Gibbons
Cain, Annie
Cain, Jennie
Cain, John
Cain, Louisa
Carter, John C.
Carter, John W.
Carter, Laura
Carter, Nettie
Clark, Josephine
Clark, Russia
Clark, Ruth
Cohn, Jason
Cooper, Bella
Craig, Mary
Craig, Samuel
Davis, Emily
Davis, Robert
Dorsey, Steven
Edwards, Mary
Edwards, Thomas L.
Foster, Carrie
Foster, Daniel
George, H. E., Mrs.
George, Harriet
Goins, Dora
Green, Annie
Green, Charles
Green, Cora
Green, Jane
Green, Mary A.
Hardy, Laura
Hayes, Hannah
Hayes, O. H.
Heard, William Henry
Henry, Ella
Henry, Mary
Hill, Emily
Hill, Harriet
Hood, Solomon Porter
Hopkins, Ada
Hopkins, Sadie
Hopkins, Stanton
Hunter, Mabel
Hunter, Rosie
Hurdle, Emma
Hurdle, James
Jackson, Florence
Jackson, Letitia
Jackson, Rebecca
Johnson, Chester A.
Johnson, Estella Book
Johnson, Florence
Kelley, Calvin
Kelley, David
Keyes, Emma
La Barre, John
Link, John Lewis
Lynch, Dora
MacNeal, William
Mason, Alice
Mitchell, Blanche
Moore, Martha
Morrison, J. S.
Morrison, J. S., Mrs.
Moton, Charles
Murray, Clara P.
Nickumn, Theresa
Palmer, John M.
Payne, Benedine
Polite, Abraham L.
Polite, Blanche
Price, J. C.
Richardson, Ella M.
Robinson, Sara
Rosenthal, Isidore
Shissler, Simon
Shorter, George
Snow, Josephine
Spraggan, R. F.
Stewart, J. O.
Tall, Rebecca
Thomas, Virginia
Thornton, Elizabeth
Toney, Joseph M.
Trout, Henry Leightner "Harry"
Tryman, Mary
Turner, Ruth
Waters, Ruth
Webster, Frank T. M.
William, Ella
Williams, Mary
Wilson, Albert E., Sr.
Wilson, Edith
Wilson, Helen
Wilson, Laura
Wilson, Maude
Winston, Charity
Winston, William
Witcher, W. E.
Wolford, Edward
Woods, Elizabeth
Other Creators
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Subjects
Abolitionists
African Americans--History
Antislavery movements
Free Black people
Freedmen
Letters
Slave records--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Abolitionists
Antislavery movements
Certificates
Correspondence
Court of Quarter Sessions
Enslaved persons
Free persons of color
Freedmen
Letters
Persons of color
Slaveholders
Slavery
Extent
16 folders, xx items, xxx pages to scan, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0240_Ser02
Other Numbers
MG-240, Series 2
Classification
MG0240
MG0240_Ser02
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. 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
Less detail
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

MG-240_Series2_Folder14_Insert2_Rev.Pennington.pdf

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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
FEB 1745 F001 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
1745
People
Atkinson, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Testimony
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
FEB 1745 F001 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Demand for judgment on indictment, with testimony.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1745 F001 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
1745
People
Miley, Christian
Bare, Isaac
Smith, John
Moor, Zacharias
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Road
Manheim Twp.
Donegal Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1745 F001 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Road maintenance.
Supervisors for Manheim Twp.: Christian Miley, Bare, Isaac.
Supervisors for Donegal Twp.: John Smith, Zacharias Moor.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
NOV 1747 F001 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
1747
People
Deal, John
Deal, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1747 F001 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance.
Also Deal, William.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1748 F001 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
1748
People
Kilsmiller, Martin
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1748 F001 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
Less detail
Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1748 F002 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
1748
People
Gabriel, George
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Petitions
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1748 F002 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Petition.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
Less detail
Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
FEB 1749 F001 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
1749
People
Kuntz, Michael
Mann, Stephen
Tombagh, Fredrick
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: cutting wood on government property
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
FEB 1749 F001 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance.
Cutting wood off of government land.
Additional names: Mann, Stephen; Tombagh, Fredrick.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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