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    1. [SC-AFRICAAMER] 3/4th hand update
    2. freedbyluvv via
    3.   Making my way through this contract, I now see that the agreement is for rations of the crop received. Some field hands will receive a full ration of the crop (full hand), some a 3/4th ration of the crop (3/4th hand), and some only half rations of the crop )1/2 hand). Does anyone know what the custom of this ranking is?~April

    12/19/2015 10:46:17
    1. [SC-AFRICAAMER] 3/4 th of a hand?
    2. freedbyluvv via
    3.   Greetings, I came across a South Carolina labor contract written during Reconstruction. Some of the freedmen/women are described as "full hand", assuming that means classified as able to work full duties? I am only guessing, I cannot locate a description of that term. My person of interest in this contract is listed as "3/4th of a hand", and a couple of them are listed as "1/2 a hand".  Could this be because of their ages? Illness? Pregnancy? As in unable to work as a full hand? Thank you in advance for any ideas/suggestions on what 3/4th of a hand indicates.~April

    12/19/2015 10:32:24
    1. [SC-AFRICAAMER] UNSUBSCRIBE
    2. Theresa
    3. -----Original Message----- From: "" [sc-africaamer-request@rootsweb.com] Date: 08/11/2013 02:55 AM To: "" Subject: SC-AFRICAAMER Digest, Vol 4, Issue 1 Today's Topics: 1. Southern Studies Showcase, Edgefield, SC (freedbyluvv) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2013 18:56:46 -0700 (PDT) From: freedbyluvv <freedbyluvv@yahoo.com>; Subject: [SC-AFRICAAMER] Southern Studies Showcase, Edgefield, SC To: "SC-AFRICAAMER-L@rootsweb.com" <SC-AFRICAAMER-L@rootsweb.com>; Message-ID: <1376186206.59683.YahooMailNeo@web125901.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>; Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 ***Fwd'ing from another list. I know nothing about this event, just passing it along. ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Dr. Constance T. McNeill <connie@wctel.net>; Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2013 6:46 PM Southern Studies Showcase Again This September The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and Old Edgefield District African American Genealogical Society are hosting a ?Southern Studies Showcase? in Edgefield on September 20 and 21, 2013. Genealogical and historical societies from all over South Carolina and parts of Georgia are being invited to participate in this two-day event. Last year the Showcase brought over 130 people to the Town of Edgefield. This year it is expected to bring over 200 people. Twenty-four workshop classes will be held over the course of the two days, with local and out-of-town speakers giving lectures on a variety of topics (please see attached itinerary). Vendors from across the state will also set up tables with displays, and books and other items for sale. A ?Block Party? on the Edgefield Courthouse Square will be held Friday evening from 6:30 p. m. to 8:30 p. m., including a catered Southern dinner and lively music.? There will also be an historical re-enactment from Edgefield?s colorful past. This two-day gathering will begin on Friday at 10:00 a. m., with speakers and workshops.? On Saturday speakers and workshops will be held from 9:00 a. m. until 4:00 p. m.? Time will be allotted on Friday and Saturday for lunch at local restaurants, shopping with local merchants, and visiting of local historic and tourist sites. The Registration fee for the Southern Studies Showcase is $30.00 and includes the ?Block Party? Friday night. An agenda and registration form may be downloaded from Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society?s web site at www.OEDGS.org. There are also three special ?Lunch and a Tour? opportunities on Saturday, September 21st, from 12:15 p. m. to 1:45 p. m.? The locations are Oakley Park, Magnolia Dale, and Willowbrook Cemetery.? These ?Lunch and a Tour? opportunities include homemade lunches followed by a home or cemetery tour.? The cost is $10.00 per person and there is a limit of 30 people at each location. You are cordially invited to attend the ?Southern Studies Showcase.? The deadline for registration is September 12, 2013.? If you register after this date, the fee will be $40.00 and there is no guarantee of a Friday night meal. We hope to see you in September!? If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tonya Browder at 803-637-4010 or OEDGS85@gmail.com.? You can also visit the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society?s web site at www.OEDGS.org for more details on this exciting event! ------------------------------ End of SC-AFRICAAMER Digest, Vol 4, Issue 1 *******************************************

    08/25/2013 12:22:41
    1. [SC-AFRICAAMER] Southern Studies Showcase, Edgefield, SC
    2. freedbyluvv
    3. ***Fwd'ing from another list. I know nothing about this event, just passing it along. ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Dr. Constance T. McNeill <connie@wctel.net> Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2013 6:46 PM Southern Studies Showcase Again This September The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and Old Edgefield District African American Genealogical Society are hosting a “Southern Studies Showcase” in Edgefield on September 20 and 21, 2013. Genealogical and historical societies from all over South Carolina and parts of Georgia are being invited to participate in this two-day event. Last year the Showcase brought over 130 people to the Town of Edgefield. This year it is expected to bring over 200 people. Twenty-four workshop classes will be held over the course of the two days, with local and out-of-town speakers giving lectures on a variety of topics (please see attached itinerary). Vendors from across the state will also set up tables with displays, and books and other items for sale. A “Block Party” on the Edgefield Courthouse Square will be held Friday evening from 6:30 p. m. to 8:30 p. m., including a catered Southern dinner and lively music.  There will also be an historical re-enactment from Edgefield’s colorful past. This two-day gathering will begin on Friday at 10:00 a. m., with speakers and workshops.  On Saturday speakers and workshops will be held from 9:00 a. m. until 4:00 p. m.  Time will be allotted on Friday and Saturday for lunch at local restaurants, shopping with local merchants, and visiting of local historic and tourist sites. The Registration fee for the Southern Studies Showcase is $30.00 and includes the “Block Party” Friday night. An agenda and registration form may be downloaded from Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society’s web site at www.OEDGS.org. There are also three special “Lunch and a Tour” opportunities on Saturday, September 21st, from 12:15 p. m. to 1:45 p. m.  The locations are Oakley Park, Magnolia Dale, and Willowbrook Cemetery.  These “Lunch and a Tour” opportunities include homemade lunches followed by a home or cemetery tour.  The cost is $10.00 per person and there is a limit of 30 people at each location. You are cordially invited to attend the “Southern Studies Showcase.” The deadline for registration is September 12, 2013.  If you register after this date, the fee will be $40.00 and there is no guarantee of a Friday night meal. We hope to see you in September!  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tonya Browder at 803-637-4010 or OEDGS85@gmail.com.  You can also visit the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society’s web site at www.OEDGS.org for more details on this exciting event!

    08/10/2013 12:56:46
    1. [SC-AFRICAAMER] (no subject)
    2. http://zepnet.nazwa.pl/efkcnsd.html?psat=tksypsi

    07/10/2012 10:27:57
    1. [SC-AFRICAAMER] Barnwell County, S.C. Surnames
    2. Theresa
    3. Surnames I have or connections to are...... COURTNEY, ALLEN, GOMILLION, TROTTI, BING, DUNBAR, JACKSON. One of the COURTNEY's ended up in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia. Need help with these surnames and connections and need help in Barnwell County. ;( Thank You, Theresa

    04/03/2012 12:36:27
    1. [SC-AFRICAAMER] S.C. Statewide Indexes
    2. freedbyluvv
    3. http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=SC_BMDT3_Statewide_Indexes.ASP ---April

    08/20/2011 01:56:01
    1. [SC-AFRICAAMER] WALKER slave sales 1829-39, Charleston SC
    2. freedbyluvv
    3.   WALKER sales:   seller: John WALKER buyer: James Helbron one negro fellow named John, $400 11 July 1830     seller: John WALKER buyer: James Shackilford/Shackleford one negro slave Barit, $325 Sept. ? 1830     seller: Joseph Cowen buyer: Margaret WALKER one negro girl Becky, $315 March ?, 1831     seller: Eliza Lovejoy of Charleston buyer: Henry D. WALKER one negro boy Adam warranted sound. John, Hannah & Runaway, $500 Jan 19, 1831       seller: Ginger? W. Egleston for estate of Sarah Egleston, dec'd buyer: Henry D. WALKER one negro boy named Ben about 10. March 23, 1830       seller: Charles Dawson, admin for estate of Richland Osborn buyer: WALKER one negro man George Jan 19, 1832     seller: Frank Shaffer for last will & testament of James McKensie, dec'd buyer: James WALKER one negro male slave Scipio May 17, 1831     seller: A.J.B. Swinton buyer: Henry D.WALKER one negro fellow named Albert, a carpenter of animated character. March ?, 1831     seller: George Maury buyer: Williamson WALKER 2 slaves named George and Henry 1833       seller: James Finklere buyer: William WALKER trustee of Henrietta (Mania) ?/ surname illegible 2 negro slaves named Rose and Martha Jan 17, 1839       seller: (name illegible) buyer: James M. WALKER negro slaves Flora, Sandy, Daniel and Harry  $2,200 all warranted sound in health and good property. Feb 27, 1839   ---end.   April.    

    06/17/2011 04:37:21
    1. Re: [SC-AFRICAAMER] ***important UPDATE/ Charleston SC slave sales
    2. SA'Rah White
    3. Hi, Could you please add me to the list to do a check for my ancestor's in Charleston SC, I found Laddress White born around 1825, I don't know who his parents were but he was on LJ White planation in Georgetown, South Carolina. Thank you, -----Original Message----- From: SA'Rah White <spwexpo@aol.com> To: sc-africaamer <sc-africaamer@rootsweb.com> Sent: Thu, Jun 2, 2011 11:06 am Subject: Re: [SC-AFRICAAMER] ***important UPDATE/ Charleston SC slave sales ello, y ancestor's were in South Carolina, one of them was born around 1825, I elieve the slave master was LJ White and his wife Ann Pope White. Could you ssist me , I didn't get on your list because I didn't know about it. ould you please send me the information that you need to add me to your list. hank you, SA'Rah White mail: spwexpo@aol.com -----Original Message----- rom: freedbyluvv <freedbyluvv@yahoo.com> o: SC-AFRICAAMER-L <SC-AFRICAAMER-L@rootsweb.com> ent: Thu, Jun 2, 2011 10:14 am ubject: [SC-AFRICAAMER] ***important UPDATE/ Charleston SC slave sales Greetings list, when I ordered this film, the film's description was that it vered the years 1799-1872. After searching the film for my and your cestors, I see this one film only covers the years 1829-1839. I checked the mily History site, did a film search, and discovered there are actually 13 fferent rolls of film covering all of the Charleston slave sales. Why they nt just this one, I do not know. But the film set's description says most of e record groups are indexed like this one and searching through it has en a breeze. The other ones will be, as well. I will order 5-6 more films er the next 2-3 weeks that will cover more years, and will include hundreds re sales. So if you were told by me that your ancestor/surname was not cated, hang in there with me, I'll search the next group of films for our rnames when they come in. I haven't found my ancestor on this one either. My ancestor was born in 1820, so that is where my film search will begin. won't be ordering films that cover 1799-1816. If you need sales during this me frame, you can order these films at your local Family History Center. is $6 to borrow one for a few weeks. ere are 4 films that cover 1799-1816. Film #'s are: 3439---vol. 3N, 3P 1799-1803 3440---vol. 3T, 3X 1803-1808 3441---vol. 4A, 4D, 4F 1808-1813 3442---vol. 4I (that's 4 "eye", not 4 one), 4K, 1813-1816 nd since my ancestor was already held in slavery the 1850 census in Louisiana, I won't be ordering ose films that cover the years 1849-1872. Those film #'s are: 3450---vol.6C, 6D 1849-1857 3451---vol. 6E, 6K 1857-1872 he next 3 films I'll be ordering cover the years 1839-1849. I have all of your requests, and will include them in my search these films come in. Films take about a week and a half get, so if you don't hear from me right away, don't fret, I have u covered! There are over 500 pages in just this one film, so more films will yield hundreds more bills of sales. I'll keep you updated on your requests. pril. ------------------------------ unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SC-AFRICAAMER-request@rootsweb.com ith the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of e message ------------------------------ o unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SC-AFRICAAMER-request@rootsweb.com ith the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of he message

    06/02/2011 08:13:15
    1. Re: [SC-AFRICAAMER] ***important UPDATE/ Charleston SC slave sales
    2. SA'Rah White
    3. Hello, My ancestor's were in South Carolina, one of them was born around 1825, I believe the slave master was LJ White and his wife Ann Pope White. Could you assist me , I didn't get on your list because I didn't know about it. Could you please send me the information that you need to add me to your list. Thank you, SA'Rah White Email: spwexpo@aol.com -----Original Message----- From: freedbyluvv <freedbyluvv@yahoo.com> To: SC-AFRICAAMER-L <SC-AFRICAAMER-L@rootsweb.com> Sent: Thu, Jun 2, 2011 10:14 am Subject: [SC-AFRICAAMER] ***important UPDATE/ Charleston SC slave sales Greetings list, when I ordered this film, the film's description was that it overed the years 1799-1872. After searching the film for my and your ncestors, I see this one film only covers the years 1829-1839. I checked the amily History site, did a film search, and discovered there are actually 13 ifferent rolls of film covering all of the Charleston slave sales. Why they ent e just this one, I do not know. But the film set's description says most of he record groups are indexed like this one and searching through it has een a breeze. The other ones will be, as well. I will order 5-6 more films ver the next 2-3 weeks that will cover more years, and will include hundreds ore sales. So if you were told by me that your ancestor/surname was not ocated, hang in there with me, I'll search the next group of films for our urnames when they come in. I haven't found my ancestor on this one either. My ancestor was born in 1820, so that is where my film search will begin. won't be ordering films that cover 1799-1816. If you need sales during this ime frame, you can order these films at your local Family History Center. t is $6 to borrow one for a few weeks. here are 4 films that cover 1799-1816. Film #'s are: 3439---vol. 3N, 3P 1799-1803 3440---vol. 3T, 3X 1803-1808 3441---vol. 4A, 4D, 4F 1808-1813 3442---vol. 4I (that's 4 "eye", not 4 one), 4K, 1813-1816 And since my ancestor was already held in slavery y the 1850 census in Louisiana, I won't be ordering hose films that cover the years 1849-1872. Those film #'s are: 3450---vol.6C, 6D 1849-1857 3451---vol. 6E, 6K 1857-1872 he next 3 films I'll be ordering cover the years 1839-1849. I have all of your requests, and will include them in my search s these films come in. Films take about a week and a half o get, so if you don't hear from me right away, don't fret, I have ou covered! There are over 500 pages in just this one film, so more films will yield hundreds more bills of sales. I'll keep you updated on your requests. pril. ------------------------------ o unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SC-AFRICAAMER-request@rootsweb.com ith the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of he message

    06/02/2011 08:04:26
    1. [SC-AFRICAAMER] ***important UPDATE/ Charleston SC slave sales
    2. freedbyluvv
    3.   Greetings list, when I ordered this film, the film's description was that it covered the years 1799-1872. After searching the film for my and your ancestors, I see this one film only covers the years 1829-1839. I checked the Family History site, did a film search, and discovered there are actually 13 different rolls of film covering all of the Charleston slave sales. Why they sent me just this one, I do not know. But the film set's description says most of the record groups are indexed like this one and searching through it has been a breeze. The other ones will be, as well. I will order 5-6 more films over the next 2-3 weeks that will cover more years, and will include hundreds more sales. So if you were told by me that your ancestor/surname was not located, hang in there with me, I'll search the next group of films for our surnames when they come in. I haven't found my ancestor on this one either.    My ancestor was born in 1820, so that is where my film search will begin. I won't be ordering films that cover 1799-1816. If you need sales during this time frame, you can order these films at your local Family History Center. It is $6 to borrow one for a few weeks.     There are 4 films that cover 1799-1816. Film #'s are:   23439---vol. 3N, 3P 1799-1803   23440---vol. 3T, 3X 1803-1808   23441---vol. 4A, 4D, 4F 1808-1813   23442---vol. 4I (that's 4 "eye", not 4 one), 4K, 1813-1816      And since my ancestor was already held in slavery by the 1850 census in Louisiana, I won't be ordering those films that cover the years 1849-1872. Those film #'s are:   23450---vol.6C, 6D 1849-1857   23451---vol. 6E, 6K 1857-1872       The next 3 films I'll be ordering cover the years 1839-1849.    I have all of your requests, and will include them in my search as these films come in. Films take about a week and a half   to get, so if you don't hear from me right away, don't fret, I have you covered! There are over 500 pages in just this one film, so 3 more films will yield hundreds more bills of sales.    I'll keep you updated on your requests.   April.       

    06/02/2011 04:11:07
    1. [SC-AFRICAAMER] P.S. part 2, ....slave bills of sales, Charleston SC look up offer
    2. freedbyluvv
    3. Also, I neglected to mention that after the vendor index on the film, the original full certificates are included, as well. They are clearly written. April.

    05/28/2011 05:22:45
    1. [SC-AFRICAAMER] slave bills of sales Charleston, South Carolina/look up offer
    2. freedbyluvv
    3.  Hello list, I ordered a film from the FHC in search of a bill of sale for my enslaved ancestor possibly purchased in Charleston, S.C.  I can keep this film until July 3, 2011 before it will be returned. So I am offering look ups for anyone searching for a possible slave sale in Charleston.       These purchasers came from all over......further west in SC, as well as from surrounding states. So the buyer did not necessarily live in Charleston. Although I've seen the fiIm and bills of sales certificates/receipts, I am not sure if it lists where the purchasers came from, such as, "Mr Thompson of Edgefield, S.C." or not, but the record does list the name of purchaser, date of transaction, the name of who they bought the enslaved person(s) from, the amount paid for each of them, as well as the names and ages  of those purchased.      Surnames are a great clue to the buyer, but not always. Sometimes a slave owner had the overseer go to the slave auction to buy them for the plantation. And other times, a broker would purchase many at once, only to re sell them in his own hometown shortly after wards.    I cannot look the receipt up by the enslaved persons name, however; there are literally hundreds of them. Many of the same first names are given to these individuals such as Ben, Frank, Sam, Fanny and Sukie. So I wouldn't be able to determine if they were yours or not that way. Some adults were sold all together as a family, listed by name with their children. Such as "Ben and his two sons Joseph and Frank." Or, " Fanny with her infant daughter, Rebecca and child Robert age 5".  The skills of those sold sometimes were listed along side their age, such as " a fine carpenter" or  "a very good cook". I saw that some were insured against illness. Some were classified as Black or Mulatto.   The transatlantic slave trade was outlawed in 1808, so the very early sales of enslaved Africans found here before 1808 are likely from Africa and the Caribbean.     They are indexed in alphabetical order by the purchaser (vendor) covering the years 1799-1872, yes, even some years after Emancipation. But the buyer (vendee) is listed on the same line, so I can look up your request by either name, the purchaser or the seller.    I've attempted to join the Af.Am. SC list twice to post this information, and never got a confirmation. I attempted to also join the SC Roots list on Rootsweb, but that request came back undeliverable. So if anyone here belongs to either list, please feel free to pass this message on.    Thanks. Life to you,   April    freedbyluvv@yahoo.com      (that's a double "v" at the end of my address, not a "w")

    05/28/2011 12:37:46
    1. [SC-AFRICAAMER] Af. Americans in the 1870 census, Sumter Co.
    2. freedbyluvv
    3. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyas/1870SCdirectory.html   ---April.

    09/29/2010 10:39:34
    1. Re: [SC-AFRICAAMER] email address : spwexpo@aol.com
    2. Black Heritage
    3. Hi Sa'rah, You are a member of the message board and free to post. Moderator "What you do for others is the only thing that counts"   -----Original Message----- From: sc-africaamer-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:sc-africaamer-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of SA'RAH WHITE Sent: Friday, September 10, 2010 11:17 PM To: SC-AFRICAAMER@rootsweb.com Subject: [SC-AFRICAAMER] email address : spwexpo@aol.com SA'Rah White would like to be on the message board. ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SC-AFRICAAMER-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    09/10/2010 04:29:22
    1. [SC-AFRICAAMER] email address : spwexpo@aol.com
    2. SA'RAH WHITE
    3. SA'Rah White would like to be on the message board.

    09/10/2010 02:16:45