LINKS OF INTEREST
Free people of color were enumerated by name on all census years in South Carolina in the same
manner as free whites, but slaves were listed as a total number within a household. From
1790 through 1840, only heads of household are listed by name, regardless of status. All
other household members are listed as total numbers per category.
The 1840 federal census provides the most detailed breakdown of households,
with numbers of individuals noted by age and sex, for both free
persons and slaves, but, again, only the head of household is named.
Separate slave schedules for the federal census are available for 1850 and 1860.
The first census year to enumerate ALL individuals by name was 1870.
See the Marion County Census page for
African-American Cemeteries in Marion County
Marion County Cemeteries Main page
Dillon County (old Upper Marion) Cemeteries Main page
Slaves Named in Marion County Wills - c. 1798-1855
Slave names may be found in these old Wills. On rare occasion, slave family groups are specified.
A transfer of slaves, either through sale or gift, was recorded in Deed books.
Slave records in FLADGER Documents - 1730-1820
Slave records in FLADGER Documents - 1821 to 1860
Slave records in FLADGER Documents
- 1861 to
Links of Interest
- Africans in America - PBS Series Main page
For topics pertaining specifically to South Carolina, see:
- African American Research
a Genealogy.com web site, provides an overview.
- How to Research African American
Helpful tutorial for beginners.
- The African-American Mosaic
A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture
Wonderful online exhibit and resource
African Americans of Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland,
Researcher Paul Heinegg provides family histories of numerous freed slaves throughout
the colonial southeast.
Excellent site, organized primarily by surnames, but some source material is presented
by location. Please take the time to read the
- African American Cemeteries Online
- African American Genealogy
This Web Ring is dedicated
to genealogists who are researching African-American Family Histories.
Looks a bit more commercial than it did
when it started a few years ago, but still a tremendous resource.
- Black Genealogy
Exchange - An MSN Community site
- Christine's African American Genealogy Site
A bit confusing to navigate but the site has been around for a long time.
African American Family History Research
Deals with Missouri but an interesting site with
some data pertaining to all states. (broken link)
- African Native Genealogy
Oklahoma's Black Indians
Forum: African American Resource Center
- First Person
Narratives of the American South
documents the American
South from the viewpoint of Southerners. It focuses on the diaries,
autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, and ex-slave narratives of
relatively inaccessible populations: women, African Americans, enlisted
men, laborers, and Native Americans. The texts for this project come
from the Academic Affairs Library of the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, and the Editorial Board for Documenting the American South
guides its development.
- Free African
Americans of North Carolina and Virginia
Lists numerous free slaves throughout various
counties in North Carolina and Virginia. Provides in-depth explanation of information.
- Freedman's Bureau Records - South Carolina
(A Christine's Genealogy web site, NOT a government site)
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