Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Black History 1880-1882

Black History

Sept 29, 1880
Henry M. Swan and Sarah E. Mills (both colored) of this place were married last Wednesday in Lawrence county, the former home of the bride.

Nov 2, 1881

Quite a few Negroes passed through here Thursday last on the south bound train on their way to the colored camp-meeting at Lawrenceville, which has been in progress for two or three weeks.

Nov 9, 1881
The colored people of Lawrence county are, we learn, making preparations for the erection of a church at Lawrenceville.

May 10, 1882
A negro girl from Brazil, Ind., was made to get off the train here Wednesday last, not having money to pay her way farther. Thursday money was collected about the depot and and her way paid to Lawrenceville, where she said her parents lived.

Nov 8,1882-under Bird Station News

Some of the colored voters of Bond are going to vote the democratic ticket election day. They say they have been supporting the republicans long enough on promises as they have never given them an office or placed them on a jury. There is about thirty-five of them from this township.

Sept 6, 1882
A horse belonging to some colored men of Lawrence county, died in this place one night last week. They had brought watermelon to town.

Dec 13, 1882
The colored people are erecting a church house near Pinkstaff Station.