Category: Ethnic

African-Americans in Marion County Missouri

In 1860 there were 3,017 slaves in Marion county – 1,406 males, 1,611 females. In 1850 the number was 2,852. The slave population was about one-fifth of the free whites. The greater number of those slaves were in Liberty and...

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1929 Colored Directory of Hannibal Missouri

1929 Colored Directory of Hannibal ABBEY John C. and Miss Viola 212 S. 11th St. ABBEY William (Rosella) Emp. C. B. & Q 1201 Rock St. ABBEY Humphry (Anna) Emp. Rubber Plant 1911 Spruce ABBEY Miss Eliza, Emp. Shoe Factory 209 N....

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1860 Slave Owners in Marion County, Missouri

The following list are slave owners found in the 1860 census. These are not the names of black people, but rather their slave owners themselves. SURNAME GIVEN NAME TOWNSHIP ADKINSON Joel Round Grove ALLEN Charles H Liberty ALLEN...

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Slave Graves in Marion County Stand as Silent Memorials to History

Consider the lack of slave graves in Marion County. From the early to mid-1800s thousands lived in and around Marion County – thousands of black domestic servants and field hands, thousands of black men, black women and black chidren who were bought and sold at the Marion County Courthouse in Palmyra. But no one can say for sure where these thousands of slaves lie buried.

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Slavery Days in Marion County

In 1860 there were 3,017 slaves in Marion county – 1,406 males, 1,611 females. In 1850 the number was 2,852. The slave population was about one-fifth of the free whites. The greater number of those slaves were in Liberty and Fabius townships. In the latter, in 1850, the slaves formed one-third of the entire population. A description of slavery, as it once existed in Liberty township will suffice, therefore, for a general reference to the institution throughout the county.

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