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African Americans--Genealogy

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Miriam Carter Family documents and photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00274
Scope and Contents Photographs, letters, newsapers articles, and eulogies relating to the family of Miriam Carter. Miriam Carter was the first African American woman to be admitted to attend the College of William and Mary though she was not able to live on campus. The photos show her as well as many ancestors and includes laminated letters of admittance to both the sons of the Confederate Veterans as well as Sons of Union Veterans from the Civil War. A letter from the Civil War Division denoting an increase...

Philip Lightfoot Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 L62
Scope and Contents Note to researchers: Due to the fragile condition of the originals, this collection has to be used in microfilm format;[ CS71 .l718, available in the open stacks and by ILL]. Papers of Philip Lightfoot of Culpeper County, Virginia including his commissions as lieutenant in the Second Battalion, 5th Regiment, Virginia militia and as captain in the 8th U. S. Infantry Regiment and papers relating to his service in the U. S. Army including records of a recruiting party, enlistment pledges, muster...

Madden Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01018
Scope and Contents Collection of papers about the "Free Black" Madden Family of Page County, Virginia. One letter written by Samuel Linberger stating that George Madden was born free. Two letters, Register No. 180 and 184, by Clerk of Court Watson certifying that George W. Madden and Sarah Ann Madden are registered. Gives descriptions of them. List of Madden family members and dates of birth. Includes Redman Strother and John Arthur Redman.

Ann Lettice Murdoch Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00833
Scope and Contents Diary of Ann Lettice Murdoch (1785-1865) of Frederick County, Maryland. She was the wife of Richard Potts (1786-1865). The diary contains a lot of entries of religious nature as well as aphorisms. In addition, Ann L. Murdoch frequently recorded deaths in her family and community - including the death of black servants - and of friends and family members in other states. She also talks about her church, local politics and mention Richard Potts' and other family members' professional...