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Bell family papers

Identifier: AMN 1001
Abstract The African American Bell family of Charleston, South Carolina were descended from Sally (Sarah) Johnson, the matriarch of a free family of color who purchased 2 Green Street, circa 1844. In 1912, the property was willed to Hiram L. Bell (died 1952), a son of Jesse Miles DeReef and Holten L. Bell.These papers document properties owned by the family, especially the historic home at 2 Green Street, Charleston, sold to the College of Charleston in 1971. With materials on the history...
Dates: approximately 1890-1972

W. Melvin Brown, Jr., papers

Identifier: AMN 1119
Abstract William Melvin Brown, Jr., was born on February 19, 1934 in Charleston, South Carolina, to William and Eva Taylor Brown. He graduated from Immaculate Conception High School and received a BS in Science from South Carolina State College. Brown later acquired a Master of Science from Atlanta University, a MBA from Webster College, and an Advanced Studies degree from Boston University. Brown married Juanita Washington, also a Charleston native and high school science teacher, on June 4, 1960....
Dates: 1951-2005

Lecque family papers

Identifier: AMN 1115
Abstract The Lecque family of Liberty Hill, South Carolina, was an African American family consisting largely of farmers and brickmasons. The family was one of the founding families of the Liberty Hill community (in North Charleston), which was established by Freedmen circa 1864-1867 along the railroad tracks to Mixon Avenue and along Montague Avenue. In 1871, William Lecque along with three other African American men (Ismael Grant, Aaron Middleton, and Plenty Lecque) established the oldest church in...
Dates: 1941-1990, 1997

McNeil and Richardson family papers

Identifier: AMN 1162
Abstract The McNeil and Richardson families crossed paths and were united with the marriage of Jane McNeil and Toby Richardson in the latter portion of the nineteenth century. This collection documents both the McNeil and Richardson families. The bulk of the documents in this collection are legal notes regarding land ownership and acquisitions as well as legal will claims. There also are multiple booklets of family reunions of both the McNeil and Richardson families, which list their known...
Dates: 1904-2005, and undated; Majority of material found within 1930-1990

St. Mark's Episcopal Church records

Identifier: AMN 1121
Abstract St. Mark's Episcopal Church was organized as an independent parish in 1865 by a group of prominent black Episcopalians who were without a place to worship- since most of the white Episcopalian churches were evacuated in Charleston as a result of the city's occupation by Union Forces. The church's first service was held on Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865. The congregation continued to grow and in 1870 a lot at the corner of Warren and Thomas Streets in historic Radcliffeborough was purchased...
Dates: 1862-2006

Edwina Harleston Whitlock papers

Identifier: AMN 1120
Abstract Edwina Augusta Harleston Whitlock was born Gussie Louise Harleston on September 28, 1916 in Charleston, South Carolina, to Robert Othello Harleston and his wife, Marie Isabelle Forrest. She was raised by her uncle, Edwin Augustus Teddy Harleston and his wife Elise Forrest after it was discovered that Whitlock's parents had tuberculosis. Whitlock attended the Avery Normal Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, and Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama, where she...
Dates: 1918-2006

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