Your original question might have been answered by this time, but even so, I must emphasize the answer by repeating - - -
". . . Also do I try to modify the wording to be more policically correct or place it on the site as it was written since it describes people by the shade of their skin? . . . " This was your first question. PLEASE, PLEASE, do not try to change anything when you copy/transcribe/repeat these original records you are talking about here. PLEASE, PLEASE! Every descriptive word is historically valuable to inform the researcher of the time and place, and certainly that includes notations about the shade of skin.