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Re: South Carolina Egyptians - F.P.O.C.?
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Hi James, thanks very much for your kind words. The only Glover I came across was a white man named Thomas Glover who had children by a mixed-race woman Martha Walden of Chatham County, N.C., in the 1780s. Their children, at least initially, took the name Walden. I think the Jacob, Chaves, Jeffers, and Holly (Hawley?) families came from Virginia via North Carolina. There is an interesting case in the Perkins family file in which Joshua Perkins "a free man of colour" testifies that he was born near the Little Pee Dee River in South Carolina in the same area as Gilbert Sweat [St. Landry's Parish Case No. 1533]. (The Perkins owned land adjoining Sweat and Chavis in Robeson County, N.C., in the 1750s) Joshua stated that he helped Gilbert run off with one Frances Smith (apparently a white woman) about the year 1777. The two men travelled the same route from South Carolina to Louisiana: to North Carolina, to Tennessee, to the Big Black River in Mississippi and ended up in St. Landry's Parish, Louisiana, in 1804 where they lived out their lives. There were a number of St. Landry's Parish marriages between members of the Perkins, Sweat, Goings, Dial, Nelson, Johnson, Graves and Ashworths--all families which lived for a time in South Carolina.
Incidentally, there were a number of cases in Richland County in which free African Americans petitioned or refused to pay the discriminatory capitation tax. They are at the end of this file:
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