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[NC] Cashiers Freedman's Savings & Trust

The following cashiers served in the Freedman's Savings & Trust Company in North Carolina's 3 branches:

New Bern branch (established in January 1866)
Edward WOAG (white)

A. A. ELLSWORTH (white, served in 1867, was Congregational minister from Maine)

C. A. NELSON (white, Harvard grad, former Freedmen's Bureau clerk in
Mississippi)

William STEWARD (black, served 1874, probably minister in African-American church)

Raleigh (established January 1868)
G. W. BRODIE (black, former pupil of John W. Alford who was former
president of overall banking system)

Wilmington (established January 1868)

Rev. S. S. ASHLEY (white, Congregational minister, Maine native, Oberlin graduate, co-founder of Williston School in Willington with American Missionary Assoc.)

Rev. R. B. HUNT, (white, minister, member of American Missionary Assoc.)

B. G. BRYAN (white, served in 1870, former American Missionary Assoc.
teacher in Virginia)

Van D. MACUMBER (white, native of Ohio, listed as clerk in 1870 Wilmington City Directory)

John A. SMYTHE (black, served in 1873, free before the war, educated
Philadelphia and Howard University Law School, clerked in Freedmen's Bureau, other government offices & Freedmen's Bank, later entered NC politics, eventually appointed minister resident & general consul to Liberia in 1878)

(Hope this information helps someone to put another branch on their family tree...or at least a twig that may have fallen nearby. Good luck.)


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