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Negro League Surname Update

Haven't posted one of these in a while- perhaps you had/have relatives with Black baseball connections:

If anyone has any of the following surnames in your line, you may be related to a Negro League ballplayer or executive (or a Black semi-pro baseball figure). Perhaps it will be mutually enlightening (there is a project afoot to locate the relatives of all 'significant' Black baseball figures, though I am not directly involved). More names and the regions of their birth/play will be added as they come to me. I'll share the histories of the personalities if there are any matches or suspected relations/in-laws:

Aaron,Mobile, Ala.

Alston, Greensboro, NC.

Awkard,Montgomery Co, MD.

Barnhill,Greenville, NC.

Bearden, Charlotte, NC.

Bell, Starkville, MS., then St. Louis

Benson, Philadelphia

Bibbs- Indiana

Bitting- Newport News

Black- Providence, RI

Bolden- Philadelphia

Boyd, Meridian, MS.

Briggs- King's Mountain, N.C., then Philadelphia

Brooker- Springfield, OH.

Browning, Raleigh, NC

Burke- Cambridge, Mass.

Burke- Havre de Grace, MD. then Iberville, CAN.

Burke- Selma, Ala.

Campbell, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Cash- Philadelphia

Charleston- Indianapolis, IN.

Cozart- North Carolina

Crosson- Boston

Cructhfield, Pittsburgh, PA.

Crumbley, Schenectay, NY

Dandridge- Richmond

Davis- Winston-Salem

Dismukes- Birmingham

Doby, Camden, S.C.

Duckett, Philadelphia, PA.

Dudley- DC

Easter- Mississipi

Embry- Meridian, MS., then Springfield-Tecumseh, OH.

Ewing- Schenectady, NY

Fields, Manassas, VA.

Fowler- Cooperstown, NY and Massachusetts

Gibson- Buena Vista, GA. then Pittsburgh

Glenn- Philadelphia

Gould- rural South Jersey

Grace- Cleveland

Greenlee- Pittsburgh

Harmon, Washington, IN.

Harris, Birmingham, AL.

Harrison, Ridgeway, SC

Hartman, Cottonton, AL.

Havelaw, Ridgeway, SC

Haygood- Cameron, TX., then Okmulgee, OKL.

Hooker- North Carolina/Newark

Howard- St. Louis

Irvin- East Orange, NJ

Israel, Rockville, MD

Jackman- Carta, TX./Boston

Jessup- Springfield, Mass.

Leonard- Rocky Mount, NC

Lewis- Allston, Mass.

Lloyd- Atlantic City, NJ

Lyle- Minneapolis, MN.

McClain, Philadelphia

McMickens, Asheville, NC.

McDuffie, Mobile, AL.

Mack- Boston

Mackey- Indianapolis, Philadelphia

Manning- Newark, NJ

Manley- Western N.C.

Mapp- Brockton, Mass.

Marcelle- New Orleans

Matthews- Cambridge,Mass.

Matthews- High Point, NC

Mayberry- Springfield, OH.

Mays- Westfield, AL/Birmingham

Merchant- Cincinnati

Moore- Atlanta

Moore- Cambridge, Mass.

Moore- Asheville, NC.

Michaels, New Bedford, Mass.

Milton- Schenectady, NY

Newboy- Louisville, KY.

O'Neal- Sarasota, FL.

Owens- Indianapolis, Washington, DC

Paige- Mobile, AL.

Pearson, Asheville, NC

Plummer- Newport News, Va.

Posey, Pittsburgh, PA.

Powell, Baltimore, Md.

Radcliffe- Mobile/Chicago/Cincinnati

Randall- Washington, D.C.

Rasberry- West Point,MS.

Rhem- Durham, NC.

Robinson- Cairo, GA.

Robinson- Winchester, Mass/Boston

Ruffin, Portsmouth, VA

Sampson, Portsmouth, VA then Birmingham

Semler, NYC

Sessoms, Rocky Mount, NC

Shaw, Littleton, NC/Philadelphia

Siddle, Greensboro, NC

Sisco- Boston

Stone- Delaware

Tatum, El Dorado, ARK.

Taylor, Anderson, SC, then Detroit/Baltimore

Troupe/Troupp- St. Louis, MO.

Wells, Austin, TX.

Wilder, Raleigh, NC

Williams, Mobile, AL.

Wilson, Ponchatoula, LA.

Winters- Tidewater of Va.

Worthy- Gastonia, NC

Yancey, Philadelphia

(most of the surnames above are associated with major Black teams, others with lesser clubs. Hope someone finds a fit, or confirms a family rumor)


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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