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Reconstruction Period Research Forum

Part 2: Freedmen's Records Muscogee Co., GA

Source: Freedmen Bureau Records of Field Offices, 1865-1872
Georgia - Other - 1867-1868
Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA

Sept 24, 1867

Took the affidavit of Mary Chapman, freedwoman, who says she is the mother of a child named Christian Thomas who was taken from her by George S. Paton and conveyed to the city of N. York in the month of October 1865. Paton is supposed to love on the corner of Broadway & 4th streets. - The Agt. in N. York was unable to find Paton.

Could this be George?

1870 Census New York Ward 9, Dist 5, New York Co., NY
George Paton 55 M W (Occupation blank) b. GA
Sarah Paton 32 F W Keeping House b. N. Brunswick, Canada
Laura Paton 20 F W b. GA
Georgia Paton 16 F W b. VA

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Source: Freedmen Bureau Records of Field Offices, 1865-1872
Georgia - Other - 1867-1868
Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA
Image #949

Nov 11, 1867
A girl named Leasy was left at the depot in this city today after the mother had left on the car for Charleston, bound for Liberia. I authorized Mary Milton, wife of Howard Milton, to take charge of the child till otherwise ordered from this office. All families are colored.

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Source: Freedmen Bureau Records of Field Offices, 1865-1872
Georgia - Other - 1867-1868
Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA
Image #951

Received. Columbus, Georgia, Feb 16, 1868, of C. W. Chapman. Agent Freedman's Bureau, Colmbus, Geo. $44 in full for services of Matilda Adams & her daughter Fanny. Matilda, now being the wife of Charles Richbourg, freedman, & Charles Richbourg, all of whom were in the employ of Robert A. Mathews of Muscogee Co. during 1867.

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Source: Freedmen Bureau Records of Field Offices, 1865-1872
Georgia - Other - 1867-1868
Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA
Image #951

Dec 31, 1867

O. L. Lewis of Russell Co., Ala. is reported to have shot and killed Warren Amos, a freedman in his employ on the morning of Dec 30, 1867. Jack Amos, his son, reports the case today. Lewis shot the same man in the head about last July. I have seen another freedman, with a bullet though his coat, who said Lewis shot him. Lewis is reported to have left this part of the county. -- Lewis is reported to be in Texas.

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Source: Freedmen Bureau Records of Field Offices, 1865-1872
Georgia - Other - 1867-1868
Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA
Image #955

Feb 25, 1868

Forwarded affidavit of Celia Tomlinson which states that in Sept 1865 her child, Juda, about 10 years of age was taken from her by John Webb, then of Harris Co., now of Fulton Co. -- April 7, 1868 Judie died in the Bureau Hospital, Atlanta, April 27, 1866.


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