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Re: Freedmen's Bureau in Texas (TYLER)
In Response To: Freedmen's Bureau in Texas ()

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
Tyler (Smith County), Texas
Subassistant Commissioner
David L. Montgomery March 1867 (1 yr)
Gregory Barrett, JR Mar. - Sept 1868
W. T. Hartz Oct. - Nov. 1868
Horace Jewett Nov. - Dec. 1868

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Complaints
March 17, 1865 (example)
" Mike? Moore, a resident of Tyler Texas took from the place in August 1865 a free girl named Mary Hunter and promised her mother 'Rachel" Hunter that he would send her back at anytime that the girl became disatisfied ..."

Mary Hunter lived in Huntsville, Walker Co., at the close of the war. Mike Moore took her and brought her to Tyler Texas ... promised to clothe and feed her and send her back to Huntsville when she asked to go ... he failed to do so.

Failure to pay ... for services rendered
1. March 1867
-- Calvin Hodge, freedman, vs. Col. Thomas Evans [Tyler, TX]
-- Cicero Hodge, Ann Williams, Silina Hodge, George Martin [Freedmen/women] vs. Edward Northam [Arkansas]
-- Emily Bates, Freedwoman, vs. Capt. Jennings [Tyler]
-- Eliza Alexander, Freedwoman, vs. Dr. Morgan P. Ellis [Canton, Van Zandt County, TX]
-- Aggy Brown, Freedwoman, vs. Wiley Green [Gilbert, Harrison Co.(and?) Cherokee Co.]

... [snip] ...

2. April 1867
-- Lee Tally, Freedman, vs. R. Reagan [Rusk Co.]
-- Henry Adams, Freedman, vs. John Eason [Flora, Smith Co.]
-- Washington Ballard, Freedman, vs. Alfred Lofton [Mound Vernon, Smith Co.]
-- Anthoney Terry, Freedman, vs. Henry Ballard [Mud Creek, Smith Co.]
-- William Rose, Freedman, vs. Austin Rose, "White Man" [Neches Saline, Smith Co.]
-- Martin Chestor, Freedman, vs. Wm Bunkley [Garden Valley, Smith Co.]
-- Andrew Wike?, Freedman, vs. Dr. Ward [Ray Creek, Smith Co.]
-- Henry Coleman, Freedman, vs. Charles Dunn, Harrison Co. [and] Smith Co.]
-- Simon Head, Freedman, vs. Chas M Curley [Tyler]
-- Geo Butler, Freedman, vs. Needham Cotes [near Tyler]
-- Milley Kennedey, vs. Geo Harnadge [near Jamestown, Smith Co.]
-- Caroline Davis, Freedwoman, vs. John Libron [Tyler]
-- Booker Patterson, Freedman, vs. Major Rush [?] [Tyler, Smith Co.]
-- Mary Ann Kassie/Kassil, Freedwoman, vs. Edw Shumburger [Sabine, Wood Co.]
-- Marry Pitts, Freedwoman, vs. james Brooks [Salt Saleen, Smith Co.]
-- Salem Hampton, Freedman, vs. Wm Brooks [Salt Saleen, Smith Co.]
-- Mary Claton, Freedwoman, vs. Empleas Smith [Jamestown, Smith Co.]
-- Maria Porter, Freedwoman, vs. Dr. Randal Tyler [Smith Co.]
-- Albert Robins, Freedman, vs. Wm Broden [Tyler, Smith Co.]
-- Henry Owens, Freedman, vs. Calvin Ingram [Jamestown, Smith Co.]
-- Harriet Robinson, Freedwoman, vs. Rachael Kirklen? [Smith Co.]
-- George Gones, Freedman, vs. Jerry Stewart? [Gorden Valley, Van Zandt Co.]
-- Toney Borwn, Freedman, vs. Henry Bullard
-- Adaline Allen, Freedwoman, vs. Dr. Warren [Tyler, Smith Co.]

tbc

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Reference:
United States. National Archives Microfilm Publications.
M1912 - Records of the Field Offices for the State of Texas,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1870 - Washington, DC: U.S. Congress and National Archives and Records Administration, 2005. Roll 27: Registers of Complaints. March 1867-December 1868, vol. 1 (164).

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