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Louisiana Freedmen Bureau Records

Record of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, & Abandoned Lands
Louisiana
1865-1872 (RG 105)
M1905; Roll 43
Labor Contracts

Claiborne Parish, Louisiana

McKenzie Place
10 May 1868
Lacy McKenzie—landowner

“furnish free of charge; good and sufficient quarters; wholesome food; proper clothing; fuel; medical attention; as much land be allotted them as necessary for garden purposes”.

Name; Age; and Rate of pay
(?)=illegible

1. James Peterson; age 38; $10.00 per month
2. Polly Peterson; age 33; $8.00 per month
3. Perry Hunter; age 19; $9.00 per month
4. Solomon Hunter; age 20; $9.00 per month
5. Andrew Drew(?); age 32; $11.00 per month
6. Wm Meyers; age 21; $9.00 per month
7. John Burton; age 22; $9.00 per month
8. Rena Londridge; age 44; $6.00 per month
9. Jane Londridge; age 19; $6.00 per month
10. Henry Hall; age 32; $11.00 per month
11. Leitha (?) Shaw; age 41; $6.00 per month

Nealy Plantation
1 Jan 1868
John W. Arrington (landowner)

1. John Bishop; age 30; 1/3rd share crop
2. Thornton Griffin; age 23; 1/3rd share crop
3. Adline Vann; age 27; $20.00, 5 dresses, 1 shoes [sic], $10.00 medical attention for son
4. Nedd Herd; age 17; $30.00, 2 suits of clothes

White Plantation
1 Jan 1868
Richard White (landowner)

1. Larkin Watson; age 22; $10.00 & rations
2. Wesley Martin; age 39; $10.00 & rations
3. Lucy Wright; age 48; $150.00(?) & rations (3 children)
4. Supoby Wright; no age listed; Board and clothes
5. Marth Perry; age 22; $30.00 per year rations (1 child)
6. Michael Massy (?); age 21 $13.00 & rations
7. Nathen Brown; age 14; $20.00 per year and rations

White Plantation
1 Jan 1868
Richard White (landowner)
(Richard White listed twice)

*all received ˝ sharecrop

1.David (?); age 50
2.Abram Pressley; age 27
3.James Pressley; age 28
4.Seaburn Riland; age 24
5.(?) Cummings; age 27
6.Nathan Cummings; age 19
7.Frank Cummings; age 15
8.Louisa Jefferson; age 28
9.Eliza Pressley; age 27
10.Lidia Cummings; age 14
11.Britten Voitticton (?-difficult to make out); age 45
12.Millie (same as above); age 20
13.Elmira (same as above); age 18
14.Elizabeth (same as above); age 16
15.Ann (same as above); age 14
16.Wright (?) (same as above); age 12—male
17.Jumah White; age 22
18.(?) White; age 20—female
19.Robert Colbert; age 52
20.Julia Colbert; age 14
21.David Lancaster; age 47
22.Charly Lancaster; age 17
23.Antoney Lancaster; age 14
24.Patrick Lancaster; age 13

I crossed referenced some of the individuals on the Claiborne Parish, LA 1870 census;
James Pressley
Eliza Pressley
Robert Colbert
David Lancaster
Antoney Lancaster
Pat Lancaster (possibly the Patrick listed above)
Lucy Wright along with three male teenagers

I hope this helps someone.
Lyle


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