Knox County, Tennessee People of Color, 1860 & 1870

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Title

Knox County, Tennessee People of Color, 1860 & 1870

Subject

Tennessee; African Americans--Appalachian Region; African Americans--Southern States; African American heritage; African American slavery--Knox County; Slave Owners--Knox County; African American free people of color; African American families.

Description

The following lists have been compiled in order to provide free and easy access to data regarding the population of people of color in Knox County, Tennessee in the years 1860 and 1870. Although Appalachia has long been considered a (nearly) exclusively white space in popular American imagination, just the opposite was, and is, true. Slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865, months following the close of the Civil War. Therefore, we have chosen to compile lists of Knox County’s population of color from the census published before and after 1865. Additionally, we have included a list of slaveholders from 1860, as well as the numbers of slaves these individuals claimed on slave schedules.

Creator

Black in Appalachia

Source

United States Census Bureau

Date

1860 - 1870

Contributor

Kathleen Kelley

Rights

Items can be used for private reflection and research, and not for commercial purposes.

Collection Items

Free People of Color, Knox County, Tennessee: 1860
1860 United States Census Records of Free People of Color in Knox County, Tennessee.

Slave Schedule, Knox County, Tennessee: 1860
1860 United States Slave Schedule of Knox County, Tennessee.

Families of Color, Knox County, Tennessee: 1870
1870 United States Census Records of Black, Mulatto & Indigenous residents in Knox County, Tennessee.

Knox County, Tennessee Statistics: 1860 & 1870
Statistics compiled from 1860 Slave Schedule, 1860 Census and 1870 Census from Knox County, Tennessee, as it relates to enslaved and free Black families.
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