Watauga County, North Carolina People of Color, 1860 & 1870

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Title

Watauga County, North Carolina People of Color, 1860 & 1870

Subject

North Carolina; African Americans--Appalachian Region; African Americans--Southern States; African American heritage; African American slavery--Watauga County; Slave Owners--Watauga 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 Watauga 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 Watauga 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

Families of Color, Watauga County, North Carolina: 1870
1870 United States Census Records of Black & Mulatto residents in Watauga County, North Carolina.

Slave Schedule, Watauga County, North Carolina: 1860
1860 United States Slave Schedule of Watauga County, North Carolina

Free People of Color, Watauga County, North Carolina: 1860
1860 United States Census Records of Free People of Color in Watauga County, North Carolina.
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