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1861 Galesburg city directory
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Title1861 Galesburg city directory
DescriptionListing of non-white individuals in Galesburg extracted from Root's Galesburg City Directory for the year 1861. About 27 individuals are listed and their places of residence are also described.
SubjectCensus
Time Period1860s
PublisherGalesburg, Ill. : Omi E. Root
Date Created (original)1861
TypeText
Formatpdf
IdentifierSpecial Collections F549 .G15 1861
Languageeng
RightsSee http://library.knox.edu/digitalcollections/rightsinfo.htm
CollectionStruggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
Date Digital2012-12-17
TranscriptCity directories listed the race individuals if they were non-white. The following information about non-white individuals in Galesburg was transcribed from Root's Galesburg City Directory for the year 1861, Omi E. Root, Galesburg, IL, 1861.


[Abbreviations from original text have been replaced with fuller spellings of the words.]

[Anything not part of the original text is added in brackets [ ] by the transcriber. This includes information and observations.]

Barber, Archibald, colored, laborer, residence North, south side, 1st door east of Sumner.
Barquet, Joseph H., colored, mason, residence Brooks, north side, 1st door west of Henderson.
Bevely, Abraham I.J., (colored) shoemaker, Public Square, west side, 6th door south of Main; residence Kellogg, east side, 2nd door north of Tompkins.
Cannan, James (colored), cook, residence Academy, west side 2nd door north of Main.
Dremer, Mrs. (colored), residence Academy, west side, 1st door north of Main.
Fleming, George Francis (colored), laborer, Prairie, west side, 3rd door north of Main; boards Prairie, west side, 1st door south of Ferris.
Greenwell, Charles (colored), laborer, residence North, south side, 1st door east of Sumner.
Henderson, Rev. Levi, pastor African M. E. Church, residence Tompkins, north side, 2nd door west of Academy.[This individual is not listed as colored in the directory, but other documentary evidence suggests he was colored.]
Henderson, Violet (colored), widow of Joseph, residence Tompkins, north side, 2nd door west of Academy.
Johnson, James (colored), farmer, residence West, east side, 1st door south of Main.
Knight, Mrs. Marium (colored), residence Mulberry, south side, 2nd door west of Henderson Road.
Knox, David (colored), laborer, residence North, south side, 1st door east of West.
Marlow, Levi (colored), cook, residence Main, north side, 3rd door east of Prairie.
McGill, Arthur (colored), laborer, residence Mulberry, south side, 2nd door west of Henderson Road.
McGill, George (colored), laborer, residence Mulberry, south side, 2nd door west of Henderson Road.
Richardson, Richard (colored), farmer, residence Academy, west side, 2nd door north of Main.
Richardson, Thomas Tillford (colored), farmer, residence Academy, west side, 2nd door north of Main.
Searles, George Washington (colored), farmer, residence Tompkins, north side, 8th door west of Academy.
Searles, James Madison (colored), farmer, residence Kellogg, east side, 2nd door north of Tompkins.
Smiley, John (colored), residence Broad, east side, 2nd door south of Simmons.
Smith, James (colored), laborer, 39 Main; boards Main, north side, 3rd door east of Prairie.
Trusty, John (colored), firm of Williams & Trusty, residence Ferris, north side, 1st door west of Seminary.
Turner, Washington (colored), laborer, residence Mulberry, south side, 3rd door west of Henderson Road.
Westfall, Matilda (colored), widow of Jacob, residence Brooks, south side, 5th door west of Academy.
Williams & Trusty (S.W. & J.T.) (colored), barbers, 27 Main.
Williams, Stokely (colored), firm of W. & Trusty, residence Seminary, east side, 2nd door south of Waters.
Woods, William (colored), carpenter, residence Mulberry, south side, 1st door west of Henderson Road.

[The following entry is listed in the section "Omissions, Removals, Corrections" and the individual may be black. There is no indication if the information is a removal, an omission or a correction.] p. 8 African M.E. Church: Seth B. Hoisington, Superintendent Sunday School.

[p. 92 lists the following:]

AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH --- Organized September, 1856, by the present Pastor, then a missionary here. House of worship situated on Tompkins street, between Cherry and Prairie. Rev. Levi Henderson, Pastor. Number of members 21. Hours of service in winter, 10 1/2 A. M. and 7 1/2 P.M.; in summer 11 A.M. and 7 P.M. Sunday School organized June 1856. P. Hoserton, Superintendent. Meets in winter at 3 P.M., in summer at 4 P.M. Number of teachers 10; scholars, 36. Number of volumes in Sunday School Library 60.
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