Knox College Struggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
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1857 Galesburg area city directory
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Title1857 Galesburg area city directory
DescriptionListing of non-white individuals extracted from the 1857 Galesburg area city directory. About eight individuals are listed and their places of residence are described.
Time Period1850s
PublisherChicago : Henry N. McEvoy
Date Created (original)1857
IdentifierSpecial Collections F549 .G15 1857
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 and the surrounding area was transcribed from Galesburg, Monmouth, Knoxville and Abingdon Directories, Henry N. McEvoy, Robert Fergus, Book & Job Printer, Chicago, 1857.

[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.]

Galesburg [Knox County]
[A note on page 30 indicates the population being "about 6000."]

Love, Caesar, (colored) house Kellogg north of Ferris
McGill, Arthur, (colored) farmer, east of City
Paine, John H., (colored) hairdresser, Main east of Public Square house at corner West and Simmons
Turner, Washington, (colored) laborer, Tompkins west of Academy
Westfall, Widow of J. (colored) Brooks

[Under the section CHURCHES AND PASTORS the entry below is listed. The Reverend Woodfork is not among the Galesburg or Monmouth entries.]

Colored Methodist Episcopal [Church] - Rev. A. Woodfork, Pastor, at the School-house on Monmouth Road

Monmouth [Warren County]

Miller, Chapman, (colored) washer, East north of railroad
Morris, George, (colored) barber, under McMillian House

Abingdon [Knox County]
No non-whites listed.

Knoxville [Knox County]
[A note on page 129 estimates the population to be 2500.]

Smith, Samuel, (colored) hair dresser, corner Main and Broad way, up stairs
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