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Wayne County, TN Freedmen’s Marriages

Wayne County TN Freedmens Mrgs

These are interesting because they are listed in a book called “Contracts”…no hint at all that some of them are marriage contracts. I also added a column when I attempted to find the couple on the 1870 Wayne County census…I found quite a few. Hope this helps someone!


Hempstead, AR Freedmen Marriages

These are a list of marriages of former slaves I extracted from the Hempstead County, AR Freedmen’s Bureau Records.


Rocky Mount, NC Freedmen’s Bureau Labor Contracts

These are some extracts of labor contracts from the Freedmen’s Bureau that operated in Rocky Mount, NC. Many are likely between former slaves and their former slaveowners.

Freedmens Bureau Rocky Mountc