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19th century African American family surnames in Chester County

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  • Samuel Ganges (b. - 1868)
  • George H. Ganges (1837 - 1924)
    Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 for George H Ganges 1924 117001-120340
  • Jonathan T. Lewis (1813 - 1875)
    White farming family of Tredyffrin. ~• Somewhat coincidentally, an A.M.E. group bought land from him plus ' his son John's brother-in-law lived near the Hitch family , former slaves, originally from De...
  • William J. Hitch (aft.1866 - bef.1900)
    1870 CENSUS FOR Schuylkill Township Chester Co PA 1880 Census for Tredyfferin Township Chester Co. William had died before his widowed mother was living on Maple Avenue in Easttown township (1900)
  • Elizabeth Hitch (1838 - aft.1900)
    1870 CENSUS FOR Schuylkill Township Chester Co PA 1880 Census for Tredyfferin Township Chester Co. 1900 Census in Easttown Township Chester Co (widow) boarding with William & Elizabeth Burt on Mapl...
  • COGGENS (Nancy: lived/worked for the Samuel Beavers family of Tredyffrin in 1860
  • GANGES Tredyffrin Twp. (see also the Ganges and Congo families of Bucks Co.
  • HITCH Tredyffrin Twp.
  • IRONS (Joseph: lived/worked for the Charles Wells family of Tredyffrin in 1860
  • KENNEDY (Amanda: 1860 United States Federal Census Pennsylvania Chester Tredyffrin
  • LITTLE (family : 1860 United States Federal Census Pennsylvania Chester Tredyffrin
  • MAKER / MAKERS , Josiah and Sharlotte (family : 1860 United States Federal Census Pennsylvania Chester Tredyffrin
  • MILLER (family : 1860 United States Federal Census Pennsylvania Chester Tredyffrin
  • WEST ( lived/worked for the Joseph R. Walker family of Tredyffrin in 1860
  • WILLING ( lived/worked for the Joseph R. Walker family of Tredyffrin in 1860
  • VANLEER (independent family of Tredyffrin in 1860

Churches and cemeteries

  • African Methodist Episcopal Church
    • Buyer (Grantee) = African Methodist Episcopal Church • location: Tredyffrin • seller:Jonathan Lewis • year: 1856 • deed ref: C-6 502
  • Ebenezer A.M.E. Church at Bacton Hill Road in East Whiteland Twp.
  • Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 380 N. Fairfield Road, Devon
    • "The cornerstone dates to 1861, with Mt. Zion roots dating to the Free African Society, a group of slaves and former slaves in the Philadelphia area. There are 20 members of the Civil War Colored Veterans buried in the adjacent cemetery." see: http://tredyffrinhistory.org/?p=517

Civil War Service by Chester County Blacks

sources

  • History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the neighboring counties of Pennsylvania Author = Smedley, Robert Clemens, 1832-1883.; Published 1968 • Physical Description: 407 p. ports. 23 cm.
    • copy close to me: Dartmouth Library, Hanover, NH 03755 United States