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Trades of the Colored People in the City of Philadelphia and Districts 1838 – Part 2

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*These carry on business. Of those not marked about one-half work as Journeyman, and the rest from choice or necessity follow other occupations.

 

Brass-Founders
YOUNG, Perry Pink, (Kensington)
ZEINER, Philip (and bell-founder) Juniper alley
Brewer
KING, Thomas 338 South
Bricklayers
*BROWN, Perry Apple, above Brown
NEWSOM, Nathan Apple, above Culvert
STEWARD, John B Little Pine, above 7th
TENNENT, sr, William Clymer, below 6th
WILLIAMS, William
Bricklayers and Plasterers
*BAGWELL, Edward Davis’s court, Christian
*BAGWELL, Richard Davis’s court, Christian
GILES, Thomas Pearl, bet 13th and Broad
GRAY, James Hurst
*SALTERS, Parris (and slater) 2 Elizabeth
Brush-Makers
COLLINS, Cato 100 North 4th
*LEWIS, Daniel rear 96 Gaskill
*LEWIS, William
Cabintet-Makers
BAPTISTE, Eugene 7th near Lombard
BARCLAY, Robert 334 South
BARNARD, William 169 South
CLEMENT, James rear 137 Lombard
*FRISBY, Charles 162 Lombard
*GROSS, jr, Thomas Pine alley
*GROSS, sr, Thomas Pine alley
KEATH, Mathew E Hunter, above 10th
LEE, James Gray’s alley
NASH, Charles (and bleeder) Quince, above Spruce
*RANDOLPH, John St Mary, bet 7th and 8th
RICHARDS, James Read’s court
THOMAS, Robert B 203 south 7th
THOMAS, Paul
*VAN BRACKLE, Samuel 123 Locust
Cabintet-Makers and Carpenters
BALLON, William 4 Little Pine
*CHARNOCK, Thomas rear 172 Pine
*JOHNSON, James 143 Lombard
LECOUNT, James Bonsall
*SCOTT, Daniel Washington, above 11th
Carpenters
*ATKINS, Charles 28 Blackberry alley
*ALMOND, Mukes Barrow
ALMOND, Nathaniel St Mary, below 6th
*ALMOND, Thomas Barrow
BELOSS, William Little Pine, above 7th
*BLACK, Charles Christian, above 8th
BROWN, Marcus Lebanon, below Fitzwater
*BROWN, Thomas C 169 South
*BUTLER, William 71 George
CLYMER, John Warren
CROPPER, Laban 61 Currant alley
DIGGS, Jos (and cooper) Juniper, above Race
DUTAIR, Francis between Federal and Fitzwater, and 13th and Broad
EVERSON, Gilpin 30 Gaskill
*FITZGERALD, Jacob Lombard, below 8th
GARNETT, Solomon Juniper alley
*GIBBONS, James Middle alley
*GIVEN, John Little Pine, above 7th
*GLAZO, Geo, (and blacksmith) Franklin (S)
*GRAYSON, James W cor. 8th and Emeline
HAINES, Peter 8th, below South
*HARDING, James 157 south 6th
HARRINGTON, EC 119 Plum
HARRIS, Eli 14 Middle alley
HENDERSON, Joseph, George between Schuykill 6th and 7th
HICKS, Robt (and wheelwright) Apple, above Culvert
JACKSON, Henry 16 Gaskill
*JANIES, William rear 172 Pine
LOUDON, Richard 184 Pine
*MILLER, George Lombard, near 7th
PARK, John Warren
*RANDOLPH, John Pine alley
*ROBERTS, Joseph (and cooper) corner of 7th and St Mary
RUFFIN, Daniel Smith’s court, 8th near Vine
RUFFIN, Robert Washington, above 11th
TILERSON, George
TUNNELL, Abner 226 south 7th
*VENNING, Edward B Little Pine, above 7th
*VENNING, John Little Pine, above 7th
WANE, Cato B (and shoemaker) 161 south 6th
WEEKS, Severn Spruce, below Schuyl 6th
Caulkers
JAMES, Peter Lombard, below 8th
MCFARLAND, William School
Chair-Bottomers
JOHNSON, James J Shippen, above 6th
JOHNSON, Jesse
Confectioners
*AUGUSTUS, Peter J 3d above Spruce
GORDON, Sarah Ann 57 Pine
*JACKSON, Augustus 9 Goodwater alley
*LAMBSONG, Culvert above Apple
*MOLLINEAUX, Peter 1 Washington place
Coopers
CLARK, Silas
DIGGS, Joseph (and carpenter) Juniper, above Race
JOHNSON, Edward 6 Washington, above 11th
NORFLET, David Eagle court
PETERS, Lee 205 north 9th
Curriers
GREEN, Samuel
MINTOS, James S Raspberry alley
Dentist
MCCRUMMILL, Jas (& bleeder) 266 north 3d
Dress-Makers
*ALMOND, Juliana corner of Carpenter and P. road
*ALZIER, Dephene 11th above Lombard
*ANDERSON, Ann corner 8th and Lombard
*ARMSTRONG, Sarah 61 Currant alley
*BEULAH, Sarah Bonsall
*BIRCH, Esther 26 Sassafrass alley
*BOARDLEY, Rebecca 10 Pleasant avenue
*BROWN, Georgeana 95 Lombard
*BROWN, Henrietta Bedford, corner 7th
*BROWN, Jane 241 Shippen
*BROWN, Mary Plum, below 5th
*BROWN, Rebecca Bonsall
*BUNDY, Harriet 239 Lombard
*BURR, Mary 113 south 5th
*CAREY, Margaret Bedford, below 8th
*CAREY, Mary 6th, above Lombardd
*CORK, Henrietta Hog alley
*CORNISH, Emeline 71 George
*CRIPPIN, Anncerbella McCloskey’s court
*DOYER, Louisa 166 Lombard
*EDWARDS, Eliza St Mary, below 7th
*EMERY, Juliana 129 Locust
GARDNER, Margaretta 239 south 7th
*GIBBS, Mary Ann 115 Lombard
GORDON, Sarah Ann 57 Pine
*GREEN, S Little Pine, below 7th
*GUILBERRY, Mary 147 Locust
*HAMPTON, Ann 147 Locust
*HANN, Rachel Bedford, below 8th
*HARRIS, Ellen Carpenter, above 8th
*JACKSON, Mary Paschall’s alley
*JEFFRIES, Wealthy Bonsall
*JOHNSON, Elizabeth 237 south 7th
JOHNSON, Jane corner 8th and Emeline
*JONES, Eliza 242 Lombard
*JONES, Matilda Bedford, below 8th
*KENTON, Elizabeth 154 Pine
*LECOUNT, Isabella Bonsall
*LECOUNT, Jane 17 Elizabeth
*LEE, Ann Gray’s alley
*MARTIN, Letitia Carpenter, above 8th
*MATHEWS, Susan Washington, below 12th
*MCKENSIE, E 172 Pine
*MILLER, Mary Ann Pearl, bet 13th and Broad
*MINTON, Catherine Washington, below 12th
*MOORE, Louisa 150 Locust
MOORE, Susan SE corner 9th and Shippen
NICKENS, Harriet C 107 north 9th
*PETER, Mary Jane 128 Locust
*PETTS, Elizabeth Bonsall
*PORTER, Susan Lombard, above 7th
*POTTS, Wilhemina Lombard, below Schuykill 5th
*PROCTOR, Mary 17 Elizabeth
*PURNELL, Emily Catherine, below 7th
*RIX, Rachel Mercer
*ROBERTS, Elizabeth Ann NE corner 7th and St Mary
*ROBERTS, Hannah 29 Currant alley
*ROGERS, Mary Helmuth, above Schuyl. 6th
*ROLLEY, Eliza Watson’s alley
*ROLLEY, Mary 112 north 5th
*ROWLAND, Mary Clymer, below 6th
*ROWLEY, A 7th, below Lombard
*SCOTT, Margaret 144 Locust
*SHEPPARD, Emma Bedford, below 8th
*SPILLER, Eliza 237 Lombard
*SULLIVAN, Sarah SW cor 7th and St Mary
*TENNENT, Louisa Clymer, below 6th
*TENNENT, Margaret Clymer, below 6th
*TILGHMAN, Ann Twelve-foot alley
*TODD, Ann Green’s court
TODD, Mary 11 Wagner’s alley
*TRUETT, Emeline 5th, opposite Powell
*VENNING, Elizabeth Bonsall
*VENNING, Mary Barley
*VENNING, Sarah Lebanon, below Fitzwater
*WAITTS, Rebecca 243 Spruce
*WARDRUPT, Mary Ann Eagle court
*WHITE, Martha Pearl, bet 13th and Broad
*WHITE, Mary Ann Pine, near 10th
*WILLIAMS, Naomi Eagle court
*Woodson, Ann 8th, below South

 
Source: Register Of Trades Of The Colored People In The City of Philadelphia And Districts, Merrihew and Gunn, Printers, 1838

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Trades of the Colored People in the City of Philadelphia and Districts 1838 – Part 1

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*These carry on business. Of those not marked about one-half work as Journeyman, and the rest from choice or necessity follow other occupations

 

Baker
Name Address
BROWN, George Parham Street
CAMPBELL, Randolph U. Bradford below 12th
FOX, Daniel D. Passyunk road below South
HAINESLEY, Risdon S 7th below Shippen
HOY, Isaac 12th below Shippen
*MILLER, James 27 Prune
ROUKER, Alfred Eagles court
TURNER, John Hog Alley
WILSON, James
Basket-Maker
*BANKS, Murrill Pine above 10th
*BROWN, William C corner of South Second and Swede’s alley
*RUSSELL, Richard Giles’s alley
Blacksmith
BANKS, Solomon Eagle court
*BOOKER, Cornelius Lebanon, below Fitzwater
*BOOKER, John Lebanon, below Fitzwater
BOUNDS, Richard
*BRAVARD, John Shippen, below 8th
BROWN, John Relief alley
COSTELLO, Reuben Prosperous alley
GLAZE, George, (and carpenter) Franklin st, Southwark
GREEN, Samuel T Davis’s court
HOLLEY, Aaron Type alley, above 12th
JOHNSON, John 36 Gaskill
LEWIS, John Davis’s court
MILLER, John Coates, between 11th and 12th
MILLER, Nathaniel Morris, below Fitzwater
MOORE, George Paschall’s alley
MORRIS, Benjamin corner of Broad and Paper alley
*QUIN, John near Schuykill Front and Vine
ROBERTS, Charles J Bonsall street
SHAD, Jeremiah Kneass court, George st
STEVENSON, John Shippen below 8th
THOMAS, William Atkins court
WELLS, John Currant alley, above Locust
Black and Whitesmith
ALBERT, Abraham Bedford, below 8th
CRAMER, James Pine, below 10th
SCOTTRON, Samuel 6th, below Catherine
SMITH, Amos Wagner’s alley
*SMITH, Thomas Wagner’s alley
Bleeders
*ALLEN, Richard 7th, below Lombard
*BIAS, James J.G. 2 Acorn alley
*BUTLER, Wallace 16 Bird’s court
*COPELAND, Allen (and shoemaker) 155 Lombard
*MCCRUMMILL, James (and dentist) 266 North 3d
*NASH, Charles (and cabinet maker) Qunice, above Spruce
*NORMAN, William 226 Lombard
PEPPELL, Philip 3 Shippen
*PURDY, John (and shoemaker) Middle alley
Bleeders and Hairdressers
*BASS, Joseph Race, corner of 4th
*BUTLER, Thomas 3 North 8th
*FURBER, William W 85 South 12th
*ROLLEY, Abner 112 North 5th
*WHITE, Jacob C 100 Old York road
Boot and Shoemaker
ANDERSON, Philip P Emeline street
*ARMSTEAD, John Juniper alley
*ARMSTRONG, John 61 Currant alley
AUGUSTUS, Joseph
BARR, Alexander 12th above Spruce
BIBBINS, John Osborn’s court
*BIRD, James 252 South 7th
*BLAKE, Levin Shippen, below 7th
BROWN, Andrew (and tanner) 1 Toy’s court
*BROWN, James 243 Shippen
*BROWN, John L 359 South
*BROWN, jr. Morris 359 South
BROWN, sr. Morris 241 Shippen
*BURNS, Francis Locust, above 6th
*CAMPBELL, Anthony Milton, above 10th
CHAVERS, Jesse Leydon court
*COLLY, Daniel (and tanner and currier) 189 South 6th
*CONDY, James Catherine, above 7th
*COOTS, Reuben 12th, above Spruce
*COPELAND, Allen (and bleeder) 155 Lombard
*CORNISH, Henry C St Mary’s, below 7th
CUSTIS, Lewis Washington, above 11th
*DAVIS, Manuel 34 1/2 South 2d
DAVIS, Peter Sterling alley
DEPEE, Abraham Prosperous alley
DEVANT, John
*DORSEY, Thomas 36 North 6th
*DOUGLASS, Levi 3d, below Race
*DRUMMOND, Lewis 20 North 4th
FITZGERALD, Thomas
FLAMER, William Carpenter, between 8th and 9th
FORMAN, Francis Type alley
FOSTER, William Mary’s alley
FREEMAN, Charles 150 Spruce
*GORDON, jr, Robert C 57 Pine
HARRISON, Isaiah Catherine, below 7th
HENRY, James
*HILL, Champion corner 7th and Carpenter
*HOLCOMBE, Robert L rear 126 North 2d
JACKSON, Richard Lombard, above 7th
*JAMES, Richard Wood, below Schuykill 6th
JAMES, Toliver Carlton, near Schuykill 6th
JEFFRIES, jr, William corner 7th and Fitzwater
JOHNSON, H M B Otter, by Front
*LANDOWAY, Abel 20 South 4th
*LEWIS, Joseph St Mary’s, above 7th
*LUCAS, John 150 Spruce
MACKLIN, Isaac Prosperous alley
MEDAD, George Washington, above 11th
*MEDAD, Stephen Washington, above 11th
MINTO, Henry Washington, below 12th
MONTIER, Hiram Webb’s alley
MONTIER, Joseph 10th above Market
MONTIER, Richard 18 Lombard
*MONTIER, Solomon 10th above Market
MONTIER, William Webb’s alley
*MOORE, Richard 210 south 7th
MOREN, John 119 Plum
*NORRIS, John 197 Lombard
PARKER, Elam Powell, below 6th
PARKER, Wesley 18 St Mary
PERRY, John Middle alley
PLEASANT, Peter Pearl, bet 13th and Broad
*PROCTOR, Walter 17 Elizabeth
PURDY, John (and bleeder) Middle alley
*PUSEY, Alexander 157 south 4th
QUIRE, Peter Dean’s alley
*RICHMOND, James 4th, above Coates
RILEY, William H corner Little Pine and 7th
RINGOLD, Henry 157 south 4th
*ROBERTS, John B 151 Locust
ROBINSON, Joseph Pine, above 11th
*ROLLINS, Daniel North-East corner 10th and Cherry
SAUNDERS, Joseph Pine, above Master
SCOTT, Henry 144 Locust
SCOTT, James 20 North 4th
*SIMPSON, Charles 95 north 5th
SIMPSON, Emery 5th, below George, (NL)
*SIMPSON, William 48 south 4th
SMITH, William Union, above 2d
*SPENCER, Peter Locust, above 10th
*STILLE, John Centre, below 13th
STOKELY, John Pearl, above 13th
*STRATTON, John Bedford, below 8th
*TEMPLE, James Chestnut, corner Strawberry
*TERONE, Charles corner 8th and Lombard
*THOMPSON, Thomas Locust, above 10th
TURNER, Jesse Quince, above Spruce
VENNING, Luke Lebanon, below Fitzwater
*WANE, Cato B (and carpenter) 161 south 6th
WATSON, Jacob St. Mary, above 7th
WEEKS, Nathaniel Quince, above Spruce
WILLIAMS, Jacob St. Mary, above 7th
WILLIAMS, Stephen 150 Spruce
WILSON, Thomas 19 Parham
WILSON, William Henry 10th, below Lombard

Source:  Register Of Trades Of The Colored People In The City of Philadelphia And Districts, Merrihew and Gunn, Printers, 1838

Census of the ENSLAVED in the 1800 Philadelphia Septennial Census

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For many, reconciling the City of Brotherly Love’s, i.e. the Cradle of American Democracy with the institution of Chattel Slavery is very difficult. With most difficult issues, we tend to bury the information. Finding a list of the enslaved with names, prior to Emancipation is rare. Here we have a list of the enslaved in Philadelphia county, numbering 43 total, in 1800.

 

Ward Name Age “Owner” Sex Race
Walnut Ward Silva Dora 30 William Millnor F
South Mulberry David Roxborough 21 Doug Gibbs M Mulatto
South Mulberry Freegift Brooks 40 Mary Tucker F Negro
South Mulberry Hannah Girl Charles La Roy F Negro
North Mulberry Tom 90 Widow Moulder M Black
North Mulberry Minerva 50 Peter LaCombe F Woman of Color
North Mulberry Peter Lewis 21 Peter LaCombe M Man of Color
North Mulberry Julian 25 Doctor Mackie M Black
North Mulberry Nell 40 Widow Hockley F Black
North Mulberry Rebecca 48 Widow Rodman F Black
North Mulberry Rose 45 Abigail Delyon F Black
North Mulberry Lucy 70 Abigail Delyon F Black
North Mulberry Teresa 24 Abigail Delyon F Black
North Margeret 24 F
North Eglee 18 Simon Fizle
High Street Eleanor 21 Christian Wiltberger F
Chestnut Jane Trime 40 F
South Male Slave 25 M
Dock Draper Robson 23 M Black
Dock Judith Hines 13 F Black
Dock Allen Watson 20 M Black
Dock William Nesbitt 30 M Black
Dock Joseph Cunningham 30 M Black
Dock Daniel Cunningham 30 M Black
Dock Judith Milligan 30 F Black
Dock Augustus Turpolds 16 M Black
Dock Joseph Houston 25 M Mulatto
Dock Harry Savage 22 M Black
Dock Harry Chew 35 M Black
Dock Sarah Chew 35 F Black
Dock Caleb Parkinson 16 M Black
Dock Quin Parkinson 22 M Black
Dock Flora Parkinson 15 F Black
Dock John Parkinson 12 M Black
Dock London Emlen 25 M Black
New Market Female Slave 28 Samuel Young F
New Market Male Slave 50 Est of Robt Bridges dec M
New Market Female Slave 60 Est of Arch McCall dec F
New Market Male Slave 30-40 J B Boandly Esqr M
New Market Male Slave 30-40 J B Boandly Esqr M
New Market Female Slave 30-40 J B Boandly Esqr F
New Market Female Slave 18 Ann Pritchett F
New Market Male Slave 23 John Philips M

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Wards 17-25 – African Americans

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Helpful Vocabulary:

Carman ‘Driver of (horse-drawn) vehicles for transporting goods. Carmen were often employed by railway companies for local deliveries and collections of goods and parcels. Modern day van driver. Also sometimes someone who drove horse-drawn trams was called a Carman.’
Carter Carrier of goods by wagon
Chimney Sweep Chimney Cleaner
Confectioner One whose occupation it is to make or sell confections, which are preparations of fruits preserved with sugar, such as peaches, pears, melons, nuts, orange peels, etc., and/or sugar candies.
Mantua maker A dress maker – A Mantua was a loose gown worn over a petticoat and open down the front.
Ostler Originally, a Hostler was the host of an Inn or (H)ostelry. Later became the man employed to look after the horses of the visitors
Paperhanger An interior decorator who put up wallpaper.
Porter 1) Door or gate keeper 2) Carried baggage in railway stations and other public places
Stevedore A dock worker or labourer who unloads and loads ships’ cargoes.
Teamster Driver of a team horses used for hauling
Wheeler 1) Made wheels 2) Spinning wheel attendant 3) Led pit ponies underground in the pits
Wheelwright Made or repaired wheels; wheeled carriages, etc.
Whitewasher Whitewasher: One who whitewashes by using a composition of water and lime or sizing to whiten walls, ceilings, etc.

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 Final wards for 1863

Ward 17
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Davis Moses Laborer M 8 193
Ward 19
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Dito Sophia Widow F 9 272
Donovan Job M 8 242
Ruth J Roberts F 5 158
Rebecca Roberts F 5 158
Catherine Roberts F 5 158
Elizabeth Roberts F 5 158
Walker Laxine F 4 133
Wai?? Ja M 4 133
Burns Edmere M 4 104
Williams Charles R.Est M 2 65
Williams Abry F 2 65
Polk Jas K R.Est M 2 57
Apples Sebas Saw. M. M 1 2
Ward 20
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Brown Henry C Lecturer M 11 303
Higgins William Barber M 9 251
Young Cecilia F 8 238
Patton Marsha F 8 228
Young William Wheeler M 5 151
Stile Aaron Barber M 5 146
Clover Joanna F 4 97
James Lucy F 1 12
Ward 21
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Gibson John Laborer M 2 40
Bright Alfred Laborer M 2 34
Ward 22
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Pernell Esaw Farmer M 5 126
McKinsey Isaac Farmer M 5 123
Montier Charles Farmer M 5 122
Miller Gideon P Blk Smith M 5 122
Fisher Washington Laborer M 5 115
Butler Henry C Laborer M 5 110
Ballard Caroline Laundress F 5 110
Rachel Gibbs none F 2 33
Matthew Hogan Laborer M 1 9
George Darnell Farmer M 1 5
Ward 23
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Harris Perry Gardener M 6 143
James Watson Wheelwright M 5 129
Jamar Robinson Lady F 5 122
John Pride Laborer M 5 120
Rhody Pleasants Washer F 5 120
Randall Pleasants Laborer M 5 120
Eliz L McNamer Washer F 5 117
Perry Harris Laborer M 5 112
Enos Gongo Laborer M 5 111
Thomas Davis Laborer M 5 108
James Bowser Laborer M 5 106
Weldon Patience Matron F 4 102
Whitaker Charles Laborer M 4 102
Stuart William Ostler M 4 99
Stuart Jane Nurse F 4 99
Smith Edward Laborer M 4 99
Smith William Laborer M 4 99
Sommers Peter Laborer M 4 99
Robinson Gable Laborer M 4 98
Pride Mary A F 4 97
Purnell Sarah M 4 97
Pleasants William Laborer M 4 97
Little Benjamin Laborer M 4 93
Jones Frank Laborer M 4 91
Jones John Laborer M 4 91
Jeffries Henry Laborer M 4 91
Hazard Isaac Teamster M 4 90
Harrison isaiah Coachman M 4 90
Hatfield John Laborer M 4 90
Cooper Elizabeth F 4 85
Chase Samuel Laborer M 4 85
Bond Jesse Laborer M 4 84
Brake Peter R Trader M 4 84
Byard William Laborer M 4 84
Butler James Laborer M 4 84
Wallace Wm Laborer M 3 78
Parner John Laborer M 3 72
Purvis Robert Farmer M 3 72
Hackett Samuel Laborer M 3 64
Bolden Chas Laborer M 3 58
Barney JJ Laborer M 3 58
Woods Joseph M 2 54
Stevens Maryann F 2 49
Williams John M 1 26
Ricketts Peter M 1 20
Moore George Laborer M 1 15
Moore Elisha Laborer M 1 15
Miles John M 1 15
Harris James Laborer M 1 11
Harris Joseph Laborer M 1 11
Freeman Henry M 1 9
Freeman George M 1 9
Freeman Wm T M 1 9
Freeman Rachael F 1 9
Fisher Euphamea F 1 9
Chase Elias M 1 5
Chase Mary F 1 5
Chase Wm M 1 5
Ward 24
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Wilson Mrs Sarah Lady F 9 258
Ward Mrs Julia Estate F 9 258
Thomas Delisha Estate F 9 256
Sheppare Liddia Estate F 9 254
Miller Perry Lab M 9 246
Martin Lewis B Carpenter M 9 246
Lee Fenton Lab M 9 245
London Jacob Lab M 9 245
Logan Nehemiah Lab M 9 245
Bailey Peter Lab M 9 236
Black Mathas Lab M 9 236
Black Gideon Lab M 9 236
Singleton Aaron Estate M 8 224
Gibbs Matthew M 8 210
Drummon Joseph Estate M 8 207
Drummon Anna M Estate F 8 207
Peer Anthony Barber M 5 130
Parker Saml Lab M 4 100
Draper Lydia Washwoman F 4 87
Allen Leven Lab M 4 81
Robenson Perry R Lab M 3 72
Underwood Elizabeth Washerwoman F 2 52
Green Jane Washwoman F 2 37
Drisberry David Carter M 2 34
Beasly Robert Lab M 2 32
Amos Nathan Lab M 2 31
Richards David Lab M 1 20
Richards Allen Lab M 1 20
Richards James Ostler M 1 20
King John D Lab M 1 12
Hews Henderson Lab M 1 10
Harris Elias Lab M 1 10
Harris George Lab M 1 10
Grey Henderson Lab M 1 9
Emons Peter Lab M 1 7
Black Calvin Lab M 1 3
Ward 25
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Jno Brooks M 1 6
David Bowers Lab M 1 6
Jno Rogers Lab M 1 22
Jno Stewart Lab M 1 24
Wm Butcher Lab M 2 33
Wm Butcher Sr Lab M 2 33
Henry Jefferson Lab M 2 41
Wm James Lab M 2 41
Dublin H King Coachman M 2 42

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

 

Other Documents

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 2 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 4&5 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 7 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 8 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 9 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Wards 10 – 12 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Wards 13 – 16 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Wards 10 thru 12 – African Americans

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A few more posts for 1863. The following covers Wards 10 thru 12. At a later date, I will attempt to find the individuals in this Census with the 1860 and 1870 Census. An earlier attempt was not fruitful but I will try again to draw connections and attach these individuals with their census records. There is so much to do – continue with older Septennial censuses, attempt to connect with the Federal census and I’m also working on posting a Trades census for Colored People.

I hope this finds someone who can find this information useful. It certainly is helpful to me in that even if I do not find ancestors, I know I’ve been through the entire census. However, this census did lead to who I believe is a 5th great grand uncle.

 

Ward 10

Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Barrett Saml Barber M 1 3
Perkins Amelia F 1 19
Frisby Jas M 2 36
Davis Thomas H Barber M 3 65
Richardson Nancy Ann Laundress F 6 168
Owen Jonas Coachman M 7 193

Ward 11

Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Davis Moses Dealer 60 1803 M 5 111

 

Ward 12

Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Bustill David Gent 60 1803 M 2 29
Bower D.B. Painter 40 1823 M 3 58
Fossett Redman Dealer 36 1827 M 5 119
Fossett Susan 69 1794 F 5 119
Fisher Gottlieb Corder M 5 119

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

 

Other Documents

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 2 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 4&5 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 7 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 8 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 9 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Wards 13 – 16 – African Amercians

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A pattern emerging maybe…an urban/suburban devide? As we move farther away from the city center, the number of free people of color declines.

 

Ward 13
Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Bustill Chas Porter 45 1818 M 4 95
Ward 14
Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
William Winters Dealer M 2 54
Isaac William Barber M 4 114
Bustill J.M. Plasterer M 7 178
Jones Harriet D 7 185
Ward 15
Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Williams Henry Labor M 2 28
Knight David Barber M 3 76
Singleton Grayson ?eamman M 3 86
Sands Joshua Barber M 5 148
Ward 16
Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Griffith Aaron Waiter M 8 222

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

 

Other Documents

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 2 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 4&5 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 7 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 8 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 9 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 10 – 12 – African Americans

 

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 9 – African Americans

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One draw back in the methodology of the Census is that it was completed based on alphabetical order. No addresses are attached. However, the wards are broken down into divisions (this system is still in place today) so you can get a general sense of pockets of African Americans. In some wards and in many divisions there are no African Americans residing.

 

Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Bosser Danl Waiter 30 1833 M 1 3
Brown Isiah Waiter 30 1833 M 1 3
Bellis John Waiter 24 1839 M 1 3
Cile ? J.H. Waiter 36 1827 M 1 5
Curry Robt H Waiter 26 1837 M 1 5
Edwards Salml Waiter 26 1837 M 1 7
Forman Chas Waiter 30 1833 M 1 8
Freeman Elisha Waiter 24 1839 M 1 8
Griffin Chas Waiter 35 1828 M 1 8
Hall Saml Waiter 41 1822 M 1 10
Holden Saml Waiter 30 1833 M 1 10
Johnson Estin Waiter 25 1838 M 1 11
Ludlow Peter Waiter 26 1837 M 1 13
Parnell Chas Waiter 26 1837 M 1 19
Proctor Thos Waiter 24 1839 M 1 19
Quash George Waiter M 1 20
Redick Richard Waiter 28 1835 M 1 21
Smith Wm Waiter 32 1831 M 1 22
Sullivan Wm Waiter 28 1835 M 1 22
Stokely John Waiter 30 1833 M 1 22
Slater Felix Waiter 43 1820 M 1 22
Shorter Chas Waiter 35 1828 M 1 22
Turner Joshua Waiter 34 1829 M 1 24
Vandyke Stephen Waiter 26 1837 M 1 25
William Hiram Waiter 33 1830 M 1 26
Wheeler Risha Waiter 38 1825 M 1 26
Wensley Andrew Waiter 25 1838 M 1 26
Wilson Horace Waiter 23 1840 M 1 26
Williams Elsey Waiter 36 1827 M 1 26
Braxton Thompson Waiter 30 1833 M 2 33
Dougherty Danl Waiter 53 1810 M 2 37
Know Thos Servt 40 1823 M 2 42
Prosser A G Gent 25 1838 M 2 48
Ellis Wm B Janitor 40 1823 M 3 66
Phice Wm Servt 40 1823 M 3 79
Salles C Hair Dr M 3 82
Tucker Wm M Servt 49 1814 M 3 83
Wilson A D Hair Dresser 50 1813 M 3 86
Cliff Mancis Barber 27 1836 M 4 95
Gibson W Servt 25 1838 M 4 100
Love Rebecca Dr 32 1831 F 4 104
Price Nathan Carman 52 1811 M 7 204

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

 

Other Documents

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 2 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 4&5 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 7 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 8 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 8 – African Americans

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Please spread the word. I hope this information will be useful for someone. But more importantly I’m trying to find other genealogists that share my interest in African Americans in Philadelphia and/or New Jersey in the 18th and 19th centuries.  Below is Ward 8.

 

Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Bustill C.C. Porter M 1 3
Clayton Maj Waiter M 1 3
Coone Leo M 1 6
Davis Edwd Waiter M 1 7
Galloway Isaac Bookstore M 1 11
Hall William Waiter M 1 11
Hardy Thomas Coachman M 1 12
Johnson Matthias Waiter M 1 13
Jobes C Bookmaker M 1 13
Mayhew M M 1 17
Morgan Nathaniel Porter M 1 17
Peterson Harriet Lady F 1 21
Price J.W. Restaurant M 1 21
Roberts Samuel Waiter M 1 24
Richardson William Car driver M 1 24
Rodgers Ann Lady F 1 24
Ruffen Robt Porter M 1 24
Stevenson Jacob Engineer M 1 26
Sheppard Jackson Waiter M 1 26
Salmons Porter M 1 26
Thomas Wm St. L Barber M 1 27
Dickson Adelaide Waiter F 2 40
Davis John Sweeper M 2 40
Dillen Edward Dealer M 2 40
Downing Levi M 2 40
Heightgatge Mary Caterer F 2 44
Jones Cary Caterer M 2 45
Johnson George Dyer M 2 45
Johnson Harry Porter M 2 45
Jones William Tavern Ker M 2 45
Roland E.D. Professor Music M 2 54
Roberts Ann Cook F 2 54
Robinson Amy Lady F 2 54
Seymour Margt Waiter F 2 55
Short Spencer Porter M 2 55
Stewart Margt F 2 55
Shadd Hance Waiter M 2 55
Staton Macy House cleaner F 2 55
Stevenson D.W. Car keeper M 2 55
Tennent Magt Housekeeper F 2 56
Todd J Dealer M 2 56
Taylor John Waiter M 2 56
Thomas James W Restaurant M 2 56
Wilson Bery Coachman M 2 58
White John Restaurant M 2 58
Wondroom Mary A House cleaner F 2 59
West Mary E House cleaner F 2 59
Ayles Julia F 3 64
Butler Samuel Shop keeper M 3 65
Darris Rebecca Lady F 3 69
Dorsey Thos J Caterer M 3 69
Farbeaux Jacob Barber M 3 71
Farbeaux Mrs Lady F 3 71
Farbeaux Peter Gent M 3 71
Lewis E.A. Restaurant M 3 76
Minton H Restaurant M 3 77
Young Ridgeway Whitewasher M 3 90
Augustine James Restaurant M 4 93
Goins Willie Ann F 4 101
Given Dennis Barber M 4 101
Goutier Clara F 4 101
Jackson Peter Restaurant M 4 103
Price George Dyer M 4 113
Clay James Confectioner M 5 131
Parke Hannah F 6 179

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

 

Other Documents

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 2 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 4&5 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 7 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 7 – African Americans

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If you are looking for Philadelphia Ward 6, I do not have any material to share. After reviewing the census, I did not find any African Americans listed.  Below you will find Ward 7 listings for African Americans.

 

Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Allen Robert Furniture Store 40 1823 M 1 2
Adger Robert Storekeeper 50 1813 M 1 2
Almond Thomas Carpenter 50 1813 M 1 2
Ash Sarah Widow 50 1813 F 1 2
Abbott Jane Widow 50 1813 F 1 2
Bowers Thomas Tailor 40 1823 M 1 3
Brown Morris Shoemaker 38 1825 M 1 3
Barber Harriet Gentlewoman 35 1828 F 1 3
Brown Leiseine China store 38 1825 F 1 3
Brown Maria Widow 45 1818 F 1 3
Bowen Nicholas Porter 40 1823 M 1 3
Beans Susan Widow 40 1823 F 1 4
Connor David Restaurant 37 1826 M 1 6
Cole Joseph H 52 1811 M 1 6
Cuthin Rachael B Widow 40 1823 F 1 6
Carroll Amelia Widow 50 1813 F 1 6
Dunmore Mary Widow 40 1823 F 1 7
Damon George Carman 55 1808 M 1 7
Francis James Chimney Sweep 29 1834 M 1 9
Felton John B Shoemaker 32 1831 M 1 9
Fields Mrs. M.B. Mantua maker 30 1833 F 1 9
Hetter David Waiter 32 1831 M 1 12
Jasper Edwarad Shoemaker 26 1837 M 1 12
Johnson Robert Porter 52 1811 M 1 12
Lacount Joseph Lumberman 45 1818 M 1 14
Lewis William H Carman 48 1815 M 1 14
Lewis Peter Iron stove 52 1811 M 1 14
Lyons Richard Tool polisher 40 1823 M 1 14
Nixon Benjamin Carman 54 1809 M 1 19
Neil Richard Coachman 65 1798 M 1 19
Potter George Gent 65 1798 M 1 21
Parlow Daniel MD 43 1820 M 1 21
Punson William Gent 60 1803 M 1 21
Perr George Barber 28 1835 M 1 21
Smith Amelia Widow 55 1808 F 1 24
Smith Stephen Mercht 70 1793 M 1 24
Thongood John Shoemaker 24 1839 M 1 26
White George China store 50 1813 M 1 27
Williams William H Restaurant 36 1827 M 1 27
Williams Samuel Restaurant 40 1823 M 1 27
Ware Joel Porter 45 1818 M 1 27
Bonds Charles Porter 60 1803 M 2 31
Benton Peter Porter 70 1793 M 2 31
Banks Alexander Carpenter 49 1814 M 2 31
Bundy William Shoe store 46 1817 M 2 31
Fells James Carpenter 35 1828 M 2 37
Fisher Jonathan Carman 65 1798 M 2 37
Freeman William G Mariner 50 1813 M 2 37
Green Joseph G Dealer 50 1813 M 2 38
Garden Henry Collector 50 1813 M 2 38
Hooper John Carman 60 1803 M 2 39
Hall Morris Gent 40 1823 M 2 39
Lardner Hester Widow 35 1828 F 2 42
Lawrence Alfed Carman 75 1788 M 2 42
Longellow William N Dentist 40 1823 M 2 42
Laws William Farmer 53 1810 M 2 42
Lumpkin Mary Mrs Gentlewoman 40 1823 F 2 42
Murray George Hair cloth maker 73 1790 M 2 43
Morris Nancy Widow 40 1823 F 2 44
McKee John Gent 40 1823 M 2 45
Otto Monroe Barber 50 1813 M 2 45
Prosser James Restaurant 50 1813 M 2 49
Prosser Abigail Widow 74 1789 F 2 49
Taylor John Waiter 35 1828 M 2 55
Tomkins Richard Gent 45 1818 M 2 55
Warren Thomas Driver 55 1808 M 2 58
Wester Isaac Barber 50 1813 M 2 58
Williams Samuel M Barkeeper 55 1808 M 2 58
White Sampson Clergyman 50 1813 M 2 58
Wilson Richards Gent 43 1820 M 2 58
Wilcox Lemuel Carman 39 1824 M 2 59
Yoeman George Carman 28 1835 M 2 60
Larker Phillis Mrs Widow 88 1775 F 3 75
Smith S Morgan Hair dresser 30 1833 M 3 84
Alexander Lewis Porter 51 1812 M 4 94
Faith Alexander Perfumer 38 1825 M 4 101
Holland Daniel Waiter 50 1813 M 4 103
Harris Thomas Whitewasher 49 1814 M 4 104
Hankinson Isaiah Porter 41 1822 M 4 104
Harvey William G Restaurant 45 1818 M 4 104
Burton Henry Waiter 51 1812 M 5 127
Bailey John Lab 31 1832 M 5 127
Evens Geo Lab 40 1823 M 5 132
George Lemutte Paperhanger 50 1813 M 5 134
Harris Stephen Lab 31 1832 M 5 135
Jones Walter B Lab 45 1818 M 5 136
Meads R.K. Barber 25 1838 M 6 172

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

Other Documents

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 2 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 4&5 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 4 + 5 – African Americans

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Ward 4 and 5 are included in this post due to the small number of African Americans in Ward 4.

Ward 4

Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Williams William P Hair Dresser 51 1812 M 6 147
Venning Sarah Man??? Mk 53 1810 F 7 173

Ward 5

Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Forten Charlotte Lady 72 1791 F 1 6
Dunton John G Janitor 45 1818 M 3 57
Eddy Joshua Barber 61 1802 M 3 58
Hill Louisa Dress Maker 41 1822 F 3 61
Harkins Sarah Storekeeper 40 1823 F 3 61
Jorden Thomas B Tavern Keep 59 1804 M 3 62
Shorter Hariet Storekeeper 72 1791 F 3 72
Stevens Martha Dress Maker 24 1839 F 3 72
Wyett Anna Washerwoman 55 1808 F 3 76
Wilkins Sarah Storekeeper 50 1813 F 3 76
Dougherty Charles Furrier ? 28 1835 M 5 110
Moore Elizabeth Shopkeeper 74 1789 F 5 118
Phillis Elizabeth Shopkeeper 35 1828 F 6 149

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

Other Documents
1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1- African Americans
1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 2 – African Americans
1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans