African American Church Members
African Americans holding membership at local churches — from Slavery to Reconstruction — is detailed. Details were gleaned from early church minute books, minister returns and membership rolls from local congregations.
The information is abstracted and entered in databases or spreadsheets for easy access and analysis. This database helps to document the transition from slavery to freedom through the early African American Churches during Reconstruction.
Former slave holders often recorded the births and deaths of enslaved people within their family and in the family Bible.
Information from these family heirlooms is abstracted and entered in databases or spreadsheets for easy access and analysis. Using the databases, researchers may be able to identify additional family members by locating family groups and former slave holders.
This effort documents the number of former slave holders, slave dwellings and enslaved people of Fauquier using the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Slave Schedules.
The information is abstracted and entered in databases or spreadsheets for easy access and analysis.
The history of early African American voters in Fauquier County has been gathered from Richmond. Information is compiled within a spreadsheet.
Runaways, county claims, jailor accounts and published accounts have been compiled.
The Freedmen’s Bureau documents early schools and teachers during reconstruction and includes details on schools in Fauquier County, from the Jim Crow era to integration. Information gathered includes:
School minutes and roll books
Teachers contracted to teach
Rosenwald Schools in Fauquier County