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The Freedmen's Bureau Online

Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Georgia
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865 - 1869
National Archives Publication M798 Roll 36
"Unbound Miscellaneous Papers"


Freedmen's Land Certificates Issued from Edisto Island, South Carolina by Mr. Alden, Agt. of Bureau

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Date (1865) No. Names of Holder Owners Location
Sept. 28 331 Longworth Wright Dr. Bailey Old Dominion
Sept. 28 332 Abram Brown Tom Mikell -------------
Sept. 28 333 Katie Seabrook Tom Mikell -------------
Sept. 28 334 Dennis Bailey Dr. Wm. Bailey Moxey Place
Sept. 28 335 Mike Wright Dr. Wm. Bailey Moxey Place
Sept. 30 336 William Wright Wm. Seabrook Oak Island
Sept. 30 337 Gilbert Stroman E. Bailey River Side
Sept. 30 338 Cuffee Bailey E. Bailey River Side
Sept. 30 339 Sam Bailey E. Bailey River Side
Sept. 30 340 Jimmy Clark Andy Clark ----------------
Sept. 30 341 Virgin Clark Andy Clark ----------------
Sept. 30 342 Henry Brown E. Baynon Sea Side
Sept. 30 343 Sam Eddings Vinegar Hill -----------------
Oct. 2 344 Harry Ankum J. J. Mikell Fullers Place
Oct. 2 345 John Scott J. Townsend ----------------
Oct. 2 346 Patrick Stephens Jos. Eddings ----------------
Oct. 4 347 George Harris J. J. Mikell Fullers Place
Oct. 5 348 Roland Brisbone Wm. Eddings Sea Side
Oct. 5 349 Tobey Jenkins Jos. Eddings Gun Bluff
Oct. 5 350 Peter Small Mary Seabrook ----------------
Oct. 5 351 Henry Smith Evens Eddings ----------------
Oct. 5 352 Peter Smosh Chas. Bailey ----------------
Oct. 5 353 Sam Bliging Tom Baynard Ravenswood
Oct. 5 354 Alfred Geddes Tom Baynard ----------------
Oct. 5 355 George Manigault Chas. Bailey ----------------
Oct. 5 356 Henry Mack Major Murray Public Landing
Oct. 5 357 Adam Mack Major Murray Public Landing
Oct. 5 358 Moses Knight Jehosee Island ----------------
Oct. 5 359 Adam Vial Chas. Bailey Point of Pines
Oct. 5 360 Elias Jenkins Champy Gordon Champion Gardens
Oct. 7 361 Abel Small Champy Gordon Champion Gardens
Oct. 7 362 Peter Laggres Champy Gordon Champion Gardens
Oct. 7 363 Israil Parker Ed Baynon -------------------
Oct. 7 364 John White Mike Whaley Little Edisto
Oct. 7 365 Wm. Howard Mike Whaley Little Edisto
Oct. 7 366 Quash Campbell Mike Whaley ----------------
Oct. 9 367 York Murray Maj. Murray Public Landing

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The foregoing Report to Page 14 is a correct transcription from the records in Mr. Pillsbury's office at Charleston, S. C.

There are two series of Certificates. One series from No. 1 to 880 were issued by Mr. J. Pillsbury, Gen. Supt. of Freedmen at Charleston, S. C., the other from No. 1 to 367 was issued by Mr. Alden, Gen. Supt. of Freedmen on Edisto Island.

These titles appear to have been issued on the personal application of the Freedmen and were issued on printed forms, a specimen of which marked "A" is attached to this report.

The absence of names in some cases as at Nos. 4, 23, 24 &c occurred in this way. The Superintendent not having obtained his printed forms, issued an informal certificate to the applicant of which he only kept a record of the numbers and instructed them to return it in two weeks and receive a proper order. Some of the Freedmen have neglected to do this, hence the omission.

The record of Certificates issued on Edisto Island was very carelessly kept, but from the original record and from examination of certificates and partly from my knowledge of the Plantation, I have compiled a report which I believe to be correct.

The lands have been staked out by the Freedmen themselves and as far as I can learn no official survey or division of land has been made in any case.

There have been issued in all 747 Certificates which would cover 29,880 acres of land.

Respectfully submitted,
J. E. Cornelius
Major 15th Regt. V. R. C.
A. S. A. Commr. B. of R. F. and A. L.