Late in the winter of 1906, Henderson Bagley closed his eyes in death. Born a slave, perhaps in Nash County, he had defied odds to accumulate a sizable estate in western Wilson County. 1,411 more words
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Lincoln University College and Theological Seminary Biographical Catalog 1918 lists nine Wilson-born African-American men among the school’s former students. Nearly half — John H., William H., … 62 more words
In which grimly bald-faced assertions of privilege are roundly rejected, and children are returned to their family.
Letters from the files of the Goldsboro Field Office of the Freedmen’s Bureau, which had jurisdiction over Wilson County:
Wilson N.C. 4th June 1867
C.C. Compton Major U.S.A. 1,781 more words