North Carolina Freedman’s Savings & Trust Records

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North Carolina Freedman's Savings & Trust Company Records

Abstracted by Bill Reaves, edited by Beverly Tetterton

Paperback: 200 pages

© 1992 North Carolina Genealogical Society

This publication includes details from all the surviving applications for accounts in the North Carolina branches of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust. Although chartered by Congress in 1865 to assist newly freed slaves and African American soldiers at the end of the Civil War, the bank was not restricted to free persons of color. You will find records of people, regardless of skin color or circumstances, who created accounts in the North Carolina chapters of the bank as well as churches, social organizations, and companies.

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North Carolina Freedman’s Savings & Trust Company Records

This publication includes details from all the surviving applications for accounts in the North Carolina branches of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust. Although chartered by Congress in 1865 to assist newly freed slaves and African American soldiers at the end of the Civil War, the bank was not restricted to free persons of color. You will find records of people, regardless of skin color or circumstances, who created accounts in the North Carolina chapters of the bank as well as churches, social organizations, and companies.

The NCGS publication North Carolina Freedman’s Savings and Trust Records, published in 1992, is now available in print and as a members-only resource. Although chartered by Congress in 1865 to assist newly freed slaves and African American soldiers at the end of the Civil War, the Freedman’s Savings and Trust was not restricted to free persons of color. You will find records of people, regardless of skin color or circumstances, who created accounts in the North Carolina chapters of the bank as well as churches, social organizations, and companies. Although all of the North Carolina records do not survive, in the ones that do you will find people born in England, Germany, Maine, Connecticut, and Boston, etc. You will find a number of people whose “complexion” is listed as “white,” which could be Caucasian or a mixed-race person. The records often list residences, occupations, relatives (including those who are now deceased), age, and whether or not the depositor could sign his name. A number of the records list siblings and parents and some list multiple spouses and indicate which children were born from which spouse. This is a great resource for all who are researching the time frame immediately after the war..

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