Limestone County African-American Info  

 

 

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A Work in Progress

I would love to post any and all African-American family histories and photos here on the Limestone site. Please contact me if you have anything to contribute.

 

LINKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

 

Southern Black Church Community (Texts)

Slave Narratives (Audio Files)

Slavery & the Law

African-American Pamphlet Collection

Slave Narratives (Fed. Writers Project)

Entire Slavery List at LOC

 

Slave Census Info

LIMESTONE COUNTY, ALABAMA
LARGEST SLAVEHOLDERS FROM 1860 SLAVE CENSUS SCHEDULES
and
SURNAME MATCHES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS ON 1870 CENSUS

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ajac/allimestone.htm

 

Frank Pickett

 

Frank Pickett was an African-American gospel singer and composer, possibly born in 1888 near the Walton plantation in Limestone County.  He served in France during WWI and was interviewed by Allen Tullos of The University of North Carolina.  He went to Washington for the Centennial celebration there. His taped interview and some of his songs are in The Tullos Collection at UNC.  Frank worked for Dr. Anderson on Limestone Creek for some years.  Early-on, he worked on the crews that cleared trees for Wheeler Lake in the TVA system. I grew up listening to Frank at Zion AME Church singings near Mooresville.

I'm hoping to gather enough information to get him added to The Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

 

Al Hill
 

 

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