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African American Research in Howard County

Over the past year, I have been contacted by several researchers who have African American roots in Howard County. I have begun collecting information to post on this page. If you have any information that you would like to share on this page, I would love to hear from you.

Slave data:

The following slaves were named in the last will and testament of John Rollins/Rawlings/Rawlins: Pompy, Peter, Easter, Siller, Libby, Hiram, Sam, Bill, Aaron [?], Jos, Dury, Milly, Harrison, Squire, and Aney. The complete transcription of this will is located in the USGenWeb Archives and can be read by clicking here. This transcription was submitted by Neil Smith.

Slaves Owned by William Jefferson Smith, submitted by Harriet Stewart.

Other Slaves of Howard County, submitted by Harriet Stewart.

African-Americans in the Military:

Civil War Colored Recruits from Howard County


Here are some links that I hope you will find helpful in your research:

  • Missouri's Slave Belt - Little Dixie
  • Examples of Slave Housing in Little Dixie
  • Afro-Americans in Missouri
  • The Afrigeneas Homepage
  • Christine's Genealogy Website
  • Black Archives of Mid-America
  • African Missouri
  • Western Historical Manuscript Collection
  • African American Records on Microfilm

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    2010 by Sherry Raleigh-Adams for the Howard County MOGenWeb Project

    This page was last updated on January 29, 2010.