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Early African American Residents of Henry County, Iowa

 transcribed by Francine Thompson, 1997

The first wave of African Americans in Mt. Pleasant, located in Henry County Iowa appear to have come mainly from a migration from Ohio in late 1850s and were only a few isolated families. In the mid 1860s, a white man named Lee, purchased lots in a section of town and helped a substantial number of Blacks relocate from Missouri. This area became known as Leetown- although it was never incorporated.

Mt. Pleasant was very near the town of Salem, which was an UGRR stop.

This is a partial list of the AA names that I have extracted from the 1870 census. It includes the city of Mt. Pleasant in Center Township. The list is through Wayne Township. Take a quick look - many black folks made a stop in Iowa on their way to other places.

 

NAME, AGE, BORN, OCC
THOMAS, George 35 VA
THOMAS Fannie 26 MO
THOMAS Jannie 9 MO
THOMAS Willie 7 MO
KEITH, Harry J. 34 MO
KEITH Mary A. 19 AK
KEITH Louella 6/12 IA Dec
KEITH Mary Bell 2 IA
BROWN, Phil Robert 24 VA
GREEN, Joseph 21 AK
GREEN Ruby 21 MO
GREEN Samuel H. 2 IA
GREEN Dora 4/12 IA Feb
PAGE William 33 MO janitor
PAGE Harriet (nee Moseley) 33 MO
PAGE Victoria 16 MO
PAGE Charley 10 MO
PAGE David 9 MO
PAGE Linnus 7 MO
FINLEY, Clarence 2 IL
FINLEY Iona 10/12 Aug IA
FINLEY Elias 35 KY hotel cook
MARSHALL, Thomas 40 TN preacher
MARSHALL Emma 26 KY
MARSHALL James 6 IA
MARSHALL Adell 4 IA
MARSHALL John 1 IA
BIRD, Amos 36 MO charter member St. John AME
BIRD Caroline 30 MO
BIRD Josephine 8 MO
BIRD Flora 6 IA
BIRD Stephan 2 IA
BIRD John 2/12 IA Apr
JONES Elizabeth 50 VA
RILEY William 34 MO
PATRICK, Bartlett 45 MO
PATRICK Lucinda 47 KY
PATRICK Asa 19 KY
PATRICK Bartlett 11 KY
PATRICK Merril 10 MO
PATRICK Martha 9 MO
PATRICK George 7 MO
RIDEOUT, Richard 47 VA
RIDEOUT Martha 30 GA
BEDFORD Sanford 18 VA farm hand
FISHER Philip 59 VA
FISHER Sarah 36 MD
FISHER William 17 ?
FISHER George 16 KY
FISHER Eliza 2 IA
FISHER Ulysses 1/12 IA
PATE WIlliam 39 MO
PATE Rene 29 MN
PATE Mary 5 IA
PATE Lizzie 3 IA
PATE William 1 IA
BROOKS, C???N 70 VA
BROOKS Eliza 60 MO
BROOKS Rison 9 MO
BROOKS da 6 IA
BROOKS Mary 4 IA
BROOKS Sarah 19 IA
KELLY George 37 TN
KELLY Rachel 33 TN
KELLY Stephen 13 MO
KELLY Alcy Cora 7 Mo
KELLY Clara 4 MO
KELLY Mary 1 IA
BATES Edward 24 ? farmhand
POOLE Eli 56 KY
POOLE Selah 50 VA
POOLE Richard 16 MO
POOLE Georgia 18 MO
GRANT Elza 59 KY
GRANT Annie 35 DE
GRANT John 35 MO
GRANT Elza 24 MO
GRANT Clara 6 IA
BOSTON, James 51 MO farmhand
ANDERSON, Bartlett 15 MO farmhand
BROOKS, Charles 13 MO farmhand
CHANEY, ? 50 VA
CHANEY Hattie 50 MO
CHANEY Sarah 10 MO
CHANEY Mary 12 MO
CHANEY Lulu 7 MO
CAGDELL, George 18 NC farmhand
ROSS Henry Clay 37 KY
ROSS Elizabeth 39 VA
ROSS Lorena 13 MO
ROSS Louisa 11 MO
ROSS Susanna 8 MO
ROSS Mary J. 6 IA
ROSS William H. 4 IA
ROSS Sarah A. 2 IA
WATTSON Edward 30 AK
WATTSON Jane 35 KY
WATTSON James 3/12 IA MAy
LOGAN Henry 54 KY
LOGAN Permelia 54 KY
LOGAN Green 19 MO
LOGAN America 8 MO
RESIN William 49 VA
RESIN Amanda 34 MO
RESIN Forench S. 17 MO
RESIN Mary 15 MO
RESIN Benjamen 5 IA
HARRIS or MASON Frederick 26 MO barber
HARRIS Sarah 27 MO
RISK Henry 27 KY barber
FORD, William 41 MO
FORD Louisa 35 KY
FORD Elizabeth 11 MO
FORD Eliza 6 MO
FORD Fanny 5 MO
FORD William 4 MO
CONNER, James 62 VA
CONNER Jane 46 VA
CONNER Ashbury 15 OH
CONNER Malvina 11 OH
CONNER Charles 7 OH
CONNER Lincoln 5 IA
PITTS John 54 KY
PITTS Frankie 60 KY
LEWIS Robert 42 KY
LEWIS Frances J. 18 IA
LEWIS Alex 2 IA
LEWIS Paulina 11/12 IA July
TURNER Matt 35 AK
TURNER Sarah 3? MO
BROWN Henry 50 MO
BROWN Frank 14 Mo
BROWN Scott 21 unknown
HEDGE John W. 24 AK
HEDGE Rilda 22 IL
HEDGE Elias 50 AK
HEDGE Eliza 41 AK
TEGG Lotta 4 IA
TEGG Stephen L. 3 IA
BYSHER John 22 MO
BYSHER Mary 25 MO
BYSHER Lutisha 2 IA
WATSON Thomas 45 TN
WATSON Adaline 40 TN
WATSON Mary 10
WATSON Nettie 8
WATSON Sally 5
HOLMES, Jerimiah 44 AL
HOLMES Elizabeth 33 VA
HOLMES Albert A. 14 IA
HOLMES Mary A. 12 IA
HOLMES Everet B. 9 IA
HOLMES Anna B. 8 IA
HOLMES Milly K. 7 IA
HOLMES Clara 4 IA
HOLMES James W. 7 IA
MCDANIEL Charles 11 IA
ROY Warren 36 MD
ROY Juda 34 VA
ROY Nancy 12 MO
ROY matilda 10 MO
ROY Hannah 11 MO
ROY Warren 8 MO
ROY Elizabeth 5 IA
ROY William 4 MO
ROY Charley 1
WATSON Thomas 45 TN
WATSON Adaline 40 TN
WATSON Mary 10 TN
WATSON Nettie 8 TN
WATSON Sally 5 TN
JEFFERSON John M. 38 VA
JEFFERSON Mary 15 MO
WARD Robert 50 VA
WARD Nancy J. 40 KY
GRAHAM George 27 KY
GRAHAM caroline 20 LA
GRAHAM MArtha J. 3 IA
GRAHAM Louisa Bell 1 IA
BEECHEN John 23 KY
BEECHEN Mary MO
BUCKNER Harry 30 KY
BUCKNER Ruth 30 KY
BUCKNER Sarah E. 12 MO
BUXKNER William 4 IA
SMART George 50 KY
SMART Mary 45 MO
SMART William 19
SMART Andrew 17
SMART Thomas 15
SMART Ella 13
SMART Emma 8
SMART Minerva 5 IA
SMART JAmes A. 2 IA
SMART Mary E. 5/12 IA
REED or REEL, Charlotte 18 VA domestic
REED Edwin 2 IA
WASHINGTON, Geo 30 VA
WASHINGTON Jane 25 MO
WASHINGTON Lewis 1 IA
WASHINGTON W. Page 1 IA
WASHINGTON Samuel 1/12 IA May
CLAY, Wm. B. 44 VA
CLAY Lydia A. 38 KY
CLAY Delila 20 MO
CLAY Wilson 18 MO
CLAY Levi 11 Mo
CLAY William 3 IA
MILLER HArriet 66 VA
BURNAUGH, Samuel 49 VA
BURNAUGH Clianna 50 VA
BURNAUGH Thomas 19 MO
BURNAUGH Martha 18 MO
BURNAUGH Samuel 14 MO
St. CLAIR, Charles 50 KY drayman
ST. CLAIR Fanny 38 VA
ST. CLAIR Calvin 21 MO
ST. CLAIR Sarah 7 MO
GARRETT, Edward 50 KY
COULSON Maria 60 VA
COULSON Alfred 21 VA
DAVIS Matilda 23 MO
DAVIS Alice 2 IA
DAVIS Francis A. IA
COULSON, MAry 15 MO
VALENTINE, Delpha 30 MO housekeeper
COULSON, George 36 VA
COULSON Martha 25 MO
COULSON Frances E. 8 MO
COULSON Maria A. 6 IA
COULSON George W. 3 IA
COULSON Charles F. 1 IA
BEDFORD Lewis 50 VA
BEDFORD Mary A. 25 KY
WICKS, George 58 VA
WICKS Ellen 40 MO
WICKS bertha 3 IA
WICKS Mary E. 1 IA
SMITH Cynthia A. 12 MO
SMITH Jephthah 7 MO
SMITH Martha J. 5 MO
MCCRACKEN Samuel 28 TN barber married Sept
MCCRACKEN Parthena 20 IN
SCOTT, George 16 MO
MOSLEY Moses 40 KY drayman
MOSLEY Maria 41 MO
MOSLEY Dudley 15 MO
MOSLEY James Mitchell 11 MO
MOSLEY Susan A. 8 MO
MOSLEY William 3 IA
MOSLEY Agnes 54 VA
MOSLEY Edward 26 MO carpenter
NUNLEY Maggie 12 MO
NORTHCUTT Sanford 33 MO
NORTHCUTT Sarah 26 KY
NORTHCUTT Ella 1 IA
VALENTINE Jane 8 IA
HAYS John 20 NC
RICHMOND Elmer 18 SC
BRADWELL Rueben 17 MO
LEONARD JAmes 68 KY
LEONARD Lydia 60 KY
PAGE John 30 MO
WOODS Randall 32 MO white
WOODS Sarah 26 KY Black
WOODS Robert 5 IA
WOODS Eliza 3 IA
WOODS James 1 IA
MASTERSON JAne 65 VA housekeeping
ROP Lauvenia 13 MO farm help
CLEMMONS, S. 45 MD
CLEMMONS Mary 31 MD
CLEMMONS Maria E. 15 MO
CLEMMONS Mary Jane 12 MO
CLEMMONS James L. 9 MO
CLEMMONS William 6 MO
CLEMMONS Maurgarite A. 3 IA
CLEMMONS Vandalia 1 IA
WILSON, H.H. 47 GA teacher
MASON, Alfred
MASON Angeline (nee Moseley)
MASON Mary Ellen
MASON Ida
MASON Agnes
MASON Louisa A.
MASON William E.
MASON WIlkinson 53 VA
MASON Catherine 30 PN
MASON Della 7 IA
MASON Jesse 10/12 Aug IA
DAVIS, Charles H. 51 OH barber
DAVIS Mary 48 VA
DAVIS Mary E. 17 OH
DAVIS Charles W. 25 OH barber
DAVIS Hattie 20 PN
POSTON, James 34 MO
POSTON Harriet 38 VA
JACKSON, Nichols 33 MO
TEEMS, Robert 23 KY
TEEMS Esther J. 22 MO
TEEMS James W. 2 IA
TEEMS Edward 1/12 IA MAY
FORD, George 27 NC
FORD Isabella 28 SC
FORD Samuel R. 3 IA
FORD Catherine 1 IA
ARMS, Adam 58 VA
ARMS Perlina 38 MO
ARMS Lucy 11 MO
ARMS Mary Ella 3 IA
ARMS Minerva 1 IA
ALEXANDER, Benj 36 TN stone mason
ALEXNADER Agnes 22 MO
ALEXANDER Charlie W. 2 IA
ALEXANDER Horace 4/12 IA Feb
MCCALLISTER Henry 49 TN plasterer
MCCALLISTER Christiana 51 TN seamtress
MCCALLISTER John 19 MO
MCCALLISTER Wm Henry 17 IL
MCCALLISTER Christina 14 IL
WALKER, Frances 60 KY
JOHNSON Geo 8 MO
JOHNSON, Jackson 7 IA
BERRY Elias 30 VA
BERRY Louisa 25 MO
BERRY Isabel 3 IA
BERRY Olive 7/12 IA Nov
WATTS, William 50 KY stone mason- chrter member St. John's AME
WATTS Ellen 28 OH
WATTS Julia 15 MO
WATTS William 12 MO
WATTS Mary Jane 4 IA
THOMAS Mary 38 KY
SCOTT, Taylor 25 MO
SCOTT Melvina 24 MO
BROWN, Shelby 18 MO
HARRIS ? 26 MO barber
TAYLOR, Daniel 35 TN
TAYLOR Mary Jane 32 KY
TAYLOR Grant 4 IA
TAYLOR Augustus 2 IA
TAYLOR Jefferson 6 TN
THORNTON, Joseph 26 MO
THORNTON Maria 16 KY
BURNAUGH, Ira 56 VA
BURNAUGH Delilah 60 NC
BURNAUGH Mary 27 MO
BURNAUGH George 18 MO
BURNAUGH Henry 23 MO
BURNAUGH, Eliza 25 MO
BURNAUGH William 3 IA
BURNAUGH Della 1 IA
WASHINGTON, Geo 30 VA
WASHINGTON Jane 25 MO
WASHINGTON Lewis 1 IA
WASHINGTON W. Page 1 IA
WASHINGTON Samuel 1/12 IA May
FIDDLER, Edward 40 OH barber
FIDDLER Melvina 35 OH
FIDDLER Mary 18
FIDDLER Cornelia
FIDDLER Edward 15
FIDDLER Frank 11
FIDDLER David 8
FIDDLER Joseph 7
FIDDLER Ida 5 OH
FIDDLER Charles 3 IA
PHILLIPS Joseph 48 VA drayman
PHILLIPS Juda A. 49 MO
PHILLIPS Nathaniel 17 MO
PHILLIPS Amanda 13 MO
MOSELEY, Henry 35 MO barber
HUTSON, Henry 24 KY works in tanyard
HUTSON Sary J. 24 FL
DIOENS, Byron 22 MO
JOHNSON, Henry 41 KY
JOHNSON Annis 28 MO
JAMES, Henry 12 MO
JAMES Georgie A. 5 IA
JAMES Caltha 3 IA
JAMES William H. 1 IA
THOMAS, Cornelius 30 MS
THOMAS Anna 25 MO
THOMAS Lula B. 5 IA
THOMAS Brittain T. 3 IA
THOMAS Cora G. 9/12 Sept
JONES, Emerson 25 TN
JONES Francis 22 TN
WARD JAne 40 AL
JACKSON WIllie 3 IA
JACKSON Joseph 5 MO
CORNELIUS, Mary 46 KY
CORNELIUS Charley 3 IA
SCOTT Verden 13 MO
SMITH John 26 KY
ALEXANDER, Milford 31 MO Railroad
ALEXANDER Rachel 25 MO
ALEXANDER Joseph E. 10 MO
ALEXANDER Sarah A. 6 IA
ALEXANDER Stephen 3 IA
THOMAS John 48 VA basket maker
THOMAS Charlotte 50 VA
BAUGH John 32 MO
BAUGH Patsy 32 MO
BAUGH Charley 16 MO
THOMAS Lucy 47 VA
THOMAS Lewis R. 15 MO
THOMAS Mary M. 12 MO
THOMAS Martha A. 9 MO
THOMAS Ida May 4 IA
BROWN, Philip 19 MO
BROWN Aaron 17 MO
WASHINGTON, James 42 KY
WASHINGTON Mary 34 VA
WASHINGTON Levi 16 MO
WASHINGTON Amanda 15 MO
WASHINGTON John W. 13 MO
WASHINGTON Addie 10 MO
WASHINGTON Richard 8 MO
WASHINGTON Elmer 7 MO
WASHINGTON Lincoln 4 IA
WASHINGTON Ulyssus G. 2 IA
WASHINGTON Thomas 4/12 IA Feb
MCNEAL, Elias 30 SC
MCNEAL Maggie 29 VA
MCNEAL JAne E. 4 IA
MCNEAL Sarah A. 2 IA
MCNEAL Douglas 9 MO
ALEXANDER, Felix 55 KY stone mason
ALEXANDER Sarah A. 38 GA
MARTIN Robert 26 MO
MARTIN Harriet 28 VA
MARTIN Laura A. 1 MO
SIYLES, John B. 7 MO
BEDFORD Jerry 30 MO lumberyard
BEDFORD Mary A. 22 AK
BEDFORD Estella 6/12 IA Dec
HOWARD William 18 KY barber
JACKSON, Nathan 57 VA
JACKSON Adaline 37 VA
JACKSON Lucinda 2 IA
JACKSON Elias 1 IA
ROSS Henry Clay 37 KY
ROSS Elizabeth 39 VA
ROSS Lorena 13 MO
ROSS Louisa 11 MO
ROSS Susanna 8 MO
ROSS Mary J. 6 IA
ROSS William H. 4 IA
ROSS Sarah A. 2 IA
WATTSON Edward 30 AK
WATTSON Jane 35 KY
WATTSON James 3/12 IA MAy
LOGAN Henry 54 KY
LOGAN Permelia 54 KY
LOGAN Green 19 MO
LOGAN America 8 MO
RESIN William 49 VA
RESIN Amanda 34 MO
RESIN Forench S. 17 MO
RESIN Mary 15 MO
RESIN Benjamen 5 IA
HARRIS or MASON Frederick 26 MO barber
HARRIS Sarah 27 MO
RISK Henry 27 KY barber
FORD, William 41 MO
FORD Louisa 35 KY
FORD Elizabeth 11 MO
FORD Eliza 6 MO
FORD Fanny 5 MO
FORD William 4 MO
CONNER, James 62 VA
CONNER Jane 46 VA
CONNER Ashbury 15 OH
CONNER Malvina 11 OH
CONNER Charles 7 OH
CONNER Lincoln 5 IA
PITTS John 54 KY
PITTS Frankie 60 KY
LEWIS Robert 42 KY
LEWIS Frances J. 18 IA
LEWIS Alex 2 IA
LEWIS Paulina 11/12 IA July
TURNER Matt 35 AK
TURNER Sarah 3? MO
BROWN Henry 50 MO
BROWN Frank 14 Mo
BROWN Scott 21 unknown
HEDGE John W. 24 AK
HEDGE Rilda 22 IL
HEDGE Elias 50 AK
HEDGE Eliza 41 AK
TEGG Lotta 4 IA
TEGG Stephen L. 3 IA
BYSHER John 22 MO
BYSHER Mary 25 MO
BYSHER Lutisha 2 IA
WATSON Thomas 45 TN
WATSON Adaline 40 TN
WATSON Mary 10
WATSON Nettie 8
WATSON Sally 5
HOLMES, Jerimiah 44 AL
HOLMES Elizabeth 33 VA
HOLMES Albert A. 14 IA
HOLMES Mary A. 12 IA
HOLMES Everet B. 9 IA
HOLMES Anna B. 8 IA
HOLMES Milly K. 7 IA
HOLMES Clara 4 IA
HOLMES James W. 7 IA
MCDANIEL Charles 11 IA
ROY Warren 36 MD
ROY Juda 34 VA
ROY Nancy 12 MO
ROY Matilda 10 MO
ROY Hannah 11 MO
ROY Warren 8 MO
ROY Elizabeth 5 IA
ROY William 4 MO
ROY Charley 1
WATSON Thomas 45 TN
WATSON Adaline 40 TN
WATSON Mary 10 TN
WATSON Nettie 8 TN
WATSON Sally 5 TN
JEFFERSON John M. 38 VA
JEFFERSON Mary 15 MO
WARD Robert 50 VA
WARD Nancy J. 40 KY
GRAHAM George 27 KY
GRAHAM caroline 20 LA
GRAHAM Martha J. 3 IA
GRAHAM Louisa Bell 1 IA
BEECHEN John 23 KY
BEECHEN Mary MO
BUCKNER Harry 30 KY
BUCKNER Ruth 30 KY
BUCKNER Sarah E. 12 MO
BUCKNER William 4 IA
SMART George 50 KY
SMART Mary 45 MO
SMART William 19
SMART Andrew 17
SMART Thomas 15
SMART Ella 13
SMART Emma 8
SMART Minerva 5 IA
SMART JAmes A. 2 IA
SMART Mary E. 5/12 IA
REED or REEL, Charlotte 18 VA domestic
REED Edwin 2 IA
This is through Wayne township and includes the town of Mt. Pleasant where the majority of African Americans lived in Henry County.
MARTIN Harriet 28 VA
MARTIN Laura A. 1 MO
SIYLES, John B. 7 MO
BEDFORD Jerry 30 MO

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