2 Replies Latest reply on May 10, 2021 12:53 PM by Diane Richard

    Seeking master list of NC Freedmen's Schools

    Diane Richard Newbie

      Hello, Is there a master list of NC Freedmen's Schools supervised by the Freedmen's Bureau in the immediate post-Civil War years? Though I am aware of M1909 which covers the field offices of NC and has a few references to schools (there is a student list for Thomasville School, Davidson County, NC), and can be accessed here, https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1462504, as well as M844 (Records of the Superintendent of Education for the state of North Carolina Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1870) which can be accessed here,  https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2427894 -- I am having trouble trying to determine what post-Civil war schools for the formerly enslaved may have existed in Watauga County, NC as supervised by the Freedmen's Bureau.

       

      From what I have been able to see, it appears that the schools were given very localized names (and indexers have confused Boon's Cross Roads in Northampton Co, NC with Boone located in Watauga Co) and without a master list, it's hard to figure out where within the target county schools may have existed. Short of looking through all of M844, is there a way to pinpoint possibly relevant schools? Thanks!