looking for the father of Peter Dixon born Nov 1840 in Nicholas county Ky, died 1915 Henderson ky. He was black

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Freedman's Bank Records show "Name of Master: Arch Dixon"

I'm not sure what that means.

Peter Dixon

 in the Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871

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    Name: Peter Dixon
    Account Date: 1 Mar 1866
    Birth County: Nicholas
    Birth State: Kentucky
    Residence County: Henderson
    Residence State: Kentucky
    Based on my understanding of the way the record is structured, Arch Dixon was the employer of Peter Dixon. Most likely his former slave master, but since this is post Emancipation, he is now a freed man. Odds are that Arch Dixon was the one who gave his name to Peter Dixon, but is most likely not a relative.

    In looking at this in more detail, the "Freedman Bank" was a Savings and Loan put in place by Lincoln to give freed slaves a place to invest their money (since many institutions wouldn't take their money).

    http://search.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=8755

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    His death certificate states that the informant, Ed Dixon, does not know the names of his parents. I would suggest checking with the county clerk of Nicholas County, Kentucky.

    http://nicholascounty.ky.gov/elected/CountyClerk/Pages/default.aspx
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