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Freedman's Bureau 1965 Documents

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Freedman's Bureau April of 1965 Documents.

  • Contract of Employment between Marcus C Elcan and Freedman's Bureau.[1]

Know all men by these present That I M.C. Elcan and the undersign laborers, both of the county of Buckingham County do mutually agree and find ourselves to be required by the following writings. It is being the following between Mr. M.C. Elcan and laborers they are to work for him from the fourth day of April eighteen hundred sixty five to the twenty fifth day of December eighteen hundred sixty five upon the following terms named. for one third of the wheat that are made after reserving seed which was sixty three bushels, one third of oats that are made after reserving seed which was one hundred thirty five bushels, one third of the corn, one third of the [?] seven crops, one half of the sweet potatoes, one half of the peas, one half of the watermelons, one half of the corn, & fodder I get from [?].

signed: M.C. Elcan

First Name Age Birth Year Sex Residence
Issac Brown Male Buckingham, Virginia. Samuel, Father's Will
Collins Davenport 46 1824 Male Buckingham, Virginia
David Davenport 50 1815 Male Buckingham, Virginia
Harrison Brumley Male Buckingham, Virginia
Archer Brown Male Buckingham, Virginia.
Peter Brown Male Buckingham, Virginia
Patience Brown Female Buckingham, Virginia
Caroline Smith 40 1825 Female Buckingham, Virginia
Callie Young Female Buckingham, Virginia
Lucy Washington Female Buckingham, Virginia
Lucy Ann Langhorn Female Buckingham, Virginia
Annie Smith 15 1850 Female Buckingham, Virginia
Mary Haskins 27 1838 Female Buckingham, Virginia



  1. U.S., Freedmen's Bureau Records, 1865-1878, NARA Series Number:: M1913; NARA Reel Number:: 62; NARA Record Group Number:: 105; NARA - https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/546294:62309?tid=&pid=&queryId=55d6f948eae2457bd5cfd1a560cddc78&_phsrc=uHH2778&_phstart=successSource

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