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14 Wharfside StreetCharleston, SC 29401
Museum open 10am to 5pm (last entry 4:00 PM) Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday.
IAAM will challenge, illuminate, inspire and, ultimately, will move people to action.
14 Wharfside Street — Charleston, SC 29401
Oct 10, 2019
Containing marriage licenses from
Colleton County, South Carolina, 1911-1951, this database is near the sites of
two former ports of the enslaved during the 19th century. You can
also track the earliest recorded marriages of African Americans for the area.
I searched for Albert Newton, the name of the ancestor, to find
this marriage record. Knowing that he would have been enslaved prior to 1865,
makes him older. Sixty was around the age he would have married.
Ages and names can be difficult to match for African Americans.
Albert’s wife was recorded as Anah Mingo in FamilySearch, however, on the
license it looked like it was spelled Annah. Finding more records can give you
other ways of spelling names. Each different spelling should be recorded.
We need to access the Research Wiki to discover more records for
Albert Newton. This will help to determine more ways his and his wife’s name
were spelled, and we can find them on records using those names.
In order to find more resources for Albert Newton, you need to find more records generated in Colleton County, South Carolina. The easiest place to do this is by searching the Research Wiki at FamilySearch for that county:
Next, you need to find records that were generated during
the time he lived in Colleton County. These resources are online and offline.
Try searching online for him first.
For example, search these places first:
Any new places you discover that are not listed on the Research Wiki can be entered there, making it easier for the next person who comes along. You can also let me know of any resources, and I can add them. I am the FamilySearch moderator for South Carolina: SavingStories
Here is a death certificate that could match Albert Newton:
Anna Newton was his wife. He was born around 1856 which is
close to the age he would have been in enslavement. How else could we prove or
rule out this as being the correct death certificate? Let us know in our Facebook Group.
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