African-American Genealogy

FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS

African-Americans can be found on many pages of this web site. However, these are a few links that may be of special interest.

Slave Transactions

Tenant and Share-crop Contracts

La Grange Baptist Association

1850 Slave Schedule Surname Index

1850 Slave Schedule Image Files

1860 Slave Schedule Surname Index

1860 Slave Schedule Image Files

1867 Voter Registration List

This list includes the names of former slaves who now had the right to vote.

1867 Yellow Fever Epidemic in La Grange

1890 Union Soldier Schedule

The Rhone Family of Fayette County, Texas

An online exhibit of photographs presented by the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Footprints of Fayette Articles

These articles were written by members of the Fayette County Historical Commission. They first appeared in the weekly column, "Footprints of Fayette," which is published in local newspapers.

African Americans Help Save La Grange

How Did My African-American Ancestors Get Here?

Armstrong Colony — A Freedmen's Settlement

Bethlehem African Methodist Episcopal Church—An Historic Landmark

Theodore Sylvester Boone

Elijah Campbell - Rural Route Postman

The Catley Family of Fayette County, Texas

The Charles Clemons Story—If a Tree Could Talk

Whales Clemons, African American Pioneer

Connersville Primitive Baptist Church African American Museum

My Name is Joe Griffin

The Tom Lee Story

William Roderick Little, Blacksmith-Ledbetter

Double Curbs in Fayetteville, Texas [R. D. Nicholson]

Dr. William Primm, an Early Fayette County Plantation Owner

Randolph School

David Rivers

The Era of the Colored School in Round Top, Texas

Runaway Slave Sold For Expenses

St. Paul's AME Church

Mollie E. Hodge-Smith and J. Frank Smith

The Stuermer Store - Ledbetter (Fayette County), Texas

The Will Taylor Family History - African American Pioneers of Winchester, Texas

The Old Union Church, La Grange, Texas

From Plantation Community to Boom Town and Bust — The African American Presence in Winchester, Texas

Wright's Park

 

Mt. Olive Museum & Cultural Center

Housed in an old African-American school building, this museum features the history of the Armstrong Colony, an early settlement of freed slaves. Among its holdings are records of slave transactions. Located at 835 Armstrong Derry Rd, Waelder, TX, phone (361) 865-2902. Hours: Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 3 p.m. Call for special tours.

Fayette Heritage Museum & Archives

Working to increase archives files and museum exhibits pertinent to early African Americans. Click on link for more information.

African-American Cemeteries

Barfield Family
Rabb's Prairie

Barton's Creek
Kirtley

Besade Methodist
Winchester

Big Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal
Cozy Corner

Cedar Creek
Muldoon

Cistern Black

Croft/Conline
Round Top

Darden Memorial
Willow Springs

Flatonia Black - Rest Haven

Flowers
Winchester

Gay Hill Black

Gravel Hill
La Grange/Rutersville

Harkins Family
Muldoon

Henson
Muldoon

Hill Cemetery on Hinze Farm
Round Top

Hillebrand Black
Park

Indian Hill
Rabb's Prairie

La Grange Black

Old La Grange Black

Jim Larkins Grave
La Grange

Little Bethel Community
Cozy Corner

Massadonia Hill
Rabbs Prairie

Elijah Mathews Grave
Winchester

McCook Family
Cistern

Miscellaneous Graves

Moore
Warda

Morrow
Schulenburg

Mt. Olive African Methodist-Episcopal
West Point

Mt. Olive Black
Elm Grove/Armstrong Colony

Mt. Pilgrim
Fayetteville

Mt. Zion
Plum

Mulberry

Nassau Black
Round Top/Winedale

Navidad Corinthian Baptist
Schulenburg/Lyons

Negro Grave
High Hill

Negro Grave
Schulenburg

Pine Grove Black
Warda

Plum Grove Black

Primm Black
Kirtley

Richter Hill Black
Round Top

St. James Black
Plum

St. Mathews Black

Schulenburg Community

Shaw
Holman

Shiloh
Winchester

Spencer Slack Grave

Smerny Black
Ellinger

Spring Hill Missionary Baptist
Fayetteville

Stephens Chapel Methodist
Schulenburg

Townsend
Carmine

Williams
Black Jack Springs

 

Other Links

History of the LaGrange Baptist District Association, organized August 7, 1874

Connersville Primitive Baptist Church African American Museum