African American Archives
Additional off-site African American Research links

Biographies and Memoirs
Noah B. "Busteye" Shaw - "Hometown Chauffer"
Recollections contributed by Mary Ann Pate Hormuth
Mattie Ellie Holman Durden
This is a link to the Handbook of Texas online.
Wild Man of the Navidad
Various articles and links related to stories of an African-American eventually sold into slavery in Refugio Co.
If anyone has any further information and/or stories, please contact me.
Cemetery Records
Austwell African-American Cemetery
Complete listing
Community Cemetery - Refugio
Complete listing
Community Cemetery - Refugio
Photographs of the older tombstones...
O'Connor Ranch Cemetery #2
Complete listing
African-American Cemeteries in Texas - Listings Online
Census Records
1850 Slave Schedule - Refugio County
1860 Slave Schedule - Refugio County
1860 Freedmen - Refugio Post Office - Refugio County - Page 52 of the Census
1860 Slave Schedule - San Patricio County
1860 Slave Schedule - Bee County
1860 Slave Schedule - Calhoun County
Bethlehem Free Baptist Church - Organized 1873 - San Antonio River Community - Anaqua
Mount Pilgrim Free Baptist Church - Refugio - 1934
African-American Congregation
Andrews to Holbrook - 1852 - Conveyance of Negro girl, Mary
Holbrook to McGrew - 1854 - Conveyance of Negro girl, Mary
Betts to Fagan - 1854 - Conveyance of Negro woman, Hannah
Rogers to Dorsett - 1856 - Conveyance of Negress, Emily
Parker to Kuykendall - 1856 - Conveyance of Negro girl, Harriet
Parker to Kuykendall - 1856 - Conveyance of Negro boy, Henderson

Dunman to Dunman - 1856 - Conveyance of Negro family

Dunman to Dunman - 1856 - Conveyance of Negro Boy Bob

Letter from Wm. D. Barbour of Matagorda to
Archbishop Odin of New Orleans - Sep 1864
References to slaves, Avena and Silvia, James Byrne and Mrs. Stanley
Marriages - African-American - Book A, Refugio Co.
Other Records
1867 Voter Registration
This is the first official record of "free blacks" after emancipation.
Texas Slave Narratives

Freedmen's Bureau - Texas
Miscellaneous Records Relating to Murders and Other 
Criminal Offenses Committed against Union men and Freedmen in Texas 1865 - 1869

Freedmen's Bureau - Texas Handbook Online
Forever Free
19th Century African-American Legislators and Constitution Convention Delegates of Texas
This is a wonderful online exhibit prepared by the Texas State Library.  
Newspaper Articles
Victoria Sheriff Cleared of Old Charge - November 1933
Sheriff is cleared of a charge of killing a Negro in the Garcitas Community in January 1902.
J.L. Shaw - "Mammy Jodie" - Seriously Ill - 1934
Negroes to Vote in July 28th Primary - 1934
School Records
1893 - Refugio Co. Teachers
1893 - Teachers Applying for Examination
1906 - Register of Teachers' Certificates
There are listings for 16 teachers - 15 are African-American.
Barefield PTA Draws Crowd - January 1964
Barefield School Student Council - 1965
This was a student council for middle school.
Tax Records
Slave Owners - 1863 - Per Tax Records



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