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Walking Tour of Salisbury's Black History: Georgetown and Beyond

By Allison Stancil March 11, 2022
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Cemetery Houston Cemetery
First Name Solomon T.
Surname Houston
Birth Date b. 1832 Oct 27
Death Date 1916 January 12
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Cemetery Houston Cemetery
County Wicomico
First Name Solomon T.
Surname Houston
Notes m. Annie Marie Houston, cemetery marker
Birth Date b. 1832 Oct 27
Age
Father
Mother
Death Date 1916 January 12
State Maryland
County Worcester
Seller Parsons, George of I
Buyer Houston, Levin
Slave Easter 51 yo, Eliza Hesther 15 yo
Year 1849
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County Worcester
Liber EDM 2
Folio 386
Seller Parsons, George of I
Buyer Houston, Levin
Slave Easter 51 yo, Eliza Hesther 15 yo
Additional Information (price, other items) $450; Houston is free coloured man; Easter is his wife & Eliza is daughter of Levin & Easter
Year 1849
Date 17 mar 1849
Sold out of state or to possible slave dealer No
State Maryland
Location Salisbury
Name Association or Topic Fooks, Henry
Date (year/month/day) 1833/9/14
Assorted Information Conveyed to Lemuel DENNIS of John $300 lot in Salisbury where Cutter TOWNSEND, free negro, lives between Church & Broad Sts adoiningj Baptist Church and pond
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Location Salisbury
Name Association or Topic Fooks, Henry
Date (year/month/day) 1833/9/14
Type of Record WO Deed
Number of Record (book:liber) AZ:333
Assorted Information Conveyed to Lemuel DENNIS of John $300 lot in Salisbury where Cutter TOWNSEND, free negro, lives between Church & Broad Sts adoiningj Baptist Church and pond
State Maryland
Surname African Methodist Episcopal Church in Salisbury
Date 1838/8/18
Type and Location of Source WO Land Record
Description William Williams (of John) & Annes, his wife, of Somerset, to Levin Houston, Elijah Pinkett, George Pollitt, George James & Micajah Toadvine, trustees, African Methodist Episcopal Church in Salisbury, $50, lot of land near Salisbury part of a tract called “Rais Ground Lott” ["Race Ground"] on the county road leading from Salisbury to the Cross roads, containing 1/4 ac
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Surname African Methodist Episcopal Church in Salisbury
First Name
Date 1838/8/18
Type and Location of Source WO Land Record
Source Reference GMH1:468
Description William Williams (of John) & Annes, his wife, of Somerset, to Levin Houston, Elijah Pinkett, George Pollitt, George James & Micajah Toadvine, trustees, African Methodist Episcopal Church in Salisbury, $50, lot of land near Salisbury part of a tract called “Rais Ground Lott” ["Race Ground"] on the county road leading from Salisbury to the Cross roads, containing 1/4 ac
Surname Williams
Date 1838/8/18
Type and Location of Source WO Land Records
Description William Williams (of John) & Annes, his wife, of Somerset, to Levin Houston, Elijah Pinkett, George Pollitt, George James & Micajah Toadvine, trustees, African Methodist Episcopal Church in Salisbury, $50, lot of land near Salisbury part of a tract called “Rais Ground Lott” [Race Ground] on the county road leading from Salisbury to the Cross roads containing 1/4 ac
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Surname Williams
First Name William of John
Date 1838/8/18
Type and Location of Source WO Land Records
Source Reference GMH1:468
Description William Williams (of John) & Annes, his wife, of Somerset, to Levin Houston, Elijah Pinkett, George Pollitt, George James & Micajah Toadvine, trustees, African Methodist Episcopal Church in Salisbury, $50, lot of land near Salisbury part of a tract called “Rais Ground Lott” [Race Ground] on the county road leading from Salisbury to the Cross roads containing 1/4 ac
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Surname Parsons
Date 1866/11/24
Type and Location of Source WO Land Records
Description Benjamin Parsons, administrator of George Leonard, colored, deceased, to James A. Parsons, $150, lot in Salisbury near the African Church containing 1 rood George Leonard bought from Annis Williams 7/31/1858 recorded in WET1:331
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Surname Parsons
First Name Benjamin, Administrator of George Leonard
Date 1866/11/24
Type and Location of Source WO Land Records
Source Reference GHR2:503
Description Benjamin Parsons, administrator of George Leonard, colored, deceased, to James A. Parsons, $150, lot in Salisbury near the African Church containing 1 rood George Leonard bought from Annis Williams 7/31/1858 recorded in WET1:331
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Surname Hooper
Date 1865/8/22
Type and Location of Source WO Land Records
Description John T. Hooper & Leah, his wife, of Somerset, to Richard Parker, of Worcester, $500, lot in Salisbury near the coloured peoples church; lot now occupied by Solomon Houston, Jr; reserving the use of the well on said lot for the one adjoining & also the alley to be kept open; containing 123 ft on the N & S side & 44 ft on the E & W side
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Surname Hooper
First Name John T. & Leah
Date 1865/8/22
Type and Location of Source WO Land Records
Source Reference GHR1:671
Description John T. Hooper & Leah, his wife, of Somerset, to Richard Parker, of Worcester, $500, lot in Salisbury near the coloured peoples church; lot now occupied by Solomon Houston, Jr; reserving the use of the well on said lot for the one adjoining & also the alley to be kept open; containing 123 ft on the N & S side & 44 ft on the E & W side
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Surname Gordy
Date 1851/5/31
Type and Location of Source WO Land Records
Description Samuel Gordy & Leah M., his wife, to Abraham Leonard, free black, $44 lot near the colored church in Salisbury & on the N side of main road from Salisbury to the big hill & in the forks of another road leading from the hill to Salisbury
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Surname Gordy
First Name Samuel
Date 1851/5/31
Type and Location of Source WO Land Records
Source Reference EDM4:109
Description Samuel Gordy & Leah M., his wife, to Abraham Leonard, free black, $44 lot near the colored church in Salisbury & on the N side of main road from Salisbury to the big hill & in the forks of another road leading from the hill to Salisbury
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County Wicomico
Name of Deceased Veteran WEST, GEORGE
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County Wicomico
Cemetery Name and Gravesite Information HOUSTON CEMETERY, SALISBURY ? Commerce Street at Ward Street, south of the intersection of Ward and U.S. Route 50. Here are buried at least four Civil War veterans. There are many gravestones which date from this era which have American Flags suggesting many other Civil War veterans are buried here as well.
Name of Deceased Veteran WEST, GEORGE
Information About Veteran and Gravestone Private, Company G, 19th Infantry, U.S.C.T
County Wicomico
Name of Deceased Veteran LAYFIELD, ALFRED
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County Wicomico
Cemetery Name and Gravesite Information HOUSTON CEMETERY, SALISBURY ? Commerce Street at Ward Street, south of the intersection of Ward and U.S. Route 50. Here are buried at least four Civil War veterans. There are many gravestones which date from this era which have American Flags suggesting many other Civil War veterans are buried here as well.
Name of Deceased Veteran LAYFIELD, ALFRED
Information About Veteran and Gravestone Private, Company B, 9th Infantry, U.S.C.T., DOD July 9, 1909 ? served under the name ?Lafewell? or ?Leafwell?
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County Wicomico
Name of Deceased Veteran FOWLER, JOHN
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County Wicomico
Cemetery Name and Gravesite Information HOUSTON CEMETERY, SALISBURY ? Commerce Street at Ward Street, south of the intersection of Ward and U.S. Route 50. Here are buried at least four Civil War veterans. There are many gravestones which date from this era which have American Flags suggesting many other Civil War veterans are buried here as well.
Name of Deceased Veteran FOWLER, JOHN
Information About Veteran and Gravestone Private, Company K, 19th Infantry, U.S.C.T.
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County Wicomico
Probate Date 12/28/1891
Name of Deceased Elsey Leonard [black 1880 census]
Heirs Mary A. Leonard and Martha A. Leonard [Black]
Black Individuals Mentioned in Will the house and lot where I now live in the Georgetown part of Salisbury and lying west of the colored people's church
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County Wicomico
Folio Number ELW1:265
Probate Date 12/28/1891
Name of Deceased Elsey Leonard [black 1880 census]
Heirs Mary A. Leonard and Martha A. Leonard [Black]
Black Individuals Mentioned in Will the house and lot where I now live in the Georgetown part of Salisbury and lying west of the colored people's church
County Wicomico
Probate Date 9/1/1894
Name of Deceased Winder Morris [black 1880 census]
Heirs Winder Morris - son and Mary Morris
Black Individuals Mentioned in Will the home and lot, in the part of Salisbury called Georgetown where I now reside fronting on East Church Street 66 feet and running back to Broad St.
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County Wicomico
Folio Number ELW1: 331
Probate Date 9/1/1894
Name of Deceased Winder Morris [black 1880 census]
Heirs Winder Morris - son and Mary Morris
Black Individuals Mentioned in Will the home and lot, in the part of Salisbury called Georgetown where I now reside fronting on East Church Street 66 feet and running back to Broad St.
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County Wicomico
Probate Date 4/21/1896
Name of Deceased Margaret Leonard [possibly Black 1870/1880 census]
Heirs George W. Leonard of C. - husband
Black Individuals Mentioned in Will house and lot where I now live in Salisbury adjoining the A.M.C.P. Church lot on the east.
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County Wicomico
Folio Number ELW1:357
Probate Date 4/21/1896
Name of Deceased Margaret Leonard [possibly Black 1870/1880 census]
Heirs George W. Leonard of C. - husband
Black Individuals Mentioned in Will house and lot where I now live in Salisbury adjoining the A.M.C.P. Church lot on the east.
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