A group photo taken when they held their Christmas prom in 1944 in Milwaukee, WI. Photo contains member's Mother and Uncle.
Descendents of Joyce Brown's Gr. Grandmother Henrietta Henley born in 1848 and died 1942.
Here is 1920's African American, Blues Pianist, Arranger, and Band Leader, Charles A. Matson & his Creole Serenaders playing "Taint Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do" Composed by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins. Mr. Matson is the grand uncle of member Carol J. Matson Calvin.
21 Apr 1931 "Sensational Mood," Hunter was trained by Josiah Waddle, the first African American musician to organize a band in Omaha, around 1915.
May be helpful in searching for relatives. Check dates, don't assume all ancestors were slaves.
If you never saw an add for sale of slaves, how would you feel if the add matched when your ancestors were in that community?
Combined blank form with extract from actual Slave Schedule
Completed Slave Schedule that lists slaves as numbers under owner with their age, sex and sometimes color. In searching for ancestor, look for someone that matches their age and sex in 1860.