Slaves at the Clydesdale Plantation of D E Huger, Beaufort, SC, 1855

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Hector Powell 1864 Purchase per Army, Navy, Marine Service. Deed Book 003, Certificate No. 29, Beaufort, SC (Transcribed)

  • Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina

Hector Powell Purchase, Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina, Deed Book 003, Page 486-488, U.S. Direct Tax Commissioners & Hector Powell, Army, Navy, or Marine Service, Certificate No. 29

This certifies that at a sale of lands under and by virtue of the provisions of the Eleventh Sections of an Act entitled “An Act for the Collection of Direct Taxes in Insurrectionary Districts Within the United States, and for Other Purposes” approved June 7, 1862 and under and by virtue of the direction and instructions of the President of the United States issued in pursuance of the aim, under date of September 16, 1863, held pursuant to due notice at Beaufort, in the District of Beaufort, in the State of South Carolina, on the twentieth day of January, in the year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, the tract or parcel of land herein after set forth situate in the town of Beaufort in the District of Beaufort and state aforesaid, and described as follows, to wit: All of Lot B in Block (34) according the plat recorded in the office of the United States District Tax Commissions for the District of South Carolina, was sold and struck off to Hector Powell for the sum of four hundred and fifty five dollars, he being the highest bidder for the same, and having served faithfully as a volunteer in the Army of the Militia States, a Private in Co E SC Volunteers, for the full period of three months, and that being the highest sum bidden for the same, the receipt of one-fourth thereof is being acknowledged and conferred, and it is hereby expressly stipulated and agreed between the United States and the said purchaser, that the residue of said purchase money shall be paid in three years from the date of said purchase, and that this certificate is given, subject to the condition that he, his heirs or assigns, shall commit no waste upon said premises, and in case he or they shall fail to pay the residue of said purchase money within the time here limited for the payment thereof, to wit, the period of three years, or shall, at any time prior to the full purchase money in cash or certificates of indebtedness of the United States, with interest, if any, due upon the same, together, with costs, commit any waste, it shall and may be lawful for the United States Direct Tax Commissioners, for the State aforesaid, or their successors in office, to enter upon the said premises and to sell the same for the payment of the purchase money due the United States, interest if any, and costs, returning the surplus, if any there shall be, to the said purchaser, his heirs or assigns, holding the same. And the certificate is also subject to all the provisions of said act, and of the act amendatory of the same approved February 6, 1863.

Given under our hands, at Beaufort, in the district of Beaufort, in the State aforesaid, this third day of February A.D. 1864. A.D. Smith, W.C. Wording, William Henry Brisbane, U.S. Direct Tax Commissioners for the District of South Carolina

For value received, I hereby assign Transfer and ____over to Charles Smith, his heirs and assigns the within certificate and all my right title and interest in and to the land described therein to have and hold, the same to him and his assigns forever.

In witness whereof, I have herein to set my hand and seal this twentieth day of May in the year of Our Lord, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.

Hector Powell (Seal) (50 cts U.S. Revenue)

Witnesses to Signature: H.G. Judd , E.H. Judd, Officers United States Direct Tax Commission. Beaufort, South Carolina, January 15th 1868

We hereby certify that the property described in Army, Navy and Marine Certificate, No. 29, known as “Lot B” in Block No. 34 of the town plat of Beaufort, S.C., on Port Royal Island, in the District of Beaufort, State of South Carolina, was duly sold to Hector Powell, the purchaser named in said certificate, whereof Charles Smith, appears to be the assignee, and the purchase money therefore has been fully paid by Charles Smith, that said property had not been redeemed, in accordance with any provisions of law, relating to the Direct Tax, and that the time within which a redemption thereof could have been made, according to law, has expired.

William Henry Brisbane, W.E. Wording, U.S. Direct Tax Commissioners for the District of South Carolina

Recorded this 7th day of August A.D. 1869 and certified by.

Pvt Hector Powell (1824-1907) Union Co. E, 33 Regiment US Colored Troops

  • Beaufort, S.C., Darien Mcintosh, Georgia

Hector Powell - Life Story Narrative

Freedman's Bureau records at Beaufort, South Carolina reveal that Private Hector Powell was born into slavery in December 1824 at Darien, McIntosh County, Georgia, and that he faithfully served his country during the Civil War. He was the son of Clarinda and Tom Powell, who were also Georgia-born slaves. His siblings were, brothers Isaac and Tom, and sister Bina. He married Sarah ca. 1850. Freedman's Bureau Field Office military records notated that Hector was "not free" as of April 19, 1861. Hector was active in the Militia in 1863.

A search of slave records reveal that the first names of Hector, his wife Sarah, his mother Clarinda, his sister Bina, brothers Tom and Isaac, and Isaac's wife Penda and daughter Tamah are all listed on the 19 Nov 1855 Clydesdale Plantation estate inventory list of slaves for D.E. Huger in Beaufort, South Carolina.

On November 1, 1862, two months before President Abraham Lincoln's January 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation speech to eliminate slavery, Hector Powell, age 33, enlisted as a Private for a three-year tour in the Union Army at Beaufort, South Carolina. On January 31, 1863, Hector was mustered in at Beaufort and joined the newly- organized battle unit troops, the Company E, 33rd Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry.

Besides his Army infantry service, Hector's pension files reflect his Navy service on board the USS Madgie steam vessel with the Company E 1st South Carolina Infantry. That ship and crew played an important role in patrolling and protecting the coastal waters off the Atlantic seaboard from Jacksonville to South Carolina.

Private Hector Powell was honored for his service to his country. His name appears on Plaque #B-49 of the Washington D.C. African American Civil War Memorial dedicated to the service of volunteer Colored Soldiers.

A search of military records reveals that Hector Powell's brother, Isaac Powell, age 35, born ca. 1830 in McIntosh, Georgia, also enlisted for three years as a Private in the Company E 33 Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry on December 14, 1862 at St. Simon's Island, Glynn County Georgia. The two brothers were mustered out at Charleston, South Carolina on January 21, 1866. On April 1st 1866, Hector signed an employment agreement with Henry G. Ely of Port Royal Island, whereby Hector would plant and maintain 3 1/2 acres of corn.

As found in the Beaufort, S.C. Old Tax Deed record book Number 3, pages 486-488, per Contract No. 29, Hector Powell purchased Lot 4 in Block 34 at Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina on February 3, 1864, in accordance with the Army, Navy, and Marine Service Act. He transferred the property to Charles Smith in 1867.

According to the 1868 Freedman's Bureau Record No. 2822, after the Civil War, Hector Powell, farmer, and wife Sarah, lived at Horsepond Place on Shell Road in Beaufort, South Carolina. The 1870 and 1880 US Census reports verified his Beaufort residency. Hector and his wife Sarah farmed their land together. In later years, he declared that he could read and speak English, but he could not write. Sarah never was able to read or write, but she spoke English.

After the war, Beaufort's population was made up of approximately 95% black slaves, along with their children and grandchildren. In 1893, a devastating category 3 hurricane and cyclone sea storm with 20 foot waves and a 10 to 12 foot surge inundated Beaufort. It decimated the farm lands, and left nearly 3,500 residents dead in its wake. Hector and Sarah left Beaufort and removed to Darien, McIntosh, Georgia, where he applied for his Civil War pension.

In the 1900 Census, Hector and Sarah, in their mid- 70s, declared their 50 years of marriage. They now resided with brother Isaac Powell and his wife Pender of 50 years, along with other family members. Darien land tax records indicate that Hector was still a farmer in Darien, McIntosh District 217 and owned 14 acres, with a property aggregate value of $122.

At the time of Hector’s death, he and Sarah had been married for nearly 60 years. They never reported any children. Hector died on December 28, 1907 in his hometown of Darien, McIntosh Georgia, having lived a long life of 83 years. His brother Isaac died five months later, on 28 May 1908. Sarah Powell was approved for her widow's pension in 1907. Isaac's wife (sic) Prender Powell was approved for her widow's pension in 1908 as well.

Slaves at the Clydesdale Plantation of D E Huger, Charleston, SC, 1855

  • Clydesdale Plantation, Beaufort, SC

The estate inventory of D E Huger of Beaufort, SC, filed 19 Nov 1855, lists the names of enslaved ancestors at Clydesdale Plantation.

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Names indexed in this document were:

· D E Huger - Estate

· McMillan C King

· Charles M Cheves

· Langdon Cheves Jr

· Charles - slave

· Sylvia - slave

· Isaac - slave

· Sue - slave

· Will - slave

· Lizzy - slave

· Thomas - slave

· Patience - slave

· Abby - slave

· Sarah - slave

· Scipio - slave

· John - slave

· Tena - slave

· Chitta - slave

· Brister - slave

· Lizzy - slave

· Tyrah - slave

· Juliet - slave

· Maria - slave

· Adam - slave

· Mark - slave

· Paul - slave

· Abby - slave

· Amber - slave

· Hannah - slave

· William - slave

· Tony - slave

· Hennie - slave

· Child - slave

· Daniel - slave

· Kate - slave

· Peter - slave

· Teresa - slave

· Mary - slave

· Prince - slave

· Charles - slave

· Plenty - slave

· Mary - slave

· Bina - slave

· Child - slave

· Phoebe - slave

· Jimy - slave

· Jimy - slave

· Jackey - slave

· Peggy - slave

· Charlotte - slave

· Violet - slave

· Julietta - slave

· Cyrus - slave

· Grace - slave

· Lucy - slave

· Moses - slave

· Hannah - slave

· Scilla - slave

· Scintilla - slave

· Dina - slave

· Sam - slave

· Brutus - slave

· Dickey - slave

· Penda - slave

· Tom - slave

· Juno - slave

· John - slave

· Barbara - slave

· Sarah - slave

· Die - slave

· Tytus - slave

· Marshall - slave

· Caroline - slave

· Judy - slave

· Child - slave

· Tamah - slave

· Abraham - slave

· Johannah - slave

· Jack - slave

· Tony - slave

· Jim - slave

· Charlotte - slave

· March - slave

· Haga - slave

· Nanny - slave

· Clarinda - slave

· Isaac - slave

· Beck - slave

· Pompy - slave

· Maria - slave

· Sarah - slave

· Lizzy - slave

· Apl - slave

· Doll - slave

· Child - slave

· Child - slave

· Tytus - slave

· Martha - slave

· Cyna - slave

· Jimy - slave

· Child - slave

· Joe - slave

· Clarinda - slave

· Carolina - slave

· Mary - slave

· Samson - slave

· Clarinda - slave

· Frederick - slave

· Patty - slave

· Child - slave

· Jenny - slave

· Child - slave

· Harrison - slave

· Sibby - slave

· Davy - slave

· Hector - slave

· Stepney - slave

· Hannah - slave

· Phillis - slave

· Tommy - slave

· Child - slave

· Miley - slave

· Fatina - slave

· Child - slave

· Stephen - slave

· Martha - slave

· Sukey - slave

· Will - slave

· Nanny - slave

· Peter - slave

· Munster - slave

· Savana - slave

· Daphne - slave

· Tyra - slave

· Willoughby - slave

· Neller - slave

· Scipio - slave

· Dennis - slave

· Betty - slave

· Bella - slave

· Nora - slave

· Isaac - slave

· Liddy - slave

· Cely - slave

· Hector - slave

· Baldam - slave

· Joe - slave

· Cely - slave

· Jinny - slave

· Diana - slave

· Elias - slave

· Jack - slave

· Hagar - slave

· Child - slave

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