Sunday, January 16, 2011

Church Record Sunday
Uriah Buie's 1832 Baptismal Record

Although little is known about former slave Uriah Buie, his name is listed on two records prior to the 1870 brick wall for African American genealogy researchers.

Uriah was received and baptized at the Union Church Presbyterian Church of Union Church, Jefferson County, Mississippi. Uriah, a servant of D. Buie...were received as members and baptized on October 21, 1832.

He is listed on the 1862 inventory and appraisement of his slave owner Daniel Buie of Caseyville, MS. old man URIAH valued at $400

On the 1870 census, the last record I found him, he is the only member in this household with the Buie surname living on the land of the slave owner's son, John Messer Buie.

1870 Census - Lincoln County - Caseyville - Page 99
Frank Gillmore, 28, KY
M (Minerva), 25, MS
Jimpson, 13 - Susan, 9 - P (female), 7
Uriah Buie, 60, MS

Frank Gilmore, his wife Minerva, children Victoria and Jimsey are on the same inventory list with Uriah. They may be related to Uriah.

Hoping this information will help someone crack their 1870 brick wall.

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