Alms for the funeral of Charles Taylor, September 13, 1861

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Title

Alms for the funeral of Charles Taylor, September 13, 1861

Subject

Death and burial; Burial Records; Holy Trinity Church; Sacramental Records;

Description

These two documents from 1861 provide an account of the death and burial of Charles Taylor in the college cemetery.

Taylor was an African-American man who had worked at Georgetown College for decades and appears to have been owned by the College in the 1830s and 1840s. He may have been freed at some later point, because he was employed and paid wages by the College from July 1860 to September 1861. He died at age 46 and was buried at the College Ground, and the burial records do not indicate that he was enslaved. The final entry from his account in the College ledger reads "To cash as Alms for Charleys funeral."


For more entries related to Charles Taylor's life as a slave at Georgetown College see GSA264GSA269 and GSA283.

Creator

Georgetown University Archives, Holy Trinity Church

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1861-09-13

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA331

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Text

From Georgetown's Ledger G September 13, 1861 -Cash as Alms for Charles Funeral 10.00

From Holy Trinity Death Records, p. 109
1861
September 
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Charles Taylor 46 years old (Coloured) 
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Citation

Georgetown University Archives, Holy Trinity Church, “Alms for the funeral of Charles Taylor, September 13, 1861,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed January 28, 2023, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/362.

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