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    • Bellamy Mansion Slave Quarters

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, 5th and Market St, restoration, brickwork, slave owners
    • Myrick Howard, looking toward 5th St. with hands in pants pockets, stands in the left doorway (looking toward building) of the urban 2- story brick slave quarters of the Bellamy Mansion.
    • William Benjamin Gould and sons

    • African American Sailors
    • William B. Gould, seated, a veteran of the Civil War and his six sons, including three First Lieutenants, One Major in the Reserve, and two Privates. William Benjamin Gould was a contraband, a slave who escaped to behind Union lines during the...
    • Omar ibn Said

    • Said, Omar ibn, 1770?-1863 or 1864; African American--History; Authors
    • Photograph of Omar ibn Said. Omar ibn Said (1770?-1863?), known as "Uncle Moreau" was born in Africa. He was bought by an American slave trader in 1807 and taken to Charleston, SC. Moreau escaped in 1810 and fled to Fayetteville, NC where he was...
    • Photograph of Uncle Moreau

    • Moreau, Owen, slave, Arabic
    • This photograph features Omar ibn Said, known as Uncle Moreau, slave of General James Owen. Writing on the photograph notes that it was taken when Moreau was around eighty years old, and that he lived into his nineties.
    • Tillie in front of Tileston School

    • Tileston School, Schools, S. Fourth Street, Ann Street
    • Tillie, a Bellamy family slave, later lived over the old kitchen at the Burgwin-Wright House. St. Mary's Catholic Pro-Cathedral is in the background. The original school building in the middle of the block was constructed in 1871-1872 with funds...
    • William D. Polite

    • Waiters
    • Newspaper photograph of William D. Polite in a dining room William Darnell Polite (1867-1953) was born in Charleston to slave parents. He worked as a headwaiter at some of the finest hotels in the south, including the Wilmington and the Orton in...
    • Millie-Christine McKoy

    • McKoy, Millie-Christine, 1851-1912; African American--History; Conjoined twins; Whiteville, (N.C.)
    • Photograph of Millie-Christine McKoy. Millie-Christine McKoy (1851-1912) was born in the Welches Creek area close to Whiteville, NC. (The twins referred to themselves as "I".) She was born a slave and sold when only one-year-old to a series of...
    • Eliza Mumford Owen to James Owen, 1822

    • Owen, Barry, Milton, Ansoc
    • Page 2 of letter from Eliza Mumford Owen to her husband, James Owen, dated the Friday the 27th (either September or December, according to an 1822 calendar). Eliza writes from Milton, their family home, that she does not like to be separated from...
    • Eliza Mumford Owen to James Owen, 1822

    • Owen, Barry, Milton, Ansoc
    • Page 3 of letter from Eliza Mumford Owen to her husband, James Owen, dated the Friday the 27th (either September or December, according to an 1822 calendar). Eliza writes from Milton, their family home, that she does not like to be separated from...
    • Eliza Mumford Owen to James Owen, 1822

    • Owen, Barry, Milton, Ansoc
    • Page 1 of letter from Eliza Mumford Owen to her husband, James Owen, dated the Friday the 27th (either September or December, according to an 1822 calendar). Eliza writes from Milton, their family home, that she does not like to be separated from...
    • Bellamy Mansion Fire (1)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, historic places, slave quarters, Market St and 5th St., mansions, fires, antebellum architecture
    • A burned area around one of the marbalized slate fireplaces on the ground floor in the Bellamy Mansion. 2 small glass containers and a framed needlepoint (God bless our home) rests on the mantle.
    • Bellamy Mansion Tours (3)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, Historic district, historical houses, John D. Bellamy, slave quarters, museum, tourist attraction, antebellum architecture, tours
    • Photograph of the front of the Bellamy Mansion taken from across Market St. near the corner of 5th and Market St. House needs painting and repair work. A sign that says "Bellamy Mansion 1859 open" is attached to one of the large white colums near...
    • Bellamy Mansion Negro House

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    • Italianate style dependency built to house as many as nine slaves of Dr. John D. Bellamy, and wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss. After the Civil War, servants lived here. A rare example of an intact urban slave quarters, the outbuilding includes...

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