Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 8, Number 1, January, 1998 Page: 11
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The Freedmen's Bureau in Colorado County, Texas, 1865-1868
Freedmen's Bureau Teachers
in Colorado County
Under Louis W. Stevenson
Beaumont, Louis A.: school at Reels' Bend; active between May and November 1868; had
between 25 and 31 daily students and between 27 and 45 Sunday students.
Castle, Hana: teacher at Anderson's Plantation; active in October 1878; had 27 daily
students and 52 Sunday students.
Gooden, W. T.: teacher at La Grange; active in July 1868; had 61 daily students.
Hanna, George W.: teacher at Columbus; active between July and November 1868; had
between 70 and 129 daily students, 32 and 40 night school students, and
90 and 132 Sunday students.
Mathews, Mary: black teacher at Columbus; active between April and June 1868; had
between 32 and 37 daily students and 100 Sunday students; educated at
Oberlin, Ohio; declared by Stevenson in report of April 1868 as "very
McCarty, John: teacher at Neuman's Plantation; active in September and October 1868; had
between 19 and 27 daily students and 52 Sunday students.
Roach, N. B.: teacher at Alleyton; active between June and October 1868; had between 37
and 60 daily students and between 16 and 60 Sunday students.
Salmon, Thomas: teacher at Anderson's Plantation; active in September 1868.
Westerfield, Carrie: teacher at La Grange; active in May and June 1868; had between 76
and 79 daily students and 76 Sunday students; not paid by the bureau.
Wiggans, Hugh L.: teacher at Osage; active in September and October 1868; had between
34 and 40 students.
Other schools in the sub-district had done reasonably well. The one at Eagle
Lake taught by Louis Beaumont had 40 students; that at Alleyton, where Wheeler had
evidently been replaced by a black man named Romeo Hill, had 32; and that of Maggie
Hartnett had 46. Beaumont must have experienced some difficulties with the local
populace, for Harris directed that he receive all necessary protection from the military
authorities. Beaumont certainly had visited freedmen in the neighborhood and assisted in
their mental and religious culture. Although Joseph P. Welch, the superintendent of
education, had not commissioned any buildings for educational or religious purposes, the
freedmen had begun a small building and completed it as far as able. Welch originally
agreed to give $65 in gold, and then another $45 in gold towards the erection of a church
in Alleyton, but he later withdrew the offers.19
19 Special Order, August 22, 1867, Field Records, vol. 73, p. 242; Enon M. Harris to Joel T.
Kirkman, August 5, 1867, Field Records, vol. 73, p. 224; Harris to Kirkman, August 23, 1867, Field Records,
vol. 73, pp. 247-248, all in BRFAL, RG 105, National Archives. Hartnett's school had had 20 boys and 26 girls
as pupils; Hill's had had 13 boys and 19 girls.
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