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Anthony F. Pearson Genealogical Collection, 1958-2013

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2013-MS-15635

Funeral programs, 1958-2013 (folders 1 - 7), most with biographical sketches and portraits, collected from African-American churches around South Carolina (Columbia, Elgin, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, Killian, Lugoff, Manning, Sumter, West Columbia, and elsewhere); list of names filed in folder 1. Families represented include Briggs, Butler, Coles, Harrell, Jacobs, Jenkins, Johnson, Neal, Peterson, Rodman, Smith and others. Two published booklets marking anniversaries for two venerable African-American Baptist congregations located in Lugoff (Kershaw County, S.C.) and Columbia (Richland County, S.C.), both of which trace their founding to 1865; with photographs of members past and present, biographical information and historical sketches: "Sutton Branch Baptist Church Anniversary Booklet, Albert A. Neal, Pastor... Lugoff, South Carolina," 1985 (62 pages; in Folder 12); and "Zion Chapel Baptist Church No. 1... 113th Anniversary, Rev. A.J. Gove, Sr.... Columbia, South Carolina," 1978 (104 pages; Folder 13). Notes on descendants of the enslaved Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson of Monticello, including members of the Hemings, Bell, Scott and related families (folders 8 - 11)


  • 1958-01-01 - 2013-12-31

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Permission to publish material from the Anthony F. Pearson genealogical collection must be obtained from the Director of the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, 910 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208.


0.33 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Funeral programs collected over the years by researcher Anthony F. Pearson.


This collections is arranged in three sereies, "Funeral Programs," "Research Notes," and "Church Anniversary Books." Within each series, items are arranged in folders alphabetically.

Physical Location

This collection is held by the South Carolinina Library. Contact the library at 803-777-3132 or to inquire about scan-and-deliver options or to set up a research appointment. Please provide at least three business days’ notice for in-person appointments.

Repository Details

Part of the South Caroliniana Library Repository

910 Sumter St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
(803) 777-5747 (Fax)

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