List of Known African-American Letter Carriers, 1800s


Letter Carrier

City

State

From

To

Foulks/Fowlks, Matthew L.

Birmingham

AL

by 1891

circa 1903

Jackson, Alfred B.

Birmingham

AL

by 1891

1911 or later

Jones, Hampton S.

Birmingham

AL

by 1893

1911 or later

Martin, George S.

Birmingham

AL

by 1891

circa 1909

Alexander, W. S.

Mobile

AL

by 1899

1911 or later

Allen, Clarence W.

Mobile

AL

by 1899

circa 1901

Avendorph, Louis/Lewis A.

Mobile

AL

2/25/1874

7/22/1882[1]

Beck, Percy Walker

Mobile

AL

3/17/1879

10/31/1885

Jackson, Andrew

Mobile

AL

by 1899

circa 1903

Jessie, Nathan

Mobile

AL

by 1893

1911 or later

Larkin, William H.

Mobile

AL

by 1897

1911 or later

Lewis, Charles

Mobile

AL

6/16/1873
by 1883

2/19/1874
1911 or later

Lyon(s), James A.

Mobile

AL

12/10/1874

8/19/1885[2]

McCloud, Joshua W.

Mobile

AL

by 1893

circa 1901

Mims, Reuben R.

Mobile

AL

1/27/1882

3/9/1901

Peterson, James T.

Mobile

AL

11/29/1890

7/31/1900[3]

Smith, Alfred S.

Mobile

AL

by 1883

1911 or later

Tartt, James H.

Mobile

AL

6/27/1877

9/30/1884

Terrell, Spencer

Mobile

AL

10/12/1876
by 1899

6/30/1877
circa 1901

Tobin, Thomas W.

Mobile

AL

by 1885

circa 1903

Wilson, Nathaniel

Mobile

AL

by 1885

circa 1905

Woods, Walter T.

Mobile

AL

by 1899

1911 or later

Abercrombie, Frank E.

Montgomery

AL

by 1895

1911 or later

Giles, Jackson W.

Montgomery

AL

2/26/1890

7/31/1893

Julian, James S.

Montgomery

AL

7/30/1898

12/31/1902

Lewis, Evans J.

Montgomery

AL

by 1895

circa 1905

Lewis, George W.

Montgomery

AL

8/25/1884
by 1891

circa 1885
circa 1905

Love, Milledge A.

Montgomery

AL

3/22/1890

7/13/1893

Sheppard, Stephen C.

Montgomery

AL

by 1893

1911 or later

Garner, Henry H.

Little Rock

AR

by 1891

circa 1903

Gilkey, Howard H.

Little Rock

AR

4/5/1892
by 1895

2/14/1886
circa 1905

Hurt, Charles

Little Rock

AR

12/26/1879

circa 1881

Jashenberger/
Joshenberger, William E.

Little Rock

AR

by 1880

circa 1885

Jordon/Jordan, Scipio A.[4]

Little Rock

AR

by 1885

1911 or later

Pankey, Samuel S.

Little Rock

AR

by 1895

1911 or later

Pinkett, Dari H.

Little Rock

AR

by 1899

1911 or later

Porter, Louis N.

Little Rock

AR

12/1/1892

9/25/1902

Williams, Fred A.

Little Rock

AR

by 1897

circa 1901

Winfrey, John P.

Little Rock

AR

2/5/1883
10/4/1899

11/30/1885
4/9/1903

Knight, Arthur B.

Pine Bluff

AR

by 1889

circa 1905

Patillo, Taylor J.

Pine Bluff

AR

by 1891

circa 1901

Webb, Marine W.

Pine Bluff

AR

by 1893

1911 or later

Derrick, William Jacob

San Francisco

CA

by 1897

1911 or later

Welch, Frank M.

Bridgeport

CT

8/27/1879

4/30/1887

Christian, Watkins W.

Hartford

CT

by 1893

circa 1903

Fuller, James A.

New Haven

CT

by 1885

circa 1907

Layne, William H. Jr.

New Haven

CT

7/15/1872

7/1/1881

Sim(m)s, George J.

New Haven

CT

3/25/1890

12/10/1890

Glasgow, Walter S.

Wilmington

DE

by 1891

1911 or later

Mason, John

Wilmington

DE

11/29/1884
by 1893

10/31/1886
1911 or later

Sterling, Asbury C.

Wilmington

DE

12/2/1890
by 1897

6/10/1895
1911 or later

Alexander, Mercer S.

Washington

DC

by 1891

circa 1901

Butler, John D.

Washington

DC

11/19/1892

5/31/1899

Champ, Charles A.

Washington

DC

by 1893

1911 or later

Clayton, William Albert

Washington

DC

10/15/1891

7/20/1892

Cowan, William H.

Washington

DC

by 1895

1911 or later

Curry, John W.[5]

Washington

DC

4/20/1870

4/25/1899

Ferguson, William H.

Washington

DC

4/4/1882
10/12/1888

1/9/1884
5/31/1891

George, John S.

Washington

DC

by 1889

1911 or later

Hall, Edgar P.

Washington

DC

7/23/1873

4/1/1875

Hewlett, Henry W.

Washington

DC

by 1889

circa 1899

Jordan, Thomas W.

Washington

DC

4/15/1893

10/23/1894

Marshall, William H.

Washington

DC

12/18/1889

11/5/1899

Peters, Richard B.

Washington

DC

by 1891

1911 or later

Russell, John Raymond

Washington

DC

by 1895

circa 1901

Seville, Dorsey F.

Washington

DC

by 1891

circa 1897

Wormley, James A.

Washington

DC

7/26/1892

10/28/1896

Mays, George H.

Jacksonville

FL

by 1883

1911 or later

Garvin, Charles E.

Jacksonville

FL

by 1885

1911 or later

Garvin, William G.

Jacksonville

FL

9/30/1890

11/10/1893

Sherman, John H.[6]

Jacksonville

FL

4/14/1883
1890

7/31/1886
1911 or later

Craig, Joseph H.

Atlanta

GA

1/2/1875

7/1875

Greenwood, Thornton

Atlanta

GA

1880

1903

Parker, James B.

Atlanta

GA

by 1883

4/11/1886

Wimbish, C. Columbus

Atlanta

GA

7/1875

4/11/1886

Bignon, Edward A.

Augusta

GA

10/17/1879

11/1/1880

George, Alexander

Augusta

GA

10/17/1879

1/11/1898

White, Isaiah W.

Augusta

GA

1880

1903

Jones, Sandy A.

Columbus

GA

7/16/1890
by 1897

7/1/1895
circa 1900

Wilson, Amos E.

Columbus

GA

6/13/1887

2/16/1890

Blackshear, John N.

Macon

GA

12/22/1879

circa 1880

Curley, Frank L.

Savannah

GA

by 1891

1911 or later

Deveaux, Charles C.

Savannah

GA

1873

1911 or later

Grant, Samuel B.

Savannah

GA

6/30/1873

8/23/1881

La Fayette, Albert S.

Savannah

GA

1880

1903

Mirault, Joseph L.

Savannah

GA

9/4/1890

10/7/1898

Pleasants, Lewis M., Jr.

Savannah

GA

by 1893

circa 1903

Porter, John A.

Savannah

GA

6/30/1873

5/8/1885

Nelson, Robert H.

Chicago

IL

9/11/1879

5/4/1887

Rivers, Isaac "Ike" P.

Chicago

IL

12/21/1880

6/22/1885

Stewart, William W.

Indianapolis

IN

9/9/1873

5/26/1888

Robb, Albert L.

Atchison

KS

by 1883
by 1899

circa 1895
1911 or later

Johnson, Oscar B.

Kansas City

KS

by 1891

1911 or later

Bland, Henry S.

Leavenworth

KS

9/6/1873

2/28/1883

Overton, William L.

Leavenworth

KS

11/29/1880
2/27/1883

7/6/1882
9/30/1885

Townsend, William B.

Leavenworth

KS

7/10/1882

1/31/1890

Brown, George W.

Topeka

KS

9/16/1879

6/19/1893[7]

Butcher, James H.

Louisville

KY

by 1893

1911 or later

Evans, George W.[8]

Louisville

KY

1880

1911 or later

Fowler, Felix G.

Louisville

KY

11/7/1879

4/30/1894

French, Edward C.

Louisville

KY

by 1891

1911 or later

Harris, William H.

Louisville

KY

by 1893

1911 or later

Johnson, William E.

Louisville

KY

by 1893

1911 or later

King, W. Nolan

Louisville

KY

by 1895

1911 or later

Masterson, Timothy L.

Louisville

KY

by 1893

1911 or later

Moore, Fredrick Douglas

Louisville

KY

by 1895

circa 1901

Schaefer, George A.

Louisville

KY

9/4/1876

2/25/1891

Steward/Stewart, William H.

Louisville

KY

2/19/1876

1/6/1888

Aubrey, Numa J.

New Orleans

LA

1880

1880

Briggs, Moses

New Orleans

LA

8/18/1879

6/30/1885

Campbell, Yorick H.

New Orleans

LA

12/1/1870

6/23/1886

Cripps, Charles H.

New Orleans

LA

5/23/1871
3/9/1876

3/17/1874
9/2/1886

Delhomme, Francois (Frank) J.

New Orleans

LA

7/24/1873

7/4/1880

Guiguesse, Robert

New Orleans

LA

3/26/1870

11/30/1885

Hoggett/Hoggatt, J. Oswald

New Orleans

LA

7/7/1880

10/15/1883

McCray, Henderson

New Orleans

LA

1873

1880

Middleton, Charles

New Orleans

LA

5/13/1873

12/14/1885

Plicque, Louis

New Orleans

LA

9/30/1879

6/30/1885

Plique, Alexander

New Orleans

LA

2/18/1876

5/18/1878

Porche, J. George

New Orleans

LA

4/11/1877

9/2/1886

Rieras, Isidor

New Orleans

LA

3/26/1870

9/2/1886

Sindos, Numa P.

New Orleans

LA

2/10/1874

6/22/1886

Taylor, Richard A.

New Orleans

LA

3/26/1870

11/30/1886

Vaz, Michael

New Orleans

LA

3/26/1870

6/30/1885

Walthall, Fred

New Orleans

LA

7/11/1876

9/30/1886

Lenox, John M.

Boston

MA

1873

1909

Raymond, Charles F.

Boston

MA

1879

1911 or later

Carney, William H.

New Bedford

MA

11/16/1869

10/15/1901

Hazard, Roswell B.

Worcester

MA

6/2/1879

1/31/1887

Garrett, John R.

Baltimore

MD

by 1893

circa 1918

Beard, Frank

Detroit

MI

1880

1880

Lambert, Toussaint L’O.

Detroit

MI

1873

1911 or later

Hopkins, Charles A.

Hannibal

MO

by 1891

1911 or later

Roberts, William

Hannibal

MO

by 1897

1911 or later

Morton, Anthony

Saint Joseph

MO

9/10/1873

2/21/1886

Crews, James H.

Saint Louis

MO

11/5/1883

8/1/1930

Dorsey, William H.

Saint Louis

MO

1880

1911 or later

Hutt, Brance

Saint Louis

MO

1877

1901

Stokes, J. M. M.

Saint Louis

MO

1873

1911 or later

Chivis, G. W.

Omaha

NE

12/14/1886

5/14/1887

Overall, Erwin/Edwin R.

Omaha

NE

8/30/1879

7/31/1901

Reed, Samuel A.

Portsmouth

NH

by 1891

1911 or later

Darr, William S.

Camden

NJ

8/12/1873

8/1/1881

Evans, George E.

Newark

NJ

by 1891

circa 1905

Harris, Reuben Watson

Newark

NJ

9/28/1877

11/29/1886

Sears, Louis A.

Newark

NJ

9/8/1885

1911 or later

Pool, John F.

Brooklyn

NY

by 1885

1911 or later

Wells, Frederick R.

Brooklyn

NY

8/14/1888

10/15/1891

Crosby, James E.

New York

NY

6/25/1873

9/14/1896

Davis, Clayton J.

New York

NY

11/13/1880

5/15/1881

Pedro, Charles D.

New York

NY

4/28/1876

3/15/1882

Scott, Henry W.

New York

NY

6/28/1894

8/5/1896

Green, Nathan R.

Oswego

NY

9/12/1873

5/31/1886

Wilson, Edward H.

Syracuse

NY

by 1881

circa 1887

Evans, Ethelbert

Troy

NY

by 1883

1911 or later

Howard, Benjamin W.

Wilmington

NC

by 1895

circa 1905

Norwood, William H.

Wilmington

NC

12/20/1889

10/14/1900

Sampson, Alexander

Wilmington

NC

by 1891

1911 or later

Early, Joseph H.

Cincinnati

OH

1879

1911 or later

Leavell, Eugene

Cincinnati

OH

4/8/1878

3/31/1888

Lewis, John M.

Cincinnati

OH

11/16/1876

5/5/1887[9]

Nesbit, John S.

Cincinnati

OH

1877

1905

Bolden, John L.

Cleveland

OH

by 1889

1911 or later

Morris, William H.

Cleveland

OH

3/11/1875

7/6/1888

Sanders, Alfred           

Cleveland

OH

8/5/1873

1881

Highwarden, William H.

Columbus

OH

4/25/1879

1883

Jones, Wilbur B.

Columbus

OH

by 1891

1911 or later

Merguson, J. Frank

Columbus

OH

6/23/1873

1883

Monmouth, Samuel

Columbus

OH

by 1893

1911 or later

Nickens, Albert H. Jr.

Columbus

OH

by 1895

1911 or later

Smith, John L.

Columbus

OH

by 1891

circa 1901

Weaver, George A.

Columbus

OH

10/23/1884
by 1891

6/15/1886
1911 or later

Douglas, Simon

Dayton

OH

9/6/1873

5/7/1886[10]

Conway, Edward/Edwin

Springfield

OH

8/16/1879
5/20/1890

12/31/1887
8/15/1892

Hunster, Louis P. B.

Springfield

OH

by 1891

circa 1905

Wood, Theo P.

Toledo

OH

10/16/1877

7/31/1886

Anderson, John W.

Pittsburgh

PA

1879

1911 or later

Brown, Joseph E.

Providence

RI

1880

1911 or later

Boston, Frederick S.

Charleston

SC

by 1893

circa 1909

Dummett, Louis McLean

Charleston

SC

by 1899

circa 1900

Ford, John C. 

Charleston

SC

12/23/1880

12/1/1882

Howard, Joseph P.

Charleston

SC

3/18/1875

6/1/1881

Lawton, William G.

Charleston

SC

6/17/1873

7/1/1880

McCue, William H.

Charleston

SC

by 1889

circa 1905

McKinlay, Samuel W.

Charleston

SC

9/19/1878

5/23/1886

Mushington, John B. Jr.

Charleston

SC

7/23/1873

4/3/1882

Salvo, Victor R.

Charleston

SC

by 1895

circa 1903

Seba, Charles W.

Charleston

SC

by 1873

circa 1881

Holmes, Clarence F.

Columbia

SC

5/27/1890

10/31/1894

Lewis, Nicklos Eugene

Columbia

SC

by 1899

1911 or later

Williams, Manson J.

Columbia

SC

by 1893

circa 1905

Kimbrough, Norman R.

Clarksville

TN

by 1899

1911 or later

Saunders, Andrew W.

Clarksville

TN

by 1891

circa 1905

Steele, Samuel M.

Clarksville

TN

by 1899

circa 1909

Thompkins, Joseph H.

Clarksville

TN

by 1891

1911 or later

Ballard, Dowan D.

Jackson

TN

by 1893

1909 or later

Lane, Joshua W.

Jackson

TN

by 1895

1909 or later

Trimble, James H.

Jackson

TN

by 1893

1909 or later

Carter, Shedrick

Knoxville

TN

by 1885

1911 or later

Cage, Frank T.

Memphis

TN

12/23/1872

6/4/1886

McCoy, Levi/Levy L.

Memphis

TN

4/12/1875

10/31/1882

Moss, Thomas H.

Memphis

TN

3/18/1886

3/8/1892

Plummer, Thad

Memphis

TN

12/1/1873

1884

Washington, David W.

Memphis

TN

8/7/1874

1911 or later

Shelton, John M.

Nashville

TN

3/10/1879

1883

Walker, Simeon R.

Nashville

TN

4/28/1874

1881

White, George S.

Nashville

TN

by 1883

1911 or later

Graham, Sidney

Forth Worth

TX

by 1891

circa 1905

Johnson, James D.

Forth Worth

TX

9/10/1884
9/10/1889

9/30/1886
1/7/1897

Bowers, William

Galveston

TX

by 1881

1911 or later

Hill, Sidney

Galveston

TX

by 1891

1911 or later

Russell, Ellis M.

Galveston

TX

10/27/1879

3/14/1885

Smith, Junius W.

Galveston

TX

by 1899

1911 or later

Brock, Henry T.

Houston

TX

5/27/1882
by 1891

11/21/1885
circa 1905

Misher, James W.

Houston

TX

5/17/1883
by 1891

11/10/1885
circa 1899

Scott, Horace L.

Houston

TX

by 1891

circa 1907

Dawley, George W.

Norfolk

VA

8/13/1873

6/6/1895

Gatewood, Andrew

Norfolk

VA

8/13/1873

12/15/1882

Jordan, Moses F.

Norfolk

VA

3/29/1875

1/30/1884

Lee, John H.

Norfolk

VA

5/5/1892

3/31/1900

Pinner, Anthony S.

Norfolk

VA

by 1895

1911 or later

Crowder, William T.

Petersburg

VA

1/3/1881

11/10/1886

Evans, Joseph P.

Petersburg

VA

1/4/1876

9/4/1884

Evans, William W.

Petersburg

VA

1880

1880

Griffin, Thomas M.

Petersburg

VA

by 1899

1911 or later

Hamlin, Cornelius

Petersburg

VA

12/18/1873

4/15/1881

Hamlin, Thomas S.

Petersburg

VA

11/5/1889
by 1895

2/15/1895
circa 1905

Holmes, James M. B.

Petersburg

VA

8/5/1874
by 1891
by 1907

11/20/1886
circa 1901
1911 or later

Parker, Albert H.

Petersburg

VA

9/4/1876

circa 1879

Prichett, George E.

Petersburg

VA

12/18/1873

11/15/1886

Barrett, James H.

Richmond

VA

1891

1911 or later

Baugh, John Gordon

Richmond

VA

3/25/1872

circa 1879

Brown, Augustus C.

Richmond

VA

1893

1909

Burkert, George

Richmond

VA

1897

1911 or later

Chiles, Charles Richard

Richmond

VA

7/3/1894

11/11/1897

Chiles, John R. 

Richmond

VA

1891 (substitute)
1893 (regular)

1911 or later

Christian, James B.

Richmond

VA

6/1/1869

8/31/1885

Cobb, Henry A.

Richmond

VA

7/23/1880

1883

Cook, Edward J.

Richmond

VA

7/6/1891

7/10/1894

Fields, William W.

Richmond

VA

1891

1911 or later

Forrester, Joseph L. B.

Richmond

VA

1899

1911 or later

Forrester, Richard G.

Richmond

VA

7/17/1873

11/30/1886

Hope, William E.

Richmond

VA

1891

1903

Johnson, William

Richmond

VA

5/13/1871

circa 1887

Jones, J. Wesley

Richmond

VA

12/24/1890

6/23/1899

Lee, Leroy M.

Richmond

VA

1/30/1874

7/25/1880

Steward, Charles E. T.

Richmond

VA

1895

1911 or later

Taylor, Robert Beecher

Richmond

VA

6/25/1883
1891

7/30/1886
1911 or later

Turner, Beverly F.

Richmond

VA

3/25/1872

7/15/1886

Wells, William Henry

Richmond

VA

9/12/1872

11/30/1886

Wright, Jacob F.

Richmond

VA

1891

1911 or later

Robinson, Charles A.       

Roanoke

VA

by 1897

3/26/1909


[1] Served more than one, non-continuous term.

[2] Served more than one, non-continuous term.

[3] Served more than one, non-continuous term.

[4] Scipio A. Jordon/Jordan previously served as a clerk at the Little Rock Post Office.

[5] John W. Curry previously served as a clerk at the Washington, D.C., Post Office.

[6] John H. Sherman previously served as a Railway Mail Service employee in Florida.

[7] Served more than one, non-continuous term.

[8] George W. Evans previously served as a clerk at the Louisville Post Office.

[9] Served more than one, non-continuous term.

[10] Served more than one, non-continuous term.

 

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