List of Known African-American

Post Office Clerks, 1800s


[1]

Post Office Clerk

City

State

From

To

Alexander, Allen

Mobile

AL

1877

1880

Braziel, Walter

Mobile

AL

1891

1911 or later

Taylor, William O.

Mobile

AL

1879

1880

Abercrombie, Nicholas E.

Montgomery

AL

by 1893

1911 or later

Harris, Charles Oscar

Montgomery

AL

1891

1911 or later

Taylor, Henry

Montgomery

AL

1879

1881

Wyman, Henry R.

Montgomery

AL

by 1893

1911 or later

Duke, Jesse C.[2]

Selma

AL

by 1879

circa 1879

Garrett, Kizie W.

Little Rock

AR

1885

1885

Garrett, S. G.

Little Rock

AR

1883

1883

Henderson, Marion H.

Little Rock

AR

1883
9/1/1889

1885
1911 or later

Jordon/Jordan, Scipio A.[3]

Little Rock

AR

1883

1883

Rector, James Elias

Little Rock

AR

1872

1885

Richmond, Augustus

Little Rock

AR

1883

1891

Boyd/Boyed, Charles M.

Denver

CO

1874

1881

Curry, John W.[4]

Washington

DC

1868

4/20/1870

Bra(i)den, Robert J.

Jacksonville

FL

by 1891
by 1903

circa 1900
circa 1905

William(s), Willis

Jacksonville

FL

1880

1881

Hill, Duglas Y.

Palatka

FL

1880

1883

Papy, D. A./A. E.

Saint Augustine

FL

1879

1881

Johnson, Robert

Atlanta

GA

1869

12/1874

Rucker, Amos

Atlanta

GA

1875

1880

Barefield, William H.

Augusta

GA

1870

1883

Belcher, Algernon S.

Augusta

GA

1874

1891

Gardener, G. S.

Augusta

GA

1870

1881

Smith, George T.

Macon

GA

1877

1880

Cooper, Shem

Savannah

GA

1874

1881

Holmes, Henry

Savannah

GA

1868

1885

Toomer, Louis B.

Savannah

GA

1868

1890

Adams, George A.

Keokuk

IA

1879

1881

Burrow(s), Charles

Evansville

IN

1874

1880

Mobiley, Henry L.

Kansas City

KS

by 1893

1911 or later

Branch, John W.

Louisville

KY

by 1885

circa 1901

Evans, George W.[5]

Louisville

KY

1874

1879

Harris, James R.

Louisville

KY

1877

1911 or later

Knight, George W.

Louisville

KY

1880

1881

Malone, Edward C.

Louisville

KY

by 1899

circa 1905

Singleton, Octavius

Louisville

KY

by 1899

circa 1900

DeLacy, Miss Mary E.

Alexandria

LA

1879

1880

Brazley, Louis

New Orleans

LA

1879

1881

Deslonde, Pierre G.

New Orleans

LA

1879

1880

Devizin/Devezen, George

New Orleans

LA

1879

1881

Johnson, Missouri

New Orleans

LA

1879

1881

Rey, Octave

New Orleans

LA

1879

1880

Hamilton, William F.

Shreveport

LA

1874

1881

Chapman, Charles E.

Boston

MA

1877

1880

Downing, Thomas

Boston

MA

1868

1911 or later

Dupree, William H.[6]

Boston

MA

1875

1914

Fitzgerald, Margaret H.

Boston

MA

1874

1885

Gray, Ira Nell

Boston

MA

1868

1874

Nell, William C.

Boston

MA

1863

1873

Nott, Peter H.

Boston

MA

1874

1895

Peters, Henry P.

Boston

MA

1872

1911 or later

Smith, Burrill

Boston

MA

1866

1869

Thompson, Job B.

Boston

MA

1872

1883

Thompson, Lewis C.H.

Boston

MA

1871

1880

Trotter, James M.

Boston

MA

1866

1881

Watson, Thomas R.

Boston

MA

1863

1865

Chester, Thomas H.

Baltimore

MD

1872

1885

Grace, John E.

Baltimore

MD

1879

1880

Price, William W.

Detroit

MI

1879

1885

Thompson, Henry F.

Detroit

MI

1879

1911 or later

Claxton, Essex

Columbia

MO

1880

1881

Binford, James

Saint Louis

MO

1874

1880

Bradley, James F.

Saint Louis

MO

1880

1885

Collins, Albert

Saint Louis

MO

1873

1881

Crump, John K.[7]

Saint Louis

MO

1875

1877

Davis, Frank

Saint Louis

MO

1877

1880

Goff, William Hy

Saint Louis

MO

1879

1911 or later

Goodall, Andrew

Saint Louis

MO

1875

1880

Sampson, Joseph A.

Saint Louis

MO

1877

1880

Murray, Phil H.

Saint Louis

MO

1877

1880

Smith, James Talbot

Saint Louis

MO

1877

1880

Fitzhugh, Eddie H.

Natchez

MS

1874

1881

Moore, John W.

Wilmington

NC

1870

1885

Murray, Stephen B.

Auburn

NY

1879

1911 or later

Barboza, Antero J.

New York

NY

1877

1880

Hill, Charles J.

New York

NY

1872

1880

Nelson, David F.

New York

NY

1877

1897

Smith, Charles C.

New York

NY

1877

1880

Mallory, Robert A.

Dayton

OH

1879

1881

Robison, Hilliard

Springfield

OH

1879

1881

Swayne, Charles D.

Springfield

OH

by 1883

1911 or later

Adger, Daniel P.

Philadelphia

PA

1872

1885

Rice, George E.

Newport

RI

1874

1881

Brown(e), R. C.

Charleston

SC

1880

1883

Clyde, John E.

Charleston

SC

1874

1881

Gripon, Herbert C.

Charleston

SC

by 1899

circa 1903

Hymes, Daniel E.

Charleston

SC

by 1899

1911 or later

Mushington, John A.

Charleston

SC

by 1891

circa 1903

Smith, Theodore A.

Charleston

SC

1870

1880

Wallace, Henry Andrew

Columbia

SC

1872

1883

Foxhall, William M.

Nashville

TN

1874

1885

Patton, Anthony

Nashville

TN

1869

1885

Patton, John Henry

Nashville

TN

1874

circa 1903

Walden, Henry W.

Galveston

TX

1877

1881

Oliver, James Henry

Petersburg

VA

1871

circa 1881

Austin, Henry

Richmond

VA

1880

1897

Bolling, Richard C.

Richmond

VA

1874

1907

Bowser, James H.

Richmond

VA

1873

1880

Brown, Andrew J.

Richmond

VA

by 1891

1911 or later

Brown, William C.

Richmond

VA

1881

1911 or later

Carter, Edward R.

Richmond

VA

by 1891

1911 or later

Crump, Josiah[8]

Richmond

VA

1871

1887

Forrester, Clarence S.

Richmond

VA

by 1899

circa 1907

James, William H.

Richmond

VA

by 1891

circa 1903

Paul, Robert A.

Richmond

VA

by 1891

circa 1901

Roane, Peter

Richmond

VA

1870

1880

Wright, William T.

Richmond

VA

by 1891

1911 or later


[1] Listed here are Post Office clerks who were employed by the United States Post Office Department.  Only clerks at the largest U.S. Post Offices were government employees.  At most Post Offices, the postmaster privately hired clerks and assistants; records of privately-hired individuals were not kept by the Department.

[2] Jesse C. Duke later served in the Railway Mail Service.

[3] Scipio A. Jordon/Jordan later served as a letter carrier at the Little Rock Post Office.

[4] John W. Curry later served as a letter carrier at the Washington, D.C., Post Office.

[5] George W. Evans later served as a letter carrier at the Louisville Post Office.

[6] According to the April 29, 1894, issue of the Boston Daily Globe, William H. Dupree was the manager of Station A in the South End, and oversaw the work of 26 carriers and clerks.  He was one of Boston’s highest-paid postal employees at the time.

[7] John K. Crump transferred to the Railway Mail Service in 1878.

[8] According to Eric Foner's Freedom's Lawmakers:  A Directory of Black Officeholders during Reconstruction, Josiah Crump was head of the mailing division.

 

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UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
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