Person:William Drayton (1)

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William Drayton
 
d.Before March 14, 1870
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Name[1] William Drayton
Gender Male
Death[1] Before March 14, 1870

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William Drayton: Biographical Information

William Drayton was the father of Ellen Wilson. Ellen, age 40, opened a Freedmen's Bank account in Charleston, South Carolina on April 13, 1870. On her application, she stated that she was born and raised on Drayton Hall Plantation, Ashley River, Charleston, South Carolina. Her Freedmen's Bank record contains more information about Ellen and her family:

She, her husband Lawrence and son George, age 12, were living in Charleston on Gadsden Street, near Bull Street. Ellen's occupation was Washing.

Ellen listed William Drayton as her father and Jane (no surname listed) as her mother. Both Willam and Jane were listed as deceased in Ellen's bank record dated April 13, 1870.

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This page is part of a groundbreaking research project to rediscover the family lineages of enslaved people on Drayton family plantations in Barbados and the United States. To read more about this historic research, please visit the article below:

Genealogy of Enslaved Communities on Drayton Family Plantations: A Research Project Sponsored by the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, SC

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Freedmen's Bank Record 4380, Ellen Wilson, Charleston, South Carolina, March 14, 1870.

    Registers of Depositors in Branches of the Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company
    Records of the Comptroller of the Currency (NARA RG 101)
    NARA Micropublication M816, Reel 22