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"United States Freedmans Bank Records, 1865-1874," index and images, FamilySearch : accessed 16 Aug 2014), 004098526 > image 675 of 726; citing National Archives and Records Service, Washington, D.C.

Sons and Dauaghters of Israel Society



Treasurer Sam Kelson on May 24th 1873 opens a Freedman's Savings Bank Account in Beaufort, S.C.  for the Sons and Daughters of Israel Society.  


The following men are officers:


Shedric Manigault, Pres.

Alfred Haynes, Vice Pres.

James Judge, Sec'y

Sam Kelson, Treas'r.

Solomon Robinson, Chrmn.

Middleton Proctor, Clerk


Shedric Manigault (1834 - 1925) at the time that this account was opened was a newly married man and Civil War veteran.  He married the young Elizabeth Singleton, dtr of Tabernacle Founder Cornelius Singleton of Beaufort, SC.  According to his pension records he was married by the Savannah preacher Arthur Waddell.  Elizabeth was said to have been born in Barbados, West Indies but little else is known about her or her childhood quarantine at Charlestowne Landing following her move from Barbados, West Indies.  Whether or not Elizabeth Singleton was born in the West Indies or just her mother is still unknown.  What we know of Shedric Manigault's wife is that she worked a place called Edgerly Farm before the war - the same church purchased by members of the congregation of Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Shedrick would go on to form and lead the small Stuart Point Community that surrounded a small one room church they named Second Gethsemane Baptist Church until his death in 1925.


Alfred Haynes -  Unknown


James Judge - Unknown


Sam Kelson - Civil War Veteran and founding member of both Tabernacle Baptist Church and the subsequent Edgerly community.  He is closely associated to the Grayson and Binyard families of Beaufort and his descendants still live in the Burton/Laurel Bay area of Beaufort, S.C.


Solomon Robinson - Unknown


Middleton Proctor - Unknown






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