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College Catalog, 1856-1857

1856 Centralcollegecatalog.pdf
Catalog showing students and faculty at Central College.

1850 Federal Census - McGrawville, Cortland County, New York

Pages from the 1850 federal census showing the Battiste siblings as residents of the Colored Orphan Asylum in Manhattan.

Marriage Record for Charles Battiste, Sr.

Index of marriages in Boston listing the marriage of Charles A. Battiste, Sr. to Martha A. Sumner in 1840.

Charles Battiste, Sr. in Index of Naturalization Applications

Index card suggesting that Charles A. Battiste, Sr. applied for naturalization in 1848. No country of origin is listed.

Death of Charles A. Battiste, Sr.

Index of deaths and internments in Boston showing that Charles A. Battiste, Sr. died of consumption in 1848. The Joseph Battiste listed above him (dying in 1831) may have been his father.

Death of Charles A. Battiste, Jr.

Record of the death of Charles A. Battiste (Jr.) in 1861. Battiste also died of consumption, also known as Phthiris. He died at Deer Island, which was the location of the Boston almshouse for the poor and destitute.

Membership of Charles A. Battiste (Sr.) in the American Anti-Slavery Society

This article in The Liberator (an abolitionist newspaper published by William Lloyd Garrison) lists members of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1840. Charles A. Battiste (Sr.) was one of the delegates from Massachusetts.

First Independent Baptist Church (Boston)

This notice published in The Liberator lists Charles A. Battiste (Sr.) as a member of the First Independent Baptist Church in Boston. Many members of this African-American church were activists in the anti-slavery movement and were leaders of…

Protesting Abuses of Colored Sailors

This article in The Liberator provides an account of a meeting of colored citizens in Boston to protest the abuses, jailing, and kidnapping of free African-American sailors when passing through southern ports. Charles A. Battiste (Sr.) helped…