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John B. Vashon, 1829 in Pa.; Brother Halson

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John B. Vashon, 1829 in Pa.; Brother Halson

Posted: 6 Feb 2004 4:18PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 24 Aug 2004 5:34PM GMT
"Western Pa. Genealogical Society Quarterly, feb. 1984, vol. 10 - #3
pg. 183 "The Frustrating Paper Chase In Color: Some Strategies, Compiled by Gladys C. Harper
...trying to assemble the facts of which would tell the story of the black man in & around Pittsburgh...
pg. 184...John B. Vashon, barber & proprietor of the city's first bath house, arrived in Pittsburgh about 1829. By 1839 he purchased a perpetual lease from Samuel Collins & his wife. The consideration was ten dollars. This assignment is endorsed on the back of the Perpetual Lease, recorded in Book 11, 3d, p. 18 in the Recorder of Deeds Office, Allegheny County. As recorded in the Commercial Journal, Sept. 23, 1850, John Vashon paid $200 to the owner of a mulatto boy named George White to keep him from returning to bondage. White had been barbering apprentice under Vashon for two years at that time. An activist, Vashon was closely associated with the Antislavery Society in Pittsburgh &, in fact, hosted its first meeting at his home on Third Street. Along with his brother Halson, they had losses of over $2000 during the 1845 fire in the city.
On June 14, 1833 when the Methodist Church of Pittsburgh conveyed part of lot 212...to the African Education Society...names on deed; Vashon,...
...When the African Methodist Episcopal Church of Pittsburgh was incorpated on July 2, 1845, the following trustees were named; J.B. Vashon
pg. 185...
In the George Goings "Murder" Case...15, March 1850-March 1851...these names testifying for the defense...J.B. Vashon...Mr. Goings was found "not guilty."
...Additional Reference Sourced...General Research Aids...(other sources cited)" not my family
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
S_Ihrman_pass... 6 Feb 2004 11:18PM GMT 
paulthornell 25 Mar 2004 2:53AM GMT 
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Dtree5237 27 Jul 2010 7:53PM GMT 
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