Tippah Co. MS Slave Ancestry
Slave Era: Rogan Slave Research
Post-slavery Afro-American Rogans of MS
Careful research of social security applications, death certificates, World War II Draft cards, oral history, and census records lead me to the discovery of gggg-grandparents Van and Ivey Rogan living in Ripley, Tippah Co., MS in 1870. Van, his wife Ivey, daughter Martha, and son Jordan were born during slavery. A white man by the name of James Rogan is the only Rogan slave holder in the county in 1850 and 1860. Therefore, this may be the last slave holder of my ancestors. Careful research of this white Rogan family may reveal clues about my Afro-American Rogan ancestors.
- The Life of James Rogan, slaveholder: Establishing a connection between facts from James Rogan's biographies and the lives of Afro-American Rogan slaves
- Slave Records: Slave schedules, deeds, etc. (James Rogan)
Tippah County was a relatively small slave-holding county in Mississippi. Below is all of the pre- and post-slavery data I managed to find for Tippah County. I hope at least one of my fellow Afro-American genealogists finds this helpful.
- Freedmen's Labor Contracts: contracts between land owners and ex-slaves to live and work on plantations/ farms; signed during 1865
- 1870 Tippah Co. MS Census: Afro-American Rogan/Ragan listings
- Tippah Co. Marriages: 1858 - 1899 Afro-American Rogan listing