Inventory of the Hicks and Steele Family Papers, 1882 - 1916

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Descriptive Summary

Abstract: The Hicks family, originally from Savannah, Georgia and New York, are an African-American family in Charleston, South Carolina. John O. Hicks married Sadie Steele and had one son, J. Maurice Hicks, father of Janet Hicks. Sadie's family, the Steeles of Missouri, are decedents of the Randolph family who left Charleston, South Carolina in 1800 and relocated to Jersey City, New Jersey.
The collection includes materials related to Hicks and Steele family members, gathered by Janet Hicks. Materials include a marriage certificate for Robert A. Steele and Selina L. Spearing; a Steele family tree; and photographs of Sadie Steele Hicks, J. Maurice Hicks, and others.
Title: Hicks and Steele Family Papers, 1882 - 1916
Creator: Hicks family
Creator: Steele family
Repository: Avery Research Center
Call Number: AMN 9001v
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
(4 folders)

Biographical Note

The Hicks family, originally from Savannah, Georgia and New York, are an African-American family in Charleston, South Carolina. John O. Hicks married Sadie Steele and had one son, J. Maurice Hicks, father of Janet Hicks.

The Steele family, originally from Missouri, are decedents of the Randolph family who left Charleston, South Carolina in 1800 and relocated to Jersey City, New Jersey.


Collection Overview

The collection includes materials related to Hicks and Steele family members, gathered by Janet Hicks. Materials include a marriage certificate for Robert A. Steele and Selina L. Spearing; a Steele family tree; and photographs of Sadie Steele Hicks, J. Maurice Hicks, and others.

Collection Arrangement

1. Photographs and Genealogy Materials, 1882-1916



Subject Headings

  • African American families -- South Carolina.
  • African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
  • Hicks family.
  • Hicks, J. Maurice -- Photographs.
  • Hicks, Sadie Steele -- Photographs.
  • Steele family.


Separated Material

9001v-OPF/1

Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Photographs and Genealogy Materials, 1882-1916.

   Folder 1
Marriage Certificate: Robert A. Steele and Selina L. Spearing, 1882
   Folder 2
Photographs: Family Members, 1890-1916
Includes photographs of Sadie Steele Hicks ("Grandma" Hicks), circa 1890, and J. Maurice Hicks, 1915-1916.
   Folder 3
Photographs: Unidentified, circa 1890s-1910s
   Oversize Paper Folder 9001v-OPF/1
Pedigree of John R. Steele, 1904


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hicks and Steele Family Papers, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Received from Janet Hicks.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Bronheim, October 2009

Encoded by Melissa Bronheim, October 2009

Edited by Amanda Ross, November 2009

Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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