Jacqueline E. A. Lawson is a genealogist and is a Research Aide at the Pacific-Alaska Region, National Archives in Seattle. She is a founder of the Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc.; a co-founder of the Black Genealogy Research Group of Seattle, and a member of the Washington State Pioneers Association. Her publications have included: The Harveys — Out of North Carolina (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000); Let’s Take A Walk — A Tour of Seattle’s Central Area, As It Was Then (Seattle: Self-Published, Third Edition, 2005); An Index of African Americans Identified in Selected Records of the Bureau of Refugees Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 1995; The Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc. Twenty Years: A Chronology of Events 1977 to 1997 (Seattle: Self-Published, 1997); Camp George Jordan (Seattle: Self-Published, 2007).
Gilford P. Hervey was born enslaved, the third of 14 children of Cary M. and Rose Hervey in Halifax County, North Carolina, both of whom were owned by Gideon T. Hervey. Hervey served with Company F of the 59th United States Infantry (USCI) formerly 1st … Read MoreGilford P. Hervey (1836-1920)