People of Color in Utica, New York
1854 City Directory
Transcribed by Jennifer Godwin, http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~godwin/, March 2000.
There were 26 residents of Utica listed in the 1854 city directory as "colored." People of color made up about .0004% of those listed in the 1854 directory. About two-thirds, or 15, of those 26 colored residents lived on Post street. Occupations held by people of color in Utica in 1854 included laborer, whitewasher, hair dresser, laundress, dyer, cordwainer, waiter, cook and barber.
Source: The Utica City Directory for 1854--'55., Utica, New York: Published by S. A. & W. E. Richards, 1854. Contains about 5850 names. Utica is located in Oneida County, New York.Anthony, James, hair dresser, bds 5 Post Fountain, Rev. James, cordwainer, 7 Post Freeman, Peter A., laborer, h 12 Post Freeman, Peter, hair dresser, bds. Wm. Freeman's Gifford, Henry, cook, h w s West, 1 n Leah Harrison, Henry, laborer, h 6 Post Henry, William, laborer, h 28 Canal Jackson, Caesar, h 5 Post Jackson, Susan, h n s Jay, 1 e Mohawk Johnson, Edward, waiter Central Hotel, h 5 Post Johnson, William, restaurant 5 Packet Dock, bds same Kingsley, Francis, whitewasher, bds 10 Post Lippin, Francis C., barber, Devereux Block, h Columbia Livingston, James, cook, h s s Lansing, 9 e Mohawk Miller, Sarah, widow, laundress, h e s Steuben, 4 s Eagle Morrison, Henry, whitewasher, bds 1 Packet Dock Mundy, Abram, laborer, h 6 Post Peterson, Maria, widow of John, laundress, h 16 Post Prince, Mrs. Nancy, laundress, h 4 Burnet Robbins, Charles, whitewasher, h 14 Post Smith, William, laborer, h rear 10 Post Thompson, Mrs. Catharine, h 21 Post Titus, Charles, laborer, h 6 Post Tredwell, Timothy, dyer, h 86 Bleecker Wells, Martin, laborer, h n s Post, 4 e Charlotte Whitaker, Nancy, widow of John, h 5 Post
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