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Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops (USCT), Surnames R Through S

 

Genealogy of the 33rd United States Colored Troops, Surnames R Through S

     This page is a portion of the Lowcountry Africana feature article Who Lived This History? The 33rd United States Colored Troops. Here, we present abstracts of records of the Freedmen's Savings and Trust (now digitized in the free collection Freedmen's Bank Records, 1865-1874 at FamilySearch.org), then layer on abstracts of military records digitized at Footnote.com from two collections, Civil War Soldiers – Union, Colored Troops 31st to 35th Infantry and Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index. If you find an ancestor here, there are many more records waiting for you on Footnote.com, within the two subscription collections listed above.

     Please scroll to the bottom of the page for source citations for these records. Happy Ancestor Hunting from the crew at Lowcountry Africana!

 

Jacob Reilly aka Jacob Riley, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 153 Jacob Reilly
 
Date of Application: 6 Apr 1866
 
Name of Master: Josiah Sibley
 
Plantation: Scribner Co. GA
 
Height and Complexion: Black
 
Father or Mother? Step Fa. Geo. Scott
 
Regiment and Company: B 33 USCT
 
Occupation: Cooked for several privates in Genl. Shermans(?)
 
Age 22
 
Mother Tena 
 
Brother Sandy
 
Sisters Alice, Amanda, Cynthia 
 
Father in Barnwell Dist SC, rest in Augusta GA
 
Jacob Reilly X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Jacob Riley, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head 11 Jan 1865
 
Age at Enlistment: 22
 
Where Born: Augusta GA
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Joseph Richardson, Company F 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2856 Joseph Richardson, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: 25
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Sylvia
 
Children: Diana (5) Joe (5 months)
 
Mother: Mary
 
Brothers: Cuffee & Stephen
 
Sister: Tamar
 
Joseph Richardson X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Joseph Richardson, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 21 Apr 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 21
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Plowman
 
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Benjamin Rivers, Company C 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2882 Benjamin Rivers, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: July 27, 1868
 
Where Born: St. Helena Island SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: About 22
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Elizabeth
 
Children: Benjamin 3 years
 
Father: Antrim Rivers
 
Mother: Dolly Rivers
 
Brothers: Abraham, Jonas, David, Edward
 
Sisters: Tamar Heywood, Emma Rivers
 
Benjamin Rivers X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Benjamin Rivers, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 4 Oct 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 18
 
Where Born: St. Helena Island SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Prince Roberson, Company C 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2875 Prince Roberson, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Residence: Ladies SC
 
Complexion: Black has had smallpox
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Single
 
Father: Cohen Brown
 
Mother: Daphny
 
Brothers: Sam, Sherry & Thomas Brown
 
Sisters: None
 
Prince Roberson X His Mark
 
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Hamilton Robinson, Company E 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Act: 2826 Hamilton Robinson, Sergeant, Company E 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Residence: Edgerly Place Port Royal Isld SC
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Catherine
 
Children: Molsy
 
Father: John lives in Columbia
 
Mother: Lizzie
 
Brothers: Joseph & Samuel Sold before the war
 
Hamilton Robinson X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Hamilton Robinson, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 21
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Wagoner
 
Promoted to Corporal for Soldierly Conduct 1 Dec 1863
 
Wounded in Action on James Island SC 12 July 1862
 
Admitted to General Hospital at Beaufort for Three Months
 
Discharged 8 May 1865 from Disability
 
Cause of Disability: Wounds Received in the Line of Duty
 
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Richard Robinson, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2743 Richard Robinson, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Darien GA
 
Residence: St. Helena SC
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Mary dead
 
Children: James Washington
 
Father: Dick dead
 
Mother: Nancy dead
 
Sisters: None
 
Richard Robinson X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Richard Robinson, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 14 Dec 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 35
 
Where Born: Darien GA
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Richard Scott, Company C 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 2873 Richard Scott, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Residence: Paris Island SC
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Flora
 
Children: Abram, Dick, Harry, Amelia & Jane
 
Father: Dick dead
 
Mother: Phyllis
 
Brother: Lunnon Grant
 
Sisters: Hannah, Eliza & Pegg
 
Richard Scott X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Richard Scott, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 26 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 38
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Occupation: Boatman
 
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Rodwell Scott, Company A 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2854 Rodwell Scott, Company A 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Beaufort SC
 
Residence: Beaufort SC
 
Age: 23
 
Complexion: Light Brown
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
Works For: Mr. Hazel
 
Wife: Susannah
 
Children: Joe 18 months
 
Father: Bob
 
Brother: Jeffrey
 
Sisters: Tamar & Moll
 
Rodwell Scott X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Rodwell Scott, Company A 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 19 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 24
 
Where Born: St. Helena SC
 
Occupation: Field Hand
 
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Isaac Scribbens, Company K 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3496 Isaac Scribbens, Company K 33rd
 
Date of Application: Aug 6 1869
 
Where Born: Savannah GA
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: 27 years
 
Complexion: Black
 
Wife: Mamie
 
Children: Infant Jack died a year ago
 
Father: Jack Cavant lives on Ogeechee
 
Mother: Katy died 17 years ago
 
Brothers: All died in infancy
 
Sisters: All died in infancy
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Isaac Scribbens, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 21
 
Where Born: Savannah GA
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
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London Simmons, Company K 33rd USCT 

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct:4260 London Simmons, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: Mar 8 1871
 
Where Born: Bluffton SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: About 40
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Wife: Peggy
 
Children: None
 
Father: Pompey Ford lives at Bluffton
 
Mother: Linda
 
Brothers: Kit Simmons lives at Bluffton
 
Sisters: Amy Wife January Small, Nellie Wife George Small, Fanny Wife Adam Wright, Amaretta Wife Scipio Ca?y
Mary Wife March Wright
 
London Simmons X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

London Simmons, Company K 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head Island 1 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 26
 
Where Born: Bluffton SC 
 
Occupation: Plowman
 
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Mingo Simmons, Company F 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3407 Nancy Simmons, Widow of Mingo Simmons, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Date of Apllication: May 5 1869
 
Where Born: Port Royal Island SC
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: About 30
 
Complexion: Dark Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Herself
 
Husband: Mingo Simmons F 33rd dead
 
Children: Sukey Simmons 6 years
 
Father: Ansel Jenkins dead
 
Mother: Celia Jenkins
 
Brothers: Jim Murrell, Ishmael Small
 
Sisters: Riah Richardson, Tyra Simmons, Dinah Small & Rose Williams
 
Nancy Simmons X Her Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Mingo Simmons, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 21 Apr 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 23
 
Where Born: Shell Point SC
 
Occupation: Field Hand
 
Died in Hospital at Savannah GA 29 Apr 1865
 
Cause of Death: Not Listed
 
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Dick Simmons, Company D 33rd USCT 

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2783 Daniel Simmons, Father of Dick Simmons, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Residence: Magnolia Place on Shell Road
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Wife: Peggy
 
Children: Aggy, Jacob, Louisa, Affie, Sue, Daniel, Stepney, Elsie, Tatwell, Joe, Die & Dick of 
 
Co. E 33rd
 
Father: Tatwell dead
 
Mother: Elsie dead
 
Brothers: Isaac Bram & Sam
 
Sisters: Sue Green
 
Daniel Simmons X His Mark
 
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Toney Singleton, Company B 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Toney Singleton, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Charleston
 
Residence: Hilton Head
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming & Laboring
 
Wife: Mary
 
Children: Henry
 
Father: Henry Pinckney who was sent to New Orleans 10 or 12 years before the war.
 
Mother: Bella
 
Brothers: Charley & Joseph
 
Sister: Sylvy
 
Toney Singleton X His Mark
 
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Lunnon Small, Company D 33rd USCT 

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3397 Bina Small, Wife of Lunnon Small, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: April 24 1869
 
Where Born: Old Fort Place Port Royal Isld.
 
Where Brought Up: Same Place
 
Residence: Same Place
 
Age: About 30
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Herself
 
Husband: Lunnon Small Co. D 33rd
 
Children: Aleck (6) Morris (5)
 
Father: Friday Frost
 
Mother: Sallie dead
 
Brothers: Morris
 
Sisters: Rose & Sallie Frost
 
Bina Small X Her Mark 
 
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Peter Small, Company F 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 3224 Peter Small, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: 18 Dec 1868
 
Co. F 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Campbell Place Port Royal Island
 
Residence: Baynard Place Port Royal Island
 
Complexion: Dark Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Silvy
 
Children: None
 
Father: Peter dead
 
Mother: Mary
 
Brothers: Aleck
 
Sisters: Rose
 
Wife's Father Ansel dead Mother Sarah 
 
Brother Cato Stewart
 
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Civil War Service Record: 

Peter Small, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort, SC 21 Apr 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 21
 
Where Born: Beaufort, SC
 
Occupation: Carpenter
 
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Joseph Smith, Company F 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2167 Joseph Smith, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Date of Application: Sep 15 1868
 
Where Born: Georgetown SC
 
Where Brought Up: Georgetown SC Mr Easterly Place
 
Residence: Edisto Isld., Hopkins Place
 
Age: 24 yrs
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Works on shares with Jas Hopkins
 
Wife: Celia
 
Children: James Smith
 
Father: Jupiter dead
 
Mother: Dinah
 
Brothers: Jupiter & Hector Myers & Ben Myers lives on Johns Isld & Jupiter in Georgetown
 
Sisters: Lucy Pasbye & Phillis McClellan & Lanner
 
Bounty Money - late Co. F 33rd USCT
 
Joseph Smith X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Joseph Smith, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 12 Nov 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 22
 
Where Born: Georgetown SC 
 
Occupation: Teamster
 
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Benjamin Snooks, Company D 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:

Acct: 87 Benjamin Snooks
 
Date of Application: 28 Feb 1866
 
Name of Master: David Snooks
 
Name of Mistress: Rebecca Do [ditto]
 
Plantation: Effingham Co. GA
 
Height and Complexion: 5 ft 9 1/2 Black
 
Father: Jeff Porter
 
Mother: Jane
 
Regiment and Company: Co. D 33rd USCT
 
Place of Birth: Effingham Co. GA
 
Residence: Yamacraw Savannah
 
Occupation: Rafter
 
Remarks: Married Apl/67 to Dolly Trowell
 
Benjamin Snooks X His Mark 
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Benjamin Snooks, Company D 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 11 Jan 1863
 
Age at Enlistment: 20
 
Where Born: St. Marys GA
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
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James Steward, Company H 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 95 James Steward
 
Married? Louisa
 
Regiment and Company: Co. F 33rd USCT
 
Place of Birth: Jones Co. GA
 
Father: Tom Taft
 
Mother: Esther
 
Brothers: Nathan Milford, Wesley
 
Sisters: Chary & Tilda
 
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Civil War Service Record:

James Steward, Company F 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Hilton Head SC 12 Jan 1865
 
Age at Enlistment: 23
 
Where Born: Jones County GA
 
Occupation: Farmer
 
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Monday Stewart, Company B 33rd USCT 

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2833 Monday Stewart, Company B 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Wadmalaw Island SC
 
Residence: St. Helena Island SC
 
Complexion: Brown
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Works For: Himself
 
Wife: Rachel
 
Children: James Hamilton Stewart
 
Father: Sam dead
 
Mother: Margaret
 
Brothers: Aleck Frazier and Sam Stewart
 
Sisters: Grace Singleton, Nancy Washington & Venus Barnwell
 
Monday Stewart X His Mark
 
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Bram Strobert, Company C 33rd USCT

Freedmen's Bank Record:
 
Acct: 2864 Bram Strobert, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Where Born: Pocotaligo SC
 
Residence: Cat Island SC
 
Complexion: Black
 
Occupation: Farming
 
Wife: Single
 
Father: Paul
 
Mother: Louisa dead
 
Brothers: Tim, Abel, Cain, Prince, Dick & William
 
Sisters: Venus, Lydy & Minty, Jane, Matilda & Violet
 
Bram Strobert X His Mark
 
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Civil War Service Record:

Bram Strobert, Company C 33rd USCT
 
Enlisted at Beaufort SC 26 Oct 1862
 
Age at Enlistment: 20
 
Where Born: Pocotaligo SC
 
Occupation: Laborer
 
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Source Citations:

Freedmen's Bank Records: 

"Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874," database, FamilySearch.org, from Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of signatures of depositors in branches of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company, 1865–1874.

Civil War Service Records:

"Civil War Soldiers - Union, Colored Troops 31st to 35th Infantry," database, Footnote.com, from Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served With the United States Colored Troops: Infantry Organizations, 31st through 35th, NARA M1992.

Civil War Pension Records:

"Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index," database, Footnote.com, from Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, NARA T289. 

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