Occupations of Select Gilfield Members

From Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia by Nicole Myers Turner

  • This graph shows the thirty-five differnet occupations reported for 68 individuals found in the Gilfield Baptist Church Record Book and in the U.S. Census.
  • 1860-1880
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  • GRAPH 3.2   Occupations of select Gilfield members. Of the sixty-eight individuals whose occupations could be identified, about two-thirds were unskilled laborers, and many (twelve) worked in the tobacco factory. Sources: Gilfield Record Book, Henry Williams Record Book, and 1860, 1870, and 1880 U.S. Census.