Griffin Family and Other African-American Settlements in Bexar County
Enclaves of African American families were developed in the area. Although, to date, no existing homes or structures of this period have been identified as having been farms and/or ranches, it is known that over 70 cattle and/or livestock brands were registered between 1852 and 1930. This would appear to indicate that African Americans were farming as they had sufficient livestock to brand. In addition, a number of African American cemeteries have been located throughout the county. It is assumed that these cemeteries were in the proximity of the African American settlements.
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