Daniel Cato Suggs; or the meaning of one generation of freedom.

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A.B. Caldwell, ed., History of the American Negro and His Institutions, North Carolina Edition (1921).

The 1870 census of Wilson, Wilson township, shows Washington Suggs, 42, brickmason, with children Sarena, 8, Mary, 2, Decatur [Daniel Cato], 6, plus farm laborer, Richard Harper, 17. Wife Esther was apparently overlooked.

In the 1880 census of Wilson, Wilson County: brickmason Washington Sugg, 51, wife Esther, 38, and children Nicy, 21, Sarena, 17, Cator, 16, Molly, 12, Edmonia, 10, Juda, 5, and James, 3.

As first mentioned here, in 1884, Daniel C. Suggs was nominated as a candidate for a cadetship at West Point. It was the first public recognition of the extraordinary potential of this young man.

Hburg The State Journal 2 23 1884

The State Journal (Harrisburg PA), 23 February 1884.

In the 1900 census of the 5th Militia District, Chatham County, D.C. Suggs, 35, is listed as a teacher at Georgia State Industrial College [now Savannah State University.]

On 29 September 1902, in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, Daniel C. Suggs, 36, of Savannah, Georgia, married Mary A. Nocho, 26, of Guilford County.

In the 1910 census of Militia District 5, Chatham County, Georgia: college teacher Daniel C. Suggs, 45, wife Mary A., 33, and daughter Chrystine, 1.

In the 1920 census of Greensboro, Guilford County: at 406 East Market, college president Daniel C. Suggs, 50, wife Mamie A., 42, children Christine, 11, Daniel C., Jr., 8, Beatrice, 6, Frank, 3, and George, 9 months.

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The Roxboro Courier, 31 January 1917.

In the 1930 census of Greensboro, Guilford County: at 406 East Market, Daniel C. Suggs, 58, retired, wife Nora A., 52, and children Christine J., 21, Batrice B., 16, Frank G., 13, and George R., 10.

Daniel Cato Suggs died 23 November 1936 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was 71 years old.


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