In Dec. 1870, in Mobile, Alabama Josephine West opened an account in the Freedman's Bank.
Josephine was born in Richmond, Virginia c1850 but was 'raised' in Marion, Alabama. She was working as a house servant for Mrs. Goodwin at the time she opened her account.
Her mother was Minerva Bongaysant sp?
Her father was dead.
Josephine's sister was Hattie Jennings of Mobile.
In the 1870 US Federal Census Josephine was living in the household of Margaret Campbell age 45 from Ireland. Other members of the household were Sarah Campbell, born in Alabama (daughter of Margaret?) James Johnson, a painter, also born in Ireland, Mary White, a huckster, Jane Norris a laundress, and Josephine West (described as Mulatto), all born in Virginia.
Freedman's Bank Record Mobile, Alabama
US Federal Census 1870