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date: 05 April 2020

Le Count, Caroline Rebecca locked

(26 Feb. 1846–24 Jan. 1923),
  • Charles Rosenberg


sometimes known as Carrie, public school teacher and principal, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as were her parents, James Le Count, a cabinet maker who around 1860 became an undertaker (and still later a general carpenter), and Sarah Beulah Le Count, who does not appear to have worked outside the home. There is no record that she or her parents had ever been enslaved. She had one older brother James, Jr., younger sister Ada, and younger brother William who died at age three.

Her entire family is listed by name in the 1850 census living in the city's Spruce Ward, carved out of a portion of the older Cedar Ward in 1846 running south of Spruce Street to Cedar Street about midway between the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers Her paternal grandparents Joseph and Mary Le Count both born in Delaware and married in Philadelphia lived next ...

A version of this article originally appeared in African American National Biography.

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