Memorandum of Agreement between the Planter, Robt. [Robert] P. Hamer and the Laborer, Washington M. Laurin dated Feb. 25, 1880 in Marion County, South Carolina. Memo states the laborer is to be engaged to work on lands of the planter so the following census finding makes no sense.
A search of the online 1880 U.S. census reveals a black family named HAMER in Manning, Marion, South Carolina, including a 10 year old son named Robert.
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Browne HAMER Self M Male B 50 SC Farmer SC SC
Clara HAMER Wife M Female B 45 SC Keeping House SC SC
Tristram HAMER Son S Male B 18 SC At Home SC SC
Frances HAMER Dau S Female B 16 SC At Home SC SC
Clara HAMER Dau S Female B 14 SC At Home SC SC
Daniel HAMER Son S Male B 14 SC At Home SC SC
Robert HAMER Son S Male B 10 SC At Home SC SC
Dol Roe HAMER Son S Male B 7 SC SC SC
Rose HAMER Dau S Female B 5 SC SC SC