Richard Howell Gleaves
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Richard Howell Gleaves (1819–1907) was a prominent Prince Hall mason and Reconstruction-era politician in South Carolina. He was born free in Philadelphia to a Haitian father and an English mother, and died in Washington, D.C.
In 1866, Gleaves came to Beaufort, South Carolina and went into business with Robert Smalls. Gleaves purchased property in the town, including land on which was later constructed a black fraternal hall that is now known as the Sons of Beaufort Lodge, located at 607 West Street in Beaufort.