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  • Col. William Ball of "Millenbeck" (c.1615 - 1680)
    William Ball (c 1614-1680), the immigrant ancestor. Parents unknown. Married Hannah Atherold. Children: William, Richard, Joseph, Hannah. Col. William Ball was born about 1615 in England and died N...
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  • Thomas B. King, US Congress (1800 - 1864)
    Thomas Butler King I (August 27, 1800 – May 10, 1864) was an American politician from the state of Georgia.[1] Biography He was born on August 27, 1800 in Palmer, Massachusetts to Daniel Kin...
  • Anna Matilda King (1798 - 1859)
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American slave owners or slaveholders were owners of slaves in the United States which typically worked either as agriculture laborers or house servants. The practice was common until its abolition in 1865 with the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution.

List of notable slave owners

For a complete list, please see: American slave owners Project Profiles.

List of the largest American slave owners

The list below is compiled from the 1860 United States Slave Census Schedule.

  1. Col. Joshua John Ward of Georgetown, South Carolina: 1,130 slaves.
  2. Dr. Stephen Duncan of Issaquena, Mississippi: 858 slaves.
  3. J. Burneside of Ascension, Louisiana: 753 slaves.
  4. Meredith Calhoun of Rapides, Louisiana: 709 slaves.
  5. William Aiken of Colleton, South Carolina: 700 slaves.
  6. Gov. John L. Manning of Ascension, Louisiana: 670 slaves.
  7. Col. Joseph A. S. Acklen of West Feliciana, Louisiana: 659 slaves.
  8. Gov. Robert Francis Withers Allston of Georgetown, South Carolina: 631 slaves.
  9. Joseph Blake of Beaufort, South Carolina: 575 slaves.
  10. Jno. Robinson of Madison, Mississippi: 550 slaves.
  11. Jerrett Brown of Sumter, Alabama: 540 slaves.
  12. Arthur Blake of Charleston, South Carolina: 538 slaves.
  13. Jno. J. Middleton of Beaufort, South Carolina: 530 slaves.
  14. Elisha Worthington of Chicot, Arkansas: 529 slaves.
  15. Daniel Blake of Colleton, South Carolina: 527 slaves.
  16. J. C. Jenkins of Wilkinson, Mississippi: 523 slaves.
  17. J. Harleston Read of Georgetown, South Carolina: 511 slaves.
  18. Jno. Butler of McIntosh, Georgia: 505 slaves.
  19. Charles Heyward of Colleton, South Carolina: 491 slaves.


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