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  • Nancy (a slave) (1800 - 1850)
    Nancy was a slave of African-American and American Indian descent.
  • Moses Roper (c.1815 - 1891)
    Moses Roper (c. 1815 – April 15, 1891) was a mulatto slave who wrote one of the major early books about life as a slave in the United States — Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of ...
  • Joseph Quillen (b. - 1778)
    He was probably a freed slave of the Ambrose Quillen family. "1773 Court Case in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Gutchell, Andrew vs Joseph Quillen: On motion of Mr. Robert Galbraith to the Court ...
  • George Washington Rollins (1845 - 1930)
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  • Mary McBride (1839 - 1917)
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This is the master project for Slaves in America. The profiles in this project may be incomplete.

Naming conventions

Also see: Naming Conventions of US Slaves.

  • First name: Ned
  • Middle name: (blank)
  • Last name: (blank)
  • Birth surname: (blank)
  • Display name: Ned, slave of Agnes Witt
  • Also known as: List of other slave owners EX; Ned the slave of John Blue, Ned the slave of Fred Ugly
  • About: Any other information that may be helpfull to other researchers
  • Sources: All sources should be uploaded to the profile so other researchers can see it
  • Ethnicity: "Black" or "Mulatto" etc (as per source)
  • Occupation: Job title if known EX.. Worked in Main House, Farmer, Cotton Picker

A Note on Documenting Slaves’ Names. When extracting and indexing historical or genealogical data on American slaves, researchers will find that most kinds of records usually give slaves a first name only. Since slaves were documented as property in most surviving records, a slave's legal identity was the combination of his/her first name and the full name of his/her owner. For research purposes, the slave owners’ complete names act as the best substitute for surnames of slaves (even if a record gives both a first and last name to a slave, the slave owner’s name will still be essential to tracing that slave in other sources); this combination of slave's first name and owner's full name can be as effective as the name of any free person in tracing slaves from record to record. For a lengthier discussion, see David E. Paterson, “A Perspective on Indexing Slaves’ Names,” The American Archivist, 64 (Spring/Summer 2001), 132-142.

http://www.afrigeneas.com/library/slaves_georgia.html

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