This is the master project for Slaves in America. The profiles in this project may be incomplete.
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 Slavesâ 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 ownersâ 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 ownerâs 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, âA Perspective on Indexing Slavesâ Names,â The American Archivist, 64 (Spring/Summer 2001), 132-142.
- Black Washingtons of Pope's Creek Plantation, Virginia
- White and Black Jeffersons
- Somerset Place Plantation, North Carolina
- Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation
- African names database
- List of slaves - Wikipedia
- Large slaveholders from 1860 and African American surname matches from 1870
- Slave names index - Index of names in historic newspapers
- Slave data collection - Afrigeneas
- WPA Slave Narratives - The first-person accounts of former slaves.
- The Lives of African-American Slaves in Carolina During the 18th Century
- Pennsylvania - The function of slave names
- Virginia Historical Society - Unknown no longer
- Afro-Louisiana history and genealogy
- Georgia 's Slave Population in Legal Records
- New France 1760 - 1763 - Quebec Culture: includes names of Pawnee and Metis slaves
- Abstracts of North Carolina Wills
- A Study of the Africans and African Americans on Jamestown Island and at Green Spring, 1619-1803
- Standing in Way of Alabama Walmart: Slave Graves
- Kedzie: Saint Helena Island Slave
- African Origins information about the migration histories of Africans forcibly carried on slave ships into the Atlantic; database launched August 2012
- Virginia slaves freed after 1782
- Indexing of property of Major William Moore, Port Royal, August 20, 1689 ~16 slaves, most by name.