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  • America Early (1816 - 1870)
    From Black And Catholic In Omaha: A Case Of Double Jeopardy: The First Fifty ... By Jack Angus. Page 49. "Wesely fell in love with a slave girl named America, from the state of Virgini...
  • Albert Woolfolk (1850 - 1940)
    "Albert Woolfolk born in Madisonville, Ky. August 12, 1850 and died July 10, 1940. Born a enslaved, he was his master’s son. His mother was an Indian. He did not attend school, but his brothers ...
  • Joseph "Joe" Browne (1863 - 1917)
    From Find A Grave Memorial# 72087996 Born into slavery on the farm of Louis C. Lischy, near Nashville, in Davidson County, Tennessee. His mother was named Octavia Lischy. She was also known as Toby. ...
  • Octavia Lischy (deceased)
    From Find A Grave Memorial# 72087996 Born into slavery on the farm of Louis C. Lischy, near Nashville, in Davidson County, Tennessee. His mother was named Octavia Lischy. She was also known as Toby. ...
  • Robert Turner (c.1810 - 1849)
    Alexander "Alec" Turner was the son of Robert Turner and Rose Berkley. From Turner Family History [Alexander's] father was Robert Turner, his younger brother by about thirteen years was George W....

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.

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