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Isaac Duggan (1851 - d.)

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Celia Duggan (1847 - d.)

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Lu/Su July? Duggan (1849 - d.)

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Amanda Duggan (1833 - d.)

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Sebum Duggan (1850 - d.)

Archelaus Cone Duggan family bible transcription

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Loucinda Duggan (1848 - d.)

Archelaus Cone Duggan Family Bible transcription

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Mary Duggan (1849 - d.)

Archelaus Cone Duggan family bible

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Celia Duggan (c.1830 - d.)

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May Carleton (1861 - d.)

May and her sister Nanny are found in the Household of John Harvey Carleton and Margaret Brown Millen Carleton in the 1970 census in El Dorado, AR.

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Nanny Carleton (c.1858 - d.)

Nanny and her presumed sister May are found in the Household of John Harvey Carleton and Margaret Brown Millen Carleton in the 1970 census in El Dorado, AR.

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Esther Redman (c.1774 - d.)

EMANCIPATION OF ESTHER REDMAN: Source: “Register of Black, Mulatto and Poor Persons in Four Ohio Counties 1791-1861” by Joan Turpin, Heritage Books, Inc., 1985. The counties involved ar...

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William Kendall (c.1805 - c.1876)

EMANCIPATION OF WILLIAM KENDALL: Source: “Register of Black, Mulatto and Poor Persons in Four Ohio Counties 1791-1861” by Joan Turpin, Heritage Books, Inc., 1985. The counties involved ...

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Shippio, slave of Hannah Barron (c.1650 - d.)

Also in the Will of Ellis Barron was mentioned a male negro servant. This man was actually a slave and as such was itemized as property on the inventory of Barron's estate as "1. Negro" at twenty pound...

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Sojourner Truth MP (1797 - 1883)

Isabella her given name at birth Sojourner Truth she later changed her given name to and added Truth as her surname, of which she never had a.k.a. Belle, Isabella Baumfree or Bomfree or Boumfre...

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Pocahontas Little (c.1844 - d.)

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George Ingram (c.1793 - d.)

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Janet Mcleod (1779 - d.)

Booker T. Washington, a close associate of Robert Taylor, cited Henry Taylor in The Story of the Negro as exemplifying the numerous individuals who "though nominally slaves, were practically free." Dra...

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Henry Taylor (1823 - 1891)

From North Carolina Architects & Builders : Henry Taylor (1823-1891), born a slave, was a prominent carpenter and citizen in Wilmington during the mid and late 19th century. Although few specific p...

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Mary Colbert (1801 - d.)

notes From Described as “light colored & decidedly good looking,” Betty Brown had seven children who lived to adulthood. Among these were head gardener Wormley Hughes, Monticello butl...

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Edwin Brown (1793 - d.)

notes From Described as “light colored & decidedly good looking,” Betty Brown had seven children who lived to adulthood. Among these were head gardener Wormley Hughes, Monticello butl...

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Brown Colbert MP (1785 - 1833)

From Dates: 1785–1833 Family: Colbert (Hemings) Occupation: Nailmaker; Blacksmith Brown Colbert lived his first twenty years at Monticello, where he worked as a household servant and a nai...

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Burwell Colbert (1783 - 1862)

notes From Described as “light colored & decidedly good looking,” Betty Brown had seven children who lived to adulthood. Among these were head gardener Wormley Hughes, Monticello butl...

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Rev. Wormley Hemings Hughes (1781 - 1858)

notes From Described as “light colored & decidedly good looking,” Betty Brown had seven children who lived to adulthood. Among these were head gardener Wormley Hughes, Monticello butl...

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Sarah "Sally" Hemings MP (c.1773 - c.1835)

Sally Hemings (Shadwell, Albemarle County, Virginia, circa 1773 – Charlottesville, Virginia, 1835) was an American slave owned by Thomas Jefferson. She is said to have been the half-sister of Je...

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Peter Hemings (c.1770 - 1827)

notes Elizabeth Hemings had twelve known children. According to Madison Hemings, six of them were fathered by Wayles (Robert, James, Thenia, Critta, Peter, and Sally). Sources ------

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Thenia Hemings (1767 - 1795)

Thenia HEMINGS was born in 1767 in Guinea, Cumberland Co., Virginia. Sold and became the property of President James Monroe notes Elizabeth Hemings had twelve known children. According to Madison...

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James Hemings (c.1765 - 1801)

James Hemings was born 1765. James died 1801 at 36 years of age. James was freed upon the death of his master 1796. His death was a result of suicide and there is conjecture that heavy drinking was inv...

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Robert Hemings (c.1762 - 1819)

Robert Hemings was born 1762. Robert died 1819 in Richmond, Virginia, at 57 years of age. He married Dolly bef 1794. Robert was freed upon the death of his master 1794. Robert HEMINGS was born in 1...

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Mary Bell MP (1753 - 1834)

Mary Hemings Bell: at Daughters of the American Revolution at Wikipedia Mary Hemings, also known as Mary Hemings Bell (1753-after 1834), was born into slavery, most likely in Charles City Cou...

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Betty Brown MP (1759 - 1831)

From Dates: 1759–post 1831 Family: Hemings, Elizabeth Occupation: Household servant In 1772, Elizabeth Hemings’s second daughter, Betty Brown, was the first of her family to come to...

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Joey | Ivy Hollingsworth (c.1820 - d.)

Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 Name: Joseph Hollingsworth (slave holder) State: VA County: Frederick County Township: Dist. 16 Year: 1850 Record Type: S...

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Jane Gates (c.1819 - 1888)

"Native Sons of Liberty" By HENRY LOUIS GATES Jr. Published August 6, 2006 in the New York Times: "I have been obsessed with my family tree since I was a boy. My grandfather, Edward Gates, died in ...

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Sarah Bruce (1775 - 1840)

1823 Upon his death Abraham Van Meter freed Sarah & 5 of her children: Charles, Andrew, Isaac, Rebecca & Hannibal. The remaining children: George, Jacob, Solomon, Mary & Milly should be freed at the ...

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Sarah Bruce (deceased)

1823 Joe and Sarah Bruce, great, great, great, great grandparents of Skip Gates, are freed by Abraham van Meter of Hardy County, Virginia, when he dies. (1) Citations African American Lives

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Joseph Bruce (c.1826 - d.)

1823 Joe and Sarah Bruce, great, great, great, great grandparents of Skip Gates, are freed by Abraham van Meter of Hardy County, Virginia, when he dies. (1) Citations African American Lives

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America "Maggie" (c.1845 - d.)

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Charles Lewis (c.1840 - d.)

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Robert Smalls, Jr. (1861 - 1863)

Robert Smalls, Jr. b. 1858 was owned, along with his mother and sister Elizabeth Lydia Smalls by one master, while their father was owned by another. His father successfully stole a the Confederate shi...

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Elizabeth Lydia Bampfield (1858 - d.)

Elizabeth Lydia Smalls b. 1858 was owned, along with her mother and brother Robert Smalls, Jr. by one master, while their father was owned by another. Her father successfully stole a the Confederate sh...

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Hannah Smalls (1827 - 1883)

Hannah Smalls (Jones) and her two children, Elizabeth Lydia b. 1858 and Robert, Jr. b. 1861 were slaves, owned by a different master than her husband, Robert Smalls. Robert was trying to earn enough mo...

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Robert Smalls, US Congressman MP (1839 - 1915)

Robert Smalls (April 5 , 1839–February 23, 1915) was an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War, became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician. He freed him...

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Dennis Lampkin (c.1810 - c.1875)

1850 US Census Age: 40 Floyd County, Georgia John L. Lamkin Slave Schedule Links

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Rose Steward (c.1825 - c.1885)

Or Cane 7 children 1850 US Census Subdivision 30, Floyd, Georgia Slave Owner John L. Lamkin Census Links

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John Sanders (1815 - c.1876)

Sources 1850 Census Neosha, Newton, Missouri Slave Owner Matilda Sanders 1860 Census Caldwell, Texas Slave Owner Matilda Sanders 1870 Census Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas Former Slave Owner ...

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Annie Sanders (1818 - 1875)

6 children Sources 1850 Census Neosha, Newton, Missouri Slave Owner Matilda Sanders Age: 32 1860 Census Caldwell, Texas Slave Owner Matilda Sanders Age: 42 1870 Census Lockhart, Caldwell Coun...

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Newton Sanders (1859 - 1920)

6 wives ? Born in slavery to owner Matilda Sanders: Sources Residence 1860 Age: 1 Caldwell County, Texas Matilda Sanders 1860 Slave Schedule Links

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Spencer Winsmith, slave of John Winsmith (deceased)

Spencer was the slave of Dr John Winsmith .

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Lylburn Downing, a slave (c.1830 - d.)

From History Museum of Western Virginia ... Rev. Downing’s spiritual development was strongly influenced by General Thomas ”Stonewall” Jackson . General Jackson had taught Revere...

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Jude Hall MP (c.1747 - 1827)

Jude Hall Colony: New Hampshire *Age: 28 Race: African American Rank: Private Status: Slave *Position: unknown Unit: Reed/Hinds Jude Hall was born into slavery around 1747 in ...

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Cuff Chambers MP (1738 - 1818)

Cuff Chambers Colony: Massachusetts Age: 37 Race: African American Rank: Private Status: Slave Position: redoubt Unit: Bridge/Furbush Cuff Chambers was born around 1738...

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Eliza Pinchback (1814 - 1884)

The parents of P.B.S. Pinchback, second governor of Louisiana, were Eliza Stewart, a former slave, and William Pinchback, a white planter and his mother's former master, before he freed her. The couple...

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Mary Ann Washington, Slave (1850 - d.)

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James Lafayette (1760 - 1830)

James Armistead was a slave owned by William Armistead of Virginia. His date of birth is usually given as 1760, but may have been 1748. During the American Revolutionary War, James received permission ...

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Ann Costin, freed slave of Custis family MP (1756 - d.)

Ann Dandridge Costin, who was one-quarter African, one-quarter Cherokee Indian, and half-white; there is further evidence of an illegitimate half-brother Ralph Dandridge (date of birth unrecovered), wh...

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Costin (deceased)

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Austin (c.1758 - 1794)

Half-brother to Ona. Austin, Judge's half-brother, a stable worker thought to have slept in the quarters behind the house. He was thrown from a horse and killed in 1794.

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Betty, dower slave of Custis family (deceased)

Betty was a slave owned by Martha Washington. She was an expert at textiles and spent much of her time spinning thread, weaving cloth, and tailoring clothes for both the Washingtons and her fellow bond...

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William Custis Costin, freed slave of Custis family MP (1780 - 1842)

This Costin family came from Mount Vernon immediately after the death of Martha Washington, in 1802. The father, William Costin, who died suddenly in his bed, May 31, 1842, was for twenty-four years me...

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Philadelphia Costin, freed slave of Custis family MP (1779 - 1831)

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Ona Maria Staines, escaped slave of George Washington MP (c.1773 - 1848)

Ona Maria Staines (Judge) Born: circa 1773 at Mount Vernon, in Virginia Died: February 25, 1848 in Greenland, New Hampshire, USA Children: Eliza, William, and Nancy There is now living in the b...

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Carey, a slave, Cunningham MP (c.1815 - d.)

Potential for Carey being a partner of John Cunningham (1787-1855) Her son Tandy was given 324 acres of land. The children's race listed below are mulatto. 1870 United States Federal Census (37...

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Elvira, slave of John Dickson (deceased)

Elvira was a slave of John Dickson mentioned in his 1849 will. She was willed to his daughter Nancy Epperson . Note: Nancy was by this time living in Callaway MO and it is possible Elvira remained in N...

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Anderson, slave of John Dickson (deceased)

Anderson was listed as a slave of John Dickson in his 1849 Will. He was willed to Abner A Dixon

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Candice Paylor (deceased)

Candice was a slave mentioned in the 1862 will of John Banks Bradsher Sr. . She and her children were willed to his daughter Sallie. However, by the time of John Sr.'s death, Candice was already living...

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Alexander Dixon (1827 - 1900)

Alexander Dixon was mentioned as a slave in the 1849 will of John Dickson of Person county, NC. He was willed to John's son Samuel A Dixon . Slaves mentioned in the will: Girl Rhoda to Martha A Dicks...

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Jenkins Dixon (c.1815 - d.)

Jenkins Dixon was a former slave. He is mentioned in the will of John Dickson of Person county, NC in 1849. He was willed to Thomas F. Dickson . Also mentioned in the will is his brother Alexander. His...

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Letty or Sally, slave of John Dickson (deceased)

Letty (or Sally Lilly) was a slave of John Dickson of Person county, NC. John willed Letty and her children to his grandchildren in his will of 1849: I give to my four grand children to be equally divi...

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Lasarus, slave of Josiah Dickson (deceased)

Lasarus is listed as a slave of John Dickson of Person county, NC in his will of 1849. Lasarus was willed to John's son Josiah Dickson of Callaway county, MO.

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Rhoda, slave of Martha Moore (deceased)

Rhoda is listed as a slave of John Dickson of Person county, NC in his will of 1849. She was willed to John's daughter, Martha Moore (Dickson) .

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Lucy, slave of John Ferguson (deceased)

Listed as a slave of John Ferguson of Callaway County in his 1827 will. Note: John Ferguson is the father of Sarah Ferguson, who married Jesse Beasley Calloway County Land Deeds Volume B, page 82 ...

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Harry, slave of John Ferguson (deceased)

Listed as a slave of John Ferguson of Callaway County in his 1827 will. Note: John Ferguson is the father of Sarah Ferguson, who married Jesse Beasley Calloway County Land Deeds Volume B, page 82 ...

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Richmond, slave of John Ferguson (deceased)

Listed as a slave of John Ferguson of Callaway County in his 1827 will. Note: John Ferguson is the father of Sarah Ferguson, who married Jesse Beasley Calloway County Land Deeds Volume B, page 82 ...

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Sally, slave of John Ferguson (deceased)

Listed as a slave of John Ferguson of Callaway County in his 1827 will. Note: John Ferguson is the father of Sarah Ferguson, who married Jesse Beasley Calloway County Land Deeds Volume B, page 82 ...

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Lewis, slave of John Ferguson (deceased)

Listed as a slave of John Ferguson of Callaway County in his 1827 will. Note: John Ferguson is the father of Sarah Ferguson, who married Jesse Beasley Calloway County Land Deeds Volume B, page 82 ...

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Henry, slave of John Ferguson (deceased)

Listed as a slave of John Ferguson of Callaway County in his 1827 will. Note: John Ferguson is the father of Sarah Ferguson, who married Jesse Beasley Calloway County Land Deeds Volume B, page 82 ...

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Priscilla, slave of John Ferguson (deceased)

Listed as a slave of John Ferguson of Callaway County in his 1827 will. Note: John Ferguson is the father of Sarah Ferguson, who married Jesse Beasley Calloway County Land Deeds Volume B, page 82 ...

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Malvina, slave of John Ferguson (deceased)

Listed as a slave of John Ferguson of Callaway County in his 1827 will. Note: John Ferguson is the father of Sarah Ferguson, who married Jesse Beasley Calloway County Land Deeds Volume B, page 82 ...

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Daniel, slave of John Ferguson (deceased)

Listed as a slave of John Ferguson of Callaway County in his 1827 will. Note: John Ferguson is the father of Sarah Ferguson, who married Jesse Beasley Calloway County Land Deeds Volume B, page 82 ...

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Nelson, slave of John Ferguson (deceased)

Listed as a slave of John Ferguson of Callaway County in his 1827 will. Note: John Ferguson is the father of Sarah Ferguson, who married Jesse Beasley Calloway County Land Deeds Volume B, page 82 ...

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Orville Ferguson (c.1823 - 1880)

Orville is listed as a slave of John Ferguson of Callaway County in his 1827 will. Note: John Ferguson is the father of Sarah Ferguson, who married Jesse Beasley Calloway County Land Deeds Volume B...

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Domingo White, of Lynn MP (c.1630 - 1713)

When in 1829, Alonzo Lewis published his history of Lynn, Massachusetts, he began his section on the black inhabitants with the first listed in the records, an individual by the name of Domingo White. ...

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Samuel Garner (deceased)

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Mary Garner (deceased)

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Priscilla Garner (deceased)

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Robert Garner (deceased)

Married fellow slave Margaret. Robert may not have been the biological father of 3 of his children: Samuel, Mary, and Priscilla. Their father may have been their owner, Archibald K. Gaines.

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Priscilla, slave of John P. Gaines (deceased)

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Margaret Garner (deceased)

Margaret Garner was a slave in pre-Civil War America notorious for killing her two year old daughter with a butcher knife, rather than see the child returned to slavery. Margaret was not tried for murd...

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John, slave of Rev. Samuel Parris (deceased)

John was the husband of Tituba. Both were slaves owned by Rev. Samuel Parris.

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Tituba, slave of Rev. Samuel Parris (c.1675 - c.1692)

Tituba was a slave owned by Reverend Samuel Parris . In early 1692, Rev. Parris’s 9-year-old daughter Elizabeth, 12-year-old niece Abigail Williams, and other neighborhood girls began to fall ...

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Betsy Baker, negro slave (1825 - d.)

Betsy Baker who was born in 1825 at Mount Vernon in Virginia and died in Sumner County

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Mark Baker, negro slave (deceased)

It appears that Eve Snowden was married three times. One of her marriages was to Mark Baker (b. ? d. 1940. He was one of nine children of Betsy Baker who was born in 1825 at Mount Vernon in Virginia an...

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Eva Baker (c.1856 - 1939)

Eva Baker worked for Adelicia Acklen, of Nashville, Tenn, builder of Belmont Mansion. The Baker and Snowden families were slaves of Isaac Franklin and Adelicia (Franklin, Hayes, Cheatham) Acklen . Be...

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Aggie Snowden, negro slave (deceased)

There is a family tradition that Aggie was the personal maid to Adelicia and goes with the family to New York while there meets Sam and they marry. She remains in New York until his death and then mo...

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Queen Haley (1857 - 1941)

Queen is the daughter of James Jackson, son of a plantation owner, and a slave on the plantation named Easter.

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Tom Lea Murray (deceased)

Emancipated from slavery.

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Bell Kinte (deceased)

Slave owned by a master named Waller. She married fellow slave Kunta Kinte.

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George Lea (deceased)

Son of slave owner Thomas Lea and his slave Kizzy.

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Kizzy Kinte (deceased)

Slave owned by Thomas Lea, Together they had a son, George, known as Chicken George.

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Titus Cornelius, Honourary Colonel, Elite British Special Forces, U.E.L. MP (c.1753 - c.1780)

Titus Cornelius Colonel Tye - United Empire Loyalist Leader of the Elite Ethiopian Black Brigade== Sources agree on his Birth Year of 1753 but a gap appears in his Death Year accuracy between 178...

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Primus Shapley (c.1725 - d.)

Before Cumberland County Maine gave up some of its land to help form Androscoggin County; it had at least three deeds recorded by Primus Shapley or Shapleigh. The deeds suggest that Primus owned some 5...

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