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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Robert Smalls, US Congressman (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...
  • Dennis Lampkin (c.1810 - c.1875)
    1850 US Census Age: 40 Floyd County, Georgia John L. Lamkin Slave Schedule Links

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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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