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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 (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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Boston King, U.E.L., Methodist Missionary MP (1760 - 1802)

Boston King A man who overcome great adversity This profile meant to Honor his contributions to Canada, and Sierra Leone What we know of Boston King: A Slave in Colonial America, Boston sided...

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Dinah Lew (1744 - 1837)

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Alice (b. - c.1787)

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Prince Whipple, Black Patriot of the American Revolution MP (c.1750 - 1796)

Note : At the time of Prince Whipple's birth, Ghana was known as the Gold Coast of Africa. Biography Born in Anomabu (present-day Ghana, then known as the Gold Coast), Prince Whipple was enslaved a...

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Hercules, Master Chef MP (c.1755 - d.)

Hercules, Master Chef, "a celebrated artiste" Very little is known of Hercules. This profile is meant to honor what we do know of his life. Hercules gained fame as a ''Chef of fine French cuisine...

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Phillis Wheatley, First African-American Poet MP (1753 - 1784)

'Phillis Wheatley this profile to Honor her life and her poetry Phillis was ''''''purchased by the Wheatley family (John & Susanna Wheatley) of Boston, Massachussetts, USA. (Wheatley- a Bostoni...

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Frank Lee, Butler at Mount Vernon (b. - c.1821)

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William Lee, Valet to President George Washington MP (c.1750 - c.1828)

William Lee Valet to President George Washington This profile meant to Honor William s contibution to the History of America, through his Valued Service to President George Washington See also ...

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York MP (1770 - c.1822)

York A very important figure in respect to the discovery of the American West , and a key Team Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. History records this man as a "Jack of all trades" York`s ab...

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Frances Hager (c.1704 - 1804)

Frances and Mary were Hilton sisters and Elizabeth Milburn, daughter of Frances married her first cousin, Edmund Courtney Jenkins, son of Mary. Frances, widow of Jeremiah Milburn, married second, Rob...

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Abram, slave of Col. William Thomson (deceased)

At the commencement of the Revolution, Colonel Thomson was an indigo planter, living in the enjoyment of affluence and domestic happiness. The plantation was in South Carolina, on the west side of the ...

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Mary Bowser, slave of John Van Lew (c.1839 - d.)

Mary Elizabeth Bowser was born into slavery and owned by John Van Lew . Mary Elizabeth Bowser was born as a slave to owner John Van Lew, a wealthy hardware merchant. His daughter, Elizabeth, and her mo...

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Daddy Jack, slave of Stephen Heard (deceased)

slave of Col. Stephen Heard, Gov. of Georgia

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Mammy Kate, slave of Stephen Heard (deceased)

Mammy Kate: In an 1820 letter she was said to be the "biggest and tallest" black woman the writer had ever seen and had "proven herself to be a strong, a kindly, a never failing friend to Colonel Heard...

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Maria Williams (deceased)

Brother: Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871 about John Morrell Name: John Morrell Account Date: 5 May 1868 Spouse's Name: Hetty [Morrell] Father's Name: Denbo [Morrell] Mother's Name: ...

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William Morrell (c.1851 - c.1870)

1870 United States Federal Census about William Morel Name: William Morel Age in 1870: 21 Birth Year: abt 1849 Birthplace: Georgia Home in 1870: District 8, Chatham, Georgia Race: Bla...

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Richard Morrell (c.1846 - c.1870)

Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871 about Richard Morrell Name: Richard Morrell Account Date: 4 May 1868 Father's Name: Dunvoone [Morrell] Mother's Name: Peggy [Morrell] Birth County: Sav...

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James Morrell (c.1847 - c.1870)

Slave of James Potter of: Colerain Tweedside Plantation The plantation known during the 19th and early 20th centuries as Colerain, or sometimes as Colerain and Tweedside, was a tract of more than 2...

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Peggy Morrell, Slave of James Potter (c.1825 - 1870)

Slave of James Potter of: Colerain Tweedside Plantation The plantation known during the 19th and early 20th centuries as Colerain, or sometimes as Colerain and Tweedside, was a tract of more than 2...

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Dembo Morrell, Slave of James Potter (c.1810 - c.1873)

Slave of James Potter of: Colerain Tweedside Plantation The plantation known during the 19th and early 20th centuries as Colerain, or sometimes as Colerain and Tweedside, was a tract of more than 2...

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Rebecca, Slave (c.1804 - c.1830)

Her Daughter: Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871 about Mary Handy Name: Mary Handy Birth Year: 1827 Age: 45 Account Date: 5 Feb 1870 Spouse's Name: Anthony [Handy] Father's Name: James Yo...

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James Young, Slave (c.1800 - c.1859)

His Daughter: Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1871 about Mary Handy Name: Mary Handy Birth Year: 1827 Age: 45 Account Date: 5 Feb 1870 Spouse's Name: Anthony [Handy] Father's Name: James Yo...

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Brice Connolly (c.1831 - c.1910)

Brice Connolly was a former slave. He married Parthenia Connolly, a native of Ireland who worked as an indentured servant. Because he had no surname of his own, he took his wife's name Connolly. 18...

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Cuffee "Kofi" Slocum (1718 - 1772)

Cuffee Slocum "Kofi" 1718-1772 Cuffee Slocum, whose birth name was Kofi was a member of the Ashanti group from Ghana, Africa. Kofi was captured and was sold into slavery and arrived in Newport RI in ...

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Seneca Boston (1744 - 1809)

Recently developed and corroborated evidence reveals the house was built sometime after the property was purchased by Seneca Boston , an African American, on September 13, 1774. Boston was a weaver and...

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Prince Boston MP (1750 - d.)

Prince Boston, the uncle of Absalom, was born into slavery on Nantucket in 1750, son of Boston and Maria, who were slaves of William Swain, a prominent Nantucket merchant. In 1773 Prince Boston made hi...

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Maria Boston (c.1725 - d.)

Maria Boston , the "ancestral matriarch" of Nantucket's African-American women, was a part of a small, close-knit community of manumitted slave families. Sometime before the Revolution, William Swain o...

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Boston, slave of William Swain (c.1720 - d.)

Prince Boston, the uncle of Absalom, was born into slavery on Nantucket in 1750, son of Boston and Maria, who were slaves of William Swain, a prominent Nantucket merchant. In 1773 Prince Boston made hi...

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Rev. Peter Spencer MP (c.1782 - 1843)

Peter Spencer -- Church Founder, Businessman, and Educator Peter Spencer is heralded as the father of Delaware's Independent Black Church Movement. Spencer's biographer, Lewis V. Baldwin, informs us ...

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Julia Taylor MP (c.1845 - d.)

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Dilsia Harrison (1809 - d.)

Nothing is known about "Dilsia" and there are no supporting documents. Given that birth records for slaves were not kept and the fact that William Henry Harrison wanted "to bury" his illegitimate child...

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Shropshire, slave of John Burdett (deceased)

INVENTORY OF ESTATE OF JOHN BURDETT 1746, AUGUST 27 Print this document INVENTORY and APPRAISMENT of the Estate of John Burdett decd. Augst. 27th 1746. 1 pr. Stilyards 7/6. 1 Field Bedstead 12/. �...

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Catherine Stewart (Jane Kane) (b. - 1870)

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Angerine Ross? (c.1847 - d.)

Angerine was the niece of Harriet Tubman. In November 1860, Tubman conducted her last rescue mission. Throughout the 1850s, Tubman had been unable to effect the escape of her sister, Rachel, and Rachel...

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Benjamin Ross? (1849 - d.)

Ben was the nephew of Harriet Tubman. In November 1860, Tubman conducted her last rescue mission. Throughout the 1850s, Tubman had been unable to effect the escape of her sister, Rachel, and Rachel's t...

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Modesty Greene (deceased)

Modesty, Tubman's maternal grandmother. She arrived in the United States on a slave ship from Africa.

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Mariah Ritty Ross (1811 - d.)

Mariah is one of the sisters of Harriet Tubman. When Harriet Tubman fled to freedom in the late fall of 1849, after Edward Brodess died at the age of 48, she was determined to return to the Eastern...

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Moses Ross (1832 - d.)

Moses was one of the brothers of Harriet Tubman. Moses Ross's fate remains unclear. No mention is made of him after his escape in 1851. Further research may reveal what may have happened to him. (1...

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Soph Ross (1813 - d.)

Soph was one of the sisters of Harriet Tubman. When Harriet Tubman fled to freedom in the late fall of 1849, after Edward Brodess died at the age of 48, she was determined to return to the Eastern ...

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Linah Ross (1808 - d.)

Linah was one of the sisters of Harriet Tubman. When Harriet Tubman fled to freedom in the late fall of 1849, after Edward Brodess died at the age of 48, she was determined to return to the Eastern...

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John Stewart (Robert Ross) (1816 - d.)

Robert was one of the brothers of Harriet Tubman. For 11 years Tubman returned again and again to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, rescuing some 70 slaves in 13 expeditions, including her three other bro...

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Rachel Ross? (1825 - 1859)

Rachel Ross was one of the sisters of Harriet Tubman. In November 1860, Tubman conducted her last rescue mission. Throughout the 1850s, Tubman had been unable to effect the escape of her sister, Rachel...

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James Stewart (Ben Ross) (1823 - d.)

Ben Ross is one of the brothers of Harriet Tubman. Tubman and her brothers, Ben and Henry, escaped from slavery on September 17, 1849. Tubman had been hired out to Dr. Anthony Thompson, who owned a lar...

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William Henry Stewart (1830 - d.)

William Henry "Harry" Ross is one of the brothers of Harriet Tubman. Tubman and her brothers, Ben and Henry, escaped from slavery on September 17, 1849. Tubman had been hired out to Dr. Anthony Thompso...

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Harriet Ross (c.1795 - 1880)

Harriet Ross was Harriet Tubman's mother. Harriet Tubman was the fifth of nine children born to Rit Green Ross and Ben Ross. All of Harriet's siblings were enslaved by Edward Brodess, although at l...

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Benjamin Ross (c.1785 - c.1871)

Benjamin Ross was Harriet Tubman's father. By 1840, Ben, was manumitted, freed from slavery at the age of 45, as stipulated in a former owner's will, though his real age was closer to 55. He continued ...

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