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Dred Scott, famous slave MP (1799 - 1858)

From "Dred Scott's fight for freedom, 1846 - 1857" PBS.org Dred Scott first went to trial to sue for his freedom in 1847. Ten years later, after a decade of appeals and court reversals, his case wa...

10/11/2014 2/1/2016

Richard O'Brien was a privateer during the American Revolution and was later appointed US Consul-General to the Barbary state of Algiers. He had previously spent 10 years as a slave in Algiers after hi...

12/22/2015 12/22/2015

James Leander Cathcart (1767 - 1843)

James Leander Cathcart (1 June 1767 – 6 October 1843) was a diplomat, slave, and sailor. He is notable for his narrative as a slave in Algiers for eleven years. Revolutionary War Cathcart ...

5/9/2014 12/22/2015

John Copeland (1858 - 1920)

notes slave owned by William Copeland, Sr, (1777 - 1859) - - Census 1860 • Talbot County, Georgia, USA Slave lot #3, Inherited by Alexander Copeland, son of deceased William Copeland, Sr.....

11/18/2015 11/18/2015

Jeremiah Haralson (April 1, 1846–1916), was among the first African-American Congressmen in the United States. Born in slavery in Columbus, Georgia, Haralson eventually rose to serve in the Un...

12/27/2013 10/18/2015

Benjamin Sterling Turner (March 17, 1825, Weldon, North Carolina – March 21, 1894, Selma, Alabama) was an American politician who served in the United States House of Representative representi...

12/24/2013 10/18/2015

Alex Woodard (1841 - 1898)

"Alec", "Ellick"

William Woodard inherited Ellick from the estate of John Woodard in 1856. William Woodward 1860 Jackson Parish, Louisiana. 1891 tax assessment 240 acres. 1892 tax assessment 80 acres. No more records. ...

6/30/2015 10/10/2015

John Jackson MP (1667 - 1737)

John Jackson Birth: ABT 1667 • West Indies or Africa Death:1737 • New London, New London, CT Parents: unknown Married: Joan Rogers notes From the Tangled Roots Ancestry.co...

3/1/2010 9/27/2015

Joan Jackson MP (1668 - 1730)

Born a slave to Maria, slave of James Rogers of New London. She was freed in 1701, but her freedom & ownership was disputed by Samuel & Elizabeth (Rogers) Beebe, who won the case. Joan's husband, John ...

9/27/2015 9/27/2015

Adam Jackson (c.1701 - c.1764)

In 1760, two years after his master, Joshua Hempstead (master Shipwright) died, Adam's name appeared on the tax rolls as a free man. For Adam's Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England By Allegr...

9/27/2015 9/27/2015

Adam Rogers MP (c.1670 - 1746)

"Black Adams", "Mulatto"

biography you descend from a James Rogers of Newport, Rhode Island, who writers claim to be either the father or a first cousin of John. He and his brother James are the founders of the Rogerenes, th...

2/26/2009 9/27/2015

Maria, slave of James Rogers MP (c.1648 - 1688)

"Slave of James Rogers"

She was a slave, along with Hagar Wright (possibly her sister), in the household of James Rogers of New London. Sometimes known as Joan. She was described as deaf & dumb, unable to hear or speak. In ...

9/27/2015 9/27/2015

Lt. Col. Allen Allensworth MP (1842 - 1914)

Allen Allensworth (7 April 1842 – 14 September 1914), born into slavery, escaped and became a Union soldier; later he became a Baptist minister and educator, and was appointed as a chaplain in...

9/18/2008 9/20/2015

Charity (c.1660 - c.1752)

Slave of Arthur Jordan . Made free in his 1698 will (see below). Updated from Ancestry Genealogy via daughter Jane Mingo by SmartCopy : Sep 19 2015, 2:44:14 UTC Ancestry tree

9/18/2015 9/19/2015

Judith (c.1640 - d.)

"Slave of George Jordan"

"Negro woman Judith" was to be free seven years after George Jordan's decease, according to his 25 February 1677/8 will, proved 5 November 1678. Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, ...

9/18/2015 9/18/2015

Jacob Ashville (1847 - 1936)

Reposition Jacob "Jake" Ashville Jacob "Jake" Ashwell born around 1845 probably into slavery in Bedford County, Virginia. His father, Creed Ashwell, was 20 and his mother, Sarah, was 15 at the time o...

9/13/2015 9/13/2015

Jessie Tobe Penn (1823 - d.)

Part III-Abstracts of Steptoe Wills & Deeds recorded in Bedford County, 1822-1824 DATE: 27 Aug 1822 PARTIES: James STEPTOE Sr. of the first part; James C. STEPTOE, George Steptoe and Thomas Stept...

8/30/2015 9/13/2015

Kitty (1822 - d.)

Part III-Abstracts of Steptoe Wills & Deeds recorded in Bedford County, 1822-1824 DATE: 27 Aug 1822 PARTIES: James STEPTOE Sr. of the first part; James C. STEPTOE, George Steptoe and Thomas Stept...

9/13/2015 9/13/2015

Dick (1816 - 1861)

Part III-Abstracts of Steptoe Wills & Deeds recorded in Bedford County, 1822-1824 DATE: 27 Aug 1822 PARTIES: James STEPTOE Sr. of the first part; James C. STEPTOE, George Steptoe and Thomas Stept...

9/13/2015 9/13/2015

Maria (1822 - d.)

Part III-Abstracts of Steptoe Wills & Deeds recorded in Bedford County, 1822-1824 DATE: 27 Aug 1822 PARTIES: James STEPTOE Sr. of the first part; James C. STEPTOE, George Steptoe and Thomas Stept...

9/13/2015 9/13/2015

Mary (1822 - d.)

Part III-Abstracts of Steptoe Wills & Deeds recorded in Bedford County, 1822-1824 DATE: 27 Aug 1822 PARTIES: James STEPTOE Sr. of the first part; James C. STEPTOE, George Steptoe and Thomas Stept...

9/13/2015 9/13/2015

Tom (1822 - d.)

Part III-Abstracts of Steptoe Wills & Deeds recorded in Bedford County, 1822-1824 DATE: 27 Aug 1822 PARTIES: James STEPTOE Sr. of the first part; James C. STEPTOE, George Steptoe and Thomas Stept...

9/13/2015 9/13/2015

Peggy Steptoe (1800 - d.)

Part III-Abstracts of Steptoe Wills & Deeds recorded in Bedford County, 1822-1824 DATE: 27 Aug 1822 PARTIES: James STEPTOE Sr. of the first part; James C. STEPTOE, George Steptoe and Thomas Stept...

8/30/2015 9/13/2015

Maria died date unknown.  Notes for Maria: Owned by Thomas Steptoe.she is listed in Steptoe family deeds as the mother of "Ellen".Who is born around the exact same time as Ellen Fuqua Penn. ...

8/30/2015 9/6/2015

William "April" Ellison, Jr. (c.1790 - 1861)

"April Ellison"

William Ellison Jr, born April Ellison, (C. April, 1790 – 5 December 1861) was a cotton gin maker and blacksmith in South Carolina, a free negro and former slave who achieved considerable succ...

8/31/2015 8/31/2015

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...

8/9/2015 8/24/2015

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 ...

4/19/2011 8/23/2015

Joseph "Joe" Browne (1863 - 1917)

"Lischey"

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. ...

8/17/2015 8/20/2015

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. ...

8/20/2015 8/20/2015

Robert Turner (c.1810 - 1849)

"Alessi"

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....

8/17/2015 8/20/2015

Alexander Turner (1845 - 1923)

"Alessi"

Alexander "Alec" Turner was the son of Robert Turner and Rose Berkley Alexander served as a Private, 1st New Jersey Colored Infantry from July 20, 1862. He mustered out in 1865. The 1890 Census of Ci...

8/17/2015 8/20/2015

Civil War Veteran Inscription Co. K 124 U.S.C.I (United States Colored Infantry) Name: Private W S Overstreet Age: 16 Birth Year: abt 1849 Birth Place: Jessamine, Kentucky Enlis...

8/19/2015 8/19/2015

Henry Ossian Flipper (21 March 1856 – 3 May 1940) was an American soldier, former slave, and the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 187...

8/18/2015 8/18/2015

Jane Bond (1833 - 1922)

"Jane", "a slave owned by Ambrose Arthur", "Jane Crockett Bond"

Jane was born in slavery about 1833 in Knox County, Kentucky, and died as Jane Bond on July 27, 1922, in Whitley County, Kentucky. From Kentucky African Americans Database Born in Knox County, KY...

7/9/2015 8/16/2015

Nancy (a slave) (1800 - 1850)

Nancy was a slave of African-American and American Indian descent.

5/1/2014 7/29/2015

Moses Roper (c.1815 - 1891)

Moses Roper (c. 1815 – April 15, 1891) was a mulatto slave who wrote one of the major early books about life as a slave in the United States — Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of ...

5/1/2014 7/28/2015

Joseph Quillen MP (b. - 1778)

He was probably a freed slave of the Ambrose Quillen family. "1773 Court Case in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Gutchell, Andrew vs Joseph Quillen: On motion of Mr. Robert Galbraith to the Court ...

6/2/2015 6/2/2015

George Washington Rollins (1845 - 1930)

"Wash"

Ancestry tree

4/29/2015 4/29/2015

Mary McBride (1839 - 1917)

Ancestry tree

4/29/2015 4/29/2015

Wesley Perkins (1848 - 1902)

"Tobe"

Ancestry tree

4/29/2015 4/29/2015

Stephen Alexander McBride MP (1834 - 1920)

From Black History Month: Unsung Heroes project Stephen Alexander McBride. Co-founder of the Shankleville Community. All of my paternal ancestors were brought to Texas by Edward Blackshear in the e...

4/29/2015 4/29/2015

Winnie Shankle (1814 - 1883)

From One newspaper reporter headlined a story about the Shankleville community as "Shankleville's Past Has Love Story in It." He then said it had a mint of intriguing history and the most beautiful l...

4/29/2015 4/29/2015

James Shankle MP (1811 - 1888)

"Jim"

From Shankleville Historical Society The community of Shankleville in Newton County Texas was named after Jim and Winnie (Brush) Shankle. Jim and Winnie were the first African Americans to purchase t...

4/29/2015 4/29/2015

Jefferson F. Long (1836 - 1901)

Jefferson Franklin Long (March 3, 1836 – February 4, 1901) was an American politician from Georgia. He was the first African American from Georgia to be elected to the United States House of R...

4/21/2015 4/21/2015

Laura Trigg Marshall (1826 - 1874)

Laura Marshall was a gifted singer and musician, and well-educated even though she grew up as a slave in the household of a relation to her father, the Kentucky statesman Thomas F. Marshall. Laura, nea...

4/1/2015 4/1/2015

Ellen Craft (1826 - 1891)

Profile photo: Ellen Craft dressed as a man to escape from slavery. Ellen Craft (1826–1891) and William Craft (September 25, 1824 – January 29, 1900) were slaves from Macon, Georgia i...

3/31/2015 3/31/2015

William Craft (1824 - 1900)

Ellen Craft (1826–1891) and William Craft (September 25, 1824 – January 29, 1900)[1] were slaves from Macon, Georgia in the United States who escaped to the North in December 1848 by tr...

3/31/2015 3/31/2015

Lucretia Williams (deceased)

Rev. Adam Daniel WILLIAMS was born on the 2 January 1863 in Penfield, Greene County, Georgia to slaves Willis and Lucretia Williams.

12/16/2010 3/23/2015

Willis Williams (deceased)

Rev. Adam Daniel WILLIAMS was born on the 2 January 1863 in Penfield, Greene County, Georgia to slaves Willis and Lucretia Williams.

12/16/2010 3/23/2015

Blanche Kelso Bruce (March 1, 1841 – March 17, 1898) was a U.S. politician who represented Mississippi as a Republican in the U.S. Senate from 1875 to 1881 and was the first elected African-Am...

12/27/2011 3/19/2015

unknown Cross (deceased)

Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via daughter Terry Bridges (born Cross) by SmartCopy : Mar 10 2015, 8:04:38 UTC

3/10/2015 3/10/2015

From An 1819 slave sale, listed in the WBR Court, Book "E", pg. 247, states that Delphine Allain is "sold" to Martin DuBroca, "natural son of Bernard DuBroca". Delphine was shown as bei...

3/9/2015 3/9/2015

2. John Martin2 DUBROCA (Bernard Maurice 1) was born in Mobile Co., AL January 15, 1789.  He was the son of Bernard Maurice DUBROCA "probably also by a slave, in the Mobile area, "without...

3/9/2015 3/9/2015

Delphine Dubroca (1800 - d.)

"Delfina"

2. John Martin2 DUBROCA (Bernard Maurice 1) was born in Mobile Co., AL January 15, 1789.  He married Delfina ALLAIN in Baton Rouge, LA, about 1813.  Delfina was born before 1800. ...

3/9/2015 3/9/2015

From Bernard Dubruca's will, filed Feb. 11, 1819, as #67 in the West Baton Rouge Courthouse, lists his wife Manette and his son Valentin as heirs. His inventory shows "Jupiter, a Negro ...

3/9/2015 3/9/2015

1654: Roger Spencer owned Negro Cate. (Charlestown Genealogies and Estates)

1/12/2015 1/12/2015

Ila Small (c.1834 - 1876)

"nene"

1/4/2015 1/4/2015

Neptune Small was a slave from Glynn County, in coastal Georgia, who accompanied members of the Thomas Butler King family to fight in the Civil War (1861-65). Small was born into slavery Neptune ...

1/4/2015 1/4/2015

Cudjo Lewis, the last African Slave MP (1841 - 1935)

"Oluale", "Kossola", "Kazoola", "Cudjoe"

The man known as Cudjo Lewis (ca. 1841-1935) was the last survivor of the "Clotilda," the last recorded slave ship to the United States, which arrived in Mobile on Sunday July 8, 1860, illegally and ...

1/1/2015 1/1/2015

Isaac Duggan (1851 - d.)

12/3/2014 12/3/2014

Celia Duggan (1847 - d.)

12/3/2014 12/3/2014

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

12/3/2014 12/3/2014

Amanda Duggan (1833 - d.)

12/3/2014 12/3/2014

Sebum Duggan (1850 - d.)

Archelaus Cone Duggan family bible transcription

12/3/2014 12/3/2014

Loucinda Duggan (1848 - d.)

Archelaus Cone Duggan Family Bible transcription

12/3/2014 12/3/2014

Mary Duggan (1849 - d.)

Archelaus Cone Duggan family bible

12/3/2014 12/3/2014

Celia Duggan (c.1830 - d.)

12/3/2014 12/3/2014

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.

12/3/2014 12/3/2014

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.

12/3/2014 12/3/2014

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...

5/28/2013 12/2/2014

William Kendall (c.1805 - c.1876)

"Kendell Kindle Kindell Randel Kimble"

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 ...

5/28/2013 12/2/2014

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...

11/23/2014 11/23/2014

Sojourner Truth MP (1797 - 1883)

"Isabella Baumfree", "Isabella Bomfree", "Bell", "Belle", "Sojourner Truth"

Isabella her given name at birth Sojourner Truth she later changed her given name from Isabella, to Sojourner and added Truth as her surname (being born into slavery, a surname was something she ...

2/8/2011 11/10/2014

Pocahontas Little (c.1844 - d.)

"Poka Hauntess"

10/29/2014 10/29/2014

George Ingram (c.1793 - d.)

10/28/2014 10/28/2014

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...

10/25/2014 10/26/2014

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...

10/25/2014 10/25/2014

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...

10/6/2014 10/6/2014

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...

10/6/2014 10/6/2014

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...

10/6/2014 10/6/2014

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...

10/6/2014 10/6/2014

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...

10/6/2014 10/6/2014

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

"Sarah Hemings", "Sally Hemings", "Sally Hemmings", "Sally"

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...

11/16/2007 10/6/2014

Peter Hemings (c.1770 - 1827)

"hemmings/"

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

6/14/2009 10/6/2014

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...

6/14/2009 10/6/2014

James Hemings (c.1765 - 1801)

"Hemmings/"

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...

6/14/2009 10/6/2014

Robert Hemings (c.1762 - 1819)

"hemmings/"

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...

6/14/2009 10/6/2014

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...

5/15/2012 10/6/2014

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...

10/6/2014 10/6/2014

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

"Ida"

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...

10/6/2014 10/6/2014

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 ...

9/29/2014 10/2/2014

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 ...

10/1/2014 10/2/2014

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

9/29/2014 9/29/2014

Joseph Bruce (c.1826 - d.)

"Joe"

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

9/29/2014 9/29/2014

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

8/25/2014 8/26/2014

Charles Lewis (c.1840 - d.)

8/25/2014 8/26/2014

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...

1/18/2013 5/30/2014

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...

4/8/2011 5/30/2014

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...

4/7/2011 5/30/2014

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...

4/7/2011 5/30/2014