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  • Harriet Warr (c.1812 - 1880)
    Harriet Warr It had not been determined, at this time, who Harriet's Husband was. She was born in North Carolina in 1815 and her children were Jacob (1839), Grant (1844), Adam (1845), William (1846),...
  • Barbara Williams (Slave) (deceased)
    In 1812, Philip Henry Livingston, the grandson of the signer of the Declaration of Independence, fathered a daughter by Barbara Williams, a slave. That daughter was Christiana Taylor Williams. After ...
  • Frederick Douglass (c.1817 - 1895)
    Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a...
  • Richard Twitty (c.1823 - d.)
    Richard Twitty was a slave in Warren County, North Carolina.
  • Primus Mitchell (c.1831 - 1912)
    Primus Mitchell (b. ca. 1831-d. 1912), born son of Judy, slave at Rayfield Tract, on Cumberland Island, Georgia, owned by Nathaniel Greene, son of Genl. Nathanael Greene, acquired by Robert Stafford. A...

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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