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  • Parthenia Lee (1862 - d.)
    Update 8/6/2019(CLM): Mother of Cager Lee. Grandmother of Viola (Lee) Jackson. Great-Grandmother to Civil Rights Icon Jimmie Lee Jackson. Please Consult Sources.
  • Edward Lee (1840 - d.)
    Update 8/6/2019(CLM): Former Slave from Virginia. Father of Cager Lee. Grandfather of Viola (Lee)Jackson. Great-Grandfather of Civil Rights Icon Jimmie Lee Jackson. I(CLM) have found various Edward Lee...
  • Sarah Jackson (c.1857 - 1936)
    Born before the Civil War, Sarah Jackson was most likely enslaved in Alabama. On November 3 or 23, 1871, she married Monroe Jackson and lived in Monroe, Perry County, Alabama. References: Ancestr...
  • Monroe Jackson (c.1847 - 1925)
    Marion Jackson was a farmer in Marion, Perry County, Alabama and before the Civil War he was probably enslaved in the area. References: Alabama, Select Marriage Indexes, 1816-1942 [...

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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