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  • Wesley Baxter (c.1835 - d.)
    Wesley Baxter lived in Douglas, Nacogdoches County, Texas. Prior to the Civil War, he was probably the slave of Joseph Warrington Baxter (1810-1878) . The Baxters moved to Nacogdoches County, Texas fro...
  • Pvt. Andrew Watson (1844 - 1924)
    Andrew Watson fought in the United States Civil War for the Union Side. He served in Company A, 3rd Regiment Mississippi Infantry (African Descent) with the rank of Private. He enlisted on March 19, 18...
  • Sandy Glover (c.1826 - d.)
    Sandy Glover, a black man in Gonzales County, Texas, registered to vote on 17 Jul 1867.
  • 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 ...

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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