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James Breedlove MP (1861 - 1902)

Owen Breedlove, his wife, and his older children were enslaved on Robert W. Burney's Madison Parish plantation. His daughter Sarah was the first child in the family born into freedom after the Emancipa...

4/27/2009 4/27/2018

Owen Breedlove, Jr. MP (c.1866 - d.)

Owen Breedlove, Sr., his wife, and his older children were enslaved on Robert W. Burney's Madison Parish plantation. His daughter Sarah was the first child in the family born into freedom after the Ema...

4/27/2009 4/27/2018

Louvenia Powell MP (c.1854 - 1924)

Owen Breedlove, his wife, and his older children were enslaved on Robert W. Burney's Madison Parish plantation. His daughter Sarah was the first child in the family born into freedom after the Emancipa...

4/27/2009 4/27/2018

Minerva Breedlove MP (c.1828 - c.1875)

Owen Breedlove, his wife, and his older children were enslaved on Robert W. Burney's Madison Parish plantation. His daughter Sarah was the first child in the family born into freedom after the Emancipa...

4/27/2009 4/27/2018

Owen Breedlove MP (c.1828 - c.1875)

Owen Breedlove, his wife, and his older children were enslaved on Robert W. Burney's Madison Parish plantation. His daughter Sarah was the first child in the family born into freedom after the Emancipa...

4/27/2009 4/27/2018

Sarah Allen MP (1764 - 1849)

Sarah Allen (also known as Sara Allen and Mother Allen; née Bass; 1764–1849) was an American abolitionist and missionary for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is known within the AME Church a...

4/27/2018 4/27/2018

Richard Allen MP (1760 - 1831)

Richard Allen was born into slavery and owned by Chief Justice Benjamin Chew, Sr. . He was sold as a child to Stokely Sturgis who had a plantation in Delaware. Richard Allen (February 14, 1760 – March ...

4/27/2018 4/27/2018

Cherry Turner MP (deceased)

"Chary"

Cherry was an enslaved African American in Southampton, Virginia in the early 1800s. She was the wife of slave rebel, Nat Turner.

10/6/2008 4/24/2018

Nancy MP (deceased)

Slave owned by Benjamin Turner.

3/8/2008 4/24/2018

Nat Turner MP (1800 - 1831)

History of Nat Turner Nat Turner (October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831) was an American slave owned by Benjamin Turner who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia o...

5/6/2008 4/24/2018

Elizae "Bessie" Woodson MP (aft.1830 - aft.1918)

"Bessie Woodson Johnson", "Ann Eliza"

On her son's draft card for WWI, he gave her name as "Bessie Woodson Johnson", indicating that she had remarried. She and her first husband were slaves.

7/4/2011 4/24/2018

James Woodson MP (aft.1828 - bef.1918)

James Woodson was an American slave.

7/4/2011 4/24/2018

American slave.

4/8/2008 4/23/2018

Henry Highland Garnet MP (1815 - 1882)

Henry Highland Garnet (December 23, 1815 – February 13, 1882) was an African-American abolitionist, minister, educator and orator. Having escaped with his family as a child from slavery in Maryland, he...

4/20/2018 4/20/2018

Jane "Cherry" Logue MP (deceased)

Cherry was a slave owned by David Logue. Together they had a son, Jarm.

2/8/2015 4/20/2018

Jermain Wesley Loguen MP (1813 - 1872)

"Jerry"

Rev. Jermain Wesley Loguen (February 5, 1813 – September 30, 1872), born Jarm Logue, in slavery, was an African-American abolitionist and bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, and an a...

2/8/2015 4/20/2018

Julia Ann Hardin MP (deceased)

Enslaved mistress to Kentucky statesman Thomas F. Marshall. Thomas Francis Marshall, US Congress

4/1/2015 4/20/2018

Ida Bell Barnett MP (1862 - 1931)

"Iola"

Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an activist, writer, and teacher. Born a slave in 1862, she first became prominent in the 1890's because she brought international attention to the lynching of African American...

10/14/2015 4/19/2018

Dr. Ceah Ketchman Wright MP (deceased)

Louis Tompkins Wright was from a medical family. He was the child of Dr. Ceah Ketcham Wright, who was born a slave, was a physician graduated from Bencake Medical College, and stepson of William Fletch...

2/27/2010 4/18/2018

slave girl Armistead MP (deceased)

10/1/2014 3/31/2018

Richard Henry Boyd MP (1843 - 1922)

"born "Gray""

Born a slave named Dick Gray ,he lived at the Gray plantation in Noxubee County, Mississippi and later when B.A. Gray started a plantation in Texas Boyd lived and worked there.B.A. Gray and his three...

12/21/2017 12/21/2017

Venture Smith MP (1729 - 1805)

"Venture Smith"

Venture Smith Venture Smith (Birth name: Broteer) (c. 1729 – 1805) was captured when he was a 6 and a half-year-old boy in West Africa and was taken to Anomabo on the Gold Coast (today Ghana) to be s...

10/19/2017 10/19/2017

Sgt. William H. Carney, Medal of Honor MP (1840 - 1908)

"the first African American to receive this medal"

William Harvey Carney (February 29, 1840 – December 8, 1908), an escaped slave, was an African American soldier during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the ...

5/20/2011 10/1/2017

Harriett Ellison MP (c.1852 - d.)

Prior to the Civil War, Harriet Ellison was probably a slave in South Carolina.

8/29/2017 8/29/2017

Alfred Ellison MP (c.1840 - 1918)

Prior to the Civil War, Alfred Ellison was probably a slave in South Carolina.

8/29/2017 8/29/2017

Wesley Baxter MP (c.1835 - d.)

"Wisly"

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...

5/6/2017 5/6/2017

Pvt. Andrew Watson MP (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...

10/5/2014 4/14/2017

Sandy Glover MP (c.1826 - d.)

Sandy Glover, a black man in Gonzales County, Texas, registered to vote on 17 Jul 1867.

3/30/2017 3/30/2017

Harriet Warr MP (c.1812 - aft.1880)

"slave of James Warr (1800-1876)"

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),...

2/23/2017 2/23/2017

Barbara Williams (Slave) MP (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 ...

2/4/2017 2/6/2017

Frederick Douglass MP (c.1817 - 1895)

"Frederick Douglass"

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...

7/8/2007 1/4/2017

Richard Twitty MP (c.1823 - d.)

Richard Twitty was a slave in Warren County, North Carolina.

10/12/2016 10/12/2016

Primus Mitchell MP (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...

10/9/2016 10/9/2016

Juda "Judy" Williams MP (1801 - bef.1887)

"Judy Mitchell"

Robert Stafford (1790-1877) of Cumberland Island, Georgia, had two extralegal wives (slaves). The first liason began in about 1839 and was life-long. ... The second liaison may have begun about 1850 or...

10/3/2016 10/9/2016

Martha Tingle (slave) MP (deceased)

Martha Tingle was a slave in the household of Louisiana Governor Robert Charles Wickliffe.

9/24/2016 9/24/2016

Andrew Jefferson Solomon MP (c.1844 - 1923)

9/19/2016 9/19/2016

Barbra Jones MP (1841 - d.)

9/13/2016 9/13/2016

Sarah Bishop MP (1851 - d.)

9/13/2016 9/13/2016

Jane Bishop MP (c.1820 - d.)

9/13/2016 9/13/2016

Ben Bishop MP (1853 - d.)

9/13/2016 9/13/2016

Henry Pittman MP (deceased)

9/13/2016 9/13/2016

Lucinda Pittman MP (1840 - 1937)

9/13/2016 9/13/2016

Amanda Samuels MP (1862 - 1940)

9/13/2016 9/13/2016

Moses Samuels MP (1842 - d.)

9/13/2016 9/13/2016

Maggie Merritt MP (1862 - d.)

9/13/2016 9/13/2016

John Merritt MP (1861 - d.)

9/13/2016 9/13/2016

Jefferson Early Knight MP (1859 - d.)

"Jeff"

11/1/2008 7/6/2016

Frances Martha Knight MP (1862 - 1962)

"Fannie"

11/1/2008 7/6/2016

Rachel Knight MP (1840 - 1889)

Rachel was a former slave owned by her husband's grandfather.

11/1/2008 7/6/2016

Elizabeth Draper was a former slave and an assistant cook in the Church Hill mansion of Elizabeth Van Lew, who had been a Union spy in the Confederate capital city of Richmond for the Union during the ...

5/11/2016 5/11/2016

Pleasant Litchford MP (b. - 1879)

"Letchford"

The Litchford Cemetery land was originally owned by Pleasant Litchford who left it to his children when he died in 1879 with the stipulation it be used as a family burial plot. Sources disagree on wher...

4/2/2016 4/2/2016

Matilda Elllison MP (1795 - 1850)

At age 21, April took Matilda, a 16-year-old slave woman (1795- ), as his consort (slaves did not have legally recognized marriages). They had a daughter Aliza/Eliza Ann together, born in 1811.[2] Eliz...

3/27/2016 3/27/2016

Anthony Johnson MP (c.1600 - 1670)

Anthony Johnson was born in Angola and brought to the US to work on a tobacco farm in 1619, technically as an indentured servant. He married a black female servant while on the farm and once freed, m...

3/27/2016 3/27/2016

Rose Marie, a slave MP (b. - 1828)

3/23/2016 3/23/2016

Lewis W Woodson MP (1806 - 1878)

Woodson family oral history, dating to the early nineteenth century, has claimed that Thomas Woodson was the eldest child of Sally Hemings and her master President Thomas Jefferson.[1] That account has...

7/24/2012 3/16/2016

Thomas Wiley MP (1840 - 1913)

3/16/2016 3/16/2016

Caroline Matilda Langston MP (1833 - 1915)

In 1854 ep. John Langston married Caroline Matilda Wall, who also graduated from Oberlin College. From North Carolina, she was the emancipated daughter of an enslaved mother and a wealthy white planter...

7/12/2009 3/14/2016

Priscilla MP (deceased)

"a slave"

11/16/2011 3/13/2016

Rhody MP (deceased)

"Rhoday"

11/16/2011 3/13/2016

Orindatus Simon Bolivar Wall MP (1825 - 1891)

""O.S.B.""

Orindatus (or "OSB", as most sources list him) was born in Richmond County, North Carolina on August 17, 1825, the son of a white plantation owner named Stephen Wall. OSB's mother was one of Stephen'...

11/16/2011 3/13/2016

Alice S. Cleaver MP (1856 - 1956)

Because Alice Cleaver was black and from Texas she was probably a slave in the years before 1865.

3/7/2016 3/7/2016

Frank Herman Cleaver MP (1854 - 1943)

Because Frank Cleaver was black and from Arkansas he was probably a slave in the years before 1865.

3/7/2016 3/7/2016

Barney Launcelot Ford MP (1822 - 1902)

"The Black Baron of Colorado"

Colorado Pioneer, former slave and innkeeper. Colorado’s first great African-American was born a slave and is best known for his work to improve civil rights in early Colorado history. Joining the ...

2/29/2016 2/29/2016

Jupiter Hammon MP (1711 - c.1806)

Jupiter Hammon (October 17, 1711 – before 1806) was a black poet who in 1761 became the first African-American writer to be published in the present-day United States. Additional poems and sermons we...

2/29/2016 2/29/2016

Rachel Dough, a slave MP (1815 - 1895)

2/25/2016 2/25/2016

Capt Richard Etheridge MP (1842 - 1900)

Richard Etheridge’s grave is a simple affair, a white marble slab stating nothing more than “Born, Jan. 16, 1842 – Died May 8, 1900.” There’s no mention of the lives he saved as a member of the Unite...

2/25/2016 2/25/2016

Harriet Scott MP (1820 - bef.1876)

Harriet Scott was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Hillsdale, Missouri. She outlived her husband by 18 years, dying on June 17, 1876

10/11/2014 2/25/2016
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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 MP (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 was bor...

5/9/2014 12/22/2015

John Copeland MP (1858 - aft.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.. Re-loc...

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 United St...

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 representing Alab...

12/24/2013 10/18/2015

Alex Woodard MP (1841 - aft.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.com tree: Occu...

3/1/2010 9/27/2015

Joan Jackson MP (aft.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 MP (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 - aft.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 - aft.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 the Un...

9/18/2008 9/20/2015

Charity MP (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 MP (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 MP (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 MP (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 MP (bef.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 MP (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 MP (bef.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 MP (bef.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 MP (bef.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 MP (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. Ellen...

8/30/2015 9/6/2015

William "April" Ellison, Jr. MP (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 success in ...

8/31/2015 8/31/2015

America Early MP (1816 - aft.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 Virginia. He often to...

8/9/2015 8/24/2015

Albert Woolfolk MP (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 taught ...

4/19/2011 8/23/2015

Joseph "Joe" Browne MP (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 MP (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 MP (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 MP (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