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Enslaved Persons in America

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  • Marlboro Jones (c.1817 - aft.1867)
    Marlboro Jones (c. 1817 - aft. 1867) Marlboro Jones , manservant of Confederate captain Randall Fleming Jones of the 7th Georgia Cavalry, sits for an ambrotype dressed in Confederate uniform. During ...
  • John W. Jones (1817 - 1900)
    John W. Jones (June 21, 1817 – December 26, 1900), was born on a plantation in Leesburg, Virginia, he was enslaved by the Ellzey family.[1] Jones is buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery, not far from M...
  • Enslaved Slaves of total (487- 495) Jones (bef.1807 - d.)
    Enslaved Slaves of total (487- 495) Jones between 1824/1825 - to after 1830 in Liberty , of Moses Liberty Jones . All they had a his family surname Jones, when he was buyed or enslaved all them. See a...
  • John Stone (c.1853 - d.)
  • Sally Stone (1815 - 1900)

Enslaved Persons in America

This is the master project for enslaved persons in America. The profiles in this project may be incomplete.

This project's former name was American Slaves.

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Naming conventions

  • First name: Ned
  • Middle name: (blank)
  • Last name: (blank)
  • Birth surname: (blank)
  • Display name: Ned, enslaved to Agnes Witt
  • Also known as: List of other slave owners EX; Ned, enslaved to John Blue, Ned, enslaved to 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 the names of enslaved persons. When extracting and indexing historical or genealogical data on American slaves, researchers will find that most kinds of records usually give that enslaved person a first name only. Since they were documented as property in most surviving records, a enslaved person'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 enslaved persons (even if a record gives both a first and last name, the slave owner's name will still be essential to tracing that enslaved person in other sources); this combination of enslaved person's first name and owner's full name can be as effective as the name of any free person in tracing of enslaved persons 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. (Note: Site and link with content not available and exist)

Plantation Projects

Enslaved Projects by Enslavers/Owners

See also: Database Enslaved - Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade

Males/Females (alphabetically A-Z) by their stauts, occupations, events, places, etc...

Books (google online published books)


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