Slave Name Roll Project

The Slave Name Roll Project has a new home! http://slavenamerollproject.blogspot.com/

Thanks to all the contributions over the past two years, the project has grown to the point that it overwhelmed my small blog. A new method of processing contributions was required in order to keep up with the volume. 

A dedicated blog allows me to have others assist with the project; so I am asking for one or two volunteers. Please message me on my genealogy Facebook page if you are interested.

51 comments:

  1. I have a list of Negro births in Milam County, Texas taken from a list provided by another family member: It is not clear how I can send you an attachment. This list is on my computer not a website.

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    1. Please email the list to me if you would like to contribute it to the Slave Name Roll Project. psd11719 @ gmail . com (no spaces). I'll create a blog post for it and add a link when the post is published.

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    2. 2020an has a list of Negro births from Milam, County Texas. I would like a copy.My family has deep ties in Milam County, Tx. Mookassa@hotmail.com thank you in advance!

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    3. 2020an has a list of Negro births from Milam, County Texas. I would like a copy.My family has deep ties in Milam County, Tx. Mookassa@hotmail.com thank you in advance!

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  2. Inventory of George Henry Repold, 7 Dec 1811, Baltimore, Maryland:
    Names gender and ages contained in the inventory are as follows:
    Tabby f 60-70 y/o, Lucky f 57 y/o with infant, Marea f 14 y/o, Silvie f 3 y/o, Franck m 5 y/o, Stephen m 16 y/o, Tom m 20 y/o.

    Will of Metta Henrietta Repold, 22 April 1826, Baltimore, Maryland:

    "Item, it is my will and desire and I do hereby direct that all my slaves to wit, Maria, Thomas, Frank, Sylphe, Ann and Mary together with any other slaves that I may own at the time of my death be forthwith manumitted, discharged and set free immediately from and after the time of my decease, and I do hereby declare them to be so manumitted discharged and liberated from bondage, and I further direct that my Executors purchase for my servant Frank a suitable dray and Horse and give the same to him as soon after my death as may be convenient, in order to enable him the better to obtain a livelihood."

    George and his wife Metta died without children and left much of their property to their nieces Metta Henrietta Maund and Margaret Waesche and their families. Metta died 9 days after writing her will.

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    1. Links didn't work for some reason.
      George's inventory: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GT1D-Y6?i=112&cc=1803986
      Metta's will: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9T5P-615?i=130&cc=1803986

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    2. Noel, I created a post on my blog which included your information and published it today. I also updated this page to include your information. Thank you!

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  3. Thanks for this place to collect this information! I published some names on my blog today. I would love to have you include them. http://thefamilynexus.com/2017/02/28/slaves-of-john-patrick-junior/

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    1. David, thank you for this contribution. This page has been updated to include a link to your blog post.

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  4. Will of William Bennett 1755-1823 in Prince Edward Virginia.
    Names "one negro woman by the name of Sucking and a boy by the name of Bob"
    http://mv.ancestry.com/viewer/8540e6ee-4455-4451-b25a-0c108f5d86a6/75060899/48305462163?_phsrc=JKV777&usePUBJs=true

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    1. My error, Will was from Sumner Co. Tennessee

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    2. Dave, since the link goes to a story on Ancestry, I will create a blog post and publish it next Friday, 10 March 2016.

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  5. Caspar Stoehr left two slaves, David and a female, to wife Catherine in Rowan County, North Carolina per his will, written in 1808 and probated in 1814.http://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2017/03/will-of-casper-stoehr-rowan-county-north-carolina-1808/

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  6. http://ourownhistory.blogspot.com/2017/03/friends-of-friends-friday-will-of-cary.html The will of Cary Curry, Baldwin, GA, July 1819

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    1. Pam, I've added the link to the new Slave Name Roll Project blog.

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  7. Nelson County Virginia 1811 The Will of William Lyon lists 18 enslaved persons names given to his wif and children.
    http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/nelson/wills/w-lyon1.txt

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    1. Thank you, Wendy! I've added the link to the new Slave Name Roll Project blog.

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  8. Another South Carolina post releasing names.
    http://carolinagirlgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/03/friends-of-friends-fridaywinsor-celia.html

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    1. Cheri, I've added the link to the new Slave Name Roll Project blog

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  9. Lydia of Rutherford County, Bil Prayes of Rowan, Maylor of Rockingham County, and an estate sale of seven enslaved people: http://www.laterragenealogy.com/slaves-of-our-ancestors.html

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    1. Cathy, I've added this link to the new dedicated blog for this project: http://slavenamerollproject.blogspot.com/ Thank you.

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  10. http://ourownhistory.blogspot.com/2017/03/friends-of-friends-friday-investory-of.html Estate of Dr. Henry Bourne, Elbert,GA 1852

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    1. Pam I've added the link to the new Slave Name Roll Project blog.

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  11. Dear Schalene,

    I do not have a blog, but I wanted to share the following information I gathered on the names of people enslaved by the Farleys of Putnam County, Georgia while I was doing research.

    1) From a probated inventory of the estate of Matthew Farley of Putnam County, Georgia, dated 1859. Source: Probate Records, 1800-1964 Etc., 1809-1964; Author: Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Putnam County); Probate Place: Putnam, Georgia. Available online here: http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635

    One Negro man named Mark; one Negro woman named Lydia; one Negro woman named Patsy; one Negro man named Sam; one Negro woman named Liza; one Negro woman named Dorcas; one Negro man named Jacob; one Negro man named Richmond; one Negro man named Dennis; one Negro man named Henderson; one Negro man named Daniel; one Negro man named Wesley; one Negro boy named Walter[?]; one Negro woman named Harriet & child; one Negro woman named Caty[?] & children; one Negro boy named Alonzo; one Negro boy named Mat [or Nat]; one Negro boy named Lee; one Negro boy named Ransom; one Negro boy named Elbert; one Negro boy named Freeman; one Negro boy named Major; one Negro girl named Ginny; one Negro woman named Ginnette & children; one Negro man named Shadarack.

    Matthew Farley was born in 1782 in Powhatan, Virginia. The 1850 schedule of slaves for Putnam County, Georgia lists 54 enslaved people under Matthew Farley. Available online here: http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8055

    2) From a probated inventory of the estate of Arthur B. Farley of Putnam County, Ga., dated 1832. Source: Probate Records, 1800-1964 Etc., 1809-1964; Author: Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Putnam County); Probate Place: Putnam, Georgia.

    “The sales of Arthur B. Farley. Negroes. Matthew C. Farley bought Henry for $731. Wm E. Farley bought Randall[?] for $515.”

    Matthew C. Farley and William E Farley both resided in Harris County, GA where they owned a plantation.

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    1. Matt, I've added this information to the Slave Name Roll Project blog:
      http://slavenamerollproject.blogspot.com/ Thank you!

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  12. Known Records of the Richard Smith Family Enslaved Persons
    Records – 1739 will to 1848 will
    Slaveholders – approx. 1700-1863.

    Sources:
    “The Descendants of Richard Smith of Northumberland County, Virginia”, written and compiled by Darryl J. Diemer, (Louisville, KY, 1995) [Diemer]

    Slaveholder: Issac Smith, 1720 -1802.
    Culpepper County, Virginia
    Born in Virginia, son of William Smith and Elizabeth Downing.
    Wife was Margaret Rucker, married in 1738. Had ten children.
    Moved to Culpepper County after the death of his father-in-law, John Rucker in 1752.
    Deed: 7/8 January 1742, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County Deed Book 7, pages 76-77.
    Issac Smith deed to John Rucker (his father-in-law)
    Deed: 1 July 1752, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County Deed Book 12, pages 117-118.
    Release of Deed by executors of John Rucker’s estate back to Issac Smith
    Will: Madison County, Virginia, Probate August 26, 1802

    Enslaved Persons: 7 named persons
    George, one Negro boy
    1739 Will, William Smith [Diemer, pg. 6]
    “bequeathed to my Son Issac Smith to him and his heirs forever” [Diemer, pg. 6]

    1742 Deed
    Issac Smith deeded to John Rucker (his father-in-law) for 600 pounds to be paid December 25, 1743, all lands and tenements and plantations together with my Negros Seaser, George, Bess and Moll, horses, cattle…” [Diemer, pg. 10]



    1752 Deed
    Deed was released by the executors of John Rucker’s estate, Susanna Rucker and Peter Rucker, “for all lands, tenements and plantations, together with al negroes, horses, cattle hogs, potts, pewter goods which Issac Smith by deed 26.October 1742 mortgaged unto John Rucker for 600 pounds.”

    Nan, a negro Woman and Moll, one Negro girl
    1739 Wills of William Smith [Diemer, pg. 6] and Elizabeth Downing Smith, [Diemer, pg. 7]

    “two Negros names Nan & Moll to my Loving Wife Eliza Smith, to her and her heirs for ever” [Diemer, pg. 6]

    I Lend unto my Son Edwin Smith my negro Woman named Nan during his natural Life and her Increase the first Child she shall bring to be for my Son Benja. Smith and his heirs forever and the rest I Lend as before to my Son Edwin during his natural Life. [Diemer, pg. 7]

    It is my Will and desire that my Negro Woman Nan and her increase after my Son Edwins decease go to my Daughter Anne to her and heirs forever Except the first Child to my Son Benjamin. [Diemer, pg. 7]

    I give and bequeath unto my Son Isaac Smith one Negro Girl named Moll to him and his heirs forever. [Diemer, pg. 7]

    It is my will and desire that the first Child raised on the Negro Moll to be for my Grand Daughter Winifred Smith to her and her heirs forever. [Diemer, pg. 7]

    1742 Deed
    Issac Smith deeded to John Rucker (his father-in-law) for 600 pounds to be paid December 25, 1743, all lands and tenements and plantations together with my Negros Seaser, George, Bess and Moll, horses, cattle… [Diemer, pg. 10]

    Wiggon
    “and one Negro named Wiggon to during her Natural Life” [Diemer, pg. 6]

    “I give and bequeath unto my Son Benjamin Smith one Gun & one Negro named Wiggon after my Wifes decease to him and his heirs forever” [Diemer, pg. 6]

    Bess (could be two different Bess’s?)
    1739 Will
    “I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Mary Ann Bryant one Negro girl named Bess to her and her heirs forever. Diemer, pg. 6]

    1742 Deed
    Issac Smith deeded to John Rucker (his father-in-law) for 600 pounds to be paid December 25, 1743, all lands and tenements and plantations together with my Negros Seaser, George, Bess and Moll, horses, cattle…” [Diemer, pg. 10]


    Seaser
    1742 Deed
    Issac Smith deeded to John Rucker (his father-in-law) for 600 pounds to be paid December 25, 1743, all lands and tenements and plantations together with my Negros Seaser, George, Bess and Moll, horses, cattle…” [Diemer, pg. 10]
    Senor
    1802 Will of Issac Smith’s
    “I give and bequeave to my grandson William Smith son of D. Smith one negro man by the name of Senor to him and his heirs for ever – [Diemer, pg. 13]

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    1. I have added this information to the Slave Name Roll Project blog: http://slavenamerollproject.blogspot.com/

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  13. Slaves of Joseph Allred of Montgomery/Richmond/Randolph county NC

    The names of these slaves are found in Joseph ALLRED’s estate file at N.C. State Archives in Raleigh (C.R. 81.508.1.) They were Henry, Judy, Abram, Bill (or William), Esau, Calvin, Riley, Henry, Hetty (pregnant with a child later delivered and named Elihu), Julia, Eliza, Emeline and John. Also Violet & her child were sold to Bulloch County, GA to the James B Lester household.

    See http://allredfamily.com/joseph.htm for further information on these slaves & owners.

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    1. I have added this information to the project page. Thank you!

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  14. I found an archived geocities page with some information on enslaved people from many different families. Here is the link.
    http://www.geocities.ws/Heartland/Farm/4162/enslaved.html

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    1. I posted this link on the new dedicated blog for the Slaves Name Roll Project: http://slavenamerollproject.blogspot.com/

      Thanks!

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  15. Hi Schalene, records from Screven County, Georgia. http://www.martinebrennan.com/african-american-genealogy/summer-monday-cuffee-mike-ned-screven-county-1866

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    1. Martine, I've added the link to the new Slave Name Roll Project blog: http://slavenamerollproject.blogspot.com/

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  16. Slaves of Nathan Harris, Greenville County, Virginia, 1793. https://bembryroots.com/2017/03/26/will-of-nathan-harris-1793/

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    1. Kelly, thanks! I've added it to the new dedicated blog for the Slave Name Roll Project: http://slavenamerollproject.blogspot.com/

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  17. Maryland: HARFORD COUNTY COURT (Land Records) 1793-1796 JLG M, p. 0563 MSA CE 113-12

    William Hitchcock Barton received 25£ from Jesse Low for one Negro Slave Duke age 13 to serve as a menial servant, after 21 years he is to be liberated and become a Freeman. William Hitchcock binds himself and his heirs the sum of 100£, for the true and faithful performance of the same. Jesse Low agrees to binding.

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    1. I posted this information on the new dedicated blog for the Slave Name Roll Project. http://slavenamerollproject.blogspot.com/

      Thank you!

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  18. I'm not sure how to share mine. I've created profiles w/links to each person in my tree on Ancestry. The profile for the slave owner has a link to each slave named with what information is known including relationships to children etc and is attached to documents that provide that info. I add more all the time. What information would be helpful for you to add this to your project? I want them remembered and not forgotten or forever lost. ~Michele

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    1. It's difficult to share an Ancestry tree even if it's public because it still requires a username and password to access.

      Typically we want to know:
      Owner name
      Source document type and date
      location (state, county)
      name of slaves

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  19. http://wisteria-dawn.blogspot.com/2011/10/friend-of-friends-friday.html

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    1. I've added this link to the new dedicated blog for the Slave Name Roll Project: http://slavenamerollproject.blogspot.com/

      Thank you!

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  20. This isn't my page, but slave transactions for Fayette County, Texas are posted on http://fayettecountyhistory.org/slave_transactions.htm. Dates range from 1835 to 1867, so from when Texas was still part of Mexico, through independence and annexation by the United States, to post-Emancipation. The items for the later years are for apprenticeships/binding out or list former owners. The entries don't seem to be in alphabetical or chronological order, unfortunately.

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    1. I've added this information to the new dedicated Slave Name Roll Project blog: http://slavenamerollproject.blogspot.com/

      Thank you!

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  21. Samuel Lambeth Jr. (1770 - 1848)
    Samuel Lambeth of Craven Co, Rowen Co, Davidson Co, NC died 5 September 1848. Sale of slaves 6 January, 1849.. 26 slaves were sold for the sum of $9769.00 ($285,988.64 2016 value). Those named of the sale Ned,Jenny,Hagar, Sally, Howey, Henry Clay, Melinda, Lilinney(sp),
    Pleasant, Green, Alexander,George, Illorgart(sp) Esther, Washington,Lucinda,Kinsey Giles, Iunius,Judy,Mary, Moriah, Evans, Precilla, Dicey,Iusonnoh (sp), and Milton.(Hard to read) This listing is from the estate sale and filed in the court of common pleas & Quarter --- Davidson co NC. There are two records of purchase 9 April,1817 boy Ned aged 11 or 12 from Cotten Steed. Several slaves were purchased from the estate of Jacob Myers 6 July 1818 Davidson Co.
    I did a quick search on Find A Grave and found Henry Clay Lambeth #147719776 buried Bethlehem AME Zion Church Cemetery Forsyth Co, NC. I believe he was the Ned mentioned in the sale Jan. 1849.
    Samuel Lambeth was my 4th G Grandfather through his son Silas. Silas also had slaves on the 1850 seven total slaves, women age 32 and 6 children ages 2 to 13. Further information can be found "The Lambert/Lambeth Family" of NC by Mary Norton Doggett and Sophie Stevens Martin 1974 Private Printing
    Sharryn Peck Clark

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    1. Thank you! I've posted the information on the new, dedicated blog for the Slave Name Roll Project: https://slavenamerollproject.blogspot.com/

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  22. A new entry today: http://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2017/09/inventory-of-col-james-williams-1780-releasing-27-enslaved-people/

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  23. One more new entry for you. http://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2017/09/52-documents-in-52-weeks-38-slaves-named-on-1783-cumberland-county-virginia-tax-roll/

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    1. Linda, thanks for you're continued contributions. The Slave Name Roll Project now has a dedicated blog, and you and leave the information there: https://slavenamerollproject.blogspot.com/ on the Contact Us page.

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  24. Please help I am looking for my great grandfather, I think his name may have been Ebb? Bailey, from butler county Kentucky. He may have been owned by John w.Bailey. please Help.

    Email passion.r37@gmail.com

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