About the Project

During Black History Month in 2015 a Facebook group of Genealogy Bloggers began the Slave Name Roll Project with five contributions. The project objective is to record information about named slaves whenever and where ever they may be found so that African-American genealogists and family historians may break through the wall that is the 1870 census. Documents such as wills and other probate records, bills of sale, court cases and newspaper advertisements for run away slaves are often rich sources of information. Schalene Dagutis mantained the project page on her blog, Tangled Roots and Trees.

As we entered 2017, the project has grown to over 500 contributions. Thanks the Slave Name Roll Project being mentioned in an educational video about Documenting the Enslaved which was conducted on 28 February 2017, contributions have grown rapidly.

The Slave Name Roll Project is now a separate blog maintained by a group of volunteers and we are in the process of migrating the previously submitted information to this blog. Until that effort is completed, you may find it here: Slave Name Roll Project on Tangled Roots and Trees. Any contributions made after 1 March 2017 are included on this website.

We hope you will consider making contributions to this project as you find source documents which name slaves in your research. Simply, leave a comment on any post. Please include the following information:
  1. Name of the enslaved (usually only a given name)
  2. Name of the slave owner
  3. Source of the information (will, estate inventory, court case, deed, etc.)
  4. Date and location of the source information
Thank you for your contributions!

If you have a success using this project in finding your enslaved ancestors we hope you will share that success with us by leaving a comment.

49 comments:

  1. The following does not include names of the enslaved, but might be helpful, nonetheless:

    Mathias Harmon’s Bill of Sale
    Smyth County Virginia, Will Book 3, p. 162

    Citation: (EE Citing an individual volume, p. 522-523)
    Src. Lst. Entry: Virginia. Smyth County. “Will Book 3.” County Clerk’s Office, Marion.
    1st ref.: Smyth County, Virginia, Will Book 3:162, sale of slaves of Mathias Harmon: County Clerk’s Office, Marion.
    Subs.: Smyth Co., Va, Will Book 3: 162.

    Transcription:

    “[in left column]
    x
    "Matthias Harmon
    Sale
    Bill

    [Body of page]
    "The following property was sold by the administrator of Matthias Harmon Decd
    James B Crockett a Negro man $ 1020 00
    Ransom Tilson a Negro Girl 1015 00
    Hezekiah Harmon a Negro man 755 00
    Hobson Clack a Negro woman & child 1251 00
    $ 4041 00

    "Given under our hands April 20th 1858
    Henry Harmon
    J. Wagoner
    Administrators
    "Virginia: At a Court held for Smyth County 17 May 1859
    The sale Bill of the personal estate of "Matthias Harmon De’cd was presented in Court and ordered to be recorded.

    "Teste W C Sexton C”

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    1. Zola, I will leave your comment as it is indexed by search engines in case it is useful to researchers. Thank you.

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  2. Moses, Charles, Nance, Peter
    1788 Deed of Manumission
    Kent County, Delaware
    Henry Newell
    http://www.martinebrennan.com/african-american-genealogy/manumission-delaware-1788

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  3. 1792 Deed of Manumission Kent County, Pennsylvania
    Mary Turley
    Jane & her children Robert & Sarah
    Rachel & her children Hessee & Margaret
    http://www.martinebrennan.com/african-american-genealogy/manumission-kent-county-pennsylvania

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  4. 23 Aug 1840, Polk County, Texas Wills and Probate Records, 1833-1974
    Probate Minutes, Vol, A-C, 1847-1862.

    William Butler, will, Republic of Texas, North Division of Liberty County; pages 1-2.
    Bequeathed to wife Sarah, “a certain Negro woman named Nancy, which is her [Sarah’s] own property inherited by heirship” (page 1)

    Caleb Young, will, Polk Co, TX
    filed 30 Nov 1847 and recorded 6 Apr 1848; pages 2-3
    Bequeathed to wife Catherine Young “my named Negro slaves (to wit) Sophie, Eliza, Lucy, James, and Thomas together with all their increase”

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  5. Sherriff's Sale 1838 Edgefield County South Carolina
    Edgefield Advertiser
    SH Tully F Sullivan also recorded as Tully F Sullivant
    9 people
    Charles
    Chifney
    William
    Emily
    Malinda
    Henry
    Elizabeth
    ​Harriet
    Crook
    http://www.martinebrennan.com/african-american-genealogy/edgefield-south-carolina-1836

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  6. Joshua Tanner
    1678
    Slave holder: Joseph Tanner

    Source: Henrico County, Virginia Court Orders (April 1, 1678 – April 17, 1693)
    URL of source (FHL) https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1473338?availability=Family%20History%20Library.

    Text: Joshua an Indian boy belonging to Joseph Tanner (& comeing in since the late Act makeking Indians Slaves) being brought before the Wor" Court is adjudged five years of age.

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  7. I'm not sure how to enter this. I have the names of 6 enslaved people in a will, so I will identify the person making the will and the names of the people to whom the slaves were bequeathed. Robert Givan created the will in 1826 and died in 1828:

    1826
    Worcester County, Maryland
    Owner of all 6 slaves: Robert Givan Sr.

    Mary (one Negro girl), given to William Burbage, son of John;
    Luceen (one Negro girl), given to Elexzean Richardson, daughter of John (Elexzean's name is spelled various ways in records);
    Robert (one Negro boy), given to Sara Ann Staton, granddaughter of Robert Givan;
    Handy (one Negro boy), given to Elizabeth Baley, Hetty Dickerson, and Sara Ann Staton, to be shared equally among them;
    Liza (one Negro woman) to Presla (Priscilla) Givan;
    Harra (one Negro boy) to Presla (Priscilla) Givan;
    Marita (one Negro girl) to Presla (Priscilla) Givan.

    Priscilla Givan died in January 1829, and I don't know what might have happened to these people she was responsible for.

    The source of this information is a transcription of a will I found on Ancestry.com, and I'd be more than happy to share it and any information I have about my family, a project I'm still working on.

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  8. From the inventory during probate of the 150 acre estate "Wandsworth" of Jane Lee (maiden name Jordan, husband Thomas Lee), St. Mary's county MD (I have a copy but don't know how to attach it here.) She died intestate 9 April 1816, and her youngest son William T. Lee appears on the Probate record dated March 1817. The slaves were eventually passed on to her son Charles Grandison Lee. In the 1820 census 2 male slaves under age 14, 1 female slave under 14 and one female slave under 26. He moved to Indiana by 1830 and no slaves or free colored persons appear on the census of his household there.

    Negro Frank aged 18 years
    Negro Ralph aged 12 years
    Negro George aged 6 years
    Negro Cornelius aged 2 years
    Negro Chloe aged 28 years + infant
    Negro Sarah aged 22 years
    Negro Mary aged 15 years
    Negro Celia(?) aged 8 years
    Negro Betsy aged 4 years
    Negro Eliza aged 1 year
    Negro Mary Ann aged 4 months

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  9. 12 Feb 1855. Leake Co., MS
    Mississippi, Probate Records, 1781-1930, Leake Co., Probate records 1853-1879 vol B, pg 24. Estate of Julius Martin.
    Sold to JM Gill [John Marshall Gill]
    1. "negro girl, Mariah" (for $1001.50)

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  10. John McDonagh 1799-1850 Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Will proven 1850 (written 1838)
    https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=moa&cc=moa&xc=1&idno=abk9835.0001.001&g=moagrp&q1=McDonogh&frm=frameset&view=image&seq=3
    Enslaved People
    Toby Grey born Virginia 1780
    Anna/Hannah
    Hagar
    Dolly
    Sophie
    Jerry
    George Calhoun
    David Crockett
    Houma
    Henry
    William
    George
    Jane/Jenny
    Phillip & wife Fanny
    Long Mary
    Richard
    old Harry
    John Defage
    Old John
    Mark
    Noel
    Tannes/Dennis
    James Thornton
    Gabriel

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  11. Probate records of Elijah Ballenger Boone Co. Missouri Mar 6, 1843
    from property inventory the following slaves are listed
    1 slave Andrew aged 20
    1 slave Seala aged 40
    1 slave Winny aged 26
    1 slave Judah aged 18
    1 slave Henry aged 14
    1 slave Sarah aged 12
    1 slave Mariah aged 8
    1 slave Jane aged 6
    1 slave Joseph age 4
    Memorandum of the sale of the slaves belonging to the estate of Elijah Ballinger decd made by Wm Cunningham commissioner pursuant to an order of the Boon County Court at its November term 1847-Jany 1st 1848 towit
    Winny & her child Ellen to Ballinger Payne for $500.00
    Sarah to James E Ballinger 414.00
    Maria to Noah Payne 391.50
    Jane to Wm. Cunningham 315.00
    Joseph to John Ellis 379.00
    $1999.50
    Memorandum of the hire of the slaves belonging to the estate of Elijah Ballinger deceased as made by Nathaniel Dodd administrator of said estate to wit
    Sela to the widow of said decd for $5.00
    Winny to Samuel? Winfrey for $34.50
    Andrew to Jas. B Tucker for $52.00
    Judith to Nathl Torbett for $32.00
    Henry to Lloyd Austin for $20.12 ½ (at side is written sold 1845)
    Sarah to Jno Rockford for $14.00 $
    Maria to Edward Ballinger $8.00

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  12. Absalom Renfro will Boone Co., Missouri November 1830 court term
    Also I bequeath to her my beloved wife Chloe Renfro a Negro Man named Harry and his wife together with their five children Tom Iern?(Jim?), Liz hannah and sam also a negro woman named (unreadable) together with her children adam Helen Jep Julia and an(unreadable)
    I do also will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Jemima Helm a negro woman named Easter

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    1. I found the probate record for Absalom Renfro and in the list of property was better able to read the names of his slaves
      1 Negro man Harry
      1 Negro woman Usley & child
      1 Negro woman Anaka
      1 black boy Tom
      1 ditto Jim
      1 girl Liz
      1 girl Hannah
      1 boy Sam
      1 boy Adam
      1 girl Helen
      1 boy Jess
      1 girl July

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  13. probate records of Affarily Turner Armstrong Nov 4, 1857 Boone Co., Missouri
    One Negro woman named Anne 23 years old
    One Negro boy named Randall 6 years old
    One Negro girl named Frances aged 1 yrs old
    One Negro girl named Nancy aged 1 year old

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  14. Probate record of William N. George Nov 23, 1851 Boone Co., Missouri
    One Negro man named Jo, aged about 41 years
    One Negro woman named Ann aged " 28 years
    One Negro boy named Andy aged " 6 years
    One Negro boy named Henry aged " 4 years
    One Negro girl name Caroline aged " 1 year

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  15. I hope this is helpful. This is from ancestry.com

    Sale Bill of the personality of Rev. John Cobb dec. by Joseph Grisham Executor. 2 April 1852

    Negro Woman Tam 24 Col Wm N-ory 652.-
    Boy Alek 10 Henry Cobb 505.-
    Girl Sarah 8 David Murphee 502.-
    Boy Jack 6 M. Whitmire 401.-
    Girl Martha 4 M. Coffee 368.-
    Hester & child Wm. Burgep 897.50

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  17. Edited

    From the Estate of Joseph Goodman, Newberry South Carolina
    will was written 1816 - estate sale administered around 1817
    Newberry County Courthouse

    "one negro fellow named Frank" sold to M Clark or W Clark?
    "one negro fellow named John" sold to Wesley Brooks
    "one negro woman named Soola" sold to Willis Brown
    "one negro boy child (Jim)" sold to Willis Brown
    "One negro woman Minney/Mima" sold to Hulda Goodman (wife of deceased)
    "One negro woman Ann and Child Sidney" sold to John Taylor
    "One negro boy George" sold to James W Goodman (son of deceased)
    "One negro girl Minney/Mina" sold to James Lindsey
    "One negro girl Sela/Sealey" sold to John Taylor Junior

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  18. This is an ancestor of my late husband. I found it on Ancestry. This is from the will of Robert Howard Cash of Amherst County,VA, who died in 1772.

    Will: Will of Howard Cash, Amherst Co., VA Will Book #1, pp 228-231
    The general context of the will is:

    Will: To wife Ruth: Eight Negroes (Joseph, Cate, James, Charles, Sall, Dinah, Dick & David) natural life. Also left the land and plantation whereon they lived. Son Joell Cash was given 100 acres of land joining the land on which he lives and two Negroes (Phil & Dick, a boy which said boy Dick I give to my grandson Howard, the son of Joell Cash, after the Death of my said son, Joel). To daughter Mary Lively a Negro wench named Sarah. To son Benjamin 400 acres of land adjacent to land that is at present the property of Capt Aaron Higginbotham, and the land whereon I live and also a Negro fellow named James whom I purchased of Mr. Thomas Mitchel. Lend to daughter Rosanna a Negro wench named Fellis during her life and after her decease to my grandson Micajah. Lend to daughter Ann Powell a young Negro wench named Peg during her life and after her decease to her heirs. Son Robert: 240 acres of land lying between the land whereon I live and Stephen Cashes land moreover. Son Robert: 400 acres of land which I have left to my wife after her decease and a Negro fellow named John, also a bed and furniture, and two cows. Daughter Maryann: A Negro boy named Ralph, also bed, furniture, a cow, and a colt. Daughter Ruth: A Negro girl named Nell, a fed and furniture, a cow, a calf. Daughter Elizabeth Nuckles: 30 pounds to be raised out of my Estate which I willed to my wife, to be paid in ten years by an order for 3 pounds a year upon some merchant as soon as it becomes due. Son Stephen: 5 shillings. Daughter Sarah Mays: 5 shillings. Executrix: Ruth Cash, Wife Executors: Joell, Benjamin, and Robert 8 February 1772 Test: Roderick McCulloah, David Crawford Will was presented at Amherst Co. at Courthouse, 6 October 1772 Will: The Robert Howard Cash migrated to Albermale County (later Amherst, now Nelson), VA by 1745.

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  19. Another one of my husband's ancestors, William Cash (1653-1708). Here is a transcribed copy of his will from the Westmoreland County Order Book. His plantation was situated in Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, but when King George County was formed from part of Westmoreland in 1720, approximately half of this land fell into each county

    WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1705-172; pg 56
    - Westmorland Ss. At a Court held for the sd County the Twenty fifth day of
    August Anno Reigne Regine Ann magne Britania & Septimo Annoq Dom 1708
    - WILLIAM CASH Will proved The Last Will and Testament ofWILLIAM
    CASH, deceased, was proved by the Oaths ofthe witnesses thereto together with the
    Codicill thereto annexed, and Probat thereofgranted to ELIZABETH CASH and
    PETER SKINNER, the Executors therein named, and the Will and Codieill ordered to
    bee recorded
    - Will, a Negro slave to THOMAS SANFORD, adjudged nine yeares of age;
    - Hany, a Negro slave to ANN SANFORD, adjudged eight yeares of age
    - Tom, a Negro slave to LAWRENCE POPE, adjudged nine yeares of age;
    - Prince, a Negro slave to NICHOLAS MINOR, adudged ten yeares of age;
    - Jenny, a Negro slave to NICHOLAS MINOR, adjudged nine yeares of age

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  22. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    SCOTT, JAMES OF TURKEY CREEK, EDGEFIELD COUNTY, WILL TYPESCRIPT (2 FRAMES) (MSS WILL: BOOK A, PAGE 240; ESTATE PACKET: BOX 45, PKG 1933).
    Recorded 10 July 1807
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=300805

    ...I give an leave to my Beloved Wife Hannah Scott....all my Stock of Horse kind, Cow kind, Hoggs, Sheap aC and likeewise my Negro Wench CIBER....

    I give and leave to my Grandson George Wilson....all my plantation Tools at my Wifes death or Sooner if She pleases, Together with my Negro boy LOUIS....I give and leave to my Son and Daughter James and Elizabeth Coates female Children my Negro Girle JENNY She and her breed if she does breed, to be equally divided / only the Child Hannah to have the first born.

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  23. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    NICHOLSON, WRIGHT OF EDGEFILED COUNTY, WILL TRANSCRIPT (MSS WILL: BOOK A, PAGE 244; ESTATE PACKET: BOX 43, PKG 1784) (2 FRAMES)
    Recorded 23 Oct 1807
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=3494

    ....Item 1st I give and bequeath unto my Loving wife Mary Nicholson one negro woman named NAN...
    ....Item 3rd I give and bequeath unto my son David Nicholson...one negro man named PETER...
    ....Item 4TH I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Rebecca Nichelson one negro woman named SARAH and her child WINNY...
    ....Item 5th I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lydia Nichelson one negro woman named JUDIA...
    ....Item 6th I give and bequeath unto my son Wright Nicholson...one negro Boy named BILL...
    ....Item 7th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Luticia Nicholson one negro Boy named BEN....

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  24. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    GLASS, ALEXANDER OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (2 FRAMES).
    Recorded 15 April 1816
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304178

    ...Item. I will and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Five Negro slaves named BUSTER, BINKEY, JUDY, MARK and JACK....

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  25. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    COATE, JAMES OF EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (2 FRAMES) (MSS WILL: BOOK A, PAGE 389; ESTATE PACKET: BOX 6, PKG 213).
    Recorded 7 Nov 1817
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=301276

    ...1. I give and bequeath to my beloved son John Coate....Also one negro fellow by name GEORGE...
    ...2. I give and bequeath to my son James Coate...Also one negro boy named NED...
    ...3. I devise and bequeath to my son John a negro girl HARRIETT daughter of ANN, in trust to him, for the use and benefit of my daughter Elizabeth, till said girl arrives at the age of Sixteen years, at wihch time it is my will and desire that my son John Emancipate her according to the laws of the Country. I also give and bequeath to my said daughter Elizabeth....also one negro woman aforesaid by the name of ANN....
    ...4. I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah one negro girl named LETS...


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  26. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    WATSON, ANDREW OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK A, PAGE 209; ESTATE PACKET: APT. 32, PKG. 13) (2 FRAMES).
    Recorded 28 August 1818
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304209

    ....Item, I will and bequeath to my Nephew John Watson, and my Neice Sarah Ann Watson, all my Negroes, namely SAM, BILLY, SARAH and BEN....

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  27. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    WATSON, SARAH OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK A, PAGE 211; ESTATE PACKET: APT. 8, PKG. 15) (2 FRAMES).
    Recorded 28 Aug 1818
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304210

    ....I give devise and bequeath to my Nephew John Watson...Also six Negroes, Viz ROSE and her two children BINKEY & INFANT, FRIDAY, JACK & PETER...
    ...I give devise and bequeath to my Niece, Sarah Ann Watson, four Negroes, Viz MOLLY, JOE, HANNAH & VENUS...
    ...I give devise and bequeath to my Brother John Watson...Also seven Negroes Viz, BINKEY, JAMUARY, SAM, KELLY, FLORAH, PHEBE & MARY...

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  28. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    STAGGERS, MARTIN OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK C, PAGE 13; ESTATE PACKET: APT. 27, PKG. 6) (2 FRAMES).
    Recorded 23 October 1822
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304530

    ...I will & bequeath to my Brother William Staggers my five Colored people. HANAH, VENUS, PEGGGY, PHILLIS & MIRIEA- to be his property during his natural life and no longer---and then after his death, to be free to all intents & purposes forever--------------
    I further will & direct that one hundred acres acres (including the clearing) of my land on the Mill Branch, be the property of my Said brother William Staggers during his natural life and at his death to go the said 5 negroes aforesaid, to them & their heirs forever--------
    I further will and bequeath my three negroes, SAM, ROBERT & DAVE to my brother John Staggers....
    I further will & bequeath to my brother George Staggers my three negroes, FRANK, SUAY and JOHN....
    I further will & bequeath to my brother William Staggers my two negroes, WILL & SHARPER.....
    I will & direct that all the rest & residue of my property of every description...be sold and out of the moneys arising therefrom- I will & direct that one thousand dollars hould be placed in my brothers William Staggers hands to remain there during his natural life and at his death to be paid to the said 5 colored people aforesaid - Share and Share alike....
    ....It is my will & pleasure that the future issue & increase of the said five colored people should also be the property of my said brother Wm Staggers during his natural life and at his death to be also free, to all intents & purposes forever.......

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  29. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    KEELS, ISAAC OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK B, PAGE 24; ESTATE PACKET: APT. 16, PKG. 9) (4 FRAMES).
    Recorded 8 November 1822
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304252

    ...Item I give and Bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Catherine Gamble the following Negroes SAM, SIMON, OLD MOLLY, CASSIUS, BONU, MARIA, YOUNG MOLLY....
    ...Item I give and Devise unto my beloved Son Samuel John Keels the following Negroes to wit, ADAM, ELSEY, HENRY, DORCAS, FLORA, NANCY and CHARLES....
    ...Item I give and Devise unto my beloved Son Isaac Keels Junior the following Negroes to wit, NEPTUNE, RHENA and her children: SOPHIA, KINLOCK, HANNAH, and her Children AARON, MAGGY...
    ...Item I give and Desire my beloved Grand Children, John Isaac, James Keels and Peter R Keels, the younger, the following negroes to wit, OLD BILLY, NANCY, and Nancys Children, BEN, SUSAN, WILLIAM, MONDAY, FORTUNE, FAR MOOTIS, SAM and LEVINA...
    ...Item I give and Devise unto my beloved son George W Keels, the following negores (to wit) MINGO, NELLY, and Nelly's Children, BINKEY, SIAH, LIZZA, MOSES, BINAH, JACK, EMMA and CUFF...

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  30. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    CAMPBELL, JAMES OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK C, PAGE 73; ESTATE PACKET: APT. 6, PKG. 13) (1 FRAME).
    Recorded 8 April 1825
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304551

    ...Item, I give and bequeath to Laura Covert, my Negroe Girl TENAH...

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  31. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    LIFRAGE, WILLIAM OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK B, PAGE 107; ESTATE PACKET: APT. 17, PKG. 9) (3 FRAMES).
    Recorded 20 Jan 1835
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304493

    ...Item, and first. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Margaret Lifrage, during her natural life the following personal property -- Negroes, MINDAH, ROSE, PETER and her choice between my Fellows SAM and SANDY...

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  32. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    SALTERS, SARAH OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK D, PAGE 120; ESTATE PACKET: APT. 28, PKG. 29) (2 FRAMES).
    Recorded 20 February 1854
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304637

    ...I give and bequeath unto my beloved son John A. Salters and his lawful issue, the following Negroe Slaves, together with all their increase which my thereafter accrue viz BIG MARIAH, BILLY, BEN , MINDA, SALLY, GEORGE, CEASAR, DINA, ANNIZZA and TOM....
    ...I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Elizabeth Adeline Montgomery and the lawful issue of her body the following Negroe Slaves, together will all the issue thereof which may hearafter accrue viz LIZATT, NANNY, TENAH, JOE, LITTLE MARIAH, and LISBON...
    ...I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Margaret Emma Watson during her natural life and to her lawful issue provided she leave said lawful issue, the following Negroe Slaves together with all their increase which may hearafter accrue viz BIG PHILLIS, CHARLOTTE, OSCAR, CAROLINA, LITTLE PHILLIS, BOB, and FORTUNE...


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  33. Recorded in the will of John Bolt, Esq in Laurens County. Died September 22, 1854.

    To son William Bolt (b. 1811, Laurens County, SC)
    A negro woman Fanny

    To daughter Mary Ann Bolt (b. 1821, Laurens County, SC)
    A negro girl Harriet

    To daughter Emily Bolt (b. 1826, Laurens County, SC)
    A negro girl, Amanda

    John Lewis Bolt (b. 1828, Laurens County, SC)
    A negro boy Wesley

    Margaret Melvina Bolt (b, 1831, Laurens County, SC)
    A negro girl Ailsey

    Nancy Eliot Bolt (b. 1836, Laurens County, SC)
    A negro girl Jane

    Submitted by deschatzle@gmail.com

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  34. From the will of Christian Goul - Rockbridge, VA - Apr 1, 1839
    to his wife
    negro woman Sarah

    to daughter Betsy Ann
    negro girl Frances

    my son William
    negro boy Joseph

    my son James
    negro boy Frank

    if negro Sarah has daughter in future, that daughter
    should belong to my daughter Cornelia

    sell my black boy Henry

    submitted by Wendy Littrell (allmybranches.wordpress.com)
    All My Branches Genealogy Blog

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  35. From the will of William Goodman of Laurens, South Carolina
    Index and Will, Vol 1, Books A, C1, D1, 1766-1825
    Death about 1793 (unknown if/when will proven)

    I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary Goodman One Negro wench named AMY, one negro girl names MIMA
    to my brother James Goodman one negro boy named NED
    to my brother Claiborne Goodman one negro boy named DICK


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  36. Samuel Goodman of Laurens, South Carolina
    Will written 9 Oct 1829
    unknown when proven

    To my wife One negro woman named ANIKY and her son LEWIS, her daughter ELIZA




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  37. Moriah Goodman of Laurens South Carolina (Widow of Benjamin L Goodman)
    South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 for Maria Goodman
    Laurens Estate Papers, Packets 26-11 to 32-2, 1800-1931

    December 1802
    To Charles Goodman (son of deceased) Negro JAMES

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  38. Caswell Co, North Carolina
    Benjamin Louis Goodman (died Hayes Station Massacre Nov 9 - 1781)
    North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 for B Goodman
    Caswell Wills and Estate Papers, 1663-1978

    Estate inventory lists "One negro fellow named Tom"

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  39. Will of Alexander Moore
    8 Dec 1813
    York District, SC

    Probate: 18 Feb 1814
    Will Book D, P-1
    Case No. 28
    File No. 466

    To [2nd] wife Catherine [Palmer Marion] Moore:
    1. one Negro woman named Rhina
    2. one Negro girl Lucenda
    To daughter Rachel Moore:
    3. one Negro woman named Sarah
    To daughter Dorcus A. Moore:
    4. one Negro woman named Delilah
    To son James Moore:
    5. one Negro man named Sam
    To son Wm Moore:
    6. one Negro man named Moses
    To son Alfred Moore:
    7. one Negro boy named Tony
    To son Maurice Moore:
    8. one negro boy named Bob
    [already] In possession of E.I. Adicks and daughter Sarah Moore Adicks:
    9. the Negro girl named Ealse

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  40. Will of Hannah McGowen
    Lowndes Co, MS
    1 Sep 1849
    1. a woman Nancy ["appraised" at $250]
    2. a boy named John [""appraised at $700]
    3. a boy named Cit (Kit) ["appraised" at $700]
    4. a girl named Nancy ["appraised" at $500]

    Later in the will documents, Nancy is listed as the mother of John, Kit, and little Nancy.

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  42. *In these records, unfortunately, no distinction is made between father and owner so the owners listed here may well be fathers and/or owners.

    Kentucky, Birth Records, 1847-1911. Marshall, KY, 1857

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner--Name of Mother
    15 Jul 1857 Allice(F) (Black) MH Eggner Harriet(Black) “Slave of MH Eggner”

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    20 Dec 1857 Not named/(Black) MH Eggner Mary(Black) “Slave of MH Eggner” (no gender)

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    5 Mar 1857 Caldonia (F)(Black) MA Belcher Susan(Black) “Slave of MA Belcher”

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    23 Aug 1857 Lott [?sic] (Black) Enos Faughn Vittich? (Black) “Slave of Enos Faughn” (no gender)

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    10 Jan 1857 Ellen (F)(Mulatto) David Stohl Sarah(Black) “Slave of David Stohl”

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    7 Mar 1857 John (M)(Black) J.H. Riley Phebe?(Black) “Slave of JH Riley)

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    1 Aug 1857 Caroline (F)(Black) Julia Tilghman (owner) Rebecca (Black) “Slave of Julia Tilghman”

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    15 Nov 1857 Dolly Ann (F)(Black) Thurston Grubbs Elizabeth (Black) “Slave of T. Grubbs”

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    15 Jul 1857 Matilda Jane (F)(Blck) John Binn (?) Ann (Black) “Slave of John Binn”

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  43. I have a list of names from the Slave Census in Anne Arundel County Maryland of more than 100 names of slaves owned by my husband's family. I am happy to send them either via photos of the list or as a spreadsheet, but it's really more than I can type out. I'm hoping to trace potential descendants, but it's proving to be a daunting task!

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  44. Oney, Abbeville, SC 1807
    Will of William Hairston proven 1807
    http://www.martinebrennan.com/african-american-genealogy/oney-abbeville-south-carolina-1807

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  45. St. Mary’s County, Maryland, Board of County Commissioners, Assessment Papers, 1864, C1525-25; Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland.

    A list of Negroes belonging to J. Wilson who have left

    Males aged
    Sandy Daily
    42
    George Frederick
    26
    Harry Monroe
    30
    Daniel Stateman
    8
    Perry Gross
    7
    Walter Whaling
    5
    Females aged
    Sallie Gross
    40
    Mealy Whaling
    25
    Mary Gross
    17
    Allen Gross [incorrect gender]
    12
    Joe Stateman [incorrect gender]
    12
    Becky Whaling
    10
    Dina Whaling
    3


    Born since the time last assessment one negro girl – named Calvy = age 10 years

    Joshua Wilson
    22 March 1864


    A list of Negroes belonging to Mrs. Ann S. Milburn who have all gone away

    Males aged
    Romulus Garner
    40
    John H. Garner
    38
    John Garner
    32
    Nealy Garner
    18
    Reamus Garner
    15
    Sol Garner
    14
    George Garner 6
    Robert Garner 5
    Henry Garner 1
    Females aged
    Agnes Garner
    35
    Ann Brent
    18
    Jane Garner
    16
    Louisa Garner
    12
    Francy Garner
    9
    Maria Garner
    8
    Allice Garner 7
    Ida Garner 3
    Elizabeth Garner 2


    22 March 1864

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  46. An Inventory of Tyree Harris’s Estate
    Name: Tyree Harris
    Probate Date: 1794
    Probate Place: Caswell, North Carolina, USA
    Inferred Death Year: Abt 1794
    Inferred Death Place: North Carolina, USA
    Item Description: Estates Records Harrelson, Tobias - Henderson, Dr. N. S.
    page 156 of volume (per ancestry.com)
    A negroe man George aged 59
    Frank, 45
    Adam, 35
    Hanible, 33
    Ben, 30
    Toney, 24
    Ned, 23
    Isaac, 16
    Jonathan, 16
    Frank, 14
    Thomas, 14
    David, 12
    Emanuel, 7
    Daniel, 5
    Aron, 4
    Jesse, 4
    Claxton, 2
    Joseph, 3
    Ned, 4 months

    A negroe woman Nelly aged 43
    Cate, 42
    Rebeckah, 31
    Amey, 26
    Lidia, 20
    ?crece, 18
    Winiphred, 13
    Hannah, 12
    Temperence, 11
    Cate, 10
    Charity, 9
    Barbary, 8
    Jona?, 7
    Conney, 6
    Susannah, 4
    Ann, 1
    Ede, _? month

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