Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Slave Names Found in My Research

Slave cabins, Bass Place,
Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia
Last month, for Black History Month, Schalene Dagutis started the Slave Name Roll Project.  She began to go through will and property records she has obtained in her research and posted the names of any slaves listed in the documents.  She also has invited other researchers to send her links to their lists, to bring the information together in a central location.  I just finished transcribing two wills and an inventory from Elbert County, Georgia, and these are the names I recovered.


Will of Christopher Clark, 1803
"I Lend to my Beloved Wife During her Natural Life, . . . Seventeen Negroes with there [sic] future Increase, to Witt"
Jack
Sam
Frank
Bob
Lucy
Sall
Betty
Patty
Caster
Peaphence
Amy
Polly
Edmond
Jack
Rachel
Easter

"I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Micajah Clark his heirs and assigns for Ever one Negro Boy Named Manger"

"I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Molly Oliver her heirs and assigns forever one Negro Girl, Named Mary, with her future Increase"

Inventory of estate of Christopher Clark (son of the above Christopher Clark), taken November 12, 1819
Kend
John
African Jack
Peter
Tom
Nelly & Rulin her child
Rody/Rhoda
Philadelphia & Nancy
Malia
Caroline
Fanny Carolines Child
Sellen
Rachel
Lewis
Robert
Hannah
Asbury
Lewis
Midliton/Middleton
Harry
Sukky
Peggy
Young Fanny
Sopa
Polly
Charlotte
Martha
Mary
Luke
Jake
Sally
Phoebe
Matilda

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your contributions!

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    1. You're welcome! I am happy to be able to contribute.

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