I would like to know if the people named Skipper were actually his slaves.

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I don't think Charles Benjamin Jordan was married twice at the same time.
WikiTree profile: Charles Jordan
asked in Genealogy Help by Howard Rankin G2G6 Mach 3 (31.3k points)

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I looked at the profile and did a little quick research.  Charles married Temperance in 1855, long after all their children were born.  I unlinked all the children from the incorrect parent.  Later I can look at sourcing the children.  About slaves I have no idea for this family.  I also created a match between Temperance Skipper and Temperance Scipper.  I think Scipper/Skipper is Temperance's first husband's name.  Needs a little research.

Coincidentally, earlier today I found a former slave still living with her slave owner in 1870.  I thought it a little odd, but I know it was done.  It was a little odd because she was young.
answered by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (288k points)
It is highly possible that the people that I had listed as Skipper were actually his slaves. They used the wife's name instead of the husband's name.
True, but in this case I think they are just Temperance's children from her marriage with Barnabas Skipper.  I didn't find anyone marked as colored or anything like that.
You are  correct. I checked the Skipper family lines. The Skipper children that I had listed were, in fact, the children of Barnabas Skipper and Temperance Skipper.

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