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Confederate Slave Payrolls, Madison County, Virginia, to Richmond Defenses, 1862-1863

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Date: 1862 to 1863
Location: Madison, Virginia, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: us_black_heritage slavery
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This page is part of a project to further organize the National Archive's recently digitized Confederate Slave Payrolls. See:

Combined Payrolls for Madison County to Richmond

Transcription and Abstract notes: I generally spelled out name abbreviations, such as Samuel where the writing says Sam'l.

See payroll image or owner profile for details not fully transcribed here.

Payroll 1

Abstracted from table. Copied names but not payment numbers. "This payroll acknowledges that J. B. Stanard, 1st Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, paid certain Madison County, Virginia, slave owners for work performed by their slaves near Richmond, Virginia, from December 1862 to March 1863."

Payroll 586

Abstracted from table. Copied names and payment info.

  • Edwin Nichols, Owner: William, slave laborer; worked 60 days @ $16/mo
  • John S. Walker, Owner: Burgess, slave laborer; worked 60 days @ $16/mo

Payroll 1208

Abstracted from table. All for 60 days, except Horace (55 days).

  • Owner: James M Graves. Enslaved: Andrew
  • Owner: William M Blankenbaker. Enslaved: Gus
  • Owner: Robert N Utz. Enslaved: Julius
  • Owner: Helen M. Hume. Enslaved: John
  • Owner: Eliza Seal. Enslaved: Mallory and Waller
  • Owner: George H. Allen. Enslaved: Henry
  • Owner: B.F.T. Conway Enslaved: Littleton and Davy
  • Owner: Ann P. Bouton Enslaved: Sawney, Erastus, Willis, Horace

Payroll 2311

Note: this payroll collection is 8 individual sheets, instead of the usual single chart. Each sheet is the slave owner authorizing a different party to accept payment on their behalf. Most of these owners are already mentioned on the above payrolls on this page. Enslaved people are not named individually on these documents, but their names may be above on this page.

  • Owner: Noel May authorized R.A. Jackson to receive payment on his behalf. Enslaved: not named. Given for the period of Dec 1862, Jan-Feb 1863. Witnesses: Robert T Graves, J. M. Krider, Jos. B. Willis, H. W. Gordon, K. C. Garnett.
  • Owner Gibbon S Conway of Madison County authorized A.D. Almond or T. H. Gibbons of Greene County to receive payment on his behalf. Enslaved: 4, not named. Given for the period Jan-Feb 1863. Witnesses: Robert A. Banks, William B. Raun (?), Milton Edding. Signed at Conway's residence 25 Jun 1863.
  • 6 slave owners authorized George A. Hume to collect payment on their behalf. They did not the enslaved. The 6 owners were: Thomas Jones, Ambrose Jones, William Brown, Daniel J. Smoot, William Lovel, Jonathan Roberts.


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