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This space is set up to track the slaves and/or free persons of color for whom I have created profiles. As difficult as it is to accurately trace ancestors, it is an order of magnitude more difficult for tracing enslaved people. When coming across these individuals, it makes sense to create these profiles to assist interested researchers. Almost all of the names are embedded in records which are not indexed by owner, much less these unfortunate individuals. This this makes it impossible to find them unless by chance. Eventually one can expect all the records to be indexed and cross indexed, but this may not include names embedded inside the documents. Therefore any work done to that end is helpful.

The hope is that someday someone may make a connection that might otherwise be lost. The vast majority of these people were enslaved their entire life. Some few were fortunate enough to be manumitted prior to the Emancipation Proclamation. They are all part of the story, part of our story. They are our kindred. It is up to us to see that they are not consigned to oblivion.

The surnames listed are those of the last known master, unless another one is known. This is the only practical way anyone searching for a name could possibly hope to find and identify them with accuracy. Listing last names as Unknown is not helpful in the least, even though they may not have had a last name. The slaves last names changed with each change of ownership. That is an historical fact. They did not get to choose the name unless and until they were emancipated. The argument that these names were forcibly imposed on them and should not be used on some contemporary moral standpoint is somewhat spurious. All of our surnames are chosen for us, we have no say in the matter, unless we choose to change it ourselves.

The more profiles created, the more rewarding it is. Since for the most part they are Unconnected, it is also getting difficult to remember them all, so I am placing the profiles in a single list so that I can easily locate them. I would encourage anyone to do the same. As with all the people on Wikitree, and in history; those with the most information available are the most interesting. Some of them led remarkable lives.

July Dasher
Rachel Kemp Barthaniel
Edmund Kemp
John Kemp
Michael Coromantee
Robert McMillian
Chaney McMillian
Cherry Freeman
Fortin Freeman
Polly Freeman
Tom Freeman
Hannah Trusell
Cyrus Swicord
Reuben Evans
Unknown Hangleiter
Onesimus Hangleiter
Phoebe Hangleiter
Catherine Hangleiter
Moses Keating
Joe Davis
Jenny Wall
Ned Wall
Frank Corker
Nancy Sandwich
Mariah Johnson
Jenny Oliver
Tom Oliver
Tom Oliver
Rachel Holloway
Sarah Holloway
Jason Holloway
Bachus Bird
Prince Bird
Duke Bird
King Bird
Abraham Tustunaggee
Hagan Boleck
Gopher John Cowaya
Millie Gilbert
Issac Mims
Benjamin Franklin Mims


Emmanuel Colebourne

North Carolina

Thomas Avery
Ned Hyman
Elizabeth Hagans
Penelope Hyman
Sarah Hyman
Ned Hyman,Jr
Amy Hagans
David Armistead
Sesor Worsley
Qucco Worsley
Arrabel Worsley
Susannah Worsley
Morrise Peacock
Will Averitt
Issac Lipsey
Fanny Doty
Cuyler Pollock
Rose Freeman
Andrew Freeman
Emperour Freeman
Rachel Freeman
Jude Freeman
Peter Stewart
Don Stewart
South Carolina
Mingo Morgan
Jim Morgan
Mildred Mims
Daughter Mims
Milbury Parrish
Harvey Butler
Will Sealy
Daphne Sealy
Catahoe Sealy
Jack Charleton
Christian Charleton
Mature Costen
Peter Black
James Black

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