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Slaves held by Waddy W. Roberts

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Waddy W. Roberts held slaves for many years. In the 1840 Federal Census, he is listed with 39 slaves.

1840 US Federal Census--Nelson County, Virginia
Name of Head of Family: Waddy W. Roberts
Slave InformationNumber Held
Slaves, males, under 1010
Slaves, males, 10 thru 236
Slaves, males, 24 thru 355
Slaves, males, 36 thru 541
Slaves, females, under 108
Slaves, females, 10 thru 236
Slaves, females, 24 thru 351
Slaves, females, 36 thru 542
Total slaves39

In the 1850 U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules, Waddy W. Roberts is listed with 26 slaves.

1850 U.S. Federal Census -- Slave SchedulesNelson County, Virginia
Name of Slave OwnerNumber of SlavesAgeSexColor
Waddy W. Roberts155MB
Waddy W. Roberts140MB
Waddy W. Roberts130MB
Waddy W. Roberts130FB
Waddy W. Roberts125FB
Waddy W. Roberts122MB
Waddy W. Roberts114MB
Waddy W. Roberts111MB
Waddy W. Roberts19MB
Waddy W. Roberts112FB
Waddy W. Roberts17FB
Waddy W. Roberts13MB
Waddy W. Roberts1MB
Waddy W. Roberts113FB
Waddy W. Roberts12MB
Waddy W. Roberts11FB
Waddy W. Roberts132FB
Waddy W. Roberts115MB
Waddy W. Roberts111FB
Waddy W. Roberts19MB
Waddy W. Roberts17FB
Waddy W. Roberts15MB
Waddy W. Roberts12MB
Waddy W. Roberts113MB
Waddy W. Roberts113FB
Waddy W. Roberts110FB
Total Slaves26

Two of the slaves that Waddy Roberts owned were Eliza and Sarah, who were both registered in the Virginia Slave Birth Index when they gave birth. Eliza gave birth to a son, Walker, in 1854 and to a daughter, Joanna, in 1856. Sarah gave birth to a son, Oscar, in 1856.

In the 1860 U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules, Waddy W. Roberts is listed with 18 slaves.

1860 U.S. Federal Census -- Slave SchedulesNelson County, Virginia
Name of Slave OwnerNumber of SlavesAgeSexColor
Waddy W. Roberts153MB
Waddy W. Roberts170FB
Waddy W. Roberts134MB
Waddy W. Roberts130MB
Waddy W. Roberts123MB
Waddy W. Roberts120MB
Waddy W. Roberts110MB
Waddy W. Roberts110MB
Waddy W. Roberts18MB
Waddy W. Roberts3MB
Waddy W. Roberts3MB
Waddy W. Roberts36FB
Waddy W. Roberts23FB
Waddy W. Roberts22FB
Waddy W. Roberts14FB
Waddy W. Roberts6FB
Waddy W. Roberts2FB
Waddy W. Roberts1FB
Total Slaves18Slave Houses: 3


Sources

  • "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHBW-9LW : 2 March 2021), Waddy W Roberts, Nelson, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States; citing p. 73, NARA microfilm publication , (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll ; FHL microfilm . NOTE: This is for Nelson, Virginia, not Choctaw, Oklahoma. Unknown why FamilySearch citation is referencing Oklahoma. Waddy W. Roberts is on Line 26.
  • "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HRWL-BB2M : 15 February 2020), Waddy M Roberts in entry for MM9.1.1/MVD9-Q4S:, 1850.
  • Eliza and baby Walker, 1854: "Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WD27-87W2 : 4 February 2020), Waddy W Roberts in entry for Walker Roberts, Apr 1854; citing Birth, Nelson, Virginia, United States, Virgina State Library and Archives, Richmond; FHL microfilm 008249760.
  • Eliza and baby Joanna, 1856: "Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WD27-8QN2 : 4 February 2020), Waddy W Roberts in entry for Joanna Roberts, 1856; citing Birth, Nelson, Virginia, United States, Virgina State Library and Archives, Richmond; FHL microfilm 008249760.
  • "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W2XP-L3ZM : 16 October 2019), Waddy W Roberts, 1860.




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