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Slaves of John Bussey

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Location: Russell, Alabama, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: bussey black_heritage
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About John Bussey

Slave owner John Bussey may be either this John Bussey (abt.1823-1898) or this John Bussey (1790-1861). More research is needed to properly identify him.
He lived in Russell County, Alabama, United States. His former slave Jim Allen said he was a drunk who had to give away Jim, Jim's mother Darkis, and Jim's brother George to cover his whiskey debts.[1]

Slaves of John Bussey

Jim Allen's family, from his WPA interview:[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Federal Writers Project of WPA, Slave Narratives, A Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves, Vol IX Mississippi Narratives, p. 1-10, Jim Allen interview, Washington: 1941; Image copy at https://www.loc.gov/resource/mesn.090/?sp=5; transcription at https://www.gutenberg.org/files/12055/12055-h/12055-h.htm#AllenJim

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