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Slaves of Littleberry May

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Date: 1830 to 1850
Location: Yazoo, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: slavery black_heritage
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This page's purpose is to document the slaves held by Littleberry May, in order to help connect their relatives and descendants. Please feel free to add to the research below.


1840 census

"Berry Mays” in Yazoo city, Mississippi [1] Slaves - Males - Under 10: 1
Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 4
Slaves - Females - Under 10: 1 Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 4
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 8 Free White Persons - Under 20: 9 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 12 Total Slaves: 10 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 22

1850 census/ slave schedule


Name: Berry May
Residence Date: 1850
Residence Place: Yazoo, Mississippi, USA
Number of Enslaved People: 9
All Enslaved People:
Male 40
Female 35
Female 17
Female 4
Female 7
Female 20
Male 15
Female 10
Female 3

  • possibly these 9 people are organized into some type of family groups, it is hard to tell.

Research Notes

  • According to various online trees, Littleberry was supposed to have died in 1851. This might just have been chosen because he doesn't appear in the 1860 census.
  • Some online trees state that Littleberry had a son who also died in 1851, but I have seen no evidence for 2 Littleberrys existing at the same time in this area.Weatherall-96 23:35, 27 January 2022 (UTC)


  1. 1840 Census: "1840 United States Federal Census"
    Year: 1840; Census Place: Yazoo, Mississippi; Roll: 217; Page: 315; Family History Library Film: 0014841
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 8057 #3604351 (accessed 26 January 2022)
    Berry Mays.
  2. 1850 Census: "1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules"
    The National Archive in Washington DC; Washington, DC; NARA Microform Publication: M432; Title: Seventh Census Of The United States, 1850; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 8055 #91244131 (accessed 27 January 2022)
    Berry May in Yazoo, Mississippi, USA.

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