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Slaves of Susan Ann (Heiskell) Craven

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Slaves of Susan Ann (Heiskell) Craven

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This Slavery Documentation Page contains information about enslaved ancestors held by Susan Ann Heiskell, wife of George Washington Craven. Some of the enslaved ancestors Susan Ann (Heiskell) Craven held independently of her husband's estate by receiving them in her father, Alexander St. Clair Heiskell's will, and others she held at the death of her husband and/or in trust for her minor children.

1851 Slaves Bequeathed by A. St. Clair Heiskell

18xx In trust for PH Craven

In progress

    • Edward Gibbons "Ned" was willed by Mary Lewis Clarkson Craven to her niece Susan Ann (Heiskell) Craven in trust for the niece's son Peter H Craven. In this will, Ned is referred by Mary Craven as "her carpenter". Ned is the only enslaved person she mentions by name.
    • Ned - Carpenter listed on financial record of Susan Ann (Heiskell) Craven [1]

abt 1852 Slaves Owned by Susan Craven

  • 1852 - Albemarle County, Virginia, USA - Probate / Chancery Records for Estate of George Washington Craven - Wife Susan Heiskell Craven, exec. Albemarle will book 22 pg 136. Lists current enslaved ancestors that Susan still owns.

1860 Slave Census

  • 5 JUL 1860 Slave Schedule Albemarle County, Virginia, USA[1]
    • Male, Age 15, Black - Probably Charles
    • Male, Age 12, Mulatto - Probably Tom

Post Emancipation

  • 3 JUL 1865 Letter from Susan Ann Heiskell Craven to the Freedmen's Bureau Commissioner re: Lucy Ann Willis Scott.[2]
  • 4 JUL 1866 Desertion - Albemarle County, Virginia, USA - Lucy Ann Willis has left husband Jesse Scott. Her former slave holder, Susan Ann Heiskell Craven, writes a letter to the freedmen's bureau on Lucy's behalf.[3]

Sources

  1. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WKT1-BLZM : 16 October 2019), Susan Craven, 1860.
  2. "Virginia, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DZTW-DSW?cc=1596147&wc=9LMV-L2S%3A1078516702%2C1078516803 : 25 June 2014), Charlottesville (Albemarle County, assistant subassistant commissioner) - Roll 65, Letters sent, vol 1-3, Nov 1865-Jun 1867 - image 72 of 371; citing NARA microfilm publication M1913 (College Park, Maryland: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. Virginia, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DT5Q-Z39?cc=1596147&wc=9LMK-C68%3A1078516702%2C1078516701 : 25 June 2014), Charlottesville (Albemarle County, assistant sub-assistant commissioner) - Roll 66, Letters received, Mar 1866-Jan 1868 - image 114 of 1119; citing NARA microfilm publication M1913 (College Park, Maryland: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • 31 JUL 1852 Will: Mary Lewis Clarkson Craven bequeaths Ned "my Carpenter" to her niece Susan Ann Craven in trust for her son Peter H. Craven.
  • abt 1852 Albemarle County, VA, USA - Financial Record (partial) for Susan Ann (Craven) Heiskell listing enslaved ancestors. [3]




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