Slave Name Roll Project

Schalene Dagutis of Tangled Roots and Trees created the Slave Name Roll Project. The idea is to encourage researchers to share the names of any slaves they found while searching for their ancestors. The info comes from deeds, wills, newspapers, and other documents. The goal of this project is to help those whose ancestors may have been slaves or indentured servants. Having been the recipient of information on my ancestors names in places I didn’t know to look, I hope this will help others.
Other names will be added as they are found.

Alabama –
Madison County – Deli Gaither, court papers –– 1839
Negro woman named Jane

Georgia –
Coweta County – Ann Thompson, Will – 1849
I bequeath to the children of my daughter, Jane Brown, my
negro man Jim, about fifty years of age.

Inventory- 1850
Negro man named Hall

Negro man named James was delivered to James M/N Norden as his share of estate – 1856 (probable Jim from above)

Coweta County – Morrison W Burney, Estate – 1855
mention of medical treatment for Negro George
There was a sale of slaves after his death, but no names or even the number of slaves. Notice was printed, but no newspaper was named.
According to the 1850 Slave Schedule he had: 8 –

1 Male 27 years; 2 Males 21 years; 1 Female 17 years; 1 Male 4 years; 1 Female 8 years; 1 Female 3 years; 1 Male 1 year

Pike County – Laban Short, Will –1850
To my wife, Rebecca
Negro Milly, a woman about forty five years old,
Abram, a boy about sixteen years of age,
Eliza, a girl about ten years old
Lucy, a girl two years old

North Carolina –
Guilford County – John Burney, Will – 1794
to wife Catherine,
Negro man Jeffery – at Catherine’s death – to his three grandsons

Guilford Co – William Burney, Will –1823
to my wife, Mary:
Negro girl, Jan?
after Mary’s death, Jan goes to daughter Rebekah

to daughter, Sally Spence:
Negro girl she already has (no name listed)

to daughter, Peggy Thomas:
Negro girl, Seal

to son Josias Burney (Josiah Burney):
Negro –Jim
Negro- Garison

Randolph County – David M. Burney, Estate- 1834
to widow, Friendless Burney:
1 Negro girl named Frank (Frankey)
the boy called Noah*

to Morrison W Burney:
boy Bob
and Alfred*

to Linsey M Burney:
the woman Lucy *
and her two youngest children,

*Lucy, her four children Alfred, Noah, Joe and the infant (Randal)

Linsey and his brother, Morrison Burney left North Carolina together and stopped in Georgia, where they both married, and Morrison died there. Linsey later moved his family to Alabama.

Randolph County – Revel Stafford, Estate- 1843
These people are named or referred to in at least 3 places in the estate papers of Revel Stafford. I have combined them for ease of reading and clarification.
For the widow, Jane Stafford:
5 Negro slaves vz;
1 woman named Candy (Candas) aged about 25 years
1 woman named Pheraba (Ferebe) aged 22 years
1 small boy named Anson aged 6 years
1 small girl name Ann (Laura Ann) aged 4 years
1 sucking child not named

Revel died in 1843. His widow, Jane, died in 1848, Randolph Co, NC. I have found no slaves listed in her estate papers, so it is probable they were gone before she died.

South Carolina –
Laurens Dist – Abram Bolt, Will – 1839
to granddaughter Polly:
Betty, about 43 years old
Henry, about 23 years old
Ruthy, about 2 years old

to son James Bolt:
Negro woman, Kiz, about 24 years and her child
Margaret, about 2 yrs old.

to son John Bolt:
Negro boy Bunch?, about 7 or 8 years old
girl Parmay?, about 4 years old

to son Edmund:
a boy, Leroy about 7 years old,
a girl, Isabella, about 6 years old
a boy Dave?, about 20 years old

to son Abram:
Negro boy, Elias, about 8 years old
Negro girl, Vindy, about 3 years old
girl Cynthia, about 12 years old

to son Isham:
Negro woman, Cely, about 26 years old, and her child,
Eliza, about 4 years old
negro boy, Young, not a year old


Added on 28 Feb. 2018

Limestone County, Alabama
“Minutes of the Chancery and Circuit Court – 1831”
from Family – 656 images – not indexed

The following names of slaves are incorporated within the above named book. There are several kinds of records, from wills and deeds to complaints against another. The cases are not consecutive in this book, and could be in several places within the book. Some cases also have parts listed as being recorded in other books.
The first set of names in each group are ones that are mentioned in the court case, as being involved in ownership.
The second set are the names, ages and relationships, if recorded, of the slaves mentioned. Please notice that some of the cases take several years to complete, and ages can change within the same case.
Lewis Capell, Benjamin R Wallace
Slave: Betty, 25
1802 -1849– Charles Champion, Celeste Gilliam, Thomas Gilliam, Kesiah Loften, Rebecca Harwood, Samuel Champion, William Champion case started in Sussex County, VA, then reached AL.
Slaves: Will, Harry, Ben, Doll, Dick, Claiborne, Esther, T____, Nancy, Jim, Phillip, Jack, Silvy, Nathan, Judith
1807-1830 – James Walker will dated 1807 North Carolina, but proved 1830, Limestone Co, AL
Slaves: Sunie, Belinda Polly, Peggy & her child Elsey & her child Emmy, Sally & her child unnamed, boy Jack, man Virgil
1818-1831 – Jane Daly
Slaves: girl Nancy, Dicy 13, Mary 10, Eliza 20
1821-1822 – Frederick B Nelson, Beverly Hughes, James R Maltbie of Lauderdale Co, TN, Bignal Crook of NY, Thomas Nelson
Slave: Emily 11
Same case, several years later…
1843-1847 –Frederick B Nelson, Bignal Crook
Slaves: George 20, Wyatt 16, Mary Ann 14, Henry 10 – children of Emily who died in 1841 or 1843
1822-1853 – Thomas M Pope, Theophiles Thomas, James W Sloss, David Malone, Daniel Coleman, Franklin J Malone, James M Lane, Alfred Collins
Slaves: Sophy & Washington in Franklin Co. Increased by 1839 Abby & Felix, Marsha, Sylva, Jim, Henry & Laura Ann- all children of Sophy or Abby
1827 – Alexander Robinson, Elizabeth Robinson (wife), Elizabeth (daughter), Ann Courtney, Mary Athens
Slaves: Liner, Dolly, Nancy, boy Bobb, girl Cloe, Peggy, Sarah, James, man Flanders
1828-1832 – James Neely, Robert Elliott
Slaves: Harry & Jim
1829 James & Jall Halburt, William Townsend
Slaves: Lewis, 10 & his sister Luisa 12
1830 – George Petty, Abner E Asker
Slaves: man Byrd, woman Rachel, girl Jincey
1832-1855 – Stephen V Coock, Jane Woolley, Joel Woolley, Mary Woolley, Jane Woolley
Slaves: Sally 48 & her children John 20, Esther 17, Lucy 15, Nicholas 13, Moses 11, Malinda 9, Anna 6, Charles 3
1835 – John M Binford
Slave: Sally
1836- Mabra Maddin, Richard Howard, Thomas Redus
Slave: Toby
1836-1839 – Gabriel Long, Elizabeth Long
Slaves: Nelson, Isaac, Buck, Winney, Silvey
1836-1848- William, John & Brice Townsend, Betsy Childress
Slaves: Harriett, Mary, Jim, Nancy, Bartlett, Celey, Eza, Louisy, girl Mary, Martha, woman Mary and her children, Henry, Nancy, Nelly, Dolly & her daughter Nancy & her son Edmond, Charlotte & her daughter Elly, Natalie the daughter of Nancy Milly, Jack, Ben, Clark, Charles, Lewis, Nelson, Lern, Jefferson, Abram, Tom, Elisa, Sarah & her children: Charlotte-Sam-Dilsey-Dick & John.
1839 – John Cartwright, Mary Cartwright, Rebecca Russell, Martha Lavender McCuthen, Sarah Gray, Erlina Jane Cartwright
Slaves: Suckey, Peter, Caroline, Isaac & his wife Juda & their 3 children- Little Isaac, Willis & Bobb, Fran, man Brister, Sarah, Ben, Elsay & her children Jim 18 mths, Mariah 3 mths, Jim & wife Phillis & 2 youngest children John & Albert
184?-1851 – Nancy Waddle, Mary E Waddell, Eliza Horton, Caroline Norwood, Emory Waddell, John P Turner, Emmerson Waddell, Allen Waddell
Slaves: Madison, Amanda, Rebecca, America, Isham, Mary & her child, Eliza, Luke, Marcella
These people are named in several court cases.
1840 – Cullen Mitchell, William D Bibb & wife
Slaves: Joe, Charlotte, Ben, Letitia, Alfred, Tillman, Vilet, Caroline, Matilda, Green, Bill, Genny, Ann, Eliza, little Claiborn, Big Solomon, Francis Bareny, Amy
1842 – Nancy Johnson, James Craig
Slaves: Levinia & Billy
1845-1852 – Philamon Petty, George Petty, Mildred Petty, Perrin Farrar, John Wofford, Andrew Wofford, Samuel Critz
Slaves: Dennis 4, Betty 65, Barry 6, Rebecca 35, Nancy 7
This case also has mention of court proceedings in White Co, Arkansas
1845-1853 – William Sandifer, William Robertson, John Robinson, Elizabeth Corley, Frances Ann Thatch, William T Thatch, Sarah e Jane Sandifer, Thomas B Sandifer
Slaves: girl Mary Rogers, Edward, Emily, Stephen, woman Harriet Wilborn, Daniel & wife Big Marinda & 2 of her children Caroline & Frank, Silvey and her son Jacob, woman Winney & her 3 children Adaline & Becky & Fillis, Austin, Uinchen (Lincoln?)& wife Gainey & 4 children Hannah, Betsy, Silvey& Manervy, man Jack, George Eller, Elmo, Elijah, Ester, Old Litty, Nancy, Isabellah, Charles

1846 – Jesse Hargrave
Slaves: man Bill, woman Mersha? & her children- Linda, Lattie, Kiziah, Lina, Luzza, Peggy, Anthony, Scott, & Sam; Linda 21 & daughters Patsy 3, Mary 5 mths; Ann 30 & her children Wade 14,Ransom 12, Amy 10, Candy 8 Milly 5, Ellin 3 & unnamed infant
1846-1850 – David Moore will
Slaves: Daniel 40 & wife Betsy & her 5 children- Cain 10, Alonza 8, Amanda 6, Jane 4, Washington 2; Hartwell 43 & wife Clarissa 30 & her 3 children- John 6, Bruce 4, & unnamed infant daughter 13 mths; Nancy 22 & her 2 children Allen 5 & unnamed infant daughter 3 mths; Peter 60, Tom 40, Burrell 32, Polly 45, Scipio 18, Caroline 35, Julia 16, Lucy 65, Lafayette 13, Bill 10, Emeline 8, Viney 18
1847-1851 – German Lester, John Simpson, Thomas J Fester, William B Lewis, Nelson & Co.
Slave: George 16
1848 – John W Key, Addison Binford
Slave: Jane
1848-1851 – Asa Allen, John W Allen, Benjamin Malone – also check Morgan Co, AL and Mississippi
Slaves: John Hobbs, Harry, Abby, Desny, Lizza & her 3 children (unnamed)
1848-1851- Polly L Smith, Charles Smith, Richard Smith, Patrick Smith, Charles T Smith, Polly Clements, Sally Clements, Washington Clements, Richard Powell Clements, Mary J L Clements
Slaves: Stephen, Airy & her child Peggy, Mason, Martha, William, Mary, Emeline, Francis, David, Jordan, Lydia, Charlotte, Charles, Bob, Jack, Jacob, Dary, Jim, Mariah
This case also has court proceeding in Southampton, Virginia
1848-1855 – Nancy Waddell, Mary E Waddell, Eliza Horton, Caroline Norwood, Emory Waddell, Emerson Waddell, Allen Waddell, John P Turner
Slaves: Janes and her children Joh & Sarah, Malinda, Willis 6, woman Siney & son Moses & daughter Mary, Ben 45, Andrew 17
These people are named in several court cases.
1849- Keziah Harris, Wilkerson Caple, William L Harris
Slaves: Daniel 30, Sam 10, Charity 30 & her twin sons Bob & Robbie 6 mths, Martha 19, Elizabeth 14, Jane 30, Stephen 2, Eliza 6 mths
1849- Gardner Gill
Slave: Toby
1852- John Conoley, Elizabeth Conoley
Slaves: Flavanna, Virginia, man Frederick, Betty & her child; Lucy, Caroline
1852 – Nancy Waddle
Slaves: Ben 45, Andrew 17
These people are named in several court cases.


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