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South Carolina, Charleston District, Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1774-1872

Description

In some of the records, slaves did not have surnames and may need to be located using the name of the slave owner. Other records may include the slave's American and African names. This collection contains bills of sales of Negro slaves from 1774-1872. Because slaves were considered property, a bill of sale was filled out when they were sold, making this collection an excellent resource for finding slave ancestors. who were considered property at that time. In some cases, slaves did not have surnames and may need to be located using the name of the slave owner. In other cases, records may include the slave's American and African names. Additionally, there are records of free African Americans, which provides a glimpse into their lifestyles and possessions. This collection is part of a joint project with the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Family Search, and the Lowcountry Africana group.

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Citing this Collection

"South Carolina, Charleston District, Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1774-1872." Database. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 6 December 2019. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

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