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Slaves in the Estate of George A C Rivers, Wadmalaw Island, SC, 1840

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Slaves in the Estate of George A C Rivers, Wadmalaw Island, SC, 1840

Wadmalaw Island, Charleston, SC

The estate inventory of James A C Rivers, filed in 1840, lists the names of slaves at a plantation on Wadmalaw Island.

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Listed in the estate were:

· Cain - slave

· Hagar - slave

· Neptune - slave

· Venus - slave

· Isaac - slave

· Juddy - slave

· Affe - slave

· Charles - slave

· Jupiter - slave

· Joe - slave

· Nanny - slave

· Stephen - slave

· Jane - slave

· William - slave

· Prince - slave

· Molly - slave

· Pros - slave

· Phoebe - slave

· Jeremiah - slave

· Polly - slave

· Moll - slave

· Bob - slave

· Rose - slave

· James - slave

· Nanny - slave

· Isaac - slave

· Abraham - slave

· Robbin - slave

· Geoffry - slave

· Cumba - slave

· Sam - slave

· Will - slave

· Sarey - slave

· Dickey - slave

· Harriett - slave

·  Juno - slave

· Maryann - slave

· Sandy - slave

· Lindy - slave

· Old June - slave

· Doll - slave

· Elsy - slave

· Claressa - slave

· Rachel - slave

· Hercules - slave

· Samson - slave

· Betty - slave

· Anthony - slave

· Martha - slave

· Dorinda - slave

· Cely - slave

· Juddy - slave

· Old Hester - slave

· Ben - slave

· Hester - slave

· Maria - slave

· Old Betty - slave

· Peter - slave

· Tenah - slave

· Caesar - slave

· Nancy - slave

· June - slave

· Binah - slave

· Pierce - slave

· Ann - slave

· Jemmy - slave

· Monday - slave

· Sue - slave

· Ephraim - slave

· Sandy - slave

· Cretia - slave

· March - slave

· Cuffy - slave

· Charlotte - slave

· Thomas - slave

· Samson - slave

· Yorick - slave

· Jemmy - slave

· Binah - slave

· Peter - slave

· Cloe - slave

· Phillis - slave

· Rose - slave

· Hannah - slave

· March - slave

· Silvy - slave

· Cuffy - slave

· Sarah - slave

· Jacob - slave

· Betsy - slave

· Toney - slave

· James - slave

· Jenny - slave

· Monday - slave

· George - slave

· Isaac - slave

· Amos - slave

· Nature - slave

· Kesiah - slave

· Sam - slave

· Jennette - slave

· Caesar - slave

· Tom - slave

About This Document: Volunteer to Index This Free Collection

This document was digitized as part of a collaborative effort between Footnote, Lowcountry Africana, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and FamilySearch, to digitize all surviving Charleston, SC Estate Inventories, 1732-1872 and Bills of Sale, 1773-1872, for a FREE Footnote collection.

When the project is complete, the names of more than 30,000 enslaved ancestors will be preserved in this FREE collection, for generations to come.

This remarkable collection contains the name of every slave ever listed in a surviving estate inventory for Charleston, SC from colonial times to Emancipation. Many of the post-Civil War inventories list the names of former slaves as well. You can volunteer to help index this FREE collection, to make the records searchable.

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Ascendants of the Roper Family of Wadmalaw

Oslo, Norway

Near the end of the list of inventory of slaves there is a family grouping: James, Jennie, Monday, George, Isaac and Amos. In his Freedmen Bank Document of 1869 James Roper (born 1795) of Wadmalaw lists his wife Jennie (1792) and his 4 sons: Monday (1811), George (1818), Isaac (1830) and Amos (approx. 1831). As you can see from the list, the sons' names are written in their correct order of birth. Further up on the list we also find the names of women who later would marry these sons: Polly, Phoebe and Mollie. The 1870 and 1880 Census show that family as a group living on Wadmalaw; however, James and Jennie and son Isaac live out their days in Beaufort. James works as a house servant for Judge W. E. Wording. The rest of the family end up buying farms on Wadmalaw in the 1880's, and many Roper descendants live still on Wadmalaw on that property. A Bill of Sale dated 1828 (on Fold3.com) shows that George A. C. Rivers purchased James, Jennie, Monday and George (Isaac and Amos were not yet born) from the estate of B. [Benjamin] Reynolds, who also had a plantation on Wadmalaw.

Monday and Polly's son, John Roper (born 1844), served in the US Colored Troops, regiment 34 during the Civil War, and his Freedmen Bank document also gives a wealth of information about the children of Monday and Polly. These two Freedmen Bank documents, together with these documents on Fold3.com, have thus given a wealth of information about the Roper family ancestry.

Thank you for this document,

Ronald Craig, Oslo, Norway

(Monday Roper is my great great grandfather)

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