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Slaves, Estate of John McPherson, in Families, Africans Noted, SC 1806

The estate inventory of John McPherson, made in Dec of 1806, lists enslaved ancestors on plantations in Beaufort and Colleton Districts, SC. Slaves are listed in families and African slaves are listed by name. We invite you to contribute to this page.

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Slaves in the Estate of John McPherson, in Families, Africans Noted, SC 1806

Beaufort and Colleton, SC

The estate inventory of John McPherson, made in Dec of 1806, lists enslaved ancestors at Laureum, Pine Comfort, Cotton Hall and Heneka Hill Plantations in Prince William Parish, Beaufort District, and Newton on Pon Pon in Colleton District, SC.

In this remarkable document, slaves are listed in families (some noting 3 generations), and African slaves are listed by name.

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This document was indexed and made searchable by Khalisa Jacobs.

Beaufort District: Slaves at Laureum, Pine Comfort, Cotton Hall and Heneka Hill Plantations

Beaufort District, SC

Enslaved ancestors listed in Beaufort District were listed by families and in groups that may have been extended families. We have maintained those groupings here. 

Listed in Beaufort District were:

Laureum Plantation:

July & his wife Beck, & four children, named Sylvia, July, Jemmy & August $1550 Moses & Luda and five children, named Senty, Nelly, Penny, Poorman and Nancy $1550} $3100

Charles & Judy, & six children, named Sylvia, Cressy, Clarinda, Hannah, Jupiter & Jemmy $1600 Old Maria & her son Warick $450 Old John & Mary, & four children, named Sandy & Tom (grown up) & Tenah & Jack $1520} $3570

Scrub & Amey & six children Hester & Binah, (grown up) & Simon, Renty, Davy & Bella $1650 January & Juno, & three children, named Patty & Betty & York $1150} $2800

Jupiter & Babet & seven children, named Murriah & her child Alexander, Sambo, Rose & Chamont (who are grown up) & Rachel, Phoebe & Caty $2350 Monday $400} $2750

Amey & three of her children who are grown up, named Broughton Collin & Dianah & a boy named Sampson $1500 Bob & Dido, & one child named Molly $800 Bella (Tom the Carpenter's wife) $300 Polydore $400 Ishmael $400 Tom - Carpenter $400 Noah - Carpenter $600} 4400

William (Carpenter) $600 Prisey (his wife) & her child Lydia $500 Wall a Cook $600 Chloe $250 Sam house boy $350 Nelson, house boy $300 Israel, Coachman $450 Ned, the Groom $600 James, Hostler $400 Charles, Attendant, also Shoemaker $350 Little Andrew, house boy $250 Nanny - House Maid $300 Ralph Black Smith - Jemima his wife dairy woman with the following children, Ambrose, Joy, Dennis, Catey & Rachel $1450} $4450

Pine Comfort:

Old Affey $150 Peggy a young woman about 13 years old $250} $400

Madge an Old Woman $150 Joe a fine boy about 14 years old $250 Jack $200 George $200} $800

Old George (Carpenter) $100 Four motherless children, who have been brought back to Laureum, Hercules, Harriett, Louisa & Selena $400} $500

Cotton Hall, Heneka Hill: 

Cuffey a prime fellow (at Mr. Brailsfords) $400 Kit the Driver, Doll his wife, with their five children named Rose, Sibby, Pattey, Molly, Israel $1200 Judy, Venus, Bella $750 Betty, Jack & Jenny $850 Catoe, Susannah & two children Titus & Betty $800 Old Jack, Hagar, & two children named Pender & Scipio $500} $4500

Old Kate $150 King & Elsey, his wife $600 Moses, Juliet, & one child Jacob $700 Peggy, Aaron & Tommy $800 Charlotte & son Sam $500 Prince & Bella $600 Mary $150 Renta & one child named Rivers $400 Frank, & one boy named Buck $550 Amelia, & her four grown children Tinkny, Juba, Ishmael, Sandy, Amey, Sarah, Peter $2200 Shem $300 London $300 Mary & two children, named Evans & Joseph $500 Roebuck $300 Sibbey $250 Mary $300} $8600

Barbary & Paul, & two children named Polly & Susan $800 Hellen & Ben & five children named Doll, Rachell, Leah & Adonis, & Ben Billey & Marian being two children of Helen grown up $2200} $3000

Maria & two children named Hannah & Maria $700 Polly & Prince $700 Nelly & four children, Betty, Amey & Little Nelly & Sue $1300 Jim $400 Nella & Margaret & two children Little Cymon & Antony $850 Ben $200 June & Biner & two children Barbary & Tim $850 Harry & Molly, & two children Sue & George $500 London & Harriett $700 Elsey & Shrub $200 Tener & her two children, Phillis & Jane & her grandson Adam $750 Andrew & Suddy $700 Old Dick Charlotte, his wife $200 Celia $150 George & Venus $400 Lucy, Phoebe, Stepney & Senty Sam & Peggy $1300 Jenny & Miley $600 Tener & two children, Little Tinkney & Hester $750 Isaac $300} $11,050

December, Fortimore, & three children, Nanny, Diana & Plenty $950 Cromwell (Carpenter) $500} $1450

Penda (Cromwell's wife) & two children named Toby & Peggy $800 Judy (Cromwell's Mother) $50} $850

Paris & Rebecca $700 Sam $400 Old Affey & 2 children, William & Chloe, Rosey, Tissey & Isaac $1300} $2400

Simon, Charles & Rachel $1000 Phoebe (blind) & Charles & Tirah $700 Toney (Carpenter) $400} 2100

Quash, Peggy & two children Vicey & Richard $800 Joe & Nella - grand children of Mary $450} 1250

Dick & Catey $700 Cyrus (Carpenter) $600 Morris $400 Israel (little) $250} $1950

Africans: 

Mathew & Hester $700 Cuffy & Favorite $600 Luke & Adele $600 Summer & Fancy $600} 2500

Rock & Spring $600 September & Poplar $600 Mentor & Boon $600 Primus & Quaco $550 Jack & Handy $600 Julia & Agnes $600 Harry, Sophia & child $650 October & Smart $600 Quomina & Hynman $600 Cicero & Maria & child Clarissa $650 Caesar & Speed $550 Louisa & Tom $600} $7200

Mindstraight & Sancho $600 Mark & Lott $600 Augustus & Bristol $600 Robin & Charity $600} $2400

Nimble & Rosetta $600 Winter & Sumersett $550 Clifton and Rotterdam $550} $1700

 

Enslaved Families Listed at Newton On Ponpon, Colleton District, SC, 1806

Newton Plantation, Colleton District, SC

"Appraisement of the Person Estate of the Late General John McPherson, at Newton On Ponpon - St. Bartholomews Parish - Made the 22d December 1806:"

John's People - John (Driver) $600 Bess, his wife - Ester Molly, Betsey & Sarah $1400} $2000

Kate, Nancy & John, & Cyrus $650 Mungo, Rina, Jacob, Agrippa, Charles, Phillis $1100} $1750

Daniel, Sangro, Daniel, Stephen, Sharper, March, Tony $1600 Bella, Tena, Eighteen, Diana, Judy, Dick $1050 Will, Tyrah, Daniel, July $1100 Harriett, Hannibal, Belinda, Jenny $1050 Murriah $300 Hercules, Marianne, Cuffee, Amaretta & Tenah $1050} $6150

Sam, Maria, Patty $750 Grace & Plott $700 Hector, Gamester $800 Ben, Rose, Binah, Peggy, Lysia & Chamont $1350 Minus (Carpenter) Nancy, Minus, Cuba $1500 Jackey, Cudjoe, David $1200 Cato's People - Cato (Driver) $600 Brancer, Daphne, Diana (Cato' own child) $750} $7650

Ned, Tillah, Lysiah, Grace, Exeter $1200 Margaret, Will, Isaac $800 Billy, Myrtilla $650} $2650

Chloe, Adam & Daphne & an Infant $850 Rachel, Dido, Sammey, Frank $1050 Stepney, Nancy, Violet $900 Billy, Eliza, Martha $800 Plymouth, Tyrah, Bess, Diana $950} $4550

Clarinda, Hero, James $600 Mungo, Rose, Brancer $800 Katy, Plymouth, Tom, Rinah & Mary $1050 Qua, Tenah, Tyra $500 Celia, Tenah, Will, Peggy, George & George $1500} $4450

February $300 Brutus, Morris, Judy $1100 Amherst, Snow, Ben, Guy, Pompey, Jemmy & Rachel $1600 Harriet $300 Africans Under John: Bonaparte $300 Talleyrand $300 Burr $300 Justice $300} $4500

Manchester $300 Sam $300 Brighton $300 Peter $300 May $300 January $300} $1800

Africans Under Cato: Jefferson $300 Demserat $250 Snap $300 Duke $300 York $300} $1450

Herod $300 Sally $300 Bright Eyes $300 March $300 April $300 Fanny $300} $1800

 

The Research Potential of This Document

This document has enormous research potential for African American family research, for a number of reasons:

 

  • Enslaved ancestors are listed in families, with some family groups extending to three generations, ex. "Tener & her two children, Phillis & Jane & her grandson Adam $750" 
  • Some adults are listed with their parents, ex. "Amelia, & her four grown children Tinkny, Juba, Ishmael, Sandy, Amey, Sarah, Peter $2200"
  • African slaves are listed by name at each plantation, ex. "Africans Under Cato: Jefferson $300 Demserat $250 Snap $300 Duke $300 York $300"
  • Occupations of listed ancestors provide glimpses into their daily lives, ex. "Ralph Black Smith - Jemima his wife dairy woman with the following children, Ambrose, Joy, Dennis, Catey & Rachel $1450"

 

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.

To learn more please CLICK HERE.

This document was indexed and made searchable by Khalisa Jacobs.

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