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Slaves in the Estate of Theodore Gourdin, Berkeley, Charleston, Georgetown and Williamsburg Districts, SC

South Carolina

The estate inventory of Theodore Gourdin, Sr., made in 1826, lists the names of slaves on plantations in Berkeley, Charleston, Georgetown and Williamsburg Districts in SC. We invite you to contribute to this page.

Inventories made at 6 plantations list a total of 381 enslaved ancestors.

This document was indexed and made searchable by Nancy Berry.

 

Enslaved Ancestors at Pineville, St. Stephens Parish, Berkeley, SC

Pineville, St. Stephens Parish, Berkeley District, SC

Names of 21 enslaved ancestors listed at Pineville, St. Stephen's Parish were:

· Bob - slave

· Elsey - slave

· Daphne - slave

· L Bob - slave

· Siah - slave

· Sue - slave

· Moses - slave

· Elleck - slave

· Tenah - slave

· Lucy - slave

· Friday - slave

· Jenny - slave

· Cobby - slave

· Leah - slave

· Harriet - slave

· Edward - slave

· Ancil - slave

· L Ancil - slave

· Cretia - slave

· Russel - slave

· Stephen - slave

121 Enslaved Ancestors at Murray's Ferry House and Plantation, Williamsburg District, SC

Murray's Ferry, Williamsburg District, SC

121 slaves were listed at Murray's Ferry house and plantation. Their names were:

· Paul - slave

· Catty - slave

· Dennis - slave

· Peggy - slave

· Gingo - slave

· Judy - slave

· Boston - slave

· Phill - slave

· William - slave

· Peter - slave

· Scipio - slave

· Betty - slave

· Will - slave

· Isaac - slave

· Buddy - slave

· Abell - slave

· Carolina - slave

· Susannah - slave

· Betty - slave

· Frank - slave

· Murier - slave

· Blank - slave

· Romio - slave

· Gingo - slave

· Juliet - slave

· Pender - slave

· Charley - slave

· Venus - slave

· Nanny - slave

· Paris - slave

· Daphne - slave

· Harriet - slave

· Cate - slave

· Dianna - slave

· Jemmy - slave

· Daphney - slave

· Billy - slave

· Phebe - slave

· Closs - slave

· Ceasar - slave

· Jimmy - slave

· Bacus - slave

· Hannah - slave

· Clarinda - slave

· Pompey - slave

· Sylvia - slave

· Dolly - slave

· Minda - slave

· Robin - slave

· Billy - slave

· Elsey - slave

· George - slave

· Tenar - slave

· Joe - slave

· Paul - slave

· George - slave

· Isaac - slave

· Adam - slave

· Charlotte - slave

· Hercules - slave

· John - slave

· Murier - slave

· Adam - slave

· Elick - slave

· Sue - slave

· Penelope - slave

· Philis - slave

· Edenbrough - slave

· Penny - slave

· Ellick - slave

· Subina - slave

· Dephine - slave

· Adam - slave

· Elsy - slave

· Patty - slave

· Dianna - slave

· Cottone - slave

· Daniel - slave

· Bella - slave

· Suckey - slave

· Mary - slave

· Sampson - slave

· Grace - slave

· Ceasar - slave

· Charlotte - slave

· Jacob - slave

· July - slave

· Harcules - slave

· Hector - slave

· Betty - slave

· Jack - slave

· Abraham - slave

· Old Chloe - slave

· Eady - slave

· July - slave

· Conny - slave

· Ben - slave

· Cloe - slave

· Marcus - slave

· Joe - slave

· Nero - slave

· Polly - slave

· Robert - slave

· Jenny - slave

· Sampson - slave

· Toney - slave

· Joe - slave

· Nancy - slave

· Croppo - slave

· Marlbrough - slave

· Lizette - slave

· Frank - slave

· Ned - slave

· Betty - slave

· Sarah - slave

· Nero - slave

· Will - slave

· Flora - slave

· Minus - slave

· Lucy - slave

· Billy - slave

118 Enslaved Ancestors at Red Clay Plantation, SC

Red Clay Plantation

121 enslaved ancestors were listed at Red Clay Plantation (district was not noted, earlier bill of sale refers to "Red Clay on the Santee," Georgetown District). They were:

 

· Ben - slave

· Leah - slave

· Sary - slave

· Dicky - slave

· Brass - slave

· Billy - slave

· Jenny - slave

· Betty - slave

· Jack - slave

· Beck - slave

· William - slave

· Closs - slave

· Jeremiah - slave

· Paul - slave

· Ellen - slave

· Elsey - slave

· James - slave

· Sancho - slave

· Sam - slave

· Julian - slave

· Jimmy - slave

· Sancho - slave

· Peggy - slave

· Richard - slave

· Abbey - slave

· Linus - slave

· May - slave

· Nancy - slave

· Chance - slave

· Wellington - slave

· Rachel - slave

· Friday - slave

· Rinah - slave

· Phill - slave

· Moses - slave

· Frank - slave

· Nelly - slave

· Ancill - slave

· Phillis - slave

· Prince - slave

· Conny - slave

· Marcus - slave

· Marian - slave

· Binah - slave

· Beck - slave

· Henry - slave

· Child - slave

· Sharper - slave

· Sombo - slave

· Molly - slave

· Affy - slave

· Percilla - slave

· Flander - slave

· Tommy - slave

· Isaac - slave

· Hannibal - slave

· Mary - slave

· Joe - slave

· Juno - slave

· Tommy - slave

· Frank - slave

· Dick - slave

· Quash - slave

· Bella - slave

· Amey - slave

· Emma - slave

· Guye - slave

· Hagar - slave

· Sarry - slave

· Gibby - slave

· Winsor - slave

· Murier - slave

· Robt - slave

· Minda - slave

· Lucy - slave

· Jacob - slave

· Mary - slave

· Patty - slave

· Jacob - slave

· Stephen - slave

· Catey - slave

· Sander - slave

· Binah - slave

· Hannah - slave

· Jacob - slave

· Jupee - slave

· Molly - slave

· Lydia - slave

· Judy - slave

· Andrew - slave

· Sylvia - slave

· Paul - slave

· Smart - slave

· Peggy - slave

· Massy - slave

· Milly - slave

· Silly - slave

· Sampson - slave

· Penny - slave

· Jack - slave

· Subina - slave

· Quash - slave

· Percilla - slave

· Jupee - slave

· Sam - slave

· Sarry - slave

· Melia - slave

· Maria - slave

· Nancy - slave

· Gingo - slave

· Lander - slave

· Nero - slave

· Sary - slave

· Anthony - slave

· Judy - slave

· Nancy - slave

· George - slave

· Cotton - slave

 

22 Enslaved Ancestors at Shoe Leggers Plantation

Shoe Leggers Plantation

22 enslaved ancestors were listed at Shoe Leggers Plantation (location not noted). They were:

· John - slave

· Minda - slave

· Frederick - slave

· Eliza - slave

· Amey - slave

· Hannah - slave

· Tom - slave

· Cyrus - slave

· Lucy - slave

· William - slave

· Charlotte - slave

· Nanny - slave

· Violet - slave

· Sophy - slave

· Israel - slave

· Phile - slave

· Dido - slave

· Clary - slave

· Jinny - slave

· Peter - slave

· Jack - slave

· Old Sarry - slave

55 Slaves at Lenud's Ferry (North Side), Winyah, Georgetown, SC

Lenud's Ferry, Georgetown, SC

The north portion of Lenud's Ferry Plantation lay in Winyah Parish, Georgetown District. 55 enslaved ancestors were listed there in 1826. They were:

· Toby - slave

· Daphne - slave

· Mingo - slave

· Lessey - slave

· Joe - slave

· Cotton - slave

· Harry - slave

· Penny - slave

· Coveridge - slave

· Marian - slave

· Isaac - slave

· Sary - slave

· Bella - slave

· Henry - slave

· Robin - slave

· Lucy - slave

· Mary - slave

· Judy - slave

· Jenny - slave

· Martha - slave

· Thomas - slave

· Hannah - slave

· Rose - slave

· Lucy - slave

· Hagar - slave

· Sary - slave

· Eve - slave

· Martha - slave

· Hannah - slave

· Thomas - slave

· Primus - slave

· Cuffee - slave

· Lavenece - slave

· Harcules - slave

· Sampson - slave

· March - slave

· O Adam - slave

· Betty - slave

· Sambo - slave

· Jackey - slave

· Molly - slave

· Mathias - slave

· Florede - slave

· Peter - slave

· Mary - slave

· Abraham - slave

· Dickey - slave

· Lucy - slave

· Lidia - slave

· Nat - slave

· Peter - slave

· Darinda - slave

· Albert - slave

· Grace - slave

· Ned - slave

44 Slaves at Lenud's Ferry (South Side), Charleston, SC

Charleston District, SC

The south portion of Lenud's Ferry lay in Charleston District. 44 enslaved ancestors listed there in 1826 were:

· Toney - slave

· Hannah - slave

· Catharine - slave

· Amy - slave

· Betty - slave

· Dinah - slave

· Will - slave

· Wally - slave

· Anny - slave

· Tillah - slave

· Judy - slave

· Tillah - slave

· March - slave

· Rose - slave

· Cossa - slave

· William - slave

· Sindar - slave

· Hector - slave

· Dickey - slave

· Joshua - slave

· Mary - slave

· Hard Times - slave

· Ring - slave

· Primus - slave

· Hariet - slave

· Toney - slave

· Paul - slave

· Ned - slave

· Cossah - slave

· Morris - slave

· Sophy - slave

· Peggy - slave

· Tinney - slave

· Cretia - slave

· Peter - slave

· Saby - slave

· Binkey - slave

· Sue - slave

· Molly - slave

· Molbrough - slave

· Nanny - slave

· Sam - slave

· Peter - slave

· Hetty - slave

Resources for Further Research

Theodore Gourdin (1764-1826) [1] married Elizabeth Gaillard (1766-1835) [2]. Their children were Robert M. Gourdin, Theodore Louis Gourdin, Esther Gourdin (who married Silas P. Holbrook), and Elizabeth Gourdin (who married Peter Gaillard, Jr.) Elizabeth and Peter Gaillard's daughter Harriet married Samuel David Stoney, and their son was Samuel Gaillard Stoney (1853-1926). 

Theodore Gourdin's Papers are included among the collection Gourdin Family Papers, 1707-1903, Call Number 1038.00, and include records for Murray's Ferry and Linud's Ferry plantations.

Records for Red Clay Plantation are included in the collection Gourdin Allied Family Papers, 1707-1903, Call Number 1038.03.

The will of Theodore Gourdin is among holdings at the Charleston County Public Library's South Carolina Room.

The Gourdin-Gourdine Family Association website contains much information on French-African Americans in SC. They publish a newsletter called the Gourdin-Gourdine Family Quarterly, which you can subscribe to.

The book The Gourdin Family by Peter Gaillard Gourdin contains references to many historical documents for the Gourdin family.

There you can purchase the book Family History Book Gourdin[e]: A French-African American Family from South Carolina, (1830-1994), written by John Raymond Gourdin.

 

References Cited Above:

[1] Collection description, Gourdin Family Papers, 1707-1903, South Carolina Historical Society. Call Number 1038.00.

[2] Collection Description, Elizabeth Gaillard Gourdin Estate Record, 1837, South Carolina Historical Society. Call Number 43/0846.

 

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 and volunteer, please CLICK HERE.

This document was indexed and made searchable by Nancy Berry.

Bill of Sale, Theodore Gourdin to Francis Bremar for 60 Slaves from Walnut Grove, Red Clay and Murray's Ferry Plantations, 1801

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In 1801, Theodore Gourdin sold to Francis Bremar 60 enslaved ancestors from Walnut Grove, Red Clay on the Santee and Murray's Ferry Plantations. 

Those who remained may have had family ties to those who were sold.

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