Member Spotlight Found in South Carolina Estate... South Carolina Department of Archives & History South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732-1872 Location: South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732-1872Inventories and Appraisements Books, 1783-1846A (1783-1787)Inventories Of Estates104
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Slave Tom, Escaped from Charleston, SC to Jamaica During the American Revolution

The chaos of war time and the presence of British troops in SC during the American Revolution created opportunities for the enslaved to escape. The estate sale record for slaveholder John Callaghan notes that "Tom - a Saddler, Ranaway to Jamaica & went with Lord C. Montague's Regt. ye 25 May 1781."

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