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  • South Carolina

Lowcountry Africana, sponsored by the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, SC has built many Footnote Pages from the new, FREE Footnote collection SC Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732-1872.

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African Origins Noted in South Carolina Estate Inventories

  • Africa

As we work back in time indexing the new free collection South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, we are beginning to see specific enslaved ancestors noted as African.

Below are pages for records that note African Origins. Be sure to check back often, we will be adding to this story!

Grimball:

Slaves in the Estate of John Grimball, in Families, 4 Africans Noted, 1806 Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

Mackie:

African Children in the Estate of James Mackie, Charleston, SC, 1806 Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

Abbeville District Plantation Records

  • Abbeville District, SC

Pettigrew:

**Slaves at Cedar Hill Plantation, Abbeville District, SC, 1857 **Indexed by Alana Thevenet

Barnwell District Plantation Records

    Beaufort County Plantation Records

    • Beaufort County, SC

    Bull:

    Slaves in the Estate of William Stephen Bull, Beaufort, SC, 1823 Indexed by Alana

    Chisolm:

    Slaves in the Estate of Alexander Robert Chisolm, SC and GA, 1827 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

    Cuthbert:

    537 Slaves on 6 Plantations of James Cuthbert, Beaufort District, SC, 1838 Indexed by Sandra J. Taliaferro

    Edings:

    Slaves in the Estate of William Edings, Colleton and Beaufort, SC, 1836 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

    **Slaves in the Estate of William Edings, Beaufort County, SC, 1859 **Indexed by Toni

    Edwards:

    **Slaves at Spring Island and Pineland Plantations, Beaufort County, SC, 1859 **Indexed by Toni

    Grimball:

    Slaves in the Estate of John Grimball, in Families, 4 Africans Noted, 1806 Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

    Guerard:

    Slaves in the Estate of Jacob Guerard, Bees Creek, Beaufort, SC, 1823 Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

    Huger:

    **Slaves at the Clydesdale Plantation of D E Huger, Beaufort, SC, 1855 **Indexed by Alana

    Slaves in the Estate of John Huger, St. Lukes Parish, Beaufort, SC, 1853 Indexed by Leslie Ann Balllou

    Jenkins:

    **Estate Inventory of Richard Jenkins, Wadmalaw Island, Charleston District and St. Helena Island, Beaufort District, SC, 1857 **Indexed by Alana

    Joye:

    Slaves at Foot Point Plantation, Estate of D. G. Joye, Beaufort, SC, 1851 Indexed by Whitney

    Sale of Slaves in the Estate of Daniel G Joye, Charleston, SC, 1853 Indexed by Robin Foster

    McPherson:

    Slaves at Brick Barn and Buckfield Plantations of Isaac McPherson, 1787 Indexed by Sheri Fenley

    Slaves in the Estate of John McPherson, in Families, Africans Noted, SC 1806 Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

    Enslaved Ancestors on 4 Plantations of James McPherson, Beaufort, SC, 1834 Indexed by Sandra J. Taliaferro

    Pinckney:

    Slaves at Pinckney Island Plantation of Charles C. Pinckney, Beaufort, 1826 Indexed by Nancy Berry

    Smith:

    Slaves in the Estate of William Mason Smith, Beaufort, SC, 1852 Indexed by Sheri Fenley

    Berkeley County Plantation Records

    • Berkeley County, SC

    Ball:

    **Slaves at the Hyde Park Plantation of John Ball, Charleston, SC, 1852 **Indexed by Sheri Fenley

    Bell:

    **Slaves at Pine Grove and Spring Grove Plantations of William Bell, SC,1853 **Indexed by Toni

    Broughton:

    4 Generations of Slaves on Motte and Broughton Plantations, Berkeley, SCIndexed by Felicia R. Mathis

    Corbett:

    **Slaves at the Farmfield Plantation of John H Corbett, Berkeley, SC, 1855 **Indexed by Alana

    Cordes:

    Slaves at the Chachan Plantation of Francis Cordes, Berkeley, SC, 1856Indexed by Alana

    Dennis:

    **Slaves at the Hog Swamp Plantation of William J. Dennis, Berkeley County, SC, 1854 **Indexed by Alana

    Gaillard:

    **Slaves at Cottage Plantation, Theodore Samuel Gaillard, Berkeley, SC, 1855 **Indexed by Alana

    Gourdin:

    **Slaves in the Estate of Theodore Gourdin, Berkeley County, SC, 1864 **Indexed by Alana

    Graves:

    **Slaves at the Brick Hope Plantation of A D Graves, Berkeley, SC 1854 **Indexed by Alana

    Holmes:

    **Slaves in the Estate of Henry M. Holmes, Berkeley, SC, 1854 **Indexed by Alana

    **Slaves at Washington Plantation, Berkeley, South Carolina, 1860 **Indexed by Toni

    Marion:

    153 Slaves in the Estate of Francis Marion, Berkeley, SC, 1826 Indexed by Charlene Young

    Division of Slaves in the Estate of Francis Marion, Charleston, SC, 1833 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

    Motte:

    4 Generations of Slaves on Motte and Broughton Plantations, Berkeley, SC Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

    Palmer:

    177 Slaves in the Estate of Joseph Palmer, Berkeley, SC, 1842 Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

    Slaves in the Estate of Maham Palmer, Berkeley, SC, 1853 Indexed by Sheri Fenley

    Pinckney:

    Slaves at Fairfield and Moreland Plantations of Thos Pinckney, Berkeley, SC Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

    Porcher:

    135 Enslaved Ancestors at the White Hall Plantation of Thomas Porcher, 1843 Indexed by Alana Thevenet

    Enslaved Ancestors, Goshen Plantation of Thos Porcher, Berkeley, SC, 1843 Indexed by Alana Thevenet

    Slaves in the Estate of Isaac Porcher, St Johns Berkeley, SC, 1849 Indexed by Kathleen Moore

    **Slaves in the Estate of Thomas Cordes Porcher, Berkeley County, SC, 1861 **Indexed by Vicky Daviss-Mitchell

    Prioleau:

    360 Slaves in the Estate of Philip G. Prioleau, Berkeley, SC, 1845Indexed by Toni

    Read:

    Slaves at Rice Hope Plantation of William Read, Berkeley, SC, 1845 Indexed by Jessica Kiefer

    **Slaves at the Rice Hope Plantation of J. Harleston Read, Berkeley, SC, 1860 **Indexed by Toni

    Simons:

    Slaves at the Lewisfield Plantation of Keating Simons, Berkeley, SC, 1835 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

    Sinkler:

    Slaves in the Estate of James Sinkler, Berkeley, SC, 1801 Indexed by Alana

    **Enslaved Community at Wampee Plantation, Pinopolis, Berkeley, SC, 1854 **Indexed by Alana

    Smith:

    201 Slaves at Point Comfort and Brabant Plantations, Berkeley, SC, 1802 Indexed by Alana

    Villeponteaux:

    Slaves in the Estate of Benjamin Villeponteaux, St Johns Berkeley, SC, 1853 Indexed by Jessica

    Warley:

    **101 Slaves in the Estate of Paul J. Warley, Berkeley, SC, 1850 **Indexed by Angela Y Walton-Raji

    Willson:

    Slaves at Longridge and Sandy Run Plantations, John Willson, Berkeley, SC Indexed by Alana

    Charleston Plantation Records

    • Charleston District, SC

    Allen:

    Sale of Slaves in the Estate of Robert M. Allen, Charleston, SC, 1840 Indexed by Felicia Mathis

    Bonneau:

    106 Slaves in the Estate of Arnoldus Bonneau, Charleston, SC, 1820 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

    **Sale of Slaves at Villa Plantation of John E Bonneau, Charleston, SC, 1852 **Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

    Bulow:

    265 Slaves in the Estate of John Joachim Bulow, Charleston, SC, 1841 Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

    Burden:

    **Slaves at the Oakvale and Hut Plantations of Kinsey Burden Sr., SC, 1860 **Indexed by Alana

    Carmille:

    John Carmille of Charleston Seeks to Free His Enslaved Wife & Children Indexed by Alana

    Clark:

    206 Slaves in the Estate of James Clark, Edisto Island, SC, 1820 Indexed by Felicia

    Clarke:

    272 Slaves in the Estate of Solomon Clarke, Charleston, SC, 1851 Indexed by Sandra J. Taliaferro

    Cleveland:

    **Slaves in the Estate of John A. Cleveland, 1853, Family Relationships Noted **Indexed by Leslie Ann Ballou

    Conner:

    **Estate Inventory of John Conner, Free African American, Charleston, SC **Indexed by Alana

    Dubose:

    **Slaves in the Estate of Samuel Dubose, Charleston, SC, 1859 **Indexed by Alana

    Edings:

    Slaves in the Estate of William Edings, Charleston, Colleton and Beaufort, SC, 1836 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

    Faber:

    Slaves at Richfield Plantation, Estate of Henry Faber, Charleston, SC, 1840 Indexed by Alana Thevenet

    Fickling:

    Enslaved Ancestors in the Estate of Isaac Fickling, Charleston, SC, 1834 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

    Fuller:

    Inventory and Division of Slaves, Estate of Benj. Fuller, Charleston, SC, 1836 and 1837 Indexed by Alana

    Gadsden:

    **Slaves in the Estate of James W. and Emma Gadsden, Charleston, SC **Indexed by Sheri and Alana

    **Another Weeping Time: Sale of 235 Slaves of Gen. James Gadsden, SC, 1860 **Indexed by Alana and Toni

    Enslaved Ancestors in the Estate of Thomas Gadsden, Charleston, SC, 1821 Indexed by Angela Radziszewski

    Geddes:

    115 Slaves, Estate of Gilbert Geddes, Geddes Hall Plantation, SC, 1842 Indexed by Vickie Everhart

    Gervais:

    **110 Slaves in the Estate of Rev. Paul T Gervais, Charleston, SC, 1857 **Indexed by Alana

    **Slaves at the Exchange and Laurels Plantations, Paul T Gervais, SC, 1856 **Indexed by Alana

    Gibbes:

    **Slaves at Oakley Farm and in Charleston, Estate of Adelaide E. Gibbs, 1859 **Indexed by Alana

    **Slaves at the Rosemont Plantation of Adelaide Gibbs, 1860 **Indexed by Penny Worley

    Glover:

    **Estate Inventory of Anne Glover, Free African American Charleston, SC **Indexed by Alana

    Gourdin:

    Slaves in the Estate of Elizabeth Gourdin, 1836 Indexed by Nancy Berry

    Graves:

    Slaves in Estate of Charles Graves, Charleston and Goose Creek, SC, 1845 Indexed by Jessica Kiefer

    Hasell:

    Slaves, Estate of George Paddon Bond Hasell, Charleston and Union, SC, 1819 Indexed by Judi Scott

    Huger:

    **Slaves in the Estate Sale of Alfred Huger, Jr., Charleston, SC, 1857 **Indexed by Alana

    I'on:

    213 Slaves in the Estate of Jacob Bond I'on, Charleston, SC, 1797 Indexed by Ann Mamiya

    Jenkins:

    **Estate Inventory of Richard Jenkins, Wadmalaw Island, Charleston, SC, 1857 **Indexed by Alana

    117 Slaves in the Estate of Micah J. Jenkins, Charleston, SC, 1852 Indexed by Sheri Fenley

    Johnson:

    Slaves in the Estate of Benjamin J. Johnson, Charleston, SC, 1861 Indexed by Alana Thevenet

    Sale of 101 Slaves in the Estate of B.F. Johnson, Charleston, SC, 1862 Indexed by Alana

    Kershaw:

    Enslaved Ancestors in the Estate of Newman Kershaw, Charleston, SC, 1841 Indexed by Sheri Fenley

    King:

    Slaves in the Estate of Mitchell King, Charleston, SC and Chatham, GA, 1863 Indexed by Alana Thevenet

    LaRoche:

    Slaves in the Estate of Mary LaRoche, Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island, SC, 1842 Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

    Laurens:

    **Slaves at the Farmfield Plantation of Margaret Laurens, 1859 **Indexed by Alana

    **Slaves at the Point Comfort Plantation of Keating S Laurens, Charleston, SC, 1854 **Indexed by Alana

    Legare:

    Slaves in the Estate of Thomas Legare, Charleston and Orangeburg, SC, 1843 Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

    Loocock:

    Slaves in the Estate of Aaron Loocock, Richland and Charleston, SC, 1794 Indexed by Karen Meadows-Rogers

    Lowndes:

    **Sale of 96 Slaves in the Estate of Edward Lowndes, Charleston, SC, 1853 **Indexed by Alana

    Mackie:

    African Children in the Estate of James Mackie, Charleston, SC, 1806 Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

    Marshall:

    **227 Slaves in the Estate of John T. Marshall, Charleston, SC, 1860 **Indexed by Cheryl Palmer

    Mathews:

    Slaves at Hickory Hill Plantation of Edith Mathews, Charleston, SC, 1796 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

    Mazyck:

    **Slaves in the Estate of William Mazyck, Charleston, SC, 1863 **Indexed by Toni

    McCants:

    **Slaves at Snee Farm Plantation, Charleston, SC, 1859 **Indexed by Alana

    McKewn:

    Slaves in the Estate of Mary McKewn, Oak Hill Plantation, Charleston, 1853 Indexed by Sandra Taliaferro

    McUen:

    **Sale of 106 Slaves in the Estate of Anne Middleton McUen, SC, 1851 **Indexed by Karen Meadows-Rogers

    Milland:

    **Slaves in the Estate of William Milland, Charleston, SC, 1860 **Indexed by Cheryl Palmer

    Morris:

    Slaves in the Estate of George Morris, in Families, Charleston, SC, 1835 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

    Pinckney:

    Slaves at Eldorado and Fannymead Plantations of Mrs. F.M Pinckney, SC, 1843 Indexed by Alana

    Porcher:

    **108 Slaves in the Estate of Isaac Porcher, Jr., Charleston, SC, 1850 **Indexed by Lori English

    **Slaves in the Estate of Samuel Porcher, Charleston, SC, 1851 **Indexed by Janice

    Division of 394 Slaves, Estate of Samuel Porcher, Charleston, SC, 1852 Indexed by Khalisa

    Price:

    Slaves in the Estate of Mary Price, Charleston, SC, 1855 Indexed by Alana

    Quash:

    **Slaves in the Estate of Constantia Quash, Charleston, SC, 1860 **Indexed by Cheryl Palmer

    Read:

    Slaves in Christ Church Parish, Charleston and Rice Hope Plantation of William Read, Berkeley, SC, 1845 Indexed by Jessica Kiefer

    Rivers:

    **Slaves in the Estate of George A C Rivers, Wadmalaw Island, SC, 1840 **Indexed by Alane Roundtree

    **Slaves in the Estate of John Rivers, James Island, Charleston, SC, 1857 **Indexed by Alana

    **Slaves Sold in the Estate of Rawlins Rivers, Charleston, SC, 1860 **Indexed by Toni

    Roper:

    **Slaves at Rushes, Brick House, Capers and Cornhill Plantations, SC, 1852 **Indexed by Sheri Fenley

    Sanders:

    **Slaves in the Estate of Thomas Sanders, Charleston, SC, Listed in Families **Indexed by Alana

    Shoolbred:

    104 Slaves in the Estate of John G. Shoolbred, Charleston, SC, 1860 Indexed by Toni

    Shipman:

    **Slaves at Walker Plantation of Herman B. Shipman, Charleston, SC, 1859 **Indexed by Alana

    **Slaves at the Fountain Head Plantation of Herman B. Shipman, Charleston, SC **Indexed by Alana

    Small:

    Slaves in the Estate of William Small, St James Santee, Charleston, SC 1834 Indexed by Sandra J. Taliaferro

    Smith:

    Slaves at Smith Hall and Retreat Plantations of Thomas Smith, Charleston and Georgetown Districts, SC, 1821 Indexed by Alana Thevenet

    Sommers:

    94 Slaves in the Estate of James Sommers, Charleston, SC, 1793 Indexed by Andi

    **Sale of Slaves in the Estate of James D. Sommers, Tongeville Plantation, SC **Indexed by Angela Y Walton-Raji

    Stevens:

    **Slaves in the Estate of Susan M. Stevens, Charleston, SC, 1861 **Indexed by Toni

    **Slaves at the Northampton and Hanover Plantations of Henry L. Stevens, 1863 **Indexed by Alana

    Wagner:

    Slaves in the Estate of Thomas M. Wagner, Charleston, SC, 1862 Indexed by Joyce Reese McCollum

    Walpole:

    **Slaves at the Creekside and Acorn Hill Plantations of Horace Walpole, SC **Indexed by Toni

    Watson:

    **Slaves in the Estate of Alexander Watson, Charleston, SC, 1840 **Indexed by Alane Roundree

    Whaley:

    **Slaves at the Auld Reeckie Plantation of Christopher J Whaley, SC, 1851 **Indexed by Penny Worley

    **Slaves in the Estate of Christopher J. Whaley, Charleston County, SC, 1859 **Indexed by Alana

    Whilden:

    **Slaves at the Mount Pleasant Plantation of Elisha Whilden, Charleston, SC **Indexed by Toni

    White:

    Slaves in the Estate of Reverend Elipha White, Charleston, SC, 1850 Indexed by Lori

    Wilkes:

    Slaves in the Estate of Clelia Wilkes, Fairfield and Charleston, SC, 1864 Indexed by Alana

    Wilkinson:

    Slaves in the Estate of Willis Wilkinson, Charleston, SC, 1850 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

    Colleton County Plantation Records

      Edisto Island, Charleston County, SC Plantation Records

      • Edisto Island, Charleston County, SC

      Fairfield District Plantation Records

        Georgetown County Plantation Records

        • Georgetown County, SC

        Belin:

        **Slaves in the Estate of Esther Belin, Sandy Knowe Plantation, Georgetown, SC, 1851 **Indexed by Penny Worley

        Cordes:

        **Slaves in the Estate of Samuel Cordes, North Santee, Georgetown, SC, 1858 **Indexed by Alana

        Inventory and Division of Slaves in the Estate of Charlotte Cordes, SC, 1827 Indexed by Sandra J. Taliaferro

        Gourdin:

        Slaves in the Estate of Theodore Gourdin, Georgetown and Williamsburg, SC Indexed by Nancy Berry

        _Horry: _

        416 Slaves, Estate of Thomas Horry, Charleston and Georgetown, SC, 1820 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

        _Hume: _

        Slaves at Cat Island and Bluff Plantations of Alexander Hume, 1849 Indexed by Kristin Williams

        **Slaves at the Cat Island Plantation of Thomas W. Hume, Charleston, SC, 1861 **Indexed by Penny Worley

        Lockey:

        173 Slaves in the Estate of George Lockey, North Santee, Georgetown, SC, 1810 Indexed by Sheri Fenley

        Lucas:

        **Slaves at Hopsewee Plantation, Santee River, Georgetown, SC, 1854  **Indexed by Alana

        Manigault:

        Slaves at the White Oak and Ogilvie Plantations of Joseph Manigault, Georgetown, SC, 1844

        Mathewes:

        271 Slaves in the Estate of Wm. Mathewes, Georgetown, SC, 1848 indexed by Vickie

        Mazyck:

        **Slaves at Indian Field Plantation, South Santee, Georgetown Co., SC, 1863 **Indexed by Alana

        Parker:

        **117 Slaves in the Estate of William McKenzie Parker, Georgetown, SC, 1861 **Indexed by Toni

        Pinckney:

        **Slaves in the Estate of Eliza Pinckney, Santee, Georgetown County, SC, 1863 **Indexed by Toni

        Pringle:

        306 Slaves in the Estate of John J Pringle, Georgetown, SC, 1843 Indexed by Alana

        **141 Slaves in the Estate of Robert Pringle, Georgetown, SC, 1861 **Indexed by Penny

        Rutledge:

        **Slaves at Harrietta Plantation, McClellanville, Georgetown County, SC, 1859 **Indexed by Alana

        **Slaves at Tranquility Plantation, North Santee, Georgetown, SC 1859 **Indexed by Alana and Toni

        Shaffer:

        **Slaves at Arundel Plantation, Georgetown, SC, 1859, in Family Groups **Indexed by Alana

        Smith:

        Slaves at Smith Hall and Retreat Plantations of Thomas Smith, Charleston and Georgetown Districts, SC, 1821 Indexed by Alana Thevenet

        Tidyman:

        138 Slaves in the Estate of Philip Tidyman, Georgetown, SC, 1850 Indexed by Karen Meadows-Rogers

        Tucker:

        **Slaves at the Litchfield Plantation of John Tucker, Georgetown Co, SC, 1859 **Indexed by Alana

        **Enslaved Families at Litchfield and Holly Grove Plantations, Georgetown, SC **Indexed by Alana

        Richland County Plantation Records

        • Richland County, SC

        Sumter District Plantation Records

          Union County Plantation Records

            Williamsburg District Plantation Records

            • Williamsburg District, SC

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                About These Documents: Thanks to the Volunteers Who Indexed This FREE Collection!

                  These documents were 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.

                  The collection was indexed entirely by volunteers of the Restore the Ancestors Project, whose efforts have brought the names of more than 30,000 enslaved ancestors into the historical light 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.

                  We thank these amazing individuals who have answered the call by indexing these records:

                  Aaron Dorsey

                  Alana Thevenet

                  Alane Roundtree

                  Albert Colbert

                  Amelia Cudjo

                  Amy Coffin

                  Andi Durbin

                  Angela Radziszewski

                  Angela Y Walton-Raji

                  Anne Mamiya

                  Carol @webduck on Twitter

                  Charlene Young

                  Cheryl Palmer

                  Chip Mack

                  Connie Smith

                  Connie Wahlstrom

                  Debbie Bloom

                  Denielle Radcliff

                  Dennis Turner

                  @DetriceIsabel

                  Eleanor Richardson

                  Felicia R. Mathis

                  Fran Ellsworth

                  @Geneabloggers

                  George Geder

                  Janice Burrell

                  Jeanette Williams

                  Jena Kalli

                  Jennifer Stokes

                  Jessica Kiefer

                  Joyce Reese McCollum

                  Judi Scott

                  Karen Meadows-Rogers

                  Kathleen Moore

                  Kay Strickland

                  Khalisa Jacobs

                  Kristin Cleage Williams

                  Leah Allen

                  Leslie Ann Ballou

                  Linda Durr Rudd

                  @lorenglish (on Twitter)

                  Mary James

                  Melissa Fleischer

                  Michael Daugherty

                  Michelle Epps

                  Nancy Berry

                  Nicka Smith

                  Penny Worley

                  Renate Sanders

                  Robin Foster

                  Ruby Fannon

                  Sandra Taliaferro

                  Sara Greenleaf

                  Sarah Crouch

                  Sheri Fenley

                  Stephanie Dove

                  Sylvia Timmons

                  Thomas MacEntee

                  Thomas Nelson

                  Vickie Everhart

                  Vicky Daviss-Mitchell

                  Vivian Nicholson

                  Wanda Cooper

                  Whitney McKim

                  William Durant