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

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

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The estate inventory of John Carmille, butcher, of Charleston Neck lists the names of Carmille's enslaved wife Henrietta and their children. Further research reveals that Carmille petitioned the SC Senate in 1823, seeking to Emancipate Henrietta and her children. The case eventually reached the SC Supreme Court and Henrietta and her children were allowed to live as if free. We invite you to contribute to this page.

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John Carmille of Charleston Seeks to Free His Enslaved Wife and Children

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The estate inventory of John Carmille, butcher, of Charleston Neck lists the names of Carmille's enslaved wife Henrietta and their children.

Further research reveals that Carmille petitioned the SC Senate in 1823, seeking to Emancipate Henrietta and her children. The case eventually reached the SC Supreme Court and Henrietta and her children were allowed to live as free.

We invite you to contribute to this page.

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