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

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


The estate inventory of James Sommers, made 20 Feb 1793, lists the names of 94 enslaved ancestors. We invite you to contribute to this page.

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    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 Andi Durbin.

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