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272 Slaves in the Estate of Solomon Clarke, Charleston, SC, 1851

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272 Slaves in the Estate of Solomon Clarke, Charleston, SC, 1851

  • Charleston, SC

The estate inventory of Solomon Clarke, made in Dec 1850 and filed 10 Jan 1851, lists the names of 272 enslaved ancestors in the estate.

Bills of sale lists the names of slaves Clarke purchased in his lifetime and point to possible prior slaveholders for the slaves listed.

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This page was indexed and made searchable by Sandra J. Taliaferro.

Slaves listed in the estate were:

· Minta - slave

· Ann - slave

· Sam - slave

· Old Nanny - slave

· Susanah - slave

· Mary Ann - slave

· Abram - slave

· Sam - slave

· Jerry - slave

· Big Lucy - slave

· Dinah - slave

· Guy - slave

· Dolly - slave

· Billy - slave

· Mary Ann - slave

· Tom - slave

· Daniel - slave

· Harriet - slave

· Pompey - slave

· Dinah - slave

· Jack - slave

· Mary - slave

· Rachael - slave

· Sandy - slave

· Peggy - slave

· Daniel - slave

· Celia - slave

· Silvy - slave

· Lizzette - slave

· Lizzetto - slave

· Bella - slave

· Caleb - slave

· Jim - slave

· Scipio - slave

· Cyrus - slave

· Walter - slave

· Nanny - slave

· Delia - slave

· Nanny - slave

· Corney - slave

· Penelope - slave

· Affy - slave

· George - slave

· Ned - slave

· Peter - slave

· Cilla - slave

· Benbo - slave

· Ben - slave

· Hagar - slave

· John - slave

· Caty - slave

· Polidor - slave

· Caroline - slave

· Hester - slave

· Judy - slave

· Davy - slave

· Affy - slave

· Rose - slave

· Marry - slave

· Minda - slave

· Richard - slave

· Eleanor - slave

· Toney - slave

· Mingo - slave

· Sue - slave

· Jiffny - slave

· Jonas - slave

· Old Nanny - slave

· Elizabeth - slave

· Fanny - slave

· Ellen - slave

· Myrtilla - slave

· Caesar - slave

· Isaac - slave

· Cuffee - slave

· Samson - slave

· Old Sarah - slave

· Cornelius - slave

· Sarah - slave

· Nancy - slave

· Cuffee - slave

· Lucretia - slave

· Snow - slave

· Qulin - slave

· Clara - slave

· Chance - slave

· London - slave

· Penelope - slave

· Washington - slave

· London - slave

· Judy - slave

· Joe - slave

· Brutus - slave

· Mulceline - slave

· Satira - slave

· Magritta - slave

· Joe - slave

· Vitrioline - slave

· Hetty - slave

· Hercules - slave

· Old July - slave

· Brister - slave

· Anthony - slave

· Rose - slave

· Lizzette - slave

· Sanda - slave

· Phoebe - slave

· Old Delia - slave

· Charles - slave

· Sancho - slave

· Beck - slave

· Nelly - slave

· Cotto - slave

· Phoebe - slave

· Quash - slave

· James - slave

· Brister - slave

· Jack - slave

· Charlotte - slave

· Paul - slave

· Old Hester - slave

· Priscilla - slave

· Adam - slave

· Bina - slave

· Harry - slave

· Isaac - slave

· Henry - slave

· Porter - slave

· Bess - slave

· Buddy - slave

· Charlotte - slave

· Henrietta - slave

· Cinda - slave

· Anthony - slave

· Peter - slave

· Lavinia - slave

· Mingo - slave

· Phillis - slave

· Pompey - slave

· Johny - slave

· Hercules - slave

· Judy - slave

· Sarah - slave

· Sabina - slave

· Old Hannah - slave

· Frank - slave

· Caroline - slave

· Eva - slave

· Primus - slave

· Elsy - slave

· Lucy - slave

· Archy - slave

· Rachael - slave

· Pender - slave

· Patty - slave

· Bess - slave

· Hester - slave

· Johnny - slave

· Frances - slave

· Sambo - slave

· Sam - slave

· Rhina - slave

· Rebecca - slave

· Judy - slave

· Clara - slave

· Winter - slave

· Ballifore - slave

· Maria - slave

· Elizabeth - slave

· Old Jack - slave

· Mary - slave

· Tenah - slave

· Cloe - slave

· Martha - slave

· Davy - slave

· Dorcas - slave

· William - slave

· Lewis - slave

· Michael - slave

· Catharine - slave

· Juliette - slave

· Mary - slave

· Harriett - slave

· Polly - slave

· Catrina - slave

· Ballifore - slave

· Margaret - slave

· Binah - slave

· Richard - slave

· Bella- slave

· Sally - slave

· Alsey - slave

· Jacob - slave

· Patsy - slave

· Amelia - slave

· Charley - slave

· Lucy - slave

· Lucky - slave

· Joseph - slave

· Nancy - slave

· Toney - slave

· Lucy - slave

· Diana - slave

· Sigh - slave

· Jimmy - slave

· Brister - slave

· Pleasant - slave

· Dido - slave

· Ellick - slave

· Lucy - slave

· Dolly - slave

· Edward - slave

· Warley - slave

· Nancy - slave

· Lara - slave

· Dover - slave

· William - slave

· Lavinia - slave

· Barney - slave

· Charity - slave

· Rose - slave

· Quash - slave

· Pearce - slave

· Sarah - slave

· Gabriel - slave

· Renty - slave

· Martha - slave

· Isaac - slave

· Matilda - slave

· Silla - slave

· Lucy - slave

· William - slave

· Lena - slave

· Margaret - slave

· Sandy - slave

· Cinda - slave

· Rucy - slave

· Robert - slave

· Cuffy - slave

· Scipio - slave

· Sam - slave

· Jeffry - slave

· Warley - slave

· Martha - slave

· Thomas - slave

· Tom - slave

· Affy - slave

· Celia - slave

· William - slave

· Jimmy - slave

· Isaac - slave

· Mingo - slave

· Monday - slave

· Shadwell - slave

· Rosina - slave

· Smart - slave

· Eney - slave

· Satira - slave

· Boston - slave

· Cloe - slave

· Simon - slave

· Elcy - slave

· Judy - slave

· Binah - slave

· Brutus - slave

· Mary - slave

· Moses - slave

· Clarence - slave

· Flora - slave

· Hercules - slave

· Ben - slave

Possible Origins of Slaves in the Estate of Solomon Clarke

    The documents below may provide leads for future research on origins of the slaves in Solomon Clarke's estate.

    Purchase of 58 Slaves from Sims, Harriett and Mary Lequeux, 1834

    • Charleston, SC

    On 10 Jun 1834, Clarke purchased 58 slaves from Sims, Harriett and Mary Lequeux. Their names were:

    Doways

    Tom

    Richard

    Sandy

    Mingo

    Samson

    William

    John

    James

    Pompey

    Charles

    Shadwell

    Big Paro

    Big Mingo

    Scipio

    Presenty

    Edward

    Monday

    Smart

    Teddy

    Matilda

    Bella

    Lydia

    Becky

    Lucy

    Nancy

    Celia

    Priscilla

    Martha

    Big Lucy

    Rosanna

    Nanny

    Belinda

    Delia

    Hannah

    Binah

    Bess

    Old Jenny

    Little Jenny

    Judy

    L Matilda

    Dinah

    Catharine

    Amelia

    Little Nanny

    Mary

    Maria

    Peter

    Emannuel

    Paro

    Anthony

    Hector

    Primus

    David

    Esther

    Little Binah

    Margaret

    Sims Lequeux Purchase of 19 Slaves from James Gregorie

    • Charleston, SC

    On 20 Apr 1830, Sims Lequeux purchased 19 slaves from James Gregorie. Their names were:

    Teddy

    Dinah

    Shadwell

    Matilda

    Bella

    Charles

    Little Shadwell

    Rachael

    Lucy

    Priscilla

    Billy

    Young Blood

    Sary

    Rustey

    Israel

    Dinah

    Little Billy

    Hagar

    John

    The following names occur in both the record of this purchase, and the record of Sims Lequeux's sale of 58 slaves to Solomon Clarke in 1834:

    Teddy

    Dinah

    Shadwell

    Matilda

    Bella

    Charles

    Lucy

    Priscilla

    Dinah

    John

    Solomon Clarke's Purchase of Rachel from Sims, Harriett and Mary Lequeux, 1835

    On 27 Jan 1835, Clarke purchased slave Rachel from Sims, Harriet and Mary Lequeux.

    To view the bill of sale, please click on the document attached to this story.

    Purchase of 23 Slaves from Charles C. Pinckney, Trustee for Frances Blamyer and Her Children, 1841

    • Charleston, SC

    On 15 Dec 1841 Solomon Clarke purchased 23 slaves from Charles C. Pinckney, trustee for Mary Blamyer and her children.

    Purchased on that day were:

    Roger, Deborah, Richard, Simon, Elsey, Sarah, Nanny, Cilla, Aminta, Susannah, Mary, Jeny, Lucy, Margaret, Frank, Edward, John, Sandy, Dane, Sam, Roger, Polly & Dorcas

    Purchase of Slave Philip from John H. Dawson, 1841

    • Charleston, SC

    On 15 Dec 1841, Clarke purchased slave Philip from John H. Dawson, through attorney O.H. Dawson.

    Purchase of 5 Slaves from the Estate of R.D. McKelvey, 1844

    • Charleston, SC

    On 9 Sep 1844, Clarke purchased 5 slaves named Charley, Ellick, Lucy, Della and Patrick from the estate of R.D. McKelvey.

    Estate of R.D. McKelvey

    • Charleston, SC

    Let's go back to the document collection to see if we can find an estate inventory for R.D. McKelvey.

    Book A (1839-1844) does contain an estate inventory for an R.D. McKelvey, made in 1841.

    Slaves listed in the estate were:

    · Nanny - slave

    · Johnny - slave

    · Elick - slave

    · Maggy - slave

    · Amarintha - slave

    · Lydia - slave

    · Jenny - slave

    · Becky - slave

    · Venus - slave

    · Peter - slave

    · Lydia - slave

    · Sally - slave

    · Israel - slave

    · Nanny - slave

    · John - slave

    · Tomas - slave

    · Hardy - slave

    · Martha - slave

    · Harriet - slave

    · Abel - slave

    · Gabriel - slave

    · Franklin - slave

    · Chloe - slave

    · Rosanna - slave

    · Sary - slave

    · Tilly - slave

    · Charley - slave

    · Rachael - slave

    · Cornelius - slave

    · Rachael - slave

    · Anthony - slave

    · Lucy - slave

    · Thomas - slave

    · Patsy - slave

    · Jason - slave

    · Comesee - slave

    · Buddy - slave

    · Adella - slave

    · Abel - slave

    · Lucy - slave

    · Cretia - slave

    · Julianna - slave

    · Juno - slave

    · Stepney - slave

    · Osmonde - slave

    · Sam - slave

    · Polly - slave

    · Esser - slave

    · Winter - slave

    · Caesar - slave

    · Adam - slave

    · Nancy - slave

    · Daphne - slave

    · Betsy - slave

    · Lizette - slave

    · Cain - slave

    Purchase of Nancy and Her Child Violet from William H. Holleyman

    • Charleston, SC

    On the same day he purchased 5 slaves from the estate of McKelvey, Clarke also purchased Nancy and her child Violet from William H. Holleyman.

    Purchase of 17 Slaves from Benjamin Lequeux, 1844

    • Charleston, SC

    On 14 Dec 1844, Clarke purchased 17 slaves (Roger, Catey, July, Mary, Toney, Jonas, Ellen, Hannah, Scipio, Tenah, Tom, Affy, Celia, Dolly, William, Jemmy and Thomas) from Benjamin Lequeux.

    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.

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      This document was indexed and made searchable by Sandra J. Taliaferro.