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Handsell Plantation Enslaved Peoples Database

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Name Aaron
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1797
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Name Aaron
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1797
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content
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State Maryland
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Name Abraham
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1757
Content
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Name Abraham
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1757
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content
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State Maryland
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Name Adam
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1778
Content
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Name Adam
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1778
Manumitted
Reference Source 1801 Inv
Content
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State Maryland
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Name Airey
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1805
Content Daughter of Comfort?
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Name Airey
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1805
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content Daughter of Comfort?
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State Maryland
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Name Alexander Cornish
Slaveowner Charles H. Steele
Date of Birth
Content For enlisting in army.
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Name Alexander Cornish
Slaveowner Charles H. Steele
Date of Birth
Manumitted 3/31/1864
Reference Source
Content For enlisting in army.
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State Maryland
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Name Algernon Hennard or Kennard
Slaveowner Mary N Steele
Date of Birth 1801
Content Manumitted By Will of Mary N Steele
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Name Algernon Hennard or Kennard
Slaveowner Mary N Steele
Date of Birth 1801
Manumitted 7/27/1836
Reference Source 1836 Will
Content Manumitted By Will of Mary N Steele
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State Maryland
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Name Algernon
Slaveowner Mary N Steele to Charles H Steele
Date of Birth
Content ?I give him a young negro man named Phill (son of Lucy) and another called Algernon and his choice of a young negro woman, also Milly, her son James and daughter Henritta all to served him till they are thirty-five, except Milly who is past her age of being liberated)?
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Name Algernon
Slaveowner Mary N Steele to Charles H Steele
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source 1836 Will
Content ?I give him a young negro man named Phill (son of Lucy) and another called Algernon and his choice of a young negro woman, also Milly, her son James and daughter Henritta all to served him till they are thirty-five, except Milly who is past her age of being liberated)?
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State Maryland
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Name Alse
Slaveowner Ann Billings
Date of Birth Bef 1755
Content Inherited by Kitturah Henry, Dau. Of Dorothy
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Name Alse
Slaveowner Ann Billings
Date of Birth Bef 1755
Manumitted
Reference Source
Content Inherited by Kitturah Henry, Dau. Of Dorothy
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State Maryland
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Name Andrew Wilson
Slaveowner Jacob Wilson
Date of Birth 1808
Content 5-4-3/4? Son of Sylvia Henry
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Name Andrew Wilson
Slaveowner Jacob Wilson
Date of Birth 1808
Manumitted 7/23/1833
Reference Source Check
Content 5-4-3/4? Son of Sylvia Henry
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State Maryland
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Name Ann (dau of Sal)
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1791
Content Ann, age 4, dau. Of Sal. ?to be forever free?
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Name Ann (dau of Sal)
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1791
Manumitted 6/4/1798
Reference Source HD 14/124
Content Ann, age 4, dau. Of Sal. ?to be forever free?
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State Maryland
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Name Ann
Slaveowner Jacob C. Wilson
Date of Birth
Content Will 21 Feb 1851. Leaves Ann to son Ambrose Wilson along with others and Handsell.
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Name Ann
Slaveowner Jacob C. Wilson
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source
Content Will 21 Feb 1851. Leaves Ann to son Ambrose Wilson along with others and Handsell.
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State Maryland
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Name Anna
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1804
Content Age 2
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Name Anna
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1804
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content Age 2
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State Maryland
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Name Anna
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1801
Content Age 5
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Name Anna
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1801
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content Age 5
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State Maryland
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Name Anne
Slaveowner Mary Steele?
Date of Birth
Content Letter from Mary Steele Henry from Hambrooks. ?Give my love to Mamma..[Mary Nevett Steele] I hope they will find Nancy an acquisition as cook, Mr. Henry dined with them a few days since, and said they had an excellent dinner, and the best cooked he ever eat there, he thought, and we dined there together a few days before when I thought we had a dinner very nicely cooked by Anne, so that
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Name Anne
Slaveowner Mary Steele?
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source Letter 1821
Content Letter from Mary Steele Henry from Hambrooks. ?Give my love to Mamma..[Mary Nevett Steele] I hope they will find Nancy an acquisition as cook, Mr. Henry dined with them a few days since, and said they had an excellent dinner, and the best cooked he ever eat there, he thought, and we dined there together a few days before when I thought we had a dinner very nicely cooked by Anne, so that
Other Notes Anne appears to be at the Ogle House in Annapolis.
State Maryland
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Name
Slaveowner
Date of Birth
Content if Nancy does even better, they will be well off in having her.
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Slaveowner
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source
Content if Nancy does even better, they will be well off in having her.
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State Maryland
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Name Anne
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth 1852
Content Valued at $250 at age 9.
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Name Anne
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth 1852
Manumitted
Reference Source 1861 Inv
Content Valued at $250 at age 9.
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State Maryland
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Name Arnold
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth Abt 1810
Content Runaway Ad in Easton Gazette placed by James B. Steele
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Name Arnold
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth Abt 1810
Manumitted
Reference Source 1832 Runaway Ad
Content Runaway Ad in Easton Gazette placed by James B. Steele
Other Notes We have image of Ad.
State Maryland
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Name Arthur
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth 1843
Content Valued at $500. Hired out to James H. Kelly in 1861 for $48. Hired out Arthur and Caroline to Alfred Mobray in 1861 for $64.
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Name Arthur
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth 1843
Manumitted
Reference Source 1861 Inv
Content Valued at $500. Hired out to James H. Kelly in 1861 for $48. Hired out Arthur and Caroline to Alfred Mobray in 1861 for $64.
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State Maryland
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Name Barbara
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1769
Content
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Name Barbara
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1769
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content
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State Maryland
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Name Beck
Slaveowner John Rider
Date of Birth Bef 1748
Content Purchased from Thom Nevett
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Name Beck
Slaveowner John Rider
Date of Birth Bef 1748
Manumitted
Reference Source 14 Old 299
Content Purchased from Thom Nevett
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State Maryland
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Name Betty
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1791
Content
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Name Betty
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1791
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content
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State Maryland
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Name Betty
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1798
Content
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Name Betty
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1798
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content
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State Maryland
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Name Betty Cornish
Slaveowner Mary N Steele to James B. Steele
Date of Birth
Content Mary had previously given Betty and Jack Cornish to her son James B Steele.
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Name Betty Cornish
Slaveowner Mary N Steele to James B. Steele
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source 1836 Will
Content Mary had previously given Betty and Jack Cornish to her son James B Steele.
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State Maryland
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Name Bill
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1784
Content
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Name Bill
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1784
Manumitted
Reference Source 1801 Inv
Content
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State Maryland
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Name Bill
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1763
Content Mentioned in the 1803 Agreement with Levin Simmons as located in the Indiantown.
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Name Bill
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1763
Manumitted
Reference Source Overseeer Agreement
Content Mentioned in the 1803 Agreement with Levin Simmons as located in the Indiantown.
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State Maryland
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Name Binah
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1780
Content
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Name Binah
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1780
Manumitted
Reference Source 1801 Inv
Content
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State Maryland
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Name Binah
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1804
Content
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Name Binah
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1804
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content
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State Maryland
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Name ?inah
Slaveowner James Steele`
Date of Birth 1797
Content
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Name ?inah
Slaveowner James Steele`
Date of Birth 1797
Manumitted
Reference Source 1801 Inv
Content
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State Maryland
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Name Bob
Slaveowner Mary N Steele to John N Steele
Date of Birth
Content Gives Titus along with Margaret Rose, Dinah, Dick and Hooper, Bob and Margaret (of Lucy) and most earnestly entreat that he should never sell them.
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Name Bob
Slaveowner Mary N Steele to John N Steele
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source 1836 Will
Content Gives Titus along with Margaret Rose, Dinah, Dick and Hooper, Bob and Margaret (of Lucy) and most earnestly entreat that he should never sell them.
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State Maryland
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Name Bridget
Slaveowner John Rider
Date of Birth ?elderly?
Content Rider?s 1740 Inventory
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Name Bridget
Slaveowner John Rider
Date of Birth ?elderly?
Manumitted
Reference Source 1740 Inv
Content Rider?s 1740 Inventory
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State Maryland
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Name Caesar (Seasar)
Slaveowner John Rider James Billings
Date of Birth 1736
Content Rider?s inventory Casesar died about this time. Seasar is at Billings home plantation (60 acre part Weston) in 1748
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Name Caesar (Seasar)
Slaveowner John Rider James Billings
Date of Birth 1736
Manumitted
Reference Source 1740 Inv 1748 Probate
Content Rider?s inventory Casesar died about this time. Seasar is at Billings home plantation (60 acre part Weston) in 1748
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State Maryland
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Name Caesar
Slaveowner Henry Steele, Jr.
Date of Birth
Content Manu. By owner
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Name Caesar
Slaveowner Henry Steele, Jr.
Date of Birth
Manumitted 12/8/1795
Reference Source HD 930
Content Manu. By owner
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State Maryland
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Slaveowner
Date of Birth
Content
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Name
Slaveowner
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source
Content
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Name Caroline
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth 1844
Content Valued at $350. Hired our to James A. H. Dixon in 1861 for $45. Hired out Arthur and Caroline to Alfred Mobray in 1861 for $64.
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Name Caroline
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth 1844
Manumitted
Reference Source 1861 Inv
Content Valued at $350. Hired our to James A. H. Dixon in 1861 for $45. Hired out Arthur and Caroline to Alfred Mobray in 1861 for $64.
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State Maryland
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Name Cate
Slaveowner James Billings
Date of Birth
Content is at Billings home plantation (60 acre part Weston) in 1748. Value 2.0.0 (probably very old)
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Name Cate
Slaveowner James Billings
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source 1748 Inv
Content is at Billings home plantation (60 acre part Weston) in 1748. Value 2.0.0 (probably very old)
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State Maryland
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Name Cato
Slaveowner James Billings
Date of Birth
Content Value 45 pounds. Is at plantation where John Granger lives.
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Name Cato
Slaveowner James Billings
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source 1748 Inv
Content Value 45 pounds. Is at plantation where John Granger lives.
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Name Charles
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1793
Content Could be same as below
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Name Charles
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1793
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content Could be same as below
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Name Charles
Slaveowner Mary Steele
Date of Birth
Content Manumitted
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Name Charles
Slaveowner Mary Steele
Date of Birth
Manumitted 7/15/1844
Reference Source 6 ER 253
Content Manumitted
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Name Charles
Slaveowner James B. Steele
Date of Birth 1812
Content Charles escapes with William and James (brother of William). $400 reward.
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Name Charles
Slaveowner James B. Steele
Date of Birth 1812
Manumitted
Reference Source Runaway Ad 6-20-1836
Content Charles escapes with William and James (brother of William). $400 reward.
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State Maryland
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Slaveowner
Date of Birth
Content
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Name
Slaveowner
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source
Content
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Name Charles Littleton
Slaveowner John N Steele
Date of Birth 1822
Content 1854 Estate of John N Steele sells to James B. Steele (his brother) along with others.
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Name Charles Littleton
Slaveowner John N Steele
Date of Birth 1822
Manumitted
Reference Source Chattel Rec Vol 805, pg 141
Content 1854 Estate of John N Steele sells to James B. Steele (his brother) along with others.
Other Notes 1880 Census: Charles Littleton, Ascension, Louisiana, b. 1822 in MD. (parents born in MD). Charles Littleton58 Eliza Littleton 65 Wife Elizabeth Alexander 12, Granddaughter
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Slaveowner
Date of Birth
Content
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Name
Slaveowner
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source
Content
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Name Cherribinn (sp?)
Slaveowner Mary N Steele to Catherine Steele Ray
Date of Birth After 1810 +-
Content ?a negro girl named Cherribinn (name written small), also to choose another girl and boy from my Eastern Shore Servants and all toe served her till thirty-five years of age and then must be free. I also give her Moses to serve her for three years and then must be free.?
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Name Cherribinn (sp?)
Slaveowner Mary N Steele to Catherine Steele Ray
Date of Birth After 1810 +-
Manumitted
Reference Source 1836 Will
Content ?a negro girl named Cherribinn (name written small), also to choose another girl and boy from my Eastern Shore Servants and all toe served her till thirty-five years of age and then must be free. I also give her Moses to serve her for three years and then must be free.?
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State Maryland
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Name Chloe
Slaveowner Steele/Henry?
Date of Birth 1784
Content Mary Steele Henry from Hambrooks refers to her as ?old Chloe?
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Name Chloe
Slaveowner Steele/Henry?
Date of Birth 1784
Manumitted
Reference Source 1835 Letter
Content Mary Steele Henry from Hambrooks refers to her as ?old Chloe?
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State Maryland
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Name Clara
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth 1854
Content Valued at $250, age 7.
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Name Clara
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth 1854
Manumitted
Reference Source 1861 Inv
Content Valued at $250, age 7.
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State Maryland
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Name Christian
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1794
Content
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Name Christian
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1794
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content
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State Maryland
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Name Coffey
Slaveowner James Billiings
Date of Birth
Content is at plantation where John Granger lives. Value 45 pounds.
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Name Coffey
Slaveowner James Billiings
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source 1748 Inv
Content is at plantation where John Granger lives. Value 45 pounds.
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State Maryland
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Name Comfort
Slaveowner John Rider to James Billings to Ann Billings Lockerman
Date of Birth Bef 1740
Content Mother of Alse by 1755. Rider sells to Billings for 45 pounds. Comfort is at Billings home plantation (60 acre part Weston) in 1748
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Name Comfort
Slaveowner John Rider to James Billings to Ann Billings Lockerman
Date of Birth Bef 1740
Manumitted
Reference Source 1748 Probate
Content Mother of Alse by 1755. Rider sells to Billings for 45 pounds. Comfort is at Billings home plantation (60 acre part Weston) in 1748
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State Maryland
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Name Comfort
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1792
Content Document dated 4/25/1820
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Name Comfort
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1792
Manumitted 2/14/1830
Reference Source 1806 Inv 6 ER 253
Content Document dated 4/25/1820
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State Maryland
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Name Corella
Slaveowner Ann Billings Lockerman
Date of Birth Very early
Content Corella inherited by Ann Billings Steele? Mother to Peg (born bef 1740)
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Name Corella
Slaveowner Ann Billings Lockerman
Date of Birth Very early
Manumitted
Reference Source Will June 1755
Content Corella inherited by Ann Billings Steele? Mother to Peg (born bef 1740)
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State Maryland
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Name Cooper Jim
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1752
Content
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Name Cooper Jim
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1752
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content
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State Maryland
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Name Curreah (Murrear?)
Slaveowner James Billings
Date of Birth Bef 1748
Content is at Billings home plantation (60 acre part Weston) in 1748. Value 45 pounds.
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Name Curreah (Murrear?)
Slaveowner James Billings
Date of Birth Bef 1748
Manumitted
Reference Source 1748 Inv
Content is at Billings home plantation (60 acre part Weston) in 1748. Value 45 pounds.
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State Maryland
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Name Daniel
Slaveowner Ann Billings Lockerman
Date of Birth
Content Child of Dido-devised to niece Jean Fishwick
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Name Daniel
Slaveowner Ann Billings Lockerman
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source Will-June 1755
Content Child of Dido-devised to niece Jean Fishwick
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State Maryland
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Slaveowner
Date of Birth
Content
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Slaveowner
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source
Content
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Slaveowner
Date of Birth
Content
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Slaveowner
Date of Birth
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Name Daniel
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1793
Content Age 8 Age 13 1854 sold to James B. Steele-which Daniel?
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Name Daniel
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1793
Manumitted
Reference Source 1801 Inv 1806 Inv 1854 Estate
Content Age 8 Age 13 1854 sold to James B. Steele-which Daniel?
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Name Daniel
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1794
Content Could be the older Daniel mentioned below? Duplicate of above?
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Name Daniel
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1794
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content Could be the older Daniel mentioned below? Duplicate of above?
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State Maryland
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Name Daniel
Slaveowner James Steele Mary H Steele to Charles H. Steele
Date of Birth
Content ?Daniel in place of a man of the same name that belonged to him (Charles).
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Name Daniel
Slaveowner James Steele Mary H Steele to Charles H. Steele
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source 1825 letter 1836 Will
Content ?Daniel in place of a man of the same name that belonged to him (Charles).
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State Maryland
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Name Daniel
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1800
Content Age 6
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Name Daniel
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1800
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content Age 6
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State Maryland
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Name Daniel
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1805
Content Age 1
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Name Daniel
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1805
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content Age 1
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Name Dashe
Slaveowner James Billings
Date of Birth Bef 1748
Content is at Billings home plantation (60 acre part Weston) in 1748. 30 pounds.
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Name Dashe
Slaveowner James Billings
Date of Birth Bef 1748
Manumitted
Reference Source 1748 Inv
Content is at Billings home plantation (60 acre part Weston) in 1748. 30 pounds.
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State Maryland
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Name David
Slaveowner John Shehee
Date of Birth
Content Treated by Dr. Hodson at the Shehee Residence.
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Name David
Slaveowner John Shehee
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source Hodson Journal
Content Treated by Dr. Hodson at the Shehee Residence.
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State Maryland
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Name Davy (son of Tempy)
Slaveowner Mary N Steele to Henry M Steele
Date of Birth
Content Nace, son of Sall, left to Henry M Steele along with Minty of Sal (and all her children), Isaac (of Daniel) and Davy (of Tempy).
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Name Davy (son of Tempy)
Slaveowner Mary N Steele to Henry M Steele
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source 1836 Will
Content Nace, son of Sall, left to Henry M Steele along with Minty of Sal (and all her children), Isaac (of Daniel) and Davy (of Tempy).
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State Maryland
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Name Dennis Scye
Slaveowner James B. Steele
Date of Birth 1795
Content Dennis, Scye, a Free man, purchases freedom for his wife and children- see Sarah Scye. Could Dennis Scye be the son of Dennis, below?
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Name Dennis Scye
Slaveowner James B. Steele
Date of Birth 1795
Manumitted
Reference Source Chattel Records 1852-1860 Vol. 776, pg 80
Content Dennis, Scye, a Free man, purchases freedom for his wife and children- see Sarah Scye. Could Dennis Scye be the son of Dennis, below?
Other Notes 1850 Census District 1. Dorchester County, MD Dennis 55 Sarah, 40 Hooper, 11 Milley, 9
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Name Dennis
Slaveowner Mary N Steele
Date of Birth 1775
Content Maryland Anne Arundel County to wit: I hereby certify to all whom it doth or may concern that it hath been proved to my satisfaction that the bearer hereof a
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Name Dennis
Slaveowner Mary N Steele
Date of Birth 1775
Manumitted 12 Nov 1818
Reference Source Anne Arundel County Court Certificates
Content Maryland Anne Arundel County to wit: I hereby certify to all whom it doth or may concern that it hath been proved to my satisfaction that the bearer hereof a
Other Notes Date manumitted: 1818-11-11 Date recorded: 1818- 11-11 Entry: 66
State Maryland
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Content mulatto man named Dennis aged about forty-three years about five feet ten Inches high light complexion a small mole near the left nostril is the Identical person manumitted by Mary Steele by deed dated the Eleventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Eighteen; and that the said man named Dennis was raised in the Eastern Shore of Maryland Issued the 12th day of November 1818
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Reference Source of Freedom, 1810-1831, Volume 823, Page 124
Content mulatto man named Dennis aged about forty-three years about five feet ten Inches high light complexion a small mole near the left nostril is the Identical person manumitted by Mary Steele by deed dated the Eleventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Eighteen; and that the said man named Dennis was raised in the Eastern Shore of Maryland Issued the 12th day of November 1818
Other Notes Item: 3 Notes: Witnessed by James Hunter and Jno. N. Steele; immediate. Dennis is described as mulatto. Page: 90 Series: C109
State Maryland
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Name Dennis Kennard (free by 1862?)
Slaveowner
Date of Birth
Content In 1862 Dennis Kennard is paid $3 for digging of grave for deceased James B. Steele.
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Name Dennis Kennard (free by 1862?)
Slaveowner
Date of Birth
Manumitted
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Content In 1862 Dennis Kennard is paid $3 for digging of grave for deceased James B. Steele.
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Name Dick Dick
Slaveowner James Steele James Steele
Date of Birth 1758 1762
Content Dick was located in the Indiantown.
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Name Dick Dick
Slaveowner James Steele James Steele
Date of Birth 1758 1762
Manumitted
Reference Source Overseers Agreement and 1806 Inv. 1801 & 1806 Inv
Content Dick was located in the Indiantown.
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Name Dick Dick
Slaveowner James Steele Mary N Steele to John N Steele
Date of Birth 1798
Content Gives Titus along with Margaret Rose, Dinah, Dick and Hooper, Bob and Margaret (of Lucy) and most earnestly entreat that he should never sell them.
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Name Dick Dick
Slaveowner James Steele Mary N Steele to John N Steele
Date of Birth 1798
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv 1836 Will
Content Gives Titus along with Margaret Rose, Dinah, Dick and Hooper, Bob and Margaret (of Lucy) and most earnestly entreat that he should never sell them.
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Name Dick
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1796
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Name Dick
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1796
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
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Name Dick
Slaveowner John Rider to Sarah Nevett
Date of Birth Bef 1740
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Name Dick
Slaveowner John Rider to Sarah Nevett
Date of Birth Bef 1740
Manumitted
Reference Source 14 Old 299 1740 Inv
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Name Dido ? old Dido
Slaveowner James Billings to Ann Billings Steele to James Steele
Date of Birth 1739
Content Mother of Sarah, Daniel Dido is at Billings home plantation (60 acre part Weston) in 1748. Value 45 Pounds. Another Dido is at ?plantation where John Granger lives?. Value 25 pounds. 1804 old Dido is located in the Indiantown.
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Name Dido ? old Dido
Slaveowner James Billings to Ann Billings Steele to James Steele
Date of Birth 1739
Manumitted
Reference Source 1748 Inv 1806 Inv Overseer Agreement
Content Mother of Sarah, Daniel Dido is at Billings home plantation (60 acre part Weston) in 1748. Value 45 Pounds. Another Dido is at ?plantation where John Granger lives?. Value 25 pounds. 1804 old Dido is located in the Indiantown.
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Name Dido ? young
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1767
Content Located in the Indiantown in 1803 Overseers Agreement.
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Name Dido ? young
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1767
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv 1803 Overseers Agreement
Content Located in the Indiantown in 1803 Overseers Agreement.
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Name Dina
Slaveowner Dorothy Rider
Date of Birth Bef 1733
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Name Dina
Slaveowner Dorothy Rider
Date of Birth Bef 1733
Manumitted
Reference Source JR
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Name Dinah Dinah
Slaveowner James Steele Mary N Steele to John N Steele
Date of Birth Abt 1807?
Content Mentioned in 1817 letter. Check. She is in Annapolis? Mary leaves Dinah, Daughter of Rhoda to son John N Steele.
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Name Dinah Dinah
Slaveowner James Steele Mary N Steele to John N Steele
Date of Birth Abt 1807?
Manumitted
Reference Source Letters 1836 Will
Content Mentioned in 1817 letter. Check. She is in Annapolis? Mary leaves Dinah, Daughter of Rhoda to son John N Steele.
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State Maryland
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Name Dorcas
Slaveowner ?
Date of Birth
Content In 1825 Dorcas is at Eldon with James B. Steele and Michal Gale Steele.
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Name Dorcas
Slaveowner ?
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source Letter
Content In 1825 Dorcas is at Eldon with James B. Steele and Michal Gale Steele.
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Name Draper
Slaveowner James billings
Date of Birth A child
Content Value 5.0.0.
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Name Draper
Slaveowner James billings
Date of Birth A child
Manumitted
Reference Source 1748 Inv
Content Value 5.0.0.
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Name Ekekiel
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1780
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Name Ekekiel
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1780
Manumitted
Reference Source 1801 Inv
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Name Elisha
Slaveowner James B. Steele to James Knight of Georgia
Date of Birth 1815
Content Steele sold Elisha, of Dorchester County in 1834 to James Knight in Georgia. ?9/27/1832 Bill of Sale?James M. Knight of Augusta, Georgia from James B. Steele, for and in consideration of the sum of $350 do grant bargain and sell my Negro boy names Elisha, aged about 17 years, slave for life, black complexion and perfectly sound. Signed by James B. Steele, witnessed by John Donovan?.
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Name Elisha
Slaveowner James B. Steele to James Knight of Georgia
Date of Birth 1815
Manumitted
Reference Source McGill Sourcecitatio n: C691 Source Page: 463 Trans Date: 18320927
Content Steele sold Elisha, of Dorchester County in 1834 to James Knight in Georgia. ?9/27/1832 Bill of Sale?James M. Knight of Augusta, Georgia from James B. Steele, for and in consideration of the sum of $350 do grant bargain and sell my Negro boy names Elisha, aged about 17 years, slave for life, black complexion and perfectly sound. Signed by James B. Steele, witnessed by John Donovan?.
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Name Elizabeth (mother of 3 children)
Slaveowner John N Steele to James B. Steele
Date of Birth
Content 1854 Estate of John N Steele sell to James B. Steele with 3 children.
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Name Elizabeth (mother of 3 children)
Slaveowner John N Steele to James B. Steele
Date of Birth
Manumitted
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Content 1854 Estate of John N Steele sell to James B. Steele with 3 children.
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Name Eliza
Slaveowner James B. Steele to ??
Date of Birth
Content Sold 9/28/1832
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Name Eliza
Slaveowner James B. Steele to ??
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source Manumission records ??
Content Sold 9/28/1832
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Name Eliza
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth 1832
Content Valued at $350. Hired out with her two children to W. S. Corbin in 1857 for $30. Hired out to H. Nicholson with one child in 1860 for $29.50. Both hires listed as desperate (uncollectable).
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Name Eliza
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth 1832
Manumitted
Reference Source 1861 Inv
Content Valued at $350. Hired out with her two children to W. S. Corbin in 1857 for $30. Hired out to H. Nicholson with one child in 1860 for $29.50. Both hires listed as desperate (uncollectable).
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State Maryland
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Name Esther
Slaveowner I. Nevett Steele to Sam Higgins
Date of Birth
Content 1/2/1848 Steele sells Esther to Sam Higgins, to be freed 2/25/1856
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Name Esther
Slaveowner I. Nevett Steele to Sam Higgins
Date of Birth
Manumitted 2/25/1856
Reference Source Deed of Sale
Content 1/2/1848 Steele sells Esther to Sam Higgins, to be freed 2/25/1856
Other Notes Bill of Sale del.d to Sam.l Higgins June 11th 1855. Archives of Maryland, Volume 0776, Page 0138 - Dorchester County Circuit Court, Chattel Records, 1852-1860
State Maryland
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Name Garretson
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth 1795
Content Garretson is listed as ?incumbrance?, with no value.
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Name Garretson
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth 1795
Manumitted
Reference Source 1861 Inv
Content Garretson is listed as ?incumbrance?, with no value.
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State Maryland
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Name George
Slaveowner Jacob C Wilson
Date of Birth
Content 21 Feb 1851, Jacob C. Wilson to son Ambrose plus Handsell
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Name George
Slaveowner Jacob C Wilson
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source Will
Content 21 Feb 1851, Jacob C. Wilson to son Ambrose plus Handsell
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State Maryland
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Name Ghanty
Slaveowner John Shehee to Purnell Brady
Date of Birth 1798
Content 11 Dec 1804 Sells negro girl Ghanty, 6 years of age for $95 .
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Name Ghanty
Slaveowner John Shehee to Purnell Brady
Date of Birth 1798
Manumitted
Reference Source HD 21/442
Content 11 Dec 1804 Sells negro girl Ghanty, 6 years of age for $95 .
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State Maryland
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Name Hannah
Slaveowner James Billings
Date of Birth
Content Hannah is at plantation where John Granger lives. Value 40 pounds.
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Name Hannah
Slaveowner James Billings
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source 1748 Inv
Content Hannah is at plantation where John Granger lives. Value 40 pounds.
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Name Hanna
Slaveowner Jacob C Wilson to Ambrose Wilson
Date of Birth
Content 21 Feb 1851, Jacob C. Wilson to son Ambrose ,plus Handsell
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Name Hanna
Slaveowner Jacob C Wilson to Ambrose Wilson
Date of Birth
Manumitted
Reference Source Will
Content 21 Feb 1851, Jacob C. Wilson to son Ambrose ,plus Handsell
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Name Hanah
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1785
Content *on loan to B. Bailey
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Name Hanah
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1785
Manumitted
Reference Source 1801 Inv
Content *on loan to B. Bailey
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Name Hanah
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1791
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Name Hanah
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1791
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
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Name Harriet
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1791
Content *on loan to B. Bailey
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Name Harriet
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1791
Manumitted
Reference Source 1801 Inv
Content *on loan to B. Bailey
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Name Harriet
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1797
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Name Harriet
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1797
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
Content
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State Maryland
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Name Harriet
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1804
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Name Harriet
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1804
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
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Name Harriet Cornish
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth
Content Manumitted
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Name Harriet Cornish
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth
Manumitted 1/1/1789
Reference Source Dorch. Co Manumission Records
Content Manumitted
Other Notes Most likely on of the above Harriets
State Maryland
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Name Harriet
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth 1829
Content Valued at $350, Hired to James Frazier in 1846 for $15. Desperate debt.
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Name Harriet
Slaveowner James B Steele
Date of Birth 1829
Manumitted
Reference Source 1861 Inv
Content Valued at $350, Hired to James Frazier in 1846 for $15. Desperate debt.
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State Maryland
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Name Harry Harry Kennard
Slaveowner James Steele Mary N Steele
Date of Birth 1790 1790-91
Content Freed by Will of Mary N Steele and given $20.
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Name Harry Harry Kennard
Slaveowner James Steele Mary N Steele
Date of Birth 1790 1790-91
Manumitted 7/27/1836
Reference Source 1801 Inv By Will
Content Freed by Will of Mary N Steele and given $20.
Other Notes John C Henry frees Dennis Kennard and his brother James Kennard at his death 1857. Dennis found in 1860 Census in Cambridge, born 1799 . wife Cassander 60, son Walter 2. James in 1860 Census, b. 1801, wife Hester, son Richard.
State Maryland
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Name Harry
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1796
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Name Harry
Slaveowner James Steele
Date of Birth 1796
Manumitted
Reference Source 1806 Inv
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