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Rev. Charles Pullett

By Sandra Zelaya July 16, 2021
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County Somerset
First Name Charles
Surname Pollitt
Age 50
Sex M
Occupation Laborer
State Maryland
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County Somerset
District Salisbury
Page Number 190
Line Number 29
Dwelling Number 1311
Family Number 1314
First Name Charles
Surname Pollitt
Age 50
Sex M
Color B
Occupation Laborer
Value of person's real estate
Value of person's personal estate
Place of Birth Maryland
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State Maryland
Year 1860
Alt. Terms
Name (Slaveowner) Pollitt, Frost
Name (Enslaved person) _Charles
Document Date 1845 Feb 4
County Somerset
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Name (Slaveowner) Pollitt, Frost
Name (Enslaved person) _Charles
Additional Information Frost of WO frees his son Charles 20 yo; purchased from Jacob Riggin; BOS in WO & then mortaged by Frost to Isaac Burroughs & David Vance; 2 Jan 1837 sold by BOS to William H Rider by Isaac, David & Frost for 8 yrs per BOS in SO
Document Date 1845 Feb 4
County Somerset
Liber BH
Folio 399
State Maryland
Alt. Terms
County Somerset
Seller Pollitt, Frost; Burroughs, Isaac (alias Cathell); Vance, David of So Cty
Buyer Rider, Dr. William H of Salisbury
Slave Charles, son of Pollitt 19 yo
Year 1837
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County Somerset
Liber GH 8
Folio 526
Seller Pollitt, Frost; Burroughs, Isaac (alias Cathell); Vance, David of So Cty
Buyer Rider, Dr. William H of Salisbury
Slave Charles, son of Pollitt 19 yo
Additional Information (price, other items) Burroughs & Vance sell Charles to Rider for term of 8 yrs from today; he was purchased as slave for life from Jacob Riggin by bill of sale in Wo Cty. Charles sold to Vance & Burroughs as morgage to keep David & Isaac harmless as securities of Frost to Henry Hutt of Wo Cty. Charles held by Rider term of 8 yrs until 2 Jan 1845 & after that to Frost; Rider to treat Charles as a master should treat his servant
Year 1837
Date 2 Jan 1837
Sold out of state or to possible slave dealer No
State Maryland
County Worcester
Seller Pollitt, Frost
Buyer Riggin, Jacob
Slave Charles 16 yo
Year 1834
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County Worcester
Liber AZ
Folio 484
Seller Pollitt, Frost
Buyer Riggin, Jacob
Slave Charles 16 yo
Additional Information (price, other items) $300 receipt of payment
Year 1834
Date 1 Jan 1834
Sold out of state or to possible slave dealer No
State Maryland
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County Worcester
Seller Pollitt, Frost
Buyer Burroughs, Isaac Vance, David of SO
Slave Charles
Year 1834
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County Worcester
Liber JCH 1
Folio 108
Seller Pollitt, Frost
Buyer Burroughs, Isaac Vance, David of SO
Slave Charles
Additional Information (price, other items) $300; Charles had been bought from Jacob Riggin by Pollitt. Borroughes & Vance had been Pollitt's suretys. Pollitt sells Charles to Burroughs & Vance until he pays them back
Year 1834
Date 4 Aug 1834
Sold out of state or to possible slave dealer No
State Maryland
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