Could someone please look up in South Carolina, Dorchester County, 1900 census, of David and Lannie Ravenell. If there are any other Ravenell's or surname of Cobbs living nearby, it would be greatly appreciatedif those names are given.
I am starting a new family search...surname Ravenell.
I have already found out the name of the slaveowner, Rene Ravenel.
Viewing the Hugenot Society site from SC,
there are slave papers,slave list, bill of sales,records of birth/death, etc... all naming slaves and their family members. Of course, these papers can be bought for a price. Has anyone ever bought family papers of slaveowners from libraries or historical societies? And would they go through these papers and get what you want, mainly any mention of slaves, treatments of slaves etc...not what price was the corn or what Johnny did in the barn type of stuff?