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Re: African-American Calhoun Family

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I cannot say any of my family is related but PL CALHOUN Sr and Jr of Edgefield Sc owned slaves. I just found out my gggrandma ADELAIDE Teague and her children Lucy/Lucinda bn 1852 my ggrandma sold seperately to a Mrs Mary Calhoun(all of the children's surnames were VANCE), Francis, Harriet and Elbert were sold in 1863 to Abr. Jones. Now the Civil War Officially ended in 1865. The money value of the Calhoun slave sales was calculated under confederate money value.
Some slaves kept their last slaveholders surname others changed it over the years many times. VANCE seemed to be the surname of choice for our family. I am giving you this information because although you stated different names of slaves, the owners shifted their 'slaves around'. Look into the Edgefield Area and the members of Calhoun. PL CALHOUN Sr died way before this sale. AG Teague was a uncle of Patrick Ludlow Calhoun Jr who died in the civil war also before this sale. Moneys divided supposedly between his siblings and wife. AG Teague was the executor of the estate. I have not been able to find any appraisal, inventory or sales records for any of the slaves sold on Oct 27 1863, from the SC Archives or the Edgefield Archives. There is a book for purchase Slave Records of Edgefield SC by Gloria Lucas, a black lady who went through all records for 6 years and pulled together slaves names attached to slaveholders. Understand this book has 22,200 slave names and all did not stay in the Edgefield area all their lives. This is how Mz Lucas, found her people. This book was just published in 2010 and IS NOT online. It is listed alphabetically by slaveholders surnames not slave names. Information in this book are years from 1700's to 1865 for many slaveholders and their property-slaves. Good Luck.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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