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CLAIMS Slave Lists Treaty of Ghent

This is a searchable database located on These are the claims that were settled between the Americans and British at the Treaty of Ghent from the War of 1812.

U.S., Definitive List of Slaves and Property, 1827-1828

I was able to learn who my former slave ancestors' slave owners were and what plantations they escaped from during the War of 1812. My ancestors obtained their freedom from the British and were relocated to Nova Scotia. Hope this information helps.

About´┐Ż U.S., Definitive List of Slaves and Property, 1827-1828
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This series consists of a list, furnished by the Secretary of State to the commission that lists slaves and property for which citizens of the United States claimed indemnification. The list, for eight States and the District of Columbia, contains the names of 3,608 slaves valued at $1,190,610 and a list of property valued at $306,956.27. It usually gives the following information about each claim:
Name of claimant
Names of slaves
Estimate value of slaves
Description of documents submitted as proof

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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