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Definitive List of Slaves and Property, 1827-1828

Hi Lisa,

I haven't visited Afrigeneous in awhile. I would like to thank you for guiding me on the right path in learning who my ancestors are, whom were Black Loyalists of the American Revolutionary War and Black Refugees of the War of 1812. With the records and documents that I inherited and the many, many resources that I was able to locate online websites, books and more books, historical societies, conferences and a plethora more of resources.

I was able to trace my ancestors back to my 4th great grandparents who were evacuated with the British out of Charlestown, SC to St. Augustine, Fl and then on to Nova Scotia. I will be visiting Halifax, Preston, Guysborough, Nova Scotia Archives, etc., etc., this summer. I will, also, be visiting the cemeteries my ancestors are resting in.

When I inherited records, documents, photos, etc., back in 2005 from my father's estate, I had no idea that I would be able to piece together my family's history on my father's side. Again, I want to "Thank You" for guiding me in being able to document, narrate and interpret my history for 258 years, 1759-2017, for my Black Loyalists and Black Refugee ancestors. My research has taken me on an emotional and rewarding journey in knowing who I am!

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

These are claims made by Americans for slaves and property loss the British captured during the War of 1812. The database is searchable on Ancestry by name. Slave owners and slave names are listed by states.

This resource has enabled me to learn from what plantations, who were my ancestors' slave owners, etc. My ancestors were relocated to Nova Scotia by the British.

Many Thanks,
Mrs. B

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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