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AfriGeneas Canada Research Forum

Re: Slavery in Canada
In Response To: Re: Slavery in Canada ()

Hi Lisa & "K",

Nope, I don't really have much, if anything, to add.

My research (?) into Canadian Slavery centers around the list below. These folks were taken into Canada from raids of Ruddell's & Martin's Station, KY in 1780. They were slaves in KY and became slaves of either the Shawnee or the men mentioned in the list.

My interest was "piqued" by a daughter of Kandis (Candis), Rachel (McKee) Reno, who came into Ohio ca 1805-1810. Rachel was born abt 1780-1782 and would have reached the age (25) where she was eligible to be freed under Canada's Simcoe Act of Gradual Emancipation.

I have been searching ...unsucessfully, for list(s) of those who may have been freed by the Simcoe Act. Somewhat like the Manumission Papers we find for those who were freed in the U.S.. Also looking for information on what happened to others freed in the very early 1800's. Did they stay in Canada? If so, where? If not, where did they migrate to? Records of this nature don't seem to exist. As usual more questions than answers.

Art
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Slave Captives at Ruddell's and Martin's Forts

Several slaves were captured at Ruddell's and Martin's Stations, but only a few of their names have been preserved. The Mahan family had several slaves captured and the Dunkin family had about ten to twelve slaves captured.

SELAH Slave of James Trabue who accompanied him to Ruddell's Station the day before it was captured. Selah was recovered during Wayne's Treaty in 1795.

DINAH Slave of Captain John Dunkin. She was returned from captivity during Wayne's Treaty of 1795.

BETTY (BESS) Slave of Agnes Laforce. After capture she was taken into possession of the Indians.

SCIPIO (SIPPIO) Slave of Agnes Laforce and son of Betty. After capture he was taken into possession of Simon Girty an Indian interpreter.

JAMES (TIM) Slave of Agnes Laforce and son of Betty. After capture he was taken into possession of Philip Le Duc an Indian interpreter.

ISHMAEL (ISHNER) Slave of Agnes Laforce and son of Betty. After capture he was taken into possession of Philip Le Duc.

STEPHEN Slave of Agnes Laforce and son of Betty. After capture he was taken into possession of Captain Duncan Graham.

JOSEPH (JOE) Slave of Agnes Laforce and son of Betty. After capture he was taken into possession of Captain Matthew Elliott.

KIJAH (KEGGY) Slave of Agnes Laforce and daughter of Betty. After capture she was taken into possession of Captain Matthew Elliott.

HANNAH Slave of Agnes Laforce and daughter of Betty. After capture she was taken into possession of Frederick Fisher.

********** KANDIS (CANDIS) Slave of Agnes Laforce and daughter of Hannah. After capture she was taken into possession of Captain Alexander McKee.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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