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St. John - Carolina Plantation, Slave Births

(Partial posting with permission from the Caribbean Historical & Genealogical Journal, Oct 1993, Vol. I, No. 4, page 41.)

This is posted to give St. John researchers the name of the book which contains this material, and a taste of the contents of this list of slave births. In several cases, the parents are stated not to be from the same plantation. If anyone would like me to post all the names (2 1/2 pages) given in the Journal article, please let me know.

"...the following list...appeared in the book, "Cultural Adaptation and Resistance on St. John. Three Centuries of Afro-Caribbean Life" by Karen Fog Olwig. Published by the University of Florida Press, Gainesville, Florida in 1985. It was published as Table 5 under the heading 'Mating Relationships on Carolina Plantation 1833-47 (according to male partner)'.

Father: Benjamin, Mother: Abigail, Child: Johan Petrus, 1835; Mathilde, 1840; Maria Cecilia, 1843; William James, 1846.

Father: Benjamin, Mother: Rudi, Child: Sophia, 1841

Father: Johan Moses, Mother: Maria Magdalene, Child: Rosina, 1835

Father: Stephanus, Mother: Margreth (free?), Child: Mary Johana, 1842


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