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Re: New Book - Israel on the Appomattox

Selma wrote:
"The original families that live on Israel Hill are: Hercules White, wife Fanny chidren Tony, Hercules, Jr. and Dick (in their 20's); Sam White, wife Susan (Sooky) 10 children, Tina (Teny Carter) 15 children: Hampton & Phobe Giles; Isham & Nancy Patterson, 6 kids; Rose Johnston (wife of Ceasar slave of William Randolph of Cumberland) 2 children; William & Eve (Edy) Wilkerson 5 chidren and Titus and Amy Gibbs 5 children."
Whoa Selma :).... I wonder, these surnames and many of the given names are found among those formerly enslaved by John Randolph and freed in 1846. I have a couple of listings of the John Randolph slaves beginning in 1806 up to the date of the freedom in 1846.

The freedom register (1846) for the John Randolph slaves (380+) shows a first name, age at manunission, complexion and some familial relationships. In the 1850 Census for Miami & Shelby County, Ohio you see these family groups and some of them have the surnames of White, Carter, Giles and Johnson/Johnston.

It would be very interesting if family connections between the slaves held by the various Randolph families over a period of, say, 50 years could be made.

Art Thomas

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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