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In Response To: Re: NEHGS ()

Maybe legally he owned her at that time and emancipated her and the children later. There would be a record if that were the case.


Hi Selma,

You're right on with your statement.

I just happen to also have Dr. Woodson's companion publication "Free Negro Owners of Slaves in the United States in 1830.

Guess what...the same two (2) gentlemen posted in my reply to BarbaraE. as Free Negro Heads of Household - 1830 are listed. Isaac Ellison & (B)Cash Oldridge.

They are in Mt. Washington, Bullitt County, KY. Mr. Ellison is listed as having three (3) slaves and a total of five (5) in his Household and he is between the ages of 36-55. Mr. Oldridge has one (1) slave a total of three (3) in the Household and he is between the ages of 55-100.

If interested as to how this book (report) came about I can transcribe the Foreward by Dr. Woodson and post that information.

Art Thomas

p.s. And yes, if these gentlemen stayed in KY and emancipated their slaves prior to the Civil War there should be manumission papers filed somewhere in KY, most likely in the Court of Bullitt County.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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