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Re: Percentage of Slaves w/ Masters' Surnames

A few more examples of varying names used by former slaves may be found in the "massive" manumissions of the Carter's, Gist and former Randolph Slaves (2).

John Randolph freed 380+ slaves in 1846 who settled in the Miami Valley of Ohio. In the 1850 Census a search for FPOC's in Miami and Shelby counties where the majority of them settled there are very few FPOC's with the surname of Randolph.

The story of "Israel on the Appomattox" is about another manumission effort by a Randolph. Again, very few FPOC's carried the surname Rnadolph.

The "Gist" slaves who settled in vaious parts of south-eastern Ohio during the early to mid 1800's most also took on surnames other Gist.

The largest manumission of the time, over 400, by "King" Carter, in the late 1700's in Virginia reveals only a few taking the surname of Carter.

Art Thomas


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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