AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum
Re: Money Value for a slave
In Response To: Money Value for a slave ()
Back in May, I visited the SC Archives to do some more research. Fortunately, South Carolina has all of their estate records microfilmed by county. For example, for Union County, I found several inventories that listed enslaved people who bore the same first names as my ancestors. However, those were not my ancestors since I previously knew who the slave-owners were.
In another case, I found the inventories of two siblings' estates. Many of the enslaved on both farms bore the same names, and there's evidence that a number of the people on both farms are blood relatives.