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AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum

Re: Money Value for a slave
In Response To: Re: Money Value for a slave ()

I am looking at Edgefield, Johnston and Shaw SC for information. On the Family History Library site for Edgefield, SC, there's a listing of microfilm they have available to order. This is what I went by, to order Probates, wills, inventories and appraisals for the years mentioned in my 1st posting. In their holdings they have what they called boxes numbered from 1---, packages-----. I really don't know what or which numbered film, to order. It's a hit or miss thing and there are absolutely too many to guess at. FHL does not give what year these microfilms may have information. For me traveling to SC is not an option at this time and after reviewing the microfilms I have ordered at the cost of $6.75 ea. and that's been over 10, it is cheaper than hotel, flight and car rental. So I really don't know what would be available at the Archives in comparison to the FHL holdings. You said they have it by counties. I hope to be able to visit the SC Archives next year, but for now this is my only option. What I've actually been trying to figure out is, would the price set for the names I found give me an idea of the age of these females, such as the younger ones might have been priced high because based on future children they would have. Just how did they come up with the price of slaves. Was it age?


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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