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Well it pays to follow up on information Afrigeneas Angels help you out with. Without your eyes and knowledge, I would not be able to figure this out.

I just received an email of information about the Old and New slaveholder in 1863 Edgefield, SC. I've been told the Calhouns were a very prominent family and when I looked at the slave records for 1850 and 1860, I can confirm they were wealthy in personal property value. It looks like Margaret Mary Teague married Patrick Ludlow Calhoun twice. My grgrgrandma Adelaide used the TEAGUE name surname on the 1870 SC census. Her surname most likely came from Mary Teague. But Adelaide changed it to VANCE by 1880. This information came from one of the family members who posted information about PL Calhoun on There's still more coming y'all. One other thing, PL Calhoun was able to get over $100,000 for all of his slaves. The most expensive was $5900 the least was abt $1000 and this was 2 years before the Civil War, supposedly ended.
Also have been told as this book has been bought and circulated, people have been successful in finding family. But you must have done some research to recognize confirmed family names. There are no surnames attached to the slaves names.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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