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AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum

Re: Estimating Ages in Inventory of Estates

I am in need of a strategy for estimating the ages of enslaved property listed in the inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of Jameson Moody dated 16 December 1842.

There may be clues in the archives

Re: Slave Census Information
The listing of slave ages could facilitate a project of identifying all slaves age 100 or more, whose names were supposed to have been reported on the census.
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Re: Trying Different Approaches to Slave Research
I realize that ages didn't mean much to slaves back then and I'm quite sure they didn't report them themselves on these labor contract records. I think Nannie has ...
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The 1850 and 1860 Census, Schedule 2, Slave Inhabitants
Chillingly enough, the census takers were not interested in the names of individual slaves but only in their age, sex, and skin shade.” This false characterization ...
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Georgia's Slave Population in Legal Records - AfriGeneas
All slaves were listed, usually by gender and name, and often also by age. Sometimes relationships like husband/wife and mother/child were given. The slaves ...
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Crosskeys & Royall Family Slaves MA, SC, GA, FL - AfriGeneas
Royalls in the Census & Slave Schedules: 1790 Census St. Andrew's Parish, Charleston Dist., SC Wm Croskeys. Males 16+ 2. Females all ages 1. Slaves
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Will of John Young - Jun 1840 - AfriGeneas
And to my daughter, Susan Johnson I give and bequeath my girl slave, POLLY, until she shall be twenty-one years of age, when she is also to be free. As to my ...
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Records of Slave Births - AfriGeneas
Births can be found in many family Bibles on separate pages right after the white family records; significantly, usually the slave pages are called "Negroes Ages" ...
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Jamaican Manumissions of 1825 in the Public Record Office
If the name of the owner could be found in the Registers then not simply age but other personal details of the ex-slaves could be discovered. Many of those listed ...
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THE LOUISIANA SLAVE DATABASE AND THE LOUISIANA FREE ...
The vast majority (74.4%) of ages are recorded in the Louisiana Slave Database clearly in numeric form. A much smaller percent (15.3%) give age categories ...
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BARBOUR ICOUNTY was supplied with slaves ... - AfriGeneas
city, taxes were levied on all slaves under five years of age, in the amount of twenty-five cents; between five and ten years, fifty cents; between ten and fifteen ...
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