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Re: Slave Traders' Names
In Response To: Re: Slave Traders' Names ()

V, David, Cynthia,

I did research on slave traders. Some of my sources are listed below the paragraph. This is just a small number of the list which doesn't include Theophilus Freeman who sold some of my ancestors.

Price, Birch and Company (C. M. Price and James H. Birch) - moved into the building that had been used by Franklin and Armfield, 1315 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Isaac Franklin and John Armfield started their business in 1828. Some of their agents, many of whom went off on their own, and the areas they covered were - Rice C. Ballard (Richmond, Virginia); J. M. Saunders (Warrenton, Virginia); George Kephart (Frederick, Maryland); James F. Purvis (Baltimore, Maryland); Thomas M. Jones (Easton, Maryland). [Maryland was formed with land from Virginia.] Slaves was shipped and sold in New Orleans, Louisiana and in Natchez, Mississippi.

Sources:
Howell, Isabel, John Armfied if Beersheba Springs,
Nashville: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1944.

Stephenson, Wendell Holmes, Isaac Franklin, Slave Trader and Planter of the Old South; with Plantation Records,
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1938.

Rice C. Ballard Papers (1822-1888) #4850,
Southern Historical Collection,
Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Also
Rice C. Ballard Papers in the Natchez Trace Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.

I hope this helps.

Ed Adams


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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