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Re: Slave Classification???
In Response To: Re: Slave Classification??? ()

Melvin,

I am also assuming that the classification of slaves has to do with general health and ability to work. Frank is 43 years old, "has had his breast and chest badly mashed" which McArn gives no classification. Lucy is 21 years old and he declares is "very lazy" also does not receive a classification.

Caseyville, Lincoln County and Union Church, Jefferson County is my area of research for a branch of my family. Duncan McArn's descendants gave a portion of his papers to the MS Dept. of Archives and History which is where I found the documents. This group may be found among the special collection manuscripts, Duncan McArn and Family Papers Z/1487.000.

Among his papers are pre Civil War letters where he complains of the high prices of Negroes and where he writes about the Negroes on his place being upset over the sale of Negroes.

A pass to town, runaway advertisment, a receipt of 6 slaves, contracts between McArn and freemen in 1866 are also included with his papers.

African American surnames mention are HAMILTON, CORBIN, EMERSON, SARTIN, and PARKER---1866.

Linda


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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