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Re: Slave Auction: Savannah 1859

Please note the change of the auction year; it was in 1859 not 1849.

Also, the chattel # for Dorcas was #278 and the Chattel # for Jeffrey was #319. There was another Dorcas listed also, she was chattel #345 and she was sold with Joe #346. I have their ages in my papers somewhere. Also Mingo was chattel #320, his wife (not named), #320 (Jeffrey, #319 was grouped with them.)

I read the story on Jeffrey and Dorcas. Although there was much pleading from Jeffrey, they were sold separately. Dorcas was sold with a family of four, and I believe Jeffrey went to Alabama.

Also, there was an "Old Dorcas" mentioned in Major Butler's Legacy that is much older than the ones listed above. She was born in South Carolina and moved with Major Butler to Georgia in the late 1700s (She was alive in 1839 during Fanny Butler's visit to the island). I believe this woman was my ggggrandmother. I'm still trying to piece things together.

I found my grandmother's grandparents (along with their two daughters) being sold at this auction.

I would love to share all the information I have on the Butler family and the descendants of their slaves.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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