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Re: IL, Jo Daviess Co, FPOC (3), 1830
In Response To: Re: IL, Jo Daviess Co, FPOC (3), 1830 ()
You're welcome! I wonder if this entry by Lehman regarding 4 enslaved held by George (King) Davenport is related to these 3 FPOC censused by Woodson also in 1830.
Source: Lehman, Christopher P. Slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley: A History of Human Bondage in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, 1787-1865, NC; McFarland and Company, c2011. P.49.
“…several slaves remained in Jo Davies County that year (1830). George Davenport owned four slaves-a relatively high number of bonded people for a slaveholder uninvolved with the mining business. Known as Col. Davenport, he was a trading agent for the American Fur Company. He traded at Fort Armstrong. He operated a ferry…