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From: "Robyn West" <>
Subject: [LDR] General Question About Slavery on the Shore
Date: Wed, 03 May 2000 11:17:21 EDT
This is such a tremendously educated list, I thought I'd pose this question
that's been floating in my mind. I have been researchign my African-American
WATERS family in Somerset county for some time. I've traced back to an
ancestor, Joshua Waters, who was the first one freed in 1819, by Ms.
Susan(nah) Waters. He was born ca. 1776.
I have consulted the most well-known books on this topic, especially the one
Eastern Shore: A Trip Back in Time & Place(or something like that), which
has some great chapters on Slavery & African American life on the Shore in
general, but my question is does anyone know which PORT would slaveowners on
the Shore most likely have purchased their slaves from? I know the major
ports in the US were Annapolis, New Orleans, Richmond, etc. but in terms of
the Shore, which was most prominent? Also, were there any prominent slave
sellers in the area? I know in my research in TN, there are mainly two or
three names, or companies, that figured prominently in "nasty business" of
buying & selling human cargo.
Yout thoughts, guesses, advice, or pointers to other people or resources
would be greatly appreciated. Obviously, I'm attempting to find where my
ancestor was most likely purchased from & then try to find records to
reflect that, which may not even exist, but I'll give it a shot.
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