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From: Ron Massey <>
Subject: Re: [LDR] General Question About Slavery on the Shore
Date: Wed, 03 May 2000 17:17:19 -0400
I wish that I had more definitive information for you about this question. Perhaps
Neil or another one of our resident historians can tell you more. From what little bit
I can gather, I would guess that the most prominent slave arrival port in Maryland was
Annapolis. However, slaves came into the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland through the
Eastern Shore of Virginia counties of Accomack and Northampton. I do not know their
likely port of arrival.
Best of luck in your search,
Robyn West wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks, Robyn
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