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Hester Jaggers, Nurse, b. 1800 in Virginia

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Hester Jaggers, Nurse, b. 1800 in Virginia

Posted: 22 May 2012 9:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jagger Jaggers Halsey
I have been researching Jagger/Jaggers for quite some time. Hester is a familiar name from the early families, but this is a new one for me....and utterly compelling. Hester is in the 1870 census, District 62 (Columbia), Richland, SC. She is with the family of Charles/Susan Jaggers, all listed as "B" (black); Charles was to become a very well-known and highly esteemed minister in SC. I had done little research on the African-American Jaggers until very recently. Unfortunately the 1870 census has the name indexed as "Gaugers". Hester is listed as having the occupation of "Nurse", this being five years out from assumed slavery....could she have been held as a slave by the Jaggers, as nurse to the children and old folks? I hope to find out more about her. In addition to the Jaggers in this census, there is a Robert Halsey, age 18, Black, listed as a farm hand.

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