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Help finding Slaves

Rhonda H. Miller (View posts)
Posted: 26 Sep 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bryant, Dennis

I am looking for information on my great-great granfathers, I have found information in the 1870 census on Frank Bryant who was born around 1835 it list his county as Albmarble. He had to be a slave. Who were the white Bryant's in the area? I also found a record of a marriage of Frank Bryant in 1880 in Albmarble. His parents are llisted as Robert and Rachel and he marries a women named Malvina Bryant. This indicates they most likely came from the same plantation. I have little info on John Dennis, but I suspect he was from Almarble also.

Bryant in Albemarle

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 11:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Maybe Frank is related to my Angeline "Annie" Bryant. Her parents were Henry Bryant and Caroline. She was born in Albemarle around 1835 then they lived in Loudoun Co. Va. I don't have any other info of any of them being in Albemarle, except that it says so on Annie's marriage record (in Loudoun) to Norman Stewart. Have you found any good Bryant slavery info in Albemarle?

Re: Help finding Slaves

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 12:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
A marraige bond in 1869 in Alb. "married at Warner Woods" Albert Bryant 22 son of Robert & Rachel Bryant married Judy Jackson dau of Oscar Jackson, Edmund Harris was the minister.
Another bond in ----- Walker Bryant 24 son Robert and Rachel "at Ivy depot, Calvary Church" "father of the bride present" married Mary Murray 17 dau Lewis and Isabella.
Another bond in 1875 Scott Bryant "in Charlottesville" son Robert and Cary Ann married Mary Mosby dau Simon Mosby by rev. Edgar Woods minister.

There could be two Robert Bryants in Alb. or Robert married a 2nd time. For now I would assume there were 2 as Simon Mosby I believe was a former slave of Alfred Harris in Southern Alb.

It could be the Warner Woods who later owned "Farmington" west of town was the owner of the Bryants. Another place to check is post war personal property tax. I can give you that in a bit. I would not assume at all that a white Bryant was the owner of Robert Bryant in 1865. At least in Alb. very few African americans were owned by the same name white family in 1865.

Re: Help finding Slaves

Posted: 28 Sep 2009 1:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
The 1867 Personal Property tax of Alb. Alb. had every African american male over 21 pay at least $1 tax. The good part is they wrote down where the person was living. 1867 was the first year post civil war the location was given. Thanks to Bob Vernon, Cinder Stanton has put some in excell it gives the following my notes in bracket:
over 21 African-American males and locations in 1867:
Fredericksville district (middle and northern Alb.)
James Bryant in Charlottesville
Sandy Bryant in Charlottesville
Albert Bryant at Warner Woods
George Bryant in Charlottesville
Porter Bryant at Brazeal Brown's (Brown's Cove area)
Fry's district (middle and southern Alb.)
Warner Bryant at Haws Harris
Lewis Brayant near Ed Coles (just south of town on old Lynchburg road)
Frank Bryant near Ed Coles
Robert Bryant at N.G. Barnett's (see message about Nathan Barnett on this board, his brother in law was Haws Harris or Henry Haws Harris.

Re: Help finding Slaves

Posted: 29 Sep 2009 1:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bryant
You don't explain who John Dennis is.
The 1870 Alb. Personal property tax does not give locations of where African-Americans are working. The 1869 does across the whole county. Compare this list with 1870 census and see if you can figure out.
In 1869 the Alb. personal property tax shows:
Jerry Bryant at Lucinda McGehee's
Albert Bryant at Warner Woods (Farmington probably but I thought Peyton Greens family owned it post war then Warner Woods and Harpers bought it)
Porter Bryant at Capt. Brown's (Brown's cove probably)
Lewis Bryant at Edward coles (south of town on old Lynchburg road)
Jos or Jas? Bryant at "Ridge near C-ville" (later Ridge St. area)
Robert Bryant at Jos. R. Staton's (southern alb. Staton was a big shot in Scottsville area)
Robert Bryant at N. G. Barnett's (Albemarle's surveyor)
Warner Bryant at Jerry W. Martin's (southern Alb.)
Ben Bryant at Jerry W. Martin's
Frank Bryant at Ricksville? (hard to read)
Compare this list with 1870 census and post war m. bonds I gave.

Re: Help finding Slaves

Posted: 3 Nov 2009 2:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Does the 1867 Personal Property tax of Alb.list all males over the age of 21 or was this only for African Americans.
Thank you

Re: Help finding Slaves

Posted: 3 Nov 2009 1:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
It lists all males over 21. Some of the later PP tax list locations for whites (if they were working on a farm or for another person). If you have a name I can check it.

Re: Help finding Slaves

Posted: 4 Nov 2009 4:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Nov 2009 1:59PM GMT
Surnames: page
need help finding the slaves of EDWARD PAGE
1.LEWIS
2.PATSEY
3.SQUIRE
4.WOODSON

THANKYOU IN ADVANCE

Re: Help finding Slaves

Posted: 5 Nov 2009 8:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for the information you sent me ..
If someone was listed as a shoe maker in 1860 would there be tax records for them someplace in Albemarle County..
Again thank you.

Re: Help finding Slaves

Posted: 7 Dec 2009 2:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Of these 4 people, Lewis and Patsey are very common names. Your best two clues are Woodson and Squire which are rare first names. Assuming Woodson lived until the 1870 census- which is an assumption- the best possibility is Woodson Smith 45 years old. The other fact in 1870 census that is interesting is Woodson Smith is adjacent to Spencer Page 50 years old of mixed blook (part white and black). There was a Squire Burgess and Squire Blakey post war in Albemarle. Squire Blakey was in the northern part of Alb. and Squire Burgess was near Monticello at John Porters (the farm later known as "kenwood" across from Monticello. I don't know of another fact for this Squire Burgess to be the Squire. Your best clue is Woodson Smith and Spencer Page next to him
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