Enslaved Ancestors

The following are links to spreadsheets, databases, and documents that include the names of enslaved people on plantations where my ancestors were believed to have been held in bondage. Notes are included, and some transcribed names may be incorrect. Links correspond to documents in Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Library of Congress, and other sites.

Probate Records

South Carolina

Nicholas A. Peay, 1857
A listing of people enslaved by Nicholas A. Peay of Fairfield County, S.C., as they are listed in his probate records dated, 26 Feb 1857. Related surnames: Peay; Poellnitz (Marengo County, AL); Lamar; Johnston; Lyles; English; Adamson; Milhouse; Ford.

A listing of people enslaved by Austin Ford Peay of Fairfield County, S.C., as they are listed in his probate records dated, 10 Oct 1834. Related surnames: Peay; Poellnitz (Marengo County, AL); Lamar; Johnston; Lyles; English; Adamson; Milhouse; Ford.

A listing of people enslaved by Nicholas Peay of Fairfield County, S.C., as they are listed in his will probate records dated, 11 Dec 1811). Related surnames: Peay; Poellnitz (Marengo County, AL); Lamar; Johnston; Lyles; English; Adamson; Milhouse; Ford.

Slave Narratives

South Carolina


Online Resources

The following are links to online resources that include the names of enslaved or formerly enslaved people:


1 comment:

  1. My family descends from the Pray family as both offspring and slave. These records are correct. Because of Austin Ford Peay, many were blessed and lived well up until this very day, slave and freeman alike.

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