Researching my southern ancestors often leads to finding information on the enslaved.
While looking for information on Samuel J. Bradford II (1815-1875), my 3rd Great Grandfather, on Newspapers.com advertisements were found for Runaway Slaves.
Source for above notices: The Sumter Banner (Sumter, South Carolina) 29 March 1853, Tuesday, First Edition, page 3, www.newpapers.com (accessed 25 Feb. 2016)
Source: The Sumter Banner (Sumter, South Carolina) 5 Sept. 1849, Wednesday, First Edition, page 3, www.newspapers.com (accessed 25 Feb. 2016)
For African American researchers finding ancestors before emancipation can be challenging. The Slave Name Roll Project begun by Shalene Dagutis as a place to post information researchers may come across. This post will be included to help in the effort to assist the descendants of Nathan, Prince, John, Dick, and Joe.
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