British Slave Inventory

Who was the richest slave ever?

He was born and studied medicine in Pennsylvania, but moved to Natchez District, Mississippi Territory in 1808 and became the wealthiest cotton planter and the second-largest slave owner in the United States with over 2,200 slaves.

Stephen Duncan
Spouse(s) Margaret Ellis Catherine Bingaman (m. 1819)

How do I find out if I am a descendant of a slave?

These seven steps can help you get started:

  1. Start with basic genealogy. …
  2. Find post-Civil War records. …
  3. Zero in on 1870. …
  4. Determine the given and surname of the ancestor and his or her slaveholder. …
  5. Study your family’s location. …
  6. Research “the other family” …
  7. Slave documents tell a story.