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1837 List of Slaves of Reuben Long of Sumter County, South Carolina

A list of Negroes, Ages & Prices left by Reuben Long in his own handwriting, referred to in his will as a guide to his Executors in fixing the valuation of his Negro property.

Daniel, aged 51, $400; Burrell, age 53, $600; William, age 43, $400; Charles, age 55, $250;

Edmond, age 55, $250; Peter, age 60, $250; Hannah, age 57, $200; Selay, age 30, $300;

Child Infant, $100; Peter, age 28, $750; Shallotz, age 26, $350; Hampton, age 8, $225;

Gennay, age 6, $175; Isaac, age 4, $150; Allen, age 2, $125; Child Infant, $100;

James, age 24, $500; Gennay, age 22, $450; Frank, age 2, $125; Daniel, age 25, $500;

John, age 55, $250; Peggay, age 43, Age 200; Maray, age 34, $350; Amos, age 35, $450;

Emlay, age 13, $300; Albert, age 11, $300; Luisa, age 8, $200; Henray, age 6, $175;

Lizer, age 4, $150; Susay, age 2, $125; Worren Infant, $100; Annkay, age 31, $300;

Gabrel, age 1, $100; Hatten, age 27, $300; Nancy, age 27, #350; James, infant, $100;

John, age 25, $500; Osborn, age 25, $400; Henry, age 3, $150; Margret, age 1, $100; Maryar, age 23, $400;

Lizebeth, infant, $100; Salley, age 21, $400; Infant Child; $100; Hannah, age 19; $400;

Eldreg, age 17, $450; Ben, age 15, $400; Rufus, age 13, $350; Wade, age 11, $300; Mayhillay, age 48, $250;

Ned, age 21, $500; Betsey, age 19, $400; Frankay, age 15, $350; Ginnay, age 12, $300;

Davay, age 8, $200.   Total number 55. Total Price $16,150

I believe the above stated prices will be about the average for 35 years back.

August 7, 1837

Note: Selay = Seley; Gennay = Genny, Jenny; Peggay = Peggy; Maray = Mary; Emlay = Emily; Henray = Henry; Lizer – Liza; Susay = Susy;

Worren = Warren; Annkay = Annika; Gabrel = Gabriel; Lizebeth = Elizabeth; Salley = Sally; Eldreg = Eldridge; Frankay = Franky; Davay = Davy.

Sumter County, South Carolina
Wills, Record Books, Manuscripts, 1748-1849, Page 110

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