1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 26, 2020 12:20 PM by Susannah Brooks

    Seeking information about slave owners named Dortch

    Lynn Brown Newbie

      I am seeking information about slave owners in Alabama by the name of Dortch.

        • Re: Seeking information about slave owners named Dortch
          Susannah Brooks Scout

          These are the names of slave owners in Alabama from the 1860 Federal Slave schedule (listed with, but separate from the 1860 census)

          J F Dortch, Eastern Division, Wilcox, Alabama

          John Dortch, Western Division, Wilcox, Alabama

          William Dortch, Western Division, Wilcox, Alabama

          J F Dortch, Eastern Division, Wilcox, Alabama

          F J Dorch, Scotts, Perry, Alabama

          Samson Dorch, Clarke, Alabama

          The slave schedule lists each slave by gender, age, and race, but no names

          In 1850 there was only one person, John Dorch, who owned 5 slaves in Wilcox Co AL.

          Using the names and location of the slave owners you can go to regular census records to learn more about the owner and then look for other records, such as probate records if the owner died before emancipation; county tax records if slaves were taxed in that county; and local Freedman's Bureau records immediately after the Civil War.

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