South Carolina Slaveholders

The search for enslaved ancestors requires research in the records of slaveholding families. In order to identify records of interest, you must first examine the genealogy of slaveholding families.

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The search for enslaved ancestors requires research in the records of slaveholding families. In order to identify records of interest, you must first examine the genealogy of slaveholding families.

Researching a slaveholder’s genealogy can be a time-consuming task, but fortunately, there are many genealogies for South Carolina slaveholders online. Here, we provide links to online genealogies of South Carolina slaveholders.

We also provide links to online records for SC slaveholders on Fold3.com. The records linked here were indexed by volunteers in the Restore the Ancestors Project. They are the work of many hearts and many hands. We thank and cherish the volunteers who have worked so hard to make these records searchable in a free collection.

Allen – Click to Expand

Plantation Records:

Sale of Slaves in the Estate of Robert M. Allen, Charleston, SC, 1840 Indexed by Felicia Mathis

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Genealogy:

Groves, Joseph Asbury 1901 The Alstons and Allstons of North and South Carolina. Franklin Printing and Publishing Co.

John Alston: A. S. Salley, Jr. The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 6, No. 3 (Jul., 1905), pp. 114-116. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575103

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Plantation Records:

Slaves at the Hyde Park Plantation of John Ball, Charleston, SC, 1852 Indexed by Sheri Fenley

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Genealogy:

Barnwell of South Carolina: The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan., 1901), pp. 46-88. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27574942

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Genealogy:

Blake of South Carolina: The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine
Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr., 1900), pp. 153-166. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27574908

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Genealogy:

Col. Miles Brewton and Some of His Descendants: A. S. Salley, Jr. The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr., 1901), pp. 128-152. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27574951

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Plantation Records:

4 Generations of Slaves on Motte and Broughton Plantations, Berkeley, SC Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

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Genealogy:

The Bull Family of South Carolina: The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jan., 1900), pp. 76-90. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27574894

Plantation Records:

Slaves in the Estate of William Stephen Bull, Beaufort, SC, 1823 Indexed by Alana

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Plantation Records:

265 Slaves in the Estate of John Joachim Bulow, Charleston, SC, 1841 Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

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Genealogy:

The Butlers of South Carolina: Theodore D. Jervey The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 4, No. 4 (Oct., 1903), pp. 296-311. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575042

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Genealogy:

The Calhoun Family of South Carolina: A. S. Salley, Jr. The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr., 1906), pp. 81-98. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575129

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Genealogy:

Cantey Family: Joseph S. Ames The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 11, No. 4 (Oct., 1910), pp. 203-258. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575281

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Genealogy:

Captain William Capers and Some of His Descendants: A. S. Salley, Jr. The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 2, No. 4 (Oct., 1901), pp. 273-298. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27574968

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Chisolm – Click to Expand

Genealogy:

Chisholm Genealogy: Being a Record of the Name from A. D. 1254; with Short Sketches of Allied Families: William Garnett Chisolm, 1914, Knickerbocker Press. Digitized by Google Books.

Plantation Records:

Slaves in the Estate of Alexander Robert Chisolm, SC and GA, 1827 indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

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Clarke – Click to Expand

Plantation Records:

272 Slaves in the Estate of Solomon Clarke, Charleston, SC, 1851 Indexed by Sandra J. Taliaferro

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Plantation Records:

Slaves in the Estate of John A. Cleveland, 1853, Family Relationships Noted Indexed by Leslie Ann Ballou

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Genealogy:

Capt. John Colcock and Some of His Descendants: A. S. Salley, Jr. The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 3, No. 4 (Oct., 1902), pp. 216-241. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575005

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Genealogy:

The Colleton Family in South Carolina: The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 1, No. 4 (Oct., 1900), pp. 325-341. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27574930

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Corbett – Click to Expand

Plantation Records:

Slaves at the Farmfield Plantation of John H Corbett, Berkeley, SC, 1855 Indexed by Alana Thevenet

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Genealogy:

Barnwell of South Carolina: The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan., 1901), pp. 46-88. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27574942

Plantation Records:

537 Slaves on 6 Plantations of James Cuthbert, Beaufort District, SC, 1838 Indexed by Sandra J. Taliaferro

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Genealogy:

Records from the Elliott-Rowand Bible. Accompanied by an Account of the First Thomas Elliott and of Some of His Descendants: Mabel L. Webber The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jan., 1910), pp. 57-71. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575259

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Plantation Records:

Sale, 93 Slaves and 3 Plantations of Alexander England, Colleton, SC, 1850 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

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Genealogy:

An Account of the Tattnall and Fenwick Families in South Carolina: D. E. Huger Smith The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan., 1913), pp. 3-19. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575354

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Plantation Records:

Enslaved Ancestors in the Estate of Isaac Fickling, Charleston, SC, 1834 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

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Fraser – Click to Expand

Genealogy:

Fraser Family Memoranda: A. S. Salley, Jr. The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 5, No. 1 (Jan., 1904), pp. 56-58. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575052

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Geddes – Click to Expand

Plantation Records:

115 Slaves, Estate of Gilbert Geddes, Geddes Hall Plantation, SC, 1842 Indexed by Vickie Everhart

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Genealogy:

Robert Gibbes, Governor of South Carolina, and Some of His Descendants: Henry S. Holmes The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 12, No. 2 (Apr., 1911), pp. 78-105. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575298

 

Plantation Records:

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Genealogy:

  • Grimball of Edisto Island: Mabel L. Webber The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan., 1922), pp. 1-7. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27569573
  • Grimball of Edisto Island (Continued): Mabel L. Webber The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 23, No. 2 (Apr., 1922), pp. 39-45. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27569579

Plantation Records:

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Plantation Records:

Slaves in the Estate of Jacob Guerard, Bees Creek, Beaufort, SC, 1823 Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

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Genealogy:

The Harlestons: Theodore D. Jervey The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul., 1902), pp. 150-173. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27574994

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Genealogy:

The Hayne Family: Theodore D. Jervey The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul., 1904), pp. 168-188. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575072

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Genealogy:

Hugh Hext and Some of His Descendants: A. S. Salley, Jr. The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan., 1905), pp. 29-40. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575089

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Genealogy:

  • The Descendants of Col. , of South Carolina: Barnwell Rhett Heyward The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 4, No. 2 (Apr., 1903), pp. 108-189. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575023
  • The Descendants of Col. William Rhett, of South Carolina (Continued): Barnwell Rhett Heyward The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 4, No. 2 (Apr., 1903), pp. 108-189. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575023

Plantation Records:

491 Slaves Freed From Heyward Family Plantations

1,648 Slaves in the Estate of Nathaniel Heyward, Charleston, SC, 1851 Indexed by Aaron Dorsey

Freedmen’s Labor Contract, D.B. Heyward with Freed People, Charleston, SC

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Horry – Click to Expand

Plantation Records:

416 Slaves, Estate of Thomas Horry, Charleston and Georgetown, SC, 1820 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis

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Genealogy:

The Hutson Family of South Carolina: William Maine Hutson The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 9, No. 3 (Jul., 1908), pp. 127-140. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575199

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Genealogy:

Hyrne Family: Mabel L. Webber The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 22, No. 4 (Oct., 1921), pp. 101-118. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27569567

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Genealogy:

Izard of South Carolina: The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jul., 1901), pp. 205-240. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27574958

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Genealogy:

  • Descendants of John Jenkins, of St. John’s Colleton: Mabel L. Webber The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct., 1919), pp. 223-251. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27569499
  • The Early Generations of the Seabrook Family: Mabel L. Webber The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan., 1916), pp. 14-25. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27569381
  • Early Generations of the Seabrook Family (Continued): Mabel L. Webber The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr., 1916), pp. 58-72. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27569389

Plantation Records:

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Genealogy:

The Jervey Family of South Carolina: A. S. Salley, Jr. The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan., 1906), pp. 31-46. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575122

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La Roche – Click to Expand
Legare – Click to Expand
Loocock – Click to Expand

Plantation Records:

Slaves in the Estate of Aaron Loocock, Richland and Charleston, SC, 1794 Indexed by Karen Meadows-Rogers

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Mackie – Click to Expand

Plantation Records:

African Children in the Estate of James Mackie, Charleston, SC, 1806 Indexed by Khalisa Jacobs

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Marion – Click to Expand
Marshall – Click to Expand

Plantation Records:

227 Slaves in the Estate of John T. Marshall, Charleston, SC, 1860 Indexed by Cheryl Palmer

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Plantation Records:

Slaves in the Estate of Robert Martin, Barnwell District, 1853 Indexed by Sheri Fenley

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Mathews – Click to Expand
McCants – Click to Expand

Plantation Records:

Slaves at Snee Farm Plantation, Charleston, SC, 1859 Indexed by Alana

McKewn – Click to Expand

Plantation Records:

Slaves in the Estate of Mary McKewn, Oak Hill Plantation, Charleston, 1853 Indexed by Sandra Taliaferro

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Plantation Records:

Sale of 106 Slaves in the Estate of Anne Middleton McUen, SC, 1851 Indexed by Karen Meadows-Rogers

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Plantation Records:

Slaves in the Estate of William Milland, Charleston, SC, 1860 Indexed by Cheryl Palmer

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Morris – Click to Expand
Morton – Click to Expand

Genealogy:

Governor Joseph Morton and Some of His Descendants: A. S. Salley, Jr. The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol. 5, No. 2 (Apr., 1904), pp. 108-116. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575063

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Plantation Records:

Slaves in the Estate of Joseph James Murray, Edisto Island, SC, 1819 Indexed by Lori English

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