Name Changes of
ANDREWS, Joseph B.
BOYD, Samuel 1823
BURNETT, Col. John J.
BURNETT, John J., Jr.
CATER, Benjamin F.
COUPER, James Hamilton
DUBIGNON, Christophe Poulain 1825
JENKINS, William D.
1810 or 16
REED, George A.
TROUP, James M.
WYLLY, Alexander Campbell
The following Glynn Co. slave records were extracted from various sources
located in the Glynn Co. Court House; some from estate records, deeds,
indentures; McIntosh, Wayne, and Camden Counties; newspaper articles. I have not
searched through every available source, these are extracted from records I have
in my possession. As I do lookups for people, I extract any and all slave
information. If you would like me to lookup a family that you believe owned
slaves that you have descended from, feel free to
email me with a request.
Most of the items found here were taken from the
loose papers in the probate court of Glynn County. Today [April 2005] you
can no longer handle these documents without a clerk to help you. Many of
these loose papers were recorded in the various Appraisal & Inventories books
still found in the probate court offices.
Records taken from estate papers are by no means
a complete accounting of slaves owned by a family. If you know your
history, you will know that there could have been many sold before the slave
owners' death. When checking estates, be sure to check the complete file.
Many have slave lists in the inventories, but some slaves were listed in the
actual will, that may not have made the lists. Also, the accounts of the
slave owner may reveal sales and purchases.
And, of course, ALWAYS check the original
documents, do not take my transcriptions as the one and only lists.
Some estates only listed a few slaves, I have
created a page of Various Records (right column) to combine these listings in one document to save server space.
Many of the folks listed to the left have wills transcribed on this site
mentioning slaves, and what was to be done with them, sometimes it helps to read
these records in their original context so be sure to view the original will.
Be sure to look at the newspaper sections on this
site, as many early papers had runaway slave ads, sales, and more articles of
This page is a work in progress page, that may never be finished. Any
additions are greatly appreciated. I would like to include any family
stories passed down, or personal accounts of your family's heritage that you would
like to share or links to helpful websites or research repositories.
Websites of Interest
The St. Simons
African-American Heritage Coalition The mission of SSAAHC is
"to educate, preserve, and revitalize African-American heritage and
culture." Our goals are three-fold: land-loss prevention, historic
preservation, and economic development.
The bureau records were
created or maintained by bureau headquarters, the assistant
commissioners and the state superintendents of education and
included personnel records and a variety of standard reports
concerning bureau programs and conditions in the states.
AfriGeneas is a site
devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African
Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research
and resources in general. It is also an African Ancestry research
community featuring the AfriGeneas mail list, the AfriGeneas message
boards and daily and weekly genealogy chats.
African-American Research Links to databases and other
online research topics
Cemeteries Online dedicated to transcribing and
recording African-American cemeteries around the country.
Voyages; The Trans-Atlantic
Slave Trade Database Has information on almost 35,000
slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for
transport to the Americas
between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It offers
students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality
one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history.
From Glynn County Estate Records
Original images at
Slave Law Timeline
by Tara Fields