Check out these new documents YOU, our fab volunteers, have discovered!
Sale of 93 Slaves and Kelvins Grove, The Oaks and Rathamay Plantations, Estate of of Alexander England, Colleton, SC, 1850 Indexed by Felicia R. Mathis
Slaves at the White Oak and Ogilvie Plantations of Joseph Manigault, Georgetown, SC, 1844 Indexed by Penny Worley
Slaves at the Longridge and Sandy Run Plantations of John Willson, Berkeley, SC, 1857 Indexed by Alana Thevenet
360 Slaves in the Estate of Philip G. Prioleau, at Ward's, Sportsman's Retreat and Cottage Plantations, Berkeley, SC, 1845 Indexed by Toni
Sincere thanks and huge Props to Felicia, Penny and Alana for bringing these documents back into the light of history!
Welcome to the Restore the Ancestors Project!
This project is a collaboration between Fold3 (Formerly Footnote.com), the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, FamilySearch and Lowcountry Africana, to digitize every surviving estate inventory for Colonial and Charleston South Carolina from 1732 to 1872, as well as selected Bills of Sale for the same period, in a FREE collection.
When the project is complete, the names of more than 30,000 enslaved ancestors from Charleston and surrounding counties will be restored to history in a free online collection, preserved for generations to come.