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Slave Record Book

(born: 1858  -  died: 1861) 

The book, found in the basement of the Adams County Courthouse in Mississippi, lists the vital statistics of slaves brought from Kentucky to Mississippi just prior to the Civil War. Recorded are the sale of slaves between 1858-1861.

Microfilm copies of the book are available at the Department of Archives and History and at the Adams County Chancery Clerk's Office*, both in Mississippi.

For more about the finding of the book see K. Whipple, "Rare slave records found in Natchez - An AP Mississippi member feature," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, 8/29/1999.

*Adams County Vital Records / Adams County Chancery Clerk / 115 S. Wall Street / Natchez, MS 39120

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“Slave Record Book,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 25, 2024,

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