Jackson County (KY) Slaves, Free Blacks, and Free Mulattoes, 1860-1880Jackson County, located in southeastern Kentucky, was established in 1858 from portions of Clay, Estill, Larue, Madison, Owsley, and Rockcastle Counties. It was named for former President Andrew Jackson. The county seat is McKee, also established in 1858, and thought to be named for George R. McKee, a county judge and Kentucky House Member. The county population was 3,080 in 1860, excluding slaves. Below are the number of slave owners, slaves, free Blacks, and free Mulattoes for 1860-1880.
1860 Slave Schedule
- 3 slave owners [Perlina Attick, Duttan S. Jones, and William Spurlin]
- 6 Black slaves
- 1 Mulatto slave
- 1 free Black [Anderson Arthur]
- 20 free Mulattoes [most with last names Griffin and Cotton]
- 13 Blacks [most with last names Blyth, 2 Cornelison, 2 Treble]
- 13 Mulattoes [all with last names of Griffin or Cotton]
- 7 U.S. Colored Troops listed Jackson County, KY, as their birth location.
- 9 Blacks [all with last names of Jackson or Million]
- 33 Mulattoes