Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S., Definitive List of Slaves and Property, 1827-1828 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data:

Definitive List of Slaves and Property, ca. 1827 - ca. 1828. HMS/MLR Entry Number PI 177 192. NAI: 1174162. Records of Boundary and Claims Commissions and Arbitrations, 1716-1994, Record Group 76. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.

About U.S., Definitive List of Slaves and Property, 1827-1828

About This Collection

This series consists of a list, furnished by the Secretary of State to the commission that lists slaves and property for which citizens of the United States claimed indemnification. The list, for eight States and the District of Columbia, contains the names of 3,608 slaves valued at $1,190,610 and a list of property valued at $306,956.27. It usually gives the following information about each claim:

  • Name of claimant
  • Names of slaves
  • Estimate value of slaves
  • Description of documents submitted as proof