Document Title

ms00164-03

Document ID

ms00164

Newspaper

The Ariel

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

Date of Publication (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

9-14-1827

Date of Creation (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

8-24-1827

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Maria

Individual ID

ms00215

Gender

F

Age

20

Color/Skin

Yellow

Countenace

Replies quickly

Chains

No

Work

Domestic Servant

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Skillman, A.

Owner Home

St. Francisville, Louisiana

Previous Residencies

Moorfield, West Virginia; Moorfield, Virginia

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

Date of Escape (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

April 1826

Origin of Escape

St. Francisville, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$50; $200; $400

Contributing Institution

The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.

Metadata Coder

Branstiter, Allan

Date Metadata Coded (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

June 2014

Document Description

400 Dollars Reward. Ranaway from the plantation of the subscriber, about 23d of April, 1826, the four following described negroes viz:—HENRY, or sometimes called CHARLEY, is a bright mulatto, 23 or 24 years old, speaks French and English, and is near six feet high, thin visage; says he formerly lived in Charleston, S.C. He was owned for some time in St. Francisville, by ANNANIAS DUNBAR, of whom I purchased him. The second is a black woman, named PHILLIS, 24 or 25 years old, with very large feet, a small defect in one of her eyes, with spoken to replies quickly, and generally smiles; she says she is a good weaver. The third is a woman, of yellow complexion, named MARIA, about 20 years of age, has been raised partly in the house, speaks quick when spoken to. The fourth is a black boy, named ANDREW, or ANDY, 14 or 15 years old, and brother to Phillis.—The three last named negroes were seduced off by the fellow Charles, or Henry. Andy has a long beard, thin visage, and large eyes. The last named negroes were brought from Morfield, South Branch of Potomac, Va. in the fall of 1825 by G. C. HARNESS & Mr. CHARLES WALEY, of whom I bought them. These negroes were owned in that state by Dr. CHARLES TURLEY. The above reward will be paid for the delivery of the four negroes at my plantation, seven miles from this place. If they are taken out of the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, and if taken in these states and brought home, $200 will be paid, or fifty dollars for any one of them secured in jail so that I get them. A. SKILLMAN. St. Francsiville, La.

Document Type

Article

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