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Re: (African-American) Seabrook Family - Edisto Island, SC
Posted by: Eva Mistretta (ID *****1546) Date: July 12, 2008 at 22:42:25
In Reply to: Re: (African-American) Seabrook Family - Edisto Island, SC by D. Hornbuckle of 504

Doing some reserch myself and I came upon your post. My great great great grand parents were slaves of Henry Seabrook of Edisto Island SC. Here is an excert form info I gathered:
Great, Great, Great Grandparents:

08 April 1843, just three-and-one-half months after his election to the office of Governor of South Carolina, James Henry Hammond purchased fifteen Negro slaves from Henry Seabrook of Edisto Island, SC for the sum of $3,325.00 The three family groups were comprised of five adults and ten children:

Sancho, age 40 and his wife Miley, age 33 and their children, William, (whom Hammond called Wallace) age 14; Ben, (whom Hammond renamed Gantt) age 10; Cuida, age 6; and Jinny (who was also called Jenny and Virginia) age 2. Miley was eight months pregnant with a daughter the couple would name Elsey. She was born on the 13th day of May at Silver Bluff Plantation.

The remaining nine slaves were:

Cyrus, age 24, his wife, Margaret “Maggy” age 22, and their three daughters, Nelly (whom Hammond would call Cretia) age 5, Sarah, age 3 and Peggy age 1.

Rose, (mother of Maggy) age 40; and her sons, Taff, age 13; Edward, age 8 and Amos, age 2.

Each of the fifteen slaves was recorded in Hammond’s plantation records with the surname SEABROOK.

“Sancho” (who was also known as Sancho SEABROOK and after emancipation as William “Sancho” McFORD).

Sancho and Miley are my great great great grandparents.


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