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Re: Searching for Seabrooks
Posted by: Sheri Date: December 12, 2000 at 16:25:52
In Reply to: Searching for Seabrooks by Angela Seabrooks-Peavy of 505

Angela, I found a database on called "Slave Narratives." One entry read as follows: (Person being interviewed was a black man named John Hamilton) "I belong to Maussa Seabrook an he lib at Wite Point about 10 miles from Adams Run..."
No doubt the Master Seabrook he refers to owned several slaves, as evidenced by other comments further into the interview. Since the custom was to give slaves the last name of the "master" then you will likely find many Seabrook's in Charleston SC who are African American. John Hamilton lived at 63 Amherst St Charleston. (I am assuming that was his address after being freed but I don't know for certain) If you would like me to look up the rest of the interview for you I will gladly do so. Just be sure to remind me that I found it under the name Seabrook and Slave I can find it again.


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