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People Not Property Jan 12
On January 12, in 1801, John Sneed of Person County sold a woman and her two children to Lewis Tapp for $400 (almost $8000 in 2020). The mother's name was Selah, and her children were named David and Aston.
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People Not Property Jan 3
On this day (01/03) in 1793 Stephen Tinker of Craven County sold an 13-year-old girl to William Gibbs. Her name was Silvey.
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People Not Property Apr 16
On this day, April 17, in 1806 Elizabeth McLelland sold “a Negroe boy by the name of Sharpe of the age of 22 years” to William Ross McLelland for $220, or the equivalent of $4,528 today.
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People Not Property Jan 16
On this day, January 16, in 1811, Gavin Alvey of Orange County, NC sold an enslaved man to William Norwood for $450 ($8631 in 2020). His name was Anthony, and he was about 25 years old.
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People Not Property Jul 22
Are you in or near Halifax County, NC? Come learn more about the People Not Property project and how you can get involved. Two weeks from today!
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People Not Property Jan 7
On January 7, 1805, William Trousdale of Orange County, NC sold an enslaved man for 100 pounds (close to $10458 in 2019) to James Trousdale. His name was Sam.
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People Not Property Dec 26
On December 26, 1820, Jesse Bull of Person County, NC sold an enslaved woman to Benny Chambers to satisfy a debt of $129.88 ($2823.38 in 2019) owed to local storekeeper, Isham Edwards. This woman's name was Bet.
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People Not Property Apr 25
Hey Twitter, can you help us make out the fourth name? On April 25 in 1835, Ephraim Davidson sold “Adam, Comilla & Lewis and [a fourth person]” to George F. Davidson.
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