Pendleton County Slaveholders, 1680

Western Virginia's slave population peaked in 1850 with 20,428 slaves, or nearly 7% of the population. In 1860 the number of slaves was 18,371. Much of the decreased number of slaves in West Virginia was due to the high demand for slaves in the lower south. The opening of Cherokee lands in north Georgia and Alabama resulted in the growth of cotton and tobacco production and the slave population there nearly tripled from 1840 to 1860. Slave "coffles" became frequent sights in West Virginia. These were groups of slaves, usually bound together by rope, that were moved mostly overland to markets in the lower south. Often the slaves were not told of their destination for fear of runaways or resistance. With the increasing value of slaves in the 1840s and 1850s slaves were sometimes kidnapped to be resold.

Anderson, David C. 3
Anderson, William (estate) 7
Boggs, Aaron 5
Boggs, James 17
Coatney, Edward J. 1
Cunningham, Jane A. 7
Davis, John 3
Dice, Reuben B. 5
Dice, George W. 1
Dyer, Andrew W. 19
Dyer, Jane 1
Dyer, Margaret 6
Dyer, Roger 4
Dyer, William F. 1
Harden, Comfort 14
Harold, John T. 1
Harper, Leonard 2
Harper, George 1
Hedrick, Adam (estate) 7
Hedrick, Cynthia 10
Hiner, Benjamin 3
Hinkle, Michael 4
Hopkins, Cyrus 7
Johnson, Jacob F. 2
Johnson, Samuel 5
Kile, George 7
Kile, Mary 9
Kile, Susannah 8
Mauzy, James L. 1
McClung, David G. 2
McCoy, William Sr. 9
McCoy, William Jr. 5
Moyers, Lewis 1
Phares, Robert 1
Priest, James H. 2
Rexroad, Jacob 1
Ruddle, James D. 1
Ruleman, Christian 1
Ruleman, Jacob 2
Samuels, Larkin 7
Simmons, Edward T. 3
Simmons, Henry 1
Simmons, Michael 1
Siple, George 6
Smedley, Peter 1
Smith, Henry 3
Smith, Jacob 1
Stone, Jacob 5
Stone, David C. 1
Trumbo, Jacob 1
Wanstaff, Peter 2

Pendleton County | West Virginia AHGP

Source: History of Pendleton County West Virginia, By Oren F. Morton, Franklin, West Virginia, Published by the author, 1910.


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