Alabama Slave Owners

Many wills contained information about slaves.  Reading these wills may provide the reader with a clue on their ancestors.

Statewide Alabama Slave Owners

Autauga County Alabama Slave Owners

Barbour County Alabama Slave Owners

Chambers County Alabama Slave Owners

Madison County Alabama Slave Owners

  • Notebook kept by Dr. Thomas Fearn of Huntsville, Alabama, from about 1852 to 1863
    The notebook contains records of accounts and supplies for a plank fence on his plantation “to be made by the M & C R. Road Co. and Thomas Fearn”; information on cotton crops, supplies at home and at his plantation, and lands he owned in Mississippi; notes on his journey to attend the First Provisional Confederate Congress in Montgomery; a register of the birth dates and death dates of his slaves; and accounts that he kept with the slaves. The notebook also includes an index to the records in it.

Montgomery County Alabama Slave Owners

Pike County Alabama Slave Owners


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40 thoughts on “Alabama Slave Owners”

  1. Hi, I am researching and trying to find information on the Lewis and Smith families in Marengo County Alabama. Information on slave owners in Marengo and surrounding counties as far as maps, wills, census, birth and death, marriage, war records and basically any records of anyone by the names of Lewis and Smith whether slave owner, slave, or freeman would be greatly appreciated because I have hit a wall in my research right now. Thanks

  2. Doris A Briggins

    I’m looking for any information on my GGGrandfather, Wilson Sammons. He is believed to be related to Grove Sammons , a slave owner who lived in New Hope, Madison County, Al. Wilson was born appproximately 1835 in Madison County, AL.

  3. I am a descendant of Daniel McGuire born 1824 who lived in Brundidge, Alabama in 1870. His wife was named Martha born 1828 and they had Syntha (Cynthia), Steven, Mary, Gabriel, Patience, Daniel Jr., Rachel, and Dony (Donia) McGuire. I am looking for who their enslaver might have been. I am a descendant of Daniel McGuire, Jr and his first wife Mary Nelums-McGuire who died tragically in March 1901 less than a year after my great, great grandfather Maynor McGuire, Sr. was born. Daniel later married Rosa McNezzar-McGuire and had eight more children. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  4. Amy,
    I am researching the Dunklin family in an effort to find information on Washington Dunklin, born in 1837 in Lowndes Co., AL. I believe he was born on the James Washington Dunklin plantation. The Dunklin family came from South Carolina to Alabama.

    I am looking for information on the plantation records, if they exist, to verify that Washington was on that plantation. Are you aware of any such records?

  5. I am looking for information on the Stevenson family. They were free mulattos possibly passing as white and they were slave owners. The name is Charles Stevenson born in perry county 1820’s. I’m also connected to Harbin( all variables harvin, harvey, etc) and Ruffin lines.

  6. I am looking for anyone who has family of Henry Hern great great grandfather and his wife Neicy Jackson great great grandmother of Faunsdale, Alabama parents of my great grandmother Azzie Hern Brown who married Seldon Brown in 1901 in Faunsdale Alabama moving to Bradenton, Florida .

  7. My third grade grandfather was born 1850 on Alabama plantations his name was rev Henry C Watson he also claims that his parents also were more on the Alabama Plantation when I go to look for the last name Watson I cannot find any slaveholders by their last name desperate to find any leads

  8. Looking for any information on Anna Read and Elak whiker families from Troy Alabama. (Lula Whiker Walker )

  9. I think my grandfather, Isaiah H. Anderson, was a houseboy on a plantation as a child. He lived in the Montgomery, Alabama area. I am trying to verify that information and to find anything else I can about him. Any help is appreciated.

  10. Misti Bartlett Wells

    All of my maternal ancestors are from Coosa County. Who was Taylor? I’m trying to research that history. Thank you.

  11. Hi
    Just now seeing this. My Taylor’s were in Sumter county. I am 5sure if that’s where they started

  12. I’m looking for any information about my Great Grandfather his name was Isaac Grove and he was born in 1860,From what I was told he was a slave.

  13. MIchelle Edwards

    I’m searching for info on my maternal GGGG-Grandfather, born 1819 in ALABAMA. now deceased family matriarch said he was a slave from Nigeria, named “MINGA” Walker who married Debra Ann Snowden, who had Victoria Walker, who had Rosie/Rosy Howard-Walker, who married my fraternal GGG-Grandfather Rufus Edwards and had my Grandfather, Clarence Edwards. I am searching for a WALKER PLANT-

  14. Good Morning,
    I have Gibson/Gipson on my secondary branches of my Family Tree Phillip Gibson 1894 (m) Lillie McCall my 2x GGM sister (Callie McCall). I’m beginning to work on my maternal side of my Family Research Project for 2021 Family Reunion from Lowndes County Alabama (1850-1910) U.S. Censuses.
    Charles Buddy Casey

  15. Hello,

    I’m looking for slave owners named Britt who lived in Alabama. I would like a list of the names of their slaves. I know of a Matthew Britt, born 1795, Virginia. He lived in Barbour County, and also had land in Putnam County Georgia. He died in about 1854. I do not know the names of his slaves. I would also like to know the name of Matthew Britt’s parents. My 2x Great-grandfather was George Britt. He was born about 1844 in Alabama and wound up in Harrison County Texas by about 1850. He died in Harrison County Texas in 1927.

    Thank you…

  16. Researching
    Dublin/Doublin, Taylor, Watkins,Dawson, Hutchins, Taylor, Ruffin, Oliver and Bell Sumter County Alabama

  17. Hi, any information on Anderson’s? Namely Frisby and Roddie. I believe they are my ancestors and mightve been on the Anderson plantation

  18. Kiamber,
    I have seen the name Jack Slaughter in slave records from my grandfathers plantation. His name was Griffin Lampkin & he was from Madison County. If I remember correctly Jack was fathered by a slave owner. Hope this helps.

  19. My oldest relative that I can trace back via the 1870 census was born in Knoxville, AL, in Greene County. Her name was Mariah Wilson (born in 1829) and she married a man named Jack Wilson. So, I’m assumed they were owned by someone named Wilson. Anyone know of slave owners in that county named Wilson? Thanks for any input!

  20. My grandma was born on a plantation in Greenville, Alabama in 1936 from Louise Davidson and John Smith. Any information

  21. Chelceyi McKinnes

    hey my name is chelceyi mckinnes.

    my dads side is Gipson and Gibson please email me

  22. Have you seen the 1900 Census on Ruth Wilkinson and George Wilkinson were living with Catherine Arnold.

  23. Hello,
    I would like to know what plantation my family was on in Ala not sure what the slave owner name was . Also, I would like to know the name of the tribe my family was from.
    Thank you,

  24. I’m looking for information regarding my Great-Great grandfather I don’t know his first name and his last name was either Sprat(t) or Prat(t) his son my great-grandfather’s name was Isaac

  25. Trying to find out about my great great great great great grandmother Channie who named her son Jack Slaughter they were from Tallapoosa, Alabama.

  26. i m looking for slave records on my great great grandfather Alex Pettus, Tuscombia, Al

  27. Looking for any information on Hezekiah & Sally Dunklin. Hezekiah was born in 1825 and Sally 1830. Hezekiah was born in Alabama & Sally in South Carolina as per the 1880 Census.

  28. I am researching the Hough families (African American) from Bullock and Pike County. Th earliest

    ancestors were Thomas & Celie, born in GA between 1810-1820, and from what I gathered, had six

    children (William, Tena, Jackson, Peter and Thomas). Rural Alabama vital records are pretty sparse,

    especially for people of color.

  29. Looking to locate information on my third great grandmother Ruth Wilkinson born around 1830 had four children one of which is my second great grandmother Catherine Taylor born around 1848 Catherine married Pleasant Arnold in Mobile Alabama there is no info on Pleasant

  30. Trying to locate family members and descendants of Elva Rochelle married to Charlie Rochelle and daughter Rosa and husband Austin Smith of Greenville Ala, and surrounding areas. Please help me locate if possible.

  31. I am the fourth generation of a slave .her name was call Mama man .she was my and my uncle was looking for some information about her .we do not know her slave owner’s name being the fourth generation I would like to know about her and my grandmother would like to I now about her but her daughter’s name was .Maddy Lou long .

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