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Ben

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Title

Ben

Subject

Enslaved Person-Virginia-Shenandoah County
Woodstock (Va.)

Date

February 9, 1825

Contributor

Zach Hottel

Identifier

EnslavedPerson:18286

Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

Unknown

Birthplace

Unknown

Death Date

Unknown

Occupation

Enslaved Person

Biographical Text

Jailed in Woodstock, Virginia, for being a runaway. In a notice published in the Shenandoah Herald, Ben is described as being light complected, having a scar on his left leg (due to an ax cut), and standing five feet and six inches tall.

Bibliography

Geo. C. Kniesley, "Was Committed," Shenandoah Herald (Woodstock, VA), Feb. 9, 1825.
Nancy Stewart, "African Americans in Shenandoah County, Virginia Notebooks," vol. 1, book B, (2010), 322.

Additional Information

Enslaved by Polly Eustace (Culpeper County, Virginia).

Citation

“Ben,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed July 8, 2020, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/14707.

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