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Ben

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Title

Ben

Subject

Enslaved Person-Virginia-Shenandoah County
Luray (Va.)
Caroline County (Va.)

Date

April 30, 1825

Contributor

Eryn Kawecki

Identifier

Enslaved person 18-558

Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

1795

Birthplace

Unknown

Death Date

Unknown

Occupation

Enslaved Person

Biographical Text

Lived in Luray, Virginia.
Previously a runaway who was caught and returned to owner in Caroline County. Was described in The Shenandoah Herald as being light complected, 5'6", having a scar on left leg from ax. The owner offered a $50 reward if found out of state and a $20 reward if Ben was found and taken in Shenandoah or Culpeper counties.

Bibliography

Edmund M. Estis, "$50 Reward," The Shenandoah Herald (Woodstock, VA), Apr. 30, 1822.

Additional Information

Enslaved by Edmund M. Estis

Citation

“Ben,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed October 19, 2019, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/14965.

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