Bullitt County History

Slavery in 1830

While more than 68% of Bullitt County heads of households in 1830 did not own slaves, 242 did, and they controlled the lives of over 1100 slaves.

Six men listed a total of 201 slaves. They included Joseph A. Brooks (64), Jacob Bowman (54), Francis Maraman (22), Wilford Lee (21), Thomas Joyce (20), and Samuel Brown (20). It is not yet clear how these slaves were employed, although it is likely that a majority were used as agricultural workers.

The chart below lists the slaveholders, and lists a count, by age, of their slaves. We have tried to accurately spell the names, but there may be some errors as the handwriting was difficult to read at times.

Legend
pg = page of census; ln = line on page
(S = Shepherdsville; M = Mt. Washington)
name = name of slaveholder
M1-M6 = male slaves by age; F1-F6 = female slaves by age
1 = under 10; 2 = 10-23; 3 = 24-35; 4 = 36-54; 5 = 55-99; 6 = 100+
ttl = total number of slaves

pglnnameM1M2M3M4M5M6F1F2F3F4F5F6ttl
102S1Noah C. Summers1100000200004
102S2Robert S. Samuels0000001100002
102S3John Holsclaw0000001000001
102S4Matthew Wilson0000000100001
102S5George W. Jenkins1110000010105
102S6Nancy Robards1100002100005
102S7Frederic Travis0000000100001
102S8Brookey Barker0000000100001
102S9Weir Tilford0000000100001
102S10Richard P. Simmons24001044101017
102S11Abraham Field12201013100011
102S12William Congrove0000002100003
102S13Williams Jones0000000100001
102S15Thomas Joyce21740031110020
102S16Rufus K. Summers0000001200003
102S18Joseph R. Murry1100001100004
102S19Samuel Neely1221001010008
102S20Henry F. Kalfus0100001000103
102S22Henry Oldham0001000110003
102S23Abigail Alexander1110002110007
102S25Thomas Q. Willford0100000200003
103S1Jonathan Gore1100001001004
103M1William Barnes1001000000002
103M2Samuel Bell1100003010006
103M4Jesse W. Grant0000000001001
103M8David Willson0000001000001
103M10William Greathouse2110000110006
103M11William McCrosky0000001000001
103M14Abraham Jobe0100100000103
103M18Joshua Hobbs0000001000001
103M19Lewis Snapp21010031110010
103M20John Holsclaw0000000100001
103M21Peyton Burditt1000000100002
104M2Benjamin Cauby0000000100001
104M3John Alexander0110003101007
104M7James H. Forester0010000000001
104M8Isaac Ellison0000002001003
1041Isaac Skinner0000000100001
1043Royal Glass0100001010003
1044Henry B. Buber0000001100002
10411Ledwick Simmons21001042100011
10412Abner Gore1200001010005
10413John Dunn31110012101011
10414Guy Phelps25200011000011
10415Solomon Hornbeck0100000100002
1054Henry C. M. Cartanill0000000101002
1055Jesse Wilson1001002010005
1056Joseph Simmons2010002010006
1057John Anderson0200000400006
1059William Welch1000000000001
10510Francis Maraman33200059000022
10511Henry Lee1210002110008
10513Charles Maraman0000000100001
10517Julius C. Bukey1000000000001
10519James Samuels0000001100002
10521Joseph Saunders Sr.2000001001004
10522Samuel Stallings0100004200007
10524John McDowell Jr.0000001100002
1061Abraham Crigler1200002010006
1062Jacob Bowman18102110104341054
1063Isaac Jerman0100000000001
1064Woodford McDowell0100000000001
1067William Lee0000000100001
10611Eben Younger1000000100002
10615Thomas Irvin1000000000001
10621Richard Joyce1000000010002
10622William Temple0100000100002
10623Henry Harbolt0000001000001
10624John C. Shanklin1110001010005
1071David L. Brooks0000001000001
1074James Pendleton0000000100001
1075Edward Hessey0110000000002
1076Reuben P. N. Morgan50110011100010
1077Henry Crist0110001010004
1078Ruolphus Bukey3020000020007
1079Benjamin Summers25100042100015
10710William Harris0000001100002
10711Overton Crenshaw1001001110005
10713Archibald Magruder34001032010014
10715James Hogland0100000000001
10716Joseph Shepherd0001000000001
10717Henry Anderson0010000100002
10718Joseph Saunders Jr.1000102200006
10719Gordan Grundy4020000010007
10721Peter Smith Sr.0211001201008
10724Cynthia Stallings1100000310006
10726Brittain White4010002110009
1082Elizabeth James0000000010001
1084Samuel Evans1000000010002
10812John Langston0000000100001
10816Julius James0100001000002
10821George Key0000000100001
10825Basil Crow0000001000001
10826George Knight0000000100001
1091William Y. Shelton1000001100003
1092John Smith1200001200006
1095John Masden0200000100003
1098Samuel Brown72001042310020
1099Mary B. Payne0110102001006
1101Elizabeth Relf1000100100003
11011Elijah Wright4101001200009
11018William Collings0000000100001
11021Thomas Saunders1001001010004
11026John C. Wheeler1100001100004
1111Robert McDowell1100002010005
1112Adam Smith0000001000001
1116Robert Brashear0000001000001
1117Francis Bean1200001000004
11119John Lee2020002300009
11120William Shackelford0000000100001
1121Reason Simmons0102002200007
1122Samuel Hedges1000000000001
1123William Chappell0000000000101
1129William S. T. Triplett0000001000001
11212Lewis Moore0100000100002
1136Charles Ratliffe0000000001001
1137Whitlage Overall1000000200003
11311Wilford Lee35310043200021
11312Elisha Simmons1001000001003
11314Joseph Simmons1001000010003
11318William Overall2100000010004
11319Henry Stallings1000001000002
11320James Wright2000001010004
11324James Masden0100000000001
11325Thomas Simmons0000001100002
1143Elijah Cockran0000001110003
1144William Simmons1000004211009
1145William W. Wise0000001100002
1148Elemelec Swearingen Jr.0000100000001
11410William Ridgway0100000000001
11412Thomas Wells33101022101014
11413Elizabeth Smith0000000100001
11414Elizabeth Rogers1000000001002
11415Elizabeth Thurman1000000000001
11416Elizabeth Saunders1010004200008
11417Juriah Whitledge1110000001004
11420Overall Whitledge0000000100012
11421Thomas Whitledge1000000000001
11423Swebston Brown1000000000001
11425Seth B. Thornsberry0100000001002
11426Thomas Stallings0000003010004
11513James C. Pendleton2100002211009
11514John A. Jones0000001000001
11611Absalom Froman0101000100003
1174Richard Jardine0110000100003
1175John M. Jones1100001301007
1178Samuel Lansdale1011000110005
11715James G. Pitts1101003101008
1181John Howlett Sr.2101002101008
1184Mary Shawler0000000010001
11811Robert Ball1100000000002
11817Rhoda Crenshaw1000001010003
11818Martin Bodine1000103010006
11823William Blandford1110001110006
11910Sarah Thomas2000002010005
11913James Tucker1010000000002
11919Lee Bell0002000000204
11921Loyd B. Magruder2000000100003
11922Nelson Crenshaw21100022200010
11925Ann Judd0000000100001
1201Amon Sheckles1200004100008
1205Cosby Crenshaw14101022100012
1209Charles Moore0110003010006
12015Hannah Robards2000000101004
12019John Purcell0201000100004
12026William S. Cumpton4300001100009
1214Eli Burch0000000100001
1219Ephraim Johnson0010000010002
12112John Howlett3000001200006
12114Jonathan Masden1010003100006
12122Sally Waters0000000001001
12124Daniel Starks0100000000001
1223Ezekiel Magruder0100000000001
1229Patsey Duvall1000000100002
12210William Napper0000000001001
12211Lewis Duvall0100000000001
12220Enoch W. Gaw0000000100102
12221Nancy Shain70001051200016
12222Daniel Willson0010000000001
12224John Wakefield1000001010003
12225Nicholas Crist0001000100002
1232Henry C. Jones0000000100001
1236Amelia Doolen0100000000001
12321Henry Small0000000001001
12323John Harshfield Sr.1100000001003
1241Thomas J. Martin1000000000001
1242Benjamin Henson3300002001009
1244Benedict Culver0000001100002
1245Elemelec Smearengen Sr.0101200001005
1246Richard Crenshaw0100000000001
1248James Simmons0000001100002
1249Elisha Simmons2110001210008
12411Joseph Swearingen0400103100009
12412David Tyler0010000000001
12418Nelson King0100000000001
12419Enoch Jones0000001000001
12422George Jones1100001010004
12425Thomas Russell0010000000001
1259Valentine King0000000100001
12518John Parris1000000100002
1262Nicholas Russell2100002110007
1265Rachael Swearengen0000102200106
12626Gabriel Cox2000002110006
1276Burdett Osburn1000000000001
1278Charles Drake1400000100006
12714Jesse Swearengen0001002001004
12719Asa Hall0000001000001
12721Noel Daton0100000100002
1281Austin Hall0000000100001
1285Richard Brashear0000000100001
1289Nancy Gentry0211002000006
12810Elizabeth Hedges2001001010005
12812Clifton Bogard0000001000001
12822Tunis Newkirk0000001101003
1291Samuel Hornbeck0100000000001
1292Isaac N. Hornbeck0000001000001
1293John J. Hornbeck0000000100001
12910Elijah Adkins0000002210005
12911Custian J. Saunders0010003100005
12913Richard Simmons22300005000012
12914Jonathan Simmons44110041110017
12915Samuel Simmons0100101100004
12916Sophia Wilhoit0100000000001
12920Caleb Wise42011011110012
1303Morris Orme0000000100001
1304Mary Brashear1001002001005
1305Bash Aldridge0100000000001
1306Henry Cockran0000000010001
1307William Hill3100001001006
1309Michael Carpenter02502000010010
13011Rachael Shepherd11101053101014
13012Thomas Saunders4110001011009
13017Sucky Field0000000100001
13020Thomas Hathman1000001001003
13025Martha Beckwith0001000100204
13026Joseph A. Brooks7624400126401064
1311Joseph Myers0000100010002
1312John Graham0000000200002
1321John McDowell Sr.31210020200011
1322John Williams3010003110009
1324Margaret Pope21200032100011
1325Moses Miles0200000001003

It is interesting to note that while 6 slaveholders controlled 201 slaves, there were 114 slaveholders who had only one or two slaves, totaling 149 slaves. The chart below details these. the first line identifies the holdings of those with a single slave. The second line describes those with two.

#per# of holdersM1M2M3M4M5M6F1F2F3F4F5F6ttl
17991441101526351079
23511842101124431170
totals1142022832026507821149

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