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Virginia: Montesque family slave
Posted by: Lloyd L. Overton (ID *****2843) Date: November 25, 2013 at 03:26:53
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I have been doing a slave study in Missouri and recently ran across an entry in the 1860 slave census record regarding an elderly slave named Phillsa, born about 1774 in Virginia. The record was unusual because normally the census data show only statistics, not names. Apparently the listing was by a slave dealer in Pike County MO. The listing says, female age 86, "Born in Virginia in the John Montesque family, has often served at the table where Gen Washington was a guest. Named Phillsa. Eye sight good and bids fare [sic] to live many years yet." Listed in Pike County MO slave census of 1860, Cuivre Township [misspelled as Currie Township on the data transcription], page 4, owner Joseph Roberts.
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