Finding the names of Warren’s enslaved people.

The work of the Warren Middle Passage Project, to date, has been focused on providing all the information we can on the involvement of the Town and its residents in the slave trade as well as identifying those African Americans who lived in Warren in the 18th and early 19th century.  (Our future efforts will take us forward from that period to identify people of color who are their descendants.)

Finding people who have been forgotten or erased is crucial to our mission.  Here are names of those men, women and children we have identified so far.  Those with [brackets] arround their last name show the name of their owner, which they may or may not have taken.Those in bold served in the Revolutionary War.  Those in italics were owned by visitors to Warren who moved on after a few years.

HADLEY BARTON

HAMPTON BARTON

HOLLON [BARTON]

PHILLIS [BARTON]

JACK BLINK

BACCUS CHILD

BRIGET [CHILD]

DINAH [CHILD]

PHILLIS [CHILD]

PRINCE CHILD

CAESAR COLE

ISAAC [GARDNER]

BRISTOL LUTHER

VIOLET [LUTHER]

GREAT CAESAR LYNDON

LITTLE CAESAR LYNDON

SARAH LYNDON

LEWIS MANNING

CUFF [MASON]

JACK [MASON]

LEWSEE [MASON]

PEG [MASON]

PRINCE [MASON]

VIOLET [MASON]

WARREN MASON

BRISTOL MILLER

DICK [MILLER]

FLORA [MILLER]

PRINCE [MILLER]

For some of these people, we know they retained the name they were given during enslavement because we follow their later history.  For others, who appear to us in Warren Town Council records only on the day of their emancipation, we do not know what name they chose to use once free.  With women, we also must face the fact that their last names often disappear once married.  But we have to work with what we have while remembering these men and women might well have wanted to choose their names for themselves.

 

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