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Free people of color were enumerated by name on all census years in South Carolina in the same manner as free whites, but slaves were listed as a total number within a household. From 1790 through 1840, only heads of household are listed by name, regardless of status. All other household members are listed as total numbers per category.

The 1840 federal census provides the most detailed breakdown of households, with numbers of individuals noted by age and sex, for both free persons and slaves, but, again, only the head of household is named.

Separate slave schedules for the federal census are available for 1850 and 1860.
The first census year to enumerate ALL individuals by name was 1870.

See the Marion County Census page for online transcriptions.

African-American Cemeteries in Marion County

Marion County Cemeteries Main page
Dillon County (old Upper Marion) Cemeteries Main page

Slave Data

Slaves Named in Marion County Wills - c. 1798-1855  
Slave names may be found in these old Wills. On rare occasion, slave family groups are specified.

A transfer of slaves, either through sale or gift, was recorded in Deed books.

Slave records in FLADGER Documents - 1730-1820 
Slave records in FLADGER Documents - 1821 to 1860
Slave records in FLADGER Documents - 1861 to

Links of Interest

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