|The names included on the antebellum Maryland
maps are men and women who owned property. They most likely paid a fee
to the map-maker to have their names included. Unfortunately, maps with
property owners listed only exist for thirteen of Maryland's counties.
These maps allow us to place thousands of the more well-off members
of Antebellum Maryland society. As property owners in antebellum Maryland,
many of those included on the maps were likely to have owned slaves.
When possible, the Maryland State Archives performs research to connect
the names of slaves with their owners in order to locate enslaved as
well as free residents of Antebellum Maryland. These maps provide historians
and genealogists with a powerful new tool for research.
Barton Duvall, Owner
Runaway Slave Advertisement
William Johnson (Source: Baltimore Sun, 08/02/1848, Maryland State Law Library)
Philip Russell (Source: Baltimore Sun, 11/11/1858, Maryland State Law Library)
Frank Lenn (Source: Baltimore Sun, 06/26/1858, Maryland State Law Library)
Lloyd Ennis (Source: Baltimore Sun, 08/01/1859, Maryland State Law Library)
John Young (Source: Daily National Intelligencer, 07/18/1843, MSA SC 5507)
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