48 Slaves of Barna Ivey

48 Slaves....

My Blog Sister Schalene! of Tangled Roots & Trees decided to start a Slave Name Roll Project to Honor a Place for the Slaves

You can go here to add the Slaves you know of. So they will have a place. If you have Slaves or know someone who doesn't quite know where to put the information? Please take time and pass the word about the project. Schalene will be more than Thankful to add them for you. 

My True Roots is my Safe Haven for my Slaves and Ancestors to be remembered Collectively in One Place. This is what the Slave Name Roll Project will do as well.

The Slave Name Roll Project, is not just for Black History Month in February but a Continuation of Work.

This is what Collaboration is all about. 

Finding Slaves is Collaborative. Often times these records are in personal papers. That is why so many hit the infamous "Brickwall of 1870" they so often speak of. There is a way to knock it down and go around it. This is just one way. We have to work together to get the information out.

These are the 48 Slaves I want to Remember. Hopefully one day their Descendants will Find them.

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With this Slave Blog Roll we are hoping many will find this as a way to put the Slaves they have Online to.

I think this is a great opportunity for all. Many times these records are hidden in private papers. 

These 48 Slaves are Owned by Barna Ivey born September 22, 1795 in North Carolina. Died November 21, 1856. Glenville, Alabama. His son Malachi Ivey was Executor of his Estate. 

In 1850 He was living in Barbour County, Alabama. Division 23. The Will & Appraisement Record was found in Macon County, Alabama. 
His Overseer was Richard Hill is located below on the 1850 census in the household of Barna Ivey. 
I've also seen Baron DeKalb Williams as a Overseer at one point as well. His history which I'll reveal later says he was a Overseer on Barna Ivey's plantation. 

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I got these Records from Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery Alabama while looking for my Own Slaves. I'm a Blue Card Carrier. I ordered these in 2010. 

I'm a Member of Alabama Genealogical Society & Bullock County Historical Society. 

48 Slaves....

Here are the Sources I used to obtain the information on the Slaves and the Slave owner.

Click here for Extensive Research that I use:
Bob Baird His Work and Research is insurmountable. It has helped me extensively when I intertwine his research with my own. I hope he knows how much its appreciated? 

George Franks Ivey: The Ivey Family in the United States. Written in 1941 November 1st. Below is a Link to read. 

Ivey Descendant put on PDF


1850 Census: Barbour County, Ala. It names Richard Hill as Overseer.

NoTe'S To MySelf:  I have researched this Family of the Ivey's for over 10 years. In hopes of finding my Slaves.

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My Personal Ivey Research 

I'm still grieving over these 48 Slaves. Who do they belong to? I'm constantly searching for who their Descendants are......

When I received this Packet from ADAH. I was overwhelmed. As I quietly sat. I was hoping to see the Names of my Ancestors; it was not to be. 

I still don't have the answer if they could really be my Family? Could they be in my DNA? Could these Slaves have been around my own Slave Family and not DNA related but considered them Family? 
Are my Slaveowners of Granddaddy William and Minty Ivey recently found on the Genealogy Roadshow related to these Slaveowners in some capacity?
 Many thoughts have run through my mind since obtaining these documents. 

I have a whole file on the Ivey Family. I study them like I study my Own Slave Ivey / Ivery's.

I Cried, Whooped, Hollered and Grieved over them because they are Somebodies Slaves. Somebody's Family
I will be back to update and revisit the Ivey Slaves. To put more of the Probate information up. 
Thanks to Cathy my BlogSister of  Opening Doors in Brick Walls for all the Encouragement!

It was a Blessing & Honor for me to Add these Slaves to the Project. May their Names be set Free

For more Information; Please feel free to contact me.

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