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New York Times reporters Rachel Swarns and Sona Patel profile several descendants of people sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy SJ in 1838. Those featured in the article are Charles Hill, Sandra Green Thomas, Orlando Ward, and Rochell Sanders…

New York TImes article by Rachel Swarns on the search for descendants of the people sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy in 1838. This article highlights Maxine Crump, a great-great-grandaughter of Cornelius Hawkins.

Hoya reporter Kshithij Shrinath interviews Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, a descendant of Nace and Biby Butler a husband and wife who were sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy SJ in 1838. Ms. Bayonne-Johnson was the first person to discover her…

Hoya reporter Kshithij Shrinath interviews Maxine Crump, a descendant of Cornelius Hawkins, who was sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy SJ in 1838.

Diggs Surviving in America chap. 2.pdf
Chapter two of Louis Diggs, Surviving in America: Histories of 7 Black Communities in Baltimore County, Maryland (Uptown Press, 2002), includes fascinating interviews with African Americans in Granite, Maryland, including several descended from…

GTM119b61f09i01 Neale to Dzierozynski 1826-01-13.compressed.pdf
In this letter, Fr. Francis Neale, SJ reports that he must sell an enslaved man at St. Thomas Manor to the owner of the man's wife, who was planning to sell her and her three children. This letter demonstrates the complex family lives of slaves owned…

Patricia Bayonne-Johnson's account of her discovery that the Jesuits of the Maryland Province owned her great-great grandparents Nace and Biby Butler and sold them to Louisiana. You can learn more about Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, her work as a…

Article in the Baton Rouge Advocate on descendants' research into their family histories. The article focuses on Jessica Tilson.

GTM119b58f06i01 Mobberly to Grassi 1815-02-07.pdf
In this letter to Georgetown President Giovanni Grassi S.J,, Brother Joseph Mobberly, S.J. urges that the Jesuits' slaves be sold for a time or set free. Most of the letter is devoted to calculating the cost advantage of hiring free white workers…

Chatham plantation from Norman's Chart.jpg
"Norman's chart of the lower Mississippi River," published in 1858, is a remarkable map of all the plantations along the Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans. Included on this map is John R. Thompson's Chatham Plantation in Ascension Parish…
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