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Burke household slave census


Silas Burke’s inventory of enslaved people in 1850, as recorded by the U.S. Census. It indicates that he was enslaving 13 people, including 8 females and 5 males, whose ages ranged from 2 to 34. Nine of them were age 14 or younger.

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National Archives, 1850 Census, Slave Schedule for Fairfax County, Virginia

Alexandria Gazette and Virginia Advertiser: November 9, 1840, p. 3

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