1850 Slave Census for Gwinnett County, Georgia

I just added an Excel file of the 1850 Slave Census to the Gwinnett Census page of this website. I know I should create and share using CSV format, but for some reason WordPress won’t let me upload it in that format. The file was done as a class project by the students in my Fall 2016 “Early National US History class.” I wove their pieces together and corrected anything I thought needed correcting. I would like for this to be the start of a crowdsourcing attempt to create a usable file of slaves/slaveholders in the Southern upcountry. We will see if time allows that ambition.

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2 Responses to 1850 Slave Census for Gwinnett County, Georgia

  1. charles cort says:

    Just want to say how much I appreciate your work! I am of the Clayton line and all this stuff has been so cool for me to see….Thank you again!

  2. Carol Arnold says:


    I am researching the African American Slayden family. The slave holding Slaydens lived in Wilkes County Georgia around 1792-1830. Any leads on what happened to the Slayden freedmen from Georgia would be helpful.

    I like your idea of a usable file of slaves/slaveholders. Good luck!

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