Barbara

Approx. Date of Birth: 1770
Name of Owner(s): William Scott; Jean Scott
Location: Peters Township; Montgomery Township
Source(s): Register
William Scott - Will
Notes:  Barbara was registered by William Scott as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Phillis, Gap, Ben, Isaac, George, and Hannah were also registered by William Scott. Scott bequeathed Barbara (Babie) to his wife, Jean Scott, and provided a provision for Barbara's freedom, "for the span of fifteen years from my decease at the expiration of which term of fifteen years my will is that the said wench Babbie shall be free." The will was dated 1786. Ben, Gus, Phillis and young child, Hannah, and Isaac were all listed in William Scott’s will.


Bazel

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): Henry Pawling; Cate
Location: Antrim Township 
Source(s): Henry Pawling - Inventory and Appraisement
Henry Pawling - Vendue List
Notes: Bazel was listed as part of Henry Pawling’s Inventory. Nance, Harle, Bett, Babb, Jack, Beek (Beck), Jenny, Rachel, Eve, and Susan was also listed as part of Pawling’s inventory. Bazel was purchased by Cate at Henry Pawling’s estate sale on April 14, 1794. According to the 1780 register, Pawling had a Cate registered as a slave. Nance, Harle, Bett, Babb, Jack, Beek (Beck), Jenny, Rachel, Eve, and Susan were also listed as part of Pawling’s vendue list.


Beck

Approx. Date of Birth: 1775
Name of Owner(s): James Finlay
Location: Letterkenny Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Beck was registered by James Finlay as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Samson, Will, Cuff, and Bell were also registered by Finlay.  


Beck

Approx. Date of Birth: 1764
Name of Owner(s): John Moore
Location: Hamilton Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Beck was registered by John Moore as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. 


Beck

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): Henry Pawling; Thomas McPheren; James Duffield
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Henry Pawling - Inventory and Appraisement
Henry Pawling - Vendue List
Rev. Thomas McFerran - Inventory and Appraisement
Rev. Thomas McFerran - Vendue List
Notes: Beck wass listed as part of Henry Pawling’s inventory. Nance, Harle, Bett, Babb, Jenny, Rachel, Eve, Bargel (Bazel) and Susan were also listed on Pawling’s inventory. Beck was purchased by Mr. McPheren (Thomas McFerran) at Pawling’s estate sale on April 14, 1794. Nance, Harle, Bett, Babb, Jack, Jenny, Rachel, Eve, Bargel (Bazel) and Susan were also listed as part of Pawling’s estate sale. Beck and child are listed as part of Thomas McFerran’s Inventory, and stated that Beck was to serve eight years, putting her freedom date at 1810. Let and an unnamed girl were also listed as part of McFerran’s inventory. James Duffield purchased "8 years slave" at McFerran’s estate sale on April 1, 1802.


Beck

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): David Davis
Location: Montgomery Township
Source(s): David Davis - Inventory and Appraisement
David Davis - Vendue List
Notes: Beck was listed as part of David Davis’s inventory, and stated that she was born after the 1780 law. Dine, Cate, Jane, Bill, Jake, Sall, Simon, George, Jenn, Lot (Let), Joe, and Ruth were also listed on Davis’s inventory. Davis’s vendue list stated that Capt. Price purchased Dine and Jane's two children and that Robert Chambers purchased six slaves. David Davis's will stated that Davis's wife had a choice of two slaves. 


Beck

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): Benjamin Chambers, Jr.; Sarah Chambers
Location: Chambersburg
Source(s): Benjamin Chambers, Jr. - Inventory and Appraisement
Benjamin Chambers, Jr. - Will
Notes: Beck was listed as part of Benjamin Chambers, Jr.’s inventory: "One small mulato girl - called Beck - a servant till 28". Doll, Nell, Tina, Cesar, and Dan were also listed on Chambers’s inventory. Chambers bequeathed all of his servants to his wife, Sarah Chambers. 


Bel

Approx. Date of Birth: 1778
Name of Owner(s): Henry Pawling; Abraham Prater (Prather?)
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register 
Henry Pawling - Inventory and Appraisement 
Henry Pawling - Vendue List
Notes:  Bel was registered by Henry Pawling as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Cezar, Sam, Cate, Tim, Tom, Jim, Dine, Pegg, Bella, Nance, Jack and Bob were also registered by Pawling. Bel was listed as part of Pawling’s Inventory. Nance, Harle, Bett, Babb (Bob), Beek (Beck), Jenny, Rachel, Eve, Bargel (Bazel) and Susan were also listed as part of Pawling’s inventory. Bell (could be Bobb) was purchased by Abraham Preter (Prater, Prather) at Pawling’s estate sale on April 14, 1794. Nance, Harle, Bett, Babb (Bob), Beek (Beck), Jenny, Rachel, Eve, Bargel (Bazel) and Susan were also listed as part of Pawling’s estate sale.


Bell

Approx. Date of Birth: 1765
Name of Owner(s): James Finlay
Location: Letterkenny Township
Source(s): Register 
Notes: Bell was registered by James Finlay as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Samson, Will, Cuff, and Beck were also registered by Finlay.  


Bella

Approx. Date of Birth: 1765
Name of Owner(s): Henry Pawling
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register 
Henry Pawling - Administration Account (2) 
Notes:  Bella was registered by Henry Pawling as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Cezar, Sam, Cate, Tim, Tom, Jim, Dine, Pegg, Bel, Nance, Jack and Bob were also registered by Pawling. Henry Pawling’s Administration Account mentioned that 4 slaves were emancipated by agreement with the administrators. Since Bella wass not listed in the inventory, she may have been one of the slaves granted her freedom: "4 Negroes liberated by agreement of Administrators and heir at law." 


Ben

Approx. Date of Birth: 1775
Name of Owner(s): Richard Beard
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Register 
Notes: Ben was registered by Richard Beard as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Shaney, Luddy, Bett, Jack, Dina, Julay, Jae, Jane, and Forgey were also registered by Richard Beard.   


Ben

Approx. Date of Birth: 1766
Name of Owner(s): James McClenahan
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register 
Notes: Ben was registered by James McClenahan as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Bristo, Roger, Phillas, Melley, Kip, Mage, Bettey, and Mike were also registered by McClenahan.   


Ben

Approx. Date of Birth: 1761
Name of Owner(s): William Scott; John Scott
Location: Peters Township, Montgomery Township
Source(s): Register 
William Scott - Will 
Notes:  Ben was registered by William Scott as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Phillis, Gap, Barbara, Isaac, George, and Hannah were also registered by Scott. Scott bequeathed Ben to his son, John Scott. 


Ben

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): John Crunkleton
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): John Crunkleton - Inventory and Appraisement 
John Crunkleton - Will
Notes: Ben was listed as part of John Crunkleton’s Inventory: "Ben's time to serve 28 years from 19th December.” Charley, Jim, Nane, Luce, Jean, and Jean were also listed on Crunkleton’s inventory. Crunkleton’s will stated: "[My executors] shall only sell my Negroes until they arrive to forty two years of age, both Males and females for after that age each of them shall be free from bondage." 


Ben

Approx. Date of Birth: May 1785
Name of Owner(s): John Allison
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): John Allison - Inventory and Appraisement 
Notes: Ben was listed as part of John Allison’s Inventory. Cesar, Lydia, Anthony, Milly, Luce, George, Let, and Andy were also listed as part of Allison’s inventory. 


Bess

Approx. Date of Birth: Unknown
Name of Owner(s): Richard Brownson
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Bess was registered by Richard Brownson as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Frank and Suianah were also registered by Brownson.  


Bet

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): George Brown; Lazarus Brown
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): George Brown - Inventory and Appraisement 

George Brown - Will 

Notes: Bet was listed as part of George Brown’s Inventory. Sampson, David, Jude, Phillis, Rachel, Hannah, Dick, Sawney, James, Dick, and Joe were also listed as part of Brown’s inventory. Brown bequeathed slaves to a couple family members, and the remainder of his slaves to his sons, George Brown and Lazarus Brown. Silvy, Doll, Jack, and Philip were listed on Brown’s will.


Betsy

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): David Kennedy; Mary Kennedy
Location: Montgomery Township 
Source(s): David Kennedy - Will 
David Kennedy - Inventory and Appraisement 
Notes: Kennedy bequeathed Betsy to his wife, Mary Kennedy: "The time of a Negro girl, for ever named Betsy..." An unnamed female was listed as part of David Kennedy’s inventory. 


Bett

Approx. Date of Birth: 1754
Name of Owner(s): Richard Beard
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Register 

Notes: Bett was registered by Richard Beard as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Shaney, Luddy, Jack, Dina, Ben, Julay, Jae, Jane, and Forgey


Bett

Approx. Date of Birth: 1778
Name of Owner(s): John Kennedy
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Register 
Notes: Bett was registered by John Kennedy as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Nan was also registered by Kennedy.  


Bett

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): James McClenaghan; John McClenaghan
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): James McClenaghan - Will 
Notes: McClenaghan bequeathed Bett to his son, John McClenaghan (McClanahan): "I give and bequeath unto my son James Sixty five pounds to (buy) a Negro woman in lieu of Bett which I allow to John with her Eldest called Sall and she (youngest) called Milley to James." Sall, Milley, Dick, Sam, and Janey were also mentioned in McClenaghan’s will. 


Bett

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): Henry Pawling; Michael Fish
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Henry Pawling - Vendue List 
Notes: Bett was purchased by Michael Fish at Henry Pawling’s estate sale on April 14, 1794. Nance, Harle, Babb, Jack, Beek (Beck), Jenny, Rachel, Eve, Bargel (Bazel) and Susan were also listed as part of Pawling’s estate sale.  


Bettey

Approx. Date of Birth: 1779
Name of Owner(s): James McClenahan
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register 
Notes: Bettey was registered by James McClenahan as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Bristo, Roger, Phillas, Melley, Kip, Mage, Ben, and Mike were also registered by McClenahan.    


Betty

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): James Cross
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Betty Manumission

Notes: James Cross recorded Betty’s manumission in 1785, which stated that Betty became indentured to James Cross in 1778. Betty was the daughter of Ann Holliday, James Cross's servant. The manumission statement grants her freedom when she turns 31. There were no slaves registered to James Cross in the 1780 slave register, states in the manumission that Betty was not registered. No estate papers for James Cross. In the tax records, Cross is taxed for 2 servants in 1780, 3 slaves in 1781, 2 slaves in 1782, 1 slave in 1783, 2 slaves in 1786, 2 slaves in 1788 and 2 slaves in 1789/1790. No record of sale in the Deed books (though this is a less than perfect and but a few sales or transferring of slaves appear in the books). No record of a Betty in the 1790 census. No James Cross listed in Franklin County in 1790.


Bill

Approx. Date of Birth: 1773
Name of Owner(s):  Charles Cummins
Location: Letterkenny Township
Source(s): Register 
Notes: Bill was registered by Charles Cummins as a result of Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Madlin was also registered by Cummins.


Bill

Approx. Date of Birth: 1779
Name of Owner(s):  David Davis, Jr.; Capt. Price
Location: Peters Township, Montgomery Township
Source(s): Register 
David Davis - Inventory and Appraisement 
David Davis - Vendue List 
Notes: Bill was registered by David Davis, Jr. as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Dine, Kate, Jean, Jeak, Hannah, Rachel, Peggy, and Bill were also registered by Davis. Bill was listed as part of David Davis, Jr.’s inventory. Dine, Cate, Jane, Jake, Sall, Simon, George, Beck, Jenn, Lot (Let), Joe and Ruth were also listed as part of Davis’s inventory. Bill was purchased by Capt. Price at Davis’s estate sale on May 30, 1794. Dine and Jane were also listed as part of Davis’s estate sale.


Bill

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): James Dickey
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): James Dickey - Will 
Notes: Dickey bequeathed Bill to his son, James Dickey. Cesar, Dick, Hannah, and Allek were also mentioned in Dickey’s will.


Bill

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): Henry Prather; Thomas Prather
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Henry Prather - Will 
Notes: Prather bequeathed Bill to his son, Thomas Prather. Jack and Sam were mentioned in Prather’s will  


Bill

Approx. Date of Birth: 1740
Name of Owner(s): Adam Holliday
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Register 
Notes: Bill was registered by Adam Holliday as a result of Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Paris, Nill and Hannah were also registered by Adam Holliday.  


Bill

Approx. Date of Birth: 1758
Name of Owner(s): David Davis, Jr.; Capt. Price
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Register

David Davis - Inventory and Appraisement 
David Davis - Vendue List 
Notes:  Bill was registered by David Davis, Jr. as a result of Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Dine, Kate, Jean, Jeak, Hannah, Rachel, Peggy, and Bill were also registered by Davis. Bill was listed as part of Davis’s Inventory. Dine, Cate, Jane, Jake, Sall, Simon, George, Beck, Jenn, Lot (Let), Joe and Ruth were also listed on Davis’s inventory. Bill was purchased by Capt. Price at Davis’s estate sale on May 30, 1794. Dine and Jane were also listed as part of Davis’s estate sale.


Bob

Approx. Date of Birth: 1774
Name of Owner(s): Thomas Barr
Location: Lurgan Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Bob was registered by Thomas Barr as a result of Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Heas, Dinah, Hall, and Fancy were also registered by Barr.   


Bob

Approx. Date of Birth: 1774
Name of Owner(s): Joseph Cook
Location: Lurgan Township
Source(s): Register 
Notes: Bob was registered by Joseph Cook as a result of Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Nana, Jack, Dine, Sampson, and Robon Rock (Reich) were also registered by Cook.  


Bob

Approx. Date of Birth: 1779
Name of Owner(s): John Crunkleton
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register 
Notes: Bob was registered by John Crunkleton as a result of Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Dinah, Charles, Tom, Jean, Jin, and Nancy were also registered by Crunkleton.   


Bob

Approx. Date of Birth: 1774
Name of Owner(s): James McKibben
Location: Lurgan Township 
Source(s): Register 
James McKibben - Will 
James McKibbin - Inventory and Appraisement 
Notes:  Bob was registered by James McKibben as a result of Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Isaac, Fanny, and Dinah were also registered by McKibben. McKibbin bequeathed all of his slaves to his wife, Lettice McKibben and two daughters, Agnes McKibben and Hannah McKibben. The inventory does not provide the names of any slaves listed, but it does list a boy and little child which could be Bob.


Bob

Approx. Date of Birth: 1779
Name of Owner(s): Henry Pawling; Abraham Preter (Prater, Prather)
Location: Antrim Township 
Source(s): Register

Henry Pawling - Inventory and Appraisement 
Henry Pawling - Vendue List 
Notes:  Bob was registered by Henry Pawling as a result of Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Cezar, Sam, Cate, Tim, Tom, Jim, Dine, Pegg, Bella, Nance, Jack, Bel, and Prudence were also registered by Pawling. Bob was listed as part of Pawling’s Inventory. Nance, Harle, Bett, Jack, Beek (Beck), Jenny Rachel, Eve, Bargel (Bazel), and Susan were also listed as part of Pawling’s invnetory. Bell (could be Bobb) was purchased by Abraham Preter (Prater, Prather) at Pawling’s estate sale on April 14, 1794. Nance, Harle, Bett, Jack, Beek (Beck), Jenny, Rachel, Eve, Bargel (Bazel), and Susan were also listed as part of Pawling’s estate sale.


Bob

Approx. Date of Birth: 1774
Name of Owner(s): John Rannels; John Rannels
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register 
John Rannalls - Will 
Notes:  Bob was registered by John Rannels as a result of Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Sambo, Venus, Matthew and Isaac were also registered by Rannels. Rannels bequeathed Bob to his grandson, John Rannalls. Jack and Matt were also mentioned in Rannalls will.


Bob

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): John Blair; William McCibben (McKibben)
Location: Fannett Township
Source(s): John Blair - Will 
Notes: Blair bequeathed Bob to his son-in-law, William McCibben (McKibben).   


Bob

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): James Huston; Jane Huston 
Location: N/A
Source(s): James Huston - Inventory and Appraisement 
James Huston - Vendue List 
Notes: Bo was listed as part of James Huston’s Inventory. Phillis, Dinah, Rachel, Jacob, Hannah, Jack, Kate, Phillis, Nell, Rachel, Dick, Ned, Charles, Jo, Tom, Sall, Maria, Sam, Jen and Luce were also listed as part of Huston’s inventory. Bob was purchased by Jane Huston at Huston’s estate sale on September 16, 1802: "Negroe Boy (Bob) sold to Jean Huston for 15 and not being recorded the whole amount there of was struck off.” Rachel, Jacob, Nell, Dick, Ned, Moriah, Dinah, Tom, Jine, Hannah, Sam, Jack, Kate, Charles, Joe, Rachel, Phillis, Sall, and Bob were also listed on Huston’s estate sale.


Bob​

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): Richard Bard
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Richard Bard - Inventory and Appraisement
Notes: Bob was listed as part of Bard's inventory. Jack, Alexander, and Shaney were also listed in Bard's inventory.


Bobb

Approx. Date of Birth: 1759
Name of Owner(s): Joseph Armstrong
Location: Hamilton Township
Source(s): Register 
Notes: Bobb was registered by Joseph Armstrong as a result of Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Jin and Pithena were also registered by Armstrong.   


Bristo

Approx. Date of Birth: 1741
Name of Owner(s): James McClenahan
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register 
Notes: Bristo was registered by James McClenahan as a result of Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Roger, Phillas, Melley, Kip, Mage, Bettey, Ben, and Mike were also registered by McClenahan.


Bristo

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): John Welsh
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): John Welsh - Inventory and Appraisement 
Notes: Bristo was listed as part of John Welsh’s Inventory and mentioned that Bristo would be set free at the age of 21. Thom, Jack, Peter, and Anack were also listed on Welsh’s inventory.