Pad

Approx. Date of Birth: 1779
Name of Owner(s): James Clarke
Location: Letterkenny Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Pad was registered by James Clarke as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Suck was also registered by Clarke.


Pady

Approx. Date of Birth: 1765
Name of Owner(s): James Poe
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register
Pennsylvania Packet, 1/24/1785
Notes: Pady was registered by James Poe as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Mockey, Nan, Peter, Jacob, Joe, Fabbey, and Maddy were also registered by Poe. Newspaper ad detailing a runaway servant/slave? Pady or Patrick Hunley, who was said to be around 20 years old, which would put his birth around 1765. Ranaway from Poe, caught in Chester sold off to Samuel Linsey and ran away from him: “Sixteen Dollars Reward. Ran away last August from the subscriber living in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, a Muftee FELLOW, commonly calls himself Paddy or Patrick Hunley, about 20 years of age, near 6 feet high, slim made, stoop shouldered, is streight and of a light color and appears much like a white man, his clothes uncertain; he was taken up and put in Chester gaol, and sold out for his fees to a cerain Samuel Lensey and ran away from him last November, and was heard to say he would make to the cedar swamps , in the Jersies. Whoever takes up said Fellow and secures him in any gaol shall have the above reward paid by JAMES POE.”


Paris

Approx. Date of Birth: 1752
Name of Owner(s): Adam Holliday; John Holiday; Joseph Holiday
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register
John Holiday - Will
Notes: Paris was registered by Adam Holliday as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Bill, Nill, and Hannah were also registered by Holliday. From John Holiday’s will: "I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph during his life the use and labour of my Negro Paries and after the Death of said Joseph the said Paries I give unto my son Adam as above limited in the bequest of Chattels to said Adam and I allow my son Joseph and said Negro Paries to live with my wife during her Life and after her Death with my son Adam and if said Paries should die during the life of said Joseph and any Difference should arise between said Adam and Joseph I appoint my beloved and trusty friend William McDowell and my son John Holiday guardians to my son Joseph." Sall was also mentioned in Holiday’s will.


Patt

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): Richard Brownson
Location: N/A
Source(s): Richard Brownson - Inventory and Appraisement
Notes: Patt was listed as a part of Richard Brownson’s inventory. Frank, Sue, Dine, Jery, and Dave were also listed in Brownson’s inventory.


Patt

Approx. Date of Birth: 1775
Name of Owner(s): William Thompson
Location: Hamilton Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Patt was registered by William Thompson as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Sall was also registered by Thompson.


Peg

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): Johnston Elliott; Rebecca Elliott
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Johnston Elliott - Will
Notes: Johnston Elliott bequeathed Peg to his wife, Rebecca Elliott. Dine were also mentioned in Elliott’s will.


Pegg

Approx. Date of Birth: 1768
Name of Owner(s): Benjamin Chambers
Location: Guilford Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Pegg was registered by Benjamin Chambers as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Dinah, Nell, Fanny, Phebee, and Tom were also registered by Chambers.


Pegg

Approx. Date of Birth: 1767
Name of Owner(s): James Holliday
Location: Fannett Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Pegg was registered by James Holliday as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780.


Pegg

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


Pegg

Approx. Date of Birth: 1763
Name of Owner(s): John Young
Location: Lurgan Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Pegg was registered by John Young as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780.


Peggy

Approx. Date of Birth: 1779
Name of Owner(s): David Davis, Jr.
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Peggy was registered by David Davis, Jr. as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Bill, Dine, Kate, Jean, Jeak, Hannah, Rachel, and Bill were also registered by Davis.


Pete

Approx. Date of Birth: 1792
Name of Owner(s): Cairns Sterret; Samuel Sterret
Location: Montgomery Township
Source(s): Cairns Sterret - Will
Notes: Cairns Sterret bequeathed Peet (Pete) to his son, Samuel Sterret. Condice (Candice), Will, and John Moore were also mentioned by Sterret.


Peter

Approx. Date of Birth: 1775
Name of Owner(s): George Brown
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Peter was registered by George Brown as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Jack, Dick, Sampson, Silvey, Jadey, Phillis, David, Phillip, Doll, and Mento were also registered by Brown.


Peter

Approx. Date of Birth: 1778
Name of Owner(s): Patrick Campbell
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Peter was registered by Patrick Campbell as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Dinah was also registered by Campbell.


Peter

Approx. Date of Birth: 1760 (1766)
Name of Owner(s): James Poe
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register
Pittsburgh Weekly Gazette 11/28/1789
Notes: Peter was registered by James Poe as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Mocky, Nan, Pady, Jacob, Joe, Fabbey, and Maddy were also registered by Poe. Newspaper ad detailing runaway servants including Peter Smith, who is 23, putting his birth around 1766. Might have been shared with Joshua Stevenson. According to tax records, Poe had a long record of slave and servant ownership from 1773 to 1794. Taxed for 2 servants in 1789/90 and 1791 and on to 1794, so it appears that Peter and Michael were maybe captured and returned. Transcription of ad: “SIXTEEN DOLLARS REWARD. Ranaway last night from the subscribers living in Franklin County, two servants, viz- Peter Smith, a Muftee, about 23 years of age, 5 feet 3 (8?) inches high, black, strait hair, had on a lead coloured coat and jacket, sustian breeches, new shoes, old wool hat; and Michael Dwyer, lately from the west of Ireland, about 25 years of age, 6 feet high, strong made, red, short curly hair, had on a light blue coat, spotted jacket and jeanet breeches old hat; he took with him some cloaths unknown. Whoever takes up said servants, and secures them so that their masters may get them again, shall have the above reward for both, or Eight Dollars for either. JAMES POE. JOSHUA STEVENSON.” 


Peter

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): John Welsh
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): John Welsh - Inventory and Appraisement
Notes: Peter was listed as part of John Welsh’s inventory and appears he will be set free at the age of 28. Elizabeth, Thom, Bristo, Jack, and Anack were also listed in Welsh’s inventory.


Peter

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): John Finley
Location: Letterkenny Township
Source(s): John Finley - Will
Notes: John Finley bequeathed Peter to his son, John Finley. Rachel was also mentioned in Finley’s will.


Peter

Approx. Date of Birth: 1740
Name of Owner(s): William Rankin
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s):  Register  

Notes: Peter was registered by William Rankin as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Dib, Dine, Sam, Tom, Jane, and Ibbe were also registered by Rankin.


Pheab

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): Cairns Sterret; Rebecca Sterret
Location: Montgomery Township
Source(s): Cairns Sterret - Will
Notes: Cairns Sterret bequeathed Pheab to his daughter, Rebecca Sterret. Condice (Candice), Pete, Will and John Moore were also mentioned in Sterret’s will.


Pheb

Approx. Date of Birth: 1755
Name of Owner(s): John Collhoon
Location: Chambersburg
Source(s): Register
Notes: Pheb was registered by John Collhoon as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780.


Phebee

Approx. Date of Birth: 1775
Name of Owner(s): Benjamin Chambers; Ruhamah Colhoon
Location: Guilford Township
Source(s): Register
Pheebe Manumission
Pheebe Deed
Notes: Phebee was registered by Benjamin Chambers as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Dinah, Nell, Fanny, Pegg, and Tom were also registered by Chambers. Deed from Benjamin Chambers to Ruhamah Colhoon transferring ownership of Pheebe from him to her. Pheebe’s manumission described her as the child of Dina and being 18 years old come last November (11/1793) and mentioned that Pheebe demonstrated "good behaviour and fildelity" and granted Pheebe's freedom when she becomes 28 in 1803.


Phebey

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): Henry Prather; Elizabeth Prather
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Henry Prather - Will
Notes: Henry Prather bequeathed Phebey to his wife, Elizabeth Prather. Bill, Jack, and Sam were also registered by Prather. 


Phill

Approx. Date of Birth: 1755
Name of Owner(s): William Gass
Location: Guilford Township
Source(s): Register

William Gass - Administration Account
Notes: Phill was registered by William Gass as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Phillis, Phillip, Nail, and Sam were also registered by Gass. Phil was mentioned in Gass's administration account.


Phill

Approx. Date of Birth: 1737
Name of Owner(s): James Campbell
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Phill was registered by James Campbell as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Julius, Moll, Doll, Sam, Fleck, and Agg were also registered by Campbell.


Philladay

Approx. Date of Birth: 1758
Name of Owner(s): William McKibbens
Location: Fannett Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Philaday was registered by William McKibbens as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780.


Phillas

Approx. Date of Birth: 1744
Name of Owner(s): James McClenahan
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Phillas was registered by James McClenahan as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Bristo, Roger, Melley, Kip, Mage, Bettey, Ben, and Mike were also registered by McClenahan.


Phillip

Approx. Date of Birth: 1776
Name of Owner(s): George Brown; Thomas Brown
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register

George Brown - Will
Notes: Phillip was registered by George Brown as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Jack, Dick, Sampson, Silvey, Jadey, Phillis, David, Peter, Doll, and Mento were also registered by Brown. Brown bequeathed Phillip to his son, Thomas Brown. Silvy, Doll, and Jack were also mentioned in Brown’s will.


Phillip

Approx. Date of Birth: 1770
Name of Owner(s): William Gass
Location: Guilford Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Phillip was registered by William Gass as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Phill, Phillis, Nail, and Sam were also registered by Gass.


Phillip

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): Albert Torrence
Location: Greene Township
Source(s): Albert Torrence - Will
Notes: Phillip was mentioned as part of Albert Torrence's will, and mentions the administrators handle the disposal of Phillip.


Phillis

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): William Hays; Jean Hays; Henry Work
Location: Peters Township 
Source(s): William Hays - Will
William Hays - Inventory and Appraisement
William Hays - Vendue List
Notes: William Hays bequeathed Phillis to his wife, Jean Hays. Hannah and Morietta were also mentioned in Hays’s will. Philis was listed as part of William Hays’s inventory and states that she is to be set free at the age of 28. Marretta was also listed in Hays’s inventory. Phillis was purchased by Henry Work at William Hays’s estate sale on August 7, 1805. Marietta was also listed as a part of Hays’s estate papers.


Phillis

Approx. Date of Birth: 1767
Name of Owner(s): George Brown
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register
George Brown - Inventory and Appraisement
Notes: Phillis was registered by George Brown as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Jack, Dick, Sampson, Silvey, Jadey, David, Peter, Phillip, Doll, and Mento were also registered by Brown. Phillis was listed as part of Brown’s inventory. Sampson, David, Jude, Rachel, Bet, Hannah, Dick, Sawney, James, Dick, and Joe were also listed on Brown’s inventory.


Phillis

Approx. Date of Birth: 1766
Name of Owner(s): Samuel Coulter
Location: Fannett Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Phillis was registered by Samuel Coulter as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780.


Phillis

Approx. Date of Birth: 1756
Name of Owner(s): William Gass
Location: Guilford Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Phillis was registered by William Gass as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Phill, Phillip, Nail, and Sam were also registered by Gass.


Phillis

Approx. Date of Birth: 1758
Name of Owner(s): John McClean
Location: Hamilton Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Phillis was registered by John McClean as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780.


Phillis

Approx. Date of Birth: 1759
Name of Owner(s): Hugh McCurdy
Location: Fannett Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Phillis was registered by Hugh McCurdy as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780.


Phillis

Approx. Date of Birth: 1767
Name of Owner(s): Robert McFarland
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Phillis was registered by Robert McFarland as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Tom was also registered by McFarland.


Phillis

Approx. Date of Birth: 1774
Name of Owner(s): Michael McNulty
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Phillis was registered by Michael McNulty as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780.


Phillis

Approx. Date of Birth: 1771
Name of Owner(s): William Rannels; William Maxwell
Location: Peters Township 
Source(s): Register
William Maxwell - Will
Notes: Phillis was registered by William Rannels as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Maxwell bequeathed Phillis to his daughter, Ruth Reynolds (Rannels?). Nell, Chloe, Dina, and Fanny were also mentioned in Rannels’s will.


Phillis

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): John Johnston; Margaret Johnston
Location: Southampton Township
Source(s): John Johnston - Will
Notes: John Johnston bequeathed Phillis to his wife, Margaret Johnston. Sip and Judge were also mentioned in Johnston’s will.


Phillis

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): James Huston; Daniel Davis
Location: N/A
Source(s): James Huston - Inventory and Appraisement
James Huston - Vendue List
Notes: Phillis was listed as part of James Huston’s inventory. Dinah, Rachel, Jacob, Hannah, Jack, Kate, Phillis, Nell, Rachel, Dick, Ned, Charles, Jo, Tom, Sall, Maria, Sam, Jen, Bob, and Luce were also listed on Huston's inventory. Phillis was purchased by Daniel Davis at James Huston’s estate sale on September 16, 1802. Rachel, Jacob, Nell, Dick, Ned, Moriah, Dinah, Tom, Jine, Hannah, Sam, Jack, Kate, Bob, Charles, Joe, Rachel, Sal, and Bob were also listed as part of Huston's estate sale.


Phillis

Approx. Date of Birth: 1749
Name of Owner(s): William Scott; Jean Scott
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Register
William Scott - Will
Notes: Phillis was registered by William Scott as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Gap, Ben, Barbara, Isaac, George, and Hannah were also registered by Scott. Scott bequeathed Phillis and a recently born child to his daughter, Jean Scott. Babie, Ben, Gus, an unnamed child, Isaac, and Hannah were also mentioned in Scott’s will.


Pithena

Approx. Date of Birth: 1778
Name of Owner(s): Joseph Armstrong
Location: Hamilton Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Pithena was registered by Joseph Armstrong as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Bobb and Jin were also registered by Armstrong.


Pleasant

Approx. Date of Birth: 1735
Name of Owner(s): Samuel Rippey
Location: Lurgan Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Pleasant was registered by Samuel Rippey as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Will, Rachel, and George were also registered by Rippey.


Poll

Approx. Date of Birth: 1745
Name of Owner(s): John McDowell
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Poll was registered by John McDowell as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780.


Pompey

Approx. Date of Birth: 1763
Name of Owner(s): James Maxwell
Location: Peters Township
Source(s): Register
James Maxwell - Will
Notes: Pompey was registered by James Maxwell as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Nicklas, Nill, Grace, George, Joe, Dary, and Grace were also registered by Maxwell. Maxwell set conditions for Pompey's freedom in his: "My slaves for life viz. Pompey, Joe, Black Grace, and Mullatto Grace. It is my will shall be set free at the end of one year after my decease upon their giving sufficient security for their maintainence and during that year they are to be maintained and employeed on the plantation where they now are under the direction of my Nephew James Maxwell." Joe, Grace, and Grace were also mentioned in Maxwell’s will.


Pompey

Approx. Date of Birth: 1762
Name of Owner(s): James McCammont
Location: Letterkenny Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Pompey was registered by James McCammont as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780.


Pompey

Approx. Date of Birth: 1771 or 1772
Name of Owner(s): Theophilus Cisna; John McAllen
Location: Metal Township
Source(s): Pompey Deed

Notes: Deed detailing the sale of Pompey from Theophilus Cisna to John McAllen and stated Pompey was 25 or 26 in 1796, which would put his birth around 1771 or 1772. The deed claimed that Pompey was registered as a result of the 1780 Gradual Abolition Act making him a slave for life.


Pompey Crib

Approx. Date of Birth: 2/24/1804
Name of Owner(s): Lazarus Brown
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Pompey Crib Manumission

Pompey Cribs v. Vance
Notes: Manumission stated Lazarus Brown granted Pompey’s freedom as a result of John Findlay, Jr. paying 85 dollars and payment of jail fees. Manumission (11/23/1826) mentioned that Pompey is 22 and is a servant until he is 28, which would put his birth around 1804 and his freedom date around 1832. Pompey Cribs brought a suit against Samuel Vance in 1826 against Samuel Vance, jailer at Franklin County's jail questioning the legality of his, Crib's, registration. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of Vance. The case record mentions that Crib's mother was Grace. 


Precila

Approx. Date of Birth: 1765
Name of Owner(s): James Herron
Location: Lurgan Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Precila was registered by James Herron as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Cuff was also registered by Herron.


Precilla

Approx. Date of Birth: N/A
Name of Owner(s): William Allison; Mary Allison
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): William Allison - Will
Notes: William Allison bequeathed Precilla to his daughter, Mary Allison. Jones, Joshua, and Daniel were also mentioned in Allison’s will.


Prina

Approx. Date of Birth: 1755
Name of Owner(s): William Kirby
Location: Guilford Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Prina was registered by William Kirby as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780.


Prudence

Approx. Date of Birth: 1779
Name of Owner(s): Henry Pawling
Location: Antrim Township
Source(s): Register
Henry Pawling - Administration Account (2)
Notes: Prudence 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, Bel, and Bob were also registered by Pawling. Pawling’s administration account Mentioned that 4 slaves were emancipated by agreement with the administrators. Since Prudence was not listed in the inventory, she may have been one of the ones granted her freedom. "4 Negroes liberated by agreement of Administrators and heir at law."


Prune

Approx. Date of Birth: 1777
Name of Owner(s): John Boggs
Location: Guilford Township
Source(s): Register
Notes: Prune was registered by John Boggs as a result of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780. Nill and Cuff were also registered by Boggs.