Plantation Book Listing the Enslaved
Original Author: Massie Family
Created: April 1, 1793
Medium: Plantation account book

Plantation Book Listing the Enslaved

A plantation ledger page dated April 1, 1793, lists the names of the enslaved workers owned by the Massie family, a prominent Virginia landowning family. Sixty-eight enslaved people are numbered and named (except for number 60, who is not named). The page also lists the precise number of horses, mules, cattle, sheep, hogs, pigs, and other animals that the family owned.

Citation: Massie Family Negro Books, 1823–1863, Accession #12705. Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA