SLAVERY IN CLERMONT CO, OH
HERMON B FAGLEY [email@example.com]
NOV 29, 2002
I have some questions about slavery here.
slavery in the NW Territory. [Did that include the Va Milatary District?
1802-03,the state of Ohio prohibited slavery in Ohio. For
black men to vote,while prohibiting white women. I suppose the slavery
issue came up later.
Kentucky owned the Ohio River,up to the low water mark,on
side,so legal slavery
occured on river boats.
New Richmond and Ripley ,Ohio are known for Underground RRer's.
Ohio River villages like Moscow,Neville,Chilo,Rural,etc? I
about the numerous
Sargent family of Franklin twnsp ,s e Clermont,being anti-slavery.
were close to the Fee
I've been studying one of the many families who
lived on both sides
of the Ohio River. My own
Fisher family had lands on both sides. I'm looking at an uncommon
I find the name on the Bracken Co,Ky side owning slaves,and as a
farmer on Bullskin Creek,se
Clermont. One man,or cousins,or unrelated? And if 1 man,when his
tobacco needed harvesting,did
slaves come across to work?
That brings me to General Richard Collins,of Rev John
Blackman Collins. He was 1st
cousin to my Mrs Savil Justice,who lived exactly here from 1824.
lawyer and merchant,and son-in-law
of a Maysville,Mason Co,Ky merchant, Richard Collins came
from Ky in
1845,and built a mansion
that was torn down,1970's,and which stood on the Tate beech of Lake
Harsha,East Fork State Park.
I was thru the southern style,pillered brick mansion,from
roof,and,1970,it then had 16
rooms,and a huge center hallway,with a stairway rising 3 floors.
fireplaces. I always heard that there
was once a frame portion for Richard Collins slaves as large as
portion,,that had been removed before my memory.
1 1\2-2 miles to the black McNair
sisters to have her special dresses
made as a girl. The McNair sisters were reputed to be of Col
slaves,and [?] were given a
2 story brick farmhouse that I remember,and which was at least the
house of the area. They are
remembered as southern ladies in their manners. Did Richard
slaves in Ohio 1845-55?
He was a lawyer,and might have used the indenture method of holding
How about the families of s e Clermont and sw Brown
Co. Did they use
slaves from their Bracken
I can,especially in Evans and Stiver's "History of Adams Co,Oh"
surnames of those Ohio
men who were bounty hunters for escaped slaves. I can't name one
Clermont,though I'm sure there were many.