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John W. Anderson Slave Pen, Anderson brand

Roy Davis & Audrey Ann1830/1834

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Cincinnati, United States

It was common practice in Kentucky at this time to brand an owner's name into a log of a structure. John W. Anderson was a Virginian who migrated to Kentucky in search of wealth and land. He apprenticed in the slave trade under Edward Stone, and became a great success in the internal slave trade, buying slaves at surrounding farms and auctions in Kentucky, then transporting them to Natchez, Mississippi, to sell at auction. Anderson made quite a lot of money as a slave trader, and at the time of his death in 1834, owned 40 race horses, which were the Anderson farm's other business.

Details

  • Title: John W. Anderson Slave Pen, Anderson brand
  • Creator: Roy Davis & Audrey Ann
  • Date: 1830/1834
  • Location: Germantown, Kentucky
  • Subject Keywords: Slavery--Economic aspects--United States., Slave traders, Slave-trade--Southern States.
  • Rights: All rights reserved by National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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