Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Hiring Agreement from the Gilliss Family Collection, 1862

Slave Sales • 2 Records • Uploaded September 14, 2023 • Data Website: libapps.salisbury.edu

These two hiring agreements for people likely enslaved by the Gilliss family of Worcester County, Maryland come from the Gilliss Family Collection (1999.006) at the Nabb Research Center. The Gilliss Family Collection documents the Gilliss, Hall, and Fassitt families between 1732 and 1994, with the bulk of materials dating between 1830 and 1920. The Gilliss family lived primarily in St. Martin (near Berlin), Worcester County, Maryland.

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  • County
  • Date
  • Enslaved Person(s) Indexed
  • Slaveowner Indexed
  • Agreement Text Indexed
  • Amount
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