University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group

The University of Mississippi

1860—Unnamed Enslaved Workers on Campus

According to the 1860 Slave Schedules, 118 enslaved people were claimed as the property of faculty members at the University of Mississippi. It is not clear whether these people lived on campus, or elsewhere in the county.

Faculty members living on campus who owned slaves in 1860 included President Frederick Barnard (2 slaves), Edward Boynton (1), William F. Stearns (5), Henry Whitehorne (5???), LQC Lamar (31), and William D. Moore (46???). There are too many to list here individually, but we would like to try to match up the 1860 slaves schedules, the 1850 slaves schedules, and 1870 United States census to find possible names of enslaved people who worked on campus before slavery ended in 1865.

Chancellor F.A.P. Barnard claimed 2 enslaved people in the 1860 Slave Schedules. The dwelling place of these enslaved people is unknown.

Unnamed, 35, F, B
Unnamed, 30, M, B

Chemistry Professor Edward Boynton claimed 1 enslaved person in the 1860 Slave Schedules. The dwelling place of these enslaved people is unknown.

Unnamed, 45, F, B

Law Professor William Forbes Stearns claimed 5 enslaved people in the 1860 Slave Schedules. The dwelling place of these enslaved people is unknown.

Unnamed, 65, F, B
Unnamed, 24, M, B
Unnamed, 23, M, B
Unnamed, 9, F, B
Unnamed, 7, M, B

Greek Language and History of Ancient Literature Professor Henry Whitehorne claimed 5 enslaved people in the 1860 Slave Schedules. The dwelling place of these enslaved people is unknown.

Not found

Metaphysics and Ethics Professor L.Q.C. Lamar claimed 31 enslaved people in the 1860 Slave Schedules. The dwelling place of these enslaved people is unknown.

Unnamed, 45, F, B
Unnamed, 22, F, B
Unnamed, 18, M, B
Unnamed, 16, M, B
Unnamed, 6, M, B
Unnamed, 2, F, B
Unnamed, 1, F, B
Unnamed, 38, M, B
Unnamed, 35, F, B
Unnamed, 18, F, B
Unnamed, 13, F, B
Unnamed, 8, M, B
Unnamed, 6, M, B
Unnamed, 4, M, B
Unnamed, 2, F, B
Unnamed, 24, F, B
Unnamed, 8, M, B
Unnamed, 4, M, B
Unnamed, 2, M, B
Unnamed, 6 months, M, B
Unnamed, 4 months, M, B
Unnamed, 20, M, B
Unnamed, 35, M, B
Unnamed, 18, M, B
Unnamed, 45, F, B
Unnamed, 40, M, B
Unnamed, 23, F, B
Unnamed, 7, F, B
Unnamed, 13, F, B
Unnamed, 1, M, B
Unnamed, 45, F, B

English Literature Professor William D. Moore claimed 1 enslaved person in the 1860 Slave Schedules. The dwelling place of this enslaved person is unknown.

Unnamed, 17, F, B

Unnamed enslaved people who were hired out by local slaveholders to work on the University of Mississippi campus:

Robert Sheegog hired slaves to the University (twice mentioned in the Board of Trustees Minutes)

Jacob Thompson hired slaves to the University (mentioned in the Board of Trustees Minutes)

J.E. Market hired slaves to the University (mentioned in the Board of Trustees Minutes)

Multiple other slaves hired by unnamed slave owners (mentioned on a number of other occasions in the Board of Trustees Minutes)