Born in NY – Traded in Louisiana

The Louisiana Slave Trade Database consists of more than 100,000 records of slave trade transactions from 1719 through about 1820.

We have indexed in the NY Slavery Records Index the records of trades of 10 persons who are identified in the record as having been born in New York. To see their records, access a Search Page and select “LSTD” in the tag dropdown menu at the bottom of the page.

At this time we do not know anything more about these people, but presumably they were “sold south” by slave holders in New York.

For example, the 1816 trade of an enslaved person to Roy Lufroy describes a person born in New York 1799, but at some point the slave was transferred to New Jersey, and subsequently to Louisiana. New Jersey did not pass a gradual abolition bill until 1804.