Category Archives: Maryland

The renting of the enslaved

Col. John Tilghman (b. 1785 – d. 1866) MSA SC 5496-37789 Property Owner, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland Biography: John Tilghman was born on March 8, 1785 to Judge James Tilghman and his wife Elizabeth Johns. He married Ann Tilghman, with … Continue reading

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African American Research in Maryland

African American Research in Maryland [Info from the Maryland State Archives] The following types of documents are available for African-American Research in the Maryland State Archives: Manumissions¬† A manumission is the legal document freeing a slave. The earliest manumissions were … Continue reading

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