Mary McDowell was born in Ireland in 1790, She married William Black. In 1850, Mary (McDowell) Black lived in Unon County, South Carolina. She enslaved eight human beings, the youngest a little girl aged one.
John McIlwain was born in Ireland about 1801. In 1850, he lived in Union County, South Carolina with his Irish-born wife Martha and their children. He enslaved a young man aged 25 and a woman aged 50.
Joseph Pearson was born in Ireland about 1805. In 1850, he lived in Union County, South Carolina wth his South Carolina-born wife Nancy and family. He enslaved 13 human beings, the youngest a newborn baby girl.
Isabella Patrick was born in Ireland about 1775. In 1850 she lived in Union County, South Carolina. She enslaved two young men and a girl aged ten years.
James McCaughey was born in Ireland about 1802. In 1850 he was living with his Irish-born wife Mary & son John, and South Carolina-born daughter Sarah in Union County, South Carolina. He enslaved two women, a girl and a baby boy aged one.
Rowan Jennings was born in Ireland about 1820. He worked as a Clerk (possibly at the Kings Mountain Iron Company) in Union County, South Carolina. He enslaved a 50 year woman at that time.
Phillip Dunn was born in Ireland about 1818. In 1850, Dunn lived in Union County, South Carolina. He enslaved a 31 year old Black woman and a seven year old boy designated a Mulatto
Catherine Quay was born in Co. Down, Ireland about 1751. Her daughter Ann married C S Sims and they were recorded living in Union County, South Carolina in 1850.
Catherine Quay was the widow of Captain Alexander Quay of Newry, Co. Down, Ireland and Chester County, South Carolina whose will dated 1830 named one enslaved woman Mary. In Catherine's will dated 1843, she names a girl Mary Charlotte, a boy Hamilton, a girl Emma, a boy Theodore and a girl Sophia.
1850 US Federal Census www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8QL-J3Z
Will of Alexander Quay 1830 South Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 on ancestry.com
Will of Catherine Quay 1843 South Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 on ancestry.com on ancestry
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