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14 Wharfside Street — Charleston, SC 29401
Sep 12, 2017
In May of 1817, slaveholder Jacob Eggart of Charleston, South Carolina filed a manumission (emancipation) petition in the Court of Common Pleas for “Julia and her child Harriett, Julia the mother being about 20 years and her child Harriett about 10 months old.”
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If you find a certificate of emancipation (also known as manumission) for an ancestor in Charleston, there are several record sets you can consult to pick up a further document trail. Here are some starting points:
 Certificate of Emancipation, Jacob Edgar to Julia and Her Child Harriett, 13 May 1817. Miscellaneous records, 1771-1868, v. 6K 1860-1868, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLV-LLGV?i=56&cat=476811, Frame 57 of 351, accessed 12 Sep 2017.
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