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Jun 20, 2022

Dallas County (Texas) Clerk Uncovers Slave Record From the 1800s

Dallas County Clerk John Warren read a property inventory list in a probate record from the mid-1800s that includes the record of slaves in Dallas County.

“This particular book is related to the estate of Francis Daniel, who is also the owner of the Daniel Cemetery,” he explained.

A historical marker now sits at Daniel Family Cemetery that’s now in University Park. The first person buried there was identified as a slave named “Old Frank” in 1850.

You can read more in an article written by Shaun Rabb and published in the Fox4 web site at: https://www.fox4news.com/news/dallas-county-clerk-uncovers-slave-record-from-the-1800s.

My thanks to Irene Rakovan for telling me about this article.