Louisiana slave owner 1840 -1865. Founded Silliman Institute. Need names of slaves on 1860 census. Cannot what happened to former slaves on the 1870 census. Malachiah Silliman i180 is the earliest. the family member I can find.
Decatur “Cato” word “ward” was the second family member I find on the 1880 census in Richland. William ward my great grandfather’s father.