Slavery Era Insurance Policies Registry
Source:
Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
Division of Insurance
http://www.idfpr.com/

"Pursuant to Public Act 93-0333, effective January 1, 2004, every licensed insurer was required to report to the Director information regarding policies issued to slaveholders for death or damage of their slaves that it wrote either directly or through a predecessor corporation during the slavery era. The information was compiled into a report that is available to the public and the General Assembly."



Genealogy Trails Note:
Apparently, slave owners took out insurance policies on their slaves.
The State of Illinois passed a law, effective 1 Jan 2004, that required insurance companies to compile and report these policies - which many of them apparently did.
We've plucked those names out of that State of Illinois' database, formatted them and have sorted them according to state, then by county, then by the Slave Holder Name.


The following are the names of the Louisiana Slave Insurance Policy Holders in those records:


Louisiana

Slave Holder Name

Slave
Holder
County/
Parish

Slave
Holder
State

Slave Name

Slave
County/
Parish

Slave
State

Slave Other

Slave
Job/
Skill

AB Coleman

New Orleans

LA

Reuben

New Orleans

LA

Policy #: 1269

NOT LISTED

Francis Fountain

Orleans

LA

Peter

Orleans

LA

Slave Policy No. 271, dated June 21, 1855; Age 27

Laborer

Mary Raby

Orleans

LA

No Slave Name Listed

Orleans

LA

Slave Policy No. 128**, issued Oct. 15, 1853

N/A

Thomas Murphy

Orleans

LA

John

Orleans

LA

Slave Policy No. 158, dated Feb. 10, 1855; Age 23

Drayman

Thomas Murphy

Orleans

LA

Reuben

Orleans

LA

Slave Policy No. 158, dated Feb. 10, 1855; Age 22

Drayman

Thomas Murphy

Orleans

LA

William Miles

Orleans

LA

Slave Policy No. 158, dated Feb. 10, 1855; Age 28

Drayman



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