The Slaves of Federal Hill & the Rowan Family Louisville Townhouse

The highest number of documented enslaved African-Americans held in bondage by the Rowan family totaled 39 in 1830. Research indicates that Judge John Rowan owned at least 54 slaves during his lifetime. The population of slaves consists of 9 family groups. Various members of the Rowan family either supported or opposed the institution of slavery.  The silhouettes below represent people in bondage at either Federal Hill or at the Rowan's Louisville townhouse.


ANDREW & JENNY'S FAMILY

 Andrew (1773-?)

Andrew (1773-?)

 Jenny (1790-?) 

Jenny (1790-?) 

 Louisa (1812-?)

Louisa (1812-?)

 Julia (1813-?)

Julia (1813-?)

 Mary (1815-?)

Mary (1815-?)

 Jane (1817-?)

Jane (1817-?)

 Rachel (1819-?)

Rachel (1819-?)

 David (1823-?)

David (1823-?)

 Edward (1826-?)

Edward (1826-?)

 Andrew Jr. (1827-?)

Andrew Jr. (1827-?)

 Mary Ellen (1838-?)

Mary Ellen (1838-?)


BOBBET'S FAMILY

 Bobbet (1800-?)

Bobbet (1800-?)

 James (1816-?)

James (1816-?)

 Lewis (1819-?)

Lewis (1819-?)

 Ned (1822-?)

Ned (1822-?)

 Charles (1825-?)

Charles (1825-?)


JESSE & HARRIET'S FAMILY

 Jesse (1803-?)

Jesse (1803-?)

 Harriet (1801-?)

Harriet (1801-?)

 Sam (1824-?)

Sam (1824-?)

 Susanna (1825-?)

Susanna (1825-?)

 Rosetta (1828-?)

Rosetta (1828-?)


ABRAHAM & LOUISA'S FAMILY

 Abraham 

Abraham 

 Louisa, Daughter of Andrew & Jenny, (1812-?)

Louisa, Daughter of Andrew & Jenny, (1812-?)

 
 Alfred (1828-?)

Alfred (1828-?)

 Laura Ann (1828-?)

Laura Ann (1828-?)

 

IGNATIUS & ELLEN'S FAMILY

 Ignatius 

Ignatius 

 Ellen

Ellen

 Margaret

Margaret


CHARLOTTE'S FAMILY

 Charlotte (1816-?)

Charlotte (1816-?)

 
 Emily (1831-?)

Emily (1831-?)

 Wilson (1835-?)

Wilson (1835-?)

 

JANE'S FAMILY

 Jane, Daughter of Andrew & Jenny, (1817-?) 

Jane, Daughter of Andrew & Jenny, (1817-?) 

 
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CATHERINE'S FAMILY

 Catherine (1822-?)

Catherine (1822-?)

 
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AGGIE'S FAMILY

 Aggie (1800-?)

Aggie (1800-?)

 Phebe (1824-?)

Phebe (1824-?)


SLAVES UNASSOCIATED WITH FAMILY GROUPS

 Ben (1803-?)

Ben (1803-?)

 Betty (1760-?)

Betty (1760-?)

 Dorothy

Dorothy

 Caroline

Caroline

 Edwin

Edwin

 Emma Cecilia 

Emma Cecilia 

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Evanline

 Harriet (1820-?)

Harriet (1820-?)

 Henry (1823-?)

Henry (1823-?)

 Mack (1820-?)

Mack (1820-?)

 Joseph (1841-?)

Joseph (1841-?)

 Maria (1826-?)

Maria (1826-?)

 Nelly (1810-?)

Nelly (1810-?)

 William (1830-?)

William (1830-?)

 Winney (1826-?)

Winney (1826-?)