Slavery Era Insurance Policies Registry

Source: California Department of Insurance

Partial Listing by Slave Holder

In August 2000 the California legislature found that

"[I]nsurance policies from the slavery era have been discovered in the archives of several insurance companies, documenting insurance coverage for slaveholders for damage to or death of their slaves, issued by a predecessor insurance firm. These documents provide the first evidence of ill-gotten profits from slavery, which profits in part capitalized insurers whose successors remain in existence today." SB2199 Sec. 1(a).

Slaveholder Last, First Name

County (or Parish), State

Slave Name

County (or Parish), State

Other Identifying Information

Submitted By

Beaumont, Phebe Natchez, MS

Abby Anderson

Same

General house servant Policy Number(s): 1131 New York Life Insurance Company
Bolton, Theoda Natchez, MS

Betsy Dyer

Same House servant Policy Number(s): 1133 New York Life Insurance Company
Emerson, H Natchez, MS

Jesse Davis

Same Barber Policy Number(s): 822 New York Life Insurance Company
Harrison, William Natchez, MS

Courtney

Same Boatman Policy Number(s): 1016 (1803) New York Life Insurance Company
J.D. Tyler Brown Cozzens & H.W. Chittenden, Natchez, MS

Tom

Same Employed in the Natchez saw mill Policy Number(s): 1272 New York Life Insurance Company
J.D. Tyler Brown Cozzens & H.W. Chittenden, Natchez, MS

Dennis

Same To be employed in the Natchez saw mill Policy Number(s): 1273 New York Life Insurance Company
J.D. Tyler Brown Cozzens & H.W. Chittenden, Natchez, MS

Bill

Same To be employed in the Natchez saw mill Policy Number(s): 1274 New York Life Insurance Company
J.D. Tyler Brown Cozzens & H.W. Chittenden, Natchez, MS

Stephen

Same To be employed in the Natchez saw mill Policy Number(s): 1275 New York Life Insurance Company
J.D. Tyler Brown Cozzens & H.W. Chittenden, Natchez, MS

Henry

Same To be employed in the Natchez saw mill Policy Number(s): 1276 New York Life Insurance Company
J.D. Tyler Brown Cozzens & H.W. Chittenden, Natchez, MS

John

Same To be employed in the Natchez saw mill Policy Number(s): 1277 New York Life Insurance Company
Koontz, George Natchez, MS

Burrell

Same House servant Policy Number(s): 1129 New York Life Insurance Company
Koontz, George Natchez, MS

Elizabeth

Same House servant Policy Number(s): 1130 New York Life Insurance Company
Ricks, CS Natchez, MS

Anthony

Same Employed in a saw mill handling lumber Policy Number(s): 1885 New York Life Insurance Company
Robertson, William Natchez, MS

Nork

Same House servant Policy Number(s): 1293 New York Life Insurance Company
Stanwood, George Natchez, MS

Mahala

Same NOT LISTED Policy Number(s): 823 (1664) New York Life Insurance Company
Stanwood, George Natchez, MS

Sarah

Same NOT LISTED Policy Number(s): 824 (1665) New York Life Insurance Company
Vennigerholy, C Natchez, MS

Harriet

Same House servant Policy Number(s): 1065 (1835) New York Life Insurance Company
Vennigerholy, C Natchez, MS

Scott

Same Servant Policy Number(s): 1834 New York Life Insurance Company
William Lithgow & Carrison, Natchez, MS

Grace

Same NOT LISTED Policy Number(s): 1743 New York Life Insurance Company