I assume she left them behind with her family in Missouri when they moved North to Galena, but I do not remember what their exact fate was.Julia Dent brought three servants to the marriage to U.S. Grant. Is there a record of what happened to them? I am reading White's bio and by 1862 this is not mentioned.
Sources for statements like this are normally expected around here.Julia had the use of some of her father's slaves, but there is no documentation ownership was ever transferred to her.
In 1863 all the enslaved people owned by the Dents, including those with Julia, freed themselves.
The Grants hired the former slave Julia as a paid nurse in 1864.
Ulysses S. Grant was the head of his own family. There is no documentation ownership of those enslaved people ever transferred to Julia.You haven't provided sources and you haven't answered my question.
Are you saying Ulysses Grant was not part of wife Julia Dent's family?
Grant was head of his own family, then. Julia must have been the neck that makes the head turn any way she wants.Ulysses S. Grant was the head of his own family. There is no documentation ownership of those enslaved people ever transferred to Julia.
That posting has no documentation showing transfer of ownership. There were no Grant family slaves. There is nothing in that post that even suggests "caring for the General's needs." That's simply a dishonest characterization.Grant was head of his own family, then. Julia must have been the neck that makes the head turn any way she wants.
That Grant/Dent family slaves were apparently involved in caring for the General's needs is quite ironic, or maybe not.
We still don't have sources refuting this, only the National Park Service cite at post #3 that says it happened.
Sorry @cash, but Julia brought her slaves into the marriage (as would have been expected by a Southern Belle) and it was by no means illegal at that time:Julia had the use of some of her father's slaves, but there is no documentation ownership was ever transferred to her.
Brooks Simpson delves into this in his biography of Grant, p. 255. By 1863 all the Dent slaves had left White Haven, including the four slaves Julia had use of. We know this because Grant visited White Haven and wrote in a letter to Julia that all the slaves had left. In January of 1864, Grant's son Fred, living with his grandfather in Missouri at the time, became sick with typhoid. Grant and Julia made plans to go to him. One of the former slaves, also named Julia, had been hired as a paid nurse. Julia (the nurse) did not want to return to Missouri with the Grants because she feared she might be re-enslaved if she returned to a slave state. Grant had previously said if he ever got control of those four slaves he would free them. We have this from one of the other Dent slaves who heard him say it.Grant's wife's father did own slaves. It remains unclear if Julia Grant ever owned the slaves reported to be hers. Grant was anti slavery, but not radically so. Grant would have probably freed Julia's slaves if they became his property.
The fact that Grant owned a slave for one year before freeing his slave and the fact Grant's wife owned slaves is often used to try to show the Civil War could not be about slavery. This is truly a silly attempt to show the Civil War was not about slavery.
No. Julia had use of four slaves, but ownership never transferred to her. They belonged to her father.Sorry @cash, but Julia brought her slaves into the marriage (as would have been expected by a Southern Belle) and it was by no means illegal at that time:
During Grant’s management of the farm he worked side by side with Dan, one of the slaves given to Julia at birth.
https://cwcrossroads.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/a-grant-letter-on-slavery/Fredrick Dent gave the slaves to his daughter when she was young, and Julia considered them her slaves. It is unclear if ownership was transferred or not.
The nurse/servant named Julia refused to return to MO from Louisville because she feared losing her freedom. THis is according to Julia Dent Grant's bio. The former slave married shortly afterwards.Julia Dent brought three servants to the marriage to U.S. Grant. Is there a record of what happened to them? I am reading White's bio and by 1862 this is not mentioned.
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