In 1860 there were 3,017 slaves in Marion county – 1,406 males, 1,611 females. In 1850 the number was 2,852. The slave population was about one-fifth of the free whites. The greater number of those slaves were in Liberty and Fabius townships. In the latter, in 1850, the slaves formed one-third of the entire population.

African-Americans in Marion County Missouri

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