Emigrants to Liberia – Brig Strong’s company, arrived at Monrovia August 8, 1822

ROLL OF EMIGRANTS THAT HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE COLONY OF LIBERIA, WESTERN AFRICA, BY THE AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY AND ITS AUXILIARIES, TO SEPTEMBER, 1843, &c

Transcribed from “Information relative to the operations of the United States squadron on the west coast of Africa, the condition of the American colonies there, and the commerce of the United States therewith,” 28th Congress, 2d. Session, S. Doc. 150, serial 458.

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Brig Strong’s company, arrived at Monrovia August 8, 1822


Names Age State or place from which they emigrated Free born or otherwise Where located on their arrial in the colony Extent of education Profession Date of death Cause of death Removed to what place Removal date Removal Cause
James Benson, sr. 36 Maryland Free born Monrovia None Farmer
Rosa Benson 30 do do do Unknown Weaver 1825 Consumption
Joseph Benson 16 do do do do - 1822 Casualty-musket shot in attack of the natives
Nancy Benson 14 do do do do - 1827 Consumption
Mary A. Benson 12 do do do do -
James Benson, jr. 10 do do do do - 1827 Consumption
Stephen Benson 6 do do do do -
Kitty Benson 4 do do do do - 1826 Consumption
–Benson 1 do do do do - 1826 Consumption
Mrs. Blake 30 Philadelphia do do do - 1822 Fever
Sarah Blake 10 do do do do - - S. Leone 1833
Joseph Blake 8 do do do do - 1830 decline
Eliza Blake 6 do do do do - - - do 1834
Elias Blake 4 do do do do - 1823 Fever
Samuel Campbell 29 do do do do - - - Sea 1823 Desertion
James Campbell 25 do do do do Blacksmith - - Sea 1823 Desertion
Major S. Draper 36 Maryland do do - Shoe and boot maker 1822 Casualty-poisoned drugs.
Sarah Edmondson 78 do do do - 1822 Fever
Adam Edmondson 33 do do do - Farmer 1828 Consumption
Ann Edmondson 30 do do do
Sarah Edmondson 12 do do do
James Edmondson 10 do do do - - 1842 Unknown
Hester Edmondson 8 do do do
Nancy Edmondson 6 do do do
Adam Edmondson 4 do do do
Joseph Gardiner 24 do do do - Farmer 1836 Unknown
Mary Gardiner 20 do do do Reads - 1822 Casualty-murdered in the attack of the natives.
Daniel George 40 Philadelphia do do do Stone Mason 1832 Unknown
Daniel Hawkins 42 do do do do - 1839 Unknown
Jane Hawkins 39 do do do do - 1841 Unknown
Elizabeth James 24 do do do do - - - S. Leone 1836
Stephen Kiar 76 Maryland do do None Farmer 1825 Old age.
Nancy Kiar 72 do do do do - 1822 Old age.
Lewis Johnson 11 do do do Reads - 1830 Casualty-supposed to have been murdered by a Spanish slaver.
Eliza Passway 18 do do do None
Jesse Shaw 21 do do do Writes do 1839 Consumption
Thomas Tynes 25 Philadelphia do do do do 1822 Casualty-musket shot.