Friday, January 25, 2008

Robert Clark, Slave to Livery Stable Owner

Robert Clark began with little capital and even less experience. After working in a hotel and saving enough to purchase his freedom, he opened a livery stable, which eventually became the most popular establishment of its kind in the town of Petersburg. By 1860, he possessed a total
estate of $9,000, including $5,000 worth of real estate.

Source: Jackson, Fm Ntpu Labw and Property Hokliw, 9711, 156; USMSPC, Dinwiddie Co.,
Va., Petersburg, East Ward, 1860, p. 199.

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