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    Renty Taylor ( c. 1775–after 1865), also known as Renty Thompson or Papa Renty, was an African man of the 18th and 19th centuries. Born in the Congo Basin, he was captured and enslaved and brought to the United States and sold as a slave. He worked on the cotton plantation owned by Benjamin Franklin Taylor.

    • 1 daughter, Delia Taylor (fl. March 1850-1852)
    • c. 1775, Congo, Africa
  2. Nov 10, 2022 · Renty Taylor (c.1775 – c.1865) and his daughter Delia (dates unknown) were enslaved workers on the 'Edgehill' cotton plantation in South Carolina. Despite anti-literacy laws in the US, Renty taught himself to read and shared his skills with other enslaved people on the plantation. In 1850, the Swiss-born American biologist, geologist and ...

  3. Jun 28, 2022 · In the 1800s, he was purchased by Col. Thomas Taylor, the father of Benjamin Taylor. Then known as “Papa Renty”, he became known as Renty Taylor after the Civil War. He learned how to read...

  4. Nov 10, 2021 · The images in question are of Renty Taylor and his daughter Delia, who were among several enslaved people at South Carolina plantations photographed by Joseph T. Zealy in 1850. Zealy made the...

  5. Mar 21, 2019 · Renty, who Lanier said was around 65 when the Agassiz photos were taken, lived on a cotton plantation in Columbia, South Carolina, that was owned by Benjamin Franklin Taylor. This is where the ...

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  6. Jun 24, 2022 · Renty Taylor, of the Congo, was enslaved in the early 1800s with his daughter, Delia, at a plantation in Columbia, South Carolina. According to his descendents, Renty taught himself to read and...

  7. Oct 27, 2021 · by Kimberly Juanita Brown October 27, 2021. The daguerreotypes of Renty Taylor, his daughter Delia, along with other enslaved men and women, more than presenting subjects bound by unfreedom, offer ...

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