In June 1838, the head of the Maryland Jesuits Rev. Thomas Mulledy S.J. sold 272 enslaved men, women, and children. The buyers were Henry Johnson, a member of the House of Representatives from Louisiana, and Jesse Beatty, another Louisiana planter. The sale was worth about $3.3 million in today's dollars. Part of the proceeds went to pay the debts of Georgetown College.
This project uses data visualization to illustrate information such as the names, ages, journeys, and ultimately the stories of the GU272.
Historical and genealogical research about the GU272 is a work in progress. The data reported below is provided primarily for the purpose of demonstrating the power and usefulness of some data visualization tools and techniques. This data may contain unintentional errors, inaccuracies, and omissions.