Do I index the names of slaves in "Increase" and "Decrease" column as enslaved?
I have read in other posts that located in the "Increase" and "Decrease" column are "proprietors" and they should be labeled as such. However, I am coming across many of these names in these columns and it is obvious to me these are slaves and not proprietors.
Some of these names match names in the enslaved list and so I feel I shouldn't index those that are already listed in the list of slaves.
Also, I do not currently have an example, I am reading through the "I swear" statements from the proprietors. Sometimes I will come across slaves being mentioned in those written oaths and there are descriptions. Most of the time these slaves have "abandoned" and so they are not listed in the slaves column. I am indexing those who are written in the oaths. I need to confirm if this is something I should or should not do.
Thank you for your time.