From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)


(born: 1758  -  died: 1836) 

Caesar, born into slavery, was a carpenter. In 1733, he was inherited by James Robertson. Caesar accompanied Robertson on his journey to the Natchez District and on to Fort Nelson (Louisville, KY). When Robertson died, Caesar became the property of Philip Barbour, who then sold him to John Campbell. When Campbell died, his heir, William Beard, brought Caesar to Lexington, KY, where he lived for the remainder of his life. For more see The Encyclopedia of Louisville, ed. by J. E. Kleber.

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“Caesar,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed May 25, 2024,

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