Abraham, a black slave who carried messages between the frontier and Charles Town during wars with the Cherokee , for which he was freed. See The Slave in European Art for portraits. Absalom Jones — February 13, , former slave who purchased his freedom, abolitionist and clergyman — first ordained black priest of the Episcopal Church. Aelfsige, a male cook in Anglo-Saxon England, property of Wynflaed , who left him to her granddaughter Eadgifu in her will. Aelius Dionysius included by name on a stela for him, his wife, their freedman and those who came after them.