During slavery, a favored, nice-looking male chattel who was a servant for the his owner's family inside the big house. Envied and often detested by other slaves his age. What is little known is his special bedroom service to the mistress of the house when the master was gone especially if he was near or over eighteen years of age.
Marse Connell returned from Utlanna a full night early and found Sam and Miss Nellie in bed together, a candle glistening on Sam's naked back when Marse pulled back the bed covers. Marse walked down the hall, got a double barrel shotgun, returned to the bedroom and blew Sam away.