Sunday, June 25, 2017

GEORGIA, Bibb County: Jamison/Jemison (1810-1863)

Nan submitted information about the family bible of the Henry Jemison (sometimes spelled Jamison) family. Names of "negroes" are included along with birth and/or death dates.

Family bible:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CONNECTICUT, Litchfield County: Wells (1806)

Barbara left this comment:

Connecticut: town of New Milford (in Litchfield County):

On 1 February 1806, Philip Wells emancipated his slave Rhoda. This event is recorded in New Milford Deeds 24:627 as follows:

Emancipation of Rhoda, a Negro woman
We the subscribers having examined into the age character and health of Rhoda a Negro woman now a slave to Philip Wells, she having signified to us her desire to be freed & set at liberty from her said Master; do by these give liberty, and approve of her manumission.

New Milford February 1st 1806 Josiah Starr Justice of Peace

I hereby Certify that I have and do by these presents manumit and set at liberty my Negro woman named Rhoda from all claim I have on her as a Slave; and do hereby fully & forever free & set her at liberty from all claims & demands that I or my heirs have or might have upon her as a Slave, as aforesaid; as witness my hand.

Josiah Starr}witnesses Philip Wells
Nath'el Taylor}
Recorded Feb'ry 20th 1806.
pr. Elisha Bostwick, Register.

This is quoted in "The Descendants of Governor Thomas Welles of Connecticut and his Wife Alice Tomes, Volume 2," (Wethersfield, Conn.: Welles Family Association, 2015), 449.

KENTUCKY, Shelby County: Lancaster (1841)

Lisa, author of Mam-ma's Southern Family blog, sent this post, "Robert Lancaster Estate: A Very Large Inventory Part III -- Some of the Slaves."

KENTUCKY, Henderson County: Rouse (1861)

Brenda left this comment:

Slaves owned by James Rouse of Henderson County, Kentucky. List found in James Rouse's will in Will Book C, p. 179, 1861 and also in an inventory of his estate found in Inventory and Appraisement Book E, p. 405, 1863.
Eliza (child of Ned and Kitty)
Catharine and 2-3 children

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

VIRGINIA, Southampton County: (1782-1803)

I received this link to a document compiling the disposition of slaves listed in Southampton County wills between 1782-1803.

GEORGIA, Taylor County: Riley (1829-1861)

I recently received the following contribution via email.

"The attached document is from the book "A Rockaway in Talbot, Co, GA" lists the names of slaves in the family Bible of Thomas Jefferson Riley.

The following is a list of slavers and enslaved persons from my family for you to add to the list:
Thomas Jefferson Riley - SLAVER, Butler, Taylor, GA
Alexander Hamilton Riley - SLAVER, Butler, Taylor, GA
Joseph Riley - SLAVER, Butler, Taylor, GA
Nellie Riley - ENSLAVED, Butler, Taylor, GA
Hannah Riley - ENSLAVED, Butler, Taylor, GA
Sallie Riley - ENSLAVED, Butler, Taylor, GA
Caroline Riley - ENSLAVED, Butler, Taylor, GA
William Riley - ENSLAVED, Butler, Taylor, GA
Tim Riley - ENSLAVED, Butler, Taylor, GA"

Davidson, William H. A Rockaway in Talbot: Travels in an Old Georgia
County, Volume I (West Point,  GA: Hester Printing, 1990), page 207