Tuesday, February 13, 2018

KENTUCKY, Christian County: Wood (1857)

From the inventory and sale lists in probate records of Leonard Wood, Christian County, Kentucky. Will Book Q, p. 278-285. Probated 4 May 1857. (Will pages 173-174 but no mention of slaves).

Inventory lists the following slaves to be sold:

Negro Boy Peter
Negro Boy Jerry
Silvia Negro Woman
Negro Edy & Child

The list of items sold includes the following:

1 Yellow Woman Child - to M H Wood for $875.50 
1 Black Man Peter - to S R Wright for $680.50 
1 Black Man Jerry - to R H Smith for $810.50 
1 Black Woman - to M H Wood for $0.10 

From Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1964 on Ancestry.com (probable slave of Leonard Wood):
Name: Mat Wood
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Death Age: 33
Birth Date: abt 1820
Death Date: 16 Feb 1853
Death Place: Christian, Kentucky, USA
Names of parents or slave owners: Leonard Wood

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