About the Project

During Black History Month in 2015 a Facebook group of Genealogy Bloggers began the Slave Name Roll Project with five contributions. The project objective is to record information about named slaves whenever and where ever they may be found so that African-American genealogists and family historians may break through the wall that is the 1870 census. Documents such as wills and other probate records, bills of sale, court cases and newspaper advertisements for run away slaves are often rich sources of information. Schalene Dagutis mantained the project page on her blog, Tangled Roots and Trees.

As we entered 2017, the project has grown to over 500 contributions. Thanks the Slave Name Roll Project being mentioned in an educational video about Documenting the Enslaved which was conducted on 28 February 2017, contributions have grown rapidly.

The Slave Name Roll Project is now a separate blog maintained by a group of volunteers and we are in the process of migrating the previously submitted information to this blog. Until that effort is completed, you may find it here: Slave Name Roll Project on Tangled Roots and Trees. Any contributions made after 1 March 2017 are included on this website.

We hope you will consider making contributions to this project as you find source documents which name slaves in your research. Simply, leave a comment on any post. Please include the following information:
  1. Name of the enslaved (usually only a given name)
  2. Name of the slave owner
  3. Source of the information (will, estate inventory, court case, deed, etc.)
  4. Date and location of the source information
Thank you for your contributions!

If you have a success using this project in finding your enslaved ancestors we hope you will share that success with us by leaving a comment.

107 comments:

  1. The following does not include names of the enslaved, but might be helpful, nonetheless:

    Mathias Harmon’s Bill of Sale
    Smyth County Virginia, Will Book 3, p. 162

    Citation: (EE Citing an individual volume, p. 522-523)
    Src. Lst. Entry: Virginia. Smyth County. “Will Book 3.” County Clerk’s Office, Marion.
    1st ref.: Smyth County, Virginia, Will Book 3:162, sale of slaves of Mathias Harmon: County Clerk’s Office, Marion.
    Subs.: Smyth Co., Va, Will Book 3: 162.

    Transcription:

    “[in left column]
    x
    "Matthias Harmon
    Sale
    Bill

    [Body of page]
    "The following property was sold by the administrator of Matthias Harmon Decd
    James B Crockett a Negro man $ 1020 00
    Ransom Tilson a Negro Girl 1015 00
    Hezekiah Harmon a Negro man 755 00
    Hobson Clack a Negro woman & child 1251 00
    $ 4041 00

    "Given under our hands April 20th 1858
    Henry Harmon
    J. Wagoner
    Administrators
    "Virginia: At a Court held for Smyth County 17 May 1859
    The sale Bill of the personal estate of "Matthias Harmon De’cd was presented in Court and ordered to be recorded.

    "Teste W C Sexton C”

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    1. Zola, I will leave your comment as it is indexed by search engines in case it is useful to researchers. Thank you.

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  2. Moses, Charles, Nance, Peter
    1788 Deed of Manumission
    Kent County, Delaware
    Henry Newell
    http://www.martinebrennan.com/african-american-genealogy/manumission-delaware-1788

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  3. 1792 Deed of Manumission Kent County, Pennsylvania
    Mary Turley
    Jane & her children Robert & Sarah
    Rachel & her children Hessee & Margaret
    http://www.martinebrennan.com/african-american-genealogy/manumission-kent-county-pennsylvania

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  4. 23 Aug 1840, Polk County, Texas Wills and Probate Records, 1833-1974
    Probate Minutes, Vol, A-C, 1847-1862.

    William Butler, will, Republic of Texas, North Division of Liberty County; pages 1-2.
    Bequeathed to wife Sarah, “a certain Negro woman named Nancy, which is her [Sarah’s] own property inherited by heirship” (page 1)

    Caleb Young, will, Polk Co, TX
    filed 30 Nov 1847 and recorded 6 Apr 1848; pages 2-3
    Bequeathed to wife Catherine Young “my named Negro slaves (to wit) Sophie, Eliza, Lucy, James, and Thomas together with all their increase”

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  5. Sherriff's Sale 1838 Edgefield County South Carolina
    Edgefield Advertiser
    SH Tully F Sullivan also recorded as Tully F Sullivant
    9 people
    Charles
    Chifney
    William
    Emily
    Malinda
    Henry
    Elizabeth
    ​Harriet
    Crook
    http://www.martinebrennan.com/african-american-genealogy/edgefield-south-carolina-1836

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  6. Joshua Tanner
    1678
    Slave holder: Joseph Tanner

    Source: Henrico County, Virginia Court Orders (April 1, 1678 – April 17, 1693)
    URL of source (FHL) https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1473338?availability=Family%20History%20Library.

    Text: Joshua an Indian boy belonging to Joseph Tanner (& comeing in since the late Act makeking Indians Slaves) being brought before the Wor" Court is adjudged five years of age.

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  7. I'm not sure how to enter this. I have the names of 6 enslaved people in a will, so I will identify the person making the will and the names of the people to whom the slaves were bequeathed. Robert Givan created the will in 1826 and died in 1828:

    1826
    Worcester County, Maryland
    Owner of all 6 slaves: Robert Givan Sr.

    Mary (one Negro girl), given to William Burbage, son of John;
    Luceen (one Negro girl), given to Elexzean Richardson, daughter of John (Elexzean's name is spelled various ways in records);
    Robert (one Negro boy), given to Sara Ann Staton, granddaughter of Robert Givan;
    Handy (one Negro boy), given to Elizabeth Baley, Hetty Dickerson, and Sara Ann Staton, to be shared equally among them;
    Liza (one Negro woman) to Presla (Priscilla) Givan;
    Harra (one Negro boy) to Presla (Priscilla) Givan;
    Marita (one Negro girl) to Presla (Priscilla) Givan.

    Priscilla Givan died in January 1829, and I don't know what might have happened to these people she was responsible for.

    The source of this information is a transcription of a will I found on Ancestry.com, and I'd be more than happy to share it and any information I have about my family, a project I'm still working on.

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  8. From the inventory during probate of the 150 acre estate "Wandsworth" of Jane Lee (maiden name Jordan, husband Thomas Lee), St. Mary's county MD (I have a copy but don't know how to attach it here.) She died intestate 9 April 1816, and her youngest son William T. Lee appears on the Probate record dated March 1817. The slaves were eventually passed on to her son Charles Grandison Lee. In the 1820 census 2 male slaves under age 14, 1 female slave under 14 and one female slave under 26. He moved to Indiana by 1830 and no slaves or free colored persons appear on the census of his household there.

    Negro Frank aged 18 years
    Negro Ralph aged 12 years
    Negro George aged 6 years
    Negro Cornelius aged 2 years
    Negro Chloe aged 28 years + infant
    Negro Sarah aged 22 years
    Negro Mary aged 15 years
    Negro Celia(?) aged 8 years
    Negro Betsy aged 4 years
    Negro Eliza aged 1 year
    Negro Mary Ann aged 4 months

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  9. 12 Feb 1855. Leake Co., MS
    Mississippi, Probate Records, 1781-1930, Leake Co., Probate records 1853-1879 vol B, pg 24. Estate of Julius Martin.
    Sold to JM Gill [John Marshall Gill]
    1. "negro girl, Mariah" (for $1001.50)

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  10. John McDonagh 1799-1850 Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Will proven 1850 (written 1838)
    https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=moa&cc=moa&xc=1&idno=abk9835.0001.001&g=moagrp&q1=McDonogh&frm=frameset&view=image&seq=3
    Enslaved People
    Toby Grey born Virginia 1780
    Anna/Hannah
    Hagar
    Dolly
    Sophie
    Jerry
    George Calhoun
    David Crockett
    Houma
    Henry
    William
    George
    Jane/Jenny
    Phillip & wife Fanny
    Long Mary
    Richard
    old Harry
    John Defage
    Old John
    Mark
    Noel
    Tannes/Dennis
    James Thornton
    Gabriel

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  11. Probate records of Elijah Ballenger Boone Co. Missouri Mar 6, 1843
    from property inventory the following slaves are listed
    1 slave Andrew aged 20
    1 slave Seala aged 40
    1 slave Winny aged 26
    1 slave Judah aged 18
    1 slave Henry aged 14
    1 slave Sarah aged 12
    1 slave Mariah aged 8
    1 slave Jane aged 6
    1 slave Joseph age 4
    Memorandum of the sale of the slaves belonging to the estate of Elijah Ballinger decd made by Wm Cunningham commissioner pursuant to an order of the Boon County Court at its November term 1847-Jany 1st 1848 towit
    Winny & her child Ellen to Ballinger Payne for $500.00
    Sarah to James E Ballinger 414.00
    Maria to Noah Payne 391.50
    Jane to Wm. Cunningham 315.00
    Joseph to John Ellis 379.00
    $1999.50
    Memorandum of the hire of the slaves belonging to the estate of Elijah Ballinger deceased as made by Nathaniel Dodd administrator of said estate to wit
    Sela to the widow of said decd for $5.00
    Winny to Samuel? Winfrey for $34.50
    Andrew to Jas. B Tucker for $52.00
    Judith to Nathl Torbett for $32.00
    Henry to Lloyd Austin for $20.12 ½ (at side is written sold 1845)
    Sarah to Jno Rockford for $14.00 $
    Maria to Edward Ballinger $8.00

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  12. Absalom Renfro will Boone Co., Missouri November 1830 court term
    Also I bequeath to her my beloved wife Chloe Renfro a Negro Man named Harry and his wife together with their five children Tom Iern?(Jim?), Liz hannah and sam also a negro woman named (unreadable) together with her children adam Helen Jep Julia and an(unreadable)
    I do also will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Jemima Helm a negro woman named Easter

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    1. I found the probate record for Absalom Renfro and in the list of property was better able to read the names of his slaves
      1 Negro man Harry
      1 Negro woman Usley & child
      1 Negro woman Anaka
      1 black boy Tom
      1 ditto Jim
      1 girl Liz
      1 girl Hannah
      1 boy Sam
      1 boy Adam
      1 girl Helen
      1 boy Jess
      1 girl July

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  13. probate records of Affarily Turner Armstrong Nov 4, 1857 Boone Co., Missouri
    One Negro woman named Anne 23 years old
    One Negro boy named Randall 6 years old
    One Negro girl named Frances aged 1 yrs old
    One Negro girl named Nancy aged 1 year old

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  14. Probate record of William N. George Nov 23, 1851 Boone Co., Missouri
    One Negro man named Jo, aged about 41 years
    One Negro woman named Ann aged " 28 years
    One Negro boy named Andy aged " 6 years
    One Negro boy named Henry aged " 4 years
    One Negro girl name Caroline aged " 1 year

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  15. I hope this is helpful. This is from ancestry.com

    Sale Bill of the personality of Rev. John Cobb dec. by Joseph Grisham Executor. 2 April 1852

    Negro Woman Tam 24 Col Wm N-ory 652.-
    Boy Alek 10 Henry Cobb 505.-
    Girl Sarah 8 David Murphee 502.-
    Boy Jack 6 M. Whitmire 401.-
    Girl Martha 4 M. Coffee 368.-
    Hester & child Wm. Burgep 897.50

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  17. Edited

    From the Estate of Joseph Goodman, Newberry South Carolina
    will was written 1816 - estate sale administered around 1817
    Newberry County Courthouse

    "one negro fellow named Frank" sold to M Clark or W Clark?
    "one negro fellow named John" sold to Wesley Brooks
    "one negro woman named Soola" sold to Willis Brown
    "one negro boy child (Jim)" sold to Willis Brown
    "One negro woman Minney/Mima" sold to Hulda Goodman (wife of deceased)
    "One negro woman Ann and Child Sidney" sold to John Taylor
    "One negro boy George" sold to James W Goodman (son of deceased)
    "One negro girl Minney/Mina" sold to James Lindsey
    "One negro girl Sela/Sealey" sold to John Taylor Junior

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  18. This is an ancestor of my late husband. I found it on Ancestry. This is from the will of Robert Howard Cash of Amherst County,VA, who died in 1772.

    Will: Will of Howard Cash, Amherst Co., VA Will Book #1, pp 228-231
    The general context of the will is:

    Will: To wife Ruth: Eight Negroes (Joseph, Cate, James, Charles, Sall, Dinah, Dick & David) natural life. Also left the land and plantation whereon they lived. Son Joell Cash was given 100 acres of land joining the land on which he lives and two Negroes (Phil & Dick, a boy which said boy Dick I give to my grandson Howard, the son of Joell Cash, after the Death of my said son, Joel). To daughter Mary Lively a Negro wench named Sarah. To son Benjamin 400 acres of land adjacent to land that is at present the property of Capt Aaron Higginbotham, and the land whereon I live and also a Negro fellow named James whom I purchased of Mr. Thomas Mitchel. Lend to daughter Rosanna a Negro wench named Fellis during her life and after her decease to my grandson Micajah. Lend to daughter Ann Powell a young Negro wench named Peg during her life and after her decease to her heirs. Son Robert: 240 acres of land lying between the land whereon I live and Stephen Cashes land moreover. Son Robert: 400 acres of land which I have left to my wife after her decease and a Negro fellow named John, also a bed and furniture, and two cows. Daughter Maryann: A Negro boy named Ralph, also bed, furniture, a cow, and a colt. Daughter Ruth: A Negro girl named Nell, a fed and furniture, a cow, a calf. Daughter Elizabeth Nuckles: 30 pounds to be raised out of my Estate which I willed to my wife, to be paid in ten years by an order for 3 pounds a year upon some merchant as soon as it becomes due. Son Stephen: 5 shillings. Daughter Sarah Mays: 5 shillings. Executrix: Ruth Cash, Wife Executors: Joell, Benjamin, and Robert 8 February 1772 Test: Roderick McCulloah, David Crawford Will was presented at Amherst Co. at Courthouse, 6 October 1772 Will: The Robert Howard Cash migrated to Albermale County (later Amherst, now Nelson), VA by 1745.

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  19. Another one of my husband's ancestors, William Cash (1653-1708). Here is a transcribed copy of his will from the Westmoreland County Order Book. His plantation was situated in Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, but when King George County was formed from part of Westmoreland in 1720, approximately half of this land fell into each county

    WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1705-172; pg 56
    - Westmorland Ss. At a Court held for the sd County the Twenty fifth day of
    August Anno Reigne Regine Ann magne Britania & Septimo Annoq Dom 1708
    - WILLIAM CASH Will proved The Last Will and Testament ofWILLIAM
    CASH, deceased, was proved by the Oaths ofthe witnesses thereto together with the
    Codicill thereto annexed, and Probat thereofgranted to ELIZABETH CASH and
    PETER SKINNER, the Executors therein named, and the Will and Codieill ordered to
    bee recorded
    - Will, a Negro slave to THOMAS SANFORD, adjudged nine yeares of age;
    - Hany, a Negro slave to ANN SANFORD, adjudged eight yeares of age
    - Tom, a Negro slave to LAWRENCE POPE, adjudged nine yeares of age;
    - Prince, a Negro slave to NICHOLAS MINOR, adudged ten yeares of age;
    - Jenny, a Negro slave to NICHOLAS MINOR, adjudged nine yeares of age

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  22. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    SCOTT, JAMES OF TURKEY CREEK, EDGEFIELD COUNTY, WILL TYPESCRIPT (2 FRAMES) (MSS WILL: BOOK A, PAGE 240; ESTATE PACKET: BOX 45, PKG 1933).
    Recorded 10 July 1807
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=300805

    ...I give an leave to my Beloved Wife Hannah Scott....all my Stock of Horse kind, Cow kind, Hoggs, Sheap aC and likeewise my Negro Wench CIBER....

    I give and leave to my Grandson George Wilson....all my plantation Tools at my Wifes death or Sooner if She pleases, Together with my Negro boy LOUIS....I give and leave to my Son and Daughter James and Elizabeth Coates female Children my Negro Girle JENNY She and her breed if she does breed, to be equally divided / only the Child Hannah to have the first born.

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  23. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    NICHOLSON, WRIGHT OF EDGEFILED COUNTY, WILL TRANSCRIPT (MSS WILL: BOOK A, PAGE 244; ESTATE PACKET: BOX 43, PKG 1784) (2 FRAMES)
    Recorded 23 Oct 1807
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=3494

    ....Item 1st I give and bequeath unto my Loving wife Mary Nicholson one negro woman named NAN...
    ....Item 3rd I give and bequeath unto my son David Nicholson...one negro man named PETER...
    ....Item 4TH I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Rebecca Nichelson one negro woman named SARAH and her child WINNY...
    ....Item 5th I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lydia Nichelson one negro woman named JUDIA...
    ....Item 6th I give and bequeath unto my son Wright Nicholson...one negro Boy named BILL...
    ....Item 7th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Luticia Nicholson one negro Boy named BEN....

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  24. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    GLASS, ALEXANDER OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (2 FRAMES).
    Recorded 15 April 1816
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304178

    ...Item. I will and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Five Negro slaves named BUSTER, BINKEY, JUDY, MARK and JACK....

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  25. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    COATE, JAMES OF EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (2 FRAMES) (MSS WILL: BOOK A, PAGE 389; ESTATE PACKET: BOX 6, PKG 213).
    Recorded 7 Nov 1817
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=301276

    ...1. I give and bequeath to my beloved son John Coate....Also one negro fellow by name GEORGE...
    ...2. I give and bequeath to my son James Coate...Also one negro boy named NED...
    ...3. I devise and bequeath to my son John a negro girl HARRIETT daughter of ANN, in trust to him, for the use and benefit of my daughter Elizabeth, till said girl arrives at the age of Sixteen years, at wihch time it is my will and desire that my son John Emancipate her according to the laws of the Country. I also give and bequeath to my said daughter Elizabeth....also one negro woman aforesaid by the name of ANN....
    ...4. I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah one negro girl named LETS...


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  26. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    WATSON, ANDREW OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK A, PAGE 209; ESTATE PACKET: APT. 32, PKG. 13) (2 FRAMES).
    Recorded 28 August 1818
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304209

    ....Item, I will and bequeath to my Nephew John Watson, and my Neice Sarah Ann Watson, all my Negroes, namely SAM, BILLY, SARAH and BEN....

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  27. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    WATSON, SARAH OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK A, PAGE 211; ESTATE PACKET: APT. 8, PKG. 15) (2 FRAMES).
    Recorded 28 Aug 1818
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304210

    ....I give devise and bequeath to my Nephew John Watson...Also six Negroes, Viz ROSE and her two children BINKEY & INFANT, FRIDAY, JACK & PETER...
    ...I give devise and bequeath to my Niece, Sarah Ann Watson, four Negroes, Viz MOLLY, JOE, HANNAH & VENUS...
    ...I give devise and bequeath to my Brother John Watson...Also seven Negroes Viz, BINKEY, JAMUARY, SAM, KELLY, FLORAH, PHEBE & MARY...

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  28. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    STAGGERS, MARTIN OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK C, PAGE 13; ESTATE PACKET: APT. 27, PKG. 6) (2 FRAMES).
    Recorded 23 October 1822
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304530

    ...I will & bequeath to my Brother William Staggers my five Colored people. HANAH, VENUS, PEGGGY, PHILLIS & MIRIEA- to be his property during his natural life and no longer---and then after his death, to be free to all intents & purposes forever--------------
    I further will & direct that one hundred acres acres (including the clearing) of my land on the Mill Branch, be the property of my Said brother William Staggers during his natural life and at his death to go the said 5 negroes aforesaid, to them & their heirs forever--------
    I further will and bequeath my three negroes, SAM, ROBERT & DAVE to my brother John Staggers....
    I further will & bequeath to my brother George Staggers my three negroes, FRANK, SUAY and JOHN....
    I further will & bequeath to my brother William Staggers my two negroes, WILL & SHARPER.....
    I will & direct that all the rest & residue of my property of every description...be sold and out of the moneys arising therefrom- I will & direct that one thousand dollars hould be placed in my brothers William Staggers hands to remain there during his natural life and at his death to be paid to the said 5 colored people aforesaid - Share and Share alike....
    ....It is my will & pleasure that the future issue & increase of the said five colored people should also be the property of my said brother Wm Staggers during his natural life and at his death to be also free, to all intents & purposes forever.......

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  29. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    KEELS, ISAAC OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK B, PAGE 24; ESTATE PACKET: APT. 16, PKG. 9) (4 FRAMES).
    Recorded 8 November 1822
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304252

    ...Item I give and Bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Catherine Gamble the following Negroes SAM, SIMON, OLD MOLLY, CASSIUS, BONU, MARIA, YOUNG MOLLY....
    ...Item I give and Devise unto my beloved Son Samuel John Keels the following Negroes to wit, ADAM, ELSEY, HENRY, DORCAS, FLORA, NANCY and CHARLES....
    ...Item I give and Devise unto my beloved Son Isaac Keels Junior the following Negroes to wit, NEPTUNE, RHENA and her children: SOPHIA, KINLOCK, HANNAH, and her Children AARON, MAGGY...
    ...Item I give and Desire my beloved Grand Children, John Isaac, James Keels and Peter R Keels, the younger, the following negroes to wit, OLD BILLY, NANCY, and Nancys Children, BEN, SUSAN, WILLIAM, MONDAY, FORTUNE, FAR MOOTIS, SAM and LEVINA...
    ...Item I give and Devise unto my beloved son George W Keels, the following negores (to wit) MINGO, NELLY, and Nelly's Children, BINKEY, SIAH, LIZZA, MOSES, BINAH, JACK, EMMA and CUFF...

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  30. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    CAMPBELL, JAMES OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK C, PAGE 73; ESTATE PACKET: APT. 6, PKG. 13) (1 FRAME).
    Recorded 8 April 1825
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304551

    ...Item, I give and bequeath to Laura Covert, my Negroe Girl TENAH...

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  31. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    LIFRAGE, WILLIAM OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK B, PAGE 107; ESTATE PACKET: APT. 17, PKG. 9) (3 FRAMES).
    Recorded 20 Jan 1835
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304493

    ...Item, and first. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Margaret Lifrage, during her natural life the following personal property -- Negroes, MINDAH, ROSE, PETER and her choice between my Fellows SAM and SANDY...

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  32. South Carolina Will Transcripts:
    SALTERS, SARAH OF WILLIAMSBURG DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK D, PAGE 120; ESTATE PACKET: APT. 28, PKG. 29) (2 FRAMES).
    Recorded 20 February 1854
    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=304637

    ...I give and bequeath unto my beloved son John A. Salters and his lawful issue, the following Negroe Slaves, together with all their increase which my thereafter accrue viz BIG MARIAH, BILLY, BEN , MINDA, SALLY, GEORGE, CEASAR, DINA, ANNIZZA and TOM....
    ...I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Elizabeth Adeline Montgomery and the lawful issue of her body the following Negroe Slaves, together will all the issue thereof which may hearafter accrue viz LIZATT, NANNY, TENAH, JOE, LITTLE MARIAH, and LISBON...
    ...I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Margaret Emma Watson during her natural life and to her lawful issue provided she leave said lawful issue, the following Negroe Slaves together with all their increase which may hearafter accrue viz BIG PHILLIS, CHARLOTTE, OSCAR, CAROLINA, LITTLE PHILLIS, BOB, and FORTUNE...


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  33. Recorded in the will of John Bolt, Esq in Laurens County. Died September 22, 1854.

    To son William Bolt (b. 1811, Laurens County, SC)
    A negro woman Fanny

    To daughter Mary Ann Bolt (b. 1821, Laurens County, SC)
    A negro girl Harriet

    To daughter Emily Bolt (b. 1826, Laurens County, SC)
    A negro girl, Amanda

    John Lewis Bolt (b. 1828, Laurens County, SC)
    A negro boy Wesley

    Margaret Melvina Bolt (b, 1831, Laurens County, SC)
    A negro girl Ailsey

    Nancy Eliot Bolt (b. 1836, Laurens County, SC)
    A negro girl Jane

    Submitted by deschatzle@gmail.com

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  34. From the will of Christian Goul - Rockbridge, VA - Apr 1, 1839
    to his wife
    negro woman Sarah

    to daughter Betsy Ann
    negro girl Frances

    my son William
    negro boy Joseph

    my son James
    negro boy Frank

    if negro Sarah has daughter in future, that daughter
    should belong to my daughter Cornelia

    sell my black boy Henry

    submitted by Wendy Littrell (allmybranches.wordpress.com)
    All My Branches Genealogy Blog

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  35. From the will of William Goodman of Laurens, South Carolina
    Index and Will, Vol 1, Books A, C1, D1, 1766-1825
    Death about 1793 (unknown if/when will proven)

    I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary Goodman One Negro wench named AMY, one negro girl names MIMA
    to my brother James Goodman one negro boy named NED
    to my brother Claiborne Goodman one negro boy named DICK


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  36. Samuel Goodman of Laurens, South Carolina
    Will written 9 Oct 1829
    unknown when proven

    To my wife One negro woman named ANIKY and her son LEWIS, her daughter ELIZA




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  37. Moriah Goodman of Laurens South Carolina (Widow of Benjamin L Goodman)
    South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 for Maria Goodman
    Laurens Estate Papers, Packets 26-11 to 32-2, 1800-1931

    December 1802
    To Charles Goodman (son of deceased) Negro JAMES

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  38. Caswell Co, North Carolina
    Benjamin Louis Goodman (died Hayes Station Massacre Nov 9 - 1781)
    North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 for B Goodman
    Caswell Wills and Estate Papers, 1663-1978

    Estate inventory lists "One negro fellow named Tom"

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  39. Will of Alexander Moore
    8 Dec 1813
    York District, SC

    Probate: 18 Feb 1814
    Will Book D, P-1
    Case No. 28
    File No. 466

    To [2nd] wife Catherine [Palmer Marion] Moore:
    1. one Negro woman named Rhina
    2. one Negro girl Lucenda
    To daughter Rachel Moore:
    3. one Negro woman named Sarah
    To daughter Dorcus A. Moore:
    4. one Negro woman named Delilah
    To son James Moore:
    5. one Negro man named Sam
    To son Wm Moore:
    6. one Negro man named Moses
    To son Alfred Moore:
    7. one Negro boy named Tony
    To son Maurice Moore:
    8. one negro boy named Bob
    [already] In possession of E.I. Adicks and daughter Sarah Moore Adicks:
    9. the Negro girl named Ealse

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  40. Will of Hannah McGowen
    Lowndes Co, MS
    1 Sep 1849
    1. a woman Nancy ["appraised" at $250]
    2. a boy named John [""appraised at $700]
    3. a boy named Cit (Kit) ["appraised" at $700]
    4. a girl named Nancy ["appraised" at $500]

    Later in the will documents, Nancy is listed as the mother of John, Kit, and little Nancy.

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  42. *In these records, unfortunately, no distinction is made between father and owner so the owners listed here may well be fathers and/or owners.

    Kentucky, Birth Records, 1847-1911. Marshall, KY, 1857

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner--Name of Mother
    15 Jul 1857 Allice(F) (Black) MH Eggner Harriet(Black) “Slave of MH Eggner”

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    20 Dec 1857 Not named/(Black) MH Eggner Mary(Black) “Slave of MH Eggner” (no gender)

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    5 Mar 1857 Caldonia (F)(Black) MA Belcher Susan(Black) “Slave of MA Belcher”

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    23 Aug 1857 Lott [?sic] (Black) Enos Faughn Vittich? (Black) “Slave of Enos Faughn” (no gender)

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    10 Jan 1857 Ellen (F)(Mulatto) David Stohl Sarah(Black) “Slave of David Stohl”

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    7 Mar 1857 John (M)(Black) J.H. Riley Phebe?(Black) “Slave of JH Riley)

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    1 Aug 1857 Caroline (F)(Black) Julia Tilghman (owner) Rebecca (Black) “Slave of Julia Tilghman”

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    15 Nov 1857 Dolly Ann (F)(Black) Thurston Grubbs Elizabeth (Black) “Slave of T. Grubbs”

    DOB-- Name of Baby-- Name of Father/Owner- Name of Mother
    15 Jul 1857 Matilda Jane (F)(Blck) John Binn (?) Ann (Black) “Slave of John Binn”

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  43. I have a list of names from the Slave Census in Anne Arundel County Maryland of more than 100 names of slaves owned by my husband's family. I am happy to send them either via photos of the list or as a spreadsheet, but it's really more than I can type out. I'm hoping to trace potential descendants, but it's proving to be a daunting task!

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  44. Oney, Abbeville, SC 1807
    Will of William Hairston proven 1807
    http://www.martinebrennan.com/african-american-genealogy/oney-abbeville-south-carolina-1807

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  45. St. Mary’s County, Maryland, Board of County Commissioners, Assessment Papers, 1864, C1525-25; Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland.

    A list of Negroes belonging to J. Wilson who have left

    Males aged
    Sandy Daily
    42
    George Frederick
    26
    Harry Monroe
    30
    Daniel Stateman
    8
    Perry Gross
    7
    Walter Whaling
    5
    Females aged
    Sallie Gross
    40
    Mealy Whaling
    25
    Mary Gross
    17
    Allen Gross [incorrect gender]
    12
    Joe Stateman [incorrect gender]
    12
    Becky Whaling
    10
    Dina Whaling
    3


    Born since the time last assessment one negro girl – named Calvy = age 10 years

    Joshua Wilson
    22 March 1864


    A list of Negroes belonging to Mrs. Ann S. Milburn who have all gone away

    Males aged
    Romulus Garner
    40
    John H. Garner
    38
    John Garner
    32
    Nealy Garner
    18
    Reamus Garner
    15
    Sol Garner
    14
    George Garner 6
    Robert Garner 5
    Henry Garner 1
    Females aged
    Agnes Garner
    35
    Ann Brent
    18
    Jane Garner
    16
    Louisa Garner
    12
    Francy Garner
    9
    Maria Garner
    8
    Allice Garner 7
    Ida Garner 3
    Elizabeth Garner 2


    22 March 1864

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  46. An Inventory of Tyree Harris’s Estate
    Name: Tyree Harris
    Probate Date: 1794
    Probate Place: Caswell, North Carolina, USA
    Inferred Death Year: Abt 1794
    Inferred Death Place: North Carolina, USA
    Item Description: Estates Records Harrelson, Tobias - Henderson, Dr. N. S.
    page 156 of volume (per ancestry.com)
    A negroe man George aged 59
    Frank, 45
    Adam, 35
    Hanible, 33
    Ben, 30
    Toney, 24
    Ned, 23
    Isaac, 16
    Jonathan, 16
    Frank, 14
    Thomas, 14
    David, 12
    Emanuel, 7
    Daniel, 5
    Aron, 4
    Jesse, 4
    Claxton, 2
    Joseph, 3
    Ned, 4 months

    A negroe woman Nelly aged 43
    Cate, 42
    Rebeckah, 31
    Amey, 26
    Lidia, 20
    ?crece, 18
    Winiphred, 13
    Hannah, 12
    Temperence, 11
    Cate, 10
    Charity, 9
    Barbary, 8
    Jona?, 7
    Conney, 6
    Susannah, 4
    Ann, 1
    Ede, _? month

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  47. On October 13, 1787, in Monk's Corner, St. John's Parish, South Carolina, John Ryan sold a slave named Pomphrey to Lawrence Campbell, Archibald Campbell, and David Benson of Charleston. https://carolinagirlgenealogy.blogspot.com/2018/12/friend-of-friends-fridayreleasing.html

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  48. Owner information:
    Captain John Ferguson Jr
    BIRTH 1765 • Chesterfield, Bedford, Virginia, USA
    DEATH 1824 • Franklin, Virginia, USA

    Description of his property according to his will (found on Ancestry.com)
    300 acres
    11 slaves
    - Pleasant
    - Suck
    - Peg
    - Betsey and her young child
    - Scylla
    - Spanel
    - Sophia
    - Martha
    - Mary
    - a child now an infant

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  49. Humphreys County Tennessee
    Deed Book G, page 128-129
    available on familysearch.org

    Deed dated 1Sep1840

    Christopher Waggoner gives to his daughter Sarah Garrett,"a certain negro girl named Quilla Ann, about 17 or 18 years of age, which girl is a slave"

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  50. Blog post about the 90 slaves in Willliam Cantey's inventory. Lived in Sumter and Williamsburg Counties in SC.
    https://carolinagirlgenealogy.blogspot.com/2019/01/friends-of-frineds-fridayreleasing.html

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  51. From my blog post
    Enslaved from Probate Records of Newton Cannon--Williamson Co. Tennessee (1841)
    2 lists containing about 120 enslaved https://mariegen.blogspot.com/2019/02/enslaved-from-probate-records-of-newton.html

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  52. Joseph P. Gray, last will & testament, Jasper Co, Mississippi. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Dated: 27 Sep 1856
    Died: 6 Nov 1856
    Probate: 17 Nov 1856
    p.20 of 171 of digital file; page 1 of book
    “Second I will and direct that my negroes be hired out yearly (except
    one woman named Phebe,
    and her young child Henry,
    whom I will to be sold in such a way as my executors to be herein after named, think to be the best to advantage, untill my Daughter Julia Ellen becomes of age, when I wish them equally divided among all my children.
    Third I give and bequeath my right in and to the following negroes, to wit:
    one negro man named Jack
    and one woman named Rachel and her increase,
    to my four children by my first wife, Eliza Ann Marshal to wit: Mary Anna, Elizabeth Allen, Lucy John, and Julia Ellen to be divided equally among them, when the said Julia Ellen comes of age.”

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  53. Nathan Smith, last will & testament. Written in Perry County, Alabama; recorded in Jasper County, MS. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Date: 16 Feb 1835
    Probate: 28 Jun 1857
    p.22/171 of digital file; page 4-5 of book

    1. “my negro woman Hannah [see Mary Smith’s will below] and her future increase”; all listed in 1-7 willed to wife, Mary Smith
    2. “my negro boy Ned”
    3. “my negro boy John”; upon the death of wife Mary Smith, to be given to James Carroll
    4. “my girl Nancy”; upon the death of wife Mary Smith, to be given to Charity Buckley, wife of Archie Buckley
    5. “my girl Winney”; upon the death of wife Mary Smith, to be given to James Carroll
    6. “my boy Ned” [not clear if the same as 2 above]
    7. “my boy Jesse”; upon the death of wife Mary Smith, to be given to Charity Buckley, wife of Archie Buckley.

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  54. Mary Smith [“widow of Nathan Smith” see above], last will & testament. Written in Perry County, Alabama; recorded in Jasper County, MS. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Date: 19 Feb 1844
    Probate: ?
    p.22/171 of digital file; page 5-6 of book

    1. “my negro woman Hannah” [probably the same as the Hannah listed in her husband, Nathan’s will above] willed to her sister Elizabeth Edwards.
    2. “my negro woman Winney” and…
    3. “my negro boy Ned” “belongs to Charity Ann Buckley”
    4. “my negro boy Carter” and…
    5. “infant child of Winney” “belongs to Benjamin Bennett Buckley [son of Charity once he reaches 21 years of age]

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  55. Archibald Prewitt, last will & testament, Jasper Co, MS. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Date: 9 Apr 1857
    Probate: 2 Jun 1862
    p.25-26/171 of digital file; page 12-13 of book

    “to wife Mary…the following slaves for life, to wit:”
    1. “negro man Lewis, aged about twenty-eight years”
    2. “negro man Henry, aged about thirty-four years of age”
    3. “negro man Adam, about forty years of age”
    4. “negro woman Philis, about fifteen years of age”
    5. “negro woman Evaline about sixteen years of age”
    “to my daughter Martha I. [or J.?] McDonald” the following described slaves to wit:
    6. “Sylvanah a negro girl aged about thirteen years of age and her natural increase”
    7. “Andrew a negro boy about fifteen years of age”
    “to my son Archibald Prewitt”
    8. “negro girl named Ann aged about fourteen years, provided the said Archibald Prewitt shall ever return home” [later mentioned that Archibald had gone to California]

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  56. James Thomas, last will & testament, Jasper Co, MS. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Date: 23 Jun 1862
    Probate 3 Nov 1862
    p.30-31/171 of digital file; page 20-21 of book

    To sons Archibald and Nathan Thomas [not yet of age]:
    1. “negro woman named Dinah, about thirty-four years of age”
    2. “Levi (boy) about fourteen years of age”
    3. “Simon about ten years of age”

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  57. Nicholas Lyon, , last will & testament, Jasper Co, MS. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Date: 14 Jul 1858
    Probate: 14 May 1860
    p.30-31/171 of digital file; page 20-21 of book

    1. “my negroes Joe…”
    2. “…and Jess (Slaves) be sold on a credit of twelve months”

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  58. Benjamin Morgan, last will & testament, Jasper Co, MS. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Date:
    Probate 14 May 1860
    p.31/171 of digital file; page 23 of book

    “To wife Lucinda Morgan”
    1. Margaret
    2. Silas
    3. Jim
    “To son John D. Morgan”
    4. “negro woman Sarah and her child Sam, he paying one hundred thirty-five dollars to the Executor of this will.”
    “To son Lucinda Heidelberg”
    5. “certain slave Mary, now in her possession”
    “To my son James C. Morgan”
    6. “certain slave Wash, he paying one hundred dollars to my daughter Louisa Morgan.”
    “To daughter Louisa Morgan”
    7. “certain slave Ann”
    “To sons Benjamin and Ira and my youngest daughter Eran [?]”
    8. “slave Mary and her child [sic] Demps [?],...
    9. "Jane, Victoria & Webster, to be divided when my son Benjamin Morgan becomes twenty-one years of age.”
    10. “certain Slave Luke, to be sold”

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  59. William McLendon, last will & testament, Jasper Co, MS. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Date: 16 Jun 1858
    Probate: 1 Nov 1858
    p.34/171 of digital file; page 28 of book

    “to my grand child Thomas Sterling”
    1. “my negro girl Matilda”
    “to my daughter Martha Hickman”
    2. “my negro girl Charry [Clarry? Channy?]”

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  60. Edward Dease, last will & testament, Jasper Co, MS. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Date: 22 Jun 1860
    Probate: 9 Jul 1860
    p.34/171 of digital file; page 29-30 of book

    1.” Amy,…
    2. Aaron…
    3. Bob and…
    4. Wiley, that belong to and come by my first wife be equally divided among and between my children by my first wife to wit: Bridget Cooper, Margaret Marry Ann Dease, James P. Hease, Oliver Dease and Charly P. Dease and Edward I. Dease share and share alike.”

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  61. Nancy Buckley, last will & testament, Jasper Co, MS. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Date: 29 Jan 1859
    Probate: 3 Aug 1863
    p.36/171 of digital file; page 32 of book

    To my son Joseph E. Buckley:
    1. “my negro boy named Anthony (called Anthy)”
    To my son Benjamin Buckley:
    2. “my negro woman named Milly [?]”
    3. “I further will that my negro man Larry have the liberty of choosing his own master at eight hundred dollars and one half the money be given to Sarah B. Cross.”

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  62. John C.C. Bridges, last will & testament, Jasper Co, MS. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Date: 28 May 1861
    Probate: 4 Nov 1861
    p.38/171 of digital file; page 36-37 of book

    “To my mother Seleta Bridges the following negro slaves to wit:”
    1. “one negro man named Georgia [sic] aged about forty years”
    2. “one negro girl named Julia aged about sixteen years”
    3. “one negro boy named Robert aged about twelve years”

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  63. Samuel Caston, last will & testament (nuncupative; witnessed by Joseph Broadway and Eliazabeth A. Rodgers), Jasper Co, MS. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Date: 2 Jan 1864
    Probate
    p.44/171 of digital file; page 47 of book

    To his nephew, Samuel L. Caston
    1. “a certain negro boy William”

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  64. I. R. Price, last will & testament, Jasper Co, MS. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Date: 31 Mar 1864
    Probate 6 Dec 1864
    p.45/171 of digital file; page 48 of book

    To wife Arritta Price:
    1. “two negro women to wit: Manda and…
    2. Lida.”

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  65. John Carlile, last will & testament, Jasper Co, MS. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Date: 4 Apr 1864
    Probate: 2 May 1864
    p.45/171 of digital file; page 49 of book

    To my James W. Grayson:
    1. ”old [June] and…
    2. …young June”
    3. George; later mentioned: “…with my watch, horse, saddle and Buggy, my clothing of every description, I give my faithful old servant George.”
    4. Jacob.

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  66. William Bridges, last will & testament, Jasper Co, MS. MS Probate Records, 1781-1930; Wills 1855-1944.
    Date: 12 Dec 1864
    Probate: 6 Nov 1865* (would hopefully have been freed by time of probate)
    p47/171 of digital file; page 52 of book

    To my mother Seleta Bridges [died 1866] the following named negro slaves to wit:
    1. “a woman named Liza and her two children”
    2. “woman named Evaline and her child”
    “after [her] death, to descend to my brother Jared C. Bridges.”
    “to my nephew Allen Caldwell Lassiter”
    3. “a negro boy named Anderson of dark complexion aged about [blank] years”

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  67. Name of the enslaved: SPICEY
    Name of the slave owner: THOMAS FOSTER (1807-1845) ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA
    Source of the information: 1834 ALBEMARLE CO, VA PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LIST, 1844 WILL OF THOMAS FOSTER
    Date and location of the source information: LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA
    Other info: SPICEY WAS PROBABLY A TEENAGER WHEN "ACQUIRED" AS SHE HAD ONLY ONE CHILD WHEN THOMAS FOSTER WROTE HIS WILL IN 1844.

    I hope this information helps someone looking for their ancestors.

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  68. 1. Name of the enslaved: Georgia Ann
    2. Name of the slave owner: Philemon Ogletree 1791-1861 Meriwether County, Georgia USA
    3. Source of the information: Meriwether Co, GA WILL book - P29, Im417
    4. Date and location of the source information: 14 Oct 1858

    "Item 3rd I give to my niece Mary J Harper one negro girl named Georgia Ann for her individual benefit forever free from the control or disposal of any and all other persons whatsoever."

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  69. 1. Name of the enslaved: Mary and her children viz Asbury, Edward, Aaron, Francis, Barbary, and her child or children, and the balance of Mary's children, a negro man slave named Roland and his wife Julia and their children and a negro man slave named Giles.

    2. Name of the slave owner: James Ogletree

    3. Source of the information: Estate Papers, 1832-1940; Author: Alabama. Probate Court (Macon County); Probate Place: Macon, Alabama

    4. Date and location of the source information: 28 Jul 1856 Macon County, Alabama, USA

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  70. 1. Name of the enslaved: 69 are listed below.
    2. Name of the slave owner: Philemon Ogletree 1791 - 1861
    3. Source of the information: Philemon Ogletree's Little Red Book - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vTdjUBOtoQug1NfyKTHOub77aGVRTRjX/view?usp=sharing

    4. Date and location of the source information: 1816 - 1869 - Meriwether County, Georgia

    Sorted by birth year

    Moses Kemp 2 July 1816
    Hew Watson 30 Jan 1817
    Rufus 16 Sep 1822
    Harriet 3 Jul 1823
    Enoch 7 June 1825
    Henry 27 Oct 1827 brother to Abraham Ogletree
    Edmond 20 Feb 1828
    Franklin 9 Jan 1829
    Louisa 2 Feb 1829
    Jackson 8 Jan 1830
    Kenan 17 Nov 1830
    Mary 23 Sep 1831
    Ben 21 Nov 1832
    Edward 1 Mar 1833
    Lee 27 Dec 1834
    Harriet March 1835
    Caroline 1 Apr 1836
    Henryethea 10 Aug 1836
    Menerva 7 Sep 1836
    Margaret 8 July 1837
    Betty 3 Dec 1838
    Pack John 10 Feb 1840
    Miles 16 Sep 1841
    Milley 5 April 1842
    Noah 30 Jan 1844
    Catherine 9 Aug 1844
    Ketunah 5 Mar 1846
    Salomer 3 Dec 1847
    Zach 20 Aug 1848 son of Abraham & Mary Ellison
    Nancy 26 Feb 1848
    Adam 23 Dec 1848 son of Abraham & Mary Ellison
    Charles 30 Oct 1848
    Saceti 1 Sep 1849
    Caroline 13 Jul 1849
    Sally 5 Aug 1849
    Rener 22 Mar 1851
    Rufus 25 June 1851
    Georgia Ann 15 Feb 1852
    Elisa 15 Nov 1852
    Megen 3 Sep 1853
    Roseter 30 Nov 1853
    Daniel 4 April 1853
    Enoch 14 Feb 1854
    Mary's Twins 22 July 1854 of Abraham & Mary Ellison
    Squire 22 Sep 1854
    Emanuel 1 Dec 1854
    Noah 30 Nov 1854
    Minna 1 June 1855
    Rolly 3 Feb 1855
    Flora 11 Nov 1855
    Emily 1 Nov 1857
    Cornelious 16 Feb 1857
    Millage 12 Apr 1857
    Harriet 14 April 1857
    Rubin 6 Jun 1857 son of Abraham & Mary Ellison
    Ann Rutta 7 June 1857
    Richard 19 Aug 1858 son of Abraham & Mary Ellison
    Lilly 1 Apr 1859
    Dully Jr 15 July 1859
    George Washington Apr 1860
    Newman 30 Sep 1860 son of Abraham & Mary Ellison
    James July 1861
    Gus Nov 1861
    Larrissa 28 May 1862
    Tammisa Died Aug 1862
    Clarra Mar 1862
    Stephen 3 Mar 1863
    Abe 28 Jul 1864 son of Abraham & Mary Ellison
    Engina Aug 1864
    Tod 30 Aug 1869

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  71. Will of Pointen Charlton dated 3 Jun 1821, recorded in Jan 1832, Washington County, Tennessee, Will Books 1779-1858

    To my wife Rebecca Charlton...two negroe girls names Nance and Dorcas
    To my daughter Polly Snapp...a yellow slave girl named Tilda
    To my son John Charlton...a certain negro slave boy named Joe upon condition that he pay to Pointen Charlton, Jr., Thomas Charlton, and Laurence Snapp each of them separately (will continues with details about payments to be made).

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  72. Will of Rebecca Charlton (wife of Pointen Charlton) dated 22 Jul 1824, recorded in Washington County, Tennessee, Wills, 1779-1899, Adairs, J-Folly H

    It is also my will that my two negro slaves Nancy and Dorcas be sold at the discretion of my executors and that the money arising from their sale be divided in equal portions among my three dear sons Pointon Charlton, John Charlton, and Thomas Charlton.

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  73. Slaves of Robert Lassiter, Chowan County, NC. Will written in 1770 but probated in 1780 so slave names would be those living in 1770.

    Will identifies slaves: Caffey (?), Tom, Rachel, Betty, Millie, Dick, Jeffrey, Jady, Peg, Sam, Jack, Rody, Jammy/Jimmy/Tommy

    Found in North Caroline Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998

    Good luck to you

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  74. Appraised value of slaves of Abner Turner at the time of his death in 1835 in Clarke County, Alabama and Marengo County, Alabama.
    Value 1835. Value 1837 New owner
    Green. 600 900. Chaste E. Turner
    Ally. 600 850. Chaste E. Turner
    Mike. 400. 350. Chaste E. Turner
    Annie. + 700. 1,050. Chaste E. Turner
    Easter. 400. 500. Beloved L. Turner
    Warren. 300. 400. Chaste E. Turner
    Malala. 250. — —
    Lawrence. 175 250 Chaste E. Turner
    Joe 125. 200. Chaste E. Turner
    Polly. 600. 750. Boswell Turner
    Elizabeth. 700. 1,000. David Turner
    Henry. 700. —-*
    Wellington. 750. 900. Amanda Turner-Ridgeway
    Hartley. 250. 400. Andrew J. Turner
    Harriet. 350. 500. Virtuous M. Turner
    Cain. 150. 225. Albert A. Turner
    Ned. 900. 1,200. Albert A. Turner
    Sarah. + 700. 1,000. Albert A. Turner
    Barbry. 100. 150. Albert A. Turner
    Betsy. 650 1,000. Amanda Turner-Ridgeway
    Ary. 450. 600. Asenath Turner- Nobles
    Hester. 500. 500. —-
    Incomplete

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  75. James McGowan, last will & testament, Abbeville, SC, 4 Dec 1802.

    “…my negro man Joe, to my wife [Elizabeth] so long as she lives…”

    Joe’s life valued at $200 in estate inventory.

    South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980.
    Abbeville Probate Records, Boxes 64-65, Packages 1516-1588, 1782-1958.
    Box 55; Pack 1558.

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  76. Sources:
    (1) Abbeville District, South Carolina, probate records, box 073, package 1783, Micajah Poole (1819), original will, 3 September 1819; "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 18 July 2019), Abbeville > Probate Court, Probate records > 1782-1958 > Box 073, Packages 1773-1794 > images 115-116 of 249; citing original records at the Abbeville County Courthouse, Abbeville, South Carolina.
    (2) “Equity court records, 1791-1875; miscellaneous papers, 1813-1906 [Abbeville, South Carolina]” (loose papers, Abbeville County Courthouse, Abbeville), box no. 66, package 3399, James Robt. Young et al v. John A. Burton, complaint of James R. M. Young, 1839; FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-D3GM-W?i=340&cat=467006 : accessed 1 July 2019), image 342.

    Slaves:
    o a woman Lucinda, bequeathed by Micajah Poole to his son Robert
    o a woman Pat, bequeathed by Micajah Poole to his daughter Nancy, later transferred to John Burton as husband of Elzira, daughter of Nancy Young
    o The following received by Nancy Poole via a partition according to the will of Micajah Poole and after her death partitioned to her children James and Elzira
     Winston, to James
     Frank; not included in the partition
     John, to James
     Henry, to James
     Solomon, to John Burton as husband of Elzira
     Sam, to John Burton as husband of Elzira
     Aaron, to John Burton as husband of Elzira
     Joicy, to James
     Lucinda, to James
     Durcilla, to John Burton as husband of Elzira
     Ezekiel, to John Burton as husband of Elzira
     Kizzy, to John Burton as husband of Elzira

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  77. Found at Ancestry.com From the will and estate sale record of Thomas Locker of Loudoun County, VA - dated 1 Nov 1816. From Loudoun County, Virginia Will Book Abstracts - Will Books A-Z Estate Entries :

    - William, a boy bought by William Gardner
    - Harr. , a woman
    - Mary, a girl
    - Pris. , a woman
    - Merick, a man bought by Henney Gunnell
    - Hannah, a woman
    - Nancy, a girl - one Ancestry.com member's tree listed a Nancy as daughter of Thomas Locker. However, I have found no other mention of him having a daughter named Nancy.

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  78. Found at Ancestry.com from the will of Aaron Higginbotham I of Amherst, Virginia, died 1785 :

    - Hannah and her children, left to daughter, Margaret
    - Jane and her children, left to son, Aaron II
    - David, a boy, left to son, Aaron II
    - Tom, a man, left to son, Aaron II
    - Esther and her children, left to daughter Tamasin, wife of Robert Cash, Jr
    - Melinda and her children, left to daughter Mary Ann
    - Nelly and her children, left to daughter Frances
    - George, a boy, left to son Samuel
    - Kate, a girl, left to son Samuel
    - Judith, a woman, left to son Samuel

    - Unknown number of unnamed slaves to be divided among his four daughters

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  79. I have more from census records, 1790-1850, but they are unnamed, listing only gender and age range. Would you like that info also?

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  80. Thought provoking question for all of you...

    I am going through my spouses family documentation, filing, dating and attaching to individual records.

    When you come to wills and property lists where names of enslaved are involved, do you document their names somewhere or somehow with the individual record. This might help someone else find an ancestor that was a slave.

    I was thinking of listing them as children and then changing the relationship to slave or enslaved. Would this be beneficial to someone that might be looking for that ancestor? Do you use the surname of the slave owner? Would there be a better way to document it for other researchers?

    Just looking for some feedback. I want to know if this could possibly help someone find their ancestors or not.

    Thanks

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  81. Sorry, I don't know what to get a screen name on here. Jim P

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  82. Nevermind, I found the Beyond Kin Project and I will try documenting the way they suggest. Thank you Jim P

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  83. I use Weblinks on Ancestry. This is a video for Ancestry users, but it can be applied to other programs as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URrn71yOQzY

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  85. Enslaved persons named in the will of Acquilla Quick, Marlboro County, SC 1813:
    Ella
    Maria
    Lucy
    Hanna
    Mace
    Allen

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  86. Enslaved persons named in the will of George Quick, Marlboro County, SC 1828:
    Bob
    Beck
    Harry
    Nelly
    Isom
    Sara
    Easter
    Reaner

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  87. Enslaved persons named in the will of Thomas Quick, Marlboro, SC 1822:
    Dick (blacksmith)
    Amelia & her son Moses
    "Deep River" Nan
    Fereby
    Cherry
    Daniel
    Allen
    Sally
    Sylvia
    Janey
    Amelia
    Minta
    Pat
    Rose
    Averet
    Peter
    Old Nancy
    Young Nancy
    Bill
    Jim

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  88. Will of Christopher Bustin, Portsmouth, VA. Will written 14 Jan 1784; proved 17 Feb 1784.
    I give and bequeath to my loving wife Martha Bustin the house and plantation in the parish of Portsmouth [VA] whereon I now live with all and every the moveables belonging to me, with three negroes by the names of:
    1. little Abby
    2. Simon and
    3. Abe
    for her life and at her decease the same shall be the property and be equally divided between Thomas, Benjamin, Martha, Mary, Sarah, Lucy, sons and daughters of Martha Bustin or the survivors.
    […]
    I give to my son William Bustin one half Lot in the Borough of Norfolk [VA] with two negroes named
    4. Phillis and
    5. Gim
    […]
    I give and bequeath to my son John Bustin the other Half lot in the Borough of Norfolk with a negro wench [sic] named
    6. Mirah and her increase
    […]
    I give and bequeath to my son Christopher Bustin half lot of ground in the town of Portsmouth with a negro called
    7. Primus
    […]
    I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Bustin the other half lot in the town of Portsmouth with a negro named
    8. Harry
    […]
    I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin a lot of ground in Gosport with a negro named
    9. Cato
    […]
    I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Bustin one negro girl named
    10. Hannah with her increase
    […]
    I give and bequeath to my daughter Martha Bustin one negro wench [sic] and her increase […] named
    11. Barbary.
    […]
    I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Bustin one negro wench named
    12. Big Abby and her increase
    […]
    I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Bustin one negro girl named
    13. Rose and her increase.
    […]
    I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucy Bustin one negro girl named
    14. Dinah and her increase
    […]
    I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Bustin one negro Boy named
    15. Broomfield
    and seven hundred and forty nine acres land lying in Franklin county North Carolina but if Samuel should die before he comes of Age I give the said land and negro between my sons William, John, Christopher, and my daughter Ann Bustin and their heirs & to be equally divided.
    [note: I'm including family names to whom folks were "willed" and their locations in case it helps to trace them]

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  89. The following are the enslaved of John Fendall Carr, Maury County Tennessee. Listed in the Will of John F. Carr 28 May 1834 - 7 May 1838, located in the custody of the courthouse @ Columbia, TN 38401 Barham Chancery File, 1859, Maury County, TN:
    Clause from Will:
    I am acting guardian legally appointed for my four children, Charles, David, Susanna and Sarah as respects a devise to them by their uncle Isaac Daulton decd. of two thousand dollars,
    which amount I am responsible to them for and for raising the sum my will is that the tract of land I bought of Hezekiah Davis of one hundred and fifteen acres, together with the following Negroes to wit: George, Lee, Will, Perry, & Lewis be sold to the best advantage or so much thereof as may be sufficient to raise the said sum of Two Thousand dollars or my balance which may at the time remain unpaid.
    3rd That all the balance of my estate of every description whatever as well real as personal I lend to my beloved wife Elizabeth Carr to hold and possess of and to use at will for her use and comfort during the term of her natural life or widowhood, and at the time of her death or marriage as the case may be my desire is there be delivered over to my son Charles, my Negro man Dick, to my son David my Negro boy Oliver and to my daughter Susanna my Negro girl Cherry and my boy Henry.

    The enslaved:
    George
    Lee
    Will
    Perry
    Lewis
    Dick - slave man bequeathed to son Charles
    Oliver - slave boy bequeathed to son David
    Cherry - slave girl bequeathed to daughter Susanna
    Henry - slave boy bequeathed to daughter Susanna

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  91. Weakley County, Tennesse, Will and Record book 1828-1842
    Will of Job Rogers, dated Feb. 10, 1837.

    (Abstract)

    To wife Agnes: One negro man Lewis and one negro woman Eliza

    To daughters Sarah Jane Benjamin Rogers and Druseller Allen Rogers: Negro girl, Emeline, negro boy Henry, negro girl Grace, negro boy Freeman, negro girl Mary, negro girl Martha, to be possessed with Lewis and Eliza at the marriage or decease of my wife. Also Eliza's daughter, Catherine

    To son John W. Rogers: negro man Daniel, negro girl Mima, negro girl Gilla

    To son Jubilee V. Rogers: negro man Henderson, negro boy Mcklin, negro boy Pleasant, negro woman Sarah and her child Lawson

    To son-in-law, Jacob Thompson that married my daughter Mary P. Rogers: negro man Alfred, negro woman Winny and all the children said Winny has now, and negro girl Caroline

    TO children of Whitmeal H. Cooper, born of daughter Elizabeth Allen Cooper: negro man Charlles, negro woman Nelley, and said Nelley's children

    To grandson Job Calvin Rogers, son of John W. Rogers: negro boy Coy

    To grandson John Chesley Thompson, son of Jacob Thompson: negro boy Simon

    Also negro girl Candis - [unclear who she was given to]

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  92. Will of William Gill. Alabama, Wills and Probate Records, 1753-1999 Perry Will Records, Vol A-B, 1821-1864. Page 171-172. 1 Feb 1845.
    1. Mariah (to wife Sarah Wallace Gill)
    2. Hiram (“negro boy”; to wife Sarah)
    3. Sam (to wife Sarah for 1 year then “to fall into the hands of my executors”: Jonathan W. Gill and William L. Wallace)
    4. Ligram or Legram (“hired out for the payment of my debts until paid up through my executors to conduct the profits of said boy to their greatest advantage to my Estate…”)

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  93. Will of Thomas C. Barrow. Alabama, Wills and Probate Records, 1753-1999 Perry Will Records, Vol A-B, 1821-1864. Page 196-197. 30 Sep 1846.
    1. Lucy (“negro woman”). To daughter, Mrs. William B. Hinton
    2. Anthony (“a negro boy”). First to wife Artemisia then to son Elias George Barrow after her death.

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  94. According to “The Bergen Family,” Sarah Bergen married John Van Brunt on 19 Jan 1745. John was accidentally drowned in 1751 in Flatland Bay. A record of the auctioning of John Van Brunt’s property is included.

    Included in that property were several slaves: Jennie (sold to Jeromus Rapalje), Brestt (sold to Wilhelmus Van Brunt), William (sold to Evert Suydam), Henry and his wife Sarah (sold to Garret Doreland), Tam and his wife Black Sara (sold to Sarah Van Brunt).

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  95. Howard/Smith, Milton in Montgomery County Old Deed Book W, pages 463, 464; Grantor: A J Pickett; Grantee: Wm. Graham

    Albert J Pickett The State of Alabama, Montgomery County
    V Know all men by these presents
    William Graham that I Albert
    J Pickett of the
    County & State aforesaid for

    and in consideration of ten dollars to me in hand paid by
    William Graham, and also for other considerations hereinafter
    expressed do hereby doth and convey unto William Graham
    of the County & State aforesaid the following Negroes to wit
    Essex, a Negro man about seventeen years old, Walter about
    fifteen years old, Bartlett fourteen years old, Jerry about
    fourteen years old, Asaph nine years old, Milly twenty
    three years old, Milton two years old. Rhody thirty four years
    old, Cresay twenty eight years old, Francis fourteen years
    old, Avey eight years old, Charles Eight years old, Dilcey
    seven years old, Austin three years old, Anderson one
    year old John seven years. To Have and to hold himself
    his Heirs, Executors and Administrators forever, In Trust Nevertheless?
    and for the sole use behalf & benefit of my wife Sarah S Pickett
    my wife for whose benefit and use the above named Negroes as
    conveyed unto the said William Graham the said Negroes as
    to remain in my possession during my life and after my
    death in the possession of the said Sarah S Pickett my
    wife until her death or marriage and then to be agreeably
    divided equally between the Children that I have and may
    have by the said Sarah S Pickett my wife free of this trust

    In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand
    & seal this 2nd day of May 1853.
    Albert Jas. Pickett seal


    Page 2


    I do hereby accept the trust conveyed to me by this deed
    upon the terms therein conveyed, this 2nd day of May A. D.
    1853 W Graham seal

    The State of Alabama James E Bolsam Clerk of the County
    Montgomery County found in and aforesaid
    County do here

    by Certify that on this 2nd day of May 1853
    The above names
    Albert Jas. Pickett personally appeared before me and acknowl
    edged the above and foregoing instrument to be his free act
    and deed, for the purposes therein expressed, and contained
    Given under my hand this day and year above written

    James E. Bolsan Clk C. C. M. C.

    Transcribed by: Karen Orozco Gutierrez, 18 Oct 2018

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  96. Manifest of Slaves on board the Florida of Mobile burthen_____tons______,

    Whereof___?__is at present Master, bound from the port of Mobile to the Port of New Orleans

    NAMES SEX AGE STATURE CLASS
    FT_NCH

    2-14-52

    Sarah Female 1829 23 5’6” Yellow )

    May Female 1840 12 4’ Dark )

    Nathan 1817 35 5’6” Yellow )

    Edwin 1844 8 4’ d (“ditto”)

    Jim Male 1845 7 4’6” Dark )

    Milton Child d )

    Shipper/Owner: TS Bates Residence: Mobile


    Source Citation
    National Archives and Records Administration - Southeast Region (Atlanta) (NRCAA), Morrow, GA; Coastwise Slave Manifests, 1801 - 1860; Record Group: 36, Records of the U.S. Customs Service; ARC Identifier: 1151775


    Transcription Karen Orozco Gutierrez, 25 Jun 2019

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  97. The Last Will & Testament of William D Pickett dec’d

    The State of Alabama
    Sept 23, 1836

    I William D Pickett do hereby revoke the will I made
    in R(hode) Island in 1835.

    I will that all my just debts be paid.
    I will that all my Estate both real and personal
    be sold in the manner my Executors think best and
    the amount converted into money which I give and
    bequeath forever to my child Eliza Dickson provided
    the clear Estate does not exceed Ten thousand dollars
    which I think is an ample sum more for her and which
    said Ten thousand dollars or be the sum more
    or less.) I hereby request that it be placed by my Executors
    in some northern or free State bank or some safe place
    to draw a regular interest. The Executors to use their
    sound discretion as to what Institution to place it
    regarding safety more than profit.

    Item. If the clear Estate exceeds ten thousand
    dollars then I bequeath One Hundred dollars to Mrs
    Mary Updike sister to my late wife and residing in Illinois.
    Item. I wish my law books and also miscellaneous
    to be sold the proceeds given to my friend John A.
    McRae of Wadesboro, NC and if he be dead to my friend
    Reddus Anderson of said Town.

    I give to my negro woman Juliet twenty (say 20) Dollars a
    year during her life which is to come out of the annual
    interest of my daughter’s estate and which I request To be
    paid her and I would wish her to be kept in the
    family if she should wish it.

    I wish my daughter to have a plain substantial Ed
    ucation and wish her rather to be a polished industrious Pious young lady
    than a flirt or a gay fashionable girl will therefore my
    presence will not humor her & but make her kindly obedient
    The above bequest of the bulk of my Estate to my daughter
    I wish not to be at her disposal until she attains 18 years
    of age except the interest.

    I wish my wife’s [????] and her [??]
    Kept for my daughter and sister in law
    I appoint my excellent father, Abram Martin, and [?I. ?] Wyman my Executors
    The annual Real estate called the Bowen Lot in


    Providence is already secured to Eliza Dickson by her
    Gr Father Whitman by deed of trust it brings
    33 per an(nual) & Amasa Mason is Trustee

    It my desire I wish I wish Juliet to have 1 Bedsted
    & bed and a full suit of Bedclothes & my cloak.
    My relatives all being well off I leave them nothing.

    To prevent ambiguity I have ermark? that as reflects the
    first clause in my will respecting the disposition
    of my property to my daughter that whether
    amount be more or less than Ten Thousand dollars
    I hereby intend to be gracious? and all to her saving
    (One) Hundred to appropriate $20 per annum to Juliet

    In testimony whereof I have hereto
    Set my hand and seal
    Wm D Pickett {Seal}

    Signed sealed and Delivered
    In presence of

    Ben Fitzpatrick
    DJ Fox
    W. B. Allen

    The State of Alabama
    Montgomery County

    Personally appeared in open court Ben James Fitzpatrick one
    of the subscribing witnesses to the last Will & Testament
    of Wm D Pickett dec’d and on call says that he saw the
    deceased Execute the same for the purpose therein expressed
    that he was at the time of a sound disposing mind
    and memory that deponent Together with DJ Fox &
    W. B. Allen signed as witnesses of the deceased before?
    and in his presence and in the presence of each other.

    I now to and subscribed before
    me Jany 15th 1838.

    Ben Fitzpatrick
    B. S. Bibb, Judge

    Approved and ordered to be recorded
    B. S. Bibb, Judge


    Source Citation
    Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1817-1932; Author: Alabama. Probate Court (Montgomery County); Probate Place: Montgomery, Alabama, p. 126 of 194.
    Description
    Description: Wills, Vol 1-2, 1820-1845

    Transcribed by Karen Orozco Gutierrez, 28 Jun 2020

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  98. Virginia and Adams Co. Ohio
    Will of Joseph Jacobs, [Jr], Written 7 January 1814, proved 16 January 1815. To daughter Alcy Jacobs Aldridge, one negro man named Aaron, to son William, one negro woman called Hannah, to daughter Mary Clark, a negro called Elijah, to daughter Jane, one negro woman called _?_ [original in Will Book K: 265], Virginia County Court (Fairfax County), Will Books 1742-1866 General Index to Wills, 1742-1951, microfilm no. 31287, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Benjamin Jacobs (Joseph Jacobs2 Jr., Joseph Jacobs, Sr.) was born 3 November 1768, and died Bef. 18 December 1809. He married Sarah (_____) Jacobs ca 1797. She died Bef. 1851. Sarah was left “one slave Dick jailed for stealing 2 pots of butter – burnt in hand valued at three dollars from Henry Haislip.” When Sarah died son Joseph Jacobs (born 1810) “He petitioned the court to divide the dower negroes of his deceased mother along the several devisees. Joseph received Richard (Dick?), his sister Sarah received Robert and Henry - February term of court in 1852.

    William Jacobs (Joseph Jacobs Jr., Joseph Jacobs, Sr.) was born Bet. 1762 - 1770, and died Bet. 24 May - 27 June 1848 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He married Mary (_____) Bef. September 1796. She was born Bet. 1760 - 1765, and died Bef. 24 May 1848 in probably Harrison County, Kentucky. (See: Harrison County Will Book F, 1847-1853, page 62 – Will of William Jacob's: To Son: Will S. – my farm and my slaves, Jess, Harrison, James, Vina, Hariet, Sarah, and Patience. My infant grand-daughter, Mary Ann Jacob's – my negro girl Sal, grand-daughter: Mary Ann Jarvis – 2 slaves named Kate and Easter. Will written 24 May 1848; probated 27 June 1848.

    William Jacobs (Joseph Jacobs) born 11 November 1737 – Virginia. Moved to Virginia Military Lands (Ohio) and in 1806 Adams County Ohio he and two other men swore a negro woman Jeney and her three children were free.
    1808 Adams Co. OH Deeds 1806-1812 pg. 49
    Adams Co. Huntington Twp. – Testimony of Joseph Stewart, William Jacobs and Asael Brookover regarding the freeing of a slave by the name of Jeney and her three children, David, Temper and Jacobs formerly belonging to the heirs of John Matchlor. Signed 8 August 1807 – Recorded 11 February 1808.



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  99. Pickett, Albert James, Estate of, Dental Invoice, Transcription
    Source Citation: See End

    1859 Est of Col A. J. Pickett
    To. A. A. Nelson Dr

    January 25 To V(isits) (O)ff(ice) PM Patience 4 – “”
    “ 26 To “” “ 4 – “”
    31 To “” “ 4 – “”
    March 25 To “ Rodney 1 - “”
    April 11 To “ Essex 1 – “”
    “ 23 To “ Marias chd 1 – “”
    “ 24 To “” “ 3 – “”
    June 14 To “” “ 3 – “”
    “ 15 To “” “ 3 – “”
    “ 19 To “” Patience 4 – “”
    “ “ To “” Negro chd 1 – ‘’’
    “ 20 To “” Patience 4 – “”
    “ “ To “ Negro chd 1 – “”
    “ 21st To “” Patience 4 – “”
    “ To “ 2 children 1 – “” 39 - ””
    “ 23 To Ext Tooth Jupiter 1 – “”
    July 8 To v(isits)(O)ff(ice) PM Delia 3 - “”
    “ 9 To “” “ 3 – “”
    “ 10 To “” “ 3 – “”
    “ 11 To “” “ 3 – “”
    “ 12 To “” Marias chd 1 – “”
    “ 17 To “” Maria 3 – “”
    “ 18 To “” “ 3 – “”
    “ 22 To “” Bolling 3 – “”
    “ 23 To “” “ 3 – “”
    “ 24 To “” “ 3 – “”
    “ 25 To “ Negro chd 1 – “”
    “ 27 To “ Bolling 1 – “”
    “ 31 To “ Julias chd 1 – “”
    August 4 To “ Patsey 1 – “”
    “ 8 To “ “ 1 – “”
    “ “ To “ Julias chd 1 – “”
    “ 11 To Ext Tooth Benje 1 – “” 36 – “”

    Amount = carried over = $75’’”


    Amount Brot over $75 - ‘’”

    Sept 16 To Ext Tooth Benje/Benny 1 – “”
    “ “ To PM Marys chd 1 – “”
    “ 17 To v(isits) (O)ff(ice) PM Paribe 4 – “”
    “ 29 To “ “ “ 4 – “”
    “ 31 To “ “ “ 4 – “”
    Oct 1st To “ “ “ 4 – “”
    “ 14 To To Ext Tooth Bartlett 1 – “”
    “ 17 To PM Steve 1 – “” = $20 -
    95””
    Recd payment of WR Pickett
    Administrator March 10 1860
    AA Nelson


    Source Citation: Estate Papers, 1817-1949; Author: Alabama Probate Court (Montgomery County); Probate Place: Montgomery, Alabama.

    Alabama, Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999, Montgomery > Estate Papers, Pickett, Albert – Pierce, James W, pp 522-23/1509.

    Transcribed by:
    Karen Orozco Gutierrez
    30 May 2020

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  100. In the Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, Pre-1870(Barbour Collection) for Zebulon West. Zebulon West has recorded the marriage of Bristo and Betty and the birth, with dates, of their children.

    Zebulon had negro Bristo m. Betty, Sep 21, 1757; Amos, s. Bristo and Betty, b. May 26, 1758; Amy, d. Bristo and Betty, b. Mar 16, 1760; Phebe, d. Bristo and Betty, b. Mar 18, 1762; Ruth, d. Bristo and Betty, b. Jan 31,1764;
    Betty, d. July 4, 1766
    Bristo Harris, d. April 1, 1802

    In the inventory list of Zebulon West's will -
    1 Negro bed in the chamber
    Negro man servant named Bristo
    a molatto boy named Amos

    In Zebulon West's will -

    We have also yielded to him the said Stephen West the molatto boy named Amos.

    There wasn't any more information about the rest of the family.

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  101. Name of the enslaved: Moses & Peter
    Name of the slave owner: Charles Thompson
    Source of the information: Will
    Date and location of the source information: 1 Jul 1811, Robeson, County, NC

    Note that for Moses there is a will for Charles' son Charles Thompson from Robeson County, NC probated 11 Aug 1821 that shows that his slaves (Moses isn't specifically named) were mostly given to his wife, who is Charity (Alford) Thompson.

    Ancestry.com link: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/157175344/person/182191898868/facts

    There is probate documentation from Robeson County dated 1840 for Charity Thompson that shows that Moses was sold to their son Lewis Thompson.

    Ancestry.com link: https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/9061/images/007384249_01437?pId=1860190&backurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ancestry.com%2Ffamily-tree%2Fperson%2Ftree%2F157175344%2Fperson%2F182196556086%2Ffacts%2Fcitation%2F662280544137%2Fedit%2Frecord
    __________________________________________________________________

    In the name of God amen
    I Charles Thompson of the
    State of N Carolina and County of Robeson being of
    perfect mind and memory blessed be God, do this 1st
    day of July 1811 make and ordain this my last will
    and testament in manner and form following, that
    is to say, first, I give and bequeath to my son William
    Thompson ten shillings to be paid out of my Estate
    second I lend to my loving wife Sarah all the rest of
    my Estate both real and personal during her natural
    life, and after her decease my will and desire is
    that my son Charles Tompson shall have five hundred
    acres of Land whereon I now live with all the improvements
    thereon to him and his heirs and assigns and a negro
    man named Moses, and that my Daughter Susanna
    Mitchel have a negro Boy named Peter, and after
    my wifes death for the remaining part of my negroes
    to be equally divided amongst my Daughters, Lucy
    Lewis, Nancy Phillips, Fanny Phillips, heirs Sarah
    Townsend and my Daughter in Law Mary Butlers
    Heirs, and further more my will and desire is that
    all the remaining part of my Estate that is not
    before mentioned that remains after my wifes death
    should be equally divided between my son Charles
    Thompson my Daughters Lucy Lewis Nancy Phillips
    Fanny Phillips heirs Sarah Townsend Susanna Michel
    and my Daughter in Law Mary Butlers heirs and
    I hereby make and ordain my son Charles Thompson
    and my son in Law Nazara Michel my true and
    Lawful Executors to this my last will and testament
    in witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal
    the day and year above written signed sealed
    published and declared in the presence of
    William Barnes Charles Thompson (Seal)
    Richard Bullock
    Joel Bullock

    ______________________________________________________________

    Ancestry.com URL https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/9061/images/004772383_00084?pId=2441036&backurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ancestry.com%2Ffamily-tree%2Fperson%2Ftree%2F157175344%2Fperson%2F182191898816%2Ffacts%2Fcitation%2F662263084955%2Fedit%2Frecord

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  102. Source Citation; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Charleston County); Probate Place: Charleston, South Carolina; Notes: Wills, Etc, 1800-1818; Ancestry.com. South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: South Carolina County, District and Probate Courts.
    1) Name of the enslaved: Pins; Slave owner is Isaac Couturier who wills Pins to Miss Susan Ann Gilliland. Last Will and Testament of Isaac Couturier of St. John’s Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina. January 27, 1814.
    2) Name of the enslaved: Judy; Slave owner is Isaac Couturier who wills Judy to Miss Susan Ann Gilliland. Last Will and Testament of Isaac Couturier of St. John’s Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina. January 27, 1814.
    3) Name of the enslaved: Elsey; Slave owner is Isaac Couturier who wills Elsey to Isaac Theodore Couturier, the son of John Couturier, Sr. If Isaac Theodore Couturier dies before he becomes 21, Elsey is to go to George Washington Couturier, son of John Couturier, Sr. Last Will and Testament of Isaac Couturier of St. John’s Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina. January 27, 1814.
    4) Name of the enslaved: Betty; Slave owner is Isaac Couturier who wills Betty to Isaac Theodore Couturier, the son of John Couturier, Sr. If Isaac Theodore Couturier dies before he becomes 21, Betty is to go to George Washington Couturier, son of John Couturier, Sr. Last Will and Testament of Isaac Couturier of St. John’s Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina. January 27,
    5) Name of the enslaved: Jason; Slave owner is Isaac Couturier who wills Jason to Isaac Theodore Couturier, the son of John Couturier, Sr. If Isaac Theodore Couturier dies before he becomes 21, Jason is to go to George Washington Couturier, son of John Couturier, Sr. Last Will and Testament of Isaac Couturier of St. John’s Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina. January 27, 1814
    6) Name of the enslaved: Trophus; Slave owner is Isaac Couturier who wills Trophus to Isaac Theodore Couturier, the son of John Couturier, Sr. If Isaac Theodore Couturier dies before he becomes 21, Trophus is to go to George Washington Couturier, son of John Couturier, Sr. Additionally: The use of the negro girl Trophus by Miss Susan Ann Gilliland until the negro girl is sixteen years old and then delivered to Isaac Theodore Couturier. Last Will and Testament of Isaac Couturier of St. John’s Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina. January 27, 1814
    7) Name of the enslaved: Dank; Slave owner is Isaac Couturier who wills Dank to Isaac Theodore Couturier, the son of John Couturier, Sr. If Isaac Theodore Couturier dies before he becomes 21, Dank is to go to George Washington Couturier, son of John Couturier, Sr. Last Will and Testament of Isaac Couturier of St. John’s Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina. January 27, 1814
    8) Name of the enslaved: Anthony; Slave owner is Isaac Couturier who wills Anthony to John Couturier, Jr., the son of John Couturier, Sr. Last Will and Testament of Isaac Couturier of St. John’s Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina. January 27, 1814
    9) Name of the enslaved: Ralph; Slave owner is Isaac Couturier who wills Ralph to John Couturier, Jr., the son of John Couturier, Sr. Last Will and Testament of Isaac Couturier of St. John’s Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina. January 27, 1814

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  103. Name of the enslaved: Anne
    Name of the slave owner: Samuel H. Shannon
    Source of the information: Document filed in Madison Co. TN.
    Date and location of the source information: Shannon (Circa 1571-1990), by Drexal R. Shannon. 1990. A book tracing the descendants of Thomas and Eigness Shannon.
    p. 116: Jacob Chism to Samuel H. Shannon. Registered 12th Jun 1823. Know all men by their presence that I, Jacob Chism of the Count of Cooper and State of Missouri that for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and forty dollars to me in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have bargained sold and delivered and by these presents do bargain to Samuel H. Shannon of the County of Madison and State of TN a certain negro girl slave unto the said Samuel H. Shannon, his heirs and assignees forever and I the said Jacob Chism do warrant and forever defend the right of said slave against the claim of all other and every other person or person unto the said Shannon, his heirs-executors. I, the said Jacob Chism, do warrant the said girl slave to be entirely free of all impediments both of body and mind also of all diseases whatever. The acknowledgement of which I said Jacob Chism have hereunto fixed my hand and seal, this 17th day of Feb. 1823.
    Signed: Jacob Chism
    Witness: David Crockett

    Names of the enslaved: Daniel, Phoebe, Violet, Isham, Daniel, Tom
    Name of the slave owner: Finis W. Shannon
    Source of the information: Will dated June 30, 1832. Crawford Co., MO (near Springfield). Records on file with Springfield Public Library.
    Date and location of the source information: Shannon (Circa 1571-1990), by Drexal R. Shannon. 1990. A book tracing the descendants of Thomas and Eigness Shannon.
    p. 128-9:
    Item 2nd: I will and bequeath to my wife, Anna my old Negro man Daniel and Negro woman Phoebe during her widowhood and at her death or marriage to be divided among my children, and if my wife Anna should die or marry before my children all comes of age to inherit property, I devise that the above willed negroes shall be hired out and the money arising from said hire shall go to the use of said children. I also will and bequeath to my wife, Anna, all my stock farming tools household kitchen furniture during her life or widowhood for the same use of raising and supporting my Children.
    Item 3rd: I will and bequeath to my daughter, Mary Evelina Shannon, my negro woman named Violet.
    Item 4th: I will and bequeath to my daughter, Malissa Jane Shannon, my negro boy Isham.
    Item 5th: I will and bequeath to my daughter, Martha Ann Shannon, my negro boy Daniel.
    Item 3rd: I will and bequeath to my son, John B. Shannon, my negro boy, Tom.
    p. 130: Kindred Rose was appointed guardian of Mary E. Shannon, daughter and heir of Finis W. Shannon, at the Sep term of court, John T. Campbell, Executor of the will of Finis W. Shannon, delivered to said guardian a negro girl, Violet, for year 1833 and 1834, according to terms of will… Sec… James Daleson and John P. Campbell. At the Sept term of court, Kindred Rose was also appointed guardian of Malissa J. Shannon, daughter and heir of Finis W. Shannon, deceased. John T. Campbell, Executor, delivered to the said guardian a negro boy named Isaac (Isham), for the year 1833 and 1834, according to the terms of the will.

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  104. Name of the enslaved: Pat
    Name of the slave owner: Thomas Shannon (1753-1841).
    Source of the information: Will (dated April 2, 1833, County Court of Giles, VA)
    Date and location of the source information: Shannon (Circa 1571-1990), by Drexal R. Shannon. 1990. A book tracing the descendants of Thomas and Eigness Shannon.
    p51: 4thly I also give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Shannon Jr., my negro woman “Pat” to him and his heirs.

    Name of the enslaved: Unknown
    Name of the slave owner: Samuel Shannon (1781-1850)
    Source of the information: 1815 Tax record, Giles Co. VA.
    Date and location of the source information: Shannon (Circa 1571-1990), by Drexal R. Shannon. 1990. A book tracing the descendants of Thomas and Eigness Shannon.
    p. 51: An 1815 Tax record in Giles Co. has him listed as residing at Walker’s Creek and Kimberling Fork with one slave, four horses, nine cattle, and one silver watch with an assessed tax of $2.41.

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