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  1. Names of enslaved persons: Daniel, Mark, Isaac & Celilah
    Enslaver: Jacob Van Meter
    Source: Last Will & Testament, 11 Nov 1798, Hardin County KY

    "I also allow my wife Letty the full benefit of all my Negroes during her Life (To Wit) Daniel Mark Isaac Celilah but if Either or any of them before mentioned should arrive to the age of Thirty Years old before the death of my wife Each or Either of them shall be wholy set free from Servitude without serving any person whatsoever and if my wife should depart this life before they arise to the age of thirty it is my Will that they then be set free from servitude."

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  2. Name of enslaved person: Ginna
    Enslaver: John Henderson
    Source: his Last Will & Testament, 5 Jan 1779, Orange County VA

    "I lend to my daughter Ann Buruss one negro girl named Ginna during her natural life. All so I give the said Ginna to sarah Buruss and her heirs for ever my will is to the ad. Sarah Buruss shall possess the said Ginna at the decease of her mother Ann Buruss." (From a transcribed & typewritten copy on file in Orange County VA. This typed copy was created in 1945 and signed by a deputy clerk of the circuit court.)

    He also states: " I lend to my well beloved wife Sarah henderson, three negroes such as she shall choose..."

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  3. Last Will & Testament of Samuel Brockman, Orange County Va, 1762
    Inventory of enslaved persons at his death (1766):
    George (bequeathed to wife Mary)
    Benjamin
    Dinah (bequeathed to son Samuel, Jr.)
    Phillis (beq to son William)
    Peter (beq to daughter Rachel Rogers)
    Hack
    Winney/Ninney/Jinney ("negro child" beq to dau Elizabeth Street)
    David
    Judy
    Lewis

    Final settlement of Samuel Brockman's Will at wife Mary's death, 15 Jan 1776:
    Enslaved persons:
    Jinney (beq to Anthony Street)
    Dinah (Samuel, Jr.)
    Molley (John Webb)
    Fan (Samuel, Jr.)
    Bach (John Haley)
    Rueben (son William)
    Selah (son William)
    Lewis (son-in-law John Henderson)

    In Samuel Brockman, Sr's will (1762) he mentions a slave named Hercules, who he bequeaths to daughter Sarah Henderson. Hercules does not appear on the 1766 inventory, however.


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  4. Last Will & Testament of Robert Chowneing, 22 Jun 1674, Middlesex County, VA
    Enslaved persons:
    Vitt (F)
    Pugg (Female with child)
    Robert (11 years old)
    Betty (14 years old)
    "..the Negroes belonging unto me named (Vitt). a Negro Woman named Pugg now wth child; a Negro Boy about Eleaven yeares of age named Robert, a Negro girle about foure yeares of age named Betty..."

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  5. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Page 1-2 GEORGE STARNES & MARGARET MARTIN to B. TARRANT, Trustee, both of Jefferson County, Alabama.
    Enslaved Persons:
    Austin, Ben, Sam, Isaac, Little Ben, Hannah, Aggy, and Little Hannah & a negro woman slave named Jude.

    GEORGE STARNES & MARGARET MARTIN to B. TARRANT, Trustee, both of
    Jefferson County, Alabama. Premises and $1.00. The tract of land containing 300 acres,
    being the tract on which I now live, also the following named negro slaves, to wit:
    Austin, Ben, Sam, Isaac, Little Ben, Hannah, Aggy, and Little Hannah & a negro woman slave named Jude. Whereas a marriage is intended to be solemnized between Starnes and Martin & Starnes is sized & possessed of real & personal estate, of which the above lands & eight negroes are apart & divers other articles of personal property consisting of
    horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, household furniture & farming utensils & Margaret Martin is possessed of the above last named negro woman Jude, & it is desirable to regulate the descent of said real estate & the distribution of the personal estate to prevent law suits &
    disputes. In consideration of the premises, that is to say in trust for Starnes during his life to suffer and permit him to have the use & control of the real estate & personal property, & to permit him to despose of any part of same by deed or other wise & at his death such of said property as may remain unsold to be divided & distributed in as follows, vis: If there be any issue of the intended marriage then said estate to be distributed amongst
    such issue so as to make a portion as nearly equal as may be with what Starnes has heretofor given to each of the following children of his, the said Starnes, to wit: Jonathan B., George W., & Minerva Starnes & Mahala Mattison which division & distribution shall not take place during the life of MAragert Martin, who is to have a life estate in the property provided she survives Starnes. If there be no issue of said marriage then after the death of Margaret Martin, B. Tarrant shall divide & distribute the property, after the payments of all just debts of Starnes equally among his above named children, in such manner as they may direct-and Margaret Martin for & in consideration of the sum of $1 etc., sells to B. Tarrant, in trust, the before mentioned negro woman, Jude, for the use of George Starnes during their joint lives & at her death to be sold or otherwise disposed of for the joint benefit of her four children, viz: Robert, Washington, Warren & Elizabeth
    Martin, share & share alike-wit: William A. Walker & Geo. L. Green0Dated Jan. 11, 1836. Signatures of George Starnes, Margaret Martin, & B. Tarrant to the foregoing conveyance proved before Baylis E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Feb. 1, 1836. Filed Feb. 1, recorded
    Feb. 10, 1836, B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Relinquishment of her life estate to & in all the estate both real & personal of the said George Starnes, deceased, secured to her by the within deed, on the conditions expressed in an instrument bearing date the 1st day of
    April, 1837, & signed by the within named heirs of the said George Starnes deceased.
    (Signed) Margaret (X) Starnes-Act before B. Tarrant, Justice of the Peace, April 1, 1837.

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  6. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Page 15 ELIZABETH (X) POTTER to ZACHARIAH POTTER both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $400.
    Enslaved Persons:
    Negro girl, Milly & her baby Matilda, age 6 months

    deed of trust to secure Zachariah Potter his legacy in my hands as the administratrix of the estate of his father Absalom
    Potter, decd., amounting to the sum of $318.00 in the year 1819. Dated May 17, 1833
    Ack. Before B. E. Grace, Clk. C.C. May 17, 1833. Filed and recorded May 17, 1833. B.
    E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Marginal: Deed satisfied Aug. 14, 1836.

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  7. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF GIFT Page 46
    Enslaved Persons:
    negro man named Peter
    negro woman named Betsey
    negro child named Jacob

    “No” know all men by these presents that I, Alex English Sr. of the state of Alabama & County of Jeff. hath this day given and bequeathed to my son John’s oldest son, James, 1 negro man named Peter, also I give to his second son, Alexander, 1 negro woman named Betsey, also to her third son, Francis, I give 1 negro child named Jacob and in case the said negro wench has any more children, to be equally divided among the rest of his children. As witness my hand and seal this 11th day of Nov. 1833 Signed Alexander
    English Sr. Ack. before B.E. Grace Clk. C.C. Nov. 12, 1833 Filed Nov. 12, recorded
    Nov. 19, 1833 B.E. Grace Clk. C.C.

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  8. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Pages 66 WILLIAM EDWARDS to G.L. GREEN, TRUSTEE, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises
    Enslaved persons:
    A negro girl named Dill about 7 yrs. Old

    whereas William Edwards is indebted to William McCarson of Jeff. Co. Ala. in the sum of $161.50 as evidenced by note being willing to secure said McCarson the payment thereof executes this deed of trust. Wit. Benjamin
    Tarrant and Andrew Merrill. Dated Nov. 22, 1833. Ack. sig. of William Edwards to the foregoing deed proved by B. Tarrant, Wit. Before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Dec. 20, 1833
    Filed Dec. 20, recorded Dec. 21, 1833. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  9. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF GIFT Page 69 WILLIAM GORMAN to SAMUEL WORTHINGTON, Son Inlaw, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises
    Enslaved Persons:
    Big Fillis 35 years old
    Mary 9 years old
    Susan 3 years old
    Melissa 1 year old
    negro boy Lewis 5 years old
    negro boy Jim 7 years old.

    The following slaves viz; Big Fillis 35 years old, Mary 9 years old, Susan 3
    years old, and Melissa 1 year old, with their increase also the following negro boys, viz;
    Lewis 5 years old, and Jim 7 years old. Whereas Samuel Worthington hereby binds
    himself and etc. to provide during the life time of William Gorman a comfortable and
    suitable home and maintenance. Wit. E. Wolsey Peck. Dated Dec. 23, 1833. Ack. before
    B.E. Grace Clk. C.C. Dec. 23, 1833. Filed Dec. 23, recorded Dec. 30, 1833 B.E. Grace,
    Clk. C.C.

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  10. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    CHATTLE MORTGAGE Page 78 & 79
    WLKER K. BAYLOR to JOHN CANTLEY & HARRISON W. GOYNE, all of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Persons: negro slaved named Walker about 50 yrs old
    negro slave named Caty, wife of Walker, about 50 yrs old

    Premises & $1.00 2 negro slaves named Walker about 50 yrs. Old & Caty, his
    wife, about 50 yrs. old. Whereas Baylor has obtained a writ of supersideas to stay an execution in the favor of McGregor and Darling for the sum of $180. and whereas John Cantley & Harrison W. Goyne have become securities on his bond in the penal sum of
    $361. and Baylor being desifous to indemnify said securities, executes above chattel mortgage. Dated Jan. 4, 1834, Ack before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Jan 6, 1834. Filed Jan. 6,
    recorded Jan. 28, 1834. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  11. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Page 80 & 81 WILLIAM EDWARDS to BENJAMIN TARRANT, trustee, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Persons:
    Negro woman named Sarah, 25 years old
    Premises. A negro woman named Sarah, 25 yrs. old.

    Whereas said John Camp and George L. Green have become the securities of William Edwards on a note in the some of 4300. payable to Ala. State Bank, and said Edwards being willing to secure said securities executes above deed of trust. Wt. Timothy Moore & Abner B. Mitchell. Dated
    Jan 11, 1834. Affidavit of Timothy Moore, and subscribing witness to signature of William Edwards, debtor and Benjamin Tarrant, trustee, and John Camp & George L. Green, creditors and to other subscribing witness Jan. 13, 1834 before B.E. Grace, Clk.
    C.C. Filed Jan. 30, recorded Jan. 31, 1834, B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  12. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    MORTAGE DEED Page 82 & 83 FREDERICK WALKER to THOMAS M. ADKINS, trustee, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Person:
    Negro boy named Sam, about 14 years old

    Premises a negro boy, named Sam, about 14 yrs. old. Whereas said Walker is indebted to Richard Tankersly in the sum of $500. advanced money and said Walker being willing to secure the payment thereof executes above mortgage. Dated Jan. 22, 1834. Ack. before
    H. Morrow Jr. Clk. Circuit Court Jan. 22, 1834. Filed Jan. 22, recorded Feb. 7, 1834, B.E.
    Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  13. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    MORTGAGE Page 86 & 87 JOHN ENGLISH to JOHN SCOTT, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Persons:
    Negro woman named Eddy about 45 yrs of age

    $1.00 A negro woman named Eddy about 45 yrs. of age. Whereas John English is indebted to Murphy Vaughn in the sum of $185. evidenced by note and signed by John English, John Scott as security & in
    order to secure payment of above sum executes this mortgage. Wit. H.M. Carithers.
    Dated Feb. 12, 1834 Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Feb. 12, 1834. Filed Feb. 12,
    recorded Feb. 13, 1834. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  14. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    CHATTLE MORTGAGE Page 114 WILLAIM BURCHFIELD to JOHN L. PURDY, OCTAVIOUS SPENCER & DAVID PRUDE, all of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Persons:
    Negro woman named Ginney 21 yrs old
    Premises a negro woman slave named Ginney 21 yrs. old.
    Whereas said Prudy, Spencer & Prude have become the securities of Wm. Burchfield to a debt payable to band & Burchfield to secure the payment thereof executes this mortgage.
    Dated Mar. 22, 1834. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Mar. 22, 1834. Filed Mar. 22,
    recorded May 5, 1834. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  15. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Page 119&120
    JOHN CANTLEY of Jeff. Co. Ala. to CHARLES G. PITCHER of Tuscaloosa Co. Ala. trustee.
    Enslaved Person: negro girl, named Mace, about 12 yrs old

    Premises. A lot in Elyton, lying on the W side of the public square and bounded on the N by a lot formerly owned by John Sloan, and on the S by a lot belonging to Geo. Morrow, the same being 30 ft. In front and extending 210 ft. back, and also the two lots adjoining the one above described, lying immediately on the S side of the same, and on the N side of the white tavern owned by Charles Rogan, now occupied by T.A. Reid, also one mahogany secretary, one side board, one settee, one set winsor chairs, one gig & harness, one large pair glasses, one mahogany table, one candle stand, one carpet and other furniture such as belongs to a parlor including all of the same, also one negro girl, named Mace, about 12 yrs. old. Whereas John Cantley is indebted to St. John & Leavens
    of Mobile Ala. in the sum of $3355.85 evidenced by two notes and being willing to
    secure the payment thereof executes this deed of trust. Dated May 10, 1834. Ack. before
    B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. May 10, 1834. Filed May 10, recorded May 13, 1834. B.E. Grace,
    Clk. C.C.
    DEED OF GIFT Page 121
    TILMAN (X) ROGERS

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  16. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF GIFT Page 160&161
    DAVID GILLESPIE of Blount Co. Ala. to ELIZABETH A. CARITHERS (Daughter of David Gillespie) of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Person: negro girl named Sarah

    Love, affection & $1.00 Negro girl named Sarah. Wit:
    Thos A. Walker. Dated Oct. 1, 1834. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Oct. 10, 1834.
    Filed Oct. 10, recorded Oct. 114, 1834. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  17. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    BILL OF SALE Page 173
    WILLIAM a. SCOTT to GEORGE L. GREEN, both of Jefferson Co.
    Enslaved person: Negro boy named Bob alias Reuben

    $650. A Negro boynamed Bob alias Reuben. Wit: Thos. A. Walker. Dated Oct. 25, 1834, recorded Oct. 31,
    1834. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  18. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF GIFT Page 181
    JOHN COOK & wife NANCY to JOHN H. McELROY, all of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Person: Negro boy, named Jesse about 7wks. Old.

    love, affection &.01. Negro boy, named Jesse about 7wks. Old.
    Wit: T.A. Heard. Dated Mar.
    14, 1833. Filed Nov. 11, recorded Nov. 20, 1834. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  19. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    MORTGAGE DEED Page 205
    WILLIAM BURCHFIELD to DAVID PRUDE and OCTAVIUS SPENCER, all of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved person: Jane about 22 yrs old

    Premises. A negro slave, named Jane about 22 yrs. old. Whereas said Burchfield has become indebted to Ala. State Bank in the sum of $350. as evidenced by note and whereas Prude & Spencer are his securities and he being willing to further indemnify them executes this mortgage. Dated Jan. 24, 1835. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Jan.
    24, 1835. Filed Jan. 24, recorded Feb. 13, 1835, B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  20. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    BILL OF SALE Page 211
    JAS. MONTGOMERY to PHILMON PARKER, both of Jefferson CO. Ala.
    Enslaved Persons: York & Betsy about 70 or 80 yrs old

    $50. Negro slaves namely, York & Betsy, both about 70 or 80 yrs. old.
    Dated Feb. 16, 1835. Ack.
    before B.E. grace, Clk. C.C. Feb. 16, 1835. Filed Feb. 16, recorded Mar. 3, 1835. B.E.
    Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  21. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page233&34&35
    JAMES KELLY to JOHN FERGUSON & JONATHAN OGDEN all of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Persons:
    Jinny, a black woman about 35 yrs old
    Vincent a black boy about 15 yrs. old
    Charoltte a black girl about 10 yrs. old
    Lucy a black girl about 8 yrs. old
    Sally a black about 6 yrs. old
    Hannah a black woman about 35 yrs., an old
    Sam (son of Hannah, above) an apprenticed Tanner, about 18 or 19 yrs. old “Black”
    Jim a blacksmith about 30 yrs. old “black”
    Rose a yellow girl about 14 yrs. old

    Premises & $1.00, 9 negro slaves. Viz. Jinny a black woman about 35 yrs. old, Vincent a
    boy about 15 yrs. old, Charoltte a girl about 10 yrs. old, Lucy a girl about 8 yrs. old, and
    Sally about 6 yrs. old, all black, Hannah a black woman about 35 yrs. old, and her son
    Sam an apprenticed Tanner, about 18 or 19 yrs. old, “Black” Jim a blacksmith about 30
    yrs. old, “black” Rose a yellow girl about 14 yrs. old, with express provisions that all the
    annual cotton crop shall be conveyed to R. Sebbins & Co. of Mobile, Ala., and the
    proceeds from this sale shall apply as payment on the following indebtedness of said
    Kelly. Whereas James Kelly being indebted to said Ferguson & Ogden as evidenced by
    several notes Viz. 1 for $1210.69, another for $1300.38, another $1390.06, another for 1
    $1479.73, in total sum of $5380.86, being willing to secure payment, executes this
    mortgage. Wit: B.E. Grace, Dated March 20, 1835. Ack before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.
    March 20, 1835. Filed and recorded March 20, 1835. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  22. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF GIFT Page 283&284
    JOHN AIKEN to his daughter, ANN AIKIN, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Persons:
    A negro woman about 35 yrs. old
    a negro girl named Sara, about 5 yrs. old

    Love, affection, & $5.00. 119.71 acres being the E ½ of the NW ¼ of sec. 25, Tp. 16, R. 4W. & also the NW ¼ sec. 25, Tp. 16, R. 4W &
    42 A negro woman about 35 yrs. old & a negro girl named Sara, about 5 yrs. old, and one
    horse, 16 head of cattle & 45 head of hogs. Wit: W.W. Bagley & John Belcher. Dated
    May 11, 1835. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. May 11, 1835. Filed May 11, 1835,
    recorded June 1, 1835. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  23. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF GIFT Page 298
    THOS. SATTERWHITE, SR. of CHESTER Dist. S.C. to PASCAL L. SATTERWHITE son of Wm. D. & Jane Satterwhite, all of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved person: a negro slave named Martha about seven years old & her future increase

    Love & affection for above named grandson. A negro slave, named Martha about seven years old & her future increase. Signed Thos. Satterwhite by his agent John Satterwhite. Wit: High Morrow Jr.
    & C.C. Diffey. Dated July 22, 1835. Ack. John Satterwhite, agent for Thos. Satterwhite
    before H. Morrow Jr. Clk. Cir. Ct. July 22, 1835. Filed & recorded July 29, 1835. B.E.
    Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  24. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Page 338&339
    THADDUS A. REID to GEO. W. STARNES, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Person: Negro girl named Betsy

    Premises. Negro girl named Betsy. Whereas said Reid is indebted to Frederick Walker of Tuscaloosa Co. Ala. in the sum of $900 as evidenced by two notes & willing to secure said debt executes this
    deed of trust. Dated Sept. 26, 1835. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co.Ct. Sept. 26,1835. Filed Sept. 26, recorded Oct. 5, 1835. B.E. Grace, Clk . C.C. Marginal: Thaddus A.
    Reid failed to make payment, said G.W. Starnes took possession of said negro Betsy &
    released Reid from all liabilities on the above notes on Dec. 25, 1835.

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  25. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 389&390
    JOHN F. FORREST & wife MARY A. to JAMES HOLMES, all of Jefferson Co. Ala. & John D. & Madison Robinson of Madison Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Persons:
    Negro Maria about 27 yrs. old & her four children Israel, Martha, Stephen & Jacob

    Premises. Five negro slaves Viz: Maria about 27 yrs. old & her four children Israel, Martha, Stephen & Jacob. Whereas, said Forrest & wife Elizabeth were defendants in a suit in Circuit Court of Jefferson Co. in which a verdict was rendered against them & Holmes
    & John D. & Madison B. Robinson had become security on an appeal bond to the Supreme Court. This mortgage is made to indemnify said securities from loss. Wit: H. Morrow Jr. Dated Jan. 6, 1836. Joint ack. before Hugh Morrow, Jr. Clk. of Circuit Court
    Jan. 7, 1836. Filed Jan. 7, recorded Jan. 20, 1836. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  26. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    BILL OF SALE Page 394
    F. WALKER by JOHN MARTIN, Agent to JONATHAN STEEL
    Enslaved Person: Negro girl named Betsy

    $900. Negro girl slave named Betsy. Dated Dec. 25, 1835. Ack. John Martin agent for F. Walker before B.E.Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Dec. 25, 1836. Filed & recorded Feb. 6, 1836. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co.
    Ct.

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  27. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF GIFT Page 401
    BENJIMAN (X) MILES to my son, JOHN B. MILES, both of Marlborough District, South Carolina.
    Enslaved Persons: negro wench named Silvy

    Love & affection. A negro wench, named Silvey. Wit: John Brown &
    John Taylor. Dated June 15, 1825. Signature of Benj. (x) Miles to the foregoing deed proved by John Brown before P. Carloss Esq. June 17, 1835. Recorded in public registors office of Marlborough Dist. in book M Page 318. June 17, 1835 by Wm. Bristow registor.
    Recorded in Jeff. Co. Feb. 25, 1836. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  28. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 457
    WILLIAM BURCHFIELD to DAVID PRUDE and JAMES H. WOOD, all of Jefferson Co.Ala.
    Enslaved Person: Negro girl slave named Jane

    Premises. Negro girl slave named Jane. Whereas Prude and Wood are securities on a note in the sum of $250. for Burchfield and payable to Ala. State Bank and Burchfield being willing to indemnify said securities executes this mortgage. Dated Apr. 2, 1836.
    Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Apr. 6, 1836. Filed Apr. 2, recorded Apr. 6, 1836.
    B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  29. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF GIFT Page 34
    WILLIAM LACEY to James P. Lacey, both of Jefferson Co., Ala.
    Enslaved person: negro man, Flander

    Love & affection & $1.00 grants a certain negro man, Flander, about 28 or 30 years old. Wit: B.E. Grace. Dated Feb. 16, 1837. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Feb. 16, 1837. Filed Feb. 16, recorded
    Mar. 20, 1837, B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C

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  30. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    WARRANTY DEED Page 35
    WILLIAM LACEY to Philip Lacey, both of Jefferson Co., Ala.
    Enslaved Person: negro boy, Ben, about 18 yrs old

    Love & affection & $1.00 grants a certain negro boy, Ben, about 18 years old. Wit: B.E. Grace, Dated Feb. 16,
    1837. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Feb. 16, 1837. Filed Feb. 16, recorded Mar. 20,
    1837. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  31. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Page 52-53
    HARRISON W. GOYNE to Thomas M. Adkins, Trustee.
    Enslaved Persons:
    Randol, man about 35 yrs. of age
    Archer, man about 25 yrs. of age
    Squire, a boy about 13 yrs. of age
    Jim a boy about ten,
    Maria a woman about 24
    Melvina, a girl about 9
    Kitty, a child about 1 yr. old
    Rachael,a woman about 25
    Milsy, a girl about 4
    Sam, a child about 18 months old
    Nancy, a woman 21
    Henry, a boy about 3
    Burrell, a child about 1 yr. old
    Lucinda, a woman about 20
    Mary, a girl about 14
    Angelina, a girl about 14
    Frederick, a boy about 3

    Premises & $5.00 The following personal property: 17 negro slaves, named Randol, man about 35 yrs. of age, Archer, man about 25 yrs. of age, Squire, a boy about 13 yrs. of age, Jim a boy about ten,
    Maria a woman about 24, Melvina, a girl about 9, Kitty, a child about 1 yr. old, Rachael,a woman about 25, Milsy, a girl about 4, Sam, a child about 18 months old, Nancy, a woman 21, Henry, a boy about 3, Burrell, a child about 1 yr. old, Lucinda, a woman
    about 20, Mary, a girl about 14, Angelina, a girl about 14, & Frederick, a boy about 3, also 1 bay stud horse, 1 brown mule, 1 sorrell horse, 1 bay horse, 1 bay mare, 1 sorrell stud colt, 1 roan filly, about 30 head of cattle & 40 head of hogs. Whereas, H.W. Goyne is indebted to William A. Scott in the sum of $4200.00 and whereas said Wm. A. Scott is further liable on said Goyne’s account as indorser on a bill of exchange for $2000.00 said bill being drawn by said Goyne on Lee & Langdon of Mobile payable at branch of the Bank of Ala. at Mobile, dated Dec. 14, 1836. Whereas said Goyne is also indebted to Williamson Hawkins by note of $1080.00 there abouts & also to David Prude by note for $500.00 or there abouts & whereas said Goyne is desirous to protect his security, Wm. S. Scott & to secure him & his other creditors, he executes this deed of Trust. Dated Apr. 7, 1837. Wit: Thomas J. Wright. Sig: H.W. Goyne, Thomas M. Adkins & W. A. Scott, proved by Thomas J. Wright a subscribing witness, before B.E. Grace. Clk. Co. Court.
    Dated Apr. 25, 1837. Filed & recorded Apr. 25, 1837. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  32. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    BILL OF SALE Page 59
    JAMES McCARTY to Michael McCarty, Sr., both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaver person: negro boy named Cuse, about 5 years old

    $200. One negro boy named Cuse, about 5 years old. Signature of James McCarty. Wit: Henry Tate & Joseph Vines. Dated Jan. 26, 1833. The within bill of sale proved by Joseph Vines, before Jas. H. Wood, Justice of the Peace. Dec. 27, 1836. Filed & recorded, May 5, 1837. B.E.
    Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  33. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Page 72-73
    EDWARD L. SANDIFER to B.E. Grace, Trustee, both of Jefferson Co., Ala.
    Enslaved persons:
    Alford, about 28 yrs. old
    Sam, about 30 yrs.
    Susan, about 30
    Louis, about 12
    Tom, about 8
    Harriet, about 4
    Charity, about 3
    Oliver, about 2

    Premises, the following negro slaves, Alford, about 28 yrs. old, Sam, about 30 yrs., Susan, about 30, Louis, about 12, Tom, about 8, Harriet, about 4, Charity, about 3 and Oliver, about 2.
    Whereas, the said Edward L. Sandifer is indebted to Wm. Hawkins in the sum of $1500 as evidenced by note, with H.W. Goyne indorser, and another note of $70.00 payable to John Martin, held by H.W. Goyne. The said Edward L. Sandifer being further liable to
    the said HW. Goyne, as indorser on two notes on Lowry Sandifer, one for $100.00, another $1600, also security of said Sandifer to a note for $90.00 Payable to Geo. M. Chambers, whereas Jason Addington & William G. Linthicum are securities of the said
    Sandifer in the sum of $100.00, discounted by the bank of the State of Ala. Edward L. Sandifer being willing to secure payment of said notes, executes this deed of trust. Wit: L. G. McMillion, June 9, 1837. Joint ack. of B.E. Grace, H.W. Goyne, Wm. G. Linthicum and Jason Addington before Hugh Morrow, Clk. Cir. C. June 9, 1837. Filed June 9, recorded June 12, 1837, B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  34. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF GIFT Page 81-82
    WILLAIM LACEY to Son, James P. Lacey, both of Jefferson Co., Ala.
    Enslaved Persons:
    negro boy slave, Jacob, about 5 yrs. old
    1 slave Mary, about 2 yrs

    $1.00. Love & affection. 430 acres & personal property. Being on third part of the tract of land I now live on. The transfer of the land not to take place till my death. Dated Nov. 15, 1836.
    Also one negro boy slave, Jacob, about 5 yrs. old, 1 slave Mary, about 2 yrs., also 1 feather bed and furniture. Wit: John Martin & Philip Sandifer. Dated June 10, 1837. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. June 10, 1837. Filed June 10, recorded June 22, 1837. B.E.
    Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  35. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF GIFT Page 82-83
    WILLIAM LACEY to Son, William Lacey, both of Jefferson Co., Ala.
    Enslaved Persons:
    1 negro slave Peter, about 14 yrs.
    1 slave Annie, about 14 mon. old
    1 slave Smith, about 12 yrs

    $1.00. Love & affection. 430 acres. Being the one third part of the tract of land on which I now live. Thetransfer of the land not to take place till my death. Also 1 negro slave Peter, about 14 yrs.,
    1 slave Annie, about 14 mon. old & 1 slave Smith, about 12 yrs., also feather bed & furniture. Wit: John Martin & Philip Sandifer. Dated June 10, 1837. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. June 10, 1837. Filed June 10, recorded June 22, 1837. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  36. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF GIFT Page 91
    GEORGE (X) CROTWELL to Son, Samuel Crotwell, both of Gwinnett, Co., Ga.
    Enslaved Person: Nance about 20 yrs

    Premises. Love and affection. One negro slave Nance, about 20 yrs. old. Wit: David P. Allen & Hamilton Garmany, Justice of the Peace. Dated Feb. 24, 1832, official capacity of Hamilton Garmany certified before J.P. Feb. 24, 1832, official capacity of John Mills certified before W,. Maltbie, Clk. of C.C. June 15, 1837. Filed June 20, rec. Aug. 2, 1837.
    B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  37. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF GIFT Page 129
    JOSHUA LACEY to my Son, Robert Lacey, both of Jefferson Co., Ala.
    Enslaved Person: Negro boy named Ham, age 6 yrs

    Love & affection & $1.00. Negro boy named Ham, age 6 yrs. Dated Oct. 17, 1837. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Oct. 17, 1837. Filed Oct. 17, recorded Nov. 8, 1837. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

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  38. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    MORTGAGE DEED Page 169
    JOHN (X) COOK to Jacob H. Baker & James H. Wood, all of Jeferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Person: Spencer, of dark complexion and about 20 yrs old
    $600. 1 negro slave named Spencer, of dark complexion and about 20 yrs. old, being in possession of said Baker & Wood. Wit: Richard Jones & H.W. Ellis, dated Jan. 18, 1838.
    B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.
    M

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  39. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 173
    WILLIAM G. LINTHICUM to Richard Tankersly, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Person: negro-man slave named Balsam of black complextion about 35 or 40 yrs old

    Premises. 1 negro man slave named Balsam of black complexion about 35 or 40 years old. Whereas Linthicum is indebted to Tankersly in the sum of $500 borrowed money for the use of said money he gives the services of the above slave until same will be repaid Dec. 25,
    1838, now Linthicum being willing to secure the payment of the above debt, executes this mortgage. Dated Jan. 23, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Jan. 23, Filed Jan.
    23, Recorded Jan. 25, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  40. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    MORTGAGE DEED Page 191-192
    JOHN COOK to J.H. McElroy, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Persons:
    negro woman name Cindy, age 20 years and
    Thomas, age 3 years

    $1200. 80 acres being the E ½ of SE ¼, Sec 17, TP, R 6_, also two negro slaves, one woman name Cindy, age 20 years and Thomas, age 3 years. Whereas Cook is indebted to McElroy in the sum $1200, now Cook being willing to secure payment of said debt executes this Mortgage Deed. Wit: Samuel (X) Thomason. Ack. before B.E.
    Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Feb. 5, 1838. Filed Feb. 5 and recorded Feb. 15, 1838, B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  41. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 193
    WILLIAM G. LINTHICUM to Washington Burford and Thomas Johnson, all of Jefferson Co., Ala.
    Enslaved persons:
    Negro slave man November
    negro slave woman Judy
    negro slave woman named Malinda

    premises. Three Negro slaves, namely a man November, a woman Judy, an other woman named Malinda. Whereas Linthicum is indebted to the President and Directors of the Bank of the State of Ala, by note in the sum of $800, on which Burford and Johnson are securities. Now Linthicum being willing to protect his securities against any loss executes this mortgage. Dated Feb. 10, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Feb. 10, 1838. Filed Feb. 10, and recorded Feb. 22, 1838. B.E Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.
    Full satisfaction acknowledged Apr. 21, 1841, W.C. Buford.

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  42. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    BILL OF SALE Page 198
    JAMES B. MOORE to John H. Turner, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Person: Negro woman named Mary about 18 yrs. Old

    $507.62 ½. A Negro woman named Mary about 18 yrs. Old. Wit: William Thomas & Hiram Cox. Dated Feb. 19, 1838, ack. before William B. Moore, Justice of the Peace, Feb. 21, 1838. Filed Feb.
    26, recorded Mar. 8, 1838, B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  43. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 244
    WILLIAM G. LINTHICUM to Washington Burford & Thomas Joseph, all of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved persons:
    November, a man
    Judy, a woman
    Malinda, a woman
    Caroline, a girl

    Premises & $5/00. 4 Negro slaves, namely November a man, Judy a woman, Malinda a woman, and Caroline a girl. Whereas Washington Burford & Thomas Joseph have become securities for William G. Linthicum on a not in the sum of $2000, payable to the President & Directors of the Branch of the Bank of the State of Ala. at Dacature Ala. Now Linthicum being willing to secure payment of said note executes this mortgage.
    Dated mar. 27, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Mar. 27, 1838. Filed Mar. 27 and recorded April 10, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  44. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 248-49
    MICHAEL (X) MCCARTY to Robert Waldrop, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Person: negro boy named Loose, age about 10 yrs

    Premises $ $1.00.
    1 Negro slave, being a boy named Loose, age about 10 years. Whereas McCarty is indebted to Robert Waldrop in the sum of $56. Now McCarty being willing to secure the payment of said debt executes this mortgage. Wit: Nehemiah Taylor, Amos Lee, and A.J. Waldrop. Dated Mar. 26, 1838. Sig. of Michael McCarty and the subscribing
    witnesses proved by Amos Lee, a subscribing witness before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Apr. 16, filed Apr 16, recorded Apr. 17, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  45. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 251-252
    WILLIAM G. LINTHICUM to Allen Cox, Trustee, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Persons:
    Negro man named Balaam, of black complexion
    negro man named Wonder, of black complexion

    Premises. 2 Negro slaves, namely, 1 Negro man named Balaam, of black complexion and 1 negro man named Wonder, of black complexion. Whereas Linthicum is indebted to Jonathan Steel & Thomas M. Adkins, late merchants trading under the firm name of Steel & Adkins, by note in the sum of $336.66 with a credit of $200 on same, now Linthicum being willing to secure payment of the above note, executes this mortgage. Wit. B.E.Grace, Dated Apr. 1, 1838. Ack. by William G. Linthicum, Allen Cox and Steel & Adkins before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Apr. 21, 1838. Filed Apr. 21, recorded Apr. 23,
    1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  46. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Page 255-56
    DAVID (X) PIERCE to Benjamin T. Robinson, Trustee, both of Jefferson Co., Ala.
    Enslaved Persons:
    negro woman slave named Milly, age about 28 years, & her 4 children, namely,Ester, Monney, Eliza & Primus

    Premises. One negro woman slave named Milly, age about 28 years, & her 4 children, namely, Ester, Monney, Eliza & Primus, & also 81.11 acres land being the E ½ of SE ¼, Sec 19,TP 18, R 3W. Whereas Joseph Pierce is the security of David Pierce in 2 notes in the sum
    of $1050 payable to the President & Directors of the Bank of the State of Alabama & David Pierce being also indebted to Thomas W. Rockett in the sum of $850, & being willing to secure Joseph Pierce against loss & to also secure the payment of the debt to
    Thomas W. Rockett, David Pierce executes this deed of trust. Wit. B.E. Grace, Dated Apr. 17, 1838. Joint ack. by David Pierce, Benjamin T. Robinson, Joseph Pierce, & Thomas W. Rockett before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Apr. 17, filed Apr. 17, recorded Apr.
    23, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  47. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    BILL OF SALE Page 256
    DAIVD (X) PIERCE to George Pierce, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved persons:
    negro woman slave named Milly, age about 28 years, & her 4 children, namely,Ester, Monney, Eliza & Primus

    $1000. A negro woman named Milly age about 28 years & her 4 children. Ester Winney, Eliza & Primus. All warranteed to be sound & healthy. Wit. B.E. Grace, Dated apr. 18, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Apr. 18, filed Apr. 18, recorded Apr. 24, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  48. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Page 269-70
    EDWARD L. SANDIFER to John m. Cameron & Baylis E. Grace, all of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved persons:
    Susan a woman about 33 years old
    Louisa, a girl about 13 years old
    Tom a boy about 10 years old
    Harriet a girl about 5 years old
    Oliver a boy about 3 years old

    Premises & $1.00, 5 Negro slaves, namely, Susan a woman about 33 years old, Louisa, a girl about 13 years old, Tom a boy about 10 years old, Harriet a girl about 5 years old, & Oliver a boy about 3 years old. Whereas Sandifer is indebted to Williamson Hawkins in
    the sum of $1600 by note, now Sandifer being desirous to secure payment of the note specified, executes this deed of t rust. Wit. Thos. Sanford, Dan’l E. Watson & James Beasley.
    Dated Apr. 18, 1838. Ack. jointly by Edward L. Sandifer, John M. Cameron, B.E. Grace & Williamson Hawkins before Hugh Morrow, Jr., Clk. Cir. Ct. Apr. 27, 1838. Filed and recorded Apr. 27, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Marg: I do hereby acknowledge that the
    Trustees in this deed have his charged their duty correctly according to the provisions of the same by selling the property to the highest bidder before the Court House door & C and that I have received of said Trustees in the sum of $360.62 the balance which the property was sold for after satisfying the $1600 due to W. Hawkins, April 1, 1838. E.L. Sandifer.

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  49. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    MORTGAGE DEED Page 279-80-81
    JOHN R. GOYNE to John Goyne, Baylis E. Grace, Dempsey Jordan & Cader Cooper, all of Jefferson Co., Ala.
    Enslaved persons: negro girl named Maria, age about 14 years

    Premises 7 $1.00. 80 acres being a part of the SE ¼ of Sec. 9, TP 18, R 3W, which lies N. of a line running through the center of said quarter section from E to W. Also the following Personal property: 1 negro girl named Maria, age about 14 years, three cows & calves, 1 sorrel mare & 1 sorrel horse & 2 colts one of them a mare 3 years old & one a horse 2 years old, 1 feather bed & furniture & my distribute my share of the personal estate of
    Stephen Byars, deceased. Whereas John R. Goyne has executed to the Bank of the State of Alabama, a Bill of Exchange in the sum of $650, same being endorsed by John Goyne & Baylis E. Grace & John Goyne has made his note to the President & Directors of the
    Bank of the State of Ala., in the sum of $650.00, endorsed by Dempsey Jordan & John R.Goyne, & John R. Goyne is also indebted to Thomas Carrol, John Martin & Lewis Nabers in the sum of $1606, by 2 notes endorsed by John Goyne & Cader Cooper, now John R. Goyne being desirous of securing payment of the above debts executes this
    mortgage. Wit. John F. Forrest & T.A. Reed. Dated Apr. 16, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. May 8, 1838. Filed & recorded May 8, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  50. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    BILL OF SALE Page 299
    WM. ROBERTSON, SR. to William Robertson, Jr., both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved person: negro man age about 40 yrs named Dick

    $700. The following personal property: 1 Negro man, age about 40 years named Dick, two head of horses, 9 head of cattle, 10 head of sheep, and 25 head of hogs. Wit. J.F. Forrest. Dated June 4, 1838. Signatures of Wm. Robertson, Sr., and the subscribing witness proved by John F. Forrest, a subscribing witness before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. June 5, 1838. Filed June 5, recorded June 13, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  51. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Page 301-02
    EZEKIEL (X) STAGGS to Baylis E. Grace, Trustee, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved person: negro woman named Sylvia of light complextion age about 20 yrs

    Premises.
    79.98 ½ acres, being the SW ¼ of NE ¼, Sec 26, TP 15, R 3W, and the SE ¼ of NE ¼,Sec 1, TP 16, R 3W. Also 1 negro woman named Sylvia of light complexion, age about 20 yrs. Ezekiel Staggs is indebted to Thomas W. Rockett in the sum of $200 as evidenced by 2 notes and being willing to secure payment of same, Staggs executes this deed of trust. Dated June 15, 1838. Ack. before W.K Baylor, Judge of Co. Ct. June 15, 1838.
    Filed June 15, recorded June 16, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Marginal: Rec’d of Baylis E. Grace, Trustee, the sum of $46, the amount which the land described in this deed sold for. Nov. 4, 1839, Thomas W. Rockett.

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  52. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Page 302-03
    EZEKIEL (X) STAGGS to Baylis E. Grace, Trustee, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Person: Negro woman named Sylvia of light complextion age about 20
    Premises.
    79.98 ½ acres being the SE ¼ of NE ¼, Sec 1, TP 16, R 3W and the SW ¼ of NE ¼, Sec 26, TP 15, R 3W. Also 1 Negro woman named Sylvia of light complexion, age about 20 years, also 1 dark bay filly, 1 chestnut sorrel filly, and 1 sorrel mare and her colt. Whereas Staggs is indebted to Jonathan Steel in the sum of $89.11 for which said Steel executed his note to Steel & Adkins tin the sum of $33.10 and his note to Steel & Allen in the sum of $113.56, and being willing to secure payment of these debts, Staggs executes this deed of trust. Dated June 15, 1838. Ack. before H. Morrow, Jr., Clk. Cir. Ct. June 15, 1838. Filed June 15, recorded June 18, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct

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  53. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    RELINQUISHMENT OF TITLE CLAIM Page 317
    ELIZABETH (X) BRADLEY of Wilks Co. Georgia, to Peter, a Negro man, who has been her slave. Whereas Elizabeth (X) Bradley, certify that she has given and granted freedom to the said Peter and that he has a free and perfect right to dispose of his services for his own benefit, or choose a guardian, or do anything for his own interest, that may be legal for him to do. Dated Jan. 30, 1836. Wit. Wm. Hudsputh, Joel B. Sutton and Wylie P. Wooten. No ack. or date. Filed and recorded July 26, 1838, B.E. Grace, Clk. Co.
    Ct. of Jeff. Co. Ala.

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  54. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    MORTGAGE Page 319
    JOHN GOYNE to Alfred H. Roebuck both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved person: negro slave named Ben

    Premises. 1 negro slave named Ben. Whereas said Goyne, is indebted to said Roebuck in the sum of $260.00 as evidenced by note. Being willing to secure payment executes this mortgage. Demsey Jordan, having had possession of said Ben, for sometime, which might be implied that he onwed said Ben, at this time relinquishes all rights as far as he is concerned & sanctions the provisions herein contained. Dated July 2, 1838. Joint ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk.
    Co. Ct. July 2, 1838. Filed July 2, recorded July 3, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  55. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Page 321
    WOODSON WADE & Thomas M. Adkins, to America Jones, formerly America Wade, all of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Persons: negro slaves, Emily, Louisa & George & their increase

    Whereas by the will of Reuben Wade, deceased a large portion of his
    real & personal estate was willed to the said Woodsonn Wade & Thomas M. Adkins, & they being willing for the sake of peace, to effect a more equal distribution of said estate convey their title & interest in negro slaves, Emily, Louisa & George with their increase to America Jones, during her life time & at her death to the heirs of her body. Inevent there are no heirs, said negros are to revert to said Wade & Adkins. July 7, 1838. Wit.
    W.K. Baylor & B.E. Grace, ack. before W.K. Baylor, Judge Co. Ct. July 7, 1838. Filed July 7, recorded July 7, 1838, B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  56. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Page 328-29-30-31 SAMUEL (X) THOMPSON to John Cameron, Trustee, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved Persons:
    Joe a man about 32 yrs. of age & his wife Ann, about 22
    yrs. of age & her children Adeline, Fanny & Jordan
    Emily Fanny, a negro woman about 25 yrs. of age & her 7 children, Rhoda, Fredrick, Mary Ann, Caesar, Stiff, Samuel & Marina, the oldest about eleven, the youngest about 1 year of age
    Edmund a man about 24 yrs. & Patsy his wife about 20 years of age & their 4 children Nelson about 6, Julia about 4, Andrew about 2 &
    Moses about 1 year of age
    Anaky a woman about 27 yrs. of age & her 4 children Amanda about 9, Mitchell about 7, Monroe about 5 & Frances about 3 yrs. of age. Betsy & her children, Jim about 7 & Anderson bout 4.
    Phillis a soman about 60 yrs. of age.
    Dilcy about 34
    Sophia about 22
    Harriet 14
    Jenny about 16
    Jim about 42
    Caesar about 35

    Premises &
    $20. The following negro slaves, Joe a man about 32 yrs. of age & his wife Ann, about 22 yrs. of age & her children Adeline, Fanny & Jordan; & Emily Fanny, a negro woman about 25 yrs. of age & her 7 children, Rhoda, Fredrick, Mary Ann, Caesar, Stiff, Samuel & Marina, the oldest about eleven, the youngest about 1 year of age. Edmund a man about 24 yrs. & Patsy his wife about 20 years of age & their 4 children Nelson about 6, Julia about 4, Andrew about 2 &
    Moses about 1 year of age, Anaky a woman about 27 yrs. of age & her 4 children Amanda about 9, Mitchell about 7, Monroe about 5 & Frances about 3 yrs. of age. Betsy & her children, Jim about 7 & Anderson bout 4. Phillis a soman about 60 yrs. of age. Dilcy about 34, Sophia about 22, Harriet 14, Jenny about 16, Jim about 42 & Caesar about 35. Also the following tracts of land....Whereas Thompson is indebted to Henry & Daniel Parish
    trading under the firm of H.&D. parish in New York in the sum of $6,332.84 as evidenced by 2 notes one marked “A” signed & endorsed by Samuel Thompson, Fleming Thompson & Job Richardson: the other marked “B” signed & endorsed by Samuel Thompson, Thomas Thompson & H. McElroy. Whereas said Samuel Thompson is indebted to said H&D Parish by 2 judgements in U.S. Circuit Court, Mobile, Ala., &
    being wililng to secure payments of said judgements executes this deed of trust. Wit: Thomas H. Jones, Peter Anderson & Thos. J. Wright, Dated Aug. 7, 1838. ack before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Filed Aug. 7, recorded Aug. 8, 1838, B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.
    Marginal: I John M. Cameron the Trustee in this deed of trust do hereby certify that the debt specified in this deed of trust do hereby certify that the debt specified in thsi deed of trust is satisfied by selling twenty negros 634 acres of land & I do hereby relinquish the right of the property unsold to S. Thompson’s legal representatives. May 7, 1840. John M. Cameron, Trustee. Marginal: This deed of trust satisfied. Elyton, May 7, 1840 H.&D.
    Parish by D. Strodder.

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  57. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF TRUST Page 337-338
    EDWARD L. SANDIFER to Lewis Nabors, Trustee both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved persons:
    Susan, age 33
    Louisa age 14
    Top age 10
    Harriet age 4
    Oliver age 2

    Premises. Five Negro slaves viz: Susan, age 33, Louisa, age 14, Top age 10, Harriet, age 4, and Oliver,age 2. Whereas E.L. Sandifer is indebted to Lowry Sandifer as evidenced by note in the sum of $2237, which is for rent on 100 acres, for 6 years and for corn sold to E.L. Sandifer also for an assumed debt of O.S. Burwell by Lowry Sandifer. Being willing to secure payment thereof executes this Deed of Trust. It is also understood that a Deed of Trust heretofore made to secure Williamson Hawkins in the sum of $1600 is to be satisfied first. Dated Aug. 31, 1838 wit. B.E. Grace ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Aug. 31, 1838. Filed Aug. 31,
    recorded Sept. 8, 1838, B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct

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  58. STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
    DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
    DEED OF GIFT Page 340
    LOWRY SANDIFER to Grandchildren, William L. Sandifer, Sarah Ann Sandifer, and
    Francis Sandifer, children of Edward L. and Nancy Sandifer, all of Jefferson Co. Ala.
    Enslaved person: Negro girl names Charity

    Love and affection and $20. A Negro girl named Charity. Dated Sept. 4, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct., Sept. 4, 1838. Filed Sept. 4, recorded Sept. 10, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

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  59. Following the example of Carolyn G, I have abstracted the names of slaves from Volume 54 of the Deeds from Cumberland County, NC. I will start on other volumes. If others are current abstracting, I'd like to know. Should I send this info to the same address that you directed her to? Is plain text OK?

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  60. I have finished Books 52 through 56 though I have only posted the Book 56 ones. I am in the process of checking my abstracts. I have been abstracting all records which might give relationships or movements (to other counties/states) and other items of genealogical interest. Schalene made the following request:

    It would be great if you have the time to pull out the following information in the future as we are swamped.

    Owner Name
    Slave Name
    Country, State
    Year of source document
    Type of source document (will, estate inventory, bill of sale, etc.)
    Link to source document if online

    I will be going through my abstracts as I have the time. I will not post my Book 54 ones. Let me know which books you do after Book 54 so I don't post duplicates. I am editor of our local genealogical society's newsletter and I put my abstracts (the complete abstracts if that makes sense) in them.

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    1. Thanks for the advice. It seems I have redone a few of the 52-56 series, including 56. I have a few of the corrections from 56 if you're interested.

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    2. I am always interested in corrections. You can email me at ccgs.editor@gmail.com and thank you.

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  61. Slaves mentioned in Michael Bruner's inventory listed in probate, dated 26 Oct 1807 in Edgefield, SC: Chloe (Negro female), Nance (Negro female), Suky (Negro girl), Daver (Negro man), Jim (Negro man), Will (Negro boy)

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  62. Robeson County, North Carolina
    Will Book 1, page 344
    Will of Charles Bullock
    Dated November 22, 1823
    Probated at the November term 1826


    1st to my son Richard, I will and bequeath three hundred acres - the land whereon my son Joel formerly lived, and also my negro man Siah.

    2ndly to the heirs of my son Johnson (after the death of my wife) I give my negro boy Dave and Three Hundred Acres known by the name of Seagraves land, to be equally divided among them(five in number)

    3rdly To my son Charles, I will and bequeath Two Hundred and fifty Acres - the land which I purchased from John Mitchell, and my negro boy named Baltimore.

    4thly To my son Henry, I will and bequeath Three Hundred and Fifty Acres - the land whereon I now live, and to my son Joel a negro boy named Bacchus.

    5thly To my son Lemuel, I leave my negro man Moses and Five Hundred Acres of Land including the plantation whereon he now lives.

    6thly To my daughter Nancy Brown, I give a negro girl named Hester and a boy named Harris.

    7thly I will and bequeath to my daughter Winefred Manning a negro girl named Rachel to remain with her during her natural life and on the demise of said Winefred, the said Rachel to descend together with her natural increase to Tilatha Ross and heirs born of her body forever.

    8thly To my daughter Amey Pitman, I give two negro girls, Peg and Ailsey, and a boy named Joe, and to my daughter Betsy Davis a negro girl named Mary and to my daughter, Martha Odom, and the heirs born of her body, two negro girls, namely, Tamer and Peg.

    9thly To my beloved wife, Elizabeth I will and bequeath the use of the plantation whereon I now live, and the use of all my horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, household and kitchen furniture, and also of my still and distilling apparatus, and my negroes Patience, Jariah and Teener to her sole use and benefit during her natural life, and at her death, it is furthermore my will and desire that the property herein mentioned (the land whereon I live which in the 4th item is bequeathed to my son Henry, excepted) to be equally divided among my following named children: Richard, Henry, Charles, Lemuel, Amey Pitman, and Martha Odom, together with the increase of my negro girl Patience.

    Lastly, I appointy my sons, Richard and Henry Executors, and my wife Elzabeth, Executrix, to this my last will and testament.
    In Testimony whereof I, the said Charles Bullock, do set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
    Signed, sealed, and published

    CHARLES BULOCK (seal)
    In the presence of us:
    KEN BLACK
    LEM'L LEWIS.
    Robeson County, Nov. Term 1826, then was this will proved in open court by the oath of Lemuel Lews and ordered to be recorded
    /s/ Neill Buie Clk

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  63. Claiborne County, Mississippi
    Will Record B pg 10
    Will of James McElwee
    Will dated 12 March 1806
    Probated August Term 1806

    (Third paragraph) I also give unto my son James one negro wench named Jinny. I also give unto my son Stephen one negro man named Gaberil. I also give unto my son David one negro woman named Jane to have her and her increase. I also give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Mary one negro man named George.

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