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Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 08:16:04 -0500Modified & Posted with permission of Sandi Gorin: email@example.comTo: SOUTH-CENTRAL-KENTUCKY@rootsweb.comSubject: PETERS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH MEMBERS – BARREN CO. CONTINUED29 Nov 1867:Wm RIGDON, Jr, by experience, dismissed by letter.James F WINN, by experience, dismissed by letter.30 Nov 1867:Cris PAGE – black – by experience, excluded, restored.Louiza LEWIS, by experience, excluded.July HOUCHENS, by experienceAmerica DAVIS, by experienceAdaline WISE, by experience, lettered off.Mattie LEWIS, by experience, dead.Wm PAGE, by experience, lettered off.Ella PAGE, by experience, excluded.Sarah WHITNEY, by experience, deadJno. JEWELL, by experience, lettered off.25 Nov 1867:Susan BURTON, by experience.Malinda JEWELL, by experience.Annis HOUCHENS, by experience.Jiles PAGE, by experience, lettered off.Margaret BRADSHAW, by experience.Tona PAGE, by experienceGeoann (Georgeann?) GLAZEBROOKS, by experience, lettered off.Jim GLAZEBROOK, by experience, lettered off.Cary Ann PAGE, by experience, lettered off.Martha JEWELL, by experience, lettered off.Nov 28th:Rich HOUCHENS, by experience.Martha WILLIAMS, by experience, lettered off.Sarah SMITH, by experience.Nov 29th: (these dates out of order might be the following year, but yearwas not indicated).Jo PAGE, by experience, excluded.Dec 4th Saturday:Genas BRADSHAW, dismissed by letterMartha GRUBBSWash RALSTONTo be concluded next week. moving and storage . Sandi
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From: shirley whitmore: firstname.lastname@example.org>Henry and Jane Dillard Stoneham migrated from AmherstCounty, Va in 1801 to Hancock, Ga. Their sons migratedto Conecuh, Co. Alabama. Finally the Stonehams, sonsof Henry & Jane’s — and the widowed James migrated toGrimes County, Texas. Some of the African Americansthought to have traveled with them were Venters,Bowens, Bradleys and Browns. Some of the slaves knownto have served them were:Julia Fowler-Knew, maybe born on Stneham Plantation inAlabama.Jacob Dubois-slave to George Stoneham from age 12until after emancipation.He was Stoneham driver formore than 30 years. Thought to have been connectedwith the Dbose/Dubois family of Marengo County, Ala.Peter Brown was purchased by George Stoneham in 1855.David Kid purchased at about 10 years of age byStonham before Texas migration.In December 1858 Alex 26 and wife Betsey 21, and twochildren, Sam 3 and Phillis 1, were given as a gift byGeorge Stoneham.Another gift of slaves by George Stoneum 4/1861Unknown husband, 38 yearsMary, 35and their children:Daniel 18Henry 14William 12Elizabeth 10Jak 8Dennis 6Louise 4Celia 1Lucinda 1 mthGift of Slaves by George Stoneham 6/1861(another family)H. Stphan 50Elvira 43Wash 18Cicero 16 (yellow complection)Ellis 12Catherine 10Austin 8Richman 6Margaret 4Stephan 19 mths(part of same “package”Nela 36Sarah 17Emmaline 13Tom 11Teerry 23
James Jackson, of the County of Southampton and state of VirginiaIn the name of God, amen. I, James Jackson, of the County of Southampton and state of Virginia, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament, in manner and form following towit:First. I give and bequeath unto James R. Jones one Negro woman named Anna, but in case the said James R. Jones should die before he arrives twenty three years of age, I then give the said Negro woman Anna to George F. (T?) James to him and his heirs forever.Second. I give and bequeath unto my boy John son of my old Negro woman Patty who now lives in Ohio fifty dollars to him and his heirs forever.Third. I give and bequeath unto James R. Joyner and George F. James my Negro man Austin. Tis my desire that they should hire him out for the benefit of Anna (?) or else let him live with her and cultivate her land.Fourth. I give and bequeath unto George F. James and the said John son of my old Negro woman Patty all the balance of my estate that is not given away in deeds of gifts that may be in my possession at my death to be equally divided between George F. James and the said John.Lastly. I nominate, constitute and appoint Mark A. James, James R. limousines . Joyner and George F. James Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other will by me heretofore maid and declaring this and no others to be my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereinto set my hand and affixed my seal this 8th day of February Eighteen hundred and fifty one.Signed, sealed, published in present of James JacksonWitness John WhiteheadEdward D. (?) TurnerAt a court held for the County of Southampton, the 17th day of May 1852, This Last Will and Testament of James Jackson decd, was this day proved by the oaths of John Whitehead and Edward D. (?) Turner the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of George F. James one of the executors therein named, who made oath and gave bond and security according to Law, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat (sic) of the said will in due form, Liberty is reserved to James R. Joyner and Mark A. James the other executors named in the said last will to join in the said probat (sic) when they shall think fit.TesteS. R. Edwards,____
Bonnie Powellblpearrow@aol.comIn the year 1846, in Kershaw, S. C., the will of Rachel Payne Leigh, wife ofDavid G. Leigh, she bequeaths to:Archelaus Payne, brother, five negroes – Bill, Savannah, George, Littleton andCope….To Kezia Andra Stewart, my niece, Negro woman Sally, children Fanny, Lewis, andGeorge….To Caroline Dobbins, my niece, negro woman Sylvia and her increase….To Jane Wilson, my niece, one negro woman, Glory, children Martha, Maria,Solina, Clary, Ann & Isobel…..Also negro woman, Lucinda, and children Milton and Ellen…..To brother Zachariah, four negroes…Alfred, Thomas, Leimus and Hollis…To nephew, Banyan Payne, two negroes, Sac and Ben….To nephew, Wilie Payne, two negroes, Stephen and Bob…To Elizabeth Evans, niece, three negroes, Peggy, Matty and Henry…To Elizabeth Botts, niece, one negro, Betsy and her child, Gilbert….To James Stewart, one negro man, Vieham…To Daniel Stewart, nephew, one negro man, Cage….To ?aaron Stewart, nephew, one negro boy, Jerry….To Alexander Stewart, one negro boy, John Wesly….To Daniel Wilson, Grand nephew, one negro boy, Sam….To Rebecca Wilson, Grand niece, two negroes, Leah and Daphney…To Mary Wilson, three negroes, William, Jackson and Dave….To Sarah Wilson, three negroes, Robert, Hannah and Frank….To Elizabeth wilson, Nine negroes, Nancy, Wilia, Cage, Phebe, Issac, Jinny,Harriet, Jim and Simon…To Susan wilson, three negroes, Mary, Mitaouri and Ely…Signed: Rachel LeighRecorded in will Book A, page 137Recorded Aug 7, 1849signed by Francis P. IngramDavid G. re roofing . FletcherGeorge W. PopeNote: Some of the spelling could be incorrect, as the copy is old and sometimethe type is not clear…..
Submitted by Susan BuckleyI Robert Miller Senior of the state of Kentucky andcounty of Shelby……My will and desire is that my son in law JohnBaskett take if he chooses my two servants Lucindaand Spencer at their appraisement, and If he shouldnot choose to take them then any of the children maytake on the same terms….And my further desire is that my son in law William Cravens take mytwo servants Delpha and her child Rachel back at their appraisement, butIf he should not takethem then any of the rest of my children may take themon the same terms.I have here unto set my hand and seal this tenth day of February onethousand eight hundred and thirty.(signed) Robert MillerRecorded June 1831 in Book No. 9, page 163 & 164
>From “Nelson County Wills” p 28 (Kentucky)Robertson, William Will Book A p. 294Dated 3/14/1795 Recorded7/12/1795Wife: Mary RobertsonSon: John RobertsonDau: Elizabeth wife of Joseph JamesExec: John RobertsonJoseph JamesWit: William WilkinsonJohn ConwayBetsy ConwayPartial Text of WillIn the Name of God, Amen.I, William Robertson, of Nelson County in the State of Kentucky being ofsound memory have thought it proper to make and ordain this my last Willand testament in manner following: First I recommend my soul to God whogave it and my body to be buried in Christian like manner and as far asmy worldly estate I give to my wife Mary Robertson five pounds and fullliberty to take that part of her estate in my care without controlconsisting of five negros, Sarah, four of her children, a feather bed,furniture, and a sorrel mare, saddle, and bridle.Item: I devise to my son John Robertson eight hundred acres of land toinclude the plantations whereon he and I now live, also two negros Benand George together with a wagon and team to him and his heirs forever.I devise sixty pounds to enable him to pay a debt due to William Reid ofScotland from me.I devise to my daughter Elizabeth James….Here is where the writing becomes too smudged and dark to make out.Thanks much in advance to anyone who can help me find out more aboutthese people.
Slave Owner: Edward Traivs Marable, Granville County, NCPlantation located in Granville County, “five miles east north east fromOxford on the public road leading from thence to Henderson and adjoining the land of James Crews, Sr. and Drury Turner on the southand that of Edward Crews and James Cooper on the west containingabout 1,090 acres”.Names of Slaves, 1858 Estate Inventory, Granville County, NC:Sam, a carpenter, Age 66Bob, Age 28Daniel, Age 30Peter, Age 33Dick, Age 28Osburn, Age 37Armsted, Age 20Jef, Age 19Granderson, Age 17Will, Age 17Oliver, Age 14Minny, Age 50Lucinda, Age 35Jane, Age 14Granville, Age 11Susan, Age 9Lewis, Age 7Mary, Age 30Caroline, Age 16Mason, Age 12Martin, Age 9Filmore, Age 7Randol, Age 5Alexander, Age 2Frank, Age 10Fornia, Age 8Julia, Age 5Nancy, Age 20, “deformed hand”