The Inventory and Appraisement of John David McNeill's Slaves ~ 1858

Copiah County
August 31, 1858

Remembering the Slaves of John D. McNeill
Extracted by Linda Durr Rudd

Name Used in the 1870 or and 1880 Census

negro man DAN, age 35, valued at $1100 - Dan/Daniel Culver
negro man PORT, age 30, valued at $1200 - John Culver
negro man JIM, age 24, valued at $1250
negro man ROB, age 17, valued at $1250 - Robert Culver
negro woman MARY, age 34, valued at $750
negro boy HENRY valued at $500 ( Mary is Henry's mother.)
negro girl LOUIZA, age 14, valued at $950
negro girl VINEY valued at $300
old woman FLORA valued at $10 ( Flora's sons are Dan, Port and Rob.) - Flora Culver

Notes: John David McNeill was born May 02, 1814 in Robeson County, North Carolina, son of Malcolm "Saddler" McNeill and Katie Torrey. He died in 1854 in Copiah County, MS. John married Nancy Gilchrist.

According to Malcolm McNeill's 1833 Will, Flory, Dan and Tom were the three slaves John David received from his father Malcolm McNeill.

John died August 30, 1854 without a will. His estate was to be divided among his widow Nancy and their four children's portion was to be held in trust. The four children were George A. McNeill, John M. McNeill, Narcissa Jane McNeill, and Davidella McNeill.

John's widow Nancy died May 06, 1858 in Copiah County. She also died without a written will but upon her death bed, she spoke her wishes to her family.

John owned six slaves in 1850 in Copiah County, MS. By the time of his death in 1854, John owned nine slaves.

The Inventory and Appraisement of Nancy McNeill's Slaves ~ 1858, Wife of John David McNeill


John David McNeill's Copiah County Probate Records, Microfilm Number: 8212 & 8227
Microfilm may be found at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Private John Culver - 58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Corporal Robert Culver - 58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Cyrus McNeill's History of Two McNeill Families
Malcolm McNeill's Will - 1833
Union Church Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Remembering Their Names