The Division of Peachy R. Taliaferro's Slaves - 1858
Remembering Their Names
Transcribed by Linda Durr Rudd
State of Mississippi
LOT NO. 1
December 15, 1858
...1st we proceed to divide all the property shown us into three equal parts as nearly as possible which lots or parcels we numbered one, two and three. After which we proceeded to draw, which being done, it was ascertained that Charley A. Taliaferro and Sarah F. Taliaferro whose lot was drawn together had drawn lot No. 1 in which was embraced the following slaves...DICK $1000, LIANNA $1100, ALBERT $1000, JIM $1000, EDWIN $1000, SMITH $950, HEZEKIAH $900, BERTHA $700, JOHNSON $500, ANN $300, BOB $1450, AMANDA $1200, CHAPMAN $800, SHADRICK $300, QUEEN $600, MARIAH $1150, MARTHA $1000, TOM $900, ARMSTEAD $900, JINNY LIND $500, LILA $400, LEWIS $1350, LAWRENCE $1300, HARRIS $1200, WILLIAM $1000, HORATIO $600, LUCINDA $1200, ISAAC $100, FRANK $100...
(Charles A Taliaferro received these slaves: SHADRACK, QUEEN, MARIAH, MARTHA, TOM, ARMSTEAD, JINNY LIND, LELA, BOB, AMANDA, LUCINDA, LAWRENCE, LEWIS, ISAAC and FRANK...
Sarah F. Taliaferro received these slaves: DICK, LEANNA, ALBERT, JIM, EDWIN, SMITH, HEZEKIAH, BERTHA, JOHNSON, ANN, CHAPMAN, HARRIS, WILLIAM and HORATIO...)
LOT NO. 2
Mrs. Sarah F. Taliaferro drew lot number 2 in which was embraced the following slaves...CHARLES $500, WINNEY $750, EDMUND $1500, RACHAEL $1000, CONLEY $900, FLORENCE $700, BRICK $550, HARDINIA $400, ELIZABETH $350, ERAMUS $200, SAM $700, NANCY $850, FANNY $700, ARTHUR $400, PATIENCE $600, SUSAN $500, HOWARD $200, JACK $900, POLLY ANN $500, ELICK $500, TYLER $900, MARINDA $600, FELIX $1300, EDY $1000, BETEY $800, CAROLINE $500, MELISSA $400, BILLY $1500, OLD JOE $1000, GILMER $1300, EMMA $400, MATILDA $800...
LOT NO. 3 - No Data Found
The proceeding 9 pages contain our report--all of which is respectifully submitted--Given under our hand and seal this 9th day of December A.D. 1858.
J. C. Wade (Seal)
F. Dillard (Seal)
Milton Buie (Seal)
NOTES: According to Peachy R. Taliaferro's will, one third of his estate was to be given to his wife Sarah Frances Adams Taliaferro, one third to his eldest son Richard Henry Taliaferro who was one of the executors of Peachy's estate, and one third to be equally divided between his two children namely Charles Adams Taliaferro and Sarah Frances Adams Taliaferro.
FAMILY MEMBERS CONCENRING THE DIVISION OF THE SLAVES
PEACHY RIDGWAY TALIAFERRO was born January 09, 1805 in Orange Co., Virginia at "Ashland" the family home, and died May 12, 1852 in Copiah County at "Spring Hill", his plantation, near Gallatin and Hazlehurst, Mississippi. He married SARAH FRANCES ADAMS November 10, 1825 in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, daughter of Thomas Adams and Julia Burnley. She was born June 05, 1808 in Fredericksburg, VA, and died January 16, 1896 in Rosebud Co., Montana.
RICHARD HENRY TALIAFERRO, born August 15, 1827 in Alabama; died November 20, 1908 in Atchinson, Kansas.
SARAH FRANCES ADAMS TALIAFERRO, born June 25, 1842 in Copiah Co., Mississippi (Spring Hill Plantation) near Gallatin, MS; died June 20, 1915 in Briney, Montana.
CHARLES ADAMS TALIAFERRO I, born September 18, 1844 in Mississippi; died October 03, 1915.
Genealogical notes of Peachy Ridgway Taliaferro's family were contributed by Beverley Ballantine and Suzanne Brown.
Visit Suzanne's webpage and see images of the Taliaferro's family at Taliaferro Family Photos.
Peachy R. Taliaferro's Copiah County Probate Records -Microfilm Number: 8220
Microfilm found at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Peachy R. Taliaferro's Will and Inventory List of Slaves
Remembering Their Names