William Thompson's Bill of Sale--1862


"Half the time a slave didn't know that he was sold till the master'd call him to the Big House and tell him he had a new master." Mingo White, ex-slave

Transcribed by Linda Durr Rudd

William Thompson and wife
Bill of Sale to Morris Rubel
Filed for record December 10th 1862

To and in consideration of the sum of eightteen hundred dollars to us in hand paid by Morris Rubel. We have this day bargained, sold and delivered to said Rubel the following named negro slave, CATHERINE aged about twenty six years of copper color and her child LEVY aged about eight years of copper color and we hereby warrant sound the 6th day of December A. D. 1862.

William Thompson
Tone? A. Thompson


Jefferson County Deed Book L
Page 114

Remembering Their Names