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Clearance of Negroes District of Mississippi (Peter, Robert, Albert, Elizal or Eliza)

Bill of Sale for slave Eliza

Manumission of Sally Anne

Purchase of land by a Free African American Fanny McFarlane

Probate Record Book A - B, page 35 - County Clerk's Office, Jefferson County Courthouse - Minerva

Sheriff sale - The Texas Gazette, September 25, 1829 - Slim and Sarah

Slave Kept By White Man as Wife freed by Will - Violet

Deed Record - Harris County Clerk's Office, Courthouse (Anthony, Frank, George and John)

Probate slave Miranda

Abstract Bill of Sale - Bill of Sale for Jane and infant.

Abstract Mortgage of slaves between Andrew G. Holland and Andrew Brisco - Bob, Daniel, Caroline and Maria

Abstract Bill of Sale for slaves between Felix Chenault and Richard H. May - sold 16 slaves

Abstract Bill of Sale for slaves between William F. Hodge and Daniel Shipment - Vina

Slaves held in trust for Sarah Jane Cowling - Merriman, Richard, Willis, Venus, Isabella, Jessica and Fanny

Abstract Bill of sale between Samuel Williams and Hannah Este - Jane and Child

Abstract Bill of Sale between Joel Lockhart and Pemilia Mann - Joe, Humphrey and Charity

Abstract Mortgage between Fielding Secrest and Andrew Brisco - Squire

Abstract Bill of Sale between John Ingram from Abner Ashworth - Matilda

Abstract Bill of Sale between John D. Swain and Richard and Millberry Ballew - Betsey

Abstract Mortgage between Andrew Brisco and Andrew G. & Jeremiah W. Holland - Abram, Ben, Nice, Maria, Priscilla, and Betsey

Abstract Mortgage of slaves between Andrew G. Holland and Andrew Brisco - Bob, Daniel, Caroline and Maria

Abstract Transfer Deed between William Conklin and Lucy Conklin - Winny

Abstract Bill of Sale between John D. Swain and David Burrell - Jim

Abstract Bill of Sale between William Ross and Joseph A. Parker - Milley

Abstract Bill of Sale between Robert P. Stewart and Samuel M. Frost - Iraad

Abstract Bill of Sale between John T Randel and Jesse F Randel - Henry, Priscilla, Kitty and Minerva

#Abstract Bill of Sale between J. F. Randell and T.J. Golightly & J.N. Moreland - Henry, Priscilla, Minerva, and Kitty

Abstract Agreement to posses slaves between A. F. Woodward, C. C. Woodward, George Stevens and Hiram Atkinson - Shadrech, Alford and Sarah

Rose purchased freedom for her and children in Natchitoches, Louisiana. - Henry, Edmond, Clissan and Mary

Abstract Bill of Sale between Harvey Sanderson and Andrew Brisco - Ann 

Abstract Bill of Sale between Eliza Hight and Andrew Briscoe - Absalom or Henry

Abstract Gift from Eliza H. Pope to Michael L. Pope - Judah and child Horus

Abstract Bill of Sale between Hiram Atkinson and Peter Chastaign for 34 slaves

Abstract Will of Hardin D. Runnels, Madison County Mississippi - 26 slaves

Abstract Bill of Sale between Christopher Vuglaw and Esther Y. League - Eliza and child William

Abstract Marriage Contract Henry Corri and Eliza Hight Corri - Absalom, Judy, George, Horus.

Abstract Bill of Sale between William Ashworth (freeman of color) and Rich Balew - Lucy and her child Sarah

Abstract Bill of Sale between William Ashworth (Freeman of Color) and John A. Williams - Thornton

Abstract Indenture between Nelly Norris (Freewoman of color) and Stephen S. Tompkins

Abstract Bill of Sale between Michael Mulligan and David H. McFaden - Eliza

Abstract Gift from Augustus M. Tompkins to Elizabeth Eveline Graham Tompkins - 14 slaves

Abstract Gift from William R. Picket to Daughter Eliza W. Baker (Alabama) - Winny, Mark Anthony, Hannah, Tod, Caty, Bill and Phillip

 

 

 

 

 


Smith, C. H. (P. W.) Houston, Texas District 6

Bill of Sale for slave Eliza

Book C, Page 26, Sept. 11, 1838, County Clerk's office - Record of Deeds, Harris County, Courthouse

 

Know all men by these presents that we Henry Corri and Eliza Pope late of New Orleans, now of the Republic of Texas and County of Harrisburg, have bargain and sold and delivered unto Joel Wheaton his heirs and assigns, a yellow girl named Eliza for the consideration of Nine Hundred dollars to us in hand paid, said Negro girl we warrant sound both in body and mind and a slave for life - said slave is twenty two years of age - Given under our hands in the city of Houston this ninth day of June, Eighteen hundred and thirty eight.

John Shea   Henry Corri

J. W. Moore Eliza Pope

Recorded Sept. 11, 1838 at 10:00 a.m.

 


Smith, C. H. (PW) - Houston Texas

Manumission of Sally Anne

Book A.  Page 480, June 21, 1838 - Deed Record, Harris County

Republic of Texas County Harrisburg - Know all men by these presents that I, James Routh of the County and Republic aforesaid from motives of charity and humanity have manumitted and set free, and do by these presents forever manumit and set free and release from bondage my servant girl Sally Anne aged fourteen years, and I hereby release her and her offspring forever from all obligation to me or to my heirs or future representatives (save that of gratitude) and I hereby renounce all claim upon her services, and proceeds thereof declaring and hereby acknowledging, that all the property she may now have or hereafter acquire shall be her own, and that this instrument may not be evaded, hereby make it obligatory upon my heirs and legal representatives to see that this instrument be carried into effect and that said girl Sally Anne be not wronged of her rights herein guaranteed by me.  Done on this first day of June in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty seven.

Witness George M. Patrick  James Routh

Done before me, chief Justice of the court above written, and ex officio Notary Public in and for the same, on the first day of June, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand eight hundred and thirty seven in the year of the Republic the second.  Give under my hand for want of seal of Office. 

A. Briscoe C.J.H.C.

Recorded June 21, 1838 at 1:00 P. M.

(Worker's note first record of slave reed in Houston which has been found in Deed Record)


 

 


Smith, C. W.

Purchase of land by a Free African American Fanny McFarlane

Book A. Page 456, June 7, 1838, County Clerk's Office - Deed Record, Harris County Courthouse.

Republic of Texas County of Harrisburg - Know all men by these presents that we Angus McNeill, Augustus C. Allen, Robert Wilson and James S. Holman for and in consideration of the sum of Three hundred dollars to us in had paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold and delivered possession of the Fanny McFarlane (a free colored woman) her heirs and assigns.  The following property lying being and situate in the city of Houston on Buffalo Bayou, to wit. Lot No. Four in Block no. eleven according to the original survey of said City as made by Messrs. G. & T. H. Borden and as now appears and is known by the present plat of said city made by the said borders and which for to move certain and particular identification is made a part of this title and we the said a. McNeill, A. C. Allen, Robert Wilson & J. S. Holman declare that we are the owners of said property by virtue of a Bona Fida purchase made by us of A. C. & J. K. Allen and we sell and transfer the same right, title and interest in & to said property that we ourselves possess in virtue of said sale & conveyance made to us - and for the faithful compliance with this sale and transfer we bind ourselves, our heirs and assigns & pledge our property both the present and future - Given under our hands this Fourth day of June A.D. 1838, in the City of Houston, retaining a lien on the property for her note of Two hundred dollars which is the balance of the purchase due at six months from the above date.

Witnesses

W. R. Baker       J. S. Holman for himself

H. H. Allen          A. C. Allen

                            Robert Wilson & Angus McNeil 

 


Schaeffer, Lillian (PW) - Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas - Allied Slave Material

Probate Record Book A - B, page 35 - County Clerk's Office, Jefferson County Courthouse - Minerva

Republic of Texas County of Jefferson - To the Probate Court of Jefferson County, Jan Term 1838 - I William More of the Republic of Texas beg leave to represent to your Honor, that there is a minor of color of the name of Minerva aged about nine years, at the house of John Ballinger, and I being the owner of the mother of said minor do petition, that you Honor would have the said minor bound to me, it being the wish of the mother of said minor, and that I be appointed guardian of said minor there being none appointed as yet.

William More by his attorney N. J. R. Turner


Austin, Texas

Sheriff sale - The Texas Gazette, September 25, 1829 - Slim and Sarah

SHERIFFS SALE

By virtue of two executions, to me directed, by Thomas Davis, First Regidor of the Jurisdiction of Austin,  I will expose to public sale, on the 29th of October next, at the town of Austin, a Negro man named Slim.  Seized as the property of Freeman George to satisfy the above executor of Eli Hunter, deceased.  Terms of sale cash  

Samuel R. Miller

Acting Sheriff

 

October 3, 1829

By virtue of an execution to me directed by the First Regidor of the Jurisdiction of Austin, I will expose to public sale on the 9th of October next, at the town of Austin, a Negro woman named Sarah, seized as the property of Brooks Williams to satisfy the above execution in favor of John Cock, and costs.  Terms made known the day of sale.

Samuel R. Miller

Acting Sheriff


 

Slave Kept By White Man as Wife freed by Will - Violet

 

Known All Men by These Present:

That I, Merritt M. Coates, in sound health of body and mind do declare and make this as my last Will and testament.

In the first place I give Violet, a Negro slave and her child, Carter, her freedom, and make as my Attorney, Mr. Andrew Robinson, who I wish to see and attend to the execution of the foregoing as well as to draw land for them and pay for it out of my funds, and all and everything appertaining to me, I will unto Violet and her child.

      BRAZOS - 2nd October 1823

Witness:

Samuel M. Williams

I do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the original filed in my office this 16th April, 1829

Signed J. White Alcalde

WITNESSES:

Ira Ingrain

H. H. League

Book M. 1  Page 241 & 242. No. 228

There were two children Martha and Parthena born after the will.  The oldest child Carter was manumitted with his mother Violet.  Parthena being the youngest of the family, aged about twenty one, of yellow complexion, and the wife of John Battese Duprey in 1847.

Book M.


 

 

Clearance of Negroes District of Mississippi (Peter, Robert, Albert, Elizal or Eliza)

Port of New Orleans, 16th day of April 1838

I--Collector of the district of Mississippi, do hereby certify that the within is a true copy of the original manifiest or a list of slaves left on file in this office: and I do further certify that A. Smith - the owner of the said slaves and Wright master of the S. R. Columbia have this day made oath in manner directed in the ninth section of the Act of Congress passed the second day of March 1807: prohibiting the importation of slaves into the United States.  I do hereby authorize the said master to procede with the said slaves named as within, and being  four in number to the port of Galveston, Texas.

Given under my hand at the Custom House, New Orleans the day above written.

     J. P. Breedlove

Ashbell Smith Papers.

Manifest of slaves on S. R. Columbia

Whereof Wright is at present master--Bound from the Port of New Orleans to the Port of Galveston.

 

Names Sex Age Stature Class Shipper or Owner Residence
Peter Male 45 5'8 Dark A. Smith N. Carolina
Robert " 10 3'9 Yellow " "
Albert " 12 4'9 " " "
Elizal? Female 17 5'3 " " "

District of Mississippi - Port of New Orleans - The 16th day of April 1838.


Smith, C. H. (P. W) - Houston, Texas

Book D, Page 332, June 6, 1839 Deed Record - Harris County Clerk's Office, Courthouse (Anthony, Frank, George and John).

Know all men by these presents that I John D. Andrews of the City of Houston in the Republic of Texas for and in consideration of the Sum of Thirty-five hundred dollars to me in hand paid by League Andrews & Co. the receipt Whereof I do hereby acknowledge have bargained and sold and by these presents doth bargain sell & set over to the said League Andrews & Co. four slaves by name Anthony, Frank, George and John (the same being a part of my import as named and agreed between myself, Thomas M. League & Peter Wilson in our joint obligation of Co-partnership) the right and title to the aforesaid slaves.  I warrant and defend against myself my heirs & unto the said League Andrews & Co. their heirs or assigns and against all and every person whom so ever - in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 6th day of June 1839 - J. D. Andrews, (seal) G. W. Vinks - T. B. Dexter - Republic of Texas, County of Harrisburg - Before me B. Christopher Dept Clk in & for the County aforesaid this day came & personally appeared G. W. Vinks of this county to me known, who being duly sworn, says that he saw J. D. Andrews execute the within instrument for the purposes and uses therein contained and expressed and set forth that he signed the same as a witness and recognizes all the signatures thereto to be genuine - Houston June 6th 1839.

B. Christopher Dept. CLK. H. C.

Recorded June 6, 1839 at 6:00 p. m.   


Schaeffer, Lillian (P. W.) - Beaumont, Jefferson County

Record Book D - pages 353 - County Clerk's Office - Jefferson County Courthouse)

Probate slave Miranda

State of Louisiana Parish of in Baton Rouge, Whereas at a family meeting held before me according to law on the 28th inst of the friends of the minor children of the late William Tomlinson deceased, it was unanimously deliberated that the Negro woman Miranda, being part of the community heretofore, existing between the said deceased and his surviving wife Tabitha Timlinson should be adjudicated to the said widow at the appraisal value thereof and whereas the said deliberator was duly homologated, now therefore I the said judge do by these presents sell & convey to the said Tabitha Tomlinson her heirs & assigns the afore said slave Miranda aged about 17 years at the price of the appraisement thereof viz eight hundred dollars on condition that she shall be accountable to her minor children for their respective portion of said sum after deducting however the debts incumbent on the said community and the said Tabitha Tomlinson accepts his adjudication made in her favor on the condition above stated.

In witness whereof I have here to set my hand this 29th September 1836.

Charles Tepier P. J.

David Hickey

Daniel D. Avery


Abstract Bill of Sale - Bill of Sale for Jane and infant.

Deed of Harris County, Texas -Book A. Page 149 (October 20, 1837)

Andrew Briscoe, County of Harrisburg sold to Samuel Williams, County of Gonzales, for the sum four hundred and fifty dollars, a Negro Woman slave named Jane, and a girl child (infant) the woman being about twenty four years of age of tall statue and black complexion.


Abstract Mortgage of slaves between Andrew G. Holland and Andrew Brisco - Bob, Daniel, Caroline and Maria

Deed of Harris County, Texas -Book A. Page 262 (March 2, 1838)

Andrew G. Holland, County of Harris, for the consideration of the assumption of Andrew Briscoe, County of Harris agreed to pay W. N. Bronaugh, County of Harris, three hundred and eighty dollars, Israel Sackett, one hundred and seventy three dollars, and Messrs Brown & Loveridge five hundred and fifty-one dollars on notes which the said Brown & Loveridge holds against him. Also to relieve a five hundred and ninety dollar debt, owed to James Leary and William H. Brown, on which they sued out an attachment against the Schooner Champion.  He was also indebted to Andrews Brisco for six hundred and eighteen dollars, and interest on the note.  He assigned the following slaves to Andrew Brisco, viz, Bob, a man of black complexion, about thirty years of age, and a blacksmith by trade; Daniel a boy about eighteen years of age, black complexion; Caroline, a woman, about twenty three years of age, of black complexion; and Maria, a woman about twenty four years of age, also of black complexion.


Abstract Bill of Sale for slaves between Felix Chenault and Richard H. May - sold 16 slaves

Deed of Harris County, Texas - Book A, Page 346 (April 2, 1838)

Felix Chenault , County of Harris, enter into agreement with Richard H. May, Sumner County, for the sum of fourteen thousand four hundred and sixteen dollars & fifty cents to be paid at New Orleans, Louisiana in installments for the following named slaves viz.

Martin, Daniel, Basil, Samuel, Polly & child, Mary & child, Aniky, Mary, Clarissa, Isham, Anthony, Eleonor and Violet.

Recorded April 3rd, 1838 at 12:00 p.m.


Abstract Bill of Sale for slaves between John K. Allen and Lawson F. Henderson - David, Thursby & child, Harry, Steven, John, Humphrey, Milly, Hannah and Mahala.

Deed of Harris County, Texas - Book A, Page 348 (April 4, 1838)

John K. Allen, County of Harris, entered into agreement with Lawson F. Henderson, (late of Madison County Mississippi, now of the Harris, County Texas), for the sum of Nine thousand four hundred & sixty five dollars & eighty two cents, payable in Louisiana or Tennessee currency at the counting room of L. F. Wood for the following named slaves viz.

David aged twenty-seven, Thursby aged twenty-seven, & child, Harry aged twenty-two, Steven aged seventeen, John aged fifteen, Humphrey aged fourteen, Milly aged twenty-two, Hannah aged nineteen, and Mahala aged eighteen..

Recorded April 4, 1838 at 12:30 P. M.


Abstract Bill of Sale for slaves between William F. Hodge and Daniel Shipment - Vina

Deed of Harrisburg County, Texas - Book A. Page 411, May 4, 1838

William F. Hodge, County of Harrisburg sold to Daniel Shipman, County of Harrisburg, for the sum of seven hundred dollars a slave of yellow complexion named Vina aged about eleven or twelve.


Abstract Bill of Sale for slaves between David W. St. John and G. Y. Dortic to Isaac Henry and L. A. Dugas. Slaves held in trust for Sarah Jane Cowling - Merriman, Richard, Willis, Venus, Isabella, Jessica and Fanny.

Deed of Harris County, Texas - Book F. Page 587-588, May 7, 1838

G. Y. Dortic and David W. St. John, of the county of Richmond, Georgia, for and in consideration of the sum of three thousand, three hundred and fifty dollars sold to Isaac Henry and L. A. Dugas the following slaves to wit:

Merriman, boy aged ten years, Richard aged six, Willis, aged 5, Venus aged thirty two, Isabella aged fifteen, Jessica aged fourteen, Fanny aged 7.  The slaves held in trust for Sarah Jane Cowling for her only proper use.


Abstract Transfer Deeds between to George Anthony Nixon from Isaac W. Burton - Joe

Deed of Harris County, Texas - Book A, page 446, May 26, 1838

Isaac W. Burton, County of Nacogdoches, transferred slave Joe, aged about twenty one years, of black complexion, and a blacksmith by trade, to George Anthony Nixon, County of Nacgogdoches.  Joe was purchased from Samuel Lawry the previous winter for a sum of two thousand dollars.

Recorded May 28th, 1838, at 11:00 a.m.


Abstract Bill of sale between Samuel Williams and Hannah Este - Jane and Child

Deed of Harris County, Texas - Book A, Page 165, November 16, 1837

Samuel Williams, County of Harrisburg, for the consideration of eight hundred and fifty dollars, sold to Hannah Este, wife of David G. Burnett, citizens of Texas, a Negro woman named Jane, about twenty six years old and her infant child, a daughter seven weeks old. 

Recorded November 23, 1837, at 3:00 p.m.


Abstract Bill of Sale between Joel Lockhart and Pemilia Mann - Joe, Humphrey and Charity

Deed of Harris County, Texas - Book C, Page 34, September 17, 1838

Joey Lockhart, City of Houston and County of Harrisburg conveyed to Pamelia Man, City of Houston and County of Harrisburg, for the sum of one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight dollars, Joe aged about eighteen years, of dark complexion, and Humphrey aged about fifteen years, of dark complexion, and Charity aged about thirteen.

Recorded September 17, 1838, at 4:00 p. m.  


Abstract Mortgage between Fielding Secrest and Andrew Brisco - Squire

Deed of Harris County, Texas - Book C, Page 56, September 27, 1838

Fielding Secrest, County of Harrisburg purchased a slave Squire, black complexion, aged about twenty four, from Andrew Brisco, County of Harrisburg, for eight hundred dollars.

Recorded September 27, 1838, at 4:00 p.m.


Abstract Bill of Sale between John Ingram from Abner Ashworth - Matilda

Deed of Jefferson County, Power of Attorney Book, Page 12, November 7, 1838

John Ingram, county of Jasper, purchased a slave Matilda, about fourteen years of age, Black color, from Abner Ashworth, County of Jasper, for eight hundred dollars.


Abstract Bill of Sale between John D. Swain and Richard and Millberry Ballew - Betsey

Deed of Jefferson County, Record Book D - Pages 117-118, December 11, 1838

John D. Swain, County of Jefferson, sold a slave Betsey, dark complexion, aged about fourteen years, to Richard and Millberry Ballew for twelve hundred dollars cash.


Abstract Mortgage between Andrew Brisco and Andrew G. & Jeremiah W. Holland - Abram, Ben, Nice, Maria, Priscilla, and Betsey

Deed of Harris County, Book C, Page 253, December 15, 1838

Andrew G. and Jeremiah W. Holland, County of Harrisburg, were indebted to Andrew Brisco for two mortgages.  The first was for two thousand three hundred and forty nine & 72 cents, and the second for seventeen hundred thirty two & 25 cents for the following slaves: 

Abram age twenty eight, Ben age forty eight, Nice age twenty, Maria twenty six years, and her two children, Priscilla three years, and Betsey a year and a half.

Recorded December 15, 1838, at 5:00 p.m.


Abstract Transfer Deed between William Conklin and Lucy Conklin - Winny

Deed of Harris County, Book C, Page 279, December 24, 1838

William Conklin purchased a slave Winny, of Black Complexion, aged about 21 years old from Daniel Woodward, and transferred her  to Lucy Conklin.

 


Abstract Bill of Sale between John D. Swain and David Burrell - Jim

Deed of Jefferson County, Record of Power of Attorney, Page 5, 1838

John D. Swain, County of Jefferson, sold Jim or James, aged about sixteen, of a lightish black color, to David Burrell, County of Jefferson, for a sum of nine hundred dollars.


Abstract Bill of Sale between William Ross and Joseph A. Parker - Milley

Deed of Harris County, Book C, Page 320, January 7, 1839

William Ross sold slave Milley, of a light black complexion, aged about 13, to Joseph A. Parker for nine hundred dollars.

Recorded January 7th 1839, at 9:00 a. m.


Abstract Bill of Sale between Robert P. Stewart and Samuel M. Frost - Iraad

Deed of Harris County, Book C, Page 428, February 22, 1839

Robert P. Stewart sold slave Iraad, of yellow complexion and pigeon toes to Samual M. Frost for a sum of five hundred dollars.


Abstract Bill of Sale between John T Randel and Jesse F Randel - Henry, Priscilla, Kitty and Minerva

Deed of Harris County, Book C, Page 429, February 22, 1839

Jesse F. Randel, County of Harris sold to Jesse F. Randel, County of Harris, for the sum of four thousand five hundred dollars the following slaves:  

Henry age about twenty eight, Priscilla, a little inclined to be yellow, aged about nineteen, Kitty a yellow woman, aged about twenty eight and Minerva a yellow girl, age about seven. 

Record February 22, 1839, at 2:00 p.m. 


Abstract Agreement to posses slaves between A. F. Woodward, C. C. Woodward, George Stevens and Hiram Atkinson - Shadrech, Alford and Sarah

Deed of Harris County, Book C, Page 440, February 16, 1839 

Hiram Atkinson agreed to let A.F & C. C. Woodward & George Stevens to posses Shadrech, Alford and Sarah, until the Supreme Court Hearing.


Rose purchased freedom for her and children in Natchitoches, Louisiana. - Henry, Edmond, Clissan and Mary

Deed of Harris County, Book C, Page 449, March 6, 1839

November 8, 1837.  No all persons by this presence that Eldred Barker's, Rose on the above named date has purchased her freedom, and her four colored children, naming the Henry,  Edmond, Clissan and Mary, and makes her last payment for their freedom this given from under my hand in the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana, in presence of these witnesses, Eldred Barker for which I warrant and defend from my heirs and executors forever.

 


Abstract Bill of Sale between Harvey Sanderson and Andrew Brisco - Ann

Deed of Harris County,  Book C, Page 470, March 7, 1839

Harvey Sanderson, County of Harrisburg, for the sum of eleven hundred dollars, sold to Andrew Brisco, a slave Ann of black complexion, aged about thirty, which he purchased form James S. Holm.

Recorded March 7, 1839, at 3:00 p.m.


Abstract Bill of Sale between Eliza Hight and Andrew Briscoe - Absalom or Henry

Deed of Harris County, Book D, Page 18, March 20, 1839

Eliza Hight (widow of William C. Pope, late of New Orleans deceased) City of Houston, sold slave Absalom (commonly called Henry), of brown complexion, about twenty three years, to Andrew Briscoe, County of Harris, for the sum of eight hundred dollars.

Recorded March 20, 1839, at 11:00 a.m.


Abstract Gift from Eliza H. Pope to Michael L. Pope - Judah and child Horus

Deed of Harris County, Book D, Page 119, April 15, 1839

Eliza H. Pope, alias Eliza H. Corri in the consideration of the love and affection for her yound friend and charge Michael L. Pope conveyed slave Judah, and her child Horus.

Recorded April 15, 1839, at 4:00 p. m.


Abstract Bill of Sale between Hiram Atkinson and Peter Chastaign for 34 slaves.

Deed of Harris County, Book D, Page 145, April 20, 1839

Hiram Atkinson, County of Harrisburg, for the sum of twenty two thousand dollars, sold thirty four slaves to Peter Chastaign.:

       Males  
Robert about 35
Buck about 28
Frederick about 23
Jefferson about 17
Andrew about 38
Thomas about 60
Cornelius or Nelus about 33
Edwin about 7
Jackson about 8
Sidney about 5
Shadrech or Shad about 12
Alfred about 13
Hiram about 8
Littleton about 4
       Women  
Priscilla about 55
Lear or Leah about 45
Rebecca or Becka about 18
Pheobe about 15
Betsy about 26
Charlotte about 24
Susan about 20
Violet about 27
Betsey about 14
Caroline about 12
Sarah about 9
Matilda about 5
Lucy about 3
Harriet about 11
Sally about 13
Rose  about 9
Clarrissa about 10
Frances about 1
Nity about 6
Emily about 1 month
Males 14 Females 20

Recorded April 20, 1839, at 3:00 p.m.


Abstract Will of Hardin D. Runnels, Madison County Mississippi - 26 slaves  

Deed of Jefferson County, Book D, Pages 22-23-24

Hardin D. Runnels bequeathed to his wife Martha B. Runnels any four slaves she selected

He bequeathed to his Son Edmond S. Runnels the following slaves:

Harry, Lucy and three children named Louise, Rosa and Henry.  Lucinda and two children named Daniel and Gabriel, Washington, Ann one child named Mahala, Frederick, Craddock, Jane and Charles, fifteen in number.

He bequeathed to son Hiram A. Runnels the following slaves:

Juba, Leth and two children named Casandra and Elizabeth.  Kito, Emeline and two children named Tabitha and Isaac.  Buck, Malinda and one child named Lucy, Jor?, Elizabeth and one child named Jacob.


Abstract Bill of Sale between Christopher Vuglaw and Esther Y. League - Eliza and child William

Christopher Vuglaw (City of Houston, Harrisburg Count) sold to Esther Y. League (City of Houston, Harrisburg County) for the sum of one thousand four hundred and fifty dollars a slave Eliza, aged twenty, and her child William aged eleven months.

Recorded July 13, 1839, at 10:00 a. m.


Abstract Marriage Contract Henry Corri and Eliza Hight Corri - Absalom, Judy, George, Horus.

Deed Record, Harris County, Book D, Page 444, July 13, 1839.

Henry Corrie having entered into a marriage contract before the celebration of the Marriage Nuptials between he & present wife Eliza Height by which all the property belonging to he and his wife will be controlled by him, including the following slaves:

Absalom, Judy, George and Horus in the possession of his wife at the time.

Recorded July 13, 1839, at 4:00 p.m.


Abstract Bill of Sale between William Ashworth (freeman of color)  and Rich Balew - Lucy and her child Sarah

Deed Record, Jefferson County, Book D, Page 143, August 8, 1839

William Ashworth (County of Jefferson) sold to Richard Balew of the same state and county, a slave Lucy aged about twenty years and her child Sarah aged about two years for the sum of twelve hundred dollars.


Abstract Indenture between Nelly Norris (Freewoman of color) and Stephen S. Tompkins

Deed Record, Harris County, Book E, Page 43, August 31, 1839

Nelly Norris a Free Black Woman of the City of Houston in the County of Harrisburg bound her son, Thomas Norris, a boy of nine years of age to Stephen S. Tompkins.

Recorded August 21, 1839, at 10:00 a.m.


Abstract Bill of Sale between J. F. Randell and T.J. Golightly & J.N. Moreland - Henry, Priscilla, Minerva, and Kitty.  Dispute with Samuel W. Punchard regarding slaves.

Deed Record, Harris County, Book E, Page 126, September 19, 1839.

J. F. Randell (City of Houston, County of Harrisburg) purchased from T.J. Golightly and J. N. Moreland the following slaves:

Henry aged 28, Priscilla, Minerva and Kitty.

A dispute has arisen between Samuel W. Punchard as to the right of possession of the slaves.  There were two other slaves Lucy and Pleasant, property of J. T. Tinsley also in dispute.


Abstract Bill of Sale between William Ashworth (Freeman of Color) and John A. Williams - Thornton

Deed Record, Book D, Pages 462-463, Jefferson County

John A. Williams, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, sold to William Ashworth(County of Jefferson), for the sum of one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars a slave named Thornton, about seventeen or eighteen years old.


Abstract Bill of Sale between Michael Mulligan and David H. McFaden - Eliza

Deed Record, Harris County,Book C, Pages 283-284, November 15,1839

Michael Mulligan, County of Jefferson, sold to David H. McFaden, County of Jefferson, for the sum of eight hundred & fifty dollars, a slave Eliza about fourteen years of age.


Abstract Gift from Augustus M. Tompkins to Elizabeth Eveline Graham Tompkins -  14 slaves

Deed Record, Book  E, Page 330, December 4, 1839

Augustus M. Tompkins, County of Harrisburg conveyed to his wife, Elizabeth Evelene Graham Tompkins of Carrol Parish Louisiana the following slaves valued at thirty thousand dollars.

Henna and her two children Samuel and Charlotte. Mina and her four children, Louisa, Betsy, Ann, Eliza and Lewis.  Maria and her two children, Mary and Esther.   Jack and Reuben.

Record December 4, 1839, at 10:00 a.m.


Abstract Gift from William R. Picket to Daughter Eliza W. Baker (Alabama) - Winny, Mark Anthony, Hannah, Tod, Caty, Bill and Phillip.

Deed Record, Book A, Page 3, January 1, 1838

William R. Picket (County of Antanaga, Alabama) deeded to his daughter, Eliza W. Baker, wife of Mosley Baker(Republic of Texas) the following saves:

Winny agout fifty years, Mark Anthony aged about years, Hannah aged about twenty-five years, Tod aged about nineteen years, Caty aged about twenty years, Bill aged about twenty years, and Phillip aged about fifteen years.

Recorded October 20, 1838  

  

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