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Federal Writer Project Collected a deed submitted by W. S. Lovell, of Birmingham.  This old deed of 1840, tells the story of a $485,000 transaction of slaves and land.  The deed concerns property owned by relatives of Mr. Lovell.  Listed in detail are names and ages of more than 200 Slaves.  Some names were not legible.

This Indenture made the Twenty Third day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Forty between Henry Turner and Louisa his wife and Felding L. Turner of Mississippi of the one part, and Henry W. Turner of the Parish of Madison in the state of Louisiana of the other part.

That the said parties of the first part for and consideration of Four hundred eight five thousand dollars.

Heirs assign Forever, all that certain tract of land known as Palmyra Plantation in the county of Warren Mississippi.

Name Age Name Age Name Age Name Age Name Age Name Age
Charles Jasper 23 Bill Smith

 

25 Dick Taylor 45 Ceastley 30 Emmeline 25 Long Polly 50
Daniel Evans 25 William

Humphrey

30 Felix 30 Niley 20 Emily Payne 20 Carolina 23
George Evans 23 Cordey 26 Robert 27 Obed 40 Elizabeth 22? Rilla 7
Henderson 26 Cyrus 18 Hilliam 28 Gunner 39 Eliza 23? Rachel 8
Harry Runnels 40 Harry Branch 45 Watson 32 Jordan 18 Harriet Short 26? Anna 7
Joshua 24 Terry Booker 50 Squire 40 Nelus Little 17 Margaret 18? Chrissey 18
John ba? 28 Little Terry 23 Mose, Little 38 Moses, Big 30 Mary Doggs 36 Delia 17
Jacob ? 27 Sam Brown or Bowler 50 Guilford 26 Jim Johnson 32 Maria 30 Louisa 26
Isaac ? Austin 30 Albert 29 Jacob 45 Milly 35 Big Charley 35
Phil ? Nathan 12 Abram Redocks 45 Dick Natchez 70 Janetta 20 Mary Magdelene 40
Richard ? Washington 10 Aaron 32 Ned King 50 Rachel Anne 25 Little Celia 16
Solomon 28 Joe 22 Mitchell 29 Dick Parker 47 Becky Miller 35 Dilsey 23
Stephen 32 Phil 40 Joe 27 Lewis 35 Barbarie ? Isra 13
Thomas 35 Bob Cloud 42 Stephen 22 Ephram 38 Dicky ? Betsey 30
Washington 21 Tim Harvey 50 Jefferson 30 Abram 14 Kitty Hammond? 23 Emily 17
William 30 Prince? 35 Lawson or Townson 28 Stephen Little 12 Kitty Old 45 Big Aggy? 45
Anthony 10 John Husey? 30 Dinean? 25 Mac 16 Movicha 60? Violet 40
Dearth? 12 Edward 32 John Gardner 40 Bob 15 Aggy 35 Matilda 28
Tim 28 Jim Long 38 Yanjo 45 Isham 13 Nancy Young ? Big Hannah 30
Adolph or Abernathy? 26 Scipio 50 Peter Parks 34 Dan 14 Lucy Parks ? Priscilla 16
    Wilson 10 Ned Toler 30 Harry Big 50 Old Celia ? Cherry 50
        Thomas 26 Isaac 14 Lity Judy ? Hannah 45
        Spencer Wright 28 John 18 Janetta ? Big Dolly 55
        Henry 29 James Smith 28 Litttle Charley ? Big Terry or Jenny 40
        Loudon 35 Davis Henderson 30 Marsha ? Martha 14
        Spencer Little 25 Nelus or Nelson Big 32     Big Judy 47
            William Shackleford 29        
Name Age Name Age Name Age Name Age Name Age
Ailsey 40 Kitty Brown & Melinda Infant 30 Little Jenny & children Henry, Archer, Henrietta, Sally, and Jane 38

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Polly Pru & children Cisero, Mary Jane, Hecim?, Melinda and Virginia 30

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Clarissa  
Tarver? 52 Patsey & children Emanuel & Hester 25 Nelly Ann & child Nancy 26

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Becky & child Laura 35

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Fletehers? & her children Marsha, Tina and Mose? 27

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Tenor 52 Amy & Easter Infant 25 Delia & child Davy 16

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Sophy & child Nasra ?
Margaret Dyer 25 Rosetta & Lizzy Infant 30 Vannesa Pru? & children Joe & Benjamin 30

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Eveline ?
Maria 30 Diana & children Delia & Celia 26 Lucy Williams & child Terry 26 Sally ?
Lettly 13 Harriet Johnson & child Chloe 29 Fanny & children Adeline, Adly ? Phebe ?
Lydia 36 Caroline Graham? & childPriscilla 29 Charlotta & child Cage ?

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Little Dolly 16 Julian Anne & child Andrew 45 Old Sylva & children Monday, Dicey, Lavinia and Mina 45

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Dorky ?
Phillis 50 Peggy & child Eliza ? Harriet &children Mary Anne, Sam and William 24

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Camphon & child Miles ?
African Suckey 53 Sarah Anne & child Nichols 25     Lucy Belle & children Mahala and Easter 40

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Edis 13 Harriet Johnson & child Priscilla 29     Peggy & childen Stewart and Gabriel 22

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Elvira 12 Mary Rain & child Josiah or Tosial 27     Henrietta & chold Charley Longcope 26

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Jemima 10 Jane Howard &childElizabeth          
Little Polly 10 Old Charlotte & child Canvass 50

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Amy 9
Jensey 13
Little Margaret 15
Debby 13
Little Suckey 42
Mason 40
Niecy 12
Kassy 12
Anna 18
Sylvia 45
Henrietta 26
Celia Brown 30
Natchez Celia 60
Pauline 13
Ritta 23

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