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Richard Carlton Fulcher's African American Historical Collection
                 

SURNAME NAME SUMMARY FILE #
SALLY
RHODA
PRINCE
WILLIAM
NICEY
AMY
POLLY
HARRIET
HENRY
EMILY
JOE
MECUM
MARY JANE
LYDIA
SAVENIA
MISCELLANEOUS SLAVE LISTS
"Negroes 12 in number - viz:  SALLY, about about 34 - RHODA 10 ‑ PRINCE 5 or 6 ‑ WILLIAM 5 or 6 ‑ NICEY 3 or 4 ‑ AMY 2 or 2 ‑ POLLY 22 ‑ HARRIET 30 ‑ HENRY 10 ‑ EMILY 15 ‑ JOE 18 ‑ MECUM 23 Retd to Novr Term 1836
[Added in pencil]
MARY JANE 7, LYDIA 2
EMILY'S child SAVENIA 4."
[1]Loose Court Records, Slave Lists, Williamson County Archives.[file 1]
00001
AFRICANES
Sumner
WELLS
CYRUS
Thomas
HARRY
Harry Willis [or Wells] and Cyrus Africanes Emancipated on the Petition of Thomas E. Sumner, January Term of Court 1817.  Thomas E. Sumner wants to set free two slaves, HARRY WELLS about 54 years old, 5 feet, 5 1/2 inches tall, rather slim made, and has two small scars.  CYRUS africanes is about 49 years old, has two scars on his left arm, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and has large whiskers.  The said negroes have been in the possession of Sumner a long time and have served him faithfully.  He would like to set them free.  January 7, 1817. 
[2]Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds 1819‑1851, 78. [file 2]
00002
Bateman Henry April term of Court, 1856. Henry W. Bateman, died circa 1856, leaving a will, dated May 22, 1855. He left the following bequest: Slaves to be sent to Liberia, in Africa and with a view of having them properly cared for after their arrival in that country. The slaves to be hired out until suficient funds raised to send them to Liberia.
"[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, V, 33. [file 3]
00003
BROWN, CASWELL Manumission.  Caswell Brown, Colored.  Description.   Caswell Brown a free man of color, was born free in Alabama; aged 21 years and 3 months, dark coffee complexion, a scar over the right eye, and about 6 feet tall.  January Term 1845
[1}Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds (1819‑1851), [no page number]. [file 4]
00004
BROWN
Bingham
Brown
Brown
Worly

Mendenall
FRANKLIN
William J.
Joseph
Ann
PEGGY
Polly
MATILDA
Ruth
DAVID
born 1825 in Tennessee, and enumerated in the 1850 U. S. Census of Williamson County, Tennessee, residing in the household of William J. Bingham, white male, aged 48 years, born in North Carolina, and his family."
[2] 1850 U. S. Census of Williamson County, Tennessee, 3rd Civil District, #238.[file 5]

 Division of Will of Joseph Brown, deceased, proven July Session, 1814.  Joseph Brown of Dickson County, Tennessee, wife Ann Brown, personal estate during her life and then divided between her children:  Daughter Polly Worly to receive Negro child MATILDA, first child of my Negro woman, Peggy.  Daughter Ruth Mendenall, after death of my wife to procure freedom of Negro Man, DAVID, for meritorious services.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 96. [file 5]
00005
BROWN
BROWN
BROWN
BROWN
BROWN
BROWN
BROWN
DILCEY
CASWELL
FRANK
JACKHALEY
PARMELIA
MILES
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee,  Dist. ?, #172,  p. 251.
BROWN, Dilcy, black female, aged 54, born in Tennessee.
BROWN, Caswell, black  male, aged 26 years, born in Tennessee.
BROWN, Frank, black male, aged 24 years, born in Tennessee.
BROWN, Jack, black male, aged 22 years, born in Tennessee.
BROWN, Haley, black female, aged 21, born in Tennessee.
BROWN, Parmelia, black female, aged 17, born in Tennessee.
BROWN, Miles, black male, aged 15, born in Tennessee.
00006
BROWN HALE 1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee,  p. 74.
BROWN, Hale, black male, aged 22 years, born in Tennessee; Chair Maker;enumerated in the household of Michael Cody, white male, aged 56 years, born in Virginia, Jailor, and his family.
00007
CAUDLE
CAUDLE
CAUDLE
Core
BETSY A.
FRANK
FOUNTAIN
James H.
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. 10, #213, p. 254.
CAUDLE, Betsy A., female mulatto, aged 40 years, born in Virginia.
CAUDLE, Frank ‑ male mulatto, aged 4, born in Tennessee.
"CAUDLE, Fountain, male mulatto, aged 2, born in Tennessee. enumerated in the household of James H. Core, white male, aged 18, born in Tennessee and others probably his siblings. "
00008
CAUDLE
Graham
MARY
Thomas A.
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. 10, #213, p. 254.
CAUDLE, Mary, female mulatto, aged 12 years, born in Tennessee. enumerated in the household of Thomas A. Graham, white male, aged 35, born in NC and his family.  He was a farmer and a Constable.
00009
CAUDLE
Graham
SARAH
William
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. 10, #217.
CAUDLE, Sarah, female mulatto, aged 18, born in Virginia. enumerated in the household of William Graham, aged 42, born in NC., and his family.
00010
CAUDLE
Core
JAMES
Jesse G.
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. 10, #222, p. 256.
CAUDLE, James, male mulatto, aged 12, born in Tennessee. ""enumerated in the household of Jesse G. Core, white male, aged 30, a Physician, born in Tennessee, and his family.
00011
EVANS,
CHEATHAM
CHEATHAM
CHEATHAM
CHEATHAM
CHEATHAM
CHEATHAM
CHEATHAM
SALLY E.
WILLIAM
BETSY
SARAH
WILLIAM E.
JAMES C.
BULEY W.
JOHN A.
CHEATHAM FAMILY & EVANS, Sally E.
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. 13, #599, p. 281.
CHEATHAM, William, male mulatto, aged 59, farmer, born in Virginia.
CHEATHAM, Betsy, female mulatto, aged 30, born in Virginia.
CHEATHAM, Sarah, female mulatto, aged 13, born in Tenn.
CHEATHAM, William E., male mulatto, aged 11, born in Tenn.
CHEATHAM, James. C., male mulatto, aged 8, born in Tenn.
CHEATHAM, Buley W., male mulatto, aged 6, born in Tenn.
CHEATHAM, John A., male mulatto, aged 3, born in Tenn.
EVANS, Sally E., female mulatto, aged 81 years, born in Tenn.
00012
CAMPBELL
CAMPBELL
CAMPBELL
CAMPBELL
CAMPBELL
VINEY
ELIZA
MARY JANE
JO. DANIEL
LOUDEN LEE
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. #9, # 8, page 241.
CAMPBELL, Viney, black, aged 38, born in Virginia.
CAMPBELL, Eliza, black, aged 16, born in Tennessee
CAMPBELL, Mary Jane, black, aged 12, born in Tennessee
CAMPBELL, Jo. Daniel, black, aged 10, born in Tennessee
CAMPBELL, Loudon Lee, black, aged 5, born in Tennessee
00013
HOOD
HOOD
BLACKWELL
AARON
ELIZABETH
ELIZBETH
1850 U. S. Census of Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. #9, p. 241.
HOOD, Aaron, black, aged 60, born in Virginia
HOOD, Elizabeth, mulatto, aged 45, born in Virginia
BLACKWELL, Elizabeth, mulatto, aged 23, born in Tennessee.
00014
WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS
SEMMES
DANIEL
JANE
ELLEN
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, #558.
DANIEL WILLIAMS (black), aged 73 [born 1777], born in Virginia.
JANE WILLIAMS (black), aged 83 [born 1767], born in Virginia.
ELLEN SEMMES, aged 18 [born 1832], born in Tennessee
00015
ROBERTS
Tatum
REBECCA
A.G.
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. 12, #452, p. 272.
ROBERTS, Rebecca, female mulatto, aged 84, born in Virginia; enumerated in the household of A. G. Tatum, white male, aged 46, born in Virginia.
00016
SCOTT
Littleton
MARTIN
Joseph J.
1850 U. S. Census of Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. #9, #58, p. 244.
SCOTT, Martin, black, aged 29, born in Tennessee, Boot and  Shoe Maker. enumerated in the household of Joseph J. Littleton, white male, aged 33, born in Tenn.
00017
SCOTT
SCOTT
SCOTT
SCOTT
SANDERS
JUDY
HENRY
MARTIN
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. 9, #143, p. 250.
SCOTT, Sanders, black male, aged 45 years, born in Tennessee.
SCOTT, Judy, black female, aged 27 years, born in Tennessee.
SCOTT, Henry, black male, aged 12 years, born in Tennessee
SCOTT, Martin, black male, aged 14 years, born in Tennessee.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 392. [file 118]
00018
PHILIPS
PHILIPS
PHILIPS
Susan
FRANK
KITTY
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. ?, #175, p. 251.
PHILIPS, Susan, (?WHITE FEMALE), aged 40 years, born in Tennessee.
PHILIPS, Frank, male mulatto, aged 16 years, born in Tennessee; occupation Barber/
PHILIPS, Kitty, female mulatto, aged 14, born in Tennessee.
00019
HALFACRE
HALFACRE
HALFACRE
HALFACRE
HALFACRE
HALFACRE
HALFACRE
HALFACRE
HALFACRE
THOMAS
PENELOPE
PLEASANT
WASHINGTON
THOMAS
JACKSON
POLLY
NANCY
DOLLY
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. 10, #285, p. 259.
HALFACRE, Thomas, black male, aged 40 years, Laborer, born in Tennessee.
HALFACRE, Penelope, black female, aged 38, born in Tennessee.
HALFACRE, Pleasant, black male, aged 10, born in Tennessee.
HALFACRE, Washington, black male, aged 15, born in Tennessee.
HALFACRE, Thomas, black male, aged 12, born in Tennessee.
HALFACRE, Jackson, black male, aged 10, born in Tennessee.
HALFACRE, Polly, black female, aged 6, born in Tennessee.
HALFACRE, Nancy, black female, aged 4, born in Tennessee.
HALFACRE, Dolly, black female, aged 2, born in Tennessee.
00020
HENDERSON HANNAH 1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. ?, #169, p. 251.
HENDERSON, Hannah, black female, aged 70 years, born in North Carolina.
00021
HOOD
HOOD
BLACKWELL
AARON
ELIZABETH
ELIZABETH
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. 9.
HOOD, Aaron, black male, aged 60 years, born in Virginia.
HOOD, Elizabeth, female mulatto, aged 45 years, born in Virginia.
BLACKWELL, Elizabeth, female mulatto, aged 23, born in Tennessee.
00022
JAMISON
JAMISON
JAMISON
JACOB
LUCY
LISH
JAMISON Family
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. 19, #53, p. 194.
JAMISON, Jacob, black male, aged 67, born in Virginia.
JAMISON, Lucy, black female, aged 55, born in Virginia.
JAMISON, Lish, black female, aged 13, born in Virginia.
00023
LEWIS
Brown
GEORGE
Enoch
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, District 5, #601.
LEWIS, George, black male, aged 21, born in Tennessee; enumerated in the household of Enoch Brown, aged 42, born in Virginia.
00024
McCUTCHEN
McCUTCHEN
McCUTCHEN
BENJAMIN
CLEM
MALVINA
McCUTCHEN Family
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. 14, #739, p. 291.
McCUTCHEN, Benjamin, black male, aged 57, born in North Carolina.
McCUTCHEN, Clem, black male, aged 88, born in North Carolina.
McCUTCHEN, Malvina, aged 10, born in Tennessee.
00025
McCUTCHEN
McCUTCHEN
McCUTCHEN 
CYNTHIA
MALINA
ALEXANDER
McCUTCHEN Family
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. 16, #986, p. 310.
McCUTCHEN, Cynthia, black female, aged 45, born in Tennessee
McCUTCHEN, Malina, black female, aged 8, born in Tennessee
McCUTCHEN, Alexander, black male, aged 8, born in Tennessee.
00026
THOMPSON
Gray
MARGARET
Alexander W.
1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, Dist. 3, #305.
MARGARETT THOMPSON (black], aged 70 [born 1780] in Virginia, enumerated in the household of Alexander W. Gray, aged 33, born in Tennessee.
00027
CARR
Carl
MILLY
Jane
1860 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, p. 419.
CARL, Milly, black female, aged 60 years, born in Virginia.
enumerated in the household of Jane Carl, white female, aged 50, born in Ohio.
00028
PATTON
LANE
POLK
PATTON
PATTON
PATTON
Patton
S.
G.W.
J.
J.
ROBERT
N.
S.
Patton Family
"1860 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, p. 269.
PATTON, S., aged 68, born in Georgia
LANE, G. W., aged 34
POLK, J., aged 25.
PATTON, J., male mulatto, aged 17.
PATTON, Robert N., male mulatto, aged 15
PATTON, N., male mulatto, aged 13.
All enumerated in the household of S. Patton, aged 68, born in Georgia.
00029
POYNER
POYNER
POYNER 
RICHARD
MILY
PHILIP
POYNER Family
1860 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, p. 442.
POYNER, Richard, male mulatto, aged 60, born in Virginia.
POYNER, Mily, female mulatto, aged 50, born in Virginia.
POYNER, Philip, male black, aged 30, born in ??.
00030
GOODWIN
GOODWIN
GOODWIN
GOODWIN
GOODWIN
GOODWIN
CURTIS
ORRIS
ANNA E.
JESSE
JAMES H.
OSCAR
Goodwin Family
1860 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, p. 34.
GOODWIN, Curtis, male mulatto, aged 59, born in Virginia.
GOODWIN, Orris, female mulatto, aged 35, born in ?
GOODWIN, Anna E., female mulatto, aged 8.
GOODWIN, Jesse, male mulatto, aged 5.
GOODWIN, James H., male mulatto, aged 3.
GOODWIN, Oscar, male mulatto, aged 1.
00031
BROWN
BROWN
BROWN
COWLES
SCOTT
SCOTT
PORTER
ROBERTSON
NEELY C
DILCEY
HACK
NALE
JESSE
MARTIN
SANDERS
ELIJAH
CHANEY
J.M.
FREE PERSONS OF COLOR
Franklin April 6th 1857
The Hon The Judge of the Williamson County
Court____
"The undersigned one of the Constables of the 9 Civil District Williamson County ‑ in obedience to a requirement of the Hon Court at the January Term 1857, that the Constables of each of the Civil Districts of said County of Williamson should report to the April Term of said Court the Names & Number of the Free People of Color in said County who had not renewed their Bond within three years prior to the 1st day of Jany 1857.  Respectfully report the following as a true  list of those who have not renewed their Bond & Who have been notified to leave the County within Thirty days of the service of said notice____

Dilcey Brown }                     Martin ‑ Scott                          
Jack ‑ Brown }                    Sanders ‑ Scott
"Nale ‑ Brown }                    Elijah ‑ Porter
 Jesse     Cowles  }            Chaney ‑ Robertson [1] ""                                 J. M. Neely C [illegible]
[1]Memorandum ‑ Slaves.  Vertical Files, Williamson County, Tennessee Archives. [file 32]  
00032
DAVIS


DAVIS
BRANDON
LOTT
JOHNSON
DAVIS
GIBSON
Tranor
Allen
BRANDON
LOTT
JOHNSON
GIBSON
SHADRACK
SHED
PLEAS.
HARRIET
MILLIE, PERMILIA
BETTY
RITTIE
GEORGE
LEONA
W.O.
W.A.
JIM
BEN
JIM
NELSON
DAVIS, Shadrack, variously, SHED/PLEAS. Harriet Davis, et al, wife of Shadrack Davis filed at lawsuit against W. O. Trainor of Cheatham County, Tennessee in 1910.

In October 1835, the State of Tennessee issued Grant #13191 to SHADRACK DAVIS a tract of land in Davidson County, now Williamson County, Tennessee.  This land is what is known as wild land, being in timber, unimproved and for a great many years was not resided upon, being surroudned by large areas of the same kind of land used cheifly for grazing and for timber.  Shadrack Davis took possession of the said land for more than 20 years.  He always claimed the land as his own and never conveyed it to anyone.  He died leaving no wills or debts.

Harriet Davis is the widow of Shadrack.  They were married about 1856, he being a free man and being the type of man and appearance of an Indian or the off‑spring of an Indian and a white person, being light or brown complexioned, tall, erect and with long straight hair and very non‑communicateive.  His children wee:  MILLIE BRANDON, BETTY LOTT, RITTIE JOHNSON, GEORGE DAVIS, and LEONA GIBSON.  They are entitled as his heirs to the land and his widow to a life estate.  W. O. Tranor enter the land about 1902 or 1903 and cut and sold a large amount of timber from the land for the value of $3,000 and is offering to sell the other timber.  The complaintives are poor negroes of little education.  W. A. Allen has taken the timber from their land.  They want to be paid for the timber.

MILLIE or PERMILIA is the wife of JIM BRANDON.  BETTIE is the wife of BEN LOTT.  RITTIE is the wife of JIM JOHNSON.  LEONA is the wife of NELSON GIBSON.
00033
HOLT
DAVIS
Hold
MARTIN
SHED
Billy
Deposition of MARTIN HOLT, Dickson County, Tenn., March 1909.    Aged 80  on August 9, 1909.  I knew Shed Davis before the War.  He was light complexioned, kind of a reddish colored man.  The first I got acquainted with him, I thought he was a white man.  His hair was dark and he wore it long.  I knew him about 20 or 25 years before the War. . . [met him when he stopped to get whiskey at old Horn Tavern].  That is how we came to get acquainted.  He didn't have any family at the time.  I belonged to Billy Hold until the Civil War began.  He lived in Hickman County, down at the mouth of Mill Creek before the War.  My mother has been dead about 18 or 19 years.  There was a little log cabin at Shed Davis' where we got the whiskey.  I now hear that Shed Davis had negro blood, but when I first saw him, I thought he was a white man. 00034
Noah
DAVIS
Hailey
Ellison
Harrison
SHED
Tom
Mr.
Deposition of Noah Harrison, Feb. 1808.  [Shed Davis] was a yellow complexioned mullato.  They called him a negro and he went with the negroes. . . Shed had freckles on his face.  He had black straight hair.  He was either by a white man or a white woman.  He was a free man.  He was working for Tom Hailey and stayed there.  He had a mean disposition.  He went away from that area and we heard he died in Nashville.  I heard the white people ran him off.  "It is supposed that he killed a man there at Mr. Ellison's." 00035
DAVY
MOSES
Summer
WILSON
SOLOMON
Thomas E.
Moses Solomon and Wilson Davy, Emancipated on the Petition of Thomas E. Summer, October Term of Court, 1817.  Thomas E. Summers states that he owns two slaves and wants them set free.  They are MOSES SOLOMON, who is about 26 years old, is a thick built man and has a scar on his forehead.  WILSON DAVY, a brother to Moses by his mother's side, is about 21 years old, a stout man, scars on both feet and of mild contenance.  They have been faithful servants and Summers wants them set free.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds, 1817‑1851, 82. [file 36]
00036
DILSEY
Reynolds

Pryor
Dilsey, a free woman of color, of Lawrence County, Alabama, City of Moulton, is charging Pryor Reynolds of Williamson County with trespass, assault, battery, and false imprison‑ ment.  John White is the attorney for the plantiff.  Hance M. Cunningham, Sheriff, by his deputy A. Hodes.  Recorded September 6, 1822.  Dilsey is asking for damages of $1,000.  The Jury is composed of:  Robert Williams, William Jones, Thomas S. Bibb, Jesse Couch, David Wallace, John Hughes, John Stone, John Henagin, Aaron B. Owens, William McGahey, John McBride, and Moses Elledge.
[ 2]Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds 1819‑1851, 116. [file 37]
00037
FERGUSON


Ferguson
AMANDA
ANDREW
MARIAH
John
FERGUSON FAMILY
AMANDA FERGUSON, a free woman of color, stated that on January 1866, her two children, ANDREW and MARIAH, were bound to John Ferguson without her knowledge or consent.  Amanda understands that Ferguson is going to leave this county and carry said children with him.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IV, 41. [file 38]
00038
GANT  JOHN
MATILDA
GANT FAMILY
There appeared in open court, JOHN GANT, a  mulatto, who was born free in Williamson County of a free woman named MATILDA.  He is about 18 years old, light yellow complexion with some small scars on the two middle fingers of his left hand, a scar on top of his right foot.  He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall.  April Term of Court 1842.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, County Court Minutes, Book 5, 180. [file 39]
00039
Russworm
Garner

Edmondson
Gardner
Gardner
Gardner

Gardner
John S
William
PHILIP
William
William
Jane
John
HARRY
Richey
SIMON
Philip.  Emancipation on Petition of John S. Russworm, Executor of William Garner, October Term 1822. The last will and testament of William Gardner state that he wanted his slave Philip set free when he reached 21 years of age.  He has now reached that age to be set free.  He is very black, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and has no particular marks.  7 October 1822.  Bondsmen:  John S. Russworm and William Edmondson.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds, 1819‑1851, p. 49.[file 40]

Jane Gardner [widow of William Gardner], deceased, left a will dated Sept. 5, 1807, in which she leaves the following bequests:  to son John, a Negro man HARRY; to son RICHEY, a Negro man SIMON.  If  SIMON should outlive Richey and William, he should be set free.  Will proven in January Session of Court, 1808.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 1, 1800‑1813, p. 33. [file 40]
00040
Craig Daniel
GEORGE
Emancipated on Petition of Daniel Craig.  January Term 1827.  Daniel Craig has been the owner of a slave named GEORGE for over 20 years, and wished him to be set free.  George is about 55 years old, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, a yellow complexion, and  a scar on his right cheek.  Daniel Craig says he is "upwards of 80 years of age."  He wished George to be set free after the decease of her and his wife.  October 31, 1826.  Witnessed:  M. Kerby, Samuel Smith.  Securities:  Samuel Smith, John Inman.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds 1819‑1851, 65. [file 41]
00041
GRAVES WILLIAM HENRY An affidavit was produced in open court that WILLIAM HENRY GRAVES, a boy of colour, was born free in York County, Virginia, and he came to this State in 1826.  He is copper coloured, aged 29 years, and is 5 feet, 7 1/2 inches tall.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, County Court Minutes, Book 15, 180. [file 42]
00042
HARRIS
Norris
WALLACE
Elizabeth
Wallace Harris, a free man of color, is charged with stealing hogs belonging to Elizabeth Norris on October 15, 1923.  Harris kept a house of entertainment, and was in the habit of keeping women of ill fame for the accommodation of travelers.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, V, p. 106. [file 43]
00043
HILL
HILL
HILL
HILL
HILL

Crawley
 
SALLY
MOSES
WILL
JOE
JIMMY
VIRGINIA
SARAH
Ben
HILL FAMILY
SALLY HILL, MOSES HILL, WILL HILL, and JOE HILL.  Emancipated on the Petition of JIMMY HILL, July Term of Court, 1812.  Jimmy Hill, a free man of color, shows the court that he was freed by Ben Crawley of Amelia County, by deed bearing date 25 January 1787, and recorded in said county.  On March 1, 1798, Jimmy Hill purchased his wife VIRGINIA and two children, Sally and Moses, from William Mosely of Chesterfield County, Virginia.  Jimmy Hill and SARAH? lived together as husband and wife until she died leaving their four children.  Jimmy Hill wants the children emancipated.
[4] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds, 1817‑1851, 74.[file 44]
00044
HUNT  VINEY
ELIZA
MARY
DAVID
HUNT FAMILY
April Term of Court 1842.  VINEY HUNT, a black woman, appeared in court.  She is a free woman of colour, 5 feet, 2 inches tall; has a scar on the right of her forehead; about 30 years old.  She has three children:  ELIZA 9 years old, MARY 5 years old, and DAVID under 2 years of age.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, County Court Minutes, Book 15, 180. [file 45]



 
00045
Jameson Marshall
JACOB
JACOB, Emancipated on the Petition of Marshall Jamison, April Session of Court, 1828.  Marshall Jamison owns a negro named JACOB who is about 44 years old and was raised by the petitioner's father, and has always lived in the family.  When Jamison's father had grown old and his children had settled off, the said negro managed the whole business without an overseer.  The father expressed the desire that Jacob be set free, on his death bed.  Bondsmen:  Marshall Jamison, Philip Owen, and Samuel Jamison.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds 1819‑1851, 94.  See, also, Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VI, p. 18. [file 46]
00046
JAMISON JACOB
LUCY
JAMES (JIM
3 July 1843.  Petition of Emancipation
"JACOB JAMISON, a free man of color, aged about 60 years, said he has resided for many years in Williamson County, and he is owner of two slaves, LUCY, aged upwards of 50 years, and JAMES or JIM aged about 10 years.  JIM has resided in this county since his birth.  Lucy has resided in this county for many years.  Jacob has no relatives that are not slaves.  He said Lucy was his wife and Jim their child.  Jacob and Lucy are now old and he is anxious to have Lucy and Jim emancipated.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VI, p.71.[file 47]
00047
Welles William Hourly
KITTY
William Hourly. Wells, yeoman, and KITTY, a free woman of color, were charged with "unlawfully, wickedly, and lewdly living together. Grand Jury found a True Bill for Lewdness. July 1866.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, Vol. 3, p. 56. [file 48]


 
00048
Hill
LESLEY
Henry R.W.
PLEASANT HOMER
Emancipated on Petition of Henry R. W. Hill.  January Term 1827.  Pleasant Homer Lesley is about 5 years old, bright Mulatto, blue eyes, 2 feet, 6 inches tall.  Hill is much opposed to slavery and wants the boy sent to Ohio so he may be educated.  1 January 1827.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds 1819‑1851, 63. [file 49]
00049
LEWIS
Brown
GEORGE
Enoch
born 1829, in Tennessee, enumerated in the 1850 U. S. Census of Williamson County, Tennessee, living in the household of Enoch Brown, white male, aged 42, born in Virginia, and his family.
[3]1850 U. S. Census of Williamson County, Tennessee, Civil District 5, #601. [file 50]
00050
LOCKLEAR
LOCKLEAR
Summer
MAJOR
SABINA
Thomas E.
LOCKLEAR FAMILY
Sabina Locklear Emancipated on the Petition of Major Locklear, July Term of Court 1817.  Major Locklear, a free born black man, came to this state in 1807, from North Carolina.  He purchased his wife SABINA LOCKLEAR from Thomas E. Summer, and wants her set free.  Witnessed:  John S. Russwurm, Robert Davis.
[4]Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds 1819‑1851, 76. [file 51]
00051
McCLARAN
McClaren
CLEMM
David
McCLARAN,CLEMM, SLAVE emancipated on the Petition of David McClaran, April Session of Court, 1829.  Petitioner wishes to free his slave CLEMM for the following reasons;  my father purchased him when he was about 2 years old and raised him under his own directions, and he has remained in the family for about 40 years, during which time he has been a good faithful servant.  Father, Alex McClaren, left a will and left Clemm to his son Thomas McClaran, and by a will that brother made previous to his death, he was left to petitioner, David McClaran.  While Thomas lay sick, he expressed a desire to petitioner and to another brother Franklin McClaran, to free Clemm.  April 4, 1829.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds 1819‑1851, 96. [file 52]
00052
McCutcheon Patrick
Hannah
JACK
BEN
ROSE
ELISH
SCINTHA
THOMAS
HANNAH
MARIA
Patrick McCutcheon, died 1812, leaving a will, dated April 29, 1812, which was proven in the July Session of Court, 1812.  He left his wife Hannah the following slaves for her lifetime, ""then to be liberated and set free.""  The slaves listed were:  JACK aged 24 years, BEN aged 19 years, ROSE aged 26 and her children ‑ ELISH aged 11 years, SCINTHA aged 7 years, THOMAS aged 4 years, HANNAH aged 2 years, and MARIA aged 2 months.
[2]Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 1, 1800‑1813, p. 307. [file 53]

James Marshall, executor of the will of Patrick McCutcheon, filed Petition for Emancipation in October Session 1830
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, County Court Lawsuits, Book 5 1830‑31, 277. [file 53]
00053
NEWLEY HANNIBAL 1850 U. S. Census, Williamson County, Tennessee, 4th Civil District, #467.
HANNIBAL NEWLEY, aged 60 [born 1790], in Virginia.
00054
Nichol John
REUBEN
No. ___.  Reuben.  Emancipation on Petition of John Nichol, dated 1 July 1822. 
"John Nichol is the owner of a negro man named Reuben who is about 45 years old, a little gray, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, large scar on his left hand.  He was purchased by Nichol's father when Reuben was about 20 years old.  He had the management of the plantation when Nichol's father was living and has been a good servant.  Reuben had acquired property in Davidson County by his hard work.  Reuben had paid Nichols $300 for his freedom.  July Session 1822.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds (1819‑1851), 45. [file 55]

"
00055
Perkins Peter
BOB
ESTHER
CHARLES
HANNAH
Peter Perkins died in 1813, leaving a will, dated Jan. 26, 1813, proven in the April Session of Court, 1813.  The following slaves are mentioned:  "My four favorite slaves, BOB, ESTHER, CHARLES, and HANNAH to be set free and my Executors to look after them."
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 1, 1800‑1813, p. 310. [file 56]
00056
TOM
PETER
TOM & PETER, free men of color
EXPARTE
{Petition for license to remain in the County of Williamson State of Tennessee}

"Be it remembered, that upon the 7th day of October 1850 this cause came on to be heard before the worshipful County Court of Williamson, there being present 27 Justices on the Bench, upon the petition, proof and exhibits, when it appeared to the satisfaction of the Court that the petitioners TOM and PETER were free men of color and were living in this State and in the County of Williamson aforesaid before the 1st day of January 1836 and had so continued to live and were now living in the County of Williamson.  It further appeared to the satisfaction of the Court that the petitioners Tom and Peter are and were men of good characters and ought to be permitted to reside in the County of Williamson , and the said Tom and Peter haven each given bond with two or more good and sufficient securities approved by the Court, which said bonds are now filed in the Court, in the penalty of five hundred dollars each, conditioned that said Tom and Peter shall keep the peace and be of good behavior towards all free white citizens of this State, and shall not become chargeable to the County, Whereupon,  It was ordered and decreed by the Court that the said Tom and Peter be and are hereby permitted and authorized to live and reside in the County of Williamson, and it was furtehr ordered and decreed by the Court that the said Tom and Peter pay the costs of this suit, for which execution may issue.
[1] Petition for Exparte.  Loose Records.  Williamson County, Tennessee, Archives. [file 57]
00057
ROSS
McKay
FERRIS
John O.
Ferris Ross, a free person of color, aged about 40 years, made oath that he formerly was a resi‑ dent of Bath County, Kentucky, and moved to Williamson County.  He desires to go into slavery and chooses John O. McKay as his owner.
October 8, 1861.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, III, 44. [file 58]
00058
REDMOND
REDMOND
Loftin
Redmond
HARRIET
ANN
Allen
Y.W.
Depositions of Harriett and Ann Redmond of North Topeka, Kansas, dated 10 May 1881.  I was a slave and belonged to Allen Loftin who sold me to Y. W. Redmond in April, 16 years before the war.  I am about 62 years old and was about 26 years old when Redmond bought me.  I was sold about 1845, for $850 for me and my children.  Redmond was to take care of Loftin and his wife during their lives.  Loftin and his wife came to Tennessee and lived at Redmond's until Mrs. Loftin died about three years before the war, and Loftin lived there until the close of the war. [2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VIII, p. 12. 00059
Stanley

Scruggs
Porter
Wright
JAMES
Noah
John
Wright Stanley , petitioned  the Court that he is the owner of a negro slave named JAMES, about 55 or 60 years old, who was brought to this State 30 to 40 years ago by Noah Scruggs.  He rendered many valuable services defending the inhabitants from the merciless outrage of the savages and after serving him faithfully, he became the property of John Porter, deceased.  James was a faithful servant of said Porter and at his death became the property of Stanley.  James has paid Wright the price he paid for him by his industry.  Wright wants James emancipated.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IX, p. 75.  [file 60]
00060
STEPHENSON
Sumner
ALLEN
Thomas E.
Allen Stephenson's Emancipation. 
State of Indiana, County of Gibson.  I, Robert M. Evans of the Circuit Court of Gibson County, do hereby certify that the bearer her of Allen Stephenson, a man of colour was brought into said County of Gibson by John L. Russwurm, under authority of a Power of Attorney from Thomas E. Sumner of Williamson County, Tennessee, for the purpose of emancipaating and discharging from a state of slavery the said Allen Stephenson as well as other persons of clour in the aforesaid Power of Attorney named which Power of Attorney was duly proven by John DePriest and Abraham Glenn, subscribing witnesses.  Recorded 20 November 1816.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 259. [file 61]
00061
Stuart William
MOSES
MOSES
An Inventory of the estate of William Stuart, deceased, was filed in the February Term of Court, 1850, and included one negro man, named MOSES, aged 50 years, and a negro man named MOSES aged 55 years.   These negroes are bequeathed their freedom in the will of William Stuart, and have, by the decree of the Chancery Court at Nashville, been declared entitled to gain their freedom.  William B. Gleaves, Administrator.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IX, p. 43. [file file 62]
 
00062
SUMNER
SUMNER
Sumner
PHILIP
JULIA
Thomas E.
Philip Sumner and Julia, his mother, Emancipated on the Petition of Thomas E. Sumner, July Term of Court 1816.  Thomas E. Sumner wants his slave named PHILIP and the boy's mother, JULIA, set free, in the memory and gratitude of services rendered.  Philip is a mulatto about 25 years old, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, by trade a blacksmith.  Julia, his mother, is about 42 years old, of slight complexion, and is 5 feet, 5 inches tall.  July 1, 1816.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds (1817‑1851), 80. [file 63]
00063
REDMOND THOMAS Insanity hearing before the Court, May, 1871, in the case of Thomas Redmond, a free man of color. 

Deposition of Dr. Urbane G. Owen.  He judges Thomas to be a lunatic of unsound mind. He is 27 years old.  There was no indication of insanity until about two years ago.  He has no hereditary defects, being born of healthy and sane parents.

Deposition of M. W. Pollard.  I think Thomas Redmond is insane.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VII, pp. 80‑81. [file 64]
00064
WINSTEAD
WINSTEAD
SUMNER
SUMNER
WINSTEAD
JAMES
JIMMY
JIMMY
HARRISON
JANE
WINSTEAD FAMILY
November Term of Court 1874.  JAMES WINSTEAD made petition that JIMMY WINSTEAD, alias, JIMMY SUMNER is his son and is about eleven years old.  He is being illegally restrained of his liberty by HARRISON SUMNER of Williamson County.  Jimmy is the son of James by JANE WINSTEAD, alias, JANE MOSS.  They were living together as man and wife at the time of the passage of the Act  in 1865 declaring free persons of color so living together while in a a state of slavery to be man and wife.  Sometime later Jane left James, and she died in 1873.  The person who now restrains Jimmy has no claim of blood or otherwise.  Jane requested that James take Jimmy and care for him before her death.  Sumners refuses to allow James to have his child.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IV, 11. [file 65]
 
00065
Pankey
Thompson
Lanier
Thomas,A.
Robert
JORDAN
Click on File #0066 to view newspaper article 00066
Watkius  Robert H.
FISHER
Click on File #0067 to view newspaper article image 00067
Starnes Samuel, Dr. Click on File #68 to view newspaper article image 00068
Hardeman
Bradley
Anderson

Brown
Frank
Rob't H.
A.

Thomas
SARAH
DANIEL
MAY
NED
Click on File #0069 to view newspaper article image 00069
Williams
Cunningham

Watson
F.M.James
DELIA

Tom J.
ANDERSON
Click on File #0070 to view newspaper article image 00070
Brown








Hughes


Morton
Thomas
SARAH
DANIEL
MAY
ISABELLA
NED
NELSON
REUBEN

W.H.
PETER

Cynthia
MARY
HARRIET
MIRA
DONE
FANNY
JOHN
Click on File #0071 to view newspaper article image 00071
Hill Jno F.
ALLEN
TOM
JIM
Click on File #0072 to view newspaper article image 00072
Hill
Hill


Stevens
Stevens
James
Albert, Dr.
SOLOMAN

Joel
James P.
Click on File #0073 to view newspaper article image 00073
Boyd









Ca_ton
Martha
AARON
BOB
WILSON
JACK
HOUSTON
PCEOLA
HARRISON
JANE
ELLEN

Martha
MIRIAM
Click on File #0074 to view newspaper article image 00074
Bell






Crockett
Samuel
PREN
GEORGE
RACHAEL
LEE
SIMON
BEN
Andrew
Transcription: File #0075
Transcription:
Samuel Bell decd.          Negro Inventory

Negro Slaves:  Pren about fifty years old   George about fifty five years old. Rachael about fourteen years old
Lee about nine years old. Simon about seven years old.
the two last are in the Mississippi State and have not come unto my hands also Ben is hired out for the present year.
November 2, 1837
Andrew Crockett

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00075
McCLARY
McCLARY
McCLARY
McCLARY
McCLARY
McCLARY
McCLARY
McCLARY
RACHEL
CLEM
PETER
MARY ANN
SUSAN
ELEANOR
CLEM JR.
ELIZABETH
 Transcription:      File #76                                                  

McClary, Rachel 5,6,7,8,9,10,11                        Petition for Emancipation
Clem McClary & others
Ex Parte

Be it remembered that on the 3rd day of October 1842 Clem McClary a free man of color appeared in
in court and presented to the Court the petition of himself Rachel McClary, Peter McClary, Mary Ann McClary,
Susan McClary,Eleanor McClary,Clem McClary Jr.and Elizabeth McClary the last seven of whom petitioning
by  their best friend Clem McClary Sr.. which petition prays for the emancipation of the wife of said
Clem McClary Sr. & mother of the other petitioners 46 years old dark complexion very large and fleshy and of her said children - Peter 13 years old dark complexion fleshy husky and well set - Mary Ann 11 years old dark complexion and of slender form - Susan 9 years old of dark complexion Eleanor 7 years old of dark complexion -clem Jr. 5 years old of dark complexion Elizabeth 3 years old of dark complexion

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00076
Wall
THOMPSON
Barrett
Hastings
McBane

McCaul
Russell
Ewing
CF (Coroner)
JOHN
WP
WP
HL
SC
RH
JR
HS
Handwritten document
transcription:

State of Tennessee
Williamson County
An inquisition holden at the roadside one and one half miles east of Franklin on the Liberty Road in the County and State of said on the 6th day of October 1878 before C.F. Wall coroner of said County and on the body of John Thompson (Col) then hanging dead by the jurors whose names are _____ subscribed who uopn their oaths do say that he came to his death by hanging by the neck to a tree the hanging was done by a large _____of citizens for the offense of rape. In testimony wherof the same jurors have _____ set their hands this day and date above.
SS Barrett                              C.F. Wall - Coroner
W.P. Hastings
H.L. McBane
S.C. _____
R.H. McCaul
J.R. Russell
H.S. Ewing
00077
Baugh
Neely

ROBERT
Joseph
James B.
JAMES
WALKER
Handwritten document
Transcription:
State of Tennessee
Williamson County

An inquisition holden in the grove of Mr. Joseph W. Baugh 1/2 mile W of Franklin Tennessee in the County and State aforesaid on the 14th day of March 1877 - before James R.. Neely a Justics of the Peace of said County upon the body of James alias Robert Walker. A colored boy about 17 or 18 years of age there suspended with a rope by the neck to the limb of a tree. dead by the jurors whose names are here unto subscribed  - who uopn their oaths do say -that on the night of the 13th day of March 1877, James alias Robert Walker colored was forcibly taken from the Jail of Williamson County by unknown parties, and hung by the neck until he was dead. They further say from the evidence before us that that the jailor did everything in his power to protect his prisoner and we hereby exculpate him from any blame in the premises

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00078
MiILLER HARVEY, UNCLE Click on File #0079 to view original newspaper article image 00079
MILLER HARVEY, UNCLE Click on File #0079 B to view original newspaper article image 00079
Hunter
Hunter
Joseph
George
JO
SQUIRE
BRAXTON
CLARADY
MARTHA
PARALEE
AGNESS
SARAHJANE
HENRY ALLEN
JOHN
ROBERT
ESAU
JUDEDY
DORCAS
ELIZA
WILLIAM
BARTLE JACKSON
GEORGE
SUSAN
Handwritten document
Transcription:

Mch 7, 1859
_____ _ ___ ___ I send you _____ of the ages _____Joseph Hunter _____ ___ 1842 up to the present _____ 1859 ___ ____ George B. Hunter ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____
 Ages & Deaths of Jos Hunter slaves from 1842 to July 1859
1859
Ages of Joseph Hunters Slaves
Jo was born 1807 (April)      52 yrs
Squire born 21 Feb 1821     38
Braxton " 3 May 1823             36
Clarady Nov. __181_             42
Martha Sept 7 18__                24
Paralee June 2 1837             22
Agnes April 14 18__              20
Sarahjane "  27 1846             1_

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00080
GEORGE
SUSAN
Henry Allen Mch 16 1848     11
John  " April 16 1850               9
Robert  Aug 30 1852               7
Esau  April 30 1854                   5
Judedy May 25 185_                2    
Dorcas Decb 11 1825           34
Eliza Oct 1_ 1844                   15
William  May 2 1847               12
BartleJackson Mch 22 1852  1__
Susan Feb 6 1857                   2
 
00080
Hunter Jos
ALLEY JANE
RITTER
ELISABETH
NANCY
BELL
JUDY
GEORGE
CLARADY
CHARLES
RITTA
GEORGE _____
MORAN(?)
Steven
sidney
Matilda
DAVY
Handwritten document
Transcribed:
Alley Jane born July 17 1829   30
Ritter ___ Sept 2 1847              11
Elisabeth     June 22  1853         6
Nancy   Augst 3 1857                   2
Belle (Martha's child) July 7 1857  2
Judy  "  Nov 27 1858   ___
George (Paralee's child) Decb 22 1858   ___
Clarasy (Ags child) Decb 22 1858   __
No of slaves of Joseph Hunter up to July 1859 _____ 27 November when first delivered in to the hands of __ Hunter as gardian for Joseph Hunter  ___ was 14 himself in the year 1842
_     ____ ____ ____
_     ____ ____ ____
_     ____ ____ ____
_     ____ ____ ____
_     ____ ____ ____
_     ____ ____ ____
_     ____ ____ ____

Deaths of Jos Hunters Slaves
Charles - died 1847   50 years
Ritter died 1846   60 "
George _____ 1844     15
Moran(?)  1842   2 yrs

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00080
Steven  1856   1_
Sidney     _____   1855   11 yrs
Baby of (Dorcas) 1849  1.__
Matilda (Paralee) 1857   2 ys
Davy (Martha)  1856   1 ys
No of deaths from 1842 of Joseph Hunters Slaves to 1859 ___
00080
Stockett Joseph H.
DANIEL
No. ____.  Daniel Emancipation on the Petition of Joseph H. Stockett, January Session of Court, 1822.  Aaron Brown, executor, in right of his wife, Susan, formerly Susan Stockett, of the last weill and testament of Joseph H. Stockett, deceased petitioned the County Court for the Emanci‑ pation of Stockett's slave Daniel during the January Session 1822.  Joseph H. Stockett state he wanted his negro slave DANIEL, aged 60 years, to be freed by his executors after his death.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds 1819‑1851, 36. [file 81]
00081
DOC OTEY Mr. Andrew Johnston, in trying to cross the ?Atkisson Branch, on the Boyd's Mill Road last Tuesday, came very near drowning.  He fell from his horse, and was caught by the water gap, and was rescued by Doc Otey, col.  We congradulate him on his escape.  The (Franklin, Tenn.) Review and Journal, Thursday, July 15, 1875. 00082
DAVIS NORMAN Norman Davis, a man of color, produced his certificate of manumission into Williamson County Court.  His certificate was numbered 125, and registered by the County Court Clerk September 29, 1820.

"Norman Davis, a free man of color, 5 feet, 7 inches, has no scars or marks, was born free by the Certificate of the Clerk of the County Court of King William.  Test:  James Berraugh, Deputy Clerk of the Hustings Court in Lynchburg, Virginia, 11 November 1819.  James Stewart, May of the Corporation aforesaid of Virginia do certify above copy."
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds 1819‑1851, p. 33. [file 83]
00083
ARMSTRONG Sawrie Sawrie Armstrong gave a deposition in a court case.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, V, 18. [file 84]
00084
BARNES
WILSON
GREEN
ROBERT
An Inquest was held October 7, 1884, at the residence of Cornelius Barnes in the 17th district upon the body of  Green Barnes, colored.  The deceased now lying dead came to his death by an accidental gunshot in the front and top of the head at the hands of Robert Wilson, colored.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VI, p. 104. [file 85]
00085
CARTER
Sawyer
Sawyer
Pearre
Divney
JOHN
Johnson
John
Joshua, Jr.
Mike
An Inquest was held on December 27, 1886, in the 7th Civil District of Williamson County, over the body of John Carter, colored, lying dead, aged 18, by violence at the hands of Johnson Sawyer, John Sawyer, Joshua Pearre, Jr., and Mike Divney.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VIII, p. 91. [file 86]
00086
CARTER T. J. In 1883, T. J. Carter, colored, owned 1/3rd interest in land by purchase from ________.
[4] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IX, p. 13. [file 87]
00087
DALTON
DALTON
ISAAC
MARY
Deposition of Isaac Dalton, colored, aged 63 years.  I own a little place of 4 acres.  Lived here all my life.
[5] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VII, p. 110. [file 88]

Deposition of Mary Dalton, colored, aged 63 last April, wife of Isaac Dalton.  My sister cooked for Mr. Starnes.
[6] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VII, p. 111. [file 88]
 
00088
Williams
EWING
Thomas A.
TENNIE
Thomas A. Williams was charged with being the father of a child born March 1, 1887.  The mother was Tennie Ewing, colored.  He said he was not guilty.  He was found guilty and ordered to pay support for the child.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VI, p. 40. [file 89]
00089
HARDING DAN Dan Harding, colored, gave a deposition in the case of the State of Tennessee vs. James Claud for the murder of Dr. Joseph B. Wyatt.  March, 1872.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, V, 17. [file 90]
00090
OWEN
Nolen
GREEN
B.P.
On February 23, 1871, an Inquest was held in the 8th Civil District on the lands of J. W. Harvey, upon the body of Green Owen, colored, who came to his death by 4 inch stab wounds from a pocket knife in the hands of B. P. Nolen, in self‑defense.  Nolen's deposition stated that on 22 February 1871, he was fox hunting and heard a shot and his dog hollering.  He saw Green Owen who said he had shot the dog.  Owen then shot at Nolen who was wounded in the thigh by a pistol shot.  Nolen then struck Owen.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IV, 105. [file 91]
00091
McCONNELL
Critz
HARRY
John M.
John M. Critz, charged with the shooting of Harry McConnell, colored, on March 12, 1875.
[4] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IV, 107. [file 92]
00092
PATTON
McClanahan
ANDREW
Dan
On October 15, 1879, an Inquest was held over the body of Dan McClanahan in the 5th Civil District in the Big Road near Jesse Harrison's dwelling.  He came to his death by a wound inflicted between the 4th and 5th rib, severing the heart, by the hands of Andrew Patton, colored.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IV, 104. [file 93]
00093
PATTON
Reams
JOHN
E.H.
An Inquest was held over the body of E. H. Reams, 20 March 1878.  He came to his death by injuries inflicted by stomping by John Patton, colored.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IV, 103.  [file 94]
00094
PRICE ROBERT Robert Price, colored, made oath that the cattle taken up by W. J. Smithson (as strays) in April last, is his property.  May 11, 1874.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, V, p. 115. [file 95]
00095
STARNES ANN Deposition of Ann Starnes, colored, aged 60 to 70 years old.  My husband belonged to Mrs. Starnes' Pa.  I belong to Starnes too.  I belonged to John Pinkston's mother.  My husband died several years ago.
[4] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VII, p. 108. [file 96]
00096
SWANSON
Duff
Duff
MARTHA
Annie
Charles
Annie Duff sued her husband, Charles Duff, for Divorce in 1866.  "He has committed adultery with Martha Swanson, a Negro woman.  A True Bill returned by the Grand Jury.
[5] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, V, 9. [file 97]
00097
TEMPLE ROBERT Estrays.  Robert Temple, colored, has taken up two yearlings as strays ‑ taken on the plantation of Ennis Murry on Feb. 26, 1875.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, V, p. 115. [file 98]
00098
THOMPSON JOHN On October 6, 1878, an Inquest was held 1 1/2 miles east of Franklin on the Liberty Road, over the dead body of John Thompson, colored, there hanging dead.  He came to his death by hanging by the neck to a tree.  The hanging was done by a large crowd of citizens to the offense of rape.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IV, 106. [file 99]
00099
TULLOSS
TULOSS
Shannon
ANDERSON
CAROLINE
Jasper
Petition for Divorce filed 22 November 1878.  Anderson Tulloss, colored, vs. Caroline Tulloss, colored.  They were married according to the form of slaves many years before the late war.  They lived as man and wife in Williamson County until last Christmas when Caroline abandoned her home and took residence with Jasper Shannon.  Jasper had been loitering around the premises and Anderson had previously caught him and Caroline in the act of adultery.  Jasper moved to Nashville and a short time later, Caroline went there.  He wants a divorce.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IX, p.  56. [file 100]
00100

WALKER
JAMES
ROBERT
WALKER,James, alias, Robert
On March 14, 1877, and Inquest was held in the grove of Mrs. Joseph W. Baugh 1/2 mile west of Franklin, over the dead body of James, alias, Robert Walker, a colored boy about 17 or 18 years of age, there suspended with a rope by the neck to the limb of a tree, dead.  On the night of March 13, 1877, James, alias, Robert Walker, was forcibly taken from the jail of Williamson County by unknown parties and hung by the neck until he was dead.  The jailor did everything in his power to protect his prisoner.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IV, 107. [file 101]

*See file 78 to view original document.
00101
YOUNG SAMUEL In a lawsuit styled, Mrs. R. L. Bostick vs. Samuel Young, colored, the deposition of Young was given:  I, Samuel Young, have executed and delivered to Rebecca L. Bostick 3 notes due April, July, and Octo. next for $116.60 each, as mortgage on land in the Corporate limits of Franklin on the Columbia Pike and containing one acre and 41 poles.  Dated 10 March 1875.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IX, p. 43. [file 102]
00102
Bradley
Sappington
Edward
Thomas
JENNY
Edward Bradley, of Williamson County, Tennessee, purchased a slave from Thomas Sappington on Nov. 22, 1810 ‑ a negro girl named JENNY, about 18 years old, for the sum of $307.50.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Deeds, B, 617. [file 103]
00103
Hill

Carter
Dan
TOM
Robert
Dan Hill, of Williamson County, Tennessee, purchased a slave boy named TOM from Robert Carter on December 13, 1810.
[2] Williamson County, Tenn., Deeds, B, 613. [file 104]
00104
Fielder
Fielder
Nimrod
Miriam W.
Nimrod Fielder, of Williamson County, Tennessee, executed a deed of gift to Miriam W. Fielder and others, of three negro slaves [names not given in record].  The Deed of Gift was dated July 1, 1807 and recorded September 24, 1808.
[3] Williamson County, Tenn., Deeds, B, 45. [file105]
00105
Ensley

German
Joseph, Jr.
Milley
Zacheus
DEBB
Joseph Ensley, Jr. and Milley Arnold, of Davidson County, Tenn., sold to Zacheus German, of Williamson County, Tennessee, a negro woman named DEBB, supposed to be 18 years old.  Bill of Sale, dated 2 January 1824.
[4] Davidson County, Tennessee, Deed Book P, pp. 21‑22. [file106]
00106
Ewing
Ewing
Ewing
Randal
William B.
Alexander C.
ISHAM
Randal Ewing and William B. Ewing, Executor of the Estate of Alexander C. Ewing, deceased, filed at petition in the January Session of Court, 1830, for the Sale of the Slaves of the estate.  Alexander C. Ewing left a will.  He wanted Negro ISHAM sold as he was of a vicious nature.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Lawsuits, Book 6, no page number. [file107]
00107
Farmer M.E.
MARIAH
JERRY
The (Franklin, Tenn.) Western Weekly Review, May 13, 1842.
NEGROES FOR SALE
By virture of a decree of the Chancery Court at April term, 1842, we will sell to the highest bidder, at the Court House door in Franklin, on Saturday, 21st May inst., THREE LIKELY NEGROES, viz:  MARIAH 23 years old, (a first rate house servant), and her child 2 years old, and JERRY about 6 years old, on a credit of six months.  Notes payable at the Planters Bank in Franklin with two approved endorsers will be required of the purchasers.
T. F. ATKEISON,            WM. A. BOYD,


Adm'rs of M. E. Famer, dec'd.

             May 13, 1842.
00108
Field, Fielder
Field
Nimrod
Miriam W.
CHARLES
ESTHER
Nimrod Field [variously, Fielder] to Miriam W. Field and others, his children.  Deed of Gift, dated July 1, 1807, for negroes CHARLES & ESTER.  Registered September 24, 1808.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Deeds, B, 45. [file109]

 [THIS MAY BE THE EARLIEST SLAVE SALE RECORDED IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY.  THERE ARE NONE IN BOOKS A & A‑2.  THIS IS THE FIRST IN BOOK B.]
00109
Crafton James
ELLICK
LINDEY
ENY
MOSES
MARY
SAM
MERIAH
CHARLES
Inventory of the Estate of James Crafton, deceased, filed in the January Session of Court 1810, listing the following slaves:  ELLICK, LINDEY, ENY, MOSES, MARY, SAM, MERIAH, and CHARLES.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 1, 1800‑1813, p. 209. [file 110]

 
00110
Crafton James
Dennis
MARY
CHARLES
ELICK
Daniel
MOSES
Richard
SCINDA
ENEE
Valuation of the Slaves of the Estate of James Crafton, deceased:
To son Dennis, the slaves MARY and CHARLES.
To widow, the slave ELICK.
To son George, the slaves MARIAH and SAM.
To son Daniel, the slave MOSES.
To son Richard, the slaves SCINDA and ENEE.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 1, 1800‑1813, p. 342. [file 111]
00111
Crafton
Halfacre
James
Jacob
Settlement of the Estate of James Crafton, deceased, filed in the October Session of Court 1812.  To Jacob Halfacre for a cow killed by a Negro of the deceased.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 1, 1800‑1813, p. 342. [file 112]
00112
Crafton








Crafton


Craig

Craig

Cole
John
Elizabeth
MILES
MORTON
EDY
DILL
George
Dennis
Richard
Daniel
PLEASANT
ADAM
Jemima
WILLIE
Fannie Wade
ANEY
Mary Singleton
PETER
John Crafton died circa 1816, and left a will which was probated in the April Session of Court, 1816.  He left the following bequests:
To wife Elizabeth the following slaves:  MILES, MORTON, woman EDY, and girl DILL.
To grandsons, George, Dennis, Richard, and Daniel Crafton, the following slaves:  PLEASANT and boy ADAM.
To daughter Jemima Craig, a boy WILLIE.
To granddaughter Faney Wade Craig, a girl ANEY.
To daughter Mary Singleton Cole, the slave PETER.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 220. [file 113]
00113
Fleming James An Inventory of the Estate of James Fleming, deceased, lists 8 slaves.
[4] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VI, p. 73. [file 114]
00114
Floyd Jones November Term of Court, 1849.  Jones Floyd said his son, Josiah Floyd, died, 22 September 1849, intestate and unmarried.  Jones Floyd, the nearest kin, was appointed administrator in the October Term of Court, 1849.  Josiah had a claim on three slaves in Virginia and had possession of two of the slaves.  They were sold to N. G. Davis in December 1849, in Eagleville, Tennessee.
[1]Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, V, 30. [file 115]
00115
Freeman Arthur
BEN
Inventory of the Estate of Arthur Freeman, deceased, filed in the January Session of Court 1810, listing a slave named BEN.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 1, 1800‑1813, p. 208. [file 116]
00116
Gadsey John E. John E. Gadsey was enumerated in the 1860 Slave Schedule of Williamson County, Tennes‑ see [p. 3], as the owner of 6 slaves, who are identified only by age, sex, and color___ names are not listed.  There were two slaves houses on his property.  The slaves were: 1 female mulatto aged 57 years, 1 male mulatto aged 47, 1 male black aged 14, 1 male mulatto aged 11, 1 female mulatto aged 10, and 1 female black aged 9. 00117
Garrett


Hill

Nash
Jane
HANNAH
RITTER
Allen
RITTA
Dempsey
HANNAH
An Inventory of the Estate of Jane Garrett, deceased, was filed in the July Session of Court, 1818, listing the following slaves:  woman HANNAH, and girl RITTER. [3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 392.
Account of the Sale of the Estate of Jane Garrett, deceased, was filed in the October Term of Court, 1818.  The slaves were hired out.
Allen Hill hired the slave RITTER.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 392. [file 118]

Dempsey Nash hired the slave HANNAH.
00118
McGavock
Ewing
Randal and James
Alexander , Jr.
HUMPHREY
GEORGE
MINTA
JOHN
HANDY
SYLVIA
MARY
DELPHA
JOHN
CATY
SINAH
SLAVE DOCUMENTS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,BONDS [Earliest Surviving Book]
Deed of Trust, dated March 17, 1819, from Randal McGavock and James McGavock, of Williamson County, Tennessee to Alexander Ewing, Jr., in trust for maintenance of Lucinda McGavock, daughter of Andrew Ewing, Sr., and at no time to be in the control of James McGavock.  The following slaves were placed in trust with Alexander Ewing, Jr.:  HUMPHREY, GEORGE, woman MINTA and her children ‑ JOHN, HANDY, SYLVIA, and MARY; woman DELPHA and her children ‑ JOHN and CATY, and a girl SINAH.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds [Earliest Surviving Book], p. 1. [file 119]
00119
Stone
Stone
William H.
William H. (son)
PATSY
HENDERSON.
SLAVE DOCUMENTS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,BONDS [Earliest Surviving Book]
Deed of Gift, dated 10 April 1819, produced at April Term of Court, 1819, from William H. Stone to his son, William H. Stone, a slave PATSY and her child HENDERSON.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds [Earliest Surviving Book], p. 4. [file 120]
00120
Dilliard
Thomas
Joel
John
PRINTER
SLAVE DOCUMENTS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,BONDS [Earliest Surviving Book]
BILL OF SALE, dated January 15, 1819, produced at April Term of Court, 1819, from Joel Dilliard, selling to John Thomas for $900, a woman named PRINTER, aged about 18 years.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonsds [Earliest Surviving Book], p. 5. [file 121]
00121
Hardeman
Goodrum
Nicholas P
Daniel
SINA
MARTHA and HARRIOTT.
SLAVE DOCUMENTS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,BONDS [Earliest Surviving Book]
BILL OF SALE, dated 1819, produced at April Term of Court, 1819, from Nicholas P. Hardeman of Maury County, Tennessee, selling to Daniel Goodrum for $900, a woman SINA and her children ‑ MARTHA and HARRIOTT.
[4] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds [Earliest Surviving Book], p. 5. [file 122]
00122
Harper
Vaughn
Susannah
Elizabeth A.
ELIZA
SLAVE DOCUMENTS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,BONDS [Earliest Surviving Book]
DEED OF GIFT, dated July 23, 1819, produced at October Term of Court, 1819, from Susannah Harper, for "true love and affection I have for Elizabeth A. Vaughn whom I have partly raised from an infant, being the oldest daughter of William and Nancy Vaughn," to Elizabeth A. Vaughn a negro girl ELIZA and her increase; she being hired out for the present year.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds [Earliest Surviving Book], p. 6. [file 123]
00123
Harper
Vaughn
Susannah
Nancy
JOHN
SLAVE DOCUMENTS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,BONDS [Earliest Surviving Book]
DEED OF GIFT, dated July 23, 1819, produced at October Term of Court 1819, from Susannah Harper, for love and affection, to Nancy Vaughn, wife of William Vaughn, the following slaves ‑ a boy named JOHN.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds [Earliest Surviving Book], p. 6. [file 124]
00124
Harper
Vaughn
Susannah
Nancy
HARRY
PASCHAL
HENRY
DILCEY
SLAVE DOCUMENTS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,BONDS [Earliest Surviving Book]
DEED OF GIFT, dated July 23, 1819, produced at October Term of Court, 1819, from Susannah Harper, for love and affection, to Nancy Vaughn, wife of William Vaughn, the following slaves ‑ HARRY, PASCHAL, HENRY, and DILCY.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds [Earliest Surviving Book], p. 6. [file 125]
00125
Waller
Waller
Henry
Betsy and Sally
HARTY
SLAVE DOCUMENTS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,BONDS [Earliest Surviving Book]
DEED OF GIFT, dated April 25, 1819, produced in July Term of Court, 1819, from Henry Waller to Betsy and Sally Waller, the following slaves ‑ a girl HARTY, 11 years old, who was raised by the family.
[4] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds [Earliest Surviving Book], p. 9. [file 126]
00126
Love
Boyd
Joseph
Abner
PATSY
SLAVE DOCUMENTS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,BONDS [Earliest Surviving Book]
BILL OF SALE, dated March 4, 1819, produced in July Term of Court, 1819, from Joseph Love to Abner Boyd, for the consideration of $650, a woman PATSY, about 22 years old, warranted "healthy and Sensible.
[5] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds [Earliest Surviving Book], p. 10. [file 127]
00127
Patton
Patton
Margaret
James
CHARLES
ABRAHAM
EASTER
JINNEY
VINA
ELIZA
PATSY
NANCY
SLAVE DOCUMENTS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,BONDS [Earliest Surviving Book]
DEED OF GIFT, dated June 17, 1819, produced in July Session of Court, 1819, from Margret Patton to James Patton, the following slaves ‑ men CHARLES and ABRAHAM, aged 40 years, and women EASTER and JINNEY, aged 40 years, and girls, VINA, ELIZA, PATSY, and NANCY.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds [Earliest Surviving Book], p. 11. [file 128]
00128
Miller
Cooper
John
Matthew D.
GEORGE
SLAVE DOCUMENTS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,BONDS [Earliest Surviving Book]
BILL OF SALE, dated June 13, 1819, produced in July Term of Court 1819, from John Miller to Matthew D. Cooper, for the consideration of $550., a slave named GEORGE, aged 10 years.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds [Earliest Surviving Book], p. 11. [file 129]
00129
Simmerman
Smith
Peter and John
John
MARY
SINA
EDWARD
SLAVE DOCUMENTS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,BONDS [Earliest Surviving Book]
BILL OF SALE, produced in July Term of Court, 1819, from Peter and John Simmerman, of Cumberland County, Kentucky, to John Smith of Chatham County, North Carolina, for the consideration of $600., the following slaves ‑ MARY aged 25 years, SINA aged 21 years, EDWARD, son of Mary, aged 2 years.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds [Earliest Surviving Book], p. 12. [file 130]
00130
Smith
Smith
John, P
Nicholas P.
CELIA
SLAVE DOCUMENTS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,BONDS [Earliest Surviving Book]BILL OF SALE, produced in the July Term of Court, 1819, from John P. Smith to Nicholas P. Smith, for the consideration of $650, a woman named CELIA, aged 20 years old.
[4] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds [Earliest Surviving Book], p. 13. [file 131]
00131
Nolan
Smith
Berry
Sina
FANNY
MIKE
SLAVE DOCUMENTS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,BONDS [Earliest Surviving Book]
DEED OF GIFT, dated September 1, 1818, produced in January Term of Court 1820, from Berry Nolan "for love and affection I bear for my daughter, Sina Smith, give her a negro girl named FANNY and negro boy MIKE.  These slaves are given "to Sina Smith during her life time and at her death to be divided between her children, and not to be the property of anyone she may marry.  Testators:  James Brown, H. Petway.
[5] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds [Earliest Surviving Book], p. 22. [file 132]
00132
Potter
Blackwell
Austin W.
Thomas
BETSY

BILL OF SALE, dated May 13, 1844, from Austin W. Potter, of Maury County, Tennessee, for the consideration of $475, selling to Thomas Blackwell, of Williamson County, Tennessee, "a negro woman of dark complextion named BETSY, aged about sixteen years."
00133
Reese
White
B.
Susan A.
LUCINDA
BILL OF SALE, dated November 9, 1842, from B. Reese, for the consideration of the sum of $486, sells to Susan A. White, "a negro girl named LUCINDA that I brought for her at a Chancery Sale." 00134
Bolton Mrs. James INQUEST NOTICE
(Franklin, Tenn.) Western Weekly Review, Sept. 28, 1855, Thursday
Sept. 21, 1855 ‑ Coroner's Inquest over body of negro woman killed by Mrs. James Bolton.
00135
Adams
Hope
Martin
William
ROSE
BILLY
TOM
NANCY
SEALEY
Bill of Sale, dated Dec. 8, 1813, between Martin Adams, of Davidson County, Tennessee, who sold to William Hope, of Williamson County, Tennessee, the following slaves:  ROSE about 22 years old, BILLY aged 2 months, TOM aged 5 years, NANCY aged 13 years, and SEALEY aged 3 years.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 77. [file 136]
00136
Andrew
Andrews
Brockenbrough
Mark M.
MILLY
SARAH
DEED OF GIFT, dated May 15, 1838, from Brockenbrough Andrew who executed a Deed of Gift to Mark M. Andrews, for the consideration of $1.00, for the slave MILLY and her child SARAH.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VI, p. 84. [file 137]
00137
Adkins
Jones
Thomas S.
L.
SETTLEMENT of the Estate of Thomas S. Adkins, deceased, was filed in the October Term of Court, 1818.  L. Jones hired the Negroes of the estate for the years 1816‑1817.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 447. [138]
00138
Alexander
Alexander
William M.
Capt. Thomas
LUNACY HEARING.  In the October Term of Court 1851, William M. Alexander gave a deposition that Capt. Thomas Alexander is about 82 years old and has 15 slaves.  He was declared a lunatic.
[4] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VII, p. 84. [file 139]
00139
Allen
McCutcheon
Nelson and Sarah
James
PETITION FOR DIVISION OF SLAVES.  Nelson Allen and Sarah Ann Allen, by her Guardian, James McCutcheon, filed a Petition for the Division of the Slaves of the estate of their father.  Petition filed in the January Term of Court, 1836.
[5] Williamson County, Tennessee, Lawsuits, Book 6, no page number. [file 140]
00140
Allison
Ridley

Martin

Williams

Allison




William
James
Elizabeth
ROBIN
Polly
JOYCE & RUTH
Jane
WILLIAM & CLAYBURNE
Nancy
TEMPE & HARRIET
EMELINE
SAMUEL
JAMES
Allison
ROGER
EDMUND
WINNEY
REBECCA
JULIA
WILL. James Allison died in 1821, leaving a will which was probated in the July Term of Court, 1821. He left the following bequests:
To daughter Elizabeth Ridley ‑ a negro man ROBIN.
To daughter Polly Martin ‑ JOYCE and her child RUTH
To daughter Jane Williams ‑ WILLIAM and boy CLAYBURNE.
To daughter Nancy Allison ‑ woman TEMPE and her child HARRIETT, and a NEGRO girl EMELINE and negro boys SAMUEL and JAMES.
At the death of my wife Nancy Allison, my son William to have ROGER, EDMUND, WINNEY, REBECCA, and JULIA.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 3, p. 244. [file141]
00141
Alston
Alston
William J.
George W.
MARGARET
DICEY
NANCY
MARIA
LAURA
LAWSUIT, CHANCERY COURT
In a lawsuit styled, William J. Alston vs. George W. Alston, filed in the December Term of Court, 1855, a Deed of Gift from William J. Alston to his son George W. Alston for two slaves, MARGARET and DICEY, was introduced as evidence.  The slave Margaret had a child NANCY.  The heirs want to swap Margaret and her child Nancy to John Boleyjack for a negro woman MARIA and her child LAURA.  Mariah is 16 years old.  Dicey had five children, on one of whom is living. [2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VIII, p. 70. [file 142]
00142
Anderson Susan J. EXPARTE ‑ PETITION TO SELL SLAVES OF THE ESTATE
Susan J. Anderson, Administratrix, et al.  February 1853.  Exparte ‑ Petition to Sell slaves of the estate of Joel Anderson who died December 30, 1853.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Lawsuits, Book 7, p. 41. [file 143]
00143
Andrews Ephriam
PAT
VINE
NELSON
WILL
Ephraim Andrews, deceased, left a will dated July 18, 1807, mentioning Negroes:  PAT, VINE, and NELSON.  Will Proven January Session 1809.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 1, 1800‑1813, p. 45. [file 144]



.
00144
Andrews Ephriam
WILL
JEFFERY
DICK
ABRAM
WARRICK
JACOBY
STARLING
JACK
BOB
BILL
JENNY
DARCAS
DOLL
SUCK
AIM
LUCY
YOUNG DOLL
RACHEL
DILSE
TOM
INVENTORY
Inventory of the Estate of Ephraim Andrews, deceased, dated April 6, 1809, lists the followng slaves:  WILL, JEFFERY, DICK, ABRAM, WARRICK, JACOBY, STARLING, JACK, BOB, BILL, JENNY, DARCAS, DOLL, SUCK, AIM, SIZE, LUCY, YOUNG DOLL, RACHEL, DILSE, TOM (in the State of Virginia in possession of George Andrews and William Drumright, hired from April 10, 1798.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 1, 1800‑1813, p. 46. [file 145]
00145
Andrews Ephriam
JERRY
MILLY
SUPPLEMENTAL INVENTORY
Supplemental Inventory of the Estate of Ephraim Andrews filed in the October Session of Court, 1810, lists the slaves: JERRY and MILLY.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 1, 1800‑1813, p. 246. [file 146]
00146
Andrews
Andrews






Erwin

Bradley


Matthews

Andrews






Bugg
Ephriam
Knacy
OLD WILL
DOLLY
DOLLY
JERRY
JOHN
LUCY
John
SIZE
Thomas
AMY
BOB
Cornelius
DICK
Ephriam, Jr.
ABRAHAM
SUSAN
WILL
MILLY
JEFFREY
JENNY
Benjamin
DARCUS
RACHEL
DILCEY
JACOB
WORICK
STARLING
ACCOUNT OF ESTATE SALE
Account of Sales of the Estate of Ephraim Andrews sold on Jan. 21, 22, 23, 24, & 25, 1811.
Knacy Andrews purchased the following slaves:  OLD WILL, DOLLY and her children ‑ DOLLY and JERRY, a mulatto boy JOHN, and a girl LUCY.
John Erwin purchased the slave girl, SIZE.
Thomas Bradley purchased a woman AMY, and a boy BOB.
Cornelius MATTHEWS purchased the slave, DICK.
Ephraim Andrews [Jr.] purchased the slaves ‑ ABRAHAM, SUSAN and her children WILL and MILLY; and JEFFREY and JENNY.
Benjamin Bugg purchased the slaves DARCUS and her two children RACHEL and DILCY; JACOB, WORICK, and STARLING.
[4] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 1, 1800‑1813, p.  [file 147]
00147
Andrews


SPRAGGIN













Andrews
White
Andrews
Jones
BUCK
MERRITT
WILLIAM
ADALINE
ELIJAH/LIGE
RUTH
ARTHUR
ARTHUR
LUCY
ARTEN
WILL
ELISHA
ALLEN
PHEBE/FIBBY
ADALINE
MIRA
Lucy
Adam
Robert
WILL
Jones Andrews died November 1848, leaving will which named the following slaves:  BUCK 54 years old, MERRRITT 32 years old, WILLIAM SPRAGGIN 28 years old, ADALINE 34 years old, ELIJAH/"LIGE" 25 years old, RUTH 23 years old, ARTHUR 44 years old, LUCY 24 years old, ARTEN aged 14, WILL 6 years old, ELISHA 4 years old, LUCY'S youngest child ALLEN 3 months old, PHEBE/"FIBBY" 8 years old, THOMAS/'TOM" 7 years old, WILL aged 6, PEGGY 6 years old, ELISHA 3 years old, MARTHA 2/3 years old, and ADALINE aged 32, and child, MIRA 1 year old.  The widow Lucy Andrews died Sept. 1860, leaving no will.  Adam White, Executor, et. al. vs. Robert Andrews, defendant, December Term of Court 1860.[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, County Court Lawsuits, Book 8, 94.
  A Division of the Estate was made in the January Term of Court, 1861. [1] Williamson County, Tennessee, County Court Lawsuits, Book 8, 94. [file 148]
00148
Andrews
Andrews
Dean
Martha J.
M.M.
John
MILLY
LAWSUIT, CHANCERY COURT
In the lawsuit, styled:  Martha J. Andrews vs. M. M. Andrews, filed in 1869, is the deposition of John Dean.  He was acquainted with MILLY belonging to Brockenbrough Andrews since she was 5 or 6 years old.  She w as a healthy girl until transferred to Mark and then feigned to be sick.  She had 4 children when Mark M. Andrews took possession of her.  I gave $1000 for three negro boys and he offered the woman and child for $1000.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VIII, p. 4. [file 149]
00149
Andrews
Andrews
Brockenbrough
Mark M.
MILLY
LOTHY
HENRY
DANIEL
MARY
DILCEY
SARAH
DEED OF GIFT
On May 15, 1833, Brockenbrough Andrews executed a Deed of Gift, for the consideration of $1.00 to Mark M. Andrews for the following slaves:  MILLY and her four children; LOTHY, HENRY, DANIEL, and MARY; and DILCY and her child SARAH.
[4] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VIII, p. 4. [file 150]
00150
Harrison
Andrews
N.L.
Samuel
GEORGE
GREEN
LAWSUIT, CHANCERY COURT
Deposition of N. L. Harrison.  I knew Samuel Andrews' negroes, GEORGE and GREEN.  They were good hands.  They were employed by Mr. Andrews and Long who were running the mill.  Green was about 17 or 18 years old, and George was about 25 or 30 years old.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VIII, p. 52. [file 151]
00151
Buchanan
Andrews
Joseph
Alphonso
GEORGE
LAWSUIT, CHANCERY COURT
Deposition of Joseph Buchanan.  I applied to Alphonzo Andrews, executor, to hire the negro man, GEORGE, in 1861.  I was going to send my man to camp to wait on some sick boys who had meazles and wanted George to supply his place until he [my man] returned.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VIII, p. 53. [file 152]
00152
Andrews
Andrews







Murrell
Mark
John & Lucinda
CALICS
LAHON
Sally
GEORGE
Polly
KIZZIA
ARMON
Tilpha
DICK
WILL
Mark Andrews died circa 1820, leaving a will which was entered for probate in the January Session of Court, 1821.  He left the following bequests:
To son John Andrews and Lucinda after the death of my wife, the woman ?CALICS.
The negro boy LAHON is to be sold.
To daughter Sally, the slave, GEORGE, after the death of my wife.
To daughter Polly the slaves KIZZIA and woman ARMON. To daughter Tilpha Murrell, the slaves DICK, at the death of my wife.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 3, p. 211. [file 153]
00153
Hardner
Appleton
John
John
GUARDIAN SETTLEMENT
Guardian Settlement with John Harder, guardian of children of John Appleton, deceased, was filed in the July Session of Court, 1819.  It mentions "Due for the hire of five negroes for the year 1818.
[4] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 3, p. 85. [file 154]
00154
Elliot
Pollard
Armstrong
Jane
G.W.
Mary
NANCY
RECEIPT FOR DISTRIBUTIVE SHARE
On January 1, 1846, Jane Elliott received of G. W. Pollard, executor of the will of Mary Armstrong, a negro woman named NANCY.
[1]Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IX, p.  51. [file 155]
00155
Ashlin William
CHARLES
JIM
WILL
HANNAH
SALLY
SYLVIA
CELIA
ABBA
LEWIS
INVENTORY OF ESTATE
William Ashlin died circa 1821, intestate.  An Inventory of his estate was filed in the October Term of Court 1821 which included the following slaves:  CHARLES aged about 30 years old, JIM about 17 years old, WILL about 50 years old, HANNAH about 20 years old, SALLY about 22 years old, SYLVA about 11 years old, CELIA about 3 years old, ABBA about 1 year old, and LEWIS about 1 year old.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 3, pp. 272‑273. [file 156]
00156
Atkins Thomas L. or P.
BAGWELL
WATT
BOOKER
DARKIES
HARRIETT
JAMES
JOHN
SAM
JACK
CATHERINE
INVENTORY OF ESTATE
An Inventory of the Estate of Thomas L.or P. Atkins, deceased, was filed in the January Session of Court, 1817.  It lists the following slaves:  BAGWELL, WATT, BOOKER, DARKIES (a woman); HARRIETT, JAMES, JOHN, SAM, JACK, and CATHERINE.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 278. [file 157]
00157
Adkins
Winston




Adkins
Thomas (L./P.)
Joseph W. & Elizabeth
DARCAS
SAM
JACK
CATHERINE
William
BAGBY
JAMES
JOHN
WAT
HARRIOT
BOOKER
SUSANNAH
PARTITION OF SLAVES OF THE ESTATE
Partition of the Estate of Thomas (L./P.) Adkins, deceased, was filed in the April Session of Court 1821.  The slaves were divided as follows:
To Joseph W. Winston and Elizabeth, his wife ‑ DARCAS, SAM, JACK, and CATHERINE.
To William Adkins ‑ BAGBY, JAMES, JOHN, WAT, HARRIOT, BOOKER, SUSANNAH.
[4] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 3, p. 242. [file 158]
00158
Bailey
Ogilvie
Henry (administrator)
Wm., EX'r.
ZEB
ESTATE SALE ANNOUNCEMENT
The (Franklin, Tenn.) Western Weekly Review, Oct. 17, 1834.
NOTICE
On the first Monday of November next, at the Court House in the town of Franklin, under an order of the Williamson County Court; as the administrator Henry Bailey I shall expect to sell to the highest bidder for cash, a likely Negro man named ZEB, about thirty years of age.
Wm. Ogilvie, Ex'r.
Franklin  Oct. 17, 1834. [1] (Franklin, Tenn.) Western Weekly Review, Oct. 17, 1834.
[1] (Franklin, Tenn.) Western Weekly Review, Oct. 17, 1834. [file 159]
00159
Barnes Nathaniel
Elizabeth
JIM
WILL
Nathaniel Barnes died circa 1816, leaving a will which was probated in the April Term of Court, 1816.  He left a boy JIM to his wife Elizabeth. [2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 220.
  An Inventory of the Estate of Nathaniel Barnes, deceased, was filed in the April Session of Court, 1816, in which "one negro boy" (was willed away to two daughters).
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 220. [file 160]
00160
Barnes
McFarlin

Crosley

Moore

Barnes

Barnes


Barnes


Barnes

Fly


Barnes
George
Caroline
LEAH
Caroline
TILLA (and children)
Minerva
MARY ( and children)
Nathaniel
LYDIA (and child)
John C.
BERRY
LETHA (sic)
Valentine
BERRY
LETHA
George W.
MALVINA (and children)
Emeline
FANNY
HAZARD
Bolen C.
HENRY
HARRISON
WILL
George Barnes died circa 1852, and his will, dated 27 December 1850, was probated in the December Term of Court, 1852.  He left the following bequests:
To daughter Caroline McFarlin, the slave LEAH.
To daughter Martha Crosley, the slave TILLA and her children.
To daughter Minerva Moore, the slave MARY and her children.
To son Nathaniel Barnes, the slave LYDIA and her child.
To son John C. Barnes, the slaves BERRY and LETHA.
To son Valentine Barnes, the slaves BERRY and LETHA  [sic]
To son George W. Barnes, the slaves MALVINA and her children.
To daughter Emeline Fly, the slaves FANNY and HAZARD.
To son Bolen C. Barnes, the slaves ISAAC, KATY, and her children.
To daughter Mary Hamer, the slave RUTHY and her children.
To son Andrew J. Barnes, the slaves HENRY.
To the children of son Bolen C. Barnes, a negro boy named HARRISON.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VII, p. 103. [file 161]
00161
Bateman Henry W. WILL
April Term of Court, 1846.  Henry W. Bateman, died circa 1856, leaving a will, dated May 22, 1855.  He left the following bequest:  Slaves to be sent to Liberia, in Africa and with a view of having them properly cared for after their arrival in that country.  The slaves to be hired out until sufficent funds are raised to send them to Liberia.
[2[ Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, V, 33. [file 162]
00162
Beasley
Beasley



Beasley

Hicks
Robert
Ann (widow)
SAM
PEPER
AGGY
Philip
ISAAC
James
DELILAH
EPHRAIM
AGREEMENT TO PARTITION SLAVES
Agreement of Partition of  Slaves of the Estate of Robert Beasley, deceased, dated January 7, 1814, and filed in the January Session of Court, 1814.  Ann Beasley, the widow, to receive slaves SAM, PETER, and AGGY.  Philip Beasley received the slave ISAAC.  James Hicks recieved the slaves DELILAH and EPHRAIM.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 76. [163]
00163
Beasley Philip HIRE OF SLAVES OF ESTATE
The estate of Philip Beasley, who died circa 1819, was entered for probate in the October Term of Court, 1819.  His wife was given the power to hire out the Negroes belonging to the estate.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 218. [file 164]
00164
Beech
Beech










McLemore
Jonathan (and wife et al)
Mary, Tennessee
HENRY
NAT
SIMON
RANDAL
GRANVILLE
HENRY
HANNAH
SILVY
KITTY
COLLN
MARGARET
SARAH EMILY
JOANNA


W.S., Clerk
ESTATE SALE ANNOUNCEMENT
The (Franklin, Tenn.) Western Weekly Review, Dec. ___ 1856.
PUBLIC SALE OF SLAVES
Jonathan Beech and wife, et al
                     vs.
     Mary Tennessee Beech
Pursuant to an interlocutory decree of the Williamson County Court, at its November term, 1856, in the above named case, I will expose to public sale, at the Court house door in the town of Franklin on___
          Thursday, 1st day of January, 1857
the following named Negro Slaves, to wit:  HENRY, aged 60 years; NAT, about 30 years; SIMON (blind) 29; RANDAL, 21; GRANVILLE 21; HENRY, 14;HANNAH, 53; SILVY, 30; KITTY, 18; ?COLLN, 11; MARGARET, 9; SARAH EMILY, 5; JOANNA, 3 YEARS.
"Terms of the Sale.___A credit of twelve months will be given, and notes with two good securities will be required.          W. S. McLEMORE, Clerk
Nov. 21.
00165
 Bell  William R.
CANDIS
DICK
CONDIS
VIOLET
ARABELLA
DINAH
INDIANA
JANE
CHARLEY
CLARACY
SUSAN
CHARLES
WILL
died in 1816, leaving a will which was probated in the July Session, 1816.  He left to his wife ""a Negro wench named CANDIS.""
An Inventory of the Estate of William R. Bell, deceased, was filed in the October Session of Court, 1816, and lists the following slaves:  DICK 45 years old, CONDIS 25 years old, VIOLET 28 years old, ARABELLA 11 years old, DINAH 9 years old, INDIANA 7 years old, JANE 5 years old, CHARLEY 7 years old, CLARACY 8 years old, SUSAN 6 years old, and CHARLES 2 years old.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 271. [file 166]
00166
Bell William R.
JEFFERY
SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE
The Settlement of the Estate of William R. Bell, field in the January Session of Court 1823, list the negro man JEFFERY.[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 3, pp. 390/590‑391/591.
[1]  Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 3, pp. 390/590‑391/591 [file 167]
00167
Bennett Walter
NED
JACK
DEED OF GIFT
"Deed of Gift, dated October 29, 1812, from Walter Bennett, Sr., to his grandchildren:  John, Jenny, and Elizabeth, children of George Bennett, the following slaves:  NED now hired to Joel Hobbs; boy JACK purchased of William  of Randolph County, North Carolina.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 79. [file 168]
00168
Benntt
Bennett




Bennett

Hunter

Bennett

Bennett

Bennett

Bennett
George
Anna
NED
BOB
BETTY
GILLY
John D.
MARY
Jane West.
NICY
Joseph
REBECCA
George
___________
Margaret
MATILDA
Elizabeth
WINNY
youngest daughter
DORATHA
George Bennett died circa 1822, leaving a will which was probated in the January Term of Court, 1823.  He left the following bequests: To his wife Anna Bennett, the following slaves; NED, BOB, BETTY, and GILLY.
To John D. Bennett, the slave MARY.
To Jane W. Hunter, the slave NICY.
To Joseph Bennett, the slave REBECCA.
To George W. Bennett, the slave _________.
To Margaret Bennett, the slave MATILDA.
To Elizabeth Bennett, the slave WINNY.
To youngest daughter, the slaves DORATHA.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 3, p. 601. [file 169]
00169
Bennett John D. 1860 SLAVE SCHEDULE (CENSUS), WILLIAMSON CO., TENN.
John D. Bennett was enumerated in the 1860 Slave Schedule of Williamson County, Tennes‑ see [p. 3], as the owner of 12 slaves, who are identified only by age, sex, and color___ names are not listed.  There were 3 slave houses on his property.  The slaves were:  1 male black aged 85 years, 1 male black aged 45 years, 1 male black aged 35 years, 1 female black aged 45 years, 1 female black aged 30 years, 1 female black aged 26 years, 1 male black aged 10 years, 1 male black aged 6 years, 1 female black aged 5 years, 1 female black aged 3 years, and 1 female black aged 2 years.
00170
Bennett
Bennett

Hunter

Briggs


Brown


Cunningham
G.W.
Jno. D.
NEG
Jane
DREW
Dolly
POLLY
JACK
Margaret
ANN
LUCY
Thena
SOLOMON
JIM
SOPHRONIA
ALLOTMENT & ACCOUNT OF SALE OF THE SLAVES OF THE ESTATE
In the January Term of Court, 1869, an Allotment was filed on the estate of G. W. Bennett, deceased, which included an Account of the Sale of the Slave of the Estate, which sale took place on October 5, 1861.  The following slaves were sold:
NEG, aged 24, sold to Jno. D. Bennett for $800.
DREW, aged 24, sold to Jane Hunter for $800.
POLLY, aged 27, sold to Dolly Briggs for $500.
JACK, aged 7, sold to Dolly Briggs for $450.
AMANDA, aged 29 and her child, sold to Margaret Brown for $500.
ANN, aged 6, sold to Margaret Brown for $300.
LUCY, aged 4, sold to Margaret Brown for $250.
SOLOMON, aged 13, sold to Thena Cunningham for $650.
JIM, aged 10, sold to Thena Cunningham for $350.
SOPHRONIA, aged 6, sold to Thena Cunningham for $350.
SOLOMON, aged 13, sold to Thena Cunningham for $650.
JIM, aged 10, sold to Thena Cunningham for $350.
"SOPHRONIA, aged 6, sold to Thena Cunningham for $350.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 15, p. 374. [file 171]
00171
Benton
Benton
Nancy
Jesse
WILL
Nancy Benton, deceased, left a will dated Jan. 19, 1807.  She was daughter of Jesse Benton, deceased, of North Carolina.  She mentions "Negroes granted by my father's will," but they are not named in the document.  Proven in April Session of Court 1807.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 1, 1800‑1813, p. 28. [172]
00172
Benton
Benton
Benton


Benton

Benton

Benton

Benton
Jesse
Thomas Hart (Col.)
Thomas Hourly.
OLD TOM
DORCAS
Jesse
CHLOE
Nathaniel
JUDITH
Mary
MITCHELL
Samuel
SAM
DIVISION OF SLAVES OF THE ESTATE
Division of the Negroes of the Estate of Jesse Benton, deceased, returned in the July Session of Court, 1812.  Jesse Benton, late of North Carolina, had 6 Negroes not properly belonging to the said estate, but as property given by the late Col. Thomas Hart Benton of North Carolina to the heirs of the heirs [Samuel, Nathaniel, Thomas H., Jesse, and Mary Benton] of the above said Jesse Benton, deceased.  The Negroes are valued at $800.  The heirs drew lots for the slaves.
Lot # 1, drawn by Thomas H. Benton for OLD TOM and his wife DORCAS, valued at
Lot # 2, drawn by Jesse Benton for CHLOE, valued at $100.
Lot # 3, drawn by Nathaniel Benton for JUDITH, valued at $350.
Lot # 4, drawn by Mary Benton for the boy MITCHELL, valued at $200.
Lot # 5, drawn by Samuel Benton for the small boy SAM, valued at $150.
$159. and $160. [2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 93.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 93. [file 173]
00173
Berry James ACCOUNT OF SALES OF ESTATE
James Berry, died, circa 1814, and his Estate was sold on Nov. 19, 1814, and an Account of Sales of the Estate was filed in the January Session of  Court, 1815., which lists the hiring of 2 Negro women and a Negro man [no names given.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 132. [file 174]
00174
Wilson
Berry
Wilson
Berry
GUARDIAN SETTLEMENT
Wilson Wilson, as guardian of James Berry, received money for the rent of slaves and land.  Division was made among the heirs of James Berry, deceased, October Term 1827, William‑ son County Court.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, County Court Lawsuits, Book 3, 225. [file 175]
00175
Wilson
Berry
William
James
GUARDIAN SETTLEMENT
Guardian Settlement with William Wilson, guardian of William Berry, minor of James Berry, deceased, was filed in the July Session of Court, 1819, and mentions "cash received for hire of negro children.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 3, p. 82. [176]
00176
Berry James
NANCY
NELSON
EDMUND
MALINDA
REBECCA
DIVISION OF NEGROES OF ESTATE
A Division of the Negroes of the Estate of James Berry, deceased, was filed in the January Term of Court, 1822, and mentions the following slaves ‑ NANCY, NELSON, EDMUND, MALINDA, and REBECCA.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 3, pp. 319‑320. [file 177]
00177
Edmondson
Wilson
Haile
Berry
Berry
William
Carson
Samuel
Rebecca
James
SAM
NANCY
NELSON
EDMOND
LINDER
REBECCA
MADISON
DEED
William Edmondson's deed to William Edmondson and Carson Wilson, April 2, 1821.  William Edmondson purchased of Samuel Haile [Hale] of Hulme Co. who intermarried with Rebecca Berry, widow of James Berry, deceased, the following property which he acquired by intermarriage with said Rebecca.  Slaves:  SAM, NANCY, boy NELSON.  EDMOND & girl LINDER.  REBECCA and boy MADISON.  The last two negroes having been born since the purchase from said Samuel Hale.
[4] Williamson County, Tennessee, Deeds, H, 16. [file 178]
00178
Betty
Betty
Porter
Betty
Sherwood
John
Thomas B
Roland
ELIZA
STAFFORD
PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATE
Sherwood Betty and John Betty, by their guardian, Thomas B. Porter, filed a Petitition for Distribution of the estate of Roland Betty, deceased, in the October Term of Court, 1829.  They are entitled to a negro woman, ELIZA and her child, STAFFORD.  Sherwood Betty has arrived of age and wants a division of his father's estate.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Bonds 1819‑1851, 366. [file 179]
00179
Bird Baylor
CLARA
PEPER
OLIVER
NED
ELLICK
JEFFERSON
MARTIN
DIANA
PETITION FOR DIVISION OF SLAVES OF ESTATE
Baylor Bird died before last July Term, 1830, intestate.  Adminstrator filed Exparte ‑ Petition for Distribution during the January Session 1831.  Slaves:  CLARA, PETER, OLIVER, NED, ELLICK, JEFFERSON, MARTIN, & ?DIANA & her 7 children [not named].  The heirs want the slaves divided and not to be sold as they were raised by the family.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, County Court Lawsuits, Book 5 1830‑31, 312. [file 180]
00180
Black
Breathitt
Robt. E. ,
Trustee
SLAVE SALE

The (Franklin, Tenn.) Western Weekly Review, July 18, 1834.
NOTICE
By virtue of a deed of trust, made to me by Robt. Black on the 23d June 1834 for special purposes there set out, I will sell to the highest bidder on the 15th day of August next at the plantation on which Mr. Black now lives, 4 miles west of Franklin, two negro men, one negro girl, a stock of cattle, horses and young mules, also the household and kitchen furniture.
E. BREATHITT, Trustee
Franklin July 18th 1834.
00181
Blackman

Skelly
John
PETER
Manerva
GRAND JURY INDICTMENT
Grand Jury, True Bill, November 1844.
Peter, the slave of John Blackman, is charged with assault with intent to commit rape upon Manerva Skelly a white female under the age of 10 years.  May 29, 1844.
Manerva Skelly is the child that Peter is charged with assaulting.  She is eight years old.
Peter asked that he not be tried at next court as there exists too great an excitement to his prejudice.
00182
Skelly

Blackamn

Skelly
William
PETER
John
Manerva
Deposition of William Skelly, dated Nov. 19, 1844.  He said he had Peter in his employ having hired him from John Blackman who was his owner.  On 29 May 1844, his wife went from their home to his brother's house and shortly after she started, about 9 or 10 o'clock, he took his gun and in company with [illegible] McIntosh left his house.  His eight year old daughter Manerva was by herself.  He and McIntosh went to the place where Peter was plowing in the field about 500 years from the house and they went on to his brother's house.  His brother was S. Skelly.  They and S. Skelly and another brother were together.  Then they went toward the house and when he got in about 150 yards of the house the company stopped and shot a squirrel.  They walked on toward the house and when he got to the door which was about half open, he saw Peter lying op his side with Manerva and her clothing in disarray.  She was pushing against his chest as if trying to push him off.  Skelly began kicking Peter and caught him by the head and dragged him out the door.  Skelly called to McIntosh and his brothers.  Manerva came out of the house crying and in much distress.  It was between 12 and 1 o'clock when he returned home.  He said Peter did not plow more than 1 round after they had left him.  John Blackman is now dead and has been for some weeks. 00183
Skelly Sparkman
PETER
Deposition of Sparkman Skelly.  His brother William's wife was at his house.  Some time after she got there William and McIntosh came.  In a few minutes he and another brother, William and McIntosh started back to William's house.  William went in the house and he [Sparkman] heard William calling.  He ran up and discovered William had the boy Peter by his head.  Manerva came out of the house crying and inquiring for her mother.  He does not know how many lashes his brother gave the boy, he might have given him a thousand. 00184
Blackman
John
Hayes
Hayes
PETER
Deposition of Hays Blackman.  I am the son of John Blackman.  Some years ago my father conveyed to me in trust for his children the boy Peter.  John Blackman died 3 November 1844 leaving 9 legatees.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, III, Loose Records, p. 68.[file 185]
00185
Bobbitt Stephen
Sarah Elizabeth
PETITION FOR SALE OF SLAVE
Stephen Bobbitt died, intestate, in 1835.  His widow, Sarah Elizabeth, wants the slave of the estate sold and the proceeds divided.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, VI, p. 12. file 186]
00186
Boehms William G.D. 1860 SLAVE SCHEDULE (CENSUS), WILLIAMSON CO., TENN.
William G. D. Boehms was enumerated in the 1860 Slave Schedule of Williamson County, Tennessee [p.1], as the owner of 6 slaves, who are identified only by age, sex, and color___ names are not listed. The slaves included:  1 female mulatto aged 43 years, 1 female mulatto aged 8 years, 1 male mulatto aged 5 years, 1 male mulatto aged 2 years, 1 female mulatto aged 5 years, and 1 female mulatto aged 3 years.
00187
Bolton
Bolton
Ellen
James
SILVIE
INDICTMENT & SENTENCE
Ellen Bolton, spinster, not having the fear of God before her eyes but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil on 18 September 1855, assaulted SILVIE, a slave of James Bolton . . . did hang and choke . . .suffocate and strangle Silvie with a rope around her neck . . . did murder Silvie . . . hit Silvie on the left side of the head with a certain spade giving her a mortal bruise . . . with hot water scalded Silvie on the neck, waist, back, and legs . . . Silvie then and there died instantly.  Ellen Bolton was found guilty of murder in the second degree.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, II, 5, and V, 66. [188]
00188
Bond
Bond
William
Frances
REBECCA
BILLY
NELLY
NANCYALEAS
NEG
STEPHEN
JAMES
PRINCES
NANCY
JOE
SAM
CAROLINE
YORK
ABRAHAM
SHANDY
ROBERT
LEWIS
DIVISION OF SLAVES
A Division of the Negroes of the Estate of William Bond, deceased, was filed in the January Session of Court, 1820.  To Frances Bond, the widow, a yellow girl REBECCA, a yellow boy BILLY, and NELLY, NANCY, ALEAS, NEG, STEPHEN, JAMES, PRINCES, NANCY, JOE, FANNY, SAM, CAROLINE, YORK, ABRAHAM, SHANDY, ROBERT, and LEWIS.
00189
Bond
Bond
John
W.W.
PETITION TO SELL SLAVES
March Term of Court, 1849.  John B. Bond died in 1848, leaving a will naming W. W. Bond, executor.  A Petition to Sell the Slaves of the estate was filed to pay the debts of the estate.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, V, 30. [file 190]
00190
Bond William PETITION TO SELL SLAVES
William Bond died in 1850, intestate.  He owned 15 slaves.  His heirs want a division of his estate.
00191
Bond James B. BOND SLAVES
James B. Bond, died February 1851, intestate.  Philip Chapman, et al, heirs of James B. Bond, filed an Exparte ‑ Petition to Sell the Slaves of the Estate to pay the debts.  The petition was filed in the February Term of Court, 1852.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, County Court Lawsuits, Book 7, p. 7. [file  192}
00192
Bond
Rodgers
Wilkins
John P.
William A.
John A.
MILLY
DEED OF TRUST
John P. Bond executed a Deed of Trust on October 4, 1853, selling to William A. Rodgers and John A. Wilkins, for the consideration of $2.00, a negro named MILLY about 32 years old.
[2] Williamson County, Tennessee, Miscellaneous Records, IX, p. 6. [file 193}
00193
Boon Darcus 1860 SLAVE SCHEDULE (CENSUS), WILLIAMSON CO., TENN.
Darcus Boon was enumerated in the 1860 Slave Schedule of Williamson County, Tennessee [p.1], as the owner of 8 slaves, who are identified only by age, sex, and color___names are not listed. The slaves included:  1 female black aged 30 years, 1 female black aged 25 years, 1 female mulatto aged 6 years, 1 female black aged 3 years, 1 male black aged 4 months, 1 male black aged 5 years, 1 male black aged 3 years, and 1 male black aged 2 years.
00194
Boxley
Boxley
Benjamin
Sarah Ann
PETITION TO PARTITION
Benjamin Boxley died in 1819, in Halifax County, Virginia.  He left slaves to Sarah Ann Boxley.   Heirs field a Petition of Partition of the Estate of Benjamin Boxley in Williamson County, Tennessee during the January Term of Court, 1835.
[3] Williamson County, Tennessee, County Court Lawsuits, Book 6, p. 340. [file 195]
00195
Boxley William J. 1860 SLAVE SCHEDULE (CENSUS), WILLIAMSON CO., TENN.
William J. Boxley was enumerated in the 1860 Slave Schedule of Williamson County, Tennessee [p. 2], as the owner of 18 slaves, who are identified only by age, sex, and color___ names are not listed.  The slaves were:  1 female black aged 20 years, 1 female black agd 22, 1 female black aged 20, 1 female black aged 21, 1 female black aged 19, 1 female black aged 19, 1 male mulatto, aged 4, 1 female mulatto aged 2, 1 female black aged 8, 1 male black aged 7, 1 female mulatto, aged 6, 1 male mulatto aged 7, 1 female black aged 6, 1 male black aged 7, 1 male black aged 8, 1 male black aged 6, 1 male black aged 5, and 1male black aged 3.
00196
Boxley William J. 1860 SLAVE SCHEDULE (CENSUS), WILLIAMSON CO., TENN.
William J. Boxley was enumerated in the 1860 Slave Schedule of Williamson County, Tennessee [p. 4], as the owner of 21 slaves, who are identified only by age, sex, and color___their names are not listed.  The slaves included:  1 female black aged 45 years, 1 male mulatto aged 33, 1 male black aged 20, 1 male black aged 17, 1 female black aged 23, 1 female black aged 22, 1 female black aged 21, 1 female black aged 20, 1 female black aged 20, 1 female black aged 20, 1 male black aged 40, 1 male mulatto aged 33, 1 male black aged 18, 1 male black aged 17, 1 female black aged 23, 1 female black aged 23, 1 female black aged 20, 1 female black aged 21, 1 female black aged 20, 1 female black aged 22.
00197
Boyd Armistead
TOM
DANIEL
CHARLES
BARNEY
DICKJEFFERSON
SELLER
SUCKEY
AGGY
WINNEY
DANIEL
INVENTORY OF ESTATE
The Inventory of the Estate of Armistead Boyd, deceased, was filed in the July Session of Court, 1815, listings the following slaves:  TOM aged 40 years, DANIEL, aged 30 years, CHARLES aged 28 years, BARNEY aged 28 years, DICK aged 24 years, JEFFERSON aged 1 year & 6 months, SELLER aged 50 years, SUCKEY aged 30 years, AGGY aged 9 years, WINNEY aged 8 years, DANIEL aged 7 years.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 152* [file 198]
00198
Boyd
Jones


Perkins

Davis
Armstead
James G.
DANIEL
CHARLES
Nicholas T.
TOM
D.H. Legue
DICK
ADMINISTRATOR'S SETTLEMENT
An Account of the Hire of Negroes of the estate of Armstead Boyd, deceased, was filed in the April Term of Court, 1816. 
James G. Jones hired the following slaves ‑ DANIEL and CHARLES.
Nicholas T. Perkins hired the slave TOM.
D. H. Legue Davis & Co. hired the slave BARNEY.
Mary Boyd hired the slave DICK.
[1] Williamson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, p. 236. [file 199]
00199
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