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Black Families: Pages 91-120


OTHER GREENE COUNTY MARRIAGES IN THE 1833-1870 INDEX

Groom Bride Date Book/page

CRAWFORD, SAMUEL OWEN, CHARLOTTE 3-29-1869 C-197

HALL, JOHN BEDFORD, JANE 6-3-1867 C-89

HANCOCK, WILLIAM LEEPER, MELISSA J. 7-26-1870 C-287

INYORD, RICHARD WILLS, MARY 2-28-1869 C-207

KELLEY, GEORGE LAIN, RACHEL 1-6-1866 B-428

LEMMON, AUSTIN HARPER, CLEMENTINE 8-1-1869 C-223

MOLLEY, RILEY LAVY, MARTHA 8-4-1867 C-96

PURSSELLA, MILES WILLIAMS, HATTY 3-14-1872 C-397

RAY, GREENE SIMS, MARY 1-20-1868 C-121

SPENCER, SCIPIO SMITH, MARY 9-24-1871 C-362

WILLIAMS, HENRY HADLEY, SARAH JANE 1-3-1866 C-120

WHITE, WALLACE* LOONEY, ANNICA 10-3-1866 C-41

*SEE Springfield [Missouri] News-Leader, page 10-A, February 7, 1999, for newspaper article by Angel Streeter with more biographical information on Wallace White. SEE also 1876 census of Greene County, Missouri. Wallace White, of Cass Township, is listed as head of a household of 6.

WODDARD, JOHN WILLIAMS, EVALINE 3-20-1871 C-328

 

SLAVES IN CAMDEN COUNTY, MISSOURI

 

KING*/Joseph W. McClurg 1860[?]

*King McClurg, a former slave of Governor Joseph W. McClurg, was killed in November, 1874, at Linn Creek, Missouri. SEEHistory of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, texas, Pulaski, Phelps, and Dent Counties, Missouri, pages 323-324. Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1889.

 

SEE also microfilm records in the Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City. Available through the Missouri State Archives.

 

FOR CAMDEN COUNTY

 

Index to Deeds, 1849-1910

Deed Records, 1849-1911

 

SLAVES LISTED IN JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI, PROBATE-WILL BOOK "A"

Compiled by Marjorie Bull, Doris Wardlow, and Steve Weldon

Carthage, Missouri

 

MARIA/Henry Clanton Bk A, p 8/1845 girl F

LIANNA [?]ELIZABETH/Henry Clanton Bk A, p 8/1845 Maria's child F

LIEMON [?]/Henry Clanton Bk A, p 8/1845 negro boy M

JORDON/Henry Clanton Bk A, p 8/1845 negro boy M

DELONION [?]/Henry Clanton Bk A, p 8/1845 negro boy M

NEGRO GIRL/Henry Clanton Bk A, p 8/1845 F*

*"Negro which I left in her possession" Unknown girl left with Martha Windsor.

HANNAH/William Scott Bk A, p 14/1845 F

LUCY/William Scott Bk A, p 14/1845 F

MARGARET/William Scott Bk A, p 14/1845 F

ROBERT/William Scott Bk A, p 14/1845 M

JACOB/William Scott Bk A, p 14/1845 M

JOHN/William Scott Bk A, p 14/1845 M

GEORGE/Jeremiah Cravens Bk A, p 19, 1843 negro man M

RENDY [?]/Jeremiah Cravens Bk A, p 19/1843 negro woman F

ELLICK [?]/Jeremiah Cravens Bk A, p 19/1843 negro man M

MARIA/Jeremiah Cravens Bk A, p 19/1843 "his wife" F*

*the wife of ELLICK

THEIR CHILDREN

JULIA/Jeremiah Cravens Bk A, p 19/1843 "Their children F

SALLY/Jeremiah Cravens Bk A, p 19/1843 F

MARY/Jeremiah Cravens Bk A, p 19/1843 F

CHARLES/Jeremiah Cravens Bk A, p 19/1843 M

MARTHA/Jeremiah Cravens Bk A, p 19/1843 F

INFANT/Jeremiah Cravens Bk A, p 19/1843 unknown*

*listed as "their sucking infant not now named."

COLEMAN/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 M

EASTRE/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 F

GODFERY/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 M

ANDREW/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 M

PATTY/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 F

AMI[?]/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 unknown

HENRY/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 M

JIM/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 M

ELIZABETH/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 F

SUSAN/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 F

A KARRIS [?]/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 unknown

JERRY [?]/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 M

AGGA/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 unknown

BEN/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 M

SOL SARAH [?]/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 F

MARTHA/Thomas Kerr Bk A, p 24/1849 F

BILLY/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 25/1849 M

HALEY/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 25/1849 unknown

BETSEY [?]/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 25/1849 F

NATHAN/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 25/1849 M

FRANKLIN/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 25/1849 M

WILLIAM/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 25/1849 M

MARY/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 25/1849 F

LUKE/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 25/1849 M

*Ownership may have been transferred to John J. Kerr

UNKNOWN/Jacob Rankin* Bk A, p 39/1851 unknown

*listed as "interest in thirteen slaves which is jointly owned by mysef and my said brother Sinnet[?] Rankin."

CAROLINE/Lescharner DeGraffenried Bk A, p 49/1852 "Blackwoman" F

PATRICK/Sarah Kelly Bk A, p 55/1852 "about" 32 M

JANE/Sarah Kelly Bk A, p55/1852 "26" [?] F

BURTY[?]/Sarah Kelly Bk A, p 55/1852 "16" [?] unknown

ANN [?]/Sarah Kelly Bk A, p 55/1852 7 F

MARK/Sarah Kelly Bk A, p 55/1852 22 M

JAMES/Sarah Kelly Bk A, p 55/1852 12 M

LEAS/Sarah Kelly Bk A, p 55/1852 18 F

HANNAH/Sarah Kelly Bk A, p 55/1852 14 F

DILSEY [?]/Sarah Kelly Bk A, p 55/1852 "my slave"[?] F[?]

AARON/William Gibson Bk A, p 80/1856 M

POST [?]/William Gibson Bk A, p 80/1856 unknown

SARAH/William Gibson Bk A, p 80/1856 F

HENRY/James Scott Bk A, p 105/1855 "Black boy" M

HENRY DIGGS[?]/William C. Wilson Bk A, p 134/1850 M

PATTY or LOUISA/William C. Wilson Bk A, p 134/1850 F

 

JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI

PROBATE COURT

BOOK "A"

1841-1851

 

SLAVES/Henry Clanton estate 2-26-1847/page 251

2 SLAVES/Henry Clanton estate 11-29-1848/page 369

SLAVES/Richard L. Stith estate 824-1846/page 222

 

JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI

PROBATE COURT

BOOK "B"

1851-1855

 

SLAVES/Henry Clanton estate 5-27-1852/page 102

SLAVES/T. Degraffenried estate 11-28-1853/page 237

SLAVES/Andrew McKee estate 9-1-1855/page 502*

*valued or sold at $2810

SLAVES/Lewis H. Scruggs estate 3-12-1852/page 86*

*MARY and the 4 youngest are to be hired together

SLAVES/Henry Clanton estate 12-3-1853/page 258

SLAVES/Alanson D. Wade estate 5-25-1853/page 194

NEGRO BOY/Alanson D. Wade estate 12-19-1853 & 12-30-1854/page 263

NEGRO WOMAN/Joel Crenshaw estate 11-29-1854/page 355*

*this woman is possession of and mortgaged to John Tate of Jackson County, Missouri. Court ordered to redeem.

 

JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI

PROBATE COURT

BOOK "C'

1855-1859

SLAVES/John M. Fullerton estate 7-30-1856/page 68*

*Court allowed the widow the use of the slaves & real estate for the support of minor children

SLAVES/James B. Chanault estate 1-21-1857/page 147*

*Slaves not to be hired out. Widow was allowed to retain slaves to aid in support of the minor children

SLAVES/James B. Chenault estate 11-26-1858/page 349

SLAVES/William Gibson estate 1-5-1858 & 12-25-1858/page 288

NEGRO GIRL/Stephen Hair estate 5-24-1859/page 541

3 SLAVES/Susannah Richardson estate 11-27-1858/page 447

JEFFERSON & EMILY/

Lewis H. Scruggs estate 12-13-1856/page 35

EMILY & JEFFERSON/

Lewis H. Scruggs estate 12-13-1856/page 35

 

JASPER COUNTY SLAVES

MENTIONED ELSEWHERE

 

PETER/William M. Chenault*1 Bk A, p 142/1860 M*2

*1SEE the newspaper article in the Carthage [Missouri] Evening Press of January 28, 1947, for more information on the Chenault slaves.

*2Notation stated "my brother John R. Chenault ownes the wife and children of my negro man." In the Carthage Evening Press articles this is confirmed.

JEFFERSON/

Anna Stubblefield Scruggs 1854* M 686.50

EMILY/

Anna Stubblefield Scruggs 1854* F 600

*SEE Carthage [Missouri] Evening Press newspaper article of January 16, 1946, for more information.

FAMILY GROUP

MARY/unknown 1854* F600

AARON/unknown 1854* M600

FRANKLIN/unknown 1854* M550

EASTER/unknown 1854* F300

SOPHIA/unknown 1854* F 200

*In the Carthage [Missouri] Evening Press newspaper article of January 16, 1946, these people are mentioned as being sold as a family group for $4341.

LUCY [GREEN's mother]

/Stemmons family* 1853 F

GREEN [WARFIELD's father

/Stemmons family* 1853 M

FLORA [WARFIELD's mother]

/Stemmons family* 1853 F

WARFIELD/Stemmons family* 1853 M

*SEE Carthage [Missouri] Evening Press newspaper article "Early Jasper County Days" ca 1937-1939 cited under Jasper County Slave Holders under the Stemmons name. SEE also The Stemmons Family in America 1760-1996, page 19, by John D. Stemmons, 1996.

JOHN/Stemmons family*

*SEE The Stemmons Family in America 1760-1996, page 17, by John D. Stemmons, 1996. JOHN was later known as John W. Stemmons and elected to the office of Jasper County, Missouri, coroner for 1888-1889. Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Carthage, Missouri.

GREEN/ Stemmons family[?]*

*SEE The Stemmons Family in America 1760-1996, page 18, by John D. Stemmons, 1996.

LUCY/Stemmons family*

*SEE The Stemmons Family in America 1760-1996, page 18-19, by John D. Stemmons, 1996. LUCY originally belonged to Jacob and Nancy Stemmons in Kentucky.

STEVE/Stemmons family*

*SEE The Stemmons Family in America 1760-1996, page 20, by John D. Stemmons, 1996. STEVE was left behind in Logan County, Kentucky.

DAVE/Stemmons family* 1848

REBECCA/Stemmons family* 1848

SALLY/Stemmons family* 1848

*SEE The Stemmons Family in America 1760-1996, page 28, by John D. Stemmons. SALLY was REBECCA's daughter. DAVE, REBECCA and SALLY may have not come to Missouri.

FRANCES/Stemmons family*

*SEE The Stemmons Family in America 1760-1996, page 49, by John D. Stemmons, 1996. FRANCES was taken to Arkansas by Confederates during the Civil War.

PETE/John C. Cox 1850s*

*mentioned in History of Jasper County Missouri and Its People, page 33, by Joel T. Livingston, 1912.

REUBEN/Andrew McKee 1852*

*SEE page 49, Jasper County The First Two Hundred Years by Marvin L. VanGilder, 1995 SEE also REUBEN/Judge McKee, History of Jasper County, Missouri and Its People, page 41, by Joel T. Livingston, 1912.

MADDEN, JAMES 1861*

*Listed in the 1861 Jasper County, Missouri, assessor's listing. Probably a freedman.

Possibly a freed slave. SEE Slave holders of Jasper County.

MORGAN, JOHN 1861*

*Listed in the 1861 Jasper County, Missouri, assessor's listing. Probably a freedmen. Possibly a freed slave. See Slave holders of Jasper County.

PETE/Mr. Tingle 1850[?]*

*SEE History of Jasper County and Its People, page 41, by Joel T. Livingston, 1912.

COLLEY/John B. Dale 1854*

*SEE Jasper County Missouri and Its People, page 35, by Joel T. Livingston, 1912.

BART/John Scott 1854*

*SEE Jasper County Missouri and Its People, page 35, by Joel T. Livingston, 1912.

SLAVES IN WEBSTER COUNTY, MISSOURI

 

JENNIE/Sarah Julian*

*JENNIE was Jennie Moseby, a slave in Tennessee. History of Webster County, page 88, Floy Watters George, 1955.

NANCY/J. B. Casteel* 1843

*SEE History of Webster County, page 183, by Floy Watters George. NANCY became Nancy Casteel

GEORGE/J. B. Casteel* 1843

*SEE History of Webster County, page 183, by Floy Watters George. GEORGE became George Casteel.

SAMUEL/J. B. Casteel* 1843

*SEE History of Webster County, page 183, by Floy Watters George. SAMUEL became Samuel Casteel.

NOTE: "The slave owners of Webster County owned less than 100 slaves in 1860." History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, Missouri, page 182. Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1899.

 

SLAVES IN CEDAR COUNTY, MISSOURI

 

ANN/Colonel Thomas Dale* 1861 6 F

*SEE Carthage [Missouri] Evening Press newspaper article of July 19, 1941, for more information. Dale's farm was in the Cane Hill community, about 9 miles from Stockton [then called 'Fremont'], Cedar County, Missouri.

SEE also microfilm records in the Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, Missouri. Available through the Missouri State Archives.

FOR CEDAR COUNTY

Abstract Index to Deeds, 1845-1889

Deed Records, 1845-1889

Negro/Colored Marriage Records, 1865-1972

Register of Birth and Stillbirths, 1833-1889

Permanent Records of Deaths, 1883-1886

Probate Records and Index, 1845-1891

Inventories, Appriasements and Sale Bills, 1850-1891

Will Records, 1846-1919

 

SLAVES IN POLK COUNTY, MISSOURI

 

SAM/Wesley Pennington heirs* 1863-65 28 M

*Research by Marsha Hoffman Rising, from the Polk County, Missouri, probate file of Thomas McAllister, has uncovered that "indicated a three-year-enlistment at Springfield [Missouri] by Samuel McAllister as a 'colored volunteer.' Sam, born in Hawkins County, Tennessee, was a twenty-eight-year old farmer. He had black hair, eyes, and complexion. The slave was presented by J. W. McReynolds....Sam said he had belonged to the heirs of Wesley Pennington."

SEE also microfilm records in Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, Missouri. Available through the Missouri State Archives.

FOR POLK COUNTY

Deeds, 1837-1905

Soldiers Discharge, 1863-1933

Permanent Record of Births, 1883-1891

Permanent Record of Deaths, 1883-1900

Register of Births, 1872-1900

Register of Births and Stillbirths, 1883-1891

Probate Records, 1835-1981

 

SLAVES IN TANEY COUNTY, MISSOURI

 

LOTTY/James McCoy [1851]& WILLIAM/James McCoy [1851] SEE Greene County, Missouri, Circuit Court Cumulative Index 1833-1918, folder 3015.

SEE also microfilm in the Missouri state Archives, Jefferson City, Missouri. Available through the Missouri State Archives.

FOR TANEY COUNTY

Hunters Licenses, 1905-1906

SLAVES IN NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI

Abstracted from History of Newton County, published by Goodspeed Publishing Co., Chicago, 1889

 

NEESE/free*

NEESE'S MOTHER/free*

*These two "free colored people, settled on the paririe, eight miles northwest of Neosho, in 1833-34, and carried on a little farm there."

LEWIS/Abel Landers Newton*1/6-10-1841*2 M

*1Taken from History of Newton County, p. 226

*2"a bill of emancipation ...at Bedford, Tenn., September 4, 1837, was entered on the records of Newton County."

FRANCES/Thomas M. Johnston 4-6-1860 16 F 1,000*

*Sold to Dr. Lewis Wills for this amount. Source: History of Newton County.

SEE also microfilm records in the Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, Missouri. Available through the Missouri State Archives.

FOR NEWTON COUNTY

Abstract and Index to Deeds and Mortgages, 1838-1894

Deeds, 1839-1965

Index to Marriages, 1863-1994

Marriages, 1863-1988

Soldeir's Discharges, 1919-1974

Register of Births and stillbirths, 1883-1885

Register of Deaths, 1883-1885

 

SLAVES IN DALLAS COUNTY, MISSOURI

 

SLAVES/Mr. Florence*

*SEE page 540 of following history. "The colored population in 1860, [Dallas County] nearly all of whom were slaves, was 115." History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps, and Dent County, Missouri, page 519, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.

SEE also microfilm records in the Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, Missouri. Available through the Missouri State Archives.

FOR DALLAS COUNTY

Permanent Record of Births, 1883-1909

Register of Births and Stillbirths, 1883-1898

Register of Deaths, 1883-1924

 

SLAVES IN WRIGHT COUNTY, MISSOURI

 

DANIEL/Lewis Weaver* 1860 $600

NED/Lewis Weaver* 1860 800

BARNETT/Lewis Weaver* 1860 1050

BOB/Lewis Weaver* 1860 550

COLEMAN/Lewis Weaver* 1860 550

MILLY/Lewis Weaver* 1860 800

MIMA & CHILD/Lewis Weaver* 1860 800

ANNE/Lewis Weaver* 1860 900

ELIZABETH/Lewis Weaver* 1860 [died before partition] 000

*From History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps, and Dent Counties, Missouri, page 370. Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889. Other slave owners "just before the war were the Robinetts, the Weavers, Burnetts, James M. Tunnell, Ratliff Palmer, Zeph. Munn, H. H. Lea and W. F. Young. Altogether there were about seventy slaves in the county at the breaking out of the war."

THOMAS/Duncan family[?] SEE History of Laclede..., mentioned above, page 1171.*

*Biography of Thomas Duncan /check table of contents

ANDERSON/Hogue family[?] SEE History of Laclede..., mentioned above, page 1171.

HUGH/White family[?] SEE History of Laclede..., mentioned above, page 1171.

SEE also microfilm records in Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, Missouri. Available through the Missouri State Archives

FOR WRIGHT COUNTY

Index to Deeds, 1853-1894

 

SLAVES LISTED IN JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI

DEED RECORD BOOKS

Compiled by Marjorie Bull & Doris Wardlow

from records at Jasper County Courthouse,

Carthage, Missouri

 

JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI

DEED RECORD BOOK

"A"

 

PARTHINA/Niles Cary* Bk A, p 8&9/6-25-1841 14 F

*Sold to William Mallory of Dade County for $400 as sound of body and mind and slave for life.

SARAH MARY/John J. Scott* Bk A, p 73&74/1-1-1844 F

HENRY [Sarah Mary's child]

/John J. Scott* Bk A, p 73&74/1-1-1844 infant M

LEWIS/John J. Scott* Bk A, p 73&74/1-1-1844 M

SUSAN/John J. Scott* Bk A, p 73&74/1-1-1844 F

MATILDA/John J. Scott* Bk A, p 73&74/1-1-1844 F

*SARAH MARY, HENRY, LEWIS, SUSAN and MATILDA were sold to George B. Scott for $1.00 [one dollar.]

OLIVER/unknown* Bk A, p 96-98/11-17-1843 M

*Sold at public auction for $300 by Constable William McCabe of Marion Township to William M. Scott.

SARAH/Arabella Sanders* Bk. A, p 255&256/6-17-1848 7 F

EMELY/Arabella Sanders* Bk A, p 255&256/6-17-1848 26 F

JACOB/Arabella Sanders* Bk A, p 255&256/6-17-1848 4 M

JOSEPH/Arabella Sanders* Bk A, p 255&256/6-17-1848 1 M

*Arabella Sanders, party of the 1st part, with Edward Fisher, party of the 2nd part, sells SARAH, EMELY and JACOB to Griffin Sanders for $1.00 [one dollar.] Griffin is trustee of Arabella. She has use of slaves for the rest of her life. After that they go to heirs and may be sold.

MARIRA or MAYRA

/Charles Neal* Bk A, p 256&257/11-29-1847 5 M

*Charles Neal gave MARIRA/MAYRA to his daughter, Elizabeth. Neal is from Polk County. Elizabeth is inter-married with Williams Hammars [?]

JOHN/John M. Patrick* Bk A, p 268/9-23-1848 18 M

*Security to Hugh Armstrong for $125 debt

EMILY/G. P. Theobaud*1 Bk A, p 325*2/11-21-1845*3 22 F

EADY/G. P. Theobaud*1 Bk A, p 325*2/11-21-1845*3 unknown

JACOB/G. P. Theobaud*1 Bk A, p 325*2/11-21-1845*3 M

*1G. P. Theobaud, Lexington, Kentucky, was giving EMILY, EADY and JACOB to his sister, Mavas Sanders.

*2See also Jasper County, Missouri, Deed Record Book "A," pages 255 and 256 for related information.

*3Filed for record in February, 1849

EMILY/Margaret [Sanders ?] Bk A, p 326/1-22-1849 25* F

*"black, large, and course features." EMILY given to Arabella Sanders by her mother, Margaret.

JAKE/Margaret [Sanders ?] Bk A, p 326/1-22-1849 2* M

*"copper colored" slave given to Arabella Sanders by her mother, Margaret.

JOE/Margaret [Sanders ?] Bk A, p 326/1-22-1849 10days M*

*"copper colored" slave given to Arabella Sanders by her mother, Margaret.

SARAH/Margaret [Sanders ?] Bk A, p 326/1-22-1849 6* F

*"copper colored" slave given to Arabella Sanders by her mother, Margaret. .

SUSAN/Sarah J. Scott* Bk A, p 376/8-29-1849 11 F

*Sarah J. Scott, Washington Co, Missouri, gave her daughter, Emily Ann Hubbard, SUSAN.

COLEMAN/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 M

EASTER/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 F

GODFREY/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 M

ANDREW/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 M

PATSY[?]/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 F

ANN/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 F

HENRY/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 M

JIM/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 M

ELIZABETH/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 F

SUSAN/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 F

A. HARRIS or HARRIS

/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 M

HARRIS or A. HARRIS

/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 M

JERRY/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 M

AGGA/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 unknown

BEN SOL/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 M

SARAH/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 F

MARTHA/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 F

BILLY/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 M

HALY/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 F[?]

BETSY/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 F

NATHAN/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 M

FRANKLIN/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 M

WILLIAM/Thomas Kerr* Bk A/ p 404/1-24-1849 M

MARY/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 F

LUKE/Thomas Kerr* Bk A, p 404/1-24-1849 M

*Thomas Kerr wills to his beloved wife 16 slaves. At the death of both parents Susan and Robert L. Kerr will divide the slaves. Another son, John J. Kerr, gets 8 slaves; BILLY, HALY, BETSY, NATHAN, FRANKLIN, WILLIAM, MARY, and LUKE.

JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI

DEED RECORD BOOK

"B"

 

ANN/Mary L Lowkins or Lenkins Bk B, p 22 & 23/3-22-1852 F*

*ANN willed to Ed Fisher by Mary L. Lowkins or Lenkins to be held in trust by Charles Fisher for a sum of money.

EMILY/Mrs. Mavor Sanders Bk B, p 124/9-6-1852 F*

EDIE/Mrs Mavor Sanders Bk B, p 124/9-6-1852 unknown*

JAKE or JACOB/Mrs. Mavor Sanders Bk B, p 124/9-6-1852 M*

JOE or JOSEPH/Mrs. Mavor Sanders Bk B, p 124/9-6-1852 M*

FRANK/Mrs. Mavor Sanders Bk B, p 124/9-6-1852 M*

*Mrs Mavor Sanders [identified as Mavas Sanders, the sister of G. P. Theobaud, in Jasper County, Missouri, Deed Record Book "A," page 325] received slaves from G. P. Theobald. At the death of Mrs. Sanders, they will go to Mrs Belle S. Fisher. Deed has been mislaid or lost.

AMY/Larken Harker* Bk B, p 367&368/4-13-1854 26 F

NANCY/Larken Harker* Bk B, p 367&368/4-13-1854 2 F

MONCO/Larken Harker* Bk B, p367&368/4-13-1854 6mo unknown

*Slaves given to William Huff by Larken Harker. Huff covenants with his daughter, Martha G. Thornton, that said slaves are healthy and slaves for life.

 

JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI

DEED RECORD BOOK

"C"

 

JORDON/John Shirley Bk C, p 151/9-1-1855 "boy" M*

LEANNER/John Shirley Bk C, p 151/9-1-1855 "girl" F*

*John Shirley sold to Archibald McCoy for one dollar slaves Negro boy, Jordan, and Negro girl, Leanner, slaves for life.

ANN/Goerge L. Bartlett* Bk C, p328/12-12-1855 12 F

*George L. Bartlett, Newton County, sold to William P. Johnson, Ann, for $1.00. If Bartlett does not repay his loan, Mr. Johnson has the right to sell and dispose of Ann for the best price.

CHARLES GRANDISON/

Charles Mograin* Bk C, p 340/6-12-1855 50 M

*Charles Mograin, An Osage half breed and an interpreter (Osage) for the United States, gave his Negro Man, Charles Grandison, his freedom. Grandison was purchased in 1843 from R. A. Callaway.

HESTER/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 F

MILLY/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 F

LUCINDA/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 F

MARY/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 F

ADELINE/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 F

JAMES/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 M

ABRAHAM/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 M

WILLIAM/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 M

BENJAMIN/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 M

ELLSBOROUGH/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 M

HOUSTON/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 M

ANDREW/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 M

ALEXANDER/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 M

ELIZABETH/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 F

HANNAH/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 F

RACHEL/Sarah Delany* Bk C, p 566/4-7-1857 F

*Sarah Delany sold to E. D. Tate and David Tate, HESTER, MILLY, LUCINDA, MARY, ADELINE, JAMES, ABRAHAM, W,ILLIAM BENJAMIN, ELLSBOROUGH, HOUSTON, ANDREW, ALEXANDER, ELIZABETH, HANNAH, and RACHEL. Sarah Delany apparently sold the Tates her 1/8 interest from Samuel Anderson's estate.

 

JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI

DEED RECORD BOOK

"D"

 

STEPHEN/Achelles Richard* Bk D, p 379/2-17-1858 M

MARY/Achelles Richard* Bk D, p 379/2-17-1858 F

JULIA/Achelles Richard* Bk D, p 379/2-17-1858 M

*Achelles Richard sold STEPHEN, MARY, and JULIA to Joseph Richardson. Achelles[Achilles] and his wife, Halena, lived in Sonoma County, California, at Santa Rosa. It is not know if the slaves have been left behind in Missouri or were in California.

 

JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI

COUNTY COURT BOOK "A"

1841-1851

 

CINTHA/Henry Clanton estate 8-24-1847/page 288*

JAMES/Henry Clanton estate 8-24-1847/page 288*

FRANKLIN/Henry Clanton estate 8-24-1847/page 288*

LUVISA/Henry Clanton estate 8-24-1847/page 288*

*sold at Court House door

SLAVES/Mark Cunningham estate 11-27-1849/page 421*

*private sale

SLAVES/Richard L. Stith estate 2-26-1849/page 378

 

JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI

COUNTY COURT BOOK "B"

1851-1855

 

GEORGE/Henry B. Clanton estate 5-28-1851/page 6*

*to be sold the 4th Monday in June, 1851

JEFFERSON/Lewis Scruggs estate 3-1-1854/ppgs 287-288* $686

*went to the widow, Ann Scruggs

EMILY/Lewis Scruggs estate 3-1-1854/ppgs 287-288* 600

*went to the widow, Ann Scruggs

MARY/Lewis Scruggs estate 3-1-1854/ppgs 287-288* 600

*sold May 29, 1854

ARRON/Lewis Scruggs estate 3-1-1854/ppgs 287-288* 600

*sold May 29, 1854

FRANKLIN/Lewis Scruggs estate 3-1-1854/ppgs 287-288* 550

*sold May 29, 1854

EASTER/Lewis Scruggs estate 3-1-1854/ppgs 287-288* 300

*sold May 29, 1854

SELVIA/Lewis Scruggs estate 3-1-1854/ppgs 287-288* 300

*sold May 29, 1854

SOPHIA/Lewis Scruggs estate 3-1-1854/ppgs 287-288* 200

*sold May 29, 1854. Administrator ordered to sell MARY, SELVIA & SOPHIA together.

 

JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI

COUNTY COURT BOOK "C"

1855-1859

 

3 SLAVES/William Gibson estate 11-26-1858/page 438

SLAVES/William Jenkins estate distribution 5-27-1858/page 353

NEGROS/Stephen Hair estate 8-20-1859/page 576

NEGRO MAN/Daniel Prigmore estate 5-25-1859/page 544

NEGRO SLAVE/Levi Reynolds estate 11-25-1857/page 259

NEGRO GIRL/Alanson D. Wade estate 11-26-1857/page 286

HANNAH/William Scott estate 1-5-1858/page 286

LUCY/William Scott estate 1-5-1858/page 286

MARGARET/William Scott estate 1-5-1858/page 286

ROBERT/William Scott estate 1-5-1858/page 286

JACOB/William Scott estate 1-5-1858/page 286

JOHN/William Scott estate 1-5-1858/page 286

 

JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI

COUNTY COURT BOOK "D"

1856-1859

 

NEGRO GIRL/Stephen Hair estate 12-2-1859/page 36*

*to be sold at Court House door

MARY/Susannah Richardson estate 12-3-1859/page 38

JULIA/Susannah Richardson estate 12-3-1859/page 38

6 SLAVES/Susannah Richardson estate 12-3-1859/page 38*

* to be sold at Court House door

LUCY/Elijah C. Webb estate 5-30-1860/ppgs 130-131*

MANDY/Elijah C. Webb estate 5-30-1860/ppgs 130-131*

JACOB/Elijah C. Webb estate 5-30-1860/ppgs 130-131*

SARAH/Elijah C. Webb estate 5-30-1860/ppgs 130-131*

PETER/Elijah C. Webb estate 5-30-1860/ppgs 130-131*

SAM/Elijah C. Webb estate 5-30-1860/ppgs 130-131*

JANE/Elijah C. Webb estate 5-30-1860/ppgs 130-131*

DINE/Elijah C. Webb estate 5-30-1860/ppgs 130-131*

CARROLL/Elijah C. Webb estate 5-30-1860/ppgs 130-131*

JEAN/Elijah C. Webb estate 5-30-1860/ppgs 130-131*

JULIA/Elijah C. Webb estate 5-30-1860/ppgs 130-131*

HARRIETT/Elijah C. Webb estate 5-30-1860/ppgs 130-131*

JOHN/Elijah C. Webb estate 5-30-1860/ppgs 130-131*

GRANVILLE/Elijah C. Webb estate 5-30-1860/ppgs 130-131*

*from partition of slaves of Elijah C. Webb estate

 

JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI

DEED RECORD BOOK

"E"

 

Silas Owens/presumably free, but

a minor person* Bk E, p 411/8-22-1859 M

*Silas Owens, age 14, with A. P. Woods as his guardian, bound himself to A. G. McCanse as an apprentice to learn the trade and art of farming. Bound until age 21, Owens would receive from McCanse suitable clothing, attention in sickness and in health, and at the expiration of the apprenticeship, two suits of clothes worth $40.00 and $10.00 current U S money and such sum of money in lieu of education that may be assessed by the County Court. Silas Owens was presumably free, but since he was considered black by the law, by being a mulatto, he would not receive an education like white, male apprentices.

ELSIE/Joseph E. Hanaway* Bk E, p 441/7-14-1859 20 F

RACHEL/Joseph E. Hanaway* Bk E, p 441/7-14-1859 11 F

*Hanaway is grantor to his daughter, Mary W. Johnson, 2 negro girls, slaves for life, and also their increases [any children they might have]. After Mary W. Johnson's death, her heirs receive the slaves forever.

CHARITY/Stephen Hain* Bk E, p 551/1-2-1860 16 F

*Estate administrators of Stephen Hain --John Hendrick and James M. Hain--sold CHARITY, a certain negro girl of bright yellow color, to George W. Broom [?] for $1300.

SARAH/John M. Fullerton* Bk E, p 680/3-19-1860 F

HENRY/John M. Fullerton* Bk E, p 680/3-19-1860 M

SARAH CAUSAS/John M. Fullerton* Bk E, p 680/3-19-1860 F

INFANT/John M. Fullerton* Bk E, p 680/3-19-1860 6mo unknown

*Alta M. Fullerton has use of the black woman, Sarah, "now in possession of Milton M. Boyd." Boyd has here until July 4, 1860, which may indicated that she had been hired out by the John M. Fullerton estate.

JOE/Boxley family 1861*

*SEE slave narrative of Joe Boxley in Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, and Autobiographies, page 626, by John W. Blassingame. [Louisiana State University Press, 1977. Originally from the St. Louis area JOE came to Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

MARTIN/Boxley family 1861*

*SEE reference to JOE/Boxley family for information.

 

LAWRENCE COUNTY, MISSOURI, SLAVE

LISTINGS FROM OTHER SOURCES

 

JONATHAN/Achilles Richardson* April, 1849 M 485

*JONATHAN was sold by the Sheriff of Lawrence County, Missouri, on April 16, 1849, for $485. Richardson has to pay the cost of "apprehending, advertising and selling" JONATHAN, which came to $133.35. [ History of Lawrence County. Goodspeed Publishing Co., Chicago, 1889.]

ALBERT/David Gibson* M

*SEE Carthage [Missouri] Evening Press newspaper article of July 2, 1941, for more information. ALBERT became Albert Gibson. He was born three miles south of Mt. Vernon, in Lawrence County, Missouri.

IRA/Samuel K. Cotter* 1855 M

*Mentioned on hire from the probate of Joseph C. Harvey, Jasper County Records Center, Carthage, Missouri. Harvey lived in the Cave Springs area on the Jasper/Lawrence County line.

UNKNOWN/Robert Kimmons 1858*

*mentioned in Greene County, Missouri, Circuit Court file Eliza. Kimmons VS Robert Kimmons. filed Dec. 3, 1866.

SEE also microfilm records in Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, Missouri. Available through the Missouri State Archives.

FOR LAWRENCE COUNTY

Deeds, 1845-1972

Abstract and Index to Deeds, 1845-1917

Permanent Record of births, 188-1893

Permanent Record of Deaths, 1883-1893

Register of Births and Still births, 1883-1893

Probate Record Index, 1845-1950

Probate Records, 1845-1885


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