To Arthur LOCKLAYER dated Feby 1848 48 years old 5
feet 10 inches high, Dark complexioned signed F. S. MARSHALL & J. HAWKINS.
To Lucy LOCKLAYER 11 Apr 1848 aged 45 years 5 feet 4 inches high Dark
complexioned Signed W. W. WILLEY & F. S. MARSHALL.
To Ishmael TAYLOR by J. SIMMONS date 18 Sept 1843 aged 54 years 5 feet 4
inches Dark complexion, signed by Thos. OUSBY & C. N. WEBB.
To Plura TAYLOR & child Mary child 3 years old Plura 22 years 5 feet 4
inches Light complexion. Signed by Jas. J. DANIEL & Thos. R. NEVILLE dated
11 Apr 1848.
To Pherobee TAYLOR dated 11 Apr 1848 aged 23 years old 5 feet 2 inches high
Light complexion and signed by Jas J. DANIEL & Thos R. NEVILLE.
To Angy TAYLOR dated 11 Apr 1848 aged 40 years 5 feet
Light complexion Signed by Jas J. DANIEL & Thos R. NEVILLE
17TH April 48 - To Elisha BURT aged 20 Bright yellow complexion a scar on
his forehead height 5 feet 5 inches.
To Henrietta BURT
his wife & child Richard Aron BURT His wife Henrietta age 26 years Bright
yellow complexion 5 feet 4 inches high
their child Richard Aron BURT 3 months old.
17th April 48 - Julia Ann BURT age 17 years Dark complexion a scar on her
right foot 5 feet 2 inches high.
17th April 48 - To Minerva BURT age ?19? years Dark complexion has a scar on
her left wrist 5 feet ¾ in high.
To Willis MANLY aged 50 years 5 feet 11 ½ inches Dark
complexion Polly MANLY wife of Willis aged 47 very bright yellow scar on the
palm of right hand 5 feet ?5? inches
To eight children of Willis & Polly MANLY- all bright mulatto viz
Penelope Elizabeth MANLY ?20? years old
Elenor MANLY 16 years old
Roxanna MANLY 14 years old
Mary ?Will? MANLY 12 years old
Victoria MANLY 10 years old
Magdalene MANLY 8 years old
Lafayette MANLY 6 years old
Richard MANLY 2 years old
To Ellick MILLS aged 58, Bright yellow complexion scar on his nose and elbow
of his right arm 5 feet 8 inches.
To Mary Ann MILLS wife of Ellick age 36 with a bright yellow
complexion a scar between her eyes 5 feet 7 or 8 inches.
To five children of Ellick and Mary Ann MILLS his wife to viz
?????? [faded] born 2nd? April 1832 Bright mulatto
Sally 15 May 1834 Bright mulatto
John 13 May 1838 Bright mulatto
Henry 10 October 1839 Dark
David Crocket MILLS Oct 1842 - Bright
(Note: above family in 1850 as Alexander & Mary
Mills, in Northampton Co., NC; in Halifax Co., by 1860, as Ellick Mills, who
had remarried in 1857 to widow, Louisa Toney-Brown)
To Robert JONES aged 20 years 3 months ?18? day ???[completely faded] Dark
complexion five feet 7 ½ inches high
January 5 [or 8?] 1849
George Washington REED twenty one years of age light complexion has a scar
on each leg that he is 5 ½ feet high signed 4th Jany 1849.
Augustus BOWSER twenty three years old. Very bright complexion has a scar on
the left side of his forehead giving a higher front on the left than on the
right side of his forehead six feet one ¼ inches high.
John HARRIS & Mary HARRIS his wife Jno HARRIS of a viz Dark
complexion five feet eight inches high twenty five years of age has a scar
on the wrist of his right hand, above the thumb Mary is of a dark complexion
twenty two years of age five feet one inch high They have two children Henry
the oldest & five years of age dark complexion three feet one inch high
youngest 15 months old dark complexion named William.
Jethro LOCKLAYER & Elizabeth his wife Jethro a bright yellow
complexion five feet eight inches high twenty two years olf age has scar on
the top of his left foot five feet two inches high.
Lucy HILLIARD of a bright yellow complexion five feet five inches high
thirty two years of age has two children Becca & Warren about five and three
years olf of a bright yellow complexion Becca three feet 4 inches high and
Warren mostly three feet high.
Washington JONES & Melissa JONES his wife, Washington JONES is of a dark
complexion about thirty years of age five feet seven inches high has a large
scar on his breast & small scar between his eyebrows.
Melissa is of a light complexion five feet four inches high age twenty nine
& has a scar on her right cheek.
Ellick JONES & Sally JONES his wife Ellick JONES is of a dark complexion
five feet four inches high thirty three years of age and has a scar on the
right & left thumb and one down the chin Sally his wife is of a dark
complexion five feet nine inches high thirty nine years of age and has a
scar on the left hand.
Gabriel LOCKLAYER is of a coffee or Indian complexion thirteen years of age
four feet nine inches high & has a scar on the right side of his mouth and
big right toe.
Cornelius BURT is of a coffee or Indian colour fourteen years of age four
feet eleven inches high & has a scar on his jaw & left foot on toes.
James HEDGEBETH & Lucy Ann his wife James HEDGEBETH is of a dark yellow
complexion five feet four inches high has a crooked little finger on his
right hand twenty five years of age next May.
Lucy Ann his wife is of a bright yellow complexion about twenty six years of
age five feet seven inches high.
Sally HAMMONS sixty six years old five feet two inches high
dark complexion lost several of her upper teeth.
Augustus HAMMONS twenty two years old 5 feet ?5? ¾ inches high bright
florid complexion A scar on his forehead ??????
[remainder of entry entirely faded]
Lovet HAMMONS nineteen years six months old 5 feet 6 inches high Brightish
complexion. A scar on the right hand.
Richard HAMMONS seventeen years of age 5 feet 6 inches high
Brightish complexion and has a scar on his left knee.
Thomas HAMMONS fifteen years 6 months old 5 feet high Bright complexion scar
on right knee.
Willis HAMMONS thirteen years 5 months old 4 feet 5 inches high Bright
complexion scar on his forehead.
Matilda WILKINS twenty eight years of age five feet 2 inches high. Bright
freckly complexion no scars
Nancy WILKINS twenty three years 6 months old Five feet 6 inches high Very
bright freckly complexion.
All papers issd. This day signed by V. BAILEY & JNO. H. THROWER.
Robert CARTER twenty two years of age Light complexion has a small scar on
the left cheek that he is about 5 feet 6 inches high dated 29 May 1849.
Henry CARTER twenty years of age Light complexion is 5 feet & 6 inches high.
Dated 29 May 1849.
James Anderson PRICE 24 years old, brown complexion and has scars on back of
his right hand & on top of his left foot and is 5 feet 5 ½ inches high.
Charles MILLS twenty eight years old 5 feet 8 ½ inches high, dark complexion
scar on left hand below thumb & both middle fingers a little crooked or
Lany COLEY formerly Lany BOWSER 29 years of age five feet high, dark
complexion has a scar on right eye.
Hinton COLE 31 years age five feet 10 inch high Light brown complexion & has
a scar on right leg and Penny his wife is a light brown complexion about 28
years of age five feet one & half inches high. Has a scar on outside of
right foot and a blue mole on back of her neck.
Robert JONES or COLE about 11 years Lighter than Hinton COLE & Warren JONES
or COLE about 8 years of age same colour as Robert and Dudly COLE and an
infant children of Hinton COLE & Penny his wife
Dudly about 3 years of age and the infant about ten months old without name.
Jackson SMITH is about 22 years and 6 months Six feet 1 ½ inches high.
Bright complexion & has scar on the wrist of his left hand.
Signed W.W. WILLEY, Jos. J. DANIEL.
Albert JONES 22 years old five feet 5 ½ inches high. Dark brown complexion
and has a scar on the elbow of the left arm from a burn. Signed L. H.
B.WHITAKER & W.W. WILLEY.
Louisa HAWKINS twenty five years five feet three & half inches.
Very bright complexion and has a scar on the left arm below the elbow.
Nele READ is about forty five years of age five feet eleven & half inches
very bright complexion has a scar on the right jaw & under the chin & one on
his right foot. Signed F. S. MARSHALL & C. N. WEBB.
January 12, 1850
John SCOTT is twenty five years of age five feet seven inches high. Bright
mulatto complexion scar on the instep of his left leg.
Willie Dorsey WILKINS twenty four years old five feet 5 ½ inches high.
Bright mulatto complexion has a scar on his wrist and left arm.
Thos MILES (MILLS?) is 21 years of age Of a dark mulatto
ginger cake complexion has a scar on right arm near his wrist.
Mary HEDGEBETH twenty three years old five feet three & half inches high
Dark complexion has a scar on her right arm about midway between her wrist
Gideon JONES ?thirty? four years of age five feet 8 ½ inches high. Bright
mulatto complexion has a scar on right ????? the second and the little
finger and the left hand crooked.
Sterling JONES ????? years of age five feet ??? inches high Dark complexion
has two scars on the right leg below the knee ???? ???? left little finger
Cicero JONES ?19? years five feet 7 inches high Ginger cake complexion has
scar on ???? ???? left leg ?????
Claton JONES 21 years of age five feet 9 inches high of a rather brown
complexion has a ??[phrase completely faded out] left hand.
Susan JONES & an infant child named Junius 6 months old, Susan is about 23
years old five feet ?3? inches high. Of a yellow complexion has a scar on
the right arm joint above the elbow.
Elizabeth JONES ? forty ???? and her four children Margaret,
Clarky, Martha & West Duck JONES. Margaret JONES about 17 years old yellow
complexion, scar on the left leg below the knee, 5 feet 3 ¾ inches high,
Clarky 15 yeas old, five feet high, Martha about 9 years old, West Duck
about five years old. Elizabeth is 5 feet 2 ¾ inches high. All of a bright
Nancy WILKINS & her eight children to wit Priscilla, Polly,
Drucilla, Penny Elizabeth, Fed, Bertha & ?Sally? [or Julia?]
Nancy WILKINS about Forty years old five ft 2 inches high yellow complexion
and has a scar on middle finger on left hand
?????[next phrase almost entirely faded].
Aaron LOCKLAIR 34 years of age 5 feet 11 inches high dark complexion scar on
the front of his left leg directly above the ankle on instep.
Mary LOCKLAYER - 65 YEARS OF AGE 5 ft 7 ½ inches high Dark complexion has a
scar on her right eye.
Kitty LOCKLAYER wife of Aaron LOCKLAYER & their children Sylphia 6 years old
Susan 4 ½ years old Polly 2 years old and Gabriel an infant one month old.
Betsy PRICE 16 yrs old five feet 2 ½ in. high Brown
Martha MORGAN wife of Lem MORGAN & her five children Israel 12 years old
Dicy 11 years old Sam 10 years old Patience 9 years old and Martha MORGAN 8
years old. That Martha wife of Lem MORGAN 36 years of age 5 feet 6 ¾ in.
high Dark complexion.
Lem’l MORGAN 48 years of age five feet 11 inches high A very dark complexion
has a scar on the brow of the left eye.
James PRICE 17 years of age 5 ft 6 in. high Ginger cake
complexion has a scar on his left hand by a burn.
Mary FRANCIS wife of Hilmon FRANCIS & her child Joseph John about 1 mths.
Old 20 years of age 5 feet 5 ½ inches high Of yellow complexion.
Hilmon FRANCIS 32 years of age 5 ft 7 ¾ inches high
Of a yellow complexion has a scar on right side of his neck & under his
Eliza LOCKLAYER wife of Albert LOCKLAYER 16 years old 5 ft 3 ½ in. high
Bright yellow complexion has a scar on the back of her right hand near the
Betsy LOCKLAYER 19 years old 5 ft 3 ½ in. high scar on her left arm
Anderson HAITHCOCK 18 years of age 5 ft 1 ½ in. high Bright ginger cake
complexion has a scar on the back part of his head from a burn.
Luvenia LOCKLAYER wife of Jordan LOCKLAYER & her children Eliza 11 years old
Sarah 9 years old Martha 8 years old
Lucy 5 years old Livy 3 years old and Jas. 1 year old.
Luvenia is 37 years old 5 feet 2 in. high Yellow complexion scar on little
finger of left hand burned scar on her neck.
Sophia HARRIS wife of Ben HARRIS mother of one child Elizabeth 4
years old is 35 years old five feet 3 ½ in. high Dark complexion has a scar
on right side of her neck.
Benj HARRIS is 26 years old 5 ft 8 inches high Bright yellow complexion has
a scar on right side of his mouth.
Henry WINDBORN [mostly faded] 32? Years old 5 ft 11 in. high Very dark
complexion has a scar on the left arm ????[next phrase is faded] across the
Zylpha WINDBORN is about 33 yrs old 5 ft 3 ½ in. high
Yellow complexion has a scar on the left foot and on the right breast having
four children to wit ?Edith Ann?, May [or Mary?] , ?Bennett?, and ??? [next
phrase completely faded] (wife of H. WINDBORN).
Susan BOWSER is 50 years old five feet 8 inches Dark complexion has a scar
on the knuckles of the right hand & that she has a grandchild with her named
Martha BOWSER about 2 yrs old Dark complexion
Matilda BOWSER 22 yrs old five ft 5 in. high Dark complexion.
Mariah JONES ??????[extremely difficult to read name and this first
phrase] … 3 years old and an infant child 3 months old ?JONES? is 23 yrs
old five feet ?? inches high of yellow complexion and has a scar on the left
below the elbow.
Joseph HARRIS & Lizzie HARRIS his wife Jos HARRIS is about 45 yrs old 5 ft 6
in. high Bright mulatto complexion has a scar on forefinger of the left hand
Lizzie ?40? yrs old 5 ft 4 ½ in. high of a ginger cake colour scar on right
arm near elbow and on the left hand.
Barbary PRICE & Cela PRICE Barbary PRICE is nineteen years old 5 ft 3 inches
high Yellow complexion has a scar on back of the right hand on top of right
foot. Cela PRICE is 40 yrs of age 5 ft 3 in. high Of a copper complexion has
a scar on the elbow of the right arm.
Robin LOCKLEAR & Charlotte LOCKLEAR his wife That Robin is about 65 years
old four feet 10 in. high Very dark complexion scar on the right foot below
the ankle & one on the ????? one on the forefinger of the left hand.
Charlotte is 61 years old five ft ¾ in. high Of a bright complexion.
Asberry JONES 23 yrs old 5 ft 6 in. high Dark mulatto complexion & has a
scar on his chin.
Robert LOCKLAIR 20 yrs 6 mths old 5 ft 10 ½ inches high Dark mulatto
complexion scar on outside of right ankle & one on ?four? left hand finger.
Permelia LOCKLAIR is about 17 yrs 5 ft 3 ½ inches Of a very light complexion
& has a scar on her right eye brow and one on her right wrist.
Louisa and Charlotte LOCKLAIR That Louisa is 18 yrs old five ft 2 ½ inches
high Yellow complexion. Charlotte is 5 ft 3 ½ in. high yellow complexion.
William LOCKLAIR is 30 yrs old 5 ft 11 in. high Rather dark complexion has a
scar on the front of his right elbow.
Eliza LOCKLAIR wife of William & four children - Jesse 7 yrs old
John 5 yrs old Sarah 3 yrs old & Martha Eliza 1 yr old.
Eliza wife of William is 27 yrs old 5 ft 2 ½ in. Bright yellow complexion.
Arthur LOCKLAYER 28 yrs of age 5 ft 10 in. high Brown mullatto complexion
has scar on his left forefinger & mark on his wrist.
Melissa LOCKLAYER & wife of Arthur LOCKLAYER & one child Sally Ann.
Melissa is 26 years old five ft 1 ½ in. high Bright yellow complexion has a
scar on ??[phrase faded] under part of the chin.
Mandaburg HARRIS 22 yrs old Bright mulatto complexion five feet 4 inches
Stutters very badly.
Wm. C. JOHNSTON & his wife Roxy Wm JOHNSTON about 32 yrs old 5 ft 5 inches
high Rather a light complexion has a small scar just above the wrist on the
Roxy 23 yrs old 5 ft 5 inches high Dark complexion
Rather fat. They have six children.
Susan FRANCIS 27 years old 5 ft 1 in. high Bright copper complexion has a
scar on the back part of her right hand
Wm. FRANCIS 27 yrs old 5 ft 8 ½ in. high. Bright
mulatto complexion scar on forefinger of the right hand and one on the right
Sherrod WILKINS 24 yrs old 5 ft 10 inches high Bright brown complexion has a
scar on the right eye & on the back of his right hand.
Lucy JONES 65 yrs old 5 ft ½ in. high Bright
complexion scar on the middle toe & one on the left foot.
Wesley BREWER [phrase faded] children Nancy,
Edward, Jefferson, & ?Andrew? ?WILNY? is 23 yrs old [next phrase
illegible and faded] scar on the left leg above the ankle.
Adaline READ 19 yrs old Lewis Henry READ 17 years old, Susan Francis READ 15
yrs old, Guilford READ 12 yrs old. Adaline is 5 ft. 3 1/14 in . high, Lewis
Henry 5 ft 9 in high Susan 5 ft 3 in high, Guilford ? ft 10 ¾ in high. All of
a yellow complexion. Rachael READ 35 yrs old 5 ft 1 inch high, Ginger cake
complexion, Scar on nose.
Nancy Ann READ 28 years old 5 ft 1 inch high Light brown complexion Has a
scar on her left hand.
Rebecca PERRY 24 yrs old 5 ft 4 inches high Dark brown complexion Has a scar
on her right joint of her forefinger on right hand.
Sarah Eliza BREWER & 2 children Lafayette Eppes & Joseph John Richard aged 2
yrs & one year. Sarah Eliza is 21 years old 5 feet 6 inches high Ginger cake
Susan READ is 52 years old 5 ft 4 ½ in high Brown complexion Has a scar or
mole on right cheek.
Alben JONES & her three children John aged 4 years George aged 2 ½ years
Jesse 1 year. Alben is about 25 years of age 5 ft 2 ½ inches high of a very
Cornelia SCOTT is about nineteen years of age 5 ft 3 inch high Dark yellow
complexion has a scar on top of both feet near the toes Dark mole on the top
of her breast bone
Rhodum JONES is about 25 years old 5 ft 7 ½ in high Florid
mulatto complexion has a scar on the wrist of his left hand & one on the
Robert HEDGEBETH is about 22 ½ yrs of age 5 ft 8 in high
Bright yellow complexion has a scar on his left middle finger, thumb &
Penny & Nancy HEDGEBETH & child Thomas, Penny is about fifty five years old
five feet 3 inches high Dark coffee complexion
Nancy is about 23 yrs of age five feet high has a scar on the left wrist.
Bartly HEDGEBETH is about sixty years of age five feet two inches high of a
copper complexion has a scar on his nose & underlip.
(Note: All of these surrounding HEDGEPETHs were the family of
Bartlett/Bartly Hedgepeth and his wife, whose maiden name was Penny JONES,
who all moved to Marion Co., Indiana by 1850, and some who moved on later to
Penny SAUNDERS is about 21 years of age four ft 11 ¾ in high of a dark
yellow complexion Has a scar over her left eye & one under the right also
scar under the wrist of her right arm.
Henry HEDGEBETH is about twenty one years of age five ft 6 ¼ in high of a
ginger cake complexion has a scar on wrist of his right hand & on outside of
his left thigh.
Delila JONES wife of Sherrod JONES & child Clayton about six weeks old
Delila is about 21 yrs of age 5 ft 2 in high of a copper complexion No
Sherrod JONES is about 30 yrs of age 5 ft 3 ½ in high Bright mulatto
complexion has a scar on the joint of his big toe on his left foot.
Lizzie HARRIS & her son Malachi HARRIS Lizzie about 40 yrs old 5 ft 4 ½ in ,
ginger cake complexion scar on right arm near elbow & one on the left hand.
Malachi HARRIS fifteen years old light ginger cake complexion & brown hair.
Franetta SCOTT wife of John SCOTT she is about 22 yrs old 4 ft 2 ½ in high
bright complexion nearly white with straight hair.
Edney JONES wife of Gideon JONES & four children ?Augustiana? scar on her
right wrist, Christiana, Harriet, & Andrew. Edney is about twenty six years
of age five feet ¾ in high of a bright complexion scar on her jaw.
Henry WILKINS 30 yrs of age 5 ft 8 inches high bright brown complexion and
has a scar on wrist or mark on the ????? of his right hand
Charlotte WILKINS wife of Henry WILKINS & four children viz Polly seven
years of age bright complexion Lavinia & Lizzie little dark & Henry a bright
complexion. Charlotte WILKINS 25 yrs of age 5 ft ¾ inches of a bright
complexion Lizzy has a scar on her right shoulder.
Lamb SANDERLIN & Sally SANDERLIN his wife Sally SANDERLIN is 23 yrs of age
four feet 11 ½ inches high of a dark copper complexion scar under the chin.
Lamb SANDERLIN is 27 yrs of age 5 ft 2 ½ inches high of a dark copper
complexion and has a scar on the chin.
Fanny PRICE wife of Anderson PRICE is 21 yrs of age 5 ft high dark nearly
black complexion has a scar on her right wrist.
Margaret SMITH wife of Jackson SMITH is 18 yrs old 5 ft 3 ½ inches high of a
light complexion has a scar on her left leg below the knee & a mole on her
breast a little to the right.
Betsy HEDGEBETH & two children Penelope & Temperance the oldest about 5 yrs
old & Temperance about 2 yrs old. Betsy HEDGEBETH is 25 yrs old 4 ft 10 ¾
inches high of a yellow complexion & has a scar on the left arm between the
wrist & elbow.
(Note: in 1850, Betsy & children Penny
& Pris, were living in Halifax Co. with older couple Willis & Tempy Francis,
probably Betsy's mother)
Gabriel LOCKLAYER & Mary LOCKLAYER his wife formerly Mary LEWIS
Gabriel is about 34 yrs old & Mary is 22 years old Gabriel is 5 ft 8 in high
of a dark or black complexion has a scar on right arm above the elbow & one
on the right jaw. Mary his wife is 5 ft 1 ½ inches high of a dark ginger
cake complexion Has a scar on top joint of her right forefinger & on her
(Note: Gabriel was the son of Mariah Locklier named in her 1832
Halifax Co. will)
Thomas GOINS a lad of about 17 yrs of age five ft 1 ½ inches high & rather
copper complexion has a very small scar over the right eye.
Harrod JONES 30 yrs old 5 ft 4 in light yellow complexion & has a scar on
the u???? of his left hand fingers being drawn crooked.
Mitean PRICE Five children Maryan 8 yrs old Henry 6 yrs old
Wm 5 yrs old Guilford 3 yrs old Luvenia 2 yrs Mitean is 28 yrs old 5 ft 4 in
high of cork complexion has a scar on the right arm below the elbow.
Addie Ann JONES wife of Harrod JONES & four children John
R. 7 yrs old Marcellus 5 yrs old Isabella 3 yrs old
Warren 8 months old Addie Ann is about 34 yrs old 5 ft 3 ¾ in of a yellow
complexion and has a scar or flesh mole about the size of a button between
(Note on the 3 previous entries: Harrod Jones died Sept. 26, 1868,
as testified in the Halifax Co. Records of Estates, by John Richard Jones,
which named 8 children: John Richard Jones, Isabella, Warren, James Henry,
William Jefferson, Catherine, Andrew & Louisa Jones. Addie Ann Jones was the
sister of Mittie Ann Price, who married Wiley Jones in 1857; in 1860, some
of Mittie's above named children were listed with the JONES surname, and her
son, Henry Price, went on to marry Elizabeth Ann Copeland, with whom he
raised his younger 1/2 sisters, Addie & Tempie Jones.)
Temperance FRANCIS & Willis FRANCIS her son & Austin FRANCIS her grandson.
Willis her son is 5 ft 4 in high 16 years old Austin 9 yrs old Both yellow
Temperance the bearer is 52 yrs old 5 ft 4 in high of a yellow
complexion & has a scar on the right arm below the elbow.
Willis FRANCIS is 52 years old 5 ft 6 inches high brown yellow complexion
has a scar on the right arm between the elbow & wrist.
Andrew HULIN is 21 yrs of age 5 ft 6 ¾ in high of a dark complexion & has a
scar or mole on his wrist Bushy hair.
Christopher HULIN 24 yrs old five ft 6 in high of a dark brown complexion
has a scar on his forehead & his ears one unlike marked by nature.
March 11, 1851
Emily MITCHELL 28 yrs of age ___ feet ___ inches high Brown complexion & has
a scar on left of face & between her eyebrows.
Wm ASH about 48 yrs 5 ft ?? inches neither spare nor fat?
Bright mulatto complexion.
Harriet his wife is a shade darker 45 yrs Tall & stout & said Wm & Harriet
has a family of children 7 viz
Mason 19 yrs old same complexion as his father.
Rebecca Jane 17 yrs little darker than her father has a scar on top of right
Eliza 15 yrs old shade brighter than her father has a scar on right foot.
Tempey 13 yrs old colour of her sister Tempey. [note clerk appears to have
made error on sister’s name]
Elijah 11 yrs old yellow hair complexion same as his father.
Sarah about 8 yrs old complexion same as Rebecca Jane.
Wm. an infant six months old.
Robert ASH 21 yrs old 5 ft 9 or 10 in high is yellow complexion
has a scar on his right hand [description very faded, difficult to read]
Jesse ASH 22 yrs old 6 ft high has a small scar on left eye.
Nathan MANLY 24 yrs old 5 ft 8 in high bright mulatto
complexion has a scar on instep of his right foot & on inside of his left
Panthia LEGIN (alias MAYHOE) is about 21 years old dark complexion has a
scar on her left arm & one on the right eye 5 ft 6 in high.
(Note: Panthia Mayho was daughter of John Mayho & Betsy Toney; she
was married first to Neville Legin, then to Franklin Cousins, with whom she
moved to Gallia Co, Ohio by 1870)
Lemuel CARTER is 26 years old copper complexion 5 ft 8 or 9 inches high has
a small scar on the forefinger of the left hand.
Martha TONEY 25 yrs old of a light complexion has a small scar over the left
eye & a mole on the right temple 5 ft 6 or 7 inches high.
Micajah DEMSEY about 22 years of age 6 feet one inches high brown mulatto
complexion and he has a scar on the back of his wrist on his left hand.
Henry HARRIS & wife Lindsy & five children
Henry is about 53 yrs of a yellow complexion 5 ft 5 in high has a scar on
the back of his right right [sic] & one on the ???? fort of his right leg &
a small bald place on top of his head, two scars on his forehead.
Lindsay his wife is of a bright yellow complexion 5 ft one in high scar on
her right cheek and a mole on the end of her nose forty eight years old.
Montfort HARRIS his son is 16 years old of bright complexion,
brown hair scar on the right wrist and a mole on his nose.
Elizabeth HARRIS his daughter 14 yrs old of a bright yellow
complexion with hair of light brownish cast.
Henry HARRIS Junr his son about 12 yrs old 4 ft 4 in high small scar on
upper part of his nose bright brown complexion with hair nearly black.
Reddin HARRIS his son is 10 yrs old 4 ft 3 ½ in high dark brown complexion,
has a scar below his right ear.
Caroline HARRIS his daughter about 5 yrs old 3 ft 6 in high bright yellow
complexion has a mole on the middle finger of her left hand of light brown
Littleberry CHAVIS about 21 yrs old 5 ft 7 inches high dark brown complexion
has a scar & mark on top of his right shoulder.
William STEWART about 18 years of age 5 ft 6 inches bright brown complexion
& has a scar on the top of his right foot.
Robert HOWARD 24 yrs old 5 ft 7 in high bright mulatto complexion mole on
his forehead & right little finger crooked.
Miles B. HOWARD Jr. 20 yrs old 5 ft 8 ½ in high bright mulatto complexion
has a scar on top of the shoulder of the left arm between the elbow & wrist
& has lost his upper front teeth.
(Note: Robert & Miles Howard were 2 of the children of emancipated
slave, Miles Howard[1799-1857], formerly belonging to Thomas Burgess, d.
Jordan CARTER & Louisa CARTER his wife & their children
James about twelve
years of age
John about eleven years of age
Indiana about two years & seven months. The bearer hereof Jordan CARTER is 30
years old 6 ft ½ inch high very bright complexion has a scar on the joint of
high right thumb. His wife Louisa is five feet 3 in high of very bright
complexion & has a scar on the left arm below the elbow.
Wm JONES 22 yrs old 5 ft 8 inches bright brown complexion has a scar on the
joint of his right big toe & one under his lip & a small one on the back of
his left hand.
Wm LEWIS 25 yrs of age 5 ft 5 ½ inches bright complexion has a scar on his
right arm between his shoulder & elbow & a small one on the elbow of his
right arm & one on his right wrist and one on his left leg.
David JONES 24 years old 5 feet 10 inches high cork
complexion no scars.
Benj. MERRIT 23 years of age 5 ft 4? Inches high bright mulatto complexion.
March 11, 1852
August BURT about thirty five years of age five feet 6 ½ in high of a bright
mulatto complexion has a scar on the top of his right foot & one the inside
of his right leg.
William WILKINS about twenty one years of age five feet eight inches high of
a very dark brown complexion has a scar on the front of left thigh just
above the knew one on his foreright finger & one on his left forefinger near
the end left shoulder a little higher than the right.
Robt JONES 24 yrs old 5 ft 7 ½ in very dark brown complexion has a scar on
the right side of his right wrist.
Lydia GRAHAM about 45 years of age five feet 4 ½ in high & bright mulatto
complexion has scars on the end of his four right hand fingers & nails
nearly off caused by a burn, has lost some of her front upper & lower teeth.
James MANLY twenty two years of age five feet 4 ½ inches high brown ginger
bread complexion scar on inside of his left arm & on his left eyebrow.
Andrew WADE twenty four years of age six feet high very dark complexion has
a scar on his right jaw & one outside of his right leg one on his left knee
one on the top of his left foot & short forefinger on his left hand.
January 12, 1853
Emiline FOWLER aged 22 years dark brown complexion has a scar on his
forehead also one below the joint of her right thumb and one on her right
cheek five feet 3 ½ inches high.
Mary ARTIST aged 32 yrs dark complexion, her upper front teeth unusually
wide apart five feet six inches high.
William DEMPSEY aged 26 years 5 ft 8 in high bright mulatto complexion & has
a scar on his left temples.
Caty McGEE aged 29 years dark complexion five feet 7 ½ in high has a mole on
(Caty Chavis, wife of Reddin McGee, who had married in 1850.)
Thomas HICKS aged 27 years five feet 9 ½ inches bright brown complexion on
his left hand forehead & in the palm of his [description ends here; also
suspect phrase is out of place]
Nancy HAWKINS aged 27 years five feet 5 ½ in high bright brown complexion
scar on left arm near elbow & just below calf of left leg.
Julia Ann CHAVIS 21 years of age five feet & one inch dark brown complexion
& has a scar between her eyebrows & on her right arm above the wrist.
Francis NEWSOM [no description]
Elizabeth MAGEE [no description]
Elijah WILSON aged 26 years six feet one inch high, dark
ginger bread complexion, scar on join of left middle finger,one near the elbow & between the elbow & wrist of his right arm,
right eye blind & looks a little whitish.
Mary BOWSER 30 years copper complexion large scar on the left arm at the
elbow joint 5 ft 8 High
[There is another name and description here that is completely faded away in
this spot, cannot be transcribed]
February ?9?, 1854
Isaac ARTIS 30 yrs age 5 ft 5 ½ in high black complexion has a scar on left
shoulder, one on left cheek & many scars on his breast ?from copper? & one
below joint of left thumb
William MERRIT [name mostly faded] aged 18 yrs 5 ft ? ½ in high bright
mulatto complexion very freckled, scar on ???? hand wrist ???? right thumb &
small scar inside of his left leg.
Peter BAKER aged 21 years rather light complexion scar over left eye and the
little finger at first joint on the left hand ?????? about six feet high.
James WALDEN aged ?22? yrs [can’t read anything else of this
description due to being faded away]
Jesse MAHOGANY 27 years old 5 ft 3 inches dark complexion scar on the left
side if his neck joint below the jaw, scar on his right knee & on the front
of his left leg.
Peggy POPE wife of Lazarus POPE 32 years old 5 ft 2 in high very bright
complexion has a scar on the front of her left leg & moles on her upper lip.
Sarah E. HUDGINS wife of Ivey HUDGINS 28 years of age 5 ft 4 high very dark
brown complexion has a scar on left middle finger & one on forefinger of her
left hand near the upper joint.
Minerva SIMPSON aged 25 yrs 5 ft 2 ½ brown complexion scar on the right leg
& the big toe cut off the left foot.
Frances RAND aged 18 or 19 yellow complexion black hair black mole on her
right should scar on her right arm on the upper part above the joint of the
elbow. She has a child about her colour ten months old. Signed R. B.
PLUMMER, F.S. MARSHALL.
Evaline ?IVANES? Evaline is not very bright about 31 or 32 years about 5
feet high has a small bright mole under the right jaw and a mark on the
right side nearly opposite the hip joint has a son Kenneth aged 13 years
February 19, 1855
Nicholas DEMPSEY aged 19 years 5 ft 7 inches bright mulatto complexion has a
scar on right eye brow near the nose small blue scar in right ear straight
Wm. Henry CURTIS aged 28 5 ft 6 ½ in high, very bright mulatto
complexion, scar on his forehead over right eye & mole on right of scar two
moles on his left jaw and a slight scar on his left wrist above his thumb.
Betsy BARLOW aged 58 years very dark complexion 5 ft 1 inch has a scar on
back of her neck.
Joseph PETERS aged 23 years 5 ft 10 ¼ in high very bright complexion and
hair curly but kinky.
Peggy HULIN aged 19 5 ft 4 in high bright mulatto scar on her forehead a
little to the right both middle fingers crook a little outward.
January 28 [no year, but could be 1856]
Fanny HEULIN aged 21 years 5 ft ½ in high bright mulatto complexion scar on
her foreright finger & on her right elbow. [has two signatures which are
[These next few entries all say 1855, but not sure why or if they were
out of place. They may have actually been 1856, since they are immediately
followed by 1857 entries]
October 6, 1855
Jno. McGEE 5 ft 7 ½ inches bright mulatto complexion and has a scar on his
forehead & ???? on his left forefinger.
Jas. LANTERN alias GRIFFIN 27 yrs old 5 ft 11 inches high very bright
mulatto complexion scar on inside of left wrist one above joint of his fore
right finger & one below eyebrow & limps a little on his left ankle.
Hilliard SCOTT about 30 yrs age five feet 6 inches high bright ginger bread
complexion scar on right forefinger.
Betsy SMITH about 33 yrs old five ft 4 ¾ inches high brown complexion no
Mona PRICE formerly Mona MITCHELL 32 yrs old 4 ft 11 in high ginger cake
complexion slight scar on her right eye & scar on her stomach caused by
[signed] F.S.M & Thos. OUSBY
Patsy HOWARD age 31 yrs 5 ft 2 in very bright mulatto complexion scar on the
inside of her left ankle.
Frances NEWSOM age 32 yrs 5 ft 1 ? inch high dark complexion and a scar on
the under right side of her ?back? & one on her wrist.
William BAKER 17 yrs old 5 ft 6 in dark ginger bread complexion scar on left
side of ??? as if from a burn
Washington MILLS 24 yrs 5 ft 9 in light ginger bread
complexion, scar on the left sides of the neck & on the right wrist thin hair
James JONES 23 yrs 5 ft 6 in dark ginger bread complexion,
scar on back of head weigh about 135 lbs.
William CARTER 24 yrs 5 ft 8 in dark brown scar on left ear & two middle
fingers of left hand.
Thos SCOTT 21 yrs 5 ft 10 in quite dark scar on left knee from cut spare
build and weight about 160 lbs.
March 19, 1857
David KITE 22 yrs of age dark brown complexion scar on inside of his wrist
and on inside of top of his right instep bushy head hair.
David JONES 26 years age 5 ft 11 ½ in high very dark or black brown
complexion scar on his left cheek crooked middle left finger, stout frame,
square build short kinky hair.
John JONES aged 31 yrs 5 ft 6 inches bright copper complexion hair nearly
straight scar on upper chin.