Division of Slaves 1829-1866

In 1995 & 1998 Timothy W. Rackley produced two books with data from Nash County estate records that highlight specifically how slaves were divided among families.

The first book covered 1829-1861. The second book covered 1862-1866 and in addition to including division of slaves, also includes cohabitation records.

Below are the indices to these two books.  If you find someone of interest listed in the index, you may wish to locate the books in a public library and contact the library for information on how you can obtain a photocopy of the specific page(s).


Rackley, Timothy Wiley. Nash County, North Carolina, Division of Estate Slaves & Cohabitation Record, 1862-1866. Kernersville, NC: T.W. Rackley, 1998 — [Locate this book in a library near you]

  • Click here to view a name index, a slave name index, and husband and wife name indices for the cohabitation records [PDF file]

Rackley, Timothy Wiley. Nash County, North Carolina, Division of Estate Slaves, 1829-1861. Kernersville, NC: T.W. Rackley, 1995 – [Locate this book in a library near you]

  • Click here to view a name index and an index of slave names [PDF file]

Note:  The 1829-1861 book is located in the Edgecombe Memorial Library’s Janie F. Allsbrook Local History Collection (see link on the right sidebar).