Nash County Slavery Petitions

Researched and Submitted by:  Deloris Williams

Posted: 11 January 2011

Additions, Corrections and other Comments to: earl.bell3@gmail.com

Following are abstracts of petitions filed by Nash County Citizens from the Digital Library on American Slavery Collection.

These records include the names of many slaves and their owners which can be very valuable for those researching their slave ancestors or their slave owning families.

The outcome of the petitions is  as  indicated in the record.

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State: North Carolina Year: 1793

Location: Nash County

Sheriff Archibald Griffin avows that he did “Execute an Hang’d a certain Negro woman Named Beck the property of Sarah Taylor’s” and that “the fees have been hitherto Five pounds for Each Execution in Criminal cases.”  Griffin states that he “is without Redress unless thro this Honorable Assembly’s Equitable & Just interposition.” Beck was tried and convicted of poisoning Harry Taylor Sr., Harry Taylor Jr., and Samuel Taylor.

Result: No recorded result

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State: North Carolina Year: 1802

Location: Nash  County

John Jones seeks compensation for a slave that he purchased “for the purpose, of selling him” in Georgia. Jones reports that said slave “ran away from your petitioner and returned to North Carolina where for his villainous actions was Sentenced to death and accordingly executed.” He therefore prays that a resolution be passed “directing the Treasurer to pay to him a sum equal to the loss he sustained thereby.”

Result:  rejected

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State: North Carolina Year: 1812

Location: Nash County

Thomas Hambleton of Nash County reports that he petitioned for the emancipation of “a negroe girl called Silvey” in order to carry “the Will of Abraham Bass into Execution” and that his prayer was granted at “the last Session Past.” Hambleton reveals that “unfortunately between the time of my petitioning to your Honourable Body and the passage of the Law the said negroe Girl Silvey was Deliverd of a Girl Child.” The petitioner therefore prays that Silvey’s daughter Violet be emancipated, placing her “on the same footting which in your Wisdom have thought proper to place her Mother in.”

Result: granted

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State: North Carolina Year: 1818

Location: Nash County

Thirty-two citizens of Nash County find the “progress of vice and immorality, the daring thefts and Roberies daily commited, the increasing insolence of the slaves; the growing numbers and influence of free negroes and molatoes” quite alarming. They therefore “most earnestly pray that your honorable body would take the premises into consideration and so amend the present patroling laws.” They “do farther pray that a law may pass forbidding female free negroes or molatoes from intermarrying with Slaves (either with or without the consent of the owner of such Slave or Slaves)” unless the said owner/s “give bonds with sufficient security to keep their progeny free of the parish.”

Result:  House, Senate: read, referred

Petitioners:  John Barnes, William Bellamy, John Bisset, Wilson Collins, James Drake, John H. Drake, William Drake, Robert Eatman, James Hilliard, John Rose

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State: North Carolina Year: 1832

Location: Nash  County

Married for almost forty-seven years, Piety Tisdale prays for a divorce and alimony from her husband William Tisdale. Piety informs the court that she and William lived together happily for fifteen years, she explains, but then William began “to carry on speculations in negroes & commenced the indulgence of dissipated habits, which grew upon him slowly but regularly for the span of fifteen years or thereabouts.” Eventually, she says, he became “brutal & ferocious,” a drunk and a spendthrift, finally abandoning her and their children, one them a crippled boy, altogether.

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State: North Carolina Year: 1847

Location: Nash  County

The petitioners are tenants in common of twelve slaves. They ask the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves into two equal parts.  Result: granted

Petitioners:  Frances Ann Dortch, Mary Pope, William A. Pope

Slaves:

Allen  – black male

Archer – black male

Calvin  – black male

Chaney ([Chancey]) -black female

Ivana – black female

Jerry – black male

Kizzy -black female

Liberty – black female

Lucy – black female

Mathew -black male

Sarah – black female

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State: North Carolina Year: 1851

Location: Nash County

The joint owners, including a minor, of three slaves ask that “their respective shares or proportions” be given to them “in severalty.” If a division cannot be made, they ask that the slaves be sold and the proceeds divided.

Result: granted

Petitioners: Calvin Spicer, Harriet J. H. Spicer, Margaret A. W. Taylor, John D. Whitly

Slaves:

Jim – black male

Milla – black female

Nerva – black female

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State: North Carolina Year: 1853

Location: Nash  County

Calvin W. Ward, his wife Ann Eliza Ward, and Frances Ann Bunting are tenants in common of the following slaves: Mourning, Hawkins, Louisa, and Manda. The petitioners seek the appointment of freeholders and the equal division of the slaves.

Result: granted

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State: North Carolina Year: 1853

Location: Nash County

After twenty-five years of marriage, Sarah Williamson seeks a divorce and alimony. She charges that her husband drinks excessively, and has compelled her “to submit to many indignities.” At one point she was driven from the house and forced to take shelter in the woods, and on another occasion he beat her so severely that she remained in bed for eight or ten days. He owns twelve slaves, eight hundred acres of land, and outstanding loans worth one thousand dollars, she says; he is worth about ten thousand dollars.

Result: No recorded result

Defendant:  Isaac Williamson

Others Named in Petition:  Elijah Powell -FPOC

Slaves:

Ben – black male

Harry – black male

Lewis – black male

Margarett – black female

Reuben – black male

Viney – black female

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State: North Carolina Year: 1854

Location: Nash  County

In 1849, shortly after the birth of their only child, Harriett Bailey’s husband, Sefair Bailey, abandoned her and moved out to “the Southwest or some other distant part of the Country.” She heard from him only once, and believes he is now living with another woman. She asks for a divorce and alimony, noting that Sefair’s mother has a life estate in six slaves, inherited from Sefair’s grandfather, and that Sefair is entitled to a one-fifth share of this property. She asks that the one-fifth share be included as part of her alimony.

Result: granted

Related Documents: Oath, Harriet Bailey, 21 March 1854; Subpoena, March 1854; Decree,

September Term 1855

Slaves from Life Estate of Betsey Bailey, owned in 1854:

Wary – male

Ann   -female

Hill     -male

Jane  -female

Edwin ([Erwin]) male

Margarett -female

Slaves from Ownership History Estate of Joel Tisdale, owned in 1855:

Ann – female

Hill – male

Jane – female

Edwin ([Erwin]) – male

Margarett – female

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State: North Carolina Year: 1859

Location: Orange County

Abstract: Arrested and jailed as a fugitive slave, free black Henry Morgan, a native of Nash County, asks that a writ of habeas corpus be directed to the sheriff of Orange County.

Result: granted

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State: North Carolina Year: 1857

Location: Nash County

The joint owners of eight slaves ask to divide the slave property either by distribution or sale.

Result: granted

Petitioners: Elijah E. Barrett, John W. Barrett, Jesse Beal

Slaves:

Alce – black

Bud -  black male

Henry – black male

Joshua – black male

Laura -  black female

Lucy – black female

Martha – black female

Wash -  black male

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State: North Carolina Year: 1857

Nash County

The joint owners of thirteen slaves, including Piety and her son Harry, ask to divide the slave property either by distribution or sale.

Result: granted

Petitioners: G. R. Marshborne, Josiah J. Marshborne, Louisa Marshborne, Samuel W. Marshborne, Josiah Robertson, Martha Robertson

Defendants: John R. Marshborne, Mary A. Marshborne, Rebecca Marshborne

Slaves:

Amanda – black female

Benjamin – black male

Birchet -  black

Ellen – black female

Harry – black male

Hellen – black male

Jacob – black male

Jane – black female

Jim -  black male

Lowry – black male

Mourning – black female

Piety – black female

Willis  – black male

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State: North Carolina Year: 1858

Location: Nash County

Nero Ricks and John Ricks, the latter a minor, are tenants in common of six slaves. They desire the division of the property and seek the appointment of three freeholders.

Result:  No recorded result

Petitioners: John Ricks, Nero Ricks (sons of John Ricks, see below), B. H. Sorsby

Slaves:

Abram – black male

Isaac -  black male

Leah -  black female

Mourning – black female

Patty -  black female

[Under "Wills" at this site, also see the Will of John Ricks - 6 February 1845

John Ricks was the grandfather of Buchanan “Buck” Harper [1856 – 1925] of Nashville Township, Nash County, NC, husband of Sallie Griffin Harper [1851 – 1907]; great grandfather of Mary “Mamie” William Harper Bell [1882 – 1941], wife of Albert Turner Bell [1884 – 1946] of Nashville Township, Nash County, NC; ggg grandfather of Nell Proctor McCaskill of Laurinburg, NC, Yates Proctor (deceased) of Rocky Mt., NC, Steve Proctor of Rocky Mt., NC, Cora Bell Young of Jonesborough, TN, Ann Bell Young of Six Mile, SC, Mary Bell Worrell of Raleigh, NC, Earl P. Bell, Jr., of Olympia Fields, IL,  Mary Alice Bell Bragg of Burlington, NC, William Hansel Bell (deceased) of Benicia, California, Edward Dunn of Raleigh, NC, Wayne Dunn of Raleigh, NC, Joann Dunn Bynum of Greenville, NC, Rose Bell of Leesburg, VA and Myra Bell Johnson of Siler City, NC.  Date posted: 19 January 2011]

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State: North Carolina Year: 1859

Location: Orange County

Abstract: Arrested and jailed as a fugitive slave, free black Henry Morgan, a native of Nash County, asks that a writ of habeas corpus be directed to the sheriff of Orange County.

Result:  granted

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State: North Carolina Year: 1859

Location: Nash County

The petitioners are tenants in common of twenty-two slaves. They ask the court to appoint three commissioners to divide the slaves, giving “one third to your petitioner, Amariah F. and two thirds to your petitioner Martha D.” If such a division cannot be made the petitioners ask the court to sell the slaves and give to each petitioner their share of the proceeds.

Result:  No recorded result

Petitioners: L. N. B. Battle, Amariah F. Freeman, Martha F. Freeman

Slaves:

Alfred – black male

Berry – black male

Boston – black male

Burell – black male

Cora – black female

Dick – black male

Essex – black male

Handy – black male

Harriet – black female

Henry – black male

Hodge – black male

Indiana – black female

Isham – black male

Jane – black female

Julia – black female

Lucy – black female

Minerva – black female

Oscar – black male

Sam – black male

Willis – black male

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State: North Carolina Year: 1859

Location: Nash County

The joint owners of six slaves ask for a distribution of their slave property.

Result:  granted

Petitioners: Robert H. Pridgen, Susan Pridgen, Thomas W. Taylor, Elizabeth Williams,  Harriet Williams, Henry C.  Williams

Slaves:

Celia – black female

Isham – black male

Mariah – black female

Sam – black male

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State: North Carolina Year: 1859

Location: Nash County

The petitioners are tenants in common of approximately twenty-six slaves. They ask the court to appoint three commissioners to divide the slaves “in three equal shares.”

Result:  No recorded result

Petitioners: Ann Rice, Bryant D. Rice, A. A. Taylor, Sonora Taylor, Sallie Williams,

William A. Williams

Slaves:

Barzella – black female

Bird – black male

Bob – black male

Chana – black female

Dallas – black male

Della – black female

Esther – black female

Henry – black male

Ida – black female

Jennett – black female

Lizza – black female

Lucinda – black female

Lucy – black female

Nick – black male

Oliver – black male

Thom – black male

Thom – black male

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State: North Carolina Year: 1860

Location: Nash County

The joint owners of twenty-nine slaves ask the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves, or, if a sale is deemed necessary, to appoint a person to sell the slaves so that they can share the proceeds.

Result: granted

Petitioners: William T. Arrington, Cornelia V. Vick, Samuel S. Vick, Tholock C. Vick, Virginia D. Vick

Slaves:

Alice – black female

Amy – black female

Aucilla – black female

Benjamin – black male

Burton – black male

Calvey – black male

Cate – black female

Chany – black female

Chester – black male

Dawson – black male

Hilliard – black male

Isabella – black female

Jack – black male

Jerry – black male

Joana – black female

John – black male

Lawson – black male

Leah – black female

Lewis – black male

Lucy – black female

Mose – black male

Nannie – black female

Neverson – black male

Richard – black male

Temperance – black female

Thomas – black male

Tilly – black female

Wallace – black female

Willie – black male

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State: North Carolina Year: 1860

Location: Nash County

The joint owners of twenty-five slaves ask the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves, or, if a sale is deemed necessary, to appoint a person to sell the slaves so that they can share the proceeds.

Result: granted

Petitioners: Elizabeth Braddy, Kissey Etheridge, George Evans, Jacob Evans, Nathan Evans,  James Hall, Sally Hall, Elizabeth Tisdale, John Tisdale, John Warbleton, Kissey Warbleton, Martha Warbleton, Mary Warbleton

Slaves:

Abner – black male

Allen – black male

Bob – black male

Cary – black male

Diana – black female

Franky – black male

Ginny – black female

Harry – black male

Henry – black male

Isaac – black male

Jack – black male

Linda – black female

Louis – black male

Lucy – black female

Milbey – black female

Nick – black male

Olive – black female

Rob – black male

Rose – black female

Sam – black male

Sarah – black female

Silvey – black female

Stephen – black male

Suck – black female

Vina – black female

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State: North Carolina Year: 1860

Location: Nash County

The joint owners of nine slaves ask the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves, or, if a sale is deemed necessary, to appoint a person to sell the slaves and distribute the proceeds.

Result: granted

Petitioners:  Jones Batchelor, Reby Anne Batchelor, David M. Manning,  Eli M. Manning, Lucy Ann Manning, Prssillary Manning, Richard M. Manning.

Slaves:

Berry ([Benj]) – black male

Ellen – black female

Henry – black male

Isham – black male

Jacob – black male

Jane – black female

Jinny – black female

Jordan – black male

Kissey – black female

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State: North Carolina Year: 1860

Location: Nash County

The joint owners of five male slaves ask the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves, or, if a sale is deemed necessary,  to appoint a person to sell the slaves and distribute the proceeds.

Result: granted

Petitioners: John H. Joyner, Moses Joyner, Orren E. Joyner

Slaves:

Edmund – black male

Gray – black male

Mingo – black male

Ned – black male

Reddick – black male

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State: North Carolina Year: 1861

Location: Nash  County

The joint owners of five slaves ask the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves, or, if a sale is deemed necessary, to sell the slaves and distribute the proceeds.

Result: No recorded result

Petitioners: Guilford Coley, Mary Coley, George Hackney, Martha Ann Hackney,  Thomas Hackney, Maranda Hester, John T. Sexton, Susan Sexton, George Turner,  Henry Turner, Joseph J. Turner, Letitia Turner, Rebecca Turner

Slaves:

Caesar – black male

Jordan – black male

Polly -  black female

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State: North Carolina Year: 1861

Location: Nash County

After two months of marriage, Mary E. Moore testifies, her husband “cruelly and heartlessly abandoned her, and soon thereafter left the State.” She blames her husband’s conduct on the machinations of his mother abetted by his uncle. Richard Moore is possessed of a comfortable estate, including a large tract of land and eight slaves. She fears he will liquidate his property in an attempt to keep her from receiving alimony. She seeks a writ of sequestration to prevent him from selling, or disposing of his property, and asks for a divorce and alimony.

Result: partially granted

Slaves:

Allen – black male

Bob – black male

Isadore – black male

John – black male

Julia – black female

Lucien – black male

Luke – black male

Senora – black female

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State: North Carolina Year: 1862

Location: Nash County

The joint owners of nine slaves ask the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves, or, if a sale is deemed necessary, to sell the slaves and distribute the proceeds.

Result: No recorded result

Petitioners:  Jackey Ann Daniel, Martha F. Daniel, Elizabeth D. Hedgpeth, Francis Hedgpeth, Henry Yarborough, Sally Ann Yarborough.

Slaves:

Celee – black female

Edmund – black male

Fanny – black female

Fed – black male

Louisa – black female

Mary – black female

Phillis – black female

Preston – black male

Prince – black male

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State: North Carolina Year: 1862

Location: Nash County

The joint owners of three slaves ask the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves, or, if a sale is deemed necessary, to sell the slaves and distribute the proceeds.

Result: No recorded result

Petitioners:  Frances Boddie, W. W. Boddie, Sidney Harper, W. J. B. Harper, D. A. T. Ricks, George Ricks, Jerome Ricks, John A. Ricks, William Ricks, Indiana Taylor, K. Taylor.

Slaves:

Isaac – black male

Leah – black female

[William John Batchelor Harper, Jr. and his wife Sidney Smith Ricks Harper, listed above, are the parents of Buchanan “Buck” Harper [1856 – 1925] of Nashville Township, Nash County, NC, husband of Sallie Griffin Harper [1851 – 1907]; grandparents of Mary “Mamie” William Harper Bell [1882 – 1941], wife of Albert Turner Bell [1884 – 1946] of Nashville Township, Nash County, NC; great, great grandparents of Nell Proctor McCaskill of Laurinburg, NC, Yates Proctor (deceased) of Rocky Mt., NC, Steve Proctor of Rocky Mt., NC, Cora Bell Young of Jonesborough, TN, Ann Bell Young of Six Mile, SC, Mary Bell Worrell of Raleigh, NC, Earl P. Bell, Jr., of Olympia Fields, IL,  Mary Alice Bell Bragg of Burlington, NC, William Hansel Bell (deceased) of Benicia, California, Edward Dunn of Raleigh, NC, Wayne Dunn of Raleigh, NC, Joann Dunn Bynum of Greenville, NC, Rose Bell of Leesburg, VA and Myra Bell Johnson of Siler City, NC.  Date posted: 19 January 2011]

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State: North Carolina Year: 1862

Location: Nash County

The joint owners of eleven slaves ask the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves, or, if a sale is deemed necessary, to sell the slaves and distribute the proceeds.

Result: No recorded result

Petitioners:  Bethany Batchelor, Tranquilla Batchelor, William Batchelor, Henderson Morgan,  Lucy Morgan

Slaves:

America  – black

Amy – black female

Fereby – black female

Hawkins – black male

Matilda – black female

Nathan – black male

Penny – black female

Puss – black female

Thomas -black male

Turner -black male

Vilet -  black female

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State: North Carolina Year: 1863

Location: Nash County

Abstract: The joint owners of Isham ask the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slave, or, if a sale is deemed necessary, to sell the slave and distribute the proceeds.

Result:  No recorded result

Petitioners: Jones Batchelor, Riely Ann Batchelor, David M. Manning, Eli Manning, Leecy Manning,  Pensyllana Manning

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State: North Carolina Year: 1863

Location: Nash County

The partial owner of forty-two slaves asks the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves, or, if a sale is deemed necessary,  to sell the slaves and distribute the proceeds among petitioner and the defendants in seven equal shares.

Result:  No recorded result

Petitioner: Caroline Mann

Defendants: Benjamin D. Mann, DeWitt Mann, Elizabeth Mann, Lilla Mann, Mary Mann, William R. Mann.

Alfred – black male

Auma – black female

Benja – black male

Bet ([Bit]) – black female

Bob – black male

Calvin – black male

Charity – black female

Clara – black female

Cora – black female

Delia – black female

Dorses – black

Elder – black male

Flora – black female

George – black male

Harriet – black female

Isabella – black female

Isham – black male

Israel ([Ismel]) – black male

Jane – black female

John – black male

Kesiah – black female

Lea – black female

Levy – black male

Lucinda – black female

Major – black male

Marchus – black male

Martha – black female

Mary Jane- black female

Nancy – black female

Ned – black male

Nen – black

Pat – black

Phil – black male

Ron – black male

Sal – black female

Sallie – black female

Sarah – black female

Tempy – black female

Toby – black male

Tom – black male

William – black male

William – black male

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State: North Carolina Year: 1863

Location: Nash County

The joint owners of Henrietta, Silvia and her child ask the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves, or, if a sale is deemed necessary, to sell the slaves and distribute the proceeds.

Result:  No recorded result

Petitioners: Martha Barnes, Davis Barrett, Benjamin Edwards, Sally Edwards, Susan Winbourne

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State: North Carolina Year: 1863

Location: Nash County

The joint owners of seventy-seven slaves ask the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves, or, if a sale is deemed necessary,  to sell the slaves and distribute the proceeds among petitioners and defendants.

Result: No recorded result

Petitioners: Alexander Hilliard, Elizabeth Hilliard, Jesse P. Hilliard

Defendants: Blanche Hilliard, Elijah B. Hilliard, Mary Hilliard, Sidney Hilliard

Slaves:

Abe – black male

Adeline – black female

Albert – black male

Albert – black male

Alcy – black female

Alice – black female

Arvina – black female

Augustus – black male

Becky – black female

Ben – black male

Caroline – black female

Chany – black female

Clam – black male

Clary ([Little Clary]) -black female

Coutny – black

Denilson – black male

Dice – black female

Dorcas – black female

Elijah – black male

Eliza – black female

Eller – black female

Emma – black female

Frances – black female

Frank – black male

Hinton – black male

Isaac – black male

Isabel – black female

Isham – black male

Jane – black female

Jany – black female

Jim – black male

Joe – black male

Julia – black female

Kinchin – black male

Leah – black female

Lewis – black male

Lewis – black male

Liddy – black female

Lisby – black female

Lizza – black female

Lot – black male

Lucy – black female

Luter ([Lester]) -  black male

Luther – black male

Major – black male

Martha – black female

Mary ([Old Mary]) – black female

Mary ([Little Mary]) – black female

Matilda – black female

Molly – black female

Morning – black female

Moses – black male

Ned – black male

Nelly – black female

Patsy – black female

Peter – black male

Philip – black male

Philis – black female

Rinely – black

Robert – black male

Rosetta – black female

Sam – black male

Sarah – black female

Solomon – black male

Susan – black female

Thomas – black male

Tony – black male

Vestal – black female

Violet – black female

Washington – black male

William – black male

William – black male

Wilson – black male

John Early – black male

John Kitchen – black male

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State: North Carolina Year: 1863

Location: Nash County

The joint owners of thirteen slaves ask the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves, or, if a sale is deemed necessary, to sell the slaves and distribute the proceeds.

Result:  No recorded result

Petitioners: N. W. Cooper [Nash County Sheriff], Samuel Vick, Virginia Vick.

Slaves:

Chester – black male

Dick – black male

Dosson – black male

Jerry – black male

Leah – black female

Lewis – black male

Lucy – black female

Matilda – black female

Silva – black female

Tempy – black female

Wallace – black male

Willis – black male

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State: North Carolina Year: 1863

Location: Nash County

The petitioner is a tenant in common with the defendants to eleven slaves. He is entitled to two-tenths of the slaves. Deans asks the court to appoint three commissioners to divide the slaves and allot to him his share.

Result: granted

Petitioner: George C. Deans

Defendants:  A. Jackson Deans, Evan H. Deans, Felix Deans, James J. E. Deans, Joana M. Deans,  L. Rody Deans, Missouri Deans, Samuel A. Deans.

Slaves:

Berry -black male

Charlotte – black female

Clark – black male

Della – black female

Florence ([Lawrence]) – black female

Ginny – black female

Hannah – black female

Nelly ([Nell]) – black female

Robb – black male

Violet – black female

Virgil – black male

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State: North Carolina Year: 1863

Location: Nash County

The joint owner of twenty-two slaves asks the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves, or, if a sale is deemed necessary,  to sell the slaves and distribute the proceeds among the petitioner and defendants in six equal shares.

Result:  No recorded result

Petitioner: Robb Barnes

Defendants: B. B. Williford, B. R. Williford, C. J. Williford, L. T. Williford, M. M. Williford.

Slaves:

Caesar – black male

Carus – black male

Fanny – black female

Florence – black female

Frances – black female

George – black male

Jim – black male

John – black male

Josh – black male

Louiza – black female

Lucy – black female

Mariah – black female

Martha – black female

Mary – black female

Prissy – black female

Puss – black female

Sarah – black female

Sarry – black female

Silvy – black female

Washington – black male

William – black male

Winny (d)- black female

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State: North Carolina Year: 1863

Location: Nash County

The petitioners are tenants in common of seven slaves and desire a

division. They ask the court to appoint three commissioners to divide the

slaves and allot to the petitioners their respective shares.

Result:  No recorded result

Petitioners:  J. Braswell, Sarah Braswell,

Slaves:

Cambric – black male

Green – black male

Isham – black male

Jacob – black male

Jane – black female

Kinchen – black male

Sarah – black female

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State: North Carolina Year: 1864

Location: Nash County

Three joint owners of twenty-four slaves ask the court to appoint three freeholders to divide the slaves, or, if a sale is deemed necessary,  to sell the slaves and distribute the proceeds in four equal parts. The fourth joint owner is unnamed.

Result:  No recorded result

Petitioners:  Martha Drake, Rebecca E. Harrington, John C. Hines.

Slaves:

Alice – black female

Allen – black male

Amanda – black female

Caroline – black female

Elizabeth – black female

Ephraim – black male

Faith – black female

Fanny – black female

Jane – black female

Joe – black male

John – black male

Leah – black female

Louisa – black female

Lucy – black female

Mary – black female

Mourning – black female

Peter – black male

Prince – black male

Richmond – black male

Roena – black female

Susan – black female

Turner -black male

Wallace – black male

William – black male