Tuesday, December 5, 2017

KENTUCKY, Calloway County: Boaz (1852-1873)

In an autobiography by Methodist Bishop Hiram Abiff Boaz, he describes his father's life. Peter Maddox Boaz left Calloway County, Kentucky, in 1873 and moved to Tarrant County about seven miles from what is now the City of Fort Worth.

"Some of them [former slaves owned by Peter Maddox Boaz] remained with him as hired servants for some time. One of them, 'Cupe' by name, came with him to Texas and remained with him to the day of his death, as a hired servant, of course. Thus my father demonstrated the kindness of his great heart."

BOAZ, Hiram Abiff. Eighty-four Golden Years: The Autobiography of Bishop Hiram Abiff Boaz, (Nashville, TN: Parthenon Press, 1951), pages 15-16.

OTHER GEOGRAPHIES: Tarrant County, Texas

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ALABAMA, Jefferson County: Linthicum and Tankersly (1838)

From Vivian:

STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 173
WILLIAM G. LINTHICUM to Richard Tankersly, both of Jefferson Co. Ala. 
Enslaved Person: negro-man slave named Balsam of black complextion about 35 or 40 yrs old

Premises. 1 negro man slave named Balsam of black complexion about 35 or 40 years old. Whereas Linthicum is indebted to Tankersly in the sum of $500 borrowed money for the use of said money he gives the services of the above slave until same will be repaid Dec. 25,
1838, now Linthicum being willing to secure the payment of the above debt, executes this mortgage. Dated Jan. 23, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Jan. 23, Filed Jan.
23, Recorded Jan. 25, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. 

ALABAMA, Jefferson County: Cook, Baker and Wood (1838)

From Vivian:

STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
MORTGAGE DEED Page 169
JOHN (X) COOK to Jacob H. Baker & James H. Wood, all of Jeferson Co. Ala. 
Enslaved Person: Spencer, of dark complexion and about 20 yrs old
$600. 1 negro slave named Spencer, of dark complexion and about 20 yrs. old, being in possession of said Baker & Wood. Wit: Richard Jones & H.W. Ellis, dated Jan. 18, 1838.
B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.
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ALABAMA: Jefferson County: Lacey (1837)

From Vivian:

STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
DEED OF GIFT Page 129
JOSHUA LACEY to my Son, Robert Lacey, both of Jefferson Co., Ala. 
Enslaved Person: Negro boy named Ham, age 6 yrs

Love & affection & $1.00. Negro boy named Ham, age 6 yrs. Dated Oct. 17, 1837. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Oct. 17, 1837. Filed Oct. 17, recorded Nov. 8, 1837. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

ALABAMA, Jefferson County: Crotwell (1837)

From Vivian:

STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
DEED OF GIFT Page 91
GEORGE (X) CROTWELL to Son, Samuel Crotwell, both of Gwinnett, Co., Ga. 
Enslaved Person: Nance about 20 yrs

Premises. Love and affection. One negro slave Nance, about 20 yrs. old. Wit: David P. Allen & Hamilton Garmany, Justice of the Peace. Dated Feb. 24, 1832, official capacity of Hamilton Garmany certified before J.P. Feb. 24, 1832, official capacity of John Mills certified before W,. Maltbie, Clk. of C.C. June 15, 1837. Filed June 20, rec. Aug. 2, 1837.
B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

ALABAMA, Jefferson County: Lacey (1837)

From Vivian:

STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
DEED OF GIFT Page 82-83
WILLIAM LACEY to Son, William Lacey, both of Jefferson Co., Ala. 
Enslaved Persons:
1 negro slave Peter, about 14 yrs.
1 slave Annie, about 14 mon. old 
1 slave Smith, about 12 yrs

$1.00. Love & affection. 430 acres. Being the one third part of the tract of land on which I now live. Thetransfer of the land not to take place till my death. Also 1 negro slave Peter, about 14 yrs.,
1 slave Annie, about 14 mon. old & 1 slave Smith, about 12 yrs., also feather bed & furniture. Wit: John Martin & Philip Sandifer. Dated June 10, 1837. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. June 10, 1837. Filed June 10, recorded June 22, 1837. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. 

Friday, November 24, 2017

ALABAMA, Jefferson County: Lacey (1837)

From Vivian:

STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
DEED OF GIFT Page 81-82
WILLAIM LACEY to Son, James P. Lacey, both of Jefferson Co., Ala.
Enslaved Persons:
negro boy slave, Jacob, about 5 yrs. old
1 slave Mary, about 2 yrs

$1.00. Love & affection. 430 acres & personal property. Being on third part of the tract of land I now live on. The transfer of the land not to take place till my death. Dated Nov. 15, 1836.
Also one negro boy slave, Jacob, about 5 yrs. old, 1 slave Mary, about 2 yrs., also 1 feather bed and furniture. Wit: John Martin & Philip Sandifer. Dated June 10, 1837. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. June 10, 1837. Filed June 10, recorded June 22, 1837. B.E.
Grace, Clk. C.C.