Hatcher & McGehee Negro Book

Hatcher & McGehee: Negro Book, Columbus, GA


Transcribed by Callie B. McGinnis

Foreword: The Hatcher & McGehee Negro Book is part of the Chattahoochee Valley Historical Collections in the Columbus College Archives. It was donated to the Archives by Mrs. Lenora Woodall Nilan. The book is a record of the purchase and sale of slaves from 1858 to 1860 by Hatcher & McGehee, one of three slave trading companies that operated in Columbus. The company was run by Samuel J Hatcher, a native of Virginia, and Allen Clements McGehee, a native of Jones County, Georgia. According to the 1860 Columbus City Directory, the other two "slave depots" were Harrison & Pitts and S. Ogletree. The following transcript is of pages 14-27 of the slave book. The entries begin at some point in 1859 before the month of September. The transcription for earlier pages (i.e., 2-13) of the sales records were published in the last issue of Muscogiana. In addition to the record of sales, the book does contain other information--much regarding the hiring out and maintenance of slaves. This miscellaneous information, in the final section of the book, is sometimes illegible. However, a transcription of this last section may be attempted at a later time.

DATE PURCHASED NAME OF SLAVE PURCHASE PRICE SOLD TO AMOUNT OF SALE
Pages 14-15        
1859 Sarah & 2 children 1575 Mr Gillespie 1650
1859 Morgan & 2 children 1500 Col Benj Glover 1775
     
Pages 16-17        
Sep 1 1859 Ben 1100 C V Smith 1325
Sep 1 1859 Adline & 2 children 975 Q A Neighbors 1275
Sep 1 1859 Mary & 2 children 1875 E Reese 2500
Sep 1 1859 Mary & 4 children 2000 John P Riley 2600
Sep 1 1859 Nancy & child 1200 Henry Dean 1725
Sep 1 1859 Flemin, Lewis & Richard 2760 John Alums 3050
Sep 1 1859 Tom 1350 Henry Key 1550
Sep 1 1859 Ursalee 1200 F G Jones 1359
Sep 1 1859 Mary Ann 1100 W Echols 1200
Sep 1 1859 John 890 Stephen Pace 1000
Sep 1 1859 Eliza 710 John P Riley 810
Sep 1 1859 Mary #1 940 Mr Blackmer 1080
Sep 1 1859 Mary #2 940 John W Cary 1075
Sep 1 1859 Eliza 1020 Mrs Prather 1125
Sep 1 1859 Fredric 755 Adam Ragland 850
Sep 1 1859 Dudley 660 Wm P Jones 750
Sep 1 1859 Robert 910 W W Shipp 1050
Sep 1 1859 Stewart 975 Robert Simpson, Jr 1050
Sep 1 1859 Sarah & child 1175 Thomas A Wall 1350
Sep 1 1859 Emma & 2 children 1650 Wesley Williams 2100
Oct 8 1859 Hannah & Jim 2220 W Poter 2425
Oct 8 1859 Rose 1300 J W Stokes 1350
Oct 8 1859 Crecy & 4 children 2350 K W Grisworld 2800
Oct 8 1859 Betsy 690 E L King 812
Oct 8 1859 Stanton 1320 Jackson Robertson 1350
Oct 8 1859 Mary 1080 Byrd 1200
Oct 8 1859 Caroline 1190 R F Ligon 1350
Oct 8 1859 Adline 1025 Thos Gilbert 1150
Oct 8 1859 Andrew Jackson 1200 Capt Stapler 1725
Oct 8 1859 Caroline 900 A I Ellison 1050
Oct 8 1859 Isham 1050 H B Evans 1250
Oct 8 1859 Ann & child 1405 James Rudy 1600
         
Pages 18-19        
Oct 8 1859 Jane 1080 blank blank
Oct 8 1859 Isaac 995 W W Shipp 1150
Oct 8 1859 Jim Brown 1150 Benj Kelly 1350
Oct 8 1859 Ann & child 1300 Jackson Robertson 1350
Oct 8 1859 Emma & 2 children 1430 A J Smith 1800
Oct 8 1859 Alexander 1200 Dow Lester 1350
Oct 8 1859 Lucius 1250 Dow Lester 1450
Oct 8 1859 Sophia 1350 J Q Evans 1600
Oct 8 1859 Chimesy & 3 children 1200 Dr John A Green 1550
Oct 8 1859 Cely (Munroe girl) 875 James Campbell 1015
Nov 15 1859 Prince (1200) Transfered to Davis & Hutchison 0000
Nov 15 1859 Calvin 1015 Thomas J Fuller 1125
Nov 15 1859 Gelus 970 John Brooks 1100
Nov 15 1859 Nimrod 1340 John Hamer 1450
Nov 15 1859 William 1070 A B Evans 1190
Nov 15 1859 Hal 905 Bat Ingraham 900
Nov 15 1859 Lewis (on hand yet) (Buss & Cleghorn)
Nov 15 1859 sold again 1170 J M Foster 1300
Nov 15 1859 Dick 1075 B F Coleman 1200
Nov 15 1859 Ellick 1240 Thomas J Fuller 1375
Nov 15 1859 Ballard Preston 970 W W Shipp 1150
Nov 15 1859 Jesse 1305 John Hamer 1400
Nov 15 1859 Lucy 725 William P Jones 850
Nov 15 1859 Cicily & child 800 Cartledge 1100
Nov 15 1859 Betsy 535 Jack Smith 700
Nov 15 1859 Margaret & 2 children 1210 John Carr 1600
Nov 15 1859 Caroline 985 Peddy 1080
Nov 15 1859 Mary & child 1255 Richard J Wright 1412
Nov 15 1859 Elizabeth 960 W Porter 1050


Primary Reference: The above article is copyrighted material which appeared in Muscogiana: The Journal of the Muscogee Genealogical Society, Volume 4, Summer 1993, Numbers 1 and 2, p. 8-16. The original manuscript collection is held by the Columbus State University Archives, Columbus, Georgia. Permission to republish should be obtained from the copyright holder.
Contributor: This data was submitted to me by Nel Hatcher (Hatcher Families Resource Center).