Sale of a Man named Mill

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Submitted by Pam Wagoner


Sale of a man named Mill in 1856 in Lexington, Missouri.  Mill was brought from Scottsville, Allen, Kentucky to Odessa, Lafayette, Missouri in November 1852 with Martha Waggoner.  At her death, Mill and another unnamed negro woman were sold to close her estate.  The only information found on the woman was that she was sold for $610.


To the Lafayette County Probate Court.


The identified Adm. Of the estate of Martha Wagoner deceased makes the
following report of his ????  ???????? the sale of a man belonging to widow's estate.

Pursuant to the adm. of said court I did administer the sale of said
slave named Mill.  I am ??? from the date of said sale until the ?? of sale. In the American Citizen a news paper published in the city of Lexington.  Said advertisement contained notice of the time, terms, and place of sale.  And pursuant to said adm said advertisement I did in the 4th day of February AD 1856 before the Court House down in said county. While the County Court for said county was in session.  Offer said slave Mill for sale by auction an a credit of six months.  John Hammond ??? bid for said slave the sum of six hundred and eleven dollars was the highest bidder thereon and because the purchase said slave ??? ??? and having given his note with receipt for said man pay after six months after date.  I delivered said slave to him.  All of which is submitted Feb 5th 1856.

Issac W. Wood