EMANCIPATED SLAVES

 

EMANCIPATED SLAVES

(1845-1850)

(Generously Transcribed from the Barton Papers, Microfilm Roll #258, by Sherida Dougherty, Thanks Sherida!)

  Please note:  I have found additional data concerning some of these slaves and have marked that information with an (*).  I also found some additional emancipations and they too are marked with an (*).  Bonnie

Jan 6, 1845, Henry Ellis and S. Tho. Hauser executed a bond for $500 to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  “The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas Henry & Wm Ellis Executors of John Ellis decd have this day produced Ned late a slave of decedent to the Pendleton County Court under the provisions of John Ellis will & according thereto, have offered to procure his papers of emancipation from the Court…now if said Ned shall never become chargeable to this County or any other in the State through age or infirmity either of body or mind then and in that case the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force & virtue.”

                                                                        Henry Ellis

                                                                        S. Tho Hauser

Ackd. in Open Court

Att Jno E. Records D.C.

 

 

Know all men by these presents that we Joseph Redenhour and Wm. A. Bruce are held and firmly bound unto the Comth [Commonwealth] of Ky in the just and full sum of $300 current money to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves admr &c by these presents Sealed with our seals and dated this 4th day of May A.D. 1846.

            The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Joseph Redenhour hath this day Emancipated and set free in the Pendelton County Court his slave Levena age about 38.

            Now if the said Levena shall never become chargeable to this County through age or infirmity either of body or mind then and in that case the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force and virtue.

                                                                        Joseph x Redenhour

                                                                        Wm. A. Bruce

Ackd. in Open Court

Attest Jno E. Records D.C.  

 

(*) Pendleton County Order Book J, page 82 - Deed of Emancipation on the motion of Joseph Redenhour, executor of John Redenhour dec'd.....Ciclily, a Negro formerly belonging to the said John Redenhour, dec'd and who was emancipated in his will.....she is of yellow complexion, 38 years old, small in size and slender, 4' 10" high, marked on each arm by a burn.....   Security:  Rich'd Stowers.  November 26, 1848.

 

 

September 7th, 1846, Bryan Ingels emancipated his slave a Negro boy slave named George, formerly the property of John Glenn [or Glinn?] and who was set free by said Glenn will.  Bond in sum of $1000.  That George never become a charge upon this county.  Signed:

                                                                        Bryan Ingels

                                                                        Allen B Godman

                                                                        John Lowe

Ackd. in Open Court

Attest. Jno E. Records D.C.

 

 

The heirs of Thos. Norris decd. Emancipated the woman slave “Cloey”, formerly owned by the decedent, and executed a bond for $500 to the Commonwealth of Kentucky that she would not beome a charge upon any County in Kentucky for her support.  Bond dated June 3, 1850 (Order Book I-198).  

 

(*) Pendleton County Order Book J, pages 198 + - Deed of Emancipation from Elizabeth Purdy, Thomas J. Norris and Geo. W. Norris "and others" - being the children and representatives of Thos. Norris dec'd, to "Cloey", their slave who is about 57 years old, large and a dark copper color.  Bond is signed by Harrison Norris, Geo. W. Norris, Elizabeth and Robert Purdy, Wm. Norris, and Thomas J. Norris - heirs of Thomas Norris dec'd.  June 3, 1850.

 

 

October 21, 1848, Richard Stowers executed a bond to Pendleton County Court for $1000 with Thos. Corwin as surety, that said Stowers would emancipate his boy Samuel, who was not to become a burden to the County for his support.  Emancipated the slave by deed.  

(*) Pendleton County Order Book J, page 70 - Deed of Emancipation is produced by Richard Stowers for his slave "Samuel" who is 6' high, black complexion, aged about 50 years and who has a slight scar on the right side of his face near his ear.  Security:  Thomas Corwin.  October 2, 1848.

 

 

November 6, 1848, Bond to Pendleton County Court for emancipation of Negro slave Cecily:  Bond for $500.  Slave was owned by John Redenhour.

                                                            Joseph x Rednour Exr of John Redenhour

                                                            Richard Stowers (Surety)

 

 

May 1, 1848, the heirs of Wm C. Yelton, gave bond for $300 for emancipation of a black boy James Franklin.

   

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 (*) Pendleton County Order Book J, pages 118+ - Deed of Emancipation from Sarah Hitch and Luther M. Hitch to their slave James Lockman, on the oath of Robert Hitch, witness.  Said Lockman is 55 years old, a very black complexion, about 5' 2" tall and of "rather spare make".  Securities:  Robert H. Hitch and William Ellis.  May 7, 1849.

 

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(*) Pendleton County Order Book J, page 118 - Deed of Emancipation from William Ellis to his slave Milly Lockman aged 50 years, a bright yellow complexion, 4' 6", "very corpulent".  Security:  Robert Hitch.  March 5, 1849.

 

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(*) Pendleton County Order Book J, page 433 - Deed of Emancipation from Columbus Yelton to James Franklin, formerly a slave of Wm Yelton dec'd, was produced in court and acknowledged by said Columbus.  Said Franklin is aged about 52 years, about 5' 9" high, black complexion with a scar under his left eye.  September 6, 1852.

 

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