Tracing our Black Roots

Tracing our Black Roots

For many a southern farmer or family has had slaves within the family tree. While no one boosts of this, this is part of our history. Here we hope to provide clues for those searching within Johnson Co and Kentucky. We welcome any information you can provide for the benefit of others.

Slave Schedules in Johnson County

 1844

OWNER   Over 16 yrs of age Under 16 yrs of age Value 
John B. Harris 1 0 $350.00
Richard Kazee 2 0 $600.00
John P. Lemaster 1 0 $200.00
Samuel Porter 3 0 $1400.00
Nancy Rice 5 2 $2600.00
A. Rule 1 2 $700.00
John Stafford, Sr. 1 0 $300.00
Lucy Walker 2 1 $700.00
 

 

1845

OWNER Over 16 yrs of age  Under 16 yrs of age Value of Slaves
John B. Auxier 0 1 $300
Edward P. Hill 0 1 $250.00
Kelsey N. Harris 0 1 $400.00
James B. Harris 1 0 $500.00
John P. Lemaster 0 1 $250.00
Winston Mayo 1 0 $400.00
Samuel Porter 2 0 $1000.00
Nancy Rice 6 1 $2750.00
Andrew Rule 1 2 $900.00
John Stafford, Sr. 0 1 $400.00
Lucy Walker 2 2 $1450.00
 

1846

OWNER  Over 16 yrs of age  Under 16 yrs of age Value of Slaves
John B. Auxier 0 1 $300.00
Edward P. Hill 0 1 $250.00
John B. Harris 1 1 $500.00
Kelsey Harris 0 1 $400.00
Winston Mayo 0 1 $350.00
Samuel Porter 2 0 $1100.00
Andrew Rule 1 2 $1000.00
Martin Rice, Adm. of John Rice, deceased 3 0 $1700.00
Nancy Rice 3 1 $1300.00
John Stafford 1 0 $300.00
Delaware Walker 0 1 $300.00
 

1848

OWNER Over 16 yrs of age Under 16 yrs of age Value of Slaves
John B. Auxier 0 1 $300.00
Polly Daniel 1 0 $400.00
John Franklin 1 0 $500.00
Edward P. Hill 0 1 $300.00
Lilliton Harris 0 1 $500.00
Kelsey Harris 1 0 $500.00
John B. Harris 1 1 $550.00
Nancy Rice 3 0 $1100.00
Martin Rice, Adm. of John Rice 3 1 $2000.00
John Stafford, Sr. 1 0 $400.00
 

1849

Owner  Over 16 yrs of age  Under 16 yrs of age Value of Slaves
John B. Auxier 0 1 $300.00
David Borders 0 1 $350.00
Polly Daniel 1 0 $400.00
John Franklin 1 0 $500.00
Edward P. Hill 0 1 $300.00
Lilliton Harris 1 1 $700.00
Moses Preston 2 2 $800.00
Lewis Mayo 3 0 $1300.00
Winston Mayo 0 1 $500.00
Nancy Rice 3 0 $1000.00

 

In 1850 the format changed in the schedules. They are listed with owner, slaves that are owned along with the age and whether they are black or Mulatto. Monetary values are no longer shown.

1850

Owner   Kelsey N. Harris

1 Female  Mulatto     age 22 1 Male  Mulatto     age 2 1 Female  Mulatto   age 6/12

Owner  Winston Smith

1 Male  Black     age 29 1 Female Mulatto     age 25 1 Female Mulatto    age 12 1 Female Mulatto    age  8

Owner  John Franklin

1 Female Black    age 26

Owner        David Borders

1 Female Black    age 16

Owner  Moses Preston, Sr.

1 Male  Black    age 28 1 Male Black   age 35 1 Male Mulatto   age 8 1 Male Black    age 5
1 Female Black   age 48 1 Female Black  age 24 1 Female black age 10  

Owner  Littleton Harris

1 female Mulatto   age 18

Owner      Daniel Hager

1 Male Black    age 18

Owner    Kinsey B. Cecil

1 Male Black age 16

Owner    John B. Auxier

1 Male Black   age 10

Owner    William Borders

1 Female Black   age 9

Owner     John Stafford

1 Male Mulatto   age 2

Owner       Lewis Mayo

1 Male Black   age 19 1 Female Black   age 18 1 Male Black age 16

Owner    Winston Mayo

1 Female Black   age 17

Owner       Nancy Rice

1 Female Black age 75 1 Male Black   age 30 1 Female Black   age 27 1 Male Mulatto  age 1

 

1860

Owner William W. Smith

1 Female Mulatto age 40 1 Female Mulatto  age 24 1 Female Mulatto  age 18 1 Female Mulatto 

Owner        John Mahan

1 Female Black  age 9

Owner    Moses Preston

1 Male Mulatto  age 48 1 Female Black  age 33 1 Female Black  age 18
1 Male Mulatto  age 16 1 Male Mulatto  age 8/12 1 Male Black   age 15

Owner    Millie Franklin

1 Female Black age 33 1 Male Mulatto  age 10 1 Female Mulatto  age 1

Owner  Martin R. Rice

1 Male Black age 37

Owner     Lewis Mayo

1 Male Black  age 20 1 Female Black  age 28 1 Male Black  age 5

Owner  Samuel Auxier

1 Male Black  age 11

Owner  Lesina Preston

1 Female Black  age 22 1 Female Mulatto  age 3

Owner  Daniel Hager

1 Female Mulatto  age 23 1 Female Mulatto  age 4

Owner  John Stafford

1 Male Mulatto  age 31

Owner    John Brown

1 Female Black   age 34 1 Male Black  age 10 1 Male Black  age 8

 

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