Thanks toPaul McAfee for sharing this record.
He this document from the original copy his family had for years. . "I am sure the county records up in Missouri would still have it on record. " Jason and Isabella, the two slaves, they were technically slaves but occupied the roles of family helpers, having been with Eliza and her husband since the early days of their marriage. Jason and Isabella would remain a part of the family until their death sometime after the civil war. there are many mentions of them in letters there.
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RECORD OF SHERIFF'S SALE
"This is a transcript of a handwritten legal document recording a foreclosure against property of Francis P. DeGuire in the town of Fredericktown, Madison County, Missouri on June 20, 1846. This document belonged to someone in the family. I was allowed to keep it for a while and copy it. This was in the 1960's. I believe it may still exist although I can not now remember in whose keeping it was. Here is the text of the document:"
Whereas, I, Charles K. Henderson Sheriff of the County of Madison in the State of Missouri, by virtue of an execution to me directed from the office of the clerk of the Circuit Court of Madison County State of Missouri
________________________of John Baptiste Vallei _ens,
Felix____________________Joseph A. Amoreaux against the goods and chattels and real estate of Frances P. Deguire, I have levied upon, among other property, the following chattels persons =al to wit, One negro man named Jason about thirty______years old of a dark complexion, also a negro woman named "Isabella" about thirtyï·“two years old of a dark complexion, both being slaves for life, and Whereas in issuance of advertisements in conformity to law, in such cases made and provided, I the said Charles K. Henderson Sheriff aforesaid, did on the twentieth day of June AD 1846, expose to sale at the Courthouse door in Fredericktown in the County of Madison State aforesaid all the rightï·“title interest claim and demand of the said Francis P. DeGuire defendent, in said execution, to the aforesaid negroes Jason and Isabella and whereas James A. Pettett became the highest and last bidder for the said negroes Jason and Isabella at the price of Eight hundred and seventy dollars, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Now therefore I the said Charles K. Henderson this office aforesaid, for an in the County of Madison, State aforesaid, have granted
bargained and sold _________________________ ___________ enscoffed, all the right tile interest claim and demand of, in and to the said negroes, Jason and Isabella, slaves for life aforesaid, according to the law of the State of Missouri in such cases made________________________ In testimony whereof
I the said Charles K. Henderson Sheriff of the County of Madison the State of Missouri (continues to back of page) have hereunto set my hand and affixed my _______________seal at Fredericktown Madison County in the State of Missouri this twentieth day of June in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and Forty Six (signed) Charles K. Henderson
APPENDIX II (CONTINUED)
STATE OF MISSOURI
Be it __________________that on this 20th day of June in the year of our
Lord Eighteen hundred and forty six, personally appeared before me the undersigned clerk of the Circuit Court of said County who is personally known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument of writing and having executed the same, and acknowledged the same to be his act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned Seal Witness my hand the seal of said county at office in Fredericktown this 20th day of June AD 1846 Edward Evans Clerk
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