Washington County, VA Slave Importations 1813-1814

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Washington County, VA Slave Importations 1813-1814

Washington County, VA Will Book 4

FHC Film 0034357

Extracted & Transcribed by Billy Markland

Pg. 25

A statement of Negroes brought into this state by Lilburn L. Henderson a citizen of Washington and state of Virginia from the state of Tennessee Viz.

Name Description
Harry a Negro man aged about Forty five years of age Five Feet seven inches high with his right leg broke & of a dark complexion [,] also
Overton a Negro man aged about Twenty years about Five feet two ½ Inches high, of a dark complexion and with a scar on the right side of his mouth, also
Peter, a Negro man Twenty years of age, five Feet Five inches high or there abouts of a dark complexion, also
Usly, a Negro woman about Twenty four years of age five feet three inches high of a dark complexion,

The above Slaves was formerly the property of William Henderson deceased of Sumner County Tennessee the Father of said Liburn and that he became the owner of said slaves previous to the passage of an act entitled an act concerning slaves dated at Richmond 9th January 1813 and that sixty days has not elapsed since the said slaves have been brought into this Commonwealth.

L.L. Henderson
Abingdon, Washington County Va,
March 29th 1813

Pg. 26

The following statement contains the names, ages, sexes, and description of six Slaves brought to this place yesterday from the State of Georgia for me.

Name Description
Judith a very black woman, likely for her age, forty two years old next July
Molly A very bright mulatto woman, not likely, and Thirty four years of age next September
Eudocia A female infant, child of Molly a bright mulatto three months old
Nancy A very bright mulatto woman likely & thirty years old
Charles A dark mulatto boy, son of Nancy very likely and six years of age
Nat Another dark mulatto boy, son of Nancy, very stout for his age, about nineteen months old

The above named slaves, except Nat & Eudocia were sent by me to the state of Georgia in the beginning of the year eighteen hundred and eleven, when I had determined on a removal, with my family, to that Country.

Peter Johnston
Abingdon, Washington County Va,
April 1st 1813

Pg. 27

Statement of slaves brought into the Commonwealth of Virginia by John B. Gillum [sic] from the state of Tennessee on the sixteenth day of April 1813. To wit –

One man of a black colour aged 17 years named Cooper of the Trade of Cabinet Maker

John B. Gilliam

Pg. 45

A statement of a negro man slave brought into the Commonwealth of Virginia by John Roberts on the 5th day of December 1813.

A Male slave now in the Twentieth year of his age about five feet six inches high stout made of a yellowish complexion, named Sam.

John Roberts

Pg. 64

A Statement of a slave brought into the State of Virginia by Martin Jones on the 7th day of March 1814.

A male slave nine years of age, likely and well grown and well featured walks brisk and upright, brought from the Illinois Territory where he had owned him for two years

Pg. 110

A Statement of Negroes brought into this State by Isaiah Bowman moveing [sic] from the State of Tennessee viz,

Seasor a Negro man about six feet high & about 30 years of age of a dark complexion, also Tiller his wife about five feet five inches high & about 25 years of age dark complexion, Also four children Hannah a girl Eight years of age of a dark complexion, Also William a boy about six years of age of a dark complexion, Also Jerry a boy about four years of age of a dark complexion, Also Ruth a girl of about two years of age dark complexion, And Joseph a Negro man about Eighteen years of age and of a dark complexion and about five feet six inches high.

[Esaias?] Bowman