1837 ESTATE SALE INVENTORY - LISTS 28 SLAVES - Large
(7 5/8" x 12 1/2") - 6 page document that's loaded from front to
back with inventory, prices and the purchasers of the inventory.
On the last page it lists the purchasers of the slaves: "James
Eubanks - to three negros Jim, Willey & Mary $1650." and so
on. It is written in period ink and dated April 8, 1837. Condition
is good but several pages have separations at the fold. State not
1816 LINCOLN COUNTY, KENTUCKY WILL DIVIDES 15
SLAVES BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS - 7 5/8" x 12 1/8" - 4
pages. Last will and testament lists each individual slave by
name and to whom he leaves them to. There is also a large
paragraph dated 1828 attesting that the will was proven and
settled. Document is in good condition but does have
separations at folds.
1829 GARRARD COUNTY ESTATE APPRAISAL - (7 3/4" X
12 1/8") 2 page (1 page front & back) Appraisal for the
property of a deceased woman which along with everything
else lists nine slaves along with their value. Document is in
good condition with exception of some separation at fold.
1852 WILL - DIVIDES 28 SLAVES BETWEEN FAMILY
MEMBERS - 7 1/2" X 9 3/4" - 2 pages ( 1 page front & back)
With 28 slaves most of this document covers just that. He lists
each by name and to who they are left to. Document is in good
1834 MADISON COUNTY, KENTUCKY WILL DIVIDES
SLAVES 5 WAYS - 7 3/4" X 12 7/8" 2 pages ( 1 page front &
back ) Last will and testament mentions one slave by name
(Matilda) and her fate with the rest of the slaves to be divided
by 5 and split among family members. Written in period ink
and in good condition with exception of some paper toning and
some minor paper loss along edges and folds.
1802 LINCOLN COUNTY, KENTUCKY LAST WILL HAS
SOMEWHAT POIGNANT VIEW OF EMANCIPATING HIS
SLAVE - Last Will of Christopher Haner has a sentence that
makes one wonder if Mr. Haner's wife was a bit of a 'pistol' so
to speak or if he had a quilty conscience on slave holding.
After going through all the particulars he makes this
statement "It is my will and desire that my negro man named
Nelson be emancipated after the decease of my wife and myself
and him to be free forever". Good condition but does have
some slight separation at some folds and does have water
stains at top and bottom. Good early slave document.
CIVIL WAR RELICS
CIVIL WAR AND HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA
CONFEDERATE RECEIPT - SLAVE FOR FORTIFICATIONS -
Receipt dated Oct. 1, 1863 on crude CS paper for slave Davy
sent to the army to help with fortifications. Pre-printed & filled
in. Very good condition.
PRE-PRINTED 1858 RICHMOND SLAVE RECEIPT-
Receipt approx. 3" x 7-3/8", dated Richmond June 1,
1858 in amount of $885. for the purchase of one negro
slave named Hester, sold to J.R. Sedgewick. also
authorizes the right and title of said slave and is
warranted against the claims of all persons whatsoever
and likewise warrant her sound and healthy. Signed by
the auctioneer. Extremely good condition. Pre-printed
slave receipts are highly sought after.
PRE-PRINTED SLAVE DOCUMENT - SOUTH CAROLINA
1864 - Approx. 5 5/8" x 8 1/2" South Carolina claim, dated
only 'Columbia, 1864' for the loss of a slave named Allen
for the sum of $1450. compensation to the owner Jesse H.
Hart for the loss of the slave by reason of employment by
authorities of the Confederate Government for the military
fortifications of South Carolina. Very good condition.
1838 HARD TIMES ANTI-SLAVERY TOKEN - Approx. 1 1/16"
dia., made of copper. Coin shows a woman slave in a kneeling
pose with the motto: "Am I Not a Woman & a Sister / 1838".
The opposite side has a wreath with "Liberty / 1838" and
"United States of America". Shows wear on high relief areas.
These coins have been reproduced but are easily spotted due
to the poor quality. This is the real deal.
1863 CIVIL WAR ANTI SLAVERY TOKEN - Approx. the size
of a penny, made of copper. Coin shows a bust view of Liberty
with the motto: "Liberty and No Slavery / 1863". The opposite
side shows a shield, two flags and a Liberty Cap. Shows much
wear and pitting.