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 Settlement of Sandford //[changed spelling now]// estate – slaves were hired out 1803, 1804  & 1805.  One interesting charge to a/c – “To raiseing (sic) one Negro boy from 2 weeks old without his mother, commencing October 1805” $55 (pp. 86-87) Settlement of Sandford //[changed spelling now]// estate – slaves were hired out 1803, 1804  & 1805.  One interesting charge to a/c – “To raiseing (sic) one Negro boy from 2 weeks old without his mother, commencing October 1805” $55 (pp. 86-87)
  
-**[[cave_family|Richard ​Cave]]**- 7 Oct 1818: boy George ($700), boy Walker ($600), girl Silvey ($400), girl Rachel ($300) none of these sold at estate sale (pp 345-350)+**Richard ​[[cave_family|Cave]]**- 7 Oct 1818: boy George ($700), boy Walker ($600), girl Silvey ($400), girl Rachel ($300) none of these sold at estate sale (pp 345-350)
 Benajah (?) Rice  16 Dec 1819 appraisal – 3 slaves $900; 17 Dec 1819 sale – J. Barkshear (sic) 1 Negro girl (463.25); Ben Rice 1 Negro man & woman (580.50) – separation of what may have been a family (pp. 416-421) Benajah (?) Rice  16 Dec 1819 appraisal – 3 slaves $900; 17 Dec 1819 sale – J. Barkshear (sic) 1 Negro girl (463.25); Ben Rice 1 Negro man & woman (580.50) – separation of what may have been a family (pp. 416-421)
-Moses Cherry inventory,​ 19 April 1810 – lists 3 slaves – Wm “Special to Jack” ($500), his son, man Joe ($400), and man Peter ($400) (pp. 79-82). ​ Sale, 20 April 1810 – Joseph sold to Henry Anderson for $350; Peter not sold (pp. 333-336)+Moses Cherry inventory,​ 19 April 1810 – lists 3 slaves – Wm “Special to Jack” ($500), his son, man Joe ($400), and man Peter ($400) (pp. 79-82). ​ Sale, 20 April 1810 – Joseph sold to Henry [[anderson family|Anderson]] for $350; Peter not sold (pp. 333-336)
  
 **Jeremiah Kirtley**-  ​ //will//, 4 Feb 1806: (pp. 31-40), to wife, Mary, he leaves Ned, Nanny, Pippen, Milley, Tandy, Eve, Silvey, Ben, Pat, Lewis, & Rose “and their increase”. ​ Children – Sarah Rogers, Eliz. Walker, Jeremiah Kirtley, [[robert kirtley|Robt Kirtley]], & Permilia Sanford, grandchildren – Milton Eve, Levenia Eve & Clarissa Eve (issue of dau. Clary Eve).  To Robt – slave boy Newman; to Permelia – slave man Sam; “Item, my desire is that at the end of the year in which my death takes place, (if it shall happen after the first day of March) that my Executors shall sell my stage Waggon (sic) and gear, desk and Book Case and the following slaves, (To Wit) Dublin, Frederick Mariah Harry and Edmund and their increase if any for ready cash and the money arising from the sale after paying my Just debts to be equally divided into six shares” (p. 36). **Jeremiah Kirtley**-  ​ //will//, 4 Feb 1806: (pp. 31-40), to wife, Mary, he leaves Ned, Nanny, Pippen, Milley, Tandy, Eve, Silvey, Ben, Pat, Lewis, & Rose “and their increase”. ​ Children – Sarah Rogers, Eliz. Walker, Jeremiah Kirtley, [[robert kirtley|Robt Kirtley]], & Permilia Sanford, grandchildren – Milton Eve, Levenia Eve & Clarissa Eve (issue of dau. Clary Eve).  To Robt – slave boy Newman; to Permelia – slave man Sam; “Item, my desire is that at the end of the year in which my death takes place, (if it shall happen after the first day of March) that my Executors shall sell my stage Waggon (sic) and gear, desk and Book Case and the following slaves, (To Wit) Dublin, Frederick Mariah Harry and Edmund and their increase if any for ready cash and the money arising from the sale after paying my Just debts to be equally divided into six shares” (p. 36).
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 **Benjamin Johnson**- //​inventory//,​ 15 Mar 1831:  men Charles, Isaac, George; boys George, Tom, Henry, Sandy; women Dolly, Maria & Harriet; girls Jane & Sarah; boys Ben & John.  Also had piano forte $100, 6 maps $20, 2000 lbs bacon $100, loom, lumber (from mill) $90.  No will & no sale.  (pp. 551-3) **Benjamin Johnson**- //​inventory//,​ 15 Mar 1831:  men Charles, Isaac, George; boys George, Tom, Henry, Sandy; women Dolly, Maria & Harriet; girls Jane & Sarah; boys Ben & John.  Also had piano forte $100, 6 maps $20, 2000 lbs bacon $100, loom, lumber (from mill) $90.  No will & no sale.  (pp. 551-3)
  
-**John Brown**- //​will//,​ 22 Jan 1824: “Let the remains of my dead body, be laid in the earth: in some proper place on my own residence (farm) in a plain coffin; about six feet deep in the earth decently, with sobriety and the greatest temperance; without any fashionable perade (sic), formality, or pomp, whatever. ​ I desire but a few friends and neighbours to attend my remains, to the Grave. ​ With regard to my Tomb Stone. ​ It will be of little consequence to me, but may gratify my representatives;​ shall be left to them.  Mosslums [mausoleums] are more generally raised to gratify the pride and Vanity of the living than for the use or benefit of the dead.” ​ But does request that land around his grave only be used for cemetery with good fencing. ​ Son John Brown (born last August) go get 642 acre farm, 500 acres on Big Bone Lick, & land in NJ.  If he should die it goes to Clarissa Pike & then to her daughter, Clarissa Pike Harrison. ​ Daughter Clarissa Harlow Pike gets land he own betw the 2 Miamis (200 acres), land in Brown County, OH & land in Casey County, KY (20,000 acres) & ½ stock in Miami Exporting Co’s Bank in Cincinnati, worth ($1600). ​ Gives land to sister (not to be used by husband to pay debts). ​ Best friend (& wife) Abigail Baxter, gets independent right to son’s farm, one room in house & 1 servant, “as long as she “pursue a moral, proper and regular life…but no longer.” Son shall have classical education – Latin, French, Greek, & Hebrew with history, geography, arithmetic, mathematics,​ geometry & algebra – may be educated to law “By my desire is, he should be a farmer (agriculturist),​ and labour with his own hands; at all times that he is not engaged in his Education and literary pursuits.” (pp. 156-161)+**[[brown_family|John Brown]]**- //​will//,​ 22 Jan 1824: “Let the remains of my dead body, be laid in the earth: in some proper place on my own residence (farm) in a plain coffin; about six feet deep in the earth decently, with sobriety and the greatest temperance; without any fashionable perade (sic), formality, or pomp, whatever. ​ I desire but a few friends and neighbours to attend my remains, to the Grave. ​ With regard to my Tomb Stone. ​ It will be of little consequence to me, but may gratify my representatives;​ shall be left to them.  Mosslums [mausoleums] are more generally raised to gratify the pride and Vanity of the living than for the use or benefit of the dead.” ​ But does request that land around his grave only be used for cemetery with good fencing. ​ Son John Brown (born last August) go get 642 acre farm, 500 acres on Big Bone Lick, & land in NJ.  If he should die it goes to Clarissa Pike & then to her daughter, Clarissa Pike Harrison. ​ Daughter Clarissa Harlow Pike gets land he own betw the 2 Miamis (200 acres), land in Brown County, OH & land in Casey County, KY (20,000 acres) & ½ stock in Miami Exporting Co’s Bank in Cincinnati, worth ($1600). ​ Gives land to sister (not to be used by husband to pay debts). ​ Best friend (& wife) Abigail Baxter, gets independent right to son’s farm, one room in house & 1 servant, “as long as she “pursue a moral, proper and regular life…but no longer.” Son shall have classical education – Latin, French, Greek, & Hebrew with history, geography, arithmetic, mathematics,​ geometry & algebra – may be educated to law “By my desire is, he should be a farmer (agriculturist),​ and labour with his own hands; at all times that he is not engaged in his Education and literary pursuits.” (pp. 156-161)
 //​Inventory//,​ 11 Dec 1825:  Old Sam, Jerry, Manuel, Anthony, Edwin, Henry, Nance, & child. ​ Two trunks of book worth $60, peach brandy $37.50, old brandy $50, apple brandy $31, masonry equipment, 90 sheep, 62 hogs, still $77, 5 horses & 45+ cattle. ​ (pp. 183-4) //​Inventory//,​ 11 Dec 1825:  Old Sam, Jerry, Manuel, Anthony, Edwin, Henry, Nance, & child. ​ Two trunks of book worth $60, peach brandy $37.50, old brandy $50, apple brandy $31, masonry equipment, 90 sheep, 62 hogs, still $77, 5 horses & 45+ cattle. ​ (pp. 183-4)
  
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 **W. B. Murphy**- //​inventory//,​ 18 Sept 1860:  Following slaves: ​ Men Lids ($1000)[?​name?​],​ Carter, James Blair, Lewis, & Chapman; boys Watt, Robert & William (all three Carter’s sons), Jo & Jim (both Little Liza’s sons), women Aunt Ama (only worth $100), Jemima, Big Liza, Little Liza, and Malinda (p. 464-5). **W. B. Murphy**- //​inventory//,​ 18 Sept 1860:  Following slaves: ​ Men Lids ($1000)[?​name?​],​ Carter, James Blair, Lewis, & Chapman; boys Watt, Robert & William (all three Carter’s sons), Jo & Jim (both Little Liza’s sons), women Aunt Ama (only worth $100), Jemima, Big Liza, Little Liza, and Malinda (p. 464-5).
  
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