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-====== Wills of Slave Owners ​in Boone County ======+====== Wills of Slaveholders ​in Boone County ======
  
  
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 **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) **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) + 
-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)+**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) 
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 +**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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 **Robert Chambers**- //​will//,​ 20 March 1834:  no children or wife it looks like.  Gives to his sister, Ann Riddell’s 3 children Charles, Lafayette & Mary $2300 total. ​ African Americans: Solomon & Patsy to be free after first day Jan 1842.  Boy Anderson free 1 Jan 1850 – until then they are under control of executors. ​ Solomon & Patsy to receive $100 in manner seen fit to executors, but no more.  Also to receive housekeeping articles. ​  (pp. 23-24) **Robert Chambers**- //​will//,​ 20 March 1834:  no children or wife it looks like.  Gives to his sister, Ann Riddell’s 3 children Charles, Lafayette & Mary $2300 total. ​ African Americans: Solomon & Patsy to be free after first day Jan 1842.  Boy Anderson free 1 Jan 1850 – until then they are under control of executors. ​ Solomon & Patsy to receive $100 in manner seen fit to executors, but no more.  Also to receive housekeeping articles. ​  (pp. 23-24)
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 +**[[tousey_family|Moses Tousey]]**- //inventory and sale//, 18 Oct 1834: No will is found for Moses, the innventory names the following slaves and their value: "Negro man Bill $150 (probably older man, based on value given), negro woman Daphne $150 (notes in margin "for hire", indicating she would be or had been hired out of the family), Negro woman Eliza and child $325, negro woman Vicey $300, negro woman Agness $325, negro woman Ellen $180, negro boy Mason $225, negro boy Joshua $150, negro girl Jane $110. No slaves are listed in Moses Tousey'​s sale. (pp. 226-231)
  
 **William N. McCoy**- //​will//,​ 21 Oct 1836:  gives young daughter from second marriage $1500, anything that belonged to her mother & “three negroes which were the property of her mother namely Jane Jesse Alias Bill and Sarah”. ​ “My slaves I wish to be as equally divided among my six children by my first wife as situation and the nature of the case will admit”. (pp. 550-1) **William N. McCoy**- //​will//,​ 21 Oct 1836:  gives young daughter from second marriage $1500, anything that belonged to her mother & “three negroes which were the property of her mother namely Jane Jesse Alias Bill and Sarah”. ​ “My slaves I wish to be as equally divided among my six children by my first wife as situation and the nature of the case will admit”. (pp. 550-1)
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 **Madison Young**- //will//, 31 October 1855:  Woman Aga to be set free at the death of James & Nancy Ross, his wife.  Margaret to belong to the Ross couple & then to Mariah Jane Bobbit, dau of John Bobbit. ​ Caroline to belong to Nancy Ross forever. ​ Slaves Elias, his wife Aga, & their children Ephraim Harrison [no comma used], Joseph Margaret & George & other slave Dudly to serve Ross couple & then all (& any more children) to be sold to highest bidder & money collected divided between children of Fountain Young & Barnet Young (p. 42) **Madison Young**- //will//, 31 October 1855:  Woman Aga to be set free at the death of James & Nancy Ross, his wife.  Margaret to belong to the Ross couple & then to Mariah Jane Bobbit, dau of John Bobbit. ​ Caroline to belong to Nancy Ross forever. ​ Slaves Elias, his wife Aga, & their children Ephraim Harrison [no comma used], Joseph Margaret & George & other slave Dudly to serve Ross couple & then all (& any more children) to be sold to highest bidder & money collected divided between children of Fountain Young & Barnet Young (p. 42)
-Benjamin Mitchell will, no date but certified in Boone County, 6 July 1857.  He was living in Saline County Missouri. ​ Wills that his slaves – Mary & her family of children & George – be sold & money loaned out at interest for benefit of daughters. ​ Could this be Roseberry? ​ (p. 119-20)+ 
 +**Benjamin Mitchell** //will//, no date but certified in Boone County, 6 July 1857.  He was living in Saline County Missouri. ​ Wills that his slaves – Mary & her family of children & George – be sold & money loaned out at interest for benefit of daughters. ​ Could this be Roseberry? ​ (p. 119-20)
  
 **[[Joel Garnett]]**- //will//, 24 February 1857: Saline County, MO.  Daughter Martha Ann Graves (Edwd D) to get man Sandy ($950), girl Jane ($300), and girl Queen ($375). ​ Daughter Virginia Garnett (Edwd G) to get man Belfred ($700). ​ Daughter Eliza G. Lyne (Thos) to get Mary ($300), two men, Aaron & Ryle ($900 apiece) & girl Martha ($400). ​ Daughter Emily Latimer (John) to get man Jim & his wife Clarissa & their children ($2000). ​ Daughter Caroline Graves (Oscar K.) to get man Lewis & wife Frances with child Lum [?] ($2025) **[[Joel Garnett]]**- //will//, 24 February 1857: Saline County, MO.  Daughter Martha Ann Graves (Edwd D) to get man Sandy ($950), girl Jane ($300), and girl Queen ($375). ​ Daughter Virginia Garnett (Edwd G) to get man Belfred ($700). ​ Daughter Eliza G. Lyne (Thos) to get Mary ($300), two men, Aaron & Ryle ($900 apiece) & girl Martha ($400). ​ Daughter Emily Latimer (John) to get man Jim & his wife Clarissa & their children ($2000). ​ Daughter Caroline Graves (Oscar K.) to get man Lewis & wife Frances with child Lum [?] ($2025)
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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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