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Slaves of Timothy Freeman

Transcription of Deed:

State of North Carolina

Gates County

Know all men by these presents that I Timothy Freeman of the County of Gates and State of North Carolina for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear to my only son Walton Freeman of the County and State aforesaid have given, granted, bargained, sold and delivered and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, sell and deliver unto the said Walton Freeman negro slaves:

Moses

Ned

Sally and Child Sarah

Chloe and her Child Gilley

Pen and her children Anthony, Fanny & Charlotte

Esther and her children Lydia, Dick and Abraham

Aggy and her children James, Stephen and Solomon

Rachael and her children Mary, Verite (or Write) and Hannah

Tom

Jack

two horses and thirty head of cattle, two yoke of oxen, carts and wheels, six head of sheep, fifty head of hogs, four feather beds, two dishes, one side board, twenty four sitting chairs, one walnut case and table, five barrels of brandy and all my household and kitchen furniture and plantation utensils.  To have and to hold all the above mentioned negroes and other articles of property herein intended to be conveyed unto him the said Walton Freeman his Executors and Administrators for ever.  And I the said Timothy Freeman for myself and my executors and administrators unto him the said Walton Freeman his Executors and Administrators the said slaves and other property hereby conveyed or intended to be conveyed will forever warrant and defend against the lawful claim or claims of any & all persons whatsoever – In testimony whereof I the said Timothy Freeman have hereunto set my hand and seal this the [blank]th day of April 1823

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Mills and Julia

Petition to Sell Slave

Part Two

 

State of North Carolina

County of Gates

May Term 1852

To the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions

 

To the worshipful the Justices of said Court

Pursuant to a decree pronounced in the matter of the petition of Dempsey Sparkman and wife and others, to the court praying for the sale of a slave named Mills —  your commissioner begs leave to report that after duly advertising the slave according to law, he proceeded to offer him for sale before the court house door in Gatesville on the 27th day of March 1852, when Robert B Parker appeared and bid for him the sum of Sixty Five dollars and fifty cents, which being the highest and best bid offered, the said slave was struck off to him, and he was duly declared to be the purchaser thereof. For the payment of the same he has given me his note with Israel Beeman as his surety, bearing date the 27th day of March 1852 and payable six months thereafter, with interest from date, which is in the hands of your commissioner and subject to the order of this court

Humbly and respectfully submitted March 27th 1852

Jesse Doughty

 

 

“North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDGJ-CPN : accessed 11 June 2016), Abram Beaman, 1832; citing Gates, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 2,155,745.

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Mills and Julia

Petition to Sell Slave

Part One

State of North Carolina
Gates County
February Term 1852

To the Worshipful the Justices of the Court of Pleas etc. of the County of Gates and State of North Carolina aforesaid.

Humbly complaining your petitioners Dempsey Sparkman and Martha his wife, Jesse Doughty and Mildred his wife, Jethro Eure and Nancy his wife, Dawson C Parker and Felicia his wife, John Lewis and Rachel his wife, Exum Stokes and Elizabeth his wife, Amanda Deal, Lewis Brown & Richard Brown of full age of Eskridge Brown, Margaret Brown and Lucy H. Brown by William Beaman their next friend and guardian, respectfully show that Abram Beaman, late of Gates County in the State of North Carolina, died in the year 1832, having first made a last will and testament in due form of law, of which will he appointed his two sons John Beaman and Levi Beaman executors, who united in proving said will at the February Sessions 1832 of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the said County of Gates, and qualified themselves for the execution of the same. That said testator and by his said will, bequeathed as follows, to wit:

” I likewise lend my wife Lucretia Beaman my negro man Mills, and negro woman Julia during her natural life or widowhood, also two hundred dollars to purchase provisions”

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