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Re: emancipated Mendenhalls of NC
In Response To: emancipated Mendenhalls of NC ()

My family was emancipated to Champaign County, Ohio in 1854 by a Quaker, George C. Mendenhall. It is believed that his first wife Eliza W Dunn (non Quaker)brought slaves to the marriage. I believe she was either from Virginia or North Carolina. I have not been able to find any records on how she inherited these slaves. Her mother re-married, but I have not been able to find the first husband's estate or his name. Any thoughts or leads?
Hello Kay,

Are you aware of the Mendenhall Slave abstract found in a book titled "Register of Black, Mulatto and Poor Persons in Four Ohio Counties - 1791-1863" by Joan Turpin? It is an Heritage Books, Inc publication dated 1985.

The abstract on pg 13 states that George C. & Delphina Mendenhall employed John Willis, Samuel White and Felix Frazer to remove to Ohio residents of Joshua Marmon and Asa & Edith Williams. signed and dated 28 Jun 1855 by Cicero F. Lowe, Clerk, Lexington, Guilford Co., NC.

The abstract lists approx. 35 slaves, by name, age, occupation and a brief physical description. The complete document is found at the Logan County, Ohio Probate Court, Bellefontaine, Ohio under Emancipation Records pp. 141-148.

If you like, send me your email address and I can send this information (names, etc.) via an attachment.

Hopep this helps

Art Thomas

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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