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McMinn County, TN/Deed Books

Hello All:

McMinn County, TN deed books (short description) are now on-line at the below site. Those entrys pertaining to slaves are too numerous for posting here. I'm listing here a sampling of entries about free people of color:

56 6 Feb 1834 Thomas M. Roberts to George Roberts a free man of color; Deed of Gift for two persons of color, Richard and Zelpha children of said George; Thomas is owner by descent from his mother Elizabeth Roberts dec'd.

449 10 Dec 1836 Sally Lusk to Tom Wear a free man of color; the lot in D 448 above Deed Book D, page 18

211 24 Aug 1839 Lawson Thomas a free man of color to Joel K. Brown; Deed of Trust for his barber shop built on the lot of Julius W. Blackwell. Deed Book F

431 2 Aug 1844 GEORGE ROBERTS a free man of color to THOMAS M.
ROBERTS; whereas the said GEORGE is owner of two persons of
color by name of RICHARD and ZILPHY, children of GEORGE
by descent from ELIZABETH ROBERTS, mother of said
THOMAS M. ROBERTS; Deed of Gift of RICHARD and

208 22 Oct 1846 THOMAS WEIR, free man of color, to A. B. BROWN.

372 14 Aug 1847 ELIZABETH GORDEN to SILVESTER BLACKWELL; Bill of Sale for seven slaves; BLACKWELL agrees to maintain and keep her during her life; slaves are to be free at her death.

The above found on pages 3-67 at the designated site.


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