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[VA] Charlotte Co, VA Slaves divided bet. 3 families
I hired a Researcher; Kathy Liston [please use her she is good] in Charlotte County, VA to find my 4th Great Grandmother; Annabelle and THANK YOU JESUS she did. I am posting some of the results and I hope that it will help someone else.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA-APRIL 13, 1831
14 Slaves listed on the 1795 Deed of John Timberlake
Jack, Joseph, Hanover, Gilbert, Sam, George, Ned, Lucy, Hannah, Judith, Nancy, Suckey, Sally and Jinney
This decision [April 1831] was rendered to settle the disputed estate of John and Elizabeth Timberlake (LeSuer and Tate were son-in-laws- of John and Elizabeth). This instrument states that several Slaves have already been advanced to the parties: JOHN L. LESUER has possession of two Negro girls Suckey and Nancy; CALEB TATE has Jinney and Sally; and AUGUSTINE TIMBERLAKE has a Negro woman Delphney.” Augustine Timberlake also retained the use of the land on which he lived, formerly his father’s.
[We do not know where Delphney came from she is not listed with the original 14 Slaves]
The decision  states that LeSuer’s portion of the estate is deficient and orders that it be re-divided equally between the three parties with the Slaves already assigned and their increase remaining with “those who have raised them”. It also acknowledges a debt of $417.30 with interest owed from John Timberlake to LeSuer and orders it paid from the estate. As a result of this decision, the Slaves not already in possession of the parties were divided as follows: JOHN LESUER received-Allen G. [b. 1812], Sam, Martha and Betsey; CALEB TATE received- Mirah and children Hannah & Henry; and AUGUSTINE TIMBERLAKE received-Joe and Anna and her two children Liza & Nancy [my line].
Information: Timberlake Report by Kathy Liston January 2005
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