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HALLEY Slave Birth/Death Records Late 1700s


by Bill McKiernan

While searching through my wife's family records for a special
photograph among hundreds of photographs, I stumbled across
numerous slave birth (and some death) records dating from the
late 1700s to the mid 1800s. My wife has no knowledge of the
HALLEY family listed or how these records came to be among her
family's records.

Remember Aex Haley saying he couldn't find "Kizzy"? Two slaves
named Keziah or Kizzy and at least some of their children are
listed in the records I discovered that are transcribed below.

I do not know what part of the United States the records are
from, but "C. E. Buckhart -- Collector of Howard County, MO" is
written on one of the papers. My wife's CLARK, SANDERS, and
LEPPER families lived in Monroe and Randolph counties, Missouri
for generations. Her great-grandfather, John E. BELL, was born
in Pennsylvania on 23 October 1815 and went to Missouri circa
1834-1838, where he married a WELCH in 1838.

The entries were written with the old iron-based ink, so most of
them can be read. The records are in two small, fragile, paper,
pamphlet-like notes consisting of four to five pages, about
6 x 3 inches in size. The paper has faded to a grayish brown.
All of the names appear to have been written by the same hand.

The original records are in my possession.

* * *

Francis HALLEY
Francis HALLEY
Senr and/or
[end of page]

William Calk HALLEY was born Friday the 15 day of April 180_[?]

Francis HALLEY was born on Wednesday the 15th [January is lined
through] December 1807 [the 7 is written over a different and
illegible numeral]

Richard HALLEY [Junr?] Departed this life October 20th 1817 &
in the --65-๓ year of his age.

Francis HALLEY Departed this life March 3rd 1817 and was in the
61 year of his age.
[end of page]

Thomas HALLEY was born Wednesday 15th of November 1758

Nansey his Wife was born on Tuesday 9th day of march 1779

Francis HALLEY the sun of Francis HALLEY and Nansey his Wife was
born on Wednesday 15th day of June 1797 & Died the 22nd of
August 1799.

Betsey HALLEY the daughter of Francis HALLEY and Nansey his wife
was born Thursday 14th day of March 1799.

Presley Wilkerson HALLEY was born Tuesday 3rd of February 1801

Salley HALLEY was born munday the 28th day of February 1803 and
Died 7th of January 1804
[end of page]

Henry Sun of Eady was born Sunday 19th of June 1814

Sindarilla was born 18th day of February on Sunday ๑- 1816 -๑

1827 1827

1799 1801

28 26
[end of page]

Negro Daphnee was born February ๑-14th๓- 1785
Negro Silvia was born July 2nd 1787
Negro Lett was born February 13th 1789
Negro Easter was born march 31st 1791

1823 1823

1789 1797
Let. 34 Dan 26
[end of page]

Negro Sarah daughter of Kizzey was born on 8th of October 1795
and Daniel the 14th of march 1797
Susey was born 13th of February 1797
James was born 24th of October 1801
Serreene was born 20th of December 1804
Polley was born Saturday 2nd of July 1806
[end of page]

Negro nansey was born 29th day of august 1789
Eady was born the ๑-4๓- day of july 1794
Stephen was born 13th day of april 1796
Beatsey daughter of nansey was born the :13: day of july 1806
Harry was born Wednesday the ๑-1-๑ day of march 1809
Abraham Sun of nansey was born Tuesday 10th of september 1811
James was born munday 8th of november 1813
[end of page]

molatto [sic] Jemimah the Daughter of Dafney and [name rubbed
out -๑ illegible] was born the forth of november 1802.

negro Hannah daughter of Dafney was born the 25th day of
november 1804

negro Aylce[?] daughter of Dafney was born munday 25th of
august 1806

negro Chaney daughter of Dafney was born Tuesday 2nd of may

negro Selay daughter of Dafney was born Sunday 20th of october
[end of page]

1827 1827
1807 1819
20 08
[end of page]

Negro Lucy Daughter of Polley was born 18th day of January

Negro John sun of Polley was born thirsday the 4th of July 1806

Sinah Daughter of Lettice was born 6th of october 1818 on
[From here to the end of the page the writing is very faint.]
Masen 1824
One died 1822 born
Susan 1823

1909 [Perhaps when the fainter notes were made]
[end of page]

negro Sam Sun of Silvey was born 7th of May 1802
negro Stephen son of Silvey was born the 8th day of August 1803
Emilee Daughter of Silvey was born 12th day of April 1806
Kizziah Daughter of Silvey was born on the 27th of December 1807
Rosey Daughter of Silvey was born on Thursday 11th of January
Lenny was born June the ๑-11๓- day thirsday 1812
Perliney was born 14th of febr on munDay 1814
[end of page]

a cure for fits in children take the pride of a sow shote
just taken out and boil them in new milk and give the milk
to the child

Thomas Sun of Silvey was born on munday 27th day of may 1816
Miles was born Saturday 24th of November 1817
[end of page]

negro Sammuel Sun of lettise was born munday 6th day of april
Priscilla was born munday 3rd of October 1809
Osmond was born saturday 30th of november 1811
Antony was born munday 14th day of June 1813
Rockseann was born on Friday 31st of march 1815
Harriot was born on Saturday the ๑-1๓- of february 1817
[end of page]

[The notes written on the right are very faint.]
Edith was born July 4th 1794
Hirum was born October 1806 dead
Kizzy was born December 27th 1807 dead
James was born November 8th 1813
Harry was born June 19th 1814
Thomas was born Aprile 25th 1814 died August 1864
Mahaley was born January 12th 1821
Ann was born 27th March 1825 Mieanda[?] got her
Miles was born August 11th 1825
John was born 29th Jany 1827 dead
Enoch was born 20th March 1827
Stuart was born 24th September 1828
Sally was born 20th May 1830 dead
Emily was born 25th Aprile 1832 dead
George was born the 15th day of June 1833
Stephen was born the 2nd of August 1831
Sandford was born November 18th 1838
Bevley was born September 27th 1842 dead
Benjamine born the year 1832 dead
Matilda born the year 1831 dead
[end of page]

[Marginal Note] Births of Lillitha's childr [cut off]
Lillitha was born December 8th 1811
Minerva was born August 8th 1836
Amy was born Feby 20th 1842
Hetty was born April 27th 1844
Harrison was born May 25th 1846
Daniel Luek [sic] was born March 2nd 1848
Simon Peter was born February 21st 1850
Alfred was born August 31st 1854
Mathew was born February 8th 1857

[Marginal Note] Mahaley's Children
John son of Mahaly born August 22nd 1844
Beverley born July 25th 1846. dead
Levi do do born November 16th 1847
Milly Ann was born November 14th 1849
Washington was born Decr 1st 1851
Sarah Elizabeth was born September 3rd 1853 [note on left] dead
Charlotte was born October 21st 1855
[end of page]

Birth of Cely's Children
Susan was born December 23d. 1857 dead
Luella was born September 27th 1859 ["dead" lined out] dead
Venus was born the 2nd day of May 1861 [entry lined out] dead
Jeff Davis was born October 24th 1861 dead
Osbourn was born December 21st 1862
Lafayette was born July 1st 1865
[end of page]

Martha's Children their ages
Alexandra was born 30th day of January 1860
[end of page]

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