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Division of the Sam Swindell Slaves**
Please do not use without the permission of the owner, copyright 2002 Shelda Baldwin Glover
INVENTORY of: Samuel Swindall, To Worshipful Justices of the Court of P&QS May Term 1854: The undersigned at November Term 1853 of Court of P&QS for Columbus County,North Carolina were appointed Commissioners to divide the Slaves of Samuel Swindall, decided among the parties entitles. Report as follows:
*Contributor: Shelda Baldwin Glover , descendant of the Sam Swindell slaves (Great Great Parents Tiller & Tinker Swindell and Great Grandmother Emily Swindell)** firstname.lastname@example.org
Name of Negros
Divided by 2 as the Widow of deceased is entitled according to the petition to half & the next of kin David Swindall to the other half. Each is entitled to $8,375.00. List of Negroes divided into Lots. Lot #1 as drawn by the next of kin of David Swindell, decided. Lot #2 was drawn by Jonathan Lennon & wife Matilda late widow of deceased. Lot #1 pays to Lot #2 $25.00. And for the purpose of Ascertaining the led in order that Aron Lennon who married Delphia & W. D. McNeill as Guardian of David might Get their Shares so as to leave the balance in the hands of Neill Kelly, the Guardian of the other Children of David Swindall, deceased there ws a 2nd drawing as follows -their being six Children. Mentioned in drawings:Aron Lennon & wife Delphia; Chester, John, Lucy, & Emeline Swindall through their Guardian Neill Kelly; Jonathan Lennon; & W. D. McNeill s Guardian of David Swindall. "The undersigned report futher that ther is one Negro woman about (93) years of age named Satire belonging to the Estate of said deceased who was considered Valueless by the Commissioners and as none of the parties would take her.
*Source: Pat Norris, Great Grandaughter of Samuel Swindell, source Columbus County, NC Register of Deeds
Description: The Divison of the Sam Swindall Slaves.
Note: The location of this plantation is currently on the Frank Baldwin Estate. Frank Baldwin married Emily Swindell Baldwin daughter of Tiller Swindell ex-slave. The Sam Swindell and Jonathan Lennon burial ground is located on the Frank Baldwin Road in Welches Creek Columbus County North Carolina. Sam Swindell has a Civil War Grave Marker. Jonathan Lennon is buried in the same cemetery. Not far from this location is the 'Frank Baldwin Cemetery' the sacred burial ground of the Swindell ex-slaves and their descendants*
Columbus County, Welches Creek Township, The City of Whiteville, Brown Marsh Post Office November 1853/May 1854 (ante bellum period)*
Columbus County is located on the eastern seaboard near the Atlantic Ocean, approimately 18 miles from South Carolina.
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