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slaves named in will of President James Monroe

While digging through the Loudoun county will book - came across Jame's Monroe's will - for Oak Hill Plantation - a property he owned in Loudoun County VA.

What is interesting is that the slaves mentioned have surnames.

22 Jan 1836

Negro man Natus Berryman 24y old, George Harris 55y old, Samuel Jackson 46y old, boy Anderson Harris 16y old, James Carr 63y old, Samuel Love 49y old, George William 50y old, Harry Short 36y old, Peter Maloney 72 y old, Zachariah Boot 45y old, Joseph Short 30y old, Jno. Harford (crippled) 25y old, Alfred Gantt 16y old, Ralph Gantt 14y old, Molly Jackson 65y old, Judy Gantt 36y old and her 5 children James (Catherine has fits) Henry, Edmund & Washington (crippled, Nancy Gantt 18y old & her infant child, Mema Baker 22y old & her 2 children Jno. & Sally, Nancy Harris 42y old & her 2 children Priscilla & Cornelia, George Harris 18y old crippled in the knee, Betsy Thompson 40y old too fat for any use, Solomon Green 45y old, Nancy Green 75y old, Scy Harris 60y old & Tamory derry 60y old (crippled).

Sale of May 1836 Samuel L GOURVERNAUR purchased all.

From Loudoun County Will Book Abstracts Books A-Z dec 1757 - Jun 1841

by Patricia Duncan
Willow Bend Books, Westminster Maryland 2000


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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