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KY Bourbon County Slave Data

(Posted foriginally to AfriGeneas Forum by
Jeannine Jones-Rankins - Saturday, 18 January 2003, at 8:59 a.m. and re-posted to Slavery Research Forum)

This information was shared from the Southern Plantations mailing list for anyone searching in Bourbon,KY. (Jeannine)

Here is a list of freed slaves that had recorded last names in the manumissions records I transcribed for Bourbon County. These would have been the names they called themselves rather than ones assigned by their
owners. Sometimes they were the same as their owners but many times they were not. This list does not include people who were listed only by their first names. They may or may not have taken their owners' name after they
were freed.

Allen, Frank
Arnold, Jacob
Baker, Aaron
Batterton, Willis
Batts, Aleck
Blackburn, Celia
Brown, Richard and wife Lydia
Bryan, Betty
Burris, Simon
Cage, Thomas
Calamese, Benjamin
Calamese, Jenny
Charlotte, Leonard, and Willa
Coney, Betsy and child Mary Ellen
Coney, Harvey
Coney, John
Cummins, Irene
Ferguson, Edward
Garrard, Mary Susan
Harrison, Matilda and child William
Hawkins, Lucy
Haydon, William
Heathman, Elijah
Holeman, Dilse
Howard, Marshall
Hughes, Mariah
Jackson, Daniel
Kimbro, Elizabeth
Lightfoot, Jane
Lindsey, David
Love, Thornton
Lyons, Amanda
Lyons, Judith
Mallory, John
Marsh, Nathan
Minta, David, Samuel and Lucy
Monday, Daniel
Monday, James
Monday, William
Moore, Harriet and son Moses
Morgan, Chance
Morgan, James
Mountjoy, Berry
Murray, William
Porter, Daniel
Porter, Molly
Porter, Willis
Richardson, Harry
Richardson, Isaac
Smith, America
Smith, Dick
Smith, Martha Ann
Snowden, George
Steel, Harry
Stevenson, Notley
Tapp, Joseph
Tapp, Rebecca
Taylor, Bartlette
Taylor, Henry
Taylor, Lewis Franklin
Thomas, Stewart, George and Sam
Thompson, Jack
Tibbs, Ben
Truitt, James
Tull, John M. Jr.
Tutt, Noah
Vince/Vena, Cyrus
Wallace, Sarah
Warnton, Eliza and Matilda
West, Eliza Ann
Williams, Sandford, Green Smith, Harriet Blackburn (alias Smith), her sons
James and Daniel B.
I think I might have found a way to transfer data in columnar format to an email. So I am trying this out. If the names below come to you in a columnar list, then it worked. The following names are some of the people
who were owned by Brutus Junius Clay who owned a large farm called Auvergne (still in existence; owned by the family, and in an incredible state of preservation) in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Cassius Clay who was (in)famous as an abolitionist and fighter of duels was his younger brother. Brutus owned a large number of slaves (c. 150 in 1860), some of whom he inherited
or acquired from his father or other family members. He sold relatively few so intact families are traceable from slavery to freedom in many cases.
Mary Clay Berry, who is one of his descendants, wrote a wonderful book on the Clay family that contains some great information on the slave situation in the family. The title is: Voices from the Century Before. She and I have
been working on the slave family genealogies off and on. I have asterisked the names of men who joined the Union Army during the Civil War. I have more information on many of them in connection with my research on black
Civil War soldiers from Bourbon County. The Clay papers are housed at Special Collections, M.I. King Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington.
Brutus never threw anything away so the papers are incredibly detailed concerning his farm, political life (he was a U.S. representative from Kentucky for two years during the Civil War--one of the slave-owning
Unionists), and domestic concerns. His second wife was a prolific letter writer and only had one son, upon whom she showered letters while he was attending Yale during the Civil War. These letters have a wealth of detail
about the family and their everyday affairs. Various slaves are mentioned.
Many of the slaves in the list I am sending were rented out rather than utilized on Brutus' farm; the rental contracts ran from Christmas to Christmas and were often renewed. However, Mary and I gleaned names from
all sorts of sources so some of the house and farm slaves are also on the list. We do not yet have what I would consider a comprehensive list and may
never achieve this goal. But this list includes a lot of them.
Incidentally, the muster-in rolls for the USCT troops of Kentucky are on file at the Kentucky Military History Archives of the Kentucky Historical
Society in Frankfort, Ky. These are great documents and I mined them extensively to compile my list of soldiers from Bourbon County.

Ayers, Parthenia
Benjamin
Berry, Edmund*
Bonaparte, Napoleon*
Clay, Caroline
Cassia
Charity
Charles
Cilla
Turner/Clay, George*
Clay, Henson/Henry*
Hilgman/Clay, Will*
David 1
David 2
Delia
Delila
Delilah
Dice/Dicey
Dicey
Dick
Dick
Dudley
Eli
Eliza
Elizabeth
Ester, Jr.
Fanny 1
Fanny 2
Frank
Harriett
Clay, Henry
Hill, David*
Huldy
Jackson
Jane
Jim
Joe
John
Jourdan
Keen, Bill
Keen, Nancy
Lacy
Lebin
Levi 1
Levi 2
Lindee
Lotty
Louisa
Lucinda
Lucy
Malinda
Malvina
Margaret
Margarette
Maria
Maria
Mary 1
Mary 2
Mingo
Nancy
Nancy 1
Nancy 2
Hill, Norcissa
Padd
Peggy
Peggy
Peter
Raney
Reuben
Richardson, Aaron
Richardson, Edy
Richardson, Shelby*
Sarah
Sealey
Sidney
Sindee
Sindy
Smith, Charles*
Smith, Jack*
Sophia
Susan (Dicy)
Susan 1
Tabb
Brown?, Tom
Turner, Isom*
Turner, Samuel*
Turner, Warrick*
Viney
Warner
Warner?
Washington
Waters, Augustus*
Waters, Biddy
Wesley
William
Zimmerman, John*
Ayers, Hamp, Jr.
Turner, Sallie Fields
Waters, John
Waters, Peter
Waters, Jacob
Waters, Simeon
Waters, James
Waters, Amelia
Waters, Henrietta
Hill?/Wilkins/Brent, Mahala
Leo
Turner, Harrison
Tom (Blind)
Clay, Mary Jane
Rilla
Cassey
Mary 3
Lucy
Arabella
Simpson
Jack
Charles
Mary Eliza
Sally Ann
Elijah

Nancy O'Malley
Assistant Director
W.S. Webb Museum of Anthropology
and Office of State Archaeology
1020A Export St.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Ky. 40506-9854
Tele: 859-257-8208
FAX: 859-323-1968
email: omalley@uky.edu
Museum website: www.uky.edu/AS/Anthropology/Museum/museum.htm

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