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Re: HALLEY Slave Birth/Death Records Late 1700s

Thanx so very much for your input .
This is very helpful.

: The slaveholding Halley family mentioned in the records probably
: was the Francis Halley/Nancy Calk family from Madison County,
: Kentucky. The sources I have seen indicate that Francis and
: Nancy married in Kentucky and both died in Kentucky before 1818.
: They had sons Francis, Thomas, and Presley (Pressley) Wilkerson
: and at least two daughters -- one named Betsy. Because Thomas
: and Francis are such common Halley names it is a little
: difficult to track those son with certainty, however, Presley
: Wilkerson Halley is a different matter. He was born 03 February
: 1801 in Madison Co., Kentucky, and died 19 February 1884 in
: Howard County, Missouri. (In Armstrong?) He married an Ann
: Thomas 18 November 1827 in , Missouri. Pressley Halley had a
: second wife Eunice Ann Thompson, also in Missouri, but I don't
: know the date on that marriage.

: Some internet genealogies indicate that Francis, Sr., was from the
: James Halley/Elizabeth Simpson line out of Virginia, but their
: Francis married a Nancy in Virginia and remained in Virginia
: where he died in 1813. His will was probated in Bedford Co., VA.
: (Bedford County, VA, records) So I don't think the Francis in
: Kentucky was James and Elizabeth's son Francis, even though both
: families were slaveholders.

: However, there is a piece of information from the Bedford Co.
: Halleys that might be of interest to someone. The Bedford Co.
: Francis Halley stated in his will: "I give to my son
: Francis Halley one Negro fellow named Ben ...." Francis
: Halley,Jr., moved to Shelby Co., TN, around 1830 and appears to
: have owned land in Shelby Co., and adjacent, Fayette Co. It is
: possible that Ben was there too.


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