Barnes, KY, 1824, Emancipation

Ohio County, KY, Will book A, p. 311
Will of Joseph Barnes
Probated 13 December 1824

At death of wife Mary Barnes:

... two black men JACOB and ADAM and the black woman HENRIETTA are to be free from bondage and enjoy their liberty as free colored people of the state Should HENRIETTA have any children hereafter, they are to be free in the following manner:

... males at age of 35 years, and females at 32 years.

Testator's black girls and their children to be freed in the following manner:

...HARRIET to serve 11 years, then be free; should she have any children hereafter they to be freed in same manner

...as HENRIETTA's ABBY to serve 13 years and then be free; and her children, if any, be freed

...same as HARRIET's MAHALA to serve 17 years, then be freed, and her issue, if any, in like manner

...to ABBY's MARENDA to serve 21 years and be free, and her issue, if any, be freed in same manner

...as MAHALA's LYDIA to serve 21 years, then be free, and her children, if any, in like manner

...to MARENDA's SARY to serve 26 years, then be free, and children, if any, be free in like manner

...as LYDIA's MANERVY to serve 31 years, 6 months, then be free, and her issue, if any, to be freed in like manner

...to SARY's DANIEL to serve one year after this date, then be free

...JOSEPH to serve 33 years from this date then be free

...HENRY to serve 34 years, 7 months from this date then be free

Contributed by: Faith Bidwell Heath, fbidheath@juno.com


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