Bordeaux-NC-1815-Will

Bordeaux/Evans/Pittman families.

In 1815 Daniel Bordeaux of New Hanover County, NC willed (Will Bk AB, p. 235) to his daughter Priscilla, wife of John Evans, "The family of Negroes I purchased of Moses Ritter, Ann and her four children and Jack, Rachel, and Bob." Daniel and his family had lived in New Hanover Co several years and before that his ancestors were in Charleston SC. (1680). I imagine these slaves were purchased in NC.

Priscilla and her husband John Evans were in GA in 1815-1817 (Putnam Co. I think but haven't proved that yet) and in Henry Co. AL by abt 1825. In 1833 John Evans gave his son David "A negro man slave named Roma and a negro girl named Rachel." He gave his son Daniel "A negro slave named Moses and a negro girl slave named Eliza."

In 1857 Henry Co. AL Orphans Court Records Bk. J, p. 561 "George W., Harriet, and Elmirah Pittman," (grandchildren of John and Priscilla Bordeaux Evans) "are possessed on common of these slaves: Burrell, Henry, and Rachel...."

Contributed by: "Julia" J71643Le@aol.com


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