Callaway, VA, 1850-1853

Deed Book 21, Franklin County, Virginia, pages 265-66
(The deed transcription is mine not from the book.)

Know all men by these presents that I William Callaway of the county of Franklin and state of Virginia being desirous of liberating and setting free my slaves named Perlina and her husband Abram and also Sally, Eliza, Giles, Creed, Harriet, Joab, Harden, Felix, Albert and Milton the children of the said Perlina, do hereby give, grant, convey and assure to the said Perlina, Abram, Sally, Eliza, Giles, Creed, Harriet, Joab, Hardin, Felix, Albert and Milton their rights to and enjoyment of their liberty and freedom. From and after the date of this deed of emancipation and I do hereby covenant that I will and that my heirs shall warrant and defend the said right to freedom to the said Perlina, Abram, Sally, Eliza, Giles Creed, Harriet, Joab, Hardin, Felix, Albert and Milton and their heirs forever, against the claims and demands of all persons.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 15 day of April 1850.
signed Wm. Callaway {Seal}
signed sealed and delivered by William Callaway in the Presence of
Edmund Irvine
Benjamin Bird
Joseph Flora

At a court held for Franklin County the 6th day of May 1850 this deed of emancipation from William Callaway to Perlina and her husband Abram, and also Sally, Eliza, Giles, Creed, Harriett, Joab, Harden, Felix, Albert and Milton the children of the said Perlina was proved in court by the oaths of Edmund Irvine, Benjamin Bird and Joseph Flora the subscribing witnesses hereto and ordered to be recorded.
Teste M. G. Casper Clerk

According to the book Franklin County Virginia 1786-1996 a Bicentenniel History by John S. Salmon and Emily J. Salmon, pg 249, Henry T. Callaway also freed his slave David at Henry's death (1853). David was permitted to remain in Franklin County.

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