The AfriGeneas SlaveData
RICHARD STITH, SENIOR, son of Lt. Col. Drury STITH the 2nd, and
Elizabeth Buckner STITH, was born in Brunswick Co., Va.,
September 30th, 1727. He died in Campbell Co., Virginia, Nov.
Richard STITH, Senior, married Dec. 29th, 1756, to LUCY HALL,
daughter of John and Ann (Bolling) Hall. Lucy was born in July,
1736, and died Feb. 12th, 1815. She may have died in Hardin
County, Kentucky, since there was a "Mammy STITH" who signed her
name as a member of a Methodist Church organized in 1804 in the
home of Thomas STITH. In later years Rev. Jack STITH grandson of
Lucy Hall STITH (and son of Joseph STITH eldest son of Lucy &
Richard) became a famous Methodist minister in Hardin Co.,
Kentucky. His biography appears in History of Southern Methodism
in Kentucky, by Redford.
IDENTIFICATION OF RICHARD STITH, SENIOR.,
"This Indenture made this twenty sixth day of February MDCCLXI
JOHN HALL, Gent., of Amelia County of the one part, and RICHARD
STITH of Bedford County of the other part:
Witnesseth that the said JOHN HALL for and in consideration of
the love and affection that he hath for his daughter LUCY (the
wife of the said Richard) hath granted and given and by these
presents doth give, grant and confirm unto the said RICHARD STITH
one negro girl slave named Cebrins aged fifteen years the twelfth
day of August last past and now in the possession of the said
To have and to hold the said slave and her increase free from the
claim or demand of all other person or persons whatsoever unto
the said RICHARD STITH his heirs and assigns.
In Witness whereof he the said JOHN HALL hath hereunto set his
hand an affixed his seal, the day and year first above written,
JOHN HALL (SEAL)
At a Court held for Amelia County the 26th day of February, 1761.
This Indenture was acknowledged by the within named JOHN HALL
party thereto and ordered to be recorded."
Teste: T. Griffin Peacy CC.
Book No. 7, p. 411. (Certified by S. L. Farrar, Clerk of Court.)
contributed by: Gladys Armstrong
reviewed by: vkn on 7/25/99