Will of Higginson Belt
Ohio Co, KY, Book C, p. 178
Probated 4 July 1854

... the colored man ADAM shall choose his master and be as free as the State will admit, and $50.00 to be reserved by executors for his use and benefit, to be paid $10.00 per year for five years on condition that he will go to Liberia.

... To Henry Stevens Sr., Ohio County (brother of wife Charlotte Belt), in trust for the American Colonization Society, the colored man ATHA, the three colored boys JOHN PERRY, JOSEPH DOWNARD and SAMUEL WILLIAMS, also the colored woman RACHEL and her two little daughters CAROLINE and LORINDA ANN, and all the children that may be born of said Rachel hereafter. The consideration is that the American Colonization Society send the said blacks to Liberia at its first opportunity.

Contributed by: Faith Bidwell Heath,


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