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Slave bills of sale

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Bill of Sale for Spencer, an Enslaved Boy

Identifier: MC 2460
Scope and Content Note

Bill of sale for Spencer, a 15-year-old enslaved boy, and the current crops of James D. Morrisett of Hempstead County, Arkansas, to Benjamin J. H. Gaines of Washington County, Arkansas. The sale is described as being for the financial benefit of Fanny B. Morrisett.

Dates: May 19, 1862

Bradley County (Arkansas) Estate Sale of Enslaved Persons

Identifier: MC 1141
Scope and Content Note

Official account, signed by Bradley County Clerk W. H. Wheeler, listing the names of eleven enslaved persons belonging to the estate of James. T. Bragg, the names of the enslavers purchasing, and the price paid. Enslaved persons included in this bill were Marion, Solomon, Jerry, Sterling, Anniea, who was mentioned as being accompanied by an unnamed child, Evilia, Linnifer, Sally, and Marzu, who was also mentioned as being accompanied by an unnamed child.

Dates: 1860

Burrow Family Materials

Identifier: MC 1996
Scope and Content Note Materials in this collection were collected by Margaret Whillock (1935- ), her grandmother, Hattie McClure Gilbert Burrow, and her aunt, Sallie Landis Burrow (1888-1964). Materials relate to the Burrows family; the Civil War in Tennesse; slavery; the Republican Party; and political campaigns in Arkasas, circa 1904-1926; Materials include correspondence; family histories and genealogical notes; obituaries; awards and certificates; financial documents; speeches;...
Dates: circa 1825-1966

Mary Virginia Vincenheller Byroade Papers

Identifier: MC 634
Scope and Content Note

The Byroade collection is arranged in four series and consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, slave bills of sale, Civil War papers, wedding and funeral memorabilia, school records, photographs, and business, financial, legal, and political papers.

Dates: 1830-1949

Carrigan Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1458
Scope and Content Note The Carrigan Family Papers consists of correspondence, diaries, account books, photographs, and other papers of the family and relations of Alfred Holt Carrigan and Mary Elizabeth Moore Carrigan. It also includes genealogical materials pertaining to the families of Alfred Holt Carrigan’s parents, the Carrigans and the Holts, as well as similar materials pertaining to the families of Mary Elizabeth Moore Carrigan’s parents, the Moores and the Bethells. The collection includes antebellum...
Dates: 1778-2001

Isaac S. Dial Slave Bill of Sale

Identifier: MC 2289
Scope and Content Note

Bill of sale for a 23-year-old enslaved man, Abraham, from Isaac S. Dial of Kaufman County, Texas to Hugh Dial, also of Kaufman.

Dates: January 30, 1859

Isaac Flannery Bill of Sale

Identifier: MC 973
Scope and Content Note

Bill of sale, signed by Richard Searcy as a clerk recording the transaction, for an enslaved child named Harry, about 10 years old, in Lawrence County, Missouri Territory.

Dates: 1819

Hawkins-Walker Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1562
Scope and Content Note This collection includes family correspondence, largely to Jane Curl Walker Hawkins from her siblings, children, nieces and nephews, and grandchildren, including letters from her son, James William Hawkins, who went to California during the Gold Rush, and from L. Brodie, her grandson, who writes from the Civil War. Other...
Dates: 1823-1935

Pleasant M. Osburn Bill of Sale

Identifier: MC 677
Scope and Content Note

Contract by Pleasant M. Osburn for the sale of land and six enslaved people, four of whom were children, Patsy age 35, Lucy age 10, Margaret age 8, Erick age 7, Mourning age 25 and Ann age 8 to Wiley Neubury, Clark County, Arkansas, February 12, 1847

Dates: 1847

Margaret Smith Ross Papers

Identifier: MC 1587
Scope and Content Note Materials include correspondence, court documents, scrapbooks, diaries, physician appointment books, photographs, drawings, etc. An avid collector of Arkansas-related historical materials, Margaret Smith Ross assembled a collection that includes her personal papers, historical and genealogical research materials, and the original records of the Pulaski County Circuit Court dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her personal papers include correspondence,...
Dates: 1813-2002

Slavery Documents

Identifier: MS SL4
Scope and Content Note

Bills of sale and other documents pertaining to the sale, purchase, and manumission of enslaved persons in Fort Smith and Van Buren, Arkansas and in Louisiana, South Carolina, and Texas.

Dates: 1826-1857

Trulock Family Collection

Identifier: MC 1965
Scope and Content Note

Materials in this collection includes biographical material, correspondence, financial materials, photographs, and deeds.

Dates: 1821-1987

William Wilson Papers

Identifier: MC 457
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and photographs pertaining to the William Wilson family. Significant correspondents include Alfred McIlroy Wilson, Augustus H. Garland, Samuel P. Pittman, Jesse Turner, and Wilson family relatives in Texas.Many of the documents in this collection were published by Walter J. Lemke in a booklet titled The William Wilson Records (Fayetteville: Washington County Historical Society, 1960). In 1981 some...
Dates: 1824-1982