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An ongoing effort to extract information about slaves found in family research. Slaves will be grouped by owner's family name, followed by the slave's name, owner's name, location of the reference, date of the reference, any notes, and the source.

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Cossen Slaves

  • Sun, owned by Margaret Cossen; Washington, Tennessee; 4 Mar 1816; Bill of Sale selling Negro Woman Sun and all her children "four Excepted" to John E Cossen of Washington County for the sum of $300. Regarding the four children, two already born were to be given to "Ulitia & Albina" while two not born were to be given to "Maria & Mercy" as soon as the children were weaned. All four children were to be freed at age 36. See entry for Jim following. (Bill of Sale, Margaret Cossen to John E Cossen, Proved in Court April Sessions, 1819, Washington County Deed Book 16, p. 350)
  • Jim, owned by Margaret Cossen; Washington, Tennessee; 20 Jan 1814; Bill of Sale giving Negro infant Jim, born 17 Jan 1814, to daughter Albina R Cosson and her heirs until 1850 when he is to be freed. See entry for Sun preceding. (Bill of Sale, Margaret Cosson to Albina Cosson, Proved in Court April Sessions 1819, Washington County Deed Book 16, p. 351)

McAdams Slaves

  • Sarah, owned by Thomas C. McAdams; Campbell's District, Washington, Tennessee; 1860; Sarah (aged 24, black, ) enumerated as Sarah McAdams, Campbell's district, in household of Thomas McAdams in 1860 Federal Census before entry marked out and transferred to 1860 Schedule 2/Slave Census for Jonesboro, Washington, Tennessee as unnamed, 24 year old female black slave belonging to Thomas McAdams.
  • Martha E, owned by Thomas C. McAdams; Campbell's District, Washington, Tennessee; 1860; Martha E (aged 3, black, ) enumerated as Martha E McAdams, Campbell's district, in household of Thomas McAdams in 1860 Federal Census before entry marked out and transferred to 1860 Schedule 2/Slave Census for Jonesboro, Washington, Tennessee as unnamed, 3 year old female black slave belonging to Thomas McAdams.

Meredith Slaves

  • Jim, owned by Thos. Meredith; Kilmarnock, Lancaster, Virginia; 10 Oct 1840; James Kelly paid $40 for one year's hire. (Meredith, Thomas Papers, Box 2, Folder 1. James Kelly, Kilmarnock, to Thomas Meredith. Oct. 10th 1840). See following entry.
  • Jim Sanders, owned by Thos. Meredith; Baltimore, MD; 16 Aug. 1853; named in will as being leased to James Kelly of Kilmarnock, Virginia and bequeathed to Meredith's wife, Maria Meredith. (Meredith, Thomas will dated 16 Aug 1853, Baltimore Will books, Nov 1853 to Nov 1883, Liber N.H. 26). See preceding entry.
  • Sam, owned by Caroline Meredith Shearman; Baltimore; 7 Apr. 1828; Sam had a hump back. Shipped as cook with Capt. Barney Bartlett of Schooner Mary Ann for $5 per month. (Meredith, Thomas Papers, Box 2, Acct. Book of Thomas Meredith, front page.)
  • Soloman, owned by Thos. Meredith & Wm. G. Corbin; Lancaster, Virginia, 1813; Taken by British in "War of 1813". Reparations of $63.97 paid in 1828 (Meredith, Thomas Papers, Box 3, Folder 1, Receipt dated 17 Dec 1828)
  • George, owned by Thos. Meredith & Wm. G. Corbin; Lancaster, Virginia; 1813; Taken by British in "War of 1813". Reparations of $63.97 paid in 1828 (Meredith, Thomas Papers, Box 3, Folder 1, Receipt dated 17 Dec 1828)
  • Battron, owned by William Meredith; Lancaster, Virginia; 1808; Bequeathed to John Meredith in 1808 will. (Meredith, William 1808 Will)
  • Harry, owned by William Meredith; Lancaster, Virginia; 1808; Bequeathed to William Meredith in 1808 will. (Meredith, William 1808 Will)
  • Willis, owned by William Meredith; Lancaster, Virginia; 1808; Bequeathed to Frances Y. Pullan/Pullen in 1808 will. (Meredith, William 1808 Will)
  • Solomon, owned by William Meredith; Lancaster, Virginia; 1808; Bequeathed to Robert Meredith in 1808 will. May be the Soloman taken by British in 1813. (Meredith, William 1808 Will)

Palmer Slaves

These listings were found in cases relating to the estate of James A. Palmer (d. 1847) of Clifton plantation, near Kilmarnock, Virginia. Palmer's land lay in both Lancaster and Northumberland counties so court records exist in both counties. Note that slaves Anna, and her daughters Paulina, Rachel and Viletta were listed in two different cases - and with different values. Margaret Palmer, widow of James A. Palmer, appears as the owner of 25 slaves on the 1850 Slave census, a number that reflects the Lancaster County sale of Anna and her daughters to James W. Gresham. The records can be accessed through the Library of Virginia's Chancery Court Index[1].

  • Anna and her daughters, Paulina, Rachel and Viletta, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmarnock, Lancaster, Virginia; 2 Jan. 1849; Valuation of slaves for sale to James W. Gresham of Lancaster County. Anna (aged 40) valued at $250. Paulina (aged 9) valued at $250. Rachel (aged 8) valued at $300. Viletta (aged 6) valued at $200. (Lancaster County Chancery Case Palmer Gdn v. Palmer & others, dtd Jan 1849, LVA Chancery Index Lancaster 1849-11)
  • Sam, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Sam valued at $400. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Joe, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Joe valued at $400. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Winny, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Winny valued at $350. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Mary and child, Travis, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Mary & Travis valued at $600. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Lewis, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Lewis valued at $300. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Spencer, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Spencer valued at $300. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Daniel, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Daniel valued at $150. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Hiram, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Hiram valued at $100. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Bepeck, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Bepeck valued at $150. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003) (NOTE: Name difficult to read. Probably incorrect)
  • Edmond, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Edmond valued at $600. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Warren, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Warren valued at $500. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Dick, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Dick valued at $100. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Henry, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Henry valued at $100. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Caroline, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Caroline valued at $100. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Anna, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Anna valued at $300. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Nancy, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Nancy valued at $200. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Letty, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Letty valued at $250. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Rachel, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Rachel valued at $300. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Paulina, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Paulina valued at $300. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Viletta, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Viletta valued at $200. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Eliza and child Polly, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Eliza and Polly valued at $650. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Lidia, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Lidia, an old woman was given no value. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)
  • Judy, owned by the estate of James A. Palmer; Clifton Plantation, near Kilmanock, Virginia, 29 Dec 1849. Valuations of slaves for division of estate. Judy, an old woman was given no value. (Northumberland County Chancer Case Gdns of Maria L Palmer v. Margaret M. Palmer, LVA Chancery Index Northumberland 1850-003)

Washington County, Tennessee Slaves

The 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules (Schedule 2) contains 953 slave entries, including age, gender, race (black or mulatto), owner and location. Many of these slaves were included by name (given name and master's surname) in the households of their owners on the regular census form. Those entries were then crossed out and notations added moving the entries to the Slave Schedules. See McAdams entries for 1860 above.