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 ======African Americans in Early Boone County Deed Records====== ======African Americans in Early Boone County Deed Records======
  
-Different types of legal transactions involving African Americans prior to emancipation ​in Boone County can be found in the pages of the county deed books. In addition to deeds of manumissions of enslaved people, there are also land transfers involving free people of color and transfers ​of ownership ​of enslaved people. ​+Different types of legal transactions involving African Americans prior to Emancipation ​in Boone County can be found in the pages of the county deed books. In addition to deeds of manumissions of enslaved people, there are also land transfers involving free people of color and transfers of enslaved people ​between slaveholders
  
 ====Deed Book B p. 258==== ====Deed Book B p. 258====
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 ====Deed Book F p. 217==== ====Deed Book F p. 217====
-2 February 1825- Joseph Perrin and his wife Nancy (Beall) Perrin, of Clark County, Ohio, emancipate ​Caleb for the following year, 1 April 1826.  The deed states that they have dower interest, and do not intend to interfere with the rights of John F. Beall (Jr,) the heir of John F. Beall, deceased. ​+2 February 1825- Joseph Perrin and his wife Nancy (Beall) Perrin, of Clark County, Ohio, manumitted ​Caleb for the following year, 1 April 1826.  The deed states that they have dower interest, and do not intend to interfere with the rights of John F. Beall (Jr,) the heir of John F. Beall, deceased. ​
 ====Deed Book F p. 296==== ====Deed Book F p. 296====
-11 October, 1824- Joseph Henderson of Decatur County, Indiana, ​emancipates ​Stephen, a man of color. ​ First deed of emancipation filed in the county of record for both (Decatur, IN,) second filing in Boone County, KY on 12 Oct, 1825.+11 October, 1824- Joseph Henderson of Decatur County, Indiana, ​manumitted ​Stephen, a man of color. ​ First deed of emancipation filed in the county of record for both (Decatur, IN,) second filing in Boone County, KY on 12 Oct, 1825.
 ====Deed Book H p. 599==== ====Deed Book H p. 599====
-4 March 1833- Thomas ​is emancipated ​by Erastus Tousey, heir of Zerah Tousey, deceased. ​ Thomas was born in New York to Lydia, owned by Zerah, and is entitled to his freedom, by the laws of New York, at age 28 (his age at the time of the deedin 1833.) Erastus states in the deed he is unwilling to interfere with any claims that Zerah Tousey'​s other heir, Zerah Craig, may have to Thomas.  ​+4 March 1833- Thomas ​manumitted ​by Erastus Tousey, heir of Zerah Tousey, deceased. ​ Thomas was born in New York to Lydia, owned by Zerah, and is entitled to his freedom, by the laws of New York, at age 28 (his age at the time of the deedin 1833.) Erastus states in the deed he is unwilling to interfere with any claims that Zerah Tousey'​s other heir, Zerah Craig, may have to Thomas.  ​
  
 ====Deed Book I p. 28==== ====Deed Book I p. 28====
-3 June 1833- Sam, formerly owned by Richard Barkshire ​(deceased at time of probatetransferred to Joseph Hawkins ​by Felix Barkshire, son of Richard. ​ Sam paid one dollar to Joseph Hawkins for his freedom +3 June 1833- Samuel Barkshire manummitted ​by slaveholder Joseph Hawkins ​(for payment ​of one dollar.Samuel was formerly held by slaveholder Richard "​Dickey" ​Barkshire. ​
 ====Deed Book I p. 362==== ====Deed Book I p. 362====
 3 September 1832- Emancipation of Violet by Joseph Kendrick, administrator of the estate of  Reuben George, deceased, per the wishes of the deceased.  ​ 3 September 1832- Emancipation of Violet by Joseph Kendrick, administrator of the estate of  Reuben George, deceased, per the wishes of the deceased.  ​
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 30 Dec 1833- Emancipation of Judy and Chelsea, two slaves of Frederick Tanner, deceased, by his heirs, per the wishes of the deceased. ​ The heirs do swear that each is not responsible for the interest any others (of the heirs,) nor for the conduct of the slaves. 30 Dec 1833- Emancipation of Judy and Chelsea, two slaves of Frederick Tanner, deceased, by his heirs, per the wishes of the deceased. ​ The heirs do swear that each is not responsible for the interest any others (of the heirs,) nor for the conduct of the slaves.
 ====Deed Book K p. 147==== ====Deed Book K p. 147====
-Squire ​is manumitted by John Hawkins+1 February, 1836- Squire manumitted by John Hawkins ​.  At the time of his manumission,​ Squire was 45 years old. 
 ====Deed Book K p. 309==== ====Deed Book K p. 309====
 1 August, 1836- Lewis buys his freedom. ​ The deed of emancipation states the Lewis had paid his former owner $900 for his freedom. Initially owned by Samuel Hamilton, sold to John B. Hamilton and Delaware Dawley, who execute this deed. 1 August, 1836- Lewis buys his freedom. ​ The deed of emancipation states the Lewis had paid his former owner $900 for his freedom. Initially owned by Samuel Hamilton, sold to John B. Hamilton and Delaware Dawley, who execute this deed.
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 ====Deed Book K p. 254==== ====Deed Book K p. 254====
  
-5 Aug 1833- Sam Barkshire, simply referred to as "Sam, a man of color" is mentioned in a deed between Sophia Graves, widow of Willis Graves (deceased,) and Joseph Youell. ​ Willis Graves, before his death, conveyed ​tow seperate tracts of land: one to Youell, and one to Sam, who in turn sold his tract to Youell. ​ Both were later conveyed officially through the commissioners. This document makes both transactions official in terms of the widow'​s rights. Sam Barkshire had been emancipated prior to the transaction.+5 Aug 1833- Sam Barkshire, simply referred to as "Sam, a man of color" is mentioned in a deed between Sophia Graves, widow of Willis Graves (deceased,) and Joseph Youell. ​ Willis Graves, before his death, conveyed ​two seperate tracts of land: one to Youell, and one to Sam, who in turn sold his tract to Youell. ​ Both were later conveyed officially through the commissioners. This document makes both transactions official in terms of the widow'​s rights. Sam Barkshire had been emancipated prior to the transaction.
  
 ====Deed Book M p. 123==== ====Deed Book M p. 123====
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 8 October, 1844- Aggy, also referred to as Agnes, deed of manumission from Edmund F. Vauter, and Burlington lots 108, 123 and the eastern half of lot 72.  Ownership of Aggy had gone to Edmund upon the death of his sister, Virginia Vauter. ​ Virginia left instruction in her will that Aggy be freed upon Edmund’s death or whenever he saw fit, with the town lots transferred to her upon her emancipation. 8 October, 1844- Aggy, also referred to as Agnes, deed of manumission from Edmund F. Vauter, and Burlington lots 108, 123 and the eastern half of lot 72.  Ownership of Aggy had gone to Edmund upon the death of his sister, Virginia Vauter. ​ Virginia left instruction in her will that Aggy be freed upon Edmund’s death or whenever he saw fit, with the town lots transferred to her upon her emancipation.
 ====Deed Book O p. 590==== ====Deed Book O p. 590====
-10 April, 1846- Aggy sells town lot 108 to James Kirtley for the amount of  $20.+10 April, 1846- Aggy sold town lot 108 to James Kirtley for the amount of  $20.
 ====Deed Book P p. 43==== ====Deed Book P p. 43====
-25 July, 1846- Aggy sells eastern half of town lot 72 to James Frazier for the sum of $15.  Frazier is the owner of the other half of the lot at the time of the sale.+25 July, 1846- Aggy sold eastern half of town lot 72 to James Frazier for the sum of $15.  Frazier is the owner of the other half of the lot at the time of the sale.
  
  
 ====Deed Book P p. 65==== ====Deed Book P p. 65====
-23 September, 1846- Horatio Wood, of Boone County ​sells Betsy,a woman about 50 yrs old, Charles, a boy about 15 yrs old, and Jim, a boy about 9 yrs old for the sum of $1, 075 to Martha D. Wood of Mason County. ​This is a mortgage of the slaves, ​Martha ​gives Wood $500 and agrees to be his security for the remaining $575 for which Horatio Wood is indebted to Samuel E. Colochy, J.J. Miller and Marshal M. McNanama. Transfer of ownership of the enslaved people would occur if Horatio is unable to pay his debts.+23 September, 1846- Horatio Wood, of Boone County ​mortgages his enslaved people:  ​Betsy,a woman about 50 yrs old, Charles, a boy about 15 yrs old, and Jim, a boy about 9 yrs old for the sum of $1, 075 to Martha D. Wood of Mason County. Martha ​gave Wood $500 and agrees to be his security for the remaining $575 for which Horatio Wood is indebted to Samuel E. Colochy, J.J. Miller and Marshal M. McNanama. Transfer of ownership of the enslaved people would occur if Horatio is unable to pay his debts.
 ====Deed Book P p. 268====  ====Deed Book P p. 268====
 3 May 1847- Deed of manumission- Michael Rouse to Abraham, abt. 50 yrs, granted his freedom for the sum of $1, and in consideration of years of faithful service 3 May 1847- Deed of manumission- Michael Rouse to Abraham, abt. 50 yrs, granted his freedom for the sum of $1, and in consideration of years of faithful service
  
 ====Deed Book Q p. 45==== ====Deed Book Q p. 45====
-2 September 1848- Aggy sells lot 123 to John Comter for the amount of $15+2 September 1848- Aggy sold lot 123 to John Comter for the amount of $15. 
-====Deed Book R p. 600==== + 
-19 July 1852 +
-Charles, formerly freed from bondage to Reuben Clarkson, buys land on Gunpowder Creek for $160.00 in hand.  Borders are mentioned, but no measurement or acreage is given+
 ====Deed Book R p. 605==== ====Deed Book R p. 605====
  
-26 July 1852-  Sale of a parcel of land from Abraham and Mary Stansifer to Charles, free man of color, formerly ​of the estate of Reuben S. Clarkson,a parcel of land for $160.  The land is on the waters of Gunpowder Creek, bordered by the lands of Edward Rice (west side of Visalia Road), Samuel Stephens, then Henry Hamilton and back to Rice- no acreage or measurements given in deed.  The parcel is all of the land owned by the Stansifers on the East side of Visalia Road.+26 July 1852-  Sale of a parcel of land from Abraham and Mary Stansifer to Charles, free man of color, ​(formerly ​enslaved by Reuben S. Clarkson,a parcel of land for $160.  The land is on the waters of Gunpowder Creek, bordered by the lands of Edward Rice (west side of Visalia Road), Samuel Stephens, then Henry Hamilton and back to Rice- no acreage or measurements given in deed.  The parcel is all of the land owned by the Stansifers on the East side of Visalia Road.
  
 ====Deed Book T p. 579==== ====Deed Book T p. 579====
  
-5 November 1856- Fanny Parker ​emancipates ​a woman and her three children: ​ "​Charlotte,​ about 25, copper colour; Mary Ann, aged about 7 years, bright mulatto; Nancy, near three years old, copper colour; and Wade, about fourteen months, copper colour."​ Witnessed by Richard Parker and Thomas A. Cornelius.+5 November 1856- Fanny Parker ​manumitted ​a woman and her three children: ​ "​Charlotte,​ about 25, copper colour; Mary Ann, aged about 7 years, bright mulatto; Nancy, near three years old, copper colour; and Wade, about fourteen months, copper colour."​ Witnessed by Richard Parker and Thomas A. Cornelius.
  
  
  
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