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This is a list of enslaved people that Andrew Jackson Hutchings paid taxes on in 1824. Hutchings (1813-1841) was the grandnephew and ward of Andrew Jackson. Hutchings was married to Mary Coffee, daughter of John Coffee.

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This is a bill of sale for six enslaved people. Samuel Hill of North Carolina was paid $1600 by John Coffee for these people, who were: Judy, 28, and her daughters Rebecca (10), Nancy (8), Elizabeth (6), Frances (4), and Melany (10 months). Judy gave…

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This is a bill of sale between Hanson Thrasher of Lauderdale County, Alabama and John Coffee for the exchange of two enslaved persons: Milly, aged 22, and her son Dennis, aged 14 months. Coffee paid Hanson $600 for both people.

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Jeff Bedford was an enslaved man who was once owned by Matilda Bedford, who was indicted for negligence towards her slaves." According to Florence historian Lee Freeman, "Old Uncle Jeff Bedford" (ca. 1809-1894), a mulatto man who died Tuesday, June…

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This is a collection of documents relating to the case of Matilda Bedford, who was indicted on charges of not providing her slaves with sufficient food and clothing. According to Florence historian Lee Freeman: " Isabella Matilda Smith Bedford…

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This is a bill of sale between Lewis B. Allen of Richmond, VA and John Coffee of Florence for the enslaved man Jerry, about 19 years old. Coffee paid Allen $430 for Jerry.

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This is a bill of sale between Lewis B. Allen of Richmond, VA and John Coffee of Florence, for Alfred, an enslaved man about 18 years old. Coffee paid Allen $435 for Alfred.

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This is a bill of sale between Henry Cook and John Coffee. Cook sold Jacob, an enslaved man about 20 years of age, to Coffee for $525.

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This is a bill of sale between Lewis B. Allen of Richmond, VA and John Coffee of Florence. Allen sold Joanna, a mulatto enslaved woman, to Coffee for $400.

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This is a bill of sale between William Shaw of Giles County, Tennessee, and John Coffee of Florence. Shaw sold Nancy, aged 30 and her children Fanny (6), Jourdan (4), and Christian (1) to Coffee for $700.
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