Judy, 28 and her daughters: Rebecca, 10; Nancy, 8; Elizabeth, 6; Frances, 4; unnamed child (Melany 'Lany'), 10 months.

Title

Judy, 28 and her daughters: Rebecca, 10; Nancy, 8; Elizabeth, 6; Frances, 4; unnamed child (Melany 'Lany'), 10 months.

Subject

People; slavery; John Coffee

Description

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 birth to a sixth daughter, Susan, in 1830. Judy's daughters gave birth to a combined total of 31 identified people, all born into slavery.

Source

John Coffee Papers, Robert Dyas Collection

Date

1826-10-08

Contributor

Brian Murphy

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JPG

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

JCR10.1826.2.jpg

Original Format

Paper

Files

JCR10.1826.2.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Judy, 28 and her daughters: Rebecca, 10; Nancy, 8; Elizabeth, 6; Frances, 4; unnamed child (Melany 'Lany'), 10 months.,” Shoals Black History, accessed January 17, 2019, https://shoalsblackhistory.omeka.net/items/show/786.

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