Judy, 28 and her daughters: Rebecca, 10; Nancy, 8; Elizabeth, 6; Frances, 4; unnamed child (Melany 'Lany'), 10 months.
Enslaved People; slavery; John Coffee
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.
John Coffee Papers, Robert Dyas Collection
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“Judy, 28 and her daughters: Rebecca, 10; Nancy, 8; Elizabeth, 6; Frances, 4; unnamed child (Melany 'Lany'), 10 months.,” Shoals Black History, accessed January 21, 2020, https://shoalsblackhistory.omeka.net/items/show/786.