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William H. Stokes Bill of Sale for a Slave Family

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2396

In this bill of sale, dated August, 1850, William H. Stokes transfers his ownership of a family of five enslaved people to L. Cook and R. B. Hanley of the firm of Cook & Hanley in Shelby County, Tenn. The family consists of Charles, aged 26 or 27 years, Anna his wife, aged 20 years, and their three children, Nelly about 4 years old, Betty about 3 years old, and a female infant.

Dates

  • 1850 August 1

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this bill of sale, dated August, 1850, William H. Stokes transfers his ownership of a family of five ensalved people to L. Cook and R. B. Hanley of the firm of Cook & Hanley in Shelby County, Tenn. The family consists of Charles, aged 26 or 27 years, Anna his wife, aged 20 years, and their three children, Nelly about 4 years old, Betty about 3 years old, and a female infant.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information could be found.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in March 2003.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480