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Matthew Barrow Slave Bill of Sale

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MS-3677

This collection consists of a printed slave-sale form, describing the transfer of Jerry, an enslaved man owned by Matthew Barrow, to William Donalson for $355.

Dates

  • 1824

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

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

This collection consists of a printed slave-sale form, describing the transfer of Jerry, an enslaved man owned by Matthew Barrow, to William Donalson for $355.

Biographical/Historical Note

Matthew Barrow was born on April 23, 1784, in Greene County, North Carolina. Barrow was a businessman with a focus on finances and money, particularly real estate. He moved from North Carolina to Georgia before settling in Tennessee in the early 1800s. He held the position of Register of Deeds in Davidson County, TN. Alongside working for the county government as the retainer of legal land and real estate documents, Barrow also hired out and sold slaves for various jobs and time periods to neighboring plantation owners.

Barrowlived in Davidson County on "Barrow Hill," the name of both his home and land. Barrow married his wife, Martha Patsy “Mattie” Childress. Matthew Barrow was originally buried on his estate land on May 28, 1855.

No biographical information is available for Jerry.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased in 2012.

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