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William H. Stokes Bill of Sale for a Slave Family

Identifier: MS-2396

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.

Dates: 1850 August 1

William Ward Land Entry

Identifier: MS-2446

This collection contains one document from 1791 by entry taker Landon Carter. It notes a land entry taken in 1778 for William Ward on the Little Nolichucky Creek. On the back is a handwritten copy of the original survey. The document is signed by Landon Carter as entry-taker.

Dates: 1791 August 15