Family Bible from the Munday family in Essex County, Virginia. In the family section it records the births and deaths and sales of 55 slaves owned by the family. The Bible is from the 1830s and features the births and deaths of the slaves starting in the 1760s and going until the 1850s, it is a very complete record of this slave family from Virginia.
Nelson supposed to be at this time 24 years old -Isaac 20 -Soloman 18 -Davy 14 -James 21 -July 11 -George 7 -Nancy 18 Died 1823 -Jinny 20 -Lary 10 -Hannah 27 - Martha 8 Died 1824 -
Catharine 6 -Betsy 4 -Beck 1 Died Died January 15 1824 -Names and Ages of Negroes received of BH Munday -Old Harry -Nelson so of Sary was born Nov 1769 -Young Harry was born -Tittes son of Nutty was born 1803 -Happy daughter of Nutty was born Oct 6, 1796 -Lavenia Daughter of Happy was born 1822 -Lucy Daughter of Bathsheba was born Feb 19, 1794 -Henry son of Lucy was sold $250 born 1814 -Richard son of Lucy was born 1817 -Hety daughter of Lucy was born 1819 -Malinda Daughter of Lucy was born 1822 died 1823 -Fanny Daughter of Nutty was born Nov 1st 1807 -Names and Ages of Negroes received at the death of Catp W Fisher in January 1825 -Delphia supposed to be at this time year old -Minty daughter of Delphia -Robert son of same -Moses son of same -Charles son of George was born -Martha daughter of Happy was born April 15th 1825 -Temple son of Lucy was born May 11 1825 -Abraham son of Jinny was born July 4th 1825 -Rody daughter of Jinny was born June 28th 1827 -Patience purchased of MHJ and Wm Jones and two children she is supposed to be at this time 25 years old -Albert son of Patience supposed to be at this time 7 years old -Henrietta died the following year 1826 -Mark son of Fanny was born Feb 10th 1826, died July 12, 1828 -Sally and three children purchased of H Hard at Sheriff sale, $400.50 her age at this time 33 years, deceased 1827 -Frances daughter of Sally was born January 31 1822 -Kitty Daughter of Sally was born Nov 11, 1823 -Martha Daughter of Sally was born June 14 1827, 1828 Died -Tom Son of Mint was born Feb 19, 1828, Died July 12 -Leland son of Lucy was born March 16th 1828 died 1828 -July daughter of Sally was born Sept 9th 1828 -Sharlott daughter or Jinny was born May 18, 1829 -Tom son of Lucy was born Sept 2, 1829 -Ages of the children of July -Harry Son of July was born June 7, 1849 - Benjamin son of the same was born February 20th 1852 -Fanny daughter of the same was born July 11, 1856 -Jonas son of the same was born Dec 3rd 1858 -Felicia daughter of the same was born April 5th 1860 -Mary Elizabeth daughter of the same was born may 4th 1862
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