Slaves of Wilbourn-Related Family Lines

These families feed into the Wilbourn lines and go from 1703 to 1854.

Let’s get started.

CLOPTONS

It should be noted that sometimes these records distinguish between “mulatto” and “negro,” but the records can be inconsistent, depending on the record-keeper. No record of the Clopton says “mulatto.”

William Clopton Sr. is a “gateway ancestor.” This means that several generations before him, his ancestor was a king. Then William immigrated to the American colonies.

See this post: William Clopton and Our Royal Heritage.

Slave Births

5 Aug 1703

Francis, boy belonging to Wm Clopton

29 April 1704

Nanc, belonging to Wm Clopton

25 June 1710

John, belonging to Mr. Wm Clopton baptized

6 June 1706

____ belonging to Mr. Wm Clopton Born

8 May 1707

____ belonging to ye said Clopton

30 May 1713

____ to ye said Clopton

20 Sep 1714

____ belonging to Rob’t Clopton Born

26 Jan 1715

Judith, belonging to Mr. Wm. Clopton

5 Feb 1717

Hannah, of Rob’t Clopton

18 Nov 1719

Dick, of Rob’t Clopton

17 May 1725

Judy, belonging to Rob’t’ Clopton

31 Mar 1726

Jammey, a boy belonging to Walter Clopton

27 Sep 1726

Pompey, of Rob’t Clopton

20 Mar 1727/8

Venus, a girl belonging to Wm. Clopton, Jr.

31 Mar 1729

Moll, belonging to Rob’t Clopton

19 Aug 1738

Richard, belonging to Robt. Clopton

23 Apr 1757

Richard, belonging to Watt Clopton

Slave Deaths

1 Apr 1720

Dick, of Rob’t Clopton

6 Apr 1720

Nanny, of Walter Clopton

24 Jan 1723/4

Roger, belonging to Wm Clopton

1725 (sic)

Will, belonging to Wm Clopton Jr.

4 Mar 1725/6

Sam, belonging to Mr. Wm Clopton

Please see William Clopton and Our Royal Heritage

Sources: Here and here.

CLAYTONS

In his will dated December 4, 1725, William Clayton Jr. gives a girl Dinah to his wife, but Dinah is to be set free.

See Records of Will Clayton Jr.

James Brown and Honour Clayton have a woman named Hannah; they give her to their minor daughter Mary.

See Honour Clayton and James Brown

Prudence Clayton and Henry Reynolds’ Inventory and Appraisement, dated May 14, 1728, say “one old negro man” valued at £9.5.0.

William Brown (not my direct line, but brother to James) sets at liberty a woman named Jenny.

PETER HUDSON

He’s the first generation whose records are sufficient to say he owned slaves.

In his will he bequeaths his unnamed “negroes” to his wife. He estate inventory and appraisement, May 1, 1753, says he owned two, unnamed, a girl worth $35.00 and a fellow at $25.00.

See his post here: Peter Hudson and Martha Pride

Here’s one of his sons:

WILLIAM HUDSON

He is one of Peter’s sons. See his post, here:

William Hudson and Sarah

In deeds of gifts, dated November 28, 1809, he leaves these slaves to his three daughters and sons-in-law:

To Ursula Hudson and James Pool:

He left land, but I can’t find another record in which he left slaves.

To Cairy Hudson and William Wilbourn (my direct line):

Adult: Jane (adult)

Girls Lucy and Betty

To Mary (Polly) Hudson and Jeremiah Wilbourn:

Adult: Barnett

Boy: Emmanuel

Go to the 1790 and 1799 census and tax lists to find William’s slaves and other Hudson slaves:

http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/Mecklenburg/1790PersonalA/18.jpg

http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/Mecklenburg/1799PersonalA/16.jpg

WILLIAM PERRIN

See his post here: Mary Clopton and William Perrin.

In William Perrin’s will, dated September 21, 1783, he names these slaves and who receives them when he dies:

Man Isaac goes to Abner

Boy Harry goes to Samuel

Girl Lucy goes to William

Young Joel and Ned go to George Henry

Boy Roberson goes to Cassandra

Girl Sarah goes to Mary

Boy Charles goes to Margaret

Girl Amea goes to Sally

Girl Suckey goes to Edna

One unnamed or sixty pounds to Martha

SAMUEL ANDERSON

See his post here: Samuel Anderson

He left a will, dated March 12, 1796, in which he bequeathed the following:

To Granddaughter Jane Anderson Miles:

Girl Rose

To Grandson John:

Boy Moses

Here is Samuel’s son:

ROBERT ANDERSON

See his post: Robert Anderson and Rebecca Perrin

Robert Anderson’s will, dated December 17, 1808, bequeaths these slaves to his children:

To his (unnamed) wife:

Cate and Phillida

To daughter Betsey:

Tony

To daughter Sally:

Rose

To daughter Martha Bowen Anderson:

Tinah

To son John:

Sylvia

JOEL LEAKEY

See his post: Joel Leakey and Nancy Calloway

Republic of Texas, Austin County, November 1st 1837

One Mulatto man Lewis a ____ appraised to …………….. $550.00

One negro man named Peter ……. Do ……………………. 900.00

One do do “ Bluford [sic] ……………………………………….. 900.00

One mulatto boy named Jack ….. do ……………………… 600.00

One negro ….. do … “ Stephen do ………………………… 350.00

One do woman …………Jane ……. do …………………… 700.00

One ….. do ….. do ……… Eliza …. do ……………………. 800.00

One …… do …. Do …….. Sarah … do …………………… 800.00

[Clerk marks these slaves in the left margin and writes “8”]

April 29, 1844, Austin County, Texas, on the same day Adams and Hill return and make the following inventory, though it is not a word-for-word transcription (but awfully close):

45 head of stock cattle @ $3.50 …………………….,. $157.50

One man 15 years old & colt 4 years old ………..…..  $60.00

One woman named Sarah aged 30 years ………….… $500.00

One Boy William aged 5 years …………….…….….. $150.00

One Boy Bob aged 3 …………..…………………….. $100.00

One girl, infant .………………..……………………… $50.00

One note on Terrel Jackson ………………………..… $25.00

One note on Est. of Jesse Bartlett (lost) ……………… $130.00

Total ………………………………………………….. $1172.50

Source: Succession Record, Vol. C, pp. 440-441

May 26, 1845, Austin County, Texas, James Hall the 3rd and James J. Jackson appraise the estate of Nancy Lakey, decd. The following table is not a word-for-word transcription.

Transcription Begins:

One woman about 36 years old …………..………….…… $400.00

One boy Bill 6 years old ………………..………………… $250.00

One boy Bob 4 “ “ ……..…………………………….…… $200.00

One girl Caroline 18 months old …………………….……. $100.00

Transcription Ends

Source: Succession Record, Vol. C, p. 617

August 5, 1845, Austin County, Texas: schedule of the sale of Nancy Lakey’s property, decd. Amos Gates is Joel and Nancy Lakey’s son-in-law who married their daughter Lydia.

One woman and three children sold to Amos Gates ….………………..…….. $667.00

Source for above sale and certification: Succession Record, Vol. C, pp. 620-621

June 30, 1845, San Felipe, Austin County, Texas: Miller Francis petitions the court for permission to sell most of the Nancy Lakey’s estate, decd., because of the debt. Specifically: SARAH 36 (now in an advanced state of pregnancy); BILL, 6; BOB, 4; a GIRL 18 months. Since the woman is pregnant, she cannot come to the courthouse safely. Also Miller seeks to sell the personal property, which is of small value. All of this is to be sold on one-third cash, and the rest on a credit of twelve months. Miller Francis swears his oath that those facts are true. Finally, Judge Edwin Waller grants Francis’s petition, to be sold the first Tuesday of August, next.

Source: Succession Record, Vol. C, pp. 618-619

THOMAS GRAY

See his post here: Thomas Gray And Anna S. Leakey

The following Inventory and Appraisement, dated, April 19, 1854, are part of the Bienville Parish Court, Thomas Gray Probate Package #173.

Transcription Begins:

1 Negro Man named Lewis of Black Complexion aged 63 years appraised @ $300.00

1 Negro Woman named Louiza of Black Complexion aged 35 years and her four Children. “viz” Charles a boy of Black Complexion aged 9 years; Mary a Girl of Black complexion aged 7 years; Charity a Girl of Black complexion aged 4 years, & Lewis a boy of Black complexion aged 1 year Appraised at $1850.00

1 Negro Girl named Charlott of Black Complexion aged 15 years; (unsound) aprs’d @ $250.00

1 Negro Boy named Mack of Black   Complexion aged 13 years ” ” $900.00

1 Negro Girl named Harriet of Black Complexion aged 11 years $600.00

1 Negro Boy named Jack of Black Complexion aged 25 years $900.00

1 Negro man named Jordan of Black Complexion aged 23 years aprs’d @ $1300.00

1 Negro woman named Catharine of Yellow Complexion aged 21 years @ $900.00

1 Negro man named Bird of Black Complexion aged 24 years @ $1300.00

1 Negro woman named Lucy of Black Complexion aged 26 years- and her four Children “viz” Wesley a Boy of Yellow Complexion aged 9 years, Isaac a Boy of Black Complexion aged 5 years, Caroline a Girl of Black complexion aged 4 years and Rose a Girl of Black complexion aged 1 years appraised at $1600.00

Transcription Ends.

We hope this post helps all researchers!

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