I decided to post my slave records on Fridays so today my new blog series 'Friend of Friends Friday' is born. I want to start with hubby's Gray Family. I made this little pedigree to show the relationships of the names included in the records that I am going to post.
Deed: 1836 Apr 25 Bedford...Austin Gray & Rhoda his wife, Pulaski Gray, Reuben Atkerson & Applina his wife, Alexander Gray, James Gray, heirs-at-law of Amy Gray dec'd to Balda McDaniels of the other part...$200.00...all interest in sd Amy Gray's portion under the will of Charles Bright dec'd which is here refunded in the property loaned to him the said Charles Bright's widow, Sally Bright during her life by said will...about 208a conveyed to the sd Charles bright by Robt. Hawkins & wife plus 3 negro to wit Tabitha & her child Polly & Ramsey a son of Agnes & one round horse. (DB 25, page 270).
Source: SOME FAMILIES of BEDFORD & WASHINGTON COUNTIES VIRGINIA and ORANGE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA Gayle K. Blankenship, page 129
1840 Bedford County, VA Census, Roll 550; Page: 238.
2 free white males 5-10
1 free white male 30-40
2 free white females under 5
1 female 20-30
1 female slave under 10
Charles Bright Jr mentioned his niece Amy Gray in his 1819 Bedford Co, VA Will. In the event that his heir Charles Edward Bright died with no heir, Amy was to receive the money from the sale of all his slaves & other property - Will Book 5, pg 104.
Madison Co, KY.
Will Book A pg 660- Inventory of Jesse Crews estate
A pg 691- Widow's dower
c pg 378- Heirs named in settlement
"Amy relinquished her right to adm. & son Edward took the oath with David Crews, David Boyle, Thomas Crews, & Adam Rogers, his sureties."
Settlement of Estate of Jesse Crews dec'd 7 July 1823 - Madison Co, KY (Will Book C, pg 378)
A report of the commissioners appointed by the County court of Madison appointed to settle with the administrator of the Estate of Jesse Crews dec'd do report as follows -
The administrator Dr. Amount of Sales to be $228.88, To the hire of negroes amounting to $97.00=$319.88.
The administrator Cr By money paid to Stanly Crews $26.50, Charles Crews $29.18, To David Crews $19.00, David Boyles $24.00, Betsy Crews $34.99, Jesse Crews $26.50, John Gray $19.00, to George Stanly $19.00 =$194.68.
By money paid per receipts $81.61 1/2, by $40 allowed the Admr. for his services 10 years (Total)=$316.29.5.
Amount of sale & hire of negores $319.88, amount charged to the widow for property kept $118.22.5=$428.10
Debts due by the Estate $121.61.5 and Widow's thirds $102.16.3 =$204.32.7
There are 9 children each ones part is $22.70.3
The 7 Dec 1812 inventory named negro boy Dick, girl Fanny & girl Louisa. (Will Book A, pg 660).
Source: SOME FAMILIES of BEDFORD & WASHINGTON COUNTIES VIRGINIA and ORANGE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA Gayle K. Blankenship, page C-58
Charles Bright Jr Will on file at Bedford Co, VA; Will Book 5,pg104
2 negroes to Sally Price Perkins (Nichols by 1833), daughter of Elisha Perkins, son Charles Edward by Sally Lewis to inherit land, etc & if no heirs then to brother, Joshua, sister Mary Reynolds, niece Amy Gray, Wm. W. Perkins. Child by Sally Lewis (Charles' 1819 will, 1833 Division, WB 8, pg 323)
That is all the slave records that I have found so far in this particular family.