Somewhere, I have a will of a John BRYANT of Fluvanna County, VA in the late 1700's who had as a part of his possessions a slave named Moll. This is short for mullatto. The extraordinary part of this will is that he had very few possessions in his property inventory, but he valued her at 4000 Pounds. This is a time when you could buy an acre of land for 25 cents!!!
Where did she go? She could not be divided between his 3 or 4 sons. Maybe that was the reason he did it? Freed slaves usually took the name of the former slaveholder.
Notify Administrator about this message?
|Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Jobs | PRIVACY | Affiliate|
|© 2007 The Generations Network|