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Re: Slave Burials at Old Mt Gilead Methodist Cemetery, Carthage
Posted by: Jerry Moore (ID *****9397) Date: April 13, 2011 at 13:36:03
In Reply to: Slave Burials at Old Mt Gilead Methodist Cemetery, Carthage by Dann Woellert of 970

Hi Dann,
You are a lucky man.....
A local newspaper, "The Falmouth Outlook" had an article 28 July 1978, Pg 16 about Campbell County History: Elijah Herndon and wife Catherine:

" On December 29, 1847 he made a will naming his wife Catherine and 3 minor children, Fletcher, Demarious and Margaret. Also named were grandson, Elijah, son of his eldest son John. Two other sons, James and George R were named. The married daughters are Isabel Rusk, Eliza Dicken, Frances Dameron, Susan Lancaster, Eveline Young, and Mary Bryan. Fletcher was to have the home place. He Freed one slave, Ben, and four others. Sofia, Mortimer, Robert and Elzina were to remain together with the children. Susan got a negro girl named Hester and Evaline got one named Amy. Elijah Herndon died on July 26, 1849 and his will was recorded on August 27, 1849. The bill of sale for some of his belongings was recorded March 25, 1850. The servant Ben was never freed because he died on June 14, 1849 and his death was recorded in the Herndon Family Bible."
We have lots more info on the Herndon family if you can get to our offices.
Martha & Jerry

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