States: Texas: Austin
I am African American, a decendent of Jerry Scales, born in Tennessee 1854. No other records available until he married my ggrandmother Mariah Jackson in 1875 in Bellville, Austin County, Texas. I am assuming that he was brought to Texas by his owners at a young age. I am interested in land deeds, wills and records of purchase and sale of slaves of Joseph Scales and Robert W. Scales from 1850 to 1865. I am lookin for someone to lookup these records at the Austin County Courthouse in Bellville, Texas. I am not sure if the courthouse would have manumission records of persons in Austin County. Will pay a fee for this help if necessary.
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