Requested from interlibrary loan the Isaac Butler papers, Duke Univ. part of "REcords of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations fromthe Revolution through the Civil War."
MANY Caroline names. I have examined over 1000 pages already--have the loan until the end of April. Will as time allows post names found in accounts, etc. Feel free to ask for more detail.
1. Feb. 9, 1818
Jemima (or Jemma) BRAME, executrix for Walter BRAME, decd, sold to ISAAC BUTLER a negroe man named BOB for $350
2. May 3, 1823
Siblings and heirs of EDWARD G. BUTLER (he died before 1810 when his father JOHN BUTLER died). Division occured May 1823, so if siblings were dead by then, share to their heirs
Full siblings (children of John Butler and Jane Anderson)
SAMUEL Butler's heirs
THOMAS Butler's heirs
Half-siblings (children of John Butler & Mary Baugham(sp?))
Richard Southworth in right of his wife Betsy*
John Southworth in right of his wife Polly*
Isaac Butler (administrator)
James Eubank in right of his wife Lucy*
*does this mean the wife was dead at the time of the division? note that Sarah Butler Hutcheson's share is not worded this way
3. May 10, 1824
Isaac Butler admin. of the estate of THOMAS BUTLER
in the accounting of expenses Isaac Butler listed against the estate these names:
Thos B. Anderson
4. Agreement in 1825 (can't read) between Mary Butler and James Eubank. Mary "to let James Eubank and family live with her the ensuing year, to cultivate the land, have the management of her stock. but to return the same amount of stock and pork as is now on the plantation at the end of the next year accident excepted. And the same James Eubank on his part agrees to treat Mary Butler in a kind and peaceable manner, as a son would his own mother, maintain her plentifuylly, give her fifteen dollars plenty of cotton for her own use for the year," etc.
[my note: Mary Butler, widow of John Butler, was mother of Lucy Butler, wife of James Eubank--see Item 2 above which suggests that Lucy was dead by now.]
5. December 15, 1827
Account of sales of the estate of John Butler, dec. by the executrix (Mary Butler's signature)
Thomas C. Clayton
6. May 20, 1821 will written
Will of ANDERSON BUTLER (son of John Butler of Caroline Co.; Anderson Butler died in Greenville Co SC)
sons John Butler executor
William Butler executor
wife Mourning Butler
mentions a legacy left to him in Virginia by relation named John Butler
7. a recording certificate with Isaac Butler
as administrator of the estate of James Eubank, July 1830.
Isaac Butler taxes to Caroline Sheriff on
land ad. Saml Terrell
13 slaves 5 horses
more to follow
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