Slavery in Leon and Jefferson Counties, Florida

El Destino and Chemonie Plantation Slaves
from
"Florida Plantation Records
from the papers of George Noble Jones"
Edited by Ulrich B. Phillips and James D. Glunt, St. Louis, 1927
Transcribed by ©K. Torp, 2007


[Source for the following paragraph is "Slavery and Frontier Society"]
During the 1830s and 1840s, Leon County's El Destino plantation was owned successively by William Nuttall, his widow Mary Nuttall, and then her second husband, George Noble Jones. Nuttall, from Virginia, launched the plantation in 1828, bringing forty slaves from Virginia to clear land at a site on the eastern border of Leon County. His list of the first forty grouped these individuals into seven households (see below). Two of them, those headed by Isham and his wife, Mary Isham, and Pleasant and Betty, were two-parent households. Three, including the ones headed by Kate and Phillis, and what appears to be one headed by Sim, had only one parent present -- at least once these families were actually brought south.
Six men composed another household: each was probably stripped, regardless of existing family ties, from slave auctions or the Nuttall family's holdings. The final migrant, Temp, later the mother of several El Destino slaves, appears to have been a single female living on her own.
We can do no more than guess at the relationships between the various households on the list. Perhaps Pleasant was the brother of Mary Isham, or of Isham, whichwould explain why the the couple named their son Pleasant. Undoubtedly internal relationships of kinship linked at least some of the seven households, but as the case of the six single men suggests, migration had probably already disrupted ties to other households left behind in Virginia. Further disruptions followed movement to Middle Florida. By 1834, El Destino was producing cotton, but rampant disease and Nuttall's constant financia maneuvers had already taken a toll. Twelve of the initial 40 forced settlers were already gone. Little Pleasant, Iverson, frank (Phillis's son), Reuben, Haywood, Muriah, and all six members of the household apparently composed of young single men - Willie, Frank, Peter, Tom, Moses and Currie - had disappeared from nuttall's slave inventories. The last six might have gone to the auction block to pay off some of his extensive debts. Aleternatively, several or all could have died from malaria, yellow fever, or other diseases.

Slaves Taken to Leon County by William Nuttall in 1828, by Household

Isham and Mary

Pleasant and Betsy

Kate

Phillis

Sim

No Apparent Head

Temp

Chesley
Demps
Stephen
Emily
Little Pleasant
Minna
Melia
Nancy
Mary John

Charles
Iverson
Young
Susan
Elisa
Jane

Nutty
(Netta)
Easter
Hannah
Colman

Frank Reubin
Haywood
Sam

Muriah
Betsy
Rachel

Willie
Frank
Peter
Tom
Moses
Currie

 
[Source: "List of Negroes sent to FLorida March 1st 1828" in Kathryn T. Abbey, "Documents Relating to El Destino and Chemonie Plantations, Middle Florida, 1828-1868", pt. 1, Florida Historical Quarterly 7 (January 1929, 206-8)]

[From the Plantation's own records:]

Sundry Lists of Slaves and Other Property

19th June 1832.
List of Negroes secured to Mary W. Savage by settlement at the time of her intermarriage with Wm. B. Nuttall.


[Original Author's Note: The date of 19 June 1832 is that of the marriage settlement. The list was written in or after 1845 with a view to use in litigation. These slaves were in the corps of El Destino]

Flanders Ben Polly, sent by Wm. B.N. to New Orleans and sold
Nancy - dead Nancy Lisey
Anthony - dead Mariah Mary
Jerrimy Jane - dead Celia - dead
Barac Phillis Lucy
Phillis Tyra - dead Abram
Jack (exchanged for Prince Habersham) Di Harry - dead
Judy Tom (sold to R. Habersham) Prince
George Ann - dead Frank - dead Amy
Charlotte Old jack - dead Venus
Jenny Tamar Aberdeen
Venus - dead Hannah - dead Primus
Flora - dead Hannah - dead Pussy - dead
Nancy Charles Ansel
Joe Nanny Alice
Lucy - dead Charlotte Mary
Delia Sary Abram
Philip - dead Phillis George

Total 54 Negroes
An undivided moiety belonging to Mrs. Mary Savage

Of the Negroes secured by marriage settlement with W.B. Nuttal the following had been the property of G. Jones, Jany, 1845.

Prince Habersham -- Phillis -- Aberdeen -- Nancy -- Maria -- Tamar
Charles -- Mary -- Venus -- Flanders -- Lucy -- Abram -- Primus

13 Negroes; and 15 of the original Thos. Savage [bequest] had died up to 1845, showing the G.J. had bought in Mrs. N's. moiety.


LISTS OF PROPERTIES COVERED BY MORTGAGES GIVEN BY WILLIAM B. NUTTALL TO THE
UNION BANK OF FLORIDA, 1834 and 1835

1. Mortgage of March 1, 1834 — amount $27,600

[Lands]:
S. W. ¼ Sec. 31 T. 1 R. 3 N. and E.
W. ½ S.E. ¼ Sec. 31 T. 1 R. 3 N. and E.
E. ½ S.E. ¼ Sec. 31 T. 1 R. 3 N. and E.
S.W. ¼ Sec. 32 T. 1 R. 3 N. and E.
North ½ Sec. 6 T. 1 R. 3 S. and E
W. ½ S.W. ¼ Sec. 6 T. 1 R. 3 S. and E
E. ½ S.E. ¼ Sec. 6 T. 1 R. 3 S. and E
West ½ Sec. 5 T. 1 R. 3 S. and E

[Slaves]:

A - Pleasant A - Charles Lewis Melinda Amelia
Isam Sim Ephraim Rachael Minney
Dudley Jocosin Mary Jane Nancy Katy
Sam Henderson Martha Hannah Natty
Ben Munday Isham Davy Esther
Ralph Demps Aleck Griffin Ann
Tom Charles Daniel Stephen Aggy
William Robert Mary Pleasant Winney
A Nat Ephraim Amity Coleman Phillis
Abram A - Young Giles A - Jane  
Nelson A - Betsey Jim Eliza  
Cheslie A - Susan John Tempe  

Those marked "A" have been released and others substituted in.

2. Mortgage of 22 Nov., 1834 —amount $13,500.

[Lands]:
W. ½ N.E. ¼ Sec. 7 T. 4 R. 4 S. and E.
W. ½ N.W. ¼ Sec. 7 T. 4 R. 4 S. and E.
W. ½ S.W. ¼ Sec. 7 T. 4 R. 4 S. and E.
E. ½ S.W. ¼ Sec. 7 T. 4 R. 4 S. and E.
W. ½ S.E. ¼ Sec. 7 T. 4 R. 4 S. and E.
E. ½ S.E. ¼ Sec. 7 T. 4 R. 4 S. and E.
E. ½ N.E. ¼ Sec. 7 T. 4 R. 4 S. and E.
W. ½ N.W. ¼ Sec. 8 T. 4 R. 4 S. and E.
S.W. ¼ Sec. 8 T. 4 R. 4 S. and E.

remortgage of slaves mortgaged, March 1834.

3. Mortgage 24 Jan., 1835 — amount $3,600.

Barrack Sarah and Child Judy
Charles Coelia Maria
Jimmey Venus Alice Grey

126 Shares [of Union Bank stock] secured upon the land and negroes in the annexed mortgages, being for additional stock.

4 Mortgage Wm. B. Nuttall to Union Bank, dated 21st May, 1835 — to secure $ 8000, payable 12 months after date.

Negroes mortgaged:

Hary aged 60   Juno aged 17   Abraham a 50
Pillis a 20   Anthony a 42   Dye a 16
Joe a 40   Mary Constantine a 19   Flanders a 36
Nanny Bartow a 16   George a 34   Nancy Beverly a 14
Prince Savage a 32   Tamer a 20   Prince Habersham a 35
Lucy and Child a 19   Ben a 25   Phillis and Child a 24
Phillis a 21   Esther a 42   Frank a 37
Primus a 12   Eliza a 60   Aberdeen a 10
Mary a 33   Ancil a 9   Delia a 32
Phillis a 10   June a 33   Abraham a 3
Tyre and Child, Amy, 28   Cato a 8   Daphe a 20
Sally a 10   Hannah a 35   Charlotte a 5
Flora a 44   Abraham a 18   Nancy and Child a 20

LIST OF SLAVES IN WHOM MRS. SAVAGE AND
HER DAUGHTER, MRS. GEORGE NOBLE
JONES, EACH HAD AN UNDIVIDED
HALF-INTEREST, 1841

The following is an Inventory and Appraisement of the personal Estate of Mary Savage deceased made by us in Jefferson County April 1841. Being an undivided moiety in Fifty five slaves.
Prince Habersham-500/250 Judy - 400 / 200 Jenny - 250 / 125 Bess - 225 / 112½
Mary - 300 / 150 Charlotte-275/137½ Tamar - 500 / 250 Polly - 200 / 100
Jimmy - 800 / 400 Sally - 400 / 200 Daphne (at Chemonie) - 400 / 200 Flanders - 350 / 175
Barac - 800 / 400 Jackson - 300 / 150 John - 150 / 75 Ester - 250 / 125
Maria and Child Edward - 700 / 350 Benah - 225 / 112½ Jonas - 200 / 100 Ben Mongen - 800 / 400
Phillis - 400 / 200 Harry - 150 / 75 Matilda - 200 / 100 Joe - 300 / 150
Cato - 300 / 150 Nancy Flora - 450 / 225 Prince Savage - 450 / 225 Nanny - 500 / 250
Johnny (dead) - 300 / 150 Tom - 300 / 150 Venus and Child Jack - 700 / 350 Delia - 350 / 175
Robert - 200 / 100 Cela (dead) - 500 / 250 Amy - 350 / 175 Charles - 900 / 450
Abram - 400 / 200 Betsey - 200 / 100 Primus - 650 / 325 Nanny - 500 / 250
George - 400 / 200 Catharine - 250 / 125 Aberdean - 500 / 250 Susannah - $225 / 112½
Tyra and Child Molly-400/200 Lucy - 500/ 250 Harry - 150 / 75 Elizabeth 200 / 100
Diana and Child Mary Ann - 700 / 350 Cuddy - 275 / 137½ Phillis McQueen- 500/250

Total

$20,225 / $10,112½

Whole value / half

An undivided moiety in Fifty-five slaves ................................................................$10,112 ½
Also two slaves, Phillis and Child Ansel, 1 the sole property of the late Mary Savage 900

..................................................................................................................................$11,012 ½

Appraisers
April 3d, 1841 — Tom Peter Chairs and Edward Footman
Geo. Jones Administrator of the Estate of Mary Savage.

Territory of Florida
Jefferson County ss.
I William Budd Clerk of the County Court of Jefferson County, do hereby certify that the preceding pages contain a true and correct copy of the Inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of Mary Savage deceased, as filed in my Office by her administrator George Jones. —
In witness whereof, I hereto set my hand and annex the seal of said Court this twentieth day of January, A. D. 1842.
Wm. Budd, Clk.


SLAVE FAMILIES ON CHEMONIE IN 1841

List of Negroes at George Jones' Chemonie Plantation
April 5th, 1841
[Transcriber's Note: Names are "bracketed" in the original which came from the actual Chemonie journals and the author notes that those brackets "doubtless indicate family grouping". Since using brackets is not possible, I've grouped those family names together]

La Fayette Renty
Harriet and infant
Flora
Dick
Brave Boy
Bass Davy
Simon
Rose
William
     
Minda (wife of Jacob) Old Ben Ben Mongin
Short-foot Billy
     
Chesley
Eve
Demps
Cupid
Sukey
Maria
Driver Billy
Betty
Maria
Binah
     
Peggy
Dicky
Daphne
Phoebe
Cow Renty
Kate and infant
Peggy
Betty
Blind Peggy
Sappo
England
Francis
     
Phillis (Renty's cousin)
July
Jacob
Netta and infant
Caroline
Prophet
Cinda and infant (Joe)
Juno
     
Kate
Coleman
Sarah
Jim
17 men who draw clothes
17 women
16 children
50

INDUSTRIAL RATING OF CHEMONIE SLAVES, 1841

Working hands. [Author's note: In the original of this list the designation of July as hogminder and the name of Flora have been added in pencil; the ratings of Davy, Billy and Billy Short-foot appear to have been written % and then revised to % by inking over. The corner of the Page where the ratings of Betty (cook) and Peggy (nurse) may have been written has been worn away, and likewise no rating appears for Flora.]

La Fayette Renty 1 --- Rose 1
Harriet 1 --- Eve 1
Minda 1 --- Maria 1
Chesley 1 --- Ben Mongin 1
Dick 1 --- Prophet 1
Cow Renty 1 --- Cinda 1
Kate 1 --- Sarah 1
Phillis 1 --- Jacob 1
Simon 1 --- England 1
Sukey ¾ --- Coleman 1
Maria 1 --- Netta ¾
Daphne ¾ --- Peggy, Blind ½
Old Ben ¾ --- Davy ¾
Billy ¾ --- Billy Shortfoot ¾
July, hogminder ½ --- Cupid ¾
Betty, Cook --- Peggy Nurse
Flora

TALLY OF DAYS LOST FROM SICKNESS BY CHEMONIE SLAVES, 1841
Sick list, Chemoune
Days lost Days lost Days lost
Maria 68 Simon 12 Old Ben 2
Harriett 73 Davy 23 Sary 20
Chesley 23 Cupit 15 England 4
Eve 39 Suckey 45 B. Peggy 16
Minder 66 B. Mungin 10 Netty 48
L. Renty 17 L. Billy 13 Coleman 3
Dicky 7 D. Billy 35 Daphney 37
C. Renty 6 Rose 8 Old Peggy 6
L. Cate 23 L. Maria 14 Cate 0
Phillis 11 Prophet 51 July 15
Cinder 13    
In the course of the year the following women in the list bore children: Harriett, Minder and Netty.

SUMMARY OF COTTON-PICKING RCORDS, CHEMONIE, 1842

Cotton Acount, 1842.

Ferina 10,190
L. Maria 9,529
Netta 9,225
Fanny 9,180
Time lost, Harriet - 9,165 - being in a family way
Rose 9,146
B. Maria 9,125
L. Fillis 8,397
Time lost, Simon 7,750 - packing cotton and other jobs
Cinda 7,463
Time lost, Suky 7,345 - Makeing Negro Cloths
Time lost, L. Renty 6,945 - packing cotton
Suky 6,554
Abram 6,501
Time lost, Minda 6,378 - from being in family way
Time lost, C. Renty 6,216 - packing Cotton
Cupit 6,139
Davy 5,878
Time lost, B. Mongin 5,441 - packing Cotton
Time lost, Eve 5,411 - from being in family way
Time lost, Prophet 5,123
Florer 4,711
S. Bill 4,393
Time lost, Caty 4,104 - from being in family way
B. Peggy 3,797
Time lost, Joe 3,598 - at other work.
Time lost, Will 2,510 - Driveing Gin.

Time lost, Billy 2,008 - handing Cotton for Gin.
Time lost, Patty 1,992 - Minding Mules.
Time lost, Jacob 657 - from Gining and his hand cut.
184,871
16,500
200,371

Returnd work, Cotton picked out by John Harts hands and gause hands, and Cotton not weighed.


SLAVES AND OTHER PROPERTY BELONGING TO
THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM B. NUTTALL,
SOLD AT FORECLOSURE, 1844
[Author's note: With the exception of a single slave, all the property was bought in by George Noble Jones.
The slaves comprised Nuttall's portion of the El Destino corps.]


Copy of Edwin and Dorsey's ac[count] sales of negroes, lands and personal property of the Estate of W. B. Nuttall, Feby. 12th, 1844.

Property Purchasers $ cts.
1 Negro man William Geo. Jones 725.
5 Negroes viz. Winney, Natt, Coatney, Tom, Charlotte Geo. Jones 830.
3 Negroes viz. Aggy, Davy, Polly Geo. Jones 1130
1 Negroes Sim   610
5 Negroes Melia, Eliza, Priscilla, Richard and Jimmey   920
1 Negroes Henderson Smith 500
4 Negroes Dudley, Phillis, Harry and Clary Geo. Jones 510
1 Negroes Ephraim   700
1 Negroes Bob   680
5 Negroes Tempe, Heyward, Lewis, Dolly and Mary Ann   1110
7 Negroes Ben Jackson, Emely, Daniel, Samuel, James, Winney and Penny   2000
4 Negroes Mary Isham, Isham, Martha and Albert   1520
3 Negroes Nancy, Louisa, and Phoebe   810
1 Negroes Chesley   630
3 Negroes Easter, Hetty, and Seeley   850
1 Negroes Stephen   610
1 Negro Pleasant   640
1 Negro Mary John   530
1 Negro Nelson   3
4 Negroes Kate, Hannah, Margaret and Joe   835
1 Negro Coleman   670
4 Negroes Nutta and Infant Caroline and Mary Kane   900
10 Negroes Sam Sail, Ann, John, Rachael, Lucy, Jane, Sam, Lymas, Patesey Ann and Adeline   2525
68   20,238
1844 Amount brought forward 20,238.00


Feby. 12 The following tracts of land viz the
W. ½ S.E. ¼ Sec. 31 T. 1 R. 3 N. and
E. - E. ½ S.E. ¼ Sec. 31 T. 1 R. 3 N. and
N. and E.W. ½ S.W. ¼ Sec. 32 N.
½ Sec. 6 T. 1 R. 3 S. and E. W. ½ Sec. S.
W. ¼ E. ½ S.E. ¼ Sec. 6 T. 1 R. 3 S. and E
and W. ½ N.W. ¼ W. ½
S.W. ¼ E. ½ n.w. ¼ E½ S.W. ¼
AEC. 5 T. 1 R. 3 S. and E. containing
1090 Acres (said lands subject to Mortgage to Union Bank for $15,760
payable in 1858, 1860, 1862, 1864) to Geo. Jones @ pr. ac. 10¢.................$109.00

The following tracts of land viz, The
W ½ N. W. ¼ Sec. 32 T. 1.R.3N
and E. and E. ½ N. W. ¼ Sec. 32 T.
1, R. 2. N. and E. containing 160 acres,
to Geo. Jones @ $1.00.......................................................................................$160.00

The following lands in Madison County—
W. ½ N. E. ¼ W. ½ N. W.
¼ W. ½ S.W.. ¼ E. ½ S.W.. ¼ W.
½ S.E.. ¼ E. ½ S.E.. ¼ E. ½ N. W.
¼ E. ½ N. E. ¼ of Sec. 7, T. 4, R. 4,
S. and E. and E. ½ of N. W. ¼ and S. W. ¼ Sec. 8, T. 4, R 4 S and E.
containing 880 Acres to Geo. Jones [@] 10¢.....................................................$ 88.00

Said lands subject to Mortgage to Union Bank for $10,900. payable in 1858, '60 '62 '64.

2000 Bu. Corn (delivered at the plantation)
per bu. 25¢ Geo. Jones .......................................................................................$500.00
1800 lbs. fodder 12½¢ .........................................................................................$  22.50
2 Mules and Waggon ...........................................................................................$100.00
3 Mules and Waggon ...........................................................................................$100.00


Gross amt. sales .............................................................................................$ 21,317.50
Charges, Commissions for selling..........................................................................$75.00
Net amt..............................................................................................................$ 21,242.50



BIRTHS AND DEATHS ON CHEMONIE, 1847

[Original Author's Note: This unsigned document is in the handwriting of John Evans]

Mr. Jones
SIR, I Send you the Names and Births and deaths of Negro chilldren on chemoonie 1847

Phillis Wallice was deliverd of a Female child January 14th 1847, Not Named.

Fanny was deliverd of a Male child ded May 3d, 1847.

Harriet was deliverd of a Female child April 25, 1847, Clay was its name.

Netty was deliverd of a Female child July 29th, 1847, Eliza was its name.

Sarah was deliverd of a Female child December 7th, 1847, Binadd is its name.

l. Mariah was deliverd of a Male child December 27th, 1847, Robert was its name.

Deaths.
Phillis Wallice ['s] child died Jany. 31st, 1847, noe name.
l. Mariah ['s] child Eliza died July 5th, 1847.
harriets child died July 8th, 1847, Clay was her name.

BIRTHS AND DEATHS ON CHEMONIE, 1848, 1849

A list of Births and Deaths on Chemoonie Plantation from Jany. 1848 to April 1849.

Births.

March 26th Fanny was deliverd of a Female Child, Sofa is its name.

April 26th Eave was deliverd of a Female child, Florida is its name.

Deaths

Harriet died the 6th of May 1848.
Short foot Billy died 22d of June 1848.
Netty['s] child Eliza died 14th of Septr. 1848.
Bass Davy Died 21 of Oct. 1848.
O[ld] Sappo died 26 of octr. 1848.

1849.

Cate was deliverd of a Female child April 2d, 1849 Tener is its name.

this is all of the Births and deaths that have bin Since I have bin living with you.

Old Sucky is mending and I think will be well Enougugh to goe to work in a Few days.
With Respect
Jno. Evans
April 15th, 1849.



FAMILY GROUPING OF THE CHEMONIE SLAVES,
1852


Negroes in Famileys on Chemoonie

[Original Author's Footnote: This list may be dated as of about the end of April, 1852, by the allusion to it in the letter of John Evans to George Noble Jones, April 30, 1852. "G. J." following a name indicates that the slave was the property of George Noble Jones in person, and not among those held by him as trustee for his wife. As regards the other symbols, see Evan's explanation at the end of the list.]

 

Jacob
B. Mariah
Caroline
L. Cate c +
George c +
---------------

 

Prophet
Sinder
Joe c
Juner c
---------------

 

Simon +
Fillis
B. Peggy
Frances
York c +
Rachel c +
---------------

England
Sarah
Molly
Syke c +
Rinah c +
Doll c +
Isaac c
Siller c +
---------------

 

O. billy
Betty
Biner c
---------------
B. Mungin
Minder
---------------

 

Eaves children
Demps c +
Martha c +
Patience c +
Florida c +
Rose c +
---------------

Cubet
Lucky
Esaw
---------------

 

Sesar G.J.
Rachal G.J.
Mariann c G.J.
L. Sucky c G.J.
L. Robert c + G.J.
Ned c + G.J.
---------------

 

O. Abram G.J
Sucky G.J
---------------

O. ben
---------------

Florer
Ellick c +
---------------

N. Peggy
Pheby
---------------

 

B. Dick
Fanny G.J.
Frank c+ G.J.
Sofa c+ G.J.
Eave c + G. J.
---------------

 

L. Renty
Lear G.J.
L. Dick c
braboy c
Wallice c
Ishmael c +
Frinah c +
---------------

L. Mariah
Lucy c +
Y. Robert c +
Mary c +
Amos c +
---------------
Nathan G.J
Poldo G.J
L. Sarah G.J
---------------

 

Cate
L. Betty c
Matiler c
Boston c +
Lymus c +
ginny c +
Deanah c +
Tener c +
L. Peggy c
---------------

 

Rose
William c +
---------------

Jim
Martha
Thomas c + G.J.
---------------

 

I put a mark between Each Familey of Negroes and a C against Theair children Names and a cross Mark against all of the children that dont work out. 83 Negroes on Chemoonie and 43 Names goes into the Field, including the Driver and two water toters.
Jno Evans.


EL DESTINO INVENTORY, DECEMBER, 1854

Jesse Whatley's return of Negroes, Stock, Utensils, etc.,
on G. Jones' El Destino Plantation, Dec, 1854.


List of hands on Geo. Jones Eldestino Plantation.

Ephram, Driver of the hoe hands.
Jimmey, head at Ploughs and Waggons.
Chesly, Waggoner and Row Leader of the hoe hands.
Barick, hog minder.
L. Sam, Lot Boy mule feeder.
L. John, Cow Boy.
Dick, Cow minder.
Prince 1 Tildy ¾ Charlote 1 Jim H.
L. Bob ½ Peggy 1 Elisebeth 1 L. Polly 1
Aggy 1 O. Sam 1 John S. 1 Aberdean
N. Isham 1 Melia ½ y. Bob ½ Kate
Charles 1 Elisa 1 Mary C. O. Joe
Y. Polly 1 Priciller ¾ L. Ester 1 Nutty 1
Rachel 1 O Phillis Delia Winter
L. Jane 1 Natt ¾ Hetty ½ N. Flora
Leaner 1 Courtney ¾ B. Bob Neger
Wallock ½ Clary ¾ Martha 1 Biner 1
Mariah 1 Henry ¾ Dudly Renty
Edward ¼ Cato 1 N. Bvely 1 Caroline ¾
Abram 1 Jackson 1 Ben J P. H. Wallis
Lucy B. 1 Jonas ¾ L. Philis Judy 1
Tempy (cook) Ann 1 Primas William
Dolly ½ Simon 1 Sim 1 Albert 1
Haywood ½ Venas ½ Ansel Ben
Lewis ¼ O Ester Dye 1 Stephen 1
O Jane L. Lucy 1 Davy Prince
Besey 1 N. Barto 1 Harry ½ Tamer
Cathern 1 Limas ½ Butler Tom
B. Lucy 1 Susanah 1 P. Queen ½ Daniel 1
Lueaser      

 

SLAVE MOTHERS AND CHILDREN, EL DESTINO,
DECEMBER, 1854

Children and there names.

L. Esters family
Riner
mary
Rutha

Lucy B. family Larry

Anns Fa[m]ily
Jerry
William

y. Janes Family
Mary
Elen

Tempys Family
Robert
Rose and Limbeck

N. Bartos Family
Fenton
Jiles
Pall

melia's Family
Emily
Becker
Sarah
Elcy

Rachels Family
Hariett
Davy

Venas Family
Julia
Jack
Peggy
Hariat
Amey

mariahs Family
John
Charles
Sarah and Elick

Charlottes Family
Silvey

N. Ishams Family Jerry
Johny

Nuttys Family
Sip
Lettia
Mary Cain and Baby

Ben J. Family
Penny
Spencer

P Queen Fam.
Bess
Ely
Diley

Dys Family Stephen
Tyra
Infant

N. Flos Family
Christianah

Orphants [i. e., orphan]
Childrein
Hanner
Samson
L. Joe

L. Philis Family
George An
Selia
Keyah

Marthas Famly
Whatley
Minney
Infant

97 hands
27 children
27 Children
151



A LIST OF NEGROES WHO RECEIVED WINTER
CLOTHES, BLANKETS AND SHIRTS, DEC,
1854, AT EL DESTENO

(Original Author's Note: the number after the name presumably records the yards of cloth required for an issue of clothing)
Prince 7
Di 7
Rachaiel 6
Melia 6
Abram 7 Mariah 7 Henry 6 Phillis Wallace 6
O.Sam 7 Martha 7 Heyward 6 Tamer 6
Stephen 7 Catherine 7 Daniel 6 William 6
John Sails 7 Big Lucy 7 no blanket Eliza 6 Ben 5
Albert 7 Aggy 7 Susanna 6 Prince 4½
Cato 7 Nancy Bartow 7 no blanket Betsey 6 Rose 6
Ephraim 7 Judey 6 Elizabeth 6 Richard 4½
Jimmey 7 Binah 6 Priscilla 6 Francis 6
Sim 7 Coatney 6 Jane 6 Jonas 5
Jackson 7 Polly McQueen 6
Y. Polly 6½ Barack 6
Charles 7 Dolly 6 Nancy Isham 6 L. Sam 5
Simon 7
Netta 6 Peggy 6 Bess 6
Big Bob 7 Charlott 6 Caroline 6 Penny 5
Dudley 7 Clary 6 Easter 6 Lymas 4½ no blanket
Ben Jackson 7 Harry 5 Matilda 6 John Williams 5
Primus 7 Bob Habersham 6 Elsey 6 Phillis Habersham 6
Ancil 7 Jim Wallack 5 Leanner 6 Natt 5
Jim Hall 7 Tom 5 O. Jane 6 Winney 5 no blanket
Aberdeen 7 Edward 5 Delia 6 O. Kate 6
Old Joe 7 Lucy Bryant 6 Tempey 6 Jack 4½ no blanket
Winter 7 Lewis 5 O. Easter 6 Mary Cain 4½
Niger 7 Hetty 5 O. Phillis 6 Mary Ann 4½ no blanket
Renty 7 Louisa 6 Nancy Flora 6  
Davy 7 N. Beverly 6 Venus 6  
Ann 7 Lucy Sail 6 Phillis McQueen 6  



LIST OF SLAVES SOLD BY GEORGE NOBLE JONES
TO JOSEPH BRYAN, 1860, WITH
PRICES AFFIXED
[Original Author's Note: These slaves constituted most of the Chemonie corps after the gift of 29 slaves from Chemonie to Mary, the wife of George W. Jones (De Renne) in 1856 as noted at the end of this document. The MS. list contains a numeration of the slaves, which is here omitted.]
England $1100 Profit $ 500
Francis 1300 Joe 1200
Syke 1200 Jacob 1250
Isaac 1300 Andrew 1000
Laft [Lafayette] Renty 1300 Cow Renty 1000
Boston 1200 Brave Boy 1200
Lymas 1000 Scipio Nuttall 1200
Dick 1350 Wallace 1300
Jim 1300 Ishmael 1200

[sic] Property of G. J.

Sarah $ 000 old Peggy did not go $000
Molly 950 Leah (property of G. J.) 400
Rinah 900 Daphney 900
Farina 1000 Kate 1000
Flora 1050 Little Betty 1100
Rachel (struck off as counted over) 900 Matilda 1200
Cinder 900 Jenny 900
Minda 000 old Peggy, nurse 000
died at Chemonie, June, 1860
Nancy 600 old Betty 600
Abby 1100 Phoebe (property G. J.) 1100
old Billy 000 Lucy 1100
Rose 1000 Rosanna 1000
Binah 1100 Patience 900
Little Martha 1100  
 
Children Parents
Florida Rosannah's sister $ 900
Rachel Lt. Renty 650
Alex Flora 600
Ben " 500
Diana L. Renty 500
Fina " 200
George Jacob 850
Sucky " 500
William " 500
Patty old Betty 400
Jane " 300
Tom L L. Betty 200
Davy Molly 200

58 Negroes deduct 4 old superannuated
4
54
1 Rachel struck off
53


.............................................Value ..........Average
Men and Boys- ......18... $20,900 .........1161.12
Women and girls - 23...... 21,200........... 921.74
Boy Children - .........6.........
Girl Children - ..........7......... 6,500
.................................54...... 48,600........... 900.

After striking off Rachel valued at $850. and deducting expenses and commissions J. Bryan paid $44,200.
Dec. 29,1856.

29 Negroes presented to G. W. and M. W. Jones,
Valued at $23,200.

A BILL OF SALE FOR SLAVES
State of Florida
Leon County
Whereas on the 13th day of Jany. inst. I have sold unto Joseph Bryan of Savannah Georgia Forty eight Negro Slaves, the same being held by me, in trust for my wife Mary whose consent I have for said sale, and whereas I am desirous of investing the proceeds in other similar property I hereby sell and convey unto myself as trustee of said Mary the following slaves with their future issue and increase of the females viz.—

Chesley42 Phoebe 21 Leannah 23 Mary 11
Nathan 28 Louisa 19 Jackson 4 Ruth 8
Daniel 25 Jerry 8 Jim Wallack 21 Jimmy 6
Sam Sails 22 Johnny 4 Winney 19 Melia 39
Caesar 45 Melia 4 Penny 17 Eliza 21
Nat 24 Tamar 39 Spencer 15 Frank 5
Polidore 25 Sampson 15 Henry 21 Priscilla 19
Albert 26 Martha 33 Clary 19 Richard 17
Ann 50 Whatley 9 Tempy 42 Rebecca 11
John Sails 29 Mary 6 Dolly 21 Elsey 7
Lucy Sails 23 Abram 7 Lewis 19 Sarah 9
Anthony 5 Netta 38 Robert 11 Robert 37
Jane Sail 22 Mary 17 Hirson 6 Aggy 47
Betsey 5 Alethea 5 Easter 37 Polly 24
Sam 21 Easter 4 Hetty 19 Jerry 15
Lymas 18 Nancy 38 Rina 13  

To have and to hold the said negro slaves and the increase of the females in trust for the said Mary upon the uses and trusts as contained in a certain Marriage settlement executed between the said Mary and the said George Jones on the 23d day of May A. D. 1840. Witness my hand and seal this 14th day of Jany. A. D. 1860.
signed, Geo: Jones L. S.


A TAX-LIST, 1865

Return of G. Noble Jones' Taxable Property in Jefferson County, Florida.

Slaves 3 men over 70 years of age.
.............1 " ...............60 " " "
.............1 " ...............50 " " "

Slaves

28 men between 18 and 50
14 Boys between 10 and 18
6 Women between 50 and 70
26 Women between 18 and 50
11 Girls between 10 and 18
53 Children under 10

Total 143

Stock Sheep 104 - Oxen 16 - Lambs 30 - Goats 10 - Open Sows 26 - Mules 16 - Boars 3 - Waggons 3
Shoats 60 - Horse Carts 3 - Cows 45 - Ox Carts 2 - Bulls 3 - Carry Logs 2 - Yearlings 30

Land 2000 Acres, 2nd. Quality.
Land 2209 Acres, 3d. Quality
1 old Mare

G. Noble Jones
Sworn to before me this Seventeenth day of April Eighteen hundred and Sixty five, A. D.


LISTS OF NEGROES ON EL DESTINO, 1865

List of Working Hands on G. Noble Jones El Destino Plantation, Florida, May 1865, A.D.

[Original Author's Note: The surnames here printed in italics are in a different ink, and were evidently added at a later time.]

MEN
Prince - Driver - 62 John Henry - do - 19 Jackson Quinton - Hoe hand - 29 Paul - Cow boy - 12
Jerry - ¾ - Plough boy - 13 Alic - ¾ - do - 14 John Williams - Plough boy - 26 Whatley - ½ - Plough boy - 14
Johny - Cow boy - 11 Eli Verdier - do - 19 Abram - Hoe hand - 34 L. Robert - ¾ - do. - 16
Niger Brown - Cooper and hoe hand - 32 Robert Habersham - Hoe hand - 26 John Sail - do - 34 Iverson - Cow boy - 11
Cato Ash - Cow herd, bad health - 29 Spencer Jackson - do - 20 Anthony Golphine - ¼ - do., - inferior and lazy - 23 Jackson - Water Carrier - 10
L. Charles - Plough boy - 16 Ephraim - Foreman of Ploughs - 44 Fenton - Plough boy - 17 Richard Nellicliff - Plough boy - 22


Mill Hands
Robert Yeomans - Sawyer and Carpenter - 43 Ben Wallace - do - 27 Jim Hall, - "Jack-leg" Carpenter, sickly, 48 O. Joe - does very little coopering - 72
Henry - Laborer - 26 William Barrington - Ox driver - 24 Jimmy Campbell, - Jack-leg Carpenter (very small) - 23 O. Sam Jones - Draws Water for Mules - 72
Joe Thompson - do - 23 Aberdeen Butler - Laborer - 36 Ancil Pinckney - Miller - 33 O. Simon Marshall - Rakes leaves - 73
Winter Baker - Blacksmith - 39 Primus Goodwin - Ox driver, sickly, - 40 Charles Howard - Cooper - 46 Robt. Evans - Orphan, mulatto, waits on overseer - 17

Women......................Children who do no work
Louisa, Plough hand, 3 children - 24 Mary Cain, ½, Hoe hand (nurses an infant) 3 children - 22
Rachal, Hoe hand, 2 do. - 32 Maria - Hoe hand—Pregnant, has done no work since 26th May, 4 children - 39
Harriet, Hoe hand, ½ - 15 Catherine - 2 do. - 27

Women and children who do no work.
Penny, ½, Hoe hand, nurses an infant, 3 children Mary, Water Carrier - 10 Melia, Milks—Spins, 5 children - 44
Eliza M, ½, do, crooked ankle, 5 children - 26 Mary Ann, Hoe - 21 Priscilla, Weaver, 3 children - 24
Clary, Ploughs - 24 Aleshia, ½, Ploughs - 12 Aggy, Spins ½ task, 1 child
Betsey, ¾, Hoe, Pregnant, 3 children - 26 Leannah, 1 child - 28 Martha, Weaver, 6 children - 32
Elsey, Ploughs - 28 Rebecca, ½, Hoes—nurses - 1 child - 16 Tempe, Spins - 47
Kate, ½, do Ploughs, Pregnant - 18 Nancy, Spins, 3 children - 43 Netta, Spins, 1 child - 43
Elizabeth, Hoes, 3 children - 27 Dulcinea, Spins ½ task, Deaf and dumb - 12 Peggy, Spins, 3 children - 28
Sarah, ½, Ploughs - 14 Nanny Bartow, Spins ¾ task, 2 children - 42 Phillis - Cooks for overseer, feeble health - 52
Dolly, ½, Hoes, nurses an infant, 2 children - 26 Delia, Spins ½ task - 62 L. Mary Evans - Spins, ¾, an orphan, Pregnant, 1 child 15
Quinn, ¼, Hoe - 11 Sue, Spins ¾ task, 3 children - 30  


G. Noble Jones


LISTS OF NEGROES ON G. JONES EL DESTINO PLANTATION, FLORIDA, MAY 1865
[In family groups as indicated by the separating lines.]

Prince - Driver or overseer - 62
Nancy - His wife, spins - 43
Jerry - Plough boy - 13
Johny - Cow boy - 11
Melia - - 10
Fanny - - 7
Florence - - 5
Jackson - Hoe - 29
Joe - Laborer at Mill - 23
John Williams - Plough boy - 26
Delia - Spins, ½ task - 62
Susannah - Spins, sickly, ¾ task - 30
Tom - 7
Addela - 5
Fanny - 5 mos.
Louisa - Ploughs - 24
Katy - 6
Pleasant - 2¾
Albert - 11 months
Jimmey - Hog minder - 46
Melia - Milks and spins (prolapsus) - 44
Sarah - Ploughs
Elsey - 10
Susannah - 8
Mary Jane - 6
Margaret - 1
3/12
Niger - Cooper - 32
Rachal - His wife, very small - 32
Harriet - small—hoes - 15
Davy - goes errands - 11
Winter - 9
Priscilla - Weaver, delicate health, - 24
Eliza - 6
Jimmy - 4
Martha - 1
6/12
Cato - Cowherd, bad health - 29
Mary Cain - his wife, hoes, nurses an infant - 22
Jacob - 5
Scipio - 3
Barrack - 2 mos.
Charles - Cooper - 46
Aggy Nurse, spins, sews - 52
Ralph - 5
Maria - pregnant, hoes when able, has prolapsus uteri - 39
Sarah Ann - sweeps yards and goes errands - 12
Patsey - water carrier - 10
Prince - 9
William - 6
Adeline - 3
Charles - Ploughboy - 16
John Henry - Ploughboy - 19
Alic - Ploughboy - 14
William Barrington - Oxdriver - 24
Dolly - Hoes, small and sickly, nurses an infant - 26
Judy - 6
Perry - infant - 5 mos.
Robert - Carpenter - 43
Catherine - his wife - 27
Dudley - 6
Spencer - 18 mos.
Aberdeen - Laborer at Mill - 36
Martha - Weaver Prolapsus Uteri - 32
Whatley - Plough boy - 14
Minie - hoes, ¼ hand - 11
Mary - Water carrier - 10
Daphne - 9
Ben - 7
Stephen - 6
Venus - 4
Ellen - 2
Rose - 1
4/12
Eli - Plough boy - 19
Dulcinea - Deaf and Dumb - 12
Priscilla - 10
Lucy - 6
O. Simon Rakes leaves 72
Robert H. - Hoe - 26
Penny - Hoes and nurses an infant - 22
Chesley - 7
Bella - 2¾
Phillis - 7 mos.
Primus - Ox driver, sickly - 40
Tempe - Spins - 47
Mary Ann - Hoes - 21
Robert - Ploughs - 16
Iverson - Cowboy - 11
Sam - Draws water and feeds mules - 72 Jim Hall a carpenter, consumption - 48
Eliza - crooked ankle - 26
Frank - 10%
West - 83/4
Ellen - 6%
Letty - 3%
Matilda - 11 mos.
0. Phillis - bed ridden - 72
Henry - Laborer at Mill - 26
Clary - Ploughs - 24
Netta - Spins - 43
Alethia - Ploughs - 11
Easter - 9
Betsey - Hoe hand - 26
Celia - 7
Gage - 4
Joe - infant - 1
Abram - Hoe - 34
Leannah - Hoe - 28
Jackson - water carrier - 10
Dolly - 5
Elcey - Plough hand - 28
Winter - Blacksmith - 39
Ancil - Miller - 33
Peggy - Spins - 28
Mary Ann - 9
John - 8
Charlott - 5
O. Easter - 72
Spencer - Hoe - 20
Kate - Ploughs, pregnant at present, does very little - 18
Jimmy Campbell - Jackleg carpenter, very small - 23
Rebecca - Hoe, nurses an infant, small. - 16
Mary Ann - infant - 10 mos.
Ephraim - Foreman of Ploughs - 44
Nanny Bartow - Spins - 42
Fenton - Plough boy - 17
Paul - Cowboy - 12
Milly - 6
Philip - 3 7/12
Old Joe - 72
Phillis - cooks for overseer, in feeble health - 52
Robert Evans - an orphan, waits on overseer - 17
John Sail - Hoe - 34
Richard - Plough Boy - 22
L. Mary Evans - an orphan, pregnant - 15
Anthony - a very inferior, lazy hand 23
Ben Wallace - Laborer at Mill - 27
Elizabeth - Hoe - 27
Mingo - 5
Henry - 4
Giles - 1
3/12
 

[Number, all told.] 139.
G. Noble Jones.

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