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FLOYD COUNTY INDIANA
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Misc. Rec. of Floyd  Co., IN[1]; Proof of Freedom, dated Nov 17, 1847 –State of IN, County of Floyd: “Theundersigned bing duly sworn depose and say that they have known Emanuel Moore commonly called Emanuel Carter (after his maternal kindred) who is 5/ 11 ½ " high (in height) has a scar on the right side of his under jaw, one scar on the big toe joint of his left foot, and one on the outside of the right foot extending from the second toe to the edge of the foot (the two last from cuts with an axe), is a light mulatto rather well made (reports himself to be about 28 years old) for ___ years past, that said Emanuel has been for that  time reputed to be a free man of color and that they verily belivef said Carter is a free man and a citizen of the State of Indiana [signed] W. A. Clapp, Isham Key, Isaac Brooks, E. R. Day] “I have not examined the scars on his feet. Signed and sealed before me this 17 Nov. 1847, Wm. A. Scribner” Clerk.  –Mason C. Fitch, John E. Meyers, W. C. Conner. “I have known the above Negro Emanuel Carter from his childhood, and know that he grew up in this county of Floyd and State of Indiana. [signed]Wm. A. Scribner, City of New Albany, Clerk 
[1] Miscellaneous Court Records of Floyd Co., Indiana, by Pamela Peters 02 15 06; 929.F645MR, pg 49
Submitted by Sue Carpenter

 
Misc. Rec. of Floyd Co., IN[1]; Deed of Manumission 16 Dec 1858: Known by all men by these presents that I, Samuel K. Snead, born in the County of Jefferson State of Kentucky and a citizen of New Albany, State of Indiana between 1832 and the year 1835, do by these presents give, grant, convey and deliver to Elsie Willett, a free man of color and a resident of the city of Louisville, State of Kentucky, all the right, title and interest I have in said Elsie as a slave for life. Witnesseth that whereas the said Elsie Willett is a negro woman 37 years of age with a large robust frame, light brown or copper complexion and about 5’5-6" in height and that in the year 1832 I carried said Elsie Willett then Elsie Greene, a Negro girl, 11 years of age, to New Albany, State of Indiana, where I retained her in my family until the 4th day of July, 1839, when with my knowledge and consent she became to all intents and purposes a free woman at 18 years of agee—the said Elsie Willett was taken by me to Indiana with a knowledge of the laws of said state upon the subject of slavery-and with the intent that said Elsie Willett should be and become free. The above descriptions and recitals are made by me to have the full virtue and effect to intents and purposes of a deed of emancipation of the said Elsie Willett. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9 day of December 1858 [signed] Samuel K. Snead. Witness: J. W. Reineking, Edward W. Hurlbert; Notary by James G. Harrison, recorded of Floyd County, Indiana. December 16. 1858.
[1] Miscellaneous Court Records of Floyd Co., Indiana, by Pamela Peters 02 15 06; 929.F645MR, pg 49
Submitted by Sue Carpenter