Family History: Slave Name Roll Project: Releasing Slaves Names from will of Jesse Connell

Slave Name Roll Project

Releasing “Slaves Names” from will of

Jesse Connell

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Quote: True A. Lewis

Releasing slave names of…

Will, Sarah, Decca, Luke, Diner, Haggar (Hagarand) and Candes (Candis), Bedy, Berry, Edy, Steping, Darius (Darcius), Milly, Jack, Dick, Joseph, Stack, Soniersette (sp), Dice, Jeffery, Saconey (sp), Darkess (sp), Satery, and  Barrow.

While writing a blog post on my 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge, I happened upon the will of my 5th great grandfather, Jesse Connell (1762-1807) in Hancock Co., Georgia. As his will was very lengthy and being a former slave owner… this was a perfect will for me to “release their names” in celebration of February Black History Month. By doing this… I hope it might open up a door for someone in search of their African-American brick wall. My posts are written and submitted to the the  Slave Name Roll Project (About the Project) administered by Schalene Jennings Dagutis; she blogs at Tangled Roots and Trees.

Jesse Connell (1762-1807)

My 5x great grandfather, Jesse Connell was born in Surry Co., N.C., and married Penelope Poring Owsley (circ. 1763-1820) about 1795 in Hancock, Ga.

Children:

+ 1. Elizabeth Connell,   b. 1782, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, Hancock County, Georgia   (Age 75 years)
+ 2. William Connell,   b. 1787, Georgia 
+ 3. Newdigate Connell,   b. 1787,   d. 1821, Georgia  (Age 34 years)
4. Mary Connell,   d. Bef 1817, Hancock County, Georgia 
5. Sally Connell,   b. ca. 1795, Georgia   
+ 6. Ann Connell,   b. 21 Jun 1795, Hancock County, Georgia,   d. 22 Jun 1880, Crawfordville, Taliaferro, Georgia  (Age 85 years)  

The Last Will and Testament of Jesse Connell written in 1805… recorded Hancock Co., GA. 1807

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Source: Southern Anthology: Families on the Frontiers of the Old South , Family Search

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Will recorded: Hancock County, Georgia, Wills and Administration Records 1803-1826 vol D, 297 (FamilySearch.org Image 400)

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Will recorded: Hancock County, Georgia, Wills and Administration Records 1803-1826 vol D, 297 (FamilySearch.org Image 401)

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Will recorded: Hancock County, Georgia, Wills and Administration Records 1803-1826 vol D, 297 (FamilySearch.org Image 402)

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Will recorded: Hancock County, Georgia, Wills and Administration Records 1803-1826 vol D, 297 (FamilySearch.org Image 403)

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Black History_ Slave Name Roll Project

Releasing their Names….

slaves to penelope

Bequeathed unto his wife Penelope…. Releasing five Negroes namely Will, Sarah, Decca, Luke and Diner (it may possibly be Dinah)… during her natural life and at her death to be equally divided between my children after paying to my daughters Betsy Askew, Polly Simms, Sally Connell, and Ann Connell the sum of one hundred dollars each. (Diner did seem to be spelled as such on the appraisement inventory)

In the appraisement administrative records, I found Sarah listed at $350, Diner for $350.00, Will for $350.00, and Luke for $475.00… I did not find Decca, but I did find a woman that I thought read “Dice” for $300… which may be her.

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Bequeathed unto his daughter Betsy Askew... two Negroes now in her possession by the names of Haggar (Hagarand) and Candes (Candis). I did not find either name listed in the appraisement administrative records,  but several were only listed as boy or girl.

slaves to Polly3

Bequeathed unto his daughter Polly Simms… two Negros by the names of Bedy and Berry. I did not find either name listed in the appraisement administrative records… several were only listed as boy or girl.

slaves to Sally4

Bequeathed to my daughter Sally Connell… two Negroes by the names of Edy and Steping (Sepriey / Stepricy). In the appraisement administrative records, I found Edy listed as a girl for $375.00 and a boy, Step (?), listed for $200.00

slaves to Ann5

Bequeathed to my daughter Ann Connell… two Negroes namely Darius (Darcius) and Milly. In the appraisement administrative records, I found listed 1 girl as Daress (sp) for $250.00 and a girl Milley for $250.00

slaves to William 6

Bequeathed to my son William Connell.. two Negroes by the names of Jack and Dick. In the appraisement administrative records, I found a Negro man named Jack listed at $500.00 and Dick $(?).

slaves to Newdy 7

Bequeathed to my son Newdy Connell… two Negroes namely Joseph and Stack. In the appraisement administrative records, I found a Stack listed for $250.00, and one boy Jos (? Joseph) for $300.00.

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I found nine Negroes listed in the appraisement of inventory that were not listed… or either I could not match to their name in the will bequeathing them to Jesse’s children: Those on appraisement, not listed in will are: 1 Negro man same for $500.00, 1 Negro man Soniersette (sp) for $500.00, 1 male boy child $50.00, 1 woman Dice for $300.00, 1 small boy child Jeffery for $75.00, 1 boy Saconey (sp) for $300.00, 1 girl Darkess (sp) for $250.00, 1 girl Satery (sp) for $100.00, and 1 Negro man Barrow (sp) for $400.00

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Inventory of Jesse Connell Will… Will recorded: Hancock County, Georgia, Wills and Administration Records 1803-1826 vol D, 301-303 (FamilySearch.org Image 403)

An Inventory and Appraisement of the estate of Jesse Connell… d. 8th December 1807

    • Desk, bookcase & books… $60
    • Cupboard & Cupboards furniture… $40
    • Five tables…. $40
    • 1/2 dozen Windsor chairs… $10
    • 8 chairs… $4
    • 1 small looking glass… $1.25 / 1 large looking glass  $35 = $36.25
    • 1 dozen knives & forks… $2.50
    • Tea Chest, candlesticks, snuffers & ?… $6
    • 1 bed & furniture, curtains & sled… $75
    • 1 bed & furniture, and curtains… $80
    • 1 bed & furniture… $40
    • 1 bed & furniture… $50
    • 1 bed & furniture… $40
    • 1 bed & furniture… $45
    • 1 block??? .50, lug and gear… $2
    • 4 Trunks $362 1/2… seals & weights $2… = $562 1/2?
    • 3 flax wheels $4… 1 ???? $1 ….. 1 turene .50… = $5.50
    • 1 chair & harness… $75…. 1 cutting box of knife $2.50…. = $77.50
    • 1 Iron …(?) $12 …. 2 wheels… $3 ….. = $15.
    • kitchen furniture… $23.50
    • 1 loom and gus(?) $6 … wooden ware… $9.50 …. = $15.50
    • raw hides $3 … 1 washing tub $1 = $4
    • 2 jugs… $3 … 1 pair stil(?) yars (?) $4.75 = $7.75
    • 1 shot gun $500 …. 1 grindstone… $7 (they listed both at $8??)
    • 1 waggon & 4 pair gears… $80
    • 1 sorrel horse $20… 1 sorrel horse $100 = $120
    • 1 sorrel horse $100 … 1 sorrel horse $65 = $165
    • 1 black horse $70 … 1 sorrel horse $50 = $120
    • 1 sorrel mare and 1 bay filley $10
    • 1 bay mare & colt $100 … 1 black horse $130 = $230
    • 24 sheep $118 … 1 yoke oxen $10 = $128
    • 11 head cattle $77…. 5 cows & calves $50 = $127
    • plantation tools …. $30
    • 54 (?) head guso (?) …. $13.50
    • 1 Negro man Jack 500. 1 negro man (same)… $1000
    • 1 Negro man Soniersette (?) 500. Sarah 350…. $850
    • 1 male boy child… $50
    • 1 girl Edy 350. 1 woman dice 300… $675
    • 1 small boy child Jeffery… $75
    • 1 boy for 300. 1 boy Saconey 300… $600
    • 1 boy Stark 250. 1 boy Step 200… $450
    • 1 girl Darkess 250. 1 girl Satery 100… $350
    • 1 girl Milley 250. 1 girl Diner 350… $600
    • 1 negro man Will (?)…  $350
    • 1 negro man Luke… $475

 

  • 1 negro man barrow (?)… $400
  • 31 head hogs… $63
  • 1149 clean cotton… 15cts?…  $178.09 1/2
  • 1 wagon and hind gear… $4
  • 5 rubber? barons? $2.50 / 1 broad axe $1…. = $3.50

Total Appraisement of household of Jesse Connell…. $7898.21

There were several words I could not decipher on this inventory list… if you recognize the word I missed deciphering… please leave me a message.

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Genealogy Snippet:

Name:  Jesse Connell (often referred to as Rev. Jesse Connell)
Parents:  Thomas & Jemima Felton Connell (both need further research)
Spouse:  Penelope Poring Owlsley
Places:  Surry County, N.C.; Hancock Co., GA., Greene Co., GA.
Children:  Elizabeth, William, Newdigate, Mary, Sally, Ann Connell

Relationship to Jeanne Bryan Insalaco: 5th Great Grandfather

  1. Jesse Connell

  2. Elizabeth Connell

  3.  Penelope Askew

  4. Ann Elizabeth Dickenson/Dickerson

  5. Edgar Lawson McKinley

  6. Edgar Thomas McKinley

  7. Helen Rebecca McKinley (Bryan)

  8. Jeanne Bryan-Insalaco

(I can see that many names here need researching)

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