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Allen County Kentucky Indenture of Apprenticeships

Contributed by Sharon Tabor, Coordinator - Allen County KYGenWeb


 

Bob Indentured to Green B. Woodcock

 

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _thirteenth_ day of ___March_ one thousand eight hundred and ___sixty-five__ between __BOB a Free boy of color who is 11 years old the 10th day of October 1865__________

by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and ____GREEN B. WOODCOCK__of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, whoch parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion and at the request of G.B. WOODCOCK it is ordered that BOB a Free boy of color who was 11 years old the 10th day of Octr 1865 be bound as an apprentice to said G.B. WOODCOCK his former owner and a suitable person until he arrives to the age of 21 years to be taught the art and business of Farming and that the clerk of this county to be taught the art and business of Farming and that the clerk of this county prepare and enter unto suitable indenture with on behalf of said boy BOB ??? bound according to law

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place dna bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said ___Bob free boy of color__ apprentice to and under the said __G.B. Woodcock___ with _him_ to dwell, and _him_ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said __boy Bob___ shall arrive at the age of ___twenty one___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said ___boy Bob____shall faithfully serve the said __G.B. Woodcock__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of _his__ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demeand and behave __himself__; and the said ___G.B. Woodcock___  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said ___J.H. Collins__ that he, the said __G.B. Woodcock___ will teach the said __boy Bob__ the trade, art, and business of __Farming_ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said ___boy Bob_  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat _him_  with humanity --- that he the said __G.B.Woodcock_will  __at the end of the apprenticeship of said boy to give him a new, good, suit of clothes and pay him one hundred dollars; Provided however if the said Woodcock shall teach said boy to read and write then he shall not be bond  to pay sd $100

 

In witness whereof, the said _boy Bob__ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said __G.B. Woodcock__  hever hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins Clerk ACC

/s/ G.B. Woodcock


 

Caroline Indentured to James A Brite

 

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _ninth_ day of _April_ one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-six__ between __CAROLINE  a free girl  of color who was 12 years old the       day of         1866____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __JAMES A. BRITE___ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion and at the request of JAS. A. BRITE It is ordered that CAROLINE a free girl of color who was        years old the        day of          1866 be bound as an Apprentice to  sd . BRITE who was the  former owner and  a suitable person until she arrives to the age of 18 years to be taught the art and business of Housewifery. And that the  clerk of this county court prepare and enter into suitable Indenture with said BRITE in behalf of said girl

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place dna bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __girl Caroline ___ apprentice to and under the said ___ Brite__ with _him_ to dwell, and __him _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said    Caroline___ shall arrive at the age of __Eighteen ___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _girl Caroline__ shall faithfully serve the said __Brite as her__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of __her_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___herself__; and the said ___J.A.. Brite__  doth  for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said __. Collins__ that he, the said __J.A. Brite__ will teach the said _Caroline__ the trade, art, and business of __Housewifery__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __girl Caroline___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __her__  with humanity --- that he the said __J. A. Brite__will__ At the end of said apprenticeship of said girl Caroline to give her a new good suit of clothes and pay her fifty dollars: Provided however that of the sd Brite shall teach said Caroline  to read & write then he shall not be bound to pay said $50

 

In witness whereof, the said __Caroline__ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said ____J.A. Brite____  have hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins Clerk ACC

/s/ James A. Brite

 


George Ann Indentured to Mary A. Bruce

 

17

 

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _14th_ day of _August one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-six__ between __GEORGE ANN a free girl  of color who 6 years old the       day of  May 1866____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __MARY A. BRUCE___ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

on motion and at the request of MARY J. BRUCE  it is ordered that GEORGE ANN a free girl of color who was 6 years old the        day of   May  1866 be bound as an apprentice to said MARY J. BRUCE (her  former owner and  a suitable person) until she arrives to the age of eighteen years to be taught the art and business of House keeping. and that the  clerk of this county  prepare and enter into suitable Indenture with said MARY J. BRUCE  in behalf of said girl GEORGE ANN conditioned according to law.

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place and bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __George Ann ___ apprentice to and under the said _Mary J. Bruce__ with _her_ to dwell, and __her _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said    girl George Ann___ shall arrive at the age of __Eighteen ___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _girl George Ann__ shall faithfully serve the said __Mary J. Burce mistress, in all lawful business, according to the best of __her_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___herself__; and the said ___Mary J. Bruce__  doth for __herself___heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said __J.H. Collins__ that he, the said __Mary J. Bruce__ will teach the said _girl George Ann__ the trade, art, and business of __Housewifery__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __George Ann___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __her__  with humanity --- that he the said __M.J. Bruce__will__ at the end the apprenticeship of said girl Geo Ann  to give her a new good suit of clothes and pay her fifty dollars: Provided however if the said Mary J. Bruce shall teach said Caroline  to read & write then she shall not be bound to pay sd $50

 

In witness whereof, the said _girl George Ann__ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said __Mary J. Bruce____  hever hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins Clerk ACC

/s/ M.J. Bruce


 

Hannah Indentured to J A Brite

 

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _ninth_ day of _April_ one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-six__ between __HANNAH  a Free girl  of color who was 18 years old the 10th day of January  1866____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __J A. BRITE__ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion and at the request of J.A. BRITE it is ordered that HANNAH a Free girl of color who was 18 years old the 10th day of January 1866 be bound as an Apprentice to sd . BRITE who was the  former owner and  a suitable person until she arrives to the age of eighteen years to be taught the art and business of Housewifery. And that the said clerk of this county prepare and enter into suitable Indenture with sd BRITE in behalf of sd girl MARY (sic)

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place dna bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __girl Hannah ___ appretice to and under the said ___ Brite__ with _him_ to dwell, and __him _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprectice, until the said __girl Hannah___ shall arrive at the age of __Eighteen ___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _girl Hannah__ shall faithfully serve the said __Brite as her__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of __her_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___herself__; and the said ___. Brite__  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said __. Collins__ that he, the said __. Brite__ will teach the said __girl__ the trade, art, and business of __Housewifery__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __girl Hannah___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __her__  with humanity --- that he the said __Jas. A. Brite__will__ At the end of the Apprenticeship of sd girl to give her a new good suit of clothes and pay him fifty dollars: Provided however that is sd Brite shall teach said girl to read & wrtie then he shall not be bound to pay sd $50

 

In witness whereof, the said __Hannah__ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said ___________________________  have hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins Clerk ACC

/s/ James A. Brite


 

Mary Indentured to A. J. Richey

 

11

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _ninth_ day of _April_ one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-six__ between __MARY  a Free girl  of color who was 16 years old the 26th day of Decr  1865____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __A.J. RICHEY__ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion and at the request of A.J. RICHEY it is ordered that MARY a free girl be bound as an Apprentice to A.J. RICHEY who was the  former owner &  a suitable  until she arrives to the age of Eighteen years to be taught the art and business of Housewifery and that the  clerk of this county prepare and enter into suitable Indenture with said RICHEY in behalf of said boy (sic) conditioned according to law

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place dna bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __Mary___ apprentice to and under the said ___ A.J. Richey__ with _him_ to dwell, and __him _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said __girl Mary___ shall arrive at the age of __Eighteen ___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _girl Mary__ shall faithfully serve the said __A.J. Richey__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of __her_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___herself__; and the said __A.J. Richey__  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said __J.H. Collins__ that he, the said __Richey__ will teach the said __girl__ the trade, art, and business of __Housewifery__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __Mary___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __her__  with humanity --- that he the said __Richey__will__ At the end of sd Apprenticeship of said girl to give her a new good suit of clothes and pay her fifty dollars: Provided however that is said Richey shall teach sd girl to read & write then he shall not be bound to pay sd $50

 

In witness whereof, the said __girl Mary__ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said __A.J. Richey___  hever hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins Clerk ACC

/s/ A.J. Richey


 

Sam Indentured to WM. A. Brown

 

19

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

This Indenture made this _14th_ day of _August_ one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-six__ between __SAM  a Free Boy of color who was three years old the     day of January 1866____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __WM. A. BROWN___ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion  of  WILLIAM A. BROWN and at the request of MARY J. BRUCE she being the former owner It is ordered that  a free boy of color  be bound  an apprentice to said  WM. A. BROWN who is a suitable person until he arrives to the age of twenty one years to be taught the art and business of Farming and that the  clerk of the county  prepare and enter into suitable Indenture with said BROWN in behalf of said boy SAM conditioned according to law.

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place dna bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __Sam___ appretice to and under the said ___ Brown__ with _him_ to dwell, and __him _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said __Sam___ shall arrive at the age of __Twenty one___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _Sam__ shall faithfully serve the said __ Brown__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of __his_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___himself__; and the said  _Wm A. Brown__  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said

  _J.H. Collins__ that he, the said  __. Brown__ will teach the said __boy Sam__ the trade, art, and business of _a Farmer__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __Sam___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __him__  with humanity --- that he the said __W.A. Brown__ will __ at the end of the apprenticeship of said Boy Sam to give him a new good suit of clothes and pay him One Hundred dollars: Provided however that is said Brown shall teach said boy  to read & write then he shall not be bound to pay said $100

 

In witness whereof, the said __boy Sam__ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said __Wm. A. Brown___  hever hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins Clerk ACC

/s/ Wm. A. Brown


 

Taylor Indentured to Jas A. Brite

 

3

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _ninth_ day of _April_ one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-six__ between __TAYLOR a Free boy of color who was 17 years old the 2nd day of March 1866____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __JAS A. BRITE__ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion and at the request of J.A. BRITE it is ordered that TAYLOR a Free boy of color who was 17 years old the 2d day of March 1866 be bound as an Apprentice to said J.A.   BRITE his former and who is a suitable person until he arrives to the age of 21 years to be taught the art and business of farming And that the said clerk of this county prepare and enter into suitable indenture with sd Brite in behalf of sd boy TAYLOR conditioned according to law

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place and bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __boy Taylor free boy of color___ apprentice to and under the said ___J.A. Brite__ with _him_ to dwell, and __him _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said __Taylor___ shall arrive at the age of __Twenty one___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _boy Taylor__ shall faithfully serve the said __James A. Brite__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of __his_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___himself__; and the said ___J.A. Brite__  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said ___J.H. Collins__ that he, the said __J.A. Brite__ will teach the said __boy Taylor__ the trade, art, and business of __farming__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __boy Taylor___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __him__  with humanity --- that he the said __J.A. Brite__will__ At the end of the Apprenticeship of said boy to give him a new good suit of clothes and pay him one hundred dollars: Provided however that is sd Brite shall teach sd boy to read & write then he shall not be bound to pay him $100

 

In witness whereof, the said _______________ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said ___________________________  hever hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins Clerk ACC

/s/ James A. Brite


 

Sam Alexander Indentured to F. G. Mitchell

 

*This document is written in longhand rather than on the standard form*

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _8th_ day of _July_ one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-seven__ between __SAML ALEXANDER  a free boy  of color who was four years old the     day of  January 1867____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and _F.G. MITCHELL___ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion of  F.G. MITCHELL and by the request fo consent of POTAN ALEXANDER a woman of color It is ordered by the court that SAML ALEXANDER  free boy of color (an son of said Potan) be bound as an apprentice to said F.G. MITCHELL who is a suitable person until he arrives to the age of Twenty one years to be taught the art and business of Farming in all its various branches and that the Clerk of the County Court of this (Allen) County prepare and enter into suitable Indenture with said Mitchell in behalf of said boy SAML conditioned according to law.

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place and bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said _boy Saml___ apprentice to and under the said _Mitchell__ with _him_ to dwell, and __him _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said    boy Saml ___ shall arrive at the age of __Twenty one ___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _boy Saml_ shall faithfully serve the said __Mitchell as his__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of __his_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___himself__; and the said ___Mitchell__  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said __J.H. Collins__ that he, the said __Mitchell__ will teach the said _boy__ the trade, art, and business of __Farming__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __boy Sam  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __him__  with humanity --- that he the said __F.G.Mitchell__will__ At the end of said apprenticeship of sd boy  to give him a new good suit of clothes and pay him One Hundred Dollars: Provided however that of the said Mitchell  shall teach said boy Asa  to read & write then he shall not be bound to pay said $100

 

In witness whereof, the said __Saml__ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said _F.G. Mitchell____  hever hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins Clerk

/s/ Fountain G. Mitchell

 

 


Simons Indentured to J. A. Brite

 

13

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _ninth_ day of _April_ one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-six__ between __SIMON  a free boy of color who was 8 years old the 14th day of July 1865____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __J A. BRITE___ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion and at the request of J.A. BRITE It is ordered that SIMON a free boy of color who was 8 years old the 14th day of July 1865 be bound as an apprentice to said  BRITE who was the  former owner and is a suitable person until he arrives to the age of 21 years to be taught the art and business of farming And that the  clerk of the county court prepare and enter into suitable Indenture with said BRITE in behalf of said boy SIMON

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place and bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __boy Simon ___ apprentice to and under the said ___ Brite__ with _him_ to dwell, and __him _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said __Simon___ shall arrive at the age of __Twenty one___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _boy Taylor__ shall faithfully serve the said __ Brite as his__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of __his_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___himself__; and the said ___ Brite__  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said ___ Collins__ that he, the said __. Brite__ will teach the said __boy Simon__ the trade, art, and business of __Farming__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __Simon___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __him__  with humanity --- that he the said __Brite__ will __ at the end of the apprenticeship of said boy to give him a new good suit of clothes and pay him One Hundred dollars: Provided however that is said Brite shall teach ssaid Simon  to read & write then he shall not be bound to pay sd $100

 

In witness whereof, the said __Simon__ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said __J.A. Brite___  have hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins Clerk ACC

/s/ James A. Brite


 

Caroline Bell Gatewood Indentured to A. S. Walker

 

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _8th_ day of _July_ one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-seven__ between _CAROLINE BELL GATEWOOD  a free girl  of color who was eleven years old the        day of January  1867____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __A.S. WALKER___ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion of A.S. WALKER and by the request & consent of DAVID CARPENTER a man of color It is ordered by the court that CAROLINE BELL GATEWOOD a free girl of color and daughter of said DAVID CARPNTER who was eleven years old the      day of January 1867 be bound as an Apprentice to said A.S. WALKER who is a suitable person until she arrives to the age of eighteen years to be taught the art and business of Housekeeping in all its various branches. and  that  the clerk of the Court  prepare and enter into suitable Indenture with said WALKER in behalf of said girl CAROLINE BELL conditioned according to law.

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place dna bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __girl Caroline Bell ___ apprentice to and under the said _Walker__ with _him_ to dwell, and __him _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said __girl Caroline Bell___ shall arrive at the age of __Eighteen ___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _girl __ shall faithfully serve the said __Walker as her__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of __her_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___herself__; and the said ___Walker__  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said __. Collins__ that he, the said __ Walker__ will teach the said __girl__ the trade, art, and business of __Housekeeping__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __girl ___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __her__  with humanity --- that he the said __Walker__will__ at the end of the Apprenticeship of said girl to give her a new good suit of clothes and pay her fifty dollars: Provided however that is sd Brite shall teach said girl to read & write then he shall not be bound to pay said $50

 

In witness whereof, the said __Caroline Bell__ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said ___A.S. Walker__  have hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins Clerk

/s/ A.S.Walker

 

*This document is written in longhand rather than on the standard form*


 

Georgia Bruce Indentured to Robt D. Harris

 

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _14th_ day of _March_ one thousand eight hundred and _seventy__ between _GEORGIA BRUCE a girl of color____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __ROBT D. HARRIS___ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion of Plff  LOW (?) SHELBY  and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court the Deft W. ANDERSON had been duly summoned according to law appeared in court and gave his consent for the girl ?? BRUCE of color who is now living with him to be bound as an apprentice and the plff LOUISA SHELBY who claims the right to have said girl bound to her also came into court and abandoned that right; Wherefore it is ordered that GEO BRUCE a girl of color who was 9 years old the 15 day of June 1869 who has no relations living who are able to raise & support her be bound as an apprentice to ROBERT D. HARRIS  who is a suitable person until she arrives to the age of 18 years to be taught the art and business of Housekeeping in all its various branches. and that the clerk of the Clerk prepare and enter into suitable Indenture with said Walker in behalf of said girl CAROLINE BELL conditioned according to law.

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place dna bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __George Bruce___ apprentice to and under the said _Robt D. Harris__ with _him_ to dwell, and __& _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprectice, until the said __minor___ shall arrive at the age of __Eighteen ___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _minor Geo Bruce __ shall faithfully serve the said __Harris__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of __her_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___herself__; and the said ___Harris__  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said __. Collins__ that he, the said __. Harris__ will teach the said __minor__ the trade, art, and business of __Housekeeping__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __minor ___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __her__  with humanity --- that he the said __Harris__will__ at the end of the apprenticeship of the said minor to give her a new good suit of clothing suitable to the season and pay her Fifty dollars: Provided however that is said Harris shall teach said minor girl  Geo. Bruce to read & write then he shall not be bound to pay said Fifty dollard

 

In witness whereof, the said __George Bruce__ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said ___R.D. Harris__  have hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins Clerk Allen Co court

/s/ Robert S. Harris

 

 

*This document is written in longhand rather than on the standard form*


 

George Bruce

 

46

 

I GEORGE BRUCE of col. being the same girl that was bound to R.D. HARRIS on the 14th day of March 1870 and I having at this time Removed & now living with other persons & Said R.D. HARRIS and my Self has this day Settled & he has paid me the Entire amount that he agreed for his obligation to me and I herby Release Said R.D. HARRIS in full from this bond to me that is recorded in this book on page 47 and this is his Receipt an my acknow to the Settlement of all obligations whatever this May 2n 1879

 

Attest: G.W. HARRIS

/s/ GEORGE (her X mark) BRUCE

 


 

Noah Bush Indentured to J. A. Brite

 

53

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _20th_ day of ___November_ one thousand eight hundred and ___eighty-two__ between __NOAH T. BUSH a free boy of color  by W.H. READ, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and ____J.A. BRITE__of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion & by request of FRANCIS BUSH the Mother of NOAH T. BUSH a free boy of color and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court it is ordered that NOAH T. BUSH son of FRANCIS BUSH who is about 7 years old be bound as an apprentice to said J.A. BRITE who is a suitable person until he arrives to the age of 21 years to be taught the art and trade of Farming in all its various branches and that the clerk of this court  prepare and enter unto suitable indenture with said BRITE in behalf of said boy NOAH T. BUSH conditioned according to law

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said W.H. Read, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place and bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said ___Noah T. Bush__ apprentice to and under the said __J.A. Brite___ with _him_ to dwell, and _is_ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said __Noah T. Bush___ shall arrive at the age of ___twenty one___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said ___Noah T. Bush____shall faithfully serve the said __J.A. Brite__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of _his__ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave __himself__; and the said ___J.A. Brite___  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said ___Noah T. Bush__ that he, the said __J.A. Brite___ will teach the said __Noah T. Bush__ the trade, art, and business of __Farming_ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said ___Noah T. Bush_  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat _him_  with humanity --- that he the said __J.A. Brite_will  __at the end of the apprenticeship of said boy N.T. Bush to give him a new, suit of clothing suitable to the season and pay him one hundred dollars; Provided however if the said Brite shall teach said boy Noah T to read and write then he shall not be bound  to pay him the one hundred dollars

 

In witness whereof, the siad _Noah T. Bush__ by the said W.H. Read, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said __J.A. Brite__  hever hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ W.H. Read Clerk Allen County Court

/s/ James A. Brite


 

Amanda Manion Indentured to Thompson Manion

 

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _8th_ day of _February_ one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-nine__ between _AMANDA MANION a free girl  of color ____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __THOMPSON  MANION___ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion and on the written consent of RICHD MANION of color filed in court. It is ordered by the court that AMANDA MANION who was three years old the        day of October 1868. MARTHA MANION who was nine years old the      day of April 1868, SIMON MANION who was seven years old the     day of September 1868  all minor children of color who have no relatives living except RICHD MANION who consents for them to be thus bound able to raise and support them be bound as an Apprentice to said T MANION who was their former owner and  a suitable person the Girls MARTHA & AMANDA until they arrive to the age of Eighteen years each to be taught the art and business of housekeeping in all its various branches and the boy SIMON until he arrives to the age of Twenty one years to be taught the art and mistery of Farming in all its various branches: and that the Clerk of this court prepare & enter into suitable Indentures with said MANION on behalf of said children conditioned according to law.

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place and bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __Amanda Manion___ apprentice to and under the said _T. Manion__ with _him_ to dwell, and __him _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said __Amanda___ shall arrive at the age of __Eighteen ___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _Amanda Manion__ shall faithfully serve the said __T.Manion__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of __her_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___herself__; and the said ___T. Manion__  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said __.J.H. Collins__ that he, the said __T. Manion__ will teach the said __Amanda Manion__ the trade, art, and business of __housekeeping__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said ___Amanda Manion___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __her__  with humanity --- that he the said __T.Manion__will__ at the end of the Apprenticeship of said girl Amanda to give her a new good suit of clothes and pay her fifty dollars: Provided however that is said T, Manion shall teach said girl Amanda to read & write then he shall not be bound to pay said Fifty dollars

 

In Witness Whereof, the said ___Amanda Manion___ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said ___T. Manion____ have hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins clerk Allen County Court

/s/ Thompson Manion

 


Amanda Manion

 

(no page number, located between 35 & 37)

Received of T. MANION Fifty Dollars the amount in full due AMANDA MANION Girl of color so the apprentice of the said T. MANION by order of the Allen County Court made Feby 8th 1869 binding out the said MANDY and this payment is made by order of the Allen County Court made October 11, 1883 and this receipt shall operate and be a full payment and exemption to the said T. MANION from all claims whatever fo the said AMANDA MANION against him by reason of the sd apprenticeship

This Oct. 11th 1883

 

wit. R. MOORE

/s/ AMANDA (her X mark) MANION


 

Martha Manion Indentured to T. Manion

 

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _8th_ day of _February_ one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-nine__ between _MARTHA  MANION a free girl  of color who was nine years old the        day of April 1868____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __T. MANION___ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion of T. MANION and on the written consent of RICHD   MANION of color filed in court. It is ordered by the court that MARTHA  MANION who was nine years old the      day of April 1868, SIMON MANION who was seven years old the     day of September 1868  and AMANDA MANION who is three years old the      day of October 1868 all minor children of color who have no relatives living who are able to raise and support them be bound as an Apprentice to said THOMPSON MANION who was their former owner &  a suitable person the Girls MARTHA & AMANDA until they arrive to the age of Eighteen years each to be taught the art and business of housekeeping in all its various branches and the boy SIMON until he arrives to the age of Twenty one years to be taught the art and mistery of Farming in all its various branches: and that the Clerk of this court prepare & enter into suitable Indentures with said MANION on behalf of said children conditioned according to law.

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place and bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __Martha Manion___ apprentice to and under the said _T. Manion__ with _him_ to dwell, and __him _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprectice, until the said __Martha___ shall arrive at the age of __Eighteen ___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _Martha Manion__ shall faithfully serve the said __T.Manion__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of __her_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___herself__; and the said ___T. Manion__  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said __.J.H. Collins__ that he, the said __T. Manion__ will teach the said __Martha__ the trade, art, and business of __Housekeeping__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __Martha Manion___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __her__  with humanity --- that he the said __T.Manion__will__ at the end of the Apprenticeship of said girl Martha to give her a new good suit of clothes and pay her fifty dollars: Provided however that is said T, Manion shall teach said girl Martha to read & wrtie then he shall not be bound to pay said Fifty dollars

 

*This document is handwritten in longhand rather than on a form.  Part of the information is continued on a second page that is sealed behind this document but not readable as it was placed backwards*

 


 

Martha Manion Indentured to Thompson Manion

 

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _eighth_ day of _February_ one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-nine__ between _MARTHA MANION a free girl  of color who was nine years old the        day of April 1868____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __THOMPSON. MANION___ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion of T. MANION who was the former owner of MARTHA MANION a girl of color and who has no father or mother living and her uncle DICK MANION a man of color having been summond filed his consent in writing for said girl to be thus bound. It iss orderd by the court that said girl MARTHA be bound as an apprentice to T. MANION her former owner and a suitable person until she arrives to the age of Eighteen years to be taught the art and mistery of Housekeeping in all its varities  branches and that the clerk of this court prepare and enter unto suitable indentures with siad MANION

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place and bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __        ___ apprentice to and under the said ________ with _____ to dwell, and ___ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprectice, until the said __            ___ shall arrive at the age of _____ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _              __ shall faithfully serve the said __         __ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of ___ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave _____; and the said _____  doth for ____ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said   _________ that he, the said __        __ will teach the said __         __ the trade, art, and business of __        __ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __            ___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat ____  with humanity --- that he the said __          __will___________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________

 

In Witness Wherof, the said ____________________________________ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said _______________________________ have hereunto set their hand and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

*In longhand:

In Witness where of the said girl Martha Manion by the said J.H. Collins Clerk as aforesaid and the said T. Manion have here unto set their hands and seals and year first above written

/s/ J.H. Collins Clk Allen Co Court

/s/ Thompson Manion

 


Martha Manion

 

(handwritten note located between pg 49 & 50)

 

Rec’d of T. MANION fifty dollars the amount in full due MARTHA MANION Girl of Color as the apprentice of the said T. MANION by order of the Allen County Court - made Feb. 8th 1869 - binding out the said MARTHA and this payment is made by order of the Allen County Court made May 12th 1879 - and this receipt shall operate and be a full payment and exemption to the said T. MANION from all Claims whatever of the said MARTHA MANION against him by reason of the afsd apprenticeship

 

This May the 12th 1879

 

Attest BUFORD W. BRODBURN

 

/s/ MARTHA (her X mark) MANION


 

Simon Manion Indentured to T. Manion

 

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _Eighth_ day of _February_ one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-nine__ between _SIMON MANION a free boy  of color who was seven years old the        day of September 1868____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __T. MANION __ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion of T. MANION who was the former SIMON MANION a boy of color who have no father or mother  living & his uncle DICK MANION a man of color having been summond filed his written consent in court for said boy to be thus bound . It is ordered by the court that said boy SIMON be bound  as an Apprentice to  T. MANION this former owner and a suitable person  until he arrives to the age of 21 years to be taught the art and mistery of Farming in all its various branches: and that the Clerk of this  prepare and enter into suitable Indentures with said MANION on behalf of said boy conditioned according to law.

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place and bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __Simon  Manion___ apprentice to and under the said _T. Manion__ with _him_ to dwell, and __him _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said __Simon___ shall arrive at the age of __Twenty one ___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _Simon Manion__ shall faithfully serve the said __T.Manion__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of __his_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___himself__; and the said ___T. Manion__  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said __.J.H. Collins__ that he, the said __T. Manion__ will teach the said __Simon__ the trade, art, and business of __Farming__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __Simon Manion___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __him__  with humanity --- that he the said __T.Manion__will__ at the end of the Apprenticeship of said boy Simon Manion  to give him a new good suit of clothes and pay him one hundred dollars: Provided however that is said T, Manion shall teach said boy Simon to read & write then he shall not be bound to pay said One hundred dollars

 

In Witness Whereof, the said ___boy Simon Manion__ by the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk as foresaid, and the said __T. Manion___ have hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day an year first above written.

 

/s/ J.H. Collins clk  Allen County Court

/s/ Thompson Manion

 


 

Melvinah Moore Indentured to Simpson Moore

 

23

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _10th_ day of _December    one thousand eight hundred and _Sixty-Six__ between __MELVINAH MOORE a free girl  of color who     years old the       day of  ____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and _SIMPSON MOORE_of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

on motion and at the request of SIMPSON MOORE it is ordered that Joseph  aged     years the    day of           18   all negroes & children of color be bound as apprentices to said Simpson , who is a son of J.W. MOORE their former owner the said SIMPSON being a suitable person the boys JOSEPH and NEWTON until they arrive to the age fo 21 years to be taught the art and business of farming; And the girl MELVINAH until she arrive to the age of 18 years to be taught the art and business of House Keeping and that the clerk of the county court prepare and enter into suitable indenture with said MOORE on behalf of said children JOSEPH MELVINAH and NWTON conditioned according to law.

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place and  bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __Melvina Moore as an___ apprentice to and under the said _Moore__ with _him_ to dwell, and __him _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said    Melvinah Moore___ shall arrive at the age of __Eighteen ___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _Melvinah__ shall faithfully serve the said __Moore as her, master in all lawful business, according to the best of __her_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___herself__; and the said __Simpson Moore__  doth for __himself___heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said __J.H. Collins__ that he, the said __Moore__ will teach the said _ Melvinah __ the trade, art, and business of __Housekeeping__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __Melvinah___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __her__  with humanity --- that he the said __Simpson Moore__will__ at the end of the apprenticeship give  said girl Melvinah  a new good suit of clothes and pay her Fifty dollars: Provided however that if the said Moore shall teach said girl  to read & write then he shall not be bound to pay said Fifty dollars

 

In witness whereof, the said _Melvinah Moore__ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said __Simpson Moore____  hever hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins Clerk Allen county cout

/s/ Simpson Moore

 


 

Christopher Settle Indentured to Geo M. Settle

 

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _8th_ day of _October_ one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-six__ between __CHRISTOPHER  SETTLE  a free boy  of color who is 8 years old the 24th  day of    May 1866____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __GEO M. SETTLE___ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion and at the request of the Plaintiff G.M. SETTLE who was the former owner of the defendent LOUISA S. SETTLE a woman of color and her children and the said defendant LOUIA having been duly summoned appeared in court and gave her consent for her children (who are of color) (vis) SARAH E. SETTLE aged 10 years, CHRISTOPHER SETTLE aged 8 years and ASA SETTLE aged 5 years be bound as apprentices to G.M. SETTLE their former owner and a suitable person  the girl S.E. SETTLE until she arrives to the ages of 18 years to be taught the art and business of house keeping and the boys vs CHRISTOPHER and ASA SETTLE until they arrive to the age of 21 years to be taught the art and business of                         and that the clerk prepare and enter into suitable indentures with said SETTLE on behalf of sd Children vis SARAH E. , CHRISTOPHER and ASA conditioned according to law

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place and bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said _Christopher Settle as an___ apprentice to and under the said _G M. Settle__ with _him_ to dwell, and __him _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said    Christopher ___ shall arrive at the age of __Twenty one ___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _G.M. Settle__ shall faithfully serve the said __G.M. Settle as his__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of __his_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___himself__; and the said ___G.M. Settle__  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said __J.H. Collins__ that he, the said __G.M. Settle__ will teach the said _Christopher__ the trade, art, and business of __             __ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __Christopher   sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __him__  with humanity --- that he the said __G. M. Settle__will__ At the end of said apprenticeship of said boy Christopher  to give him a new good suit of clothes and pay him One Hundred Dollars: Provided however that of the said G.M. Settle  shall teach said boy Christopher  to read & write then he shall not be bound to pay said One Hundred dollars

 

In witness whereof, the said __boy Christopher Settle__ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said ____Geo M. Settle____  hever hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins Clerk Allen Co Court

/s/ George M. Settle


 

Sarah E Settle Indentured to George M. Settle

 

Indenture of Apprenticeship

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

This Indenture made this _8th_ day of _October_ one thousand eight hundred and _sixty-six__ between __SARAH E. SETTLE  a free girl  of color who was 10 years old the 22  day of    May 1866____ by J.H. COLLINS, Clerk of the county court of Allen County, in the State of Kentucky, of one part, and __GEORGE M. SETTLE__ of the other part;

 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly, the Judge of said Court is empowered to bind out orphans and poor children, which parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses, therefore the Court made the following order, to-wit:

On motion and at the request of G.M. SETTLE who being the former owner of LOUISA SETTLE a woman of color and her children and the said LOUISA having been duly summond appeard in court and gave her consent for her children who are of color (vis) SARAH E. SETTLE aged 10 years, CHRISTOPHER SETTLE aged 8 years and ASA SETTLE aged 5 years be bound as apprentices to said G.M. SETTLE (their former owner) and a suitable person  the girl S.E. SETTLE until she arrives to the ages of 18 years to be taught the art and business of house keeping and the boys vs CHRISTOPHER and ASA SETTLE until they arrive to the age of 21 years to be taught the art and business of                         and that the clerk prepare and enter into suitable indentures with said Settle on behalf of sd Children vis SARAH E. , CHRISTOPHER and ASA conditioned according to law

 

Now, therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said J.H. COLLINS, clerk of said Court, as above recited, hath put, place and bound, and by these presents, doth put, place and bind the said __Sarah E. Settle ___ apprentice to and under the said _Geo. M. Settle__ with _him_ to dwell, and __him _ to serve, in the condition, duty, and character of an apprentice, until the said    Sarah E. Settle___ shall arrive at the age of __Eighteen ___ years, fully to be completed and ended--- that, during all the said period, the said _Sarah E. Settle__ shall faithfully serve the said __G.M. Settle__ master, in all lawful business, according to the best of __her_ wit and ability, and in all things honestly, orderly and obediently demean and behave ___herself__; and the said ___G.M. Settle__  doth for __himself__ heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant and agree with the said __J.H. Collins__ that he, the said __G.M. Settle__ will teach the said _girl Sarah E. Settle__ the trade, art, and business of __Housekeeping__ and will find, provide for, and allow to the said __Sarah E.___  sufficient diet, wearing apparel, washing, lodging, proper medical attention, and all other things usually allowed to apprentices by good and just masters, and will treat __her__  with humanity --- that he the said __Geo. M. Settle__will__ At the end of said apprenticeship of said girl Sarah E. Settle to give her a new good suit of clothes and pay her fifty dollars: Provided however that of the sd  Settle  shall teach said girl  to read & write then he shall not be bound to pay said Fifty dollars

 

In witness whereof, the said __girl Sarah E. Settle__ by the said J.H. COLLINS, Clerk as aforesaid, and the said ____George M. Settle____  have hereunto set their hands and seals, on the day and year first above written

 

/s/ J.H. Collins Clerk Allen Co Court

/s/ George M. Settle