Assorted Barren County Court Records
Gorin Burris, Barren’s Black Roots Volume 1,
Gorin Genealogical Publishing,
(c) Feb 1992. Taken from County
Order Books, Indentures to Apprenticeship, and Circuit Court records.
From assorted Circuit Court records:
1799: Henry Roundtree owned Sall and
1805: Mary Rountree owned Little
Dave and Sall
Samuel Roundtree owned:
Ben, Jimmey, Rachel, Fanny and David Carter, David and Robert
Henry Roundtree owned: Ben
(29), Fanny (27), Rachel (33) and her child Rhoda (10 mos),
David Carter (16).
1809: Jesse Cox owned Sally and Dave
Mary Roundtdree: Rachel,
1814: Henry Winlock’s slaves: Lucy,
Isaac, Zachariah, Essex, Liddy, Caroline
(these had died prior to 1814
– all came from Jefferson Co to Barren.
1817: Mary Barbee sold Liddy.
1818: George Moore had servants, not
1819: Mary Barbee had: Lucy, Isaac,
Zachariah, Esses, Simon and Hannah. Latter two born
Jefferson Co KY
1825: Case filed 21 Sept 1825. Patsy
Astin vs Flemiong Short. Case involved slaves named Dilly,
Polly, Frank and Abby.
1837: Case 834 filed March 1837. Cites
the following slaves: Women: Polly, Mtilda, Mary
Violet and Charity. Men: Jo
and Reuben. Boys: Billy, George and Alanson. Girls: Sukey and
1852: Case of Nancy Bridges vs William
Bridges. Noted that Isaac Greer, deceased, left Nancy
two slaves; Marilla and
Calvin. His will included and also named Harriett (girl), Marilla and
her son Calvin, Charlotte
(girl), Lydia (girl) and Stephen (boy).
1853: Case 1978 filed 3 Jan 1853.
William C Yancy vs Josiah Bush. Included was a list of slaves:
Nancy, Mary, Sarah, Nimrom,
A___, Levi, Mary, Caroline, Samuel, Thomas, Julia,
Jefferson, Solomon, Ellen,
Francis, Anthony, Wm Lewis Poynter. Mother of the latter was
Julius. Also, Thomas.
1853: Case #1962 filed 22 Mar 1853,
Isaac M Scrivener vs Hiram K Lyons. Referenced that James
Button, decd., left an estate
and several slaves – believed to be four, not named.
1857: Slaves of Thomas Pare: Jim
(between 47 and 52), Sarah (37-42), Harriett (10-12), Clay
(8-10), Henry (6-8), Jane
(6-8), Julia (5-7), Caroline Elizabeth (3-4), Elbert (under 1).
1860: Maria Proctor of Bell’s Tavern
listed her slaves: Jourdan (40), Jim (90-100), Virgin
(55-60), Granville (19),
Harriet (32) and her children: Alice (12), Ginny/Jenny (6),
Henry (30 months), infant girl
(6 months), Martha 22, Mug 26, George Ann (24). In her
petition to enlarge Bell’s
Tavern, she also allotted funds to “removing and rebuilding 4
1865: Filed 8 Mar, Obadiah Britt
executors vs Susan Grayson and others. Slaves cited:
To Susan Grayson: James (boy),
Mary (girl), Ann (Girl) and John (boy).
To Mary Ann Matthews: Hiram
(boy) and George Ann (girl).
To Martha Wheeler: Susan
(woman) and Susan (girl).
To Frances Houchens: Wilson
(man), Richard (boy), Sarah Ellen (girl), Angeline (girl).
To O Britt: July Ann (girl),
Jane (girl), Amanda (girl), George (boy).
To A E Powell for schooling
the above plus Peter (boy), Mary (girl), Angeline (girl).
To J W U Britt: Albert (boy),
To Mrs S S Barrick: Aaron
To James Wood: Grace (girl).
To John W Britt: Elijah Jane
(girl) and Charles (man).
1868: Case filed 23 May of Bradberry and
Blankenship vs Blankenship. Will of Elijah Blankenship.
Lists slaves: Dorcas, Martin
1828: A mulatto boy named Henry (son of
Free Sally) bound to Dr George Rogers
(of Glasgow) to learn the
business of gardening and “horslery” until age 21.
1849: Division of estate of Thomas W Wade.
1st settlement: Ned, Billy, Nancy, Jane, Marion,
Peggy, Oliver and Ann Virginia.
2nd settlement: Daniel, Henry Clay, Edy, Rhoda & child
Cynthia, Nathan, Sophia, Thomas
Jefferson. 3rd settlement: Charles, Monroe, Kitty the
Elder, Mary, Kitty the Less,
Sarah, Malinda and her child George Harrison. 4th settlement:
Jourdan, Spencer, Lucinda,
Matilda &K child Louisa, Harriett, Austin, Sarah Frances.
Reference also made of George
who was about 75 years old and Lewis who was sick and
unable to work.
1851: Widow’s dower set in December for
Mary Herndon, widow of John: Slaves listed:
Charles (man), Alexander (boy),
Eliza (woman), Sharlett (woman), and Mary (woman).
Listed later also were Thomas
(man), James (man), Frank (boy), Elizabeth (girl), Luan
(girl) and Hardin (boy).
1861: Thomas, age 9, indentured to S W
1862: Alice (12), Alex (8) and George (6)
indentured to Wm Wells.
1864: Division of slaves of Jeremiah
Whitney among his heirs: Aaron, Fred, Dice.
1866: Note: All children have same last
name as to whom indentured except where shown:
Frank (age 12) and Mary (14)
indentured to Charles E. Bush
Jennick Nuckols (10) indentured
to Nannie E Nuckols.
John W (12), Frank (9),
Virginia (7), Aaron (5), Sarah (5) indentured to Virginia F Preston
Susan (orphan 11) indentured to
John D Courts.
Isaac Winlock (9) indentured to
J T H Winlock
Dannie (6), William (L2), Ellen
(9) indentured to W M Winlock
Elizabeth (6) indentured to W M
Susan (13), Charles (4)
indentured to David B Denton
George Henry (15), Theodocia
(12) indentured to Joseph R Garnett
Wesley Ballenger (10)
indentured to M R Gossom
King or Birdy Maupin (13)
indentured to W M Maupin
Elizabeth Bush (15) and Thomas
Bush (11) indentured to John Parker
Mary (7) indentured to E
Sam (12) indentured to M H
Robert (9) indentures to Susan
Henry (13) indentured to W L
Josephine (orphan 13)
indentured to Wm Hare.
Isabell (9) indentured to
Sam (14) indentured to Elijah
1867: Continuation of indentures:
George (orphan 12), Jane
(orphan 13), Sarah (orphan 9) indentured to S S Farris
Henry (15) indentured to
Thomas H Bradshaw
Eliza Wells (orphan 9), Jeff
Wells (orphan 6) indentured to R W Dougherty.
Scott (orphan 13) indentured
to George Gray.
Le Ann (6) indentured to John
John P (orphan 16) indentured
to S H Griggs
Hudson (16) and Frederick (12)
indentured to Robin Wood.
Larue (8) and Martha (4)
indentured to Martha Y Perkins
Sarah Jordan (11) indentured to
W F Redding.
Henry (15) indentured to John W
1868: Continuation of indentures:
Lewis Ballenger (13), Susan
Ballenger (10), Mollie Ballenger (7), Granville Ballenger
(5) indentured to U R
Everett Willis (5) and William
Ellis (3) indentured to John H Bagby.
Evelin? (11) indentured to
John L Barlow
John Preston (orphan, 10)
indentured to James Murrell
Sarah Ann Harris (age 5 on 17
July 1869) indentured to William Wells.
Ova/Ora/Osa Carden (9)
indentured to James Jordan.
Nelson (11) indentured to
Thomas F Carden
George (12) indentured to
Trigg (age 9 on 10 Aug 1872)
indentured to Alick Davidson.
Mattie Peden (age 3 in May
1874) indentured to B S Peden
1875: Andrew Jackson Deweese? (4) and
John Garman (15) indentured to L D Satterfield.
1878: John Will Hatcher (10) indentured
to J B Clack
1885: Eugene (13) indentured to W E Allen