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Western Citizens Newspaper Excerpts

Submitted by: Kellie Scott

Compiled by: Patty Marsh Biddle

 

Fifty dollars reward for two negro slaves who ran off in Nicholas County, if found secure them in jail or deliver them to the Upper Blue Licks, John Leeper, 1810.

 

Circuit Court of Bourbon will sell slaves of Nathanial Parrish, Dec’d, John Hughes, 1817.

 

Negroes for sale at Grant’s Old Station, in Bourbon County, 1820.

 

Negroes for hire, will take pork for payment, John Syme, 1820.

 

Henry Timberlake wishes to hire a negro woman until Christmas, 1826.

 

Bourbon Circuit Court will sell Larry’s Heirs Slaves at Stipp’s Crossroads, in Bourbon County, 1826. (* I believe this surname to actually be Lairy, prominent family in this area-Kellie Scott)

 

Public Sale of Slaves of Elizabeth Ashurst by Robert Ashurst, 1838.

 

12 negroes at public auction in town of Paris, on the Public Square, belonging to the estate of James Whaley, deceased, 1847.

 

Free blacks, address of Messrs. Davis and Williams, the candidates to represent this county, in the state convention. 1849

 

For sale 6 negroes, by Executors of George Edwards, dec’d. property of Elizabeth Edwards, deed at residence of George Smith four miles NE of Paris on Stoner, 1850.

 

Robert Barnett of Lincoln County, emancipated 19 slaves and took them to Cinn., Ohio to buy them land in Ohio and Indiana, 1859.

 

Sale of Slaves, John and George S. Grimes, 1860.

 

Public hiring of slaves and renting of land by Peter Hedges, Guardian of A.S. Smith, 1860.

 

Twenty five negroes have been seized by the Rebels, in the vicinity of Bowling Green, recovered in Nashville, and returned to their masters, 1862.

 

Four slaves taken to Cincinnati from Lexington on Saturday and manumitted. 1862

 

Public Sale of Slaves at the late residence of William Scott, about two miles from Hutchison’s Station, 1863.

 

Attention to persons who have had negroes impressed for government work call on Col. Simpson who will pay the demands of all claimants of such labor, 1864.

 

From Camp Nelson, Notify owners at once that negroes must be returned after the holidays, 1864.

 

Gov. Bramblett and Gov. Robinson also issue orders to enroll negroes in our county, 1864.

 

Slaves and free colored persons liable to military duty in the 6th Congressional District in 1090 slaves and 102 free, 1864.

 

Citizens of the county are requested to report all pauper negroes in their Districtx, 1865.

 

I will prosecute any persons harboring any of my negroes, Joshua Owings, 1865.

 

SOURCE:  Chronological Accounts as Published in the Western Citizen Newspaper   Compiled by Patty Marsh Biddle