King Family of Estill
County KY Slave Records
Will of Major King, Recorded March 19, 1836
Slaves: Randall, Jeffy, Anthony, Jack, Dennis
Mary Jane, Fanny's oldest child to stay with my wife
until she arrives at the age of 21 and which time I wish
Folklore states that some of Major's slaves went to
Richmond, KY and passed as white.
Estill County Court Records
Celia King VS Samuel King
Celia complains of Samuel owing her $729.47. He is
disposing property and plans to leave the state. Berry
Stone is her agent and attorney, 20 Sept 1852. Celia
departed this life on 15 Aug 1853 It appears John
Chiles has become the owner by purchasing from Samuel
King. Slaves were: Hatty and Rose. Plaintiff has sent
Daniel and Caroline out of state ( they were slaves).
They are the children of Fanny. Celia had them since
they were babies. Samuel King sold his interest in the
slaves to John Chiles and run off one of Fanny's
children; Rillis. He tried to run out of state through
John McIntosh . Lackey belonging to Fanny and left in
the night. He may be with James Matherly. Celia was
left with Jincy. It was heard John Chiles sold Daniel
and Caroline in 1852. Daniel is a mulatto boy age 18
and Caroline is mulatto girl age 16. Samuel ( King)
moved to Iowa. George Smith was the attorney. Slaves:
Fanny age 35, yellow color, Anthony age 25, black, Hetty
15, yellow, Rosanna was yellow. They were in possession
of Celia after Major King's death. For keeping Fanny
and Hetty in jail 36 days ( $29.52) Rosanna, 15 days,
($6.15) Deposition of John McIntosh: Carolina and
Daniel were off to Ohio. Celia said she had Daniel King
take them to a free state. Celia did not want them to
serve Samuel's wife. Another slave Amelia is mentioned,
she is the daughter of Fanny.
Jack and Davis, slaves to be sold.
* Family tradition stated that Celia did not want her
daughter-in-law, Rachel Lowe King to have the slaves.
She told her son-in-law to take them to the river and
set them free. The court record above supports this