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Cheatham Slave-Mary Ann

Submitted by Quan Arnett Pruitt, Courtesy of E.W. Wallace


As a comment: Catharine Caroline (nee Cheatham) Maloney, wife of Delaware P. Maloney, later of Henderson Co., KY, must have given (or sold) this slave to her sister Nancy Cheatham, who later became Mrs. George Negley.

Henderson Co., KY Deeds, Vol. K-L 1843-1847    -   Family History Library film 572,577

(This citation should accompany any publication of that deed, which is a public record.)


Henderson Co.,, KY Deed Bk K-75
E. Cheatham to C. C. Maloney  [in margin]
Know all men by these presents that I Eleazar Cheatham of the County of Lunenburg and State of Virginia for and in consideration of the love and affection which I have for my daughter Catharine Caroline Malony wife of  Delaware P.
Malony of the same county, also in order to contribute to the  support of my said daughter, I have lent unto her the said Catharine  Caroline Malony the following property to wit one Negro Girl named Mary Ann about  nine or ten years
of age, one bed, bedstead and furniture marked E.C. one dozen  plates and four dishes and half dozen rush bottom chairs To Have and To Hold  the said slaves and other property, free of hire, but during my pleasure only  hereby
declaring that the possession of the said slave and other property by the said Catharine Caroline Malony is under a loan from me, that I may take  possession of the said Slaves, and other property and the future increase of the  said
slave whensoever I please, and that t.. to all intents and purposes my  property
Witness my hand and seal this 13th day of December  1833.                    
                            Eleazer Cheatham {seal}

In Lunenburg County clerks office 13th December 1833 Eleazer  Cheatham part to the above deed of loan came before me in my office &  acknowledged the same to be his act and deed, which by law admitted to  record
Teste Wm. H. Taylor, CC
A Copy Test Wm. H. Taylor, CC
This Indenture with the certificate of the Clerk of the County Court of Lunenburg thereto annexed was delivered into ..the clerks office of the County Court of Charlotte the 5 day of March a834 and admitted to record
Teste Winslow Robinson
I William D. Allison clerk of the Henderson County Cort in the State of Kentucky, do certify that this deed of loan from Eleazer Cheatham to Catharine Caroline Malony with all the certificates thereon was this day truly recorded in my office Witness my hand this 5th day of July 1843
Will D. Allison

1851 Will Book C-112 Henderson County KY

NANCY O. CHEATHAM.  Second wife of George Negley, she had no children.  Her 1851 will C-112, Henderson Co., KY names her brother Eleazar Cheatham and her sister Catharine Maloney and two nieces, Elvira Maloney and Martha Ann Maloney.  Her sister was Catherine Maloney (nee Cheatham), wife of Delaware Maloney, and her brother was Eleazar Cheatham.  They were originally of Lunenburg Co., VA, as discovered recently in a Henderson Co. deed.


    Of interest is Nancy (Cheatham) Negley's will dated 1851, Will Bk C-112: 


 "In the name of God Amen I Nancy O. Negley do declare this to be my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all others.  1st, I will my negro girl named Virginia to my beloved sister Catharine C. Muloney [Maloney].  Also my woman Mary to her Catharine, she paying to Miles H. Cooksey the one sixth part of her former valuation.  Also to said sister my buggy and all the money coming to me except one hundred dollars due from my brother Eliazer Cheatham, which I bequeath to him.  My bed and bureau, also my spinning wheel to my niece Elvira Maloney.  My dressing box as a Keepsake to niece Martha Ann Maloney."  Henderson Co July 27th 1851 (s) Nancy O. Negley.  Witnesses:  F. W. Davis, J. S. Priest.  The will was proved Sept Ct 1851 (E 628-633).