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Mason County Emancipation Records

Courtesy of Bobbie Linn, permission granted by same

 

Emancipation of Cassius Triplett

Filed in Book 50 at page 5 of the deed records of Mason County, Ky

May 1, 1841

Francis T. Chambers of Mason County, KY sets free his "mulatto man slave named Cassius Triplett, aged about 49 or 50 years."

 

Emancipation of William Ball

Recorded in Book 50 at page 61 of the deed records of Mason County, KY

July 12, 1841

"...I, Everett Stillwell of Mason County, Kentucky, do by these presents emancipate and set free my negro man slave named William Ball...Said slave, William Ball, is about 27 years of age, five feet eight inches high, yellow complexion."

 

Emancipation of Lewis Coffee

Filed in Book 52 at pages 371/372 of the deed records of Mason County, Kentucky

June 12, 1843

Rebecca Drake, widow of Jacob Drake, deceased, and Miles C. Drake, for himself and as executor of William H. Drake, deceased, and Milton Dougherty and Susan C. Dougherty, his wife, and George Riley and Elizabeth Riley, his wife, and Cornelius Drake, heirs at law of Jacob Drake, in consideration of the faithful service of Lewis Coffee, a negro slave, once the property of Jacob Drake and who was assigned to Rebecca Drake as dower in the slaves of her husband, do hereby emancipate Lewis from further bondage as a slave and grant him with as full liberty as he is capable of enjoying, and we hereby release and discharge him from any further obligations of service to us.

Lewis is described in open court in the town of Washington as 5 feet 10 inches high, yellow complexion and aged 30 or 40 years.

 

Release of Edmund

Filed in Book 55 at page 249 of the deed records of Mason County, KY

July 21, 1846

John M. Morton of Mason County, KY, releases all right, title and interest he had to "Edmund", a man of colour, aged about 49 years old, formerly the slave of said John M. Morton, and relinquishes any right to services from Edmund
 

Emancipation of Alvin Green

Filed in Book 55 at page 407 of the deed records of Mason County, KY

December 14, 1846

I, Thomas Parry of Mason County, KY, do hereby emancipate and set free my negro man, Alvin Green, who is 5 feet 9 inches high, about 40 years of age and of dark complexion.

 

Emancipation of Alexander Gerard

Book 54, Pages 158 & 159 of the Deed Records of Mason County, KY

"I emancipate my slave, Alexander Gerard, a black man, stout and well made, about six feet high, aged thirty-six years. Given under my hand and seal January 15, 1845. D. Morris"

"State of Kentucky Mason County

Deed of emancipation from David Morris to Alexander Gerard was produced in open court and acknowledged by the said David Morris to be his act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned. And the same as ordered to be recorded. The said Alexander Gerard being in open court is five feet eleven and one fourth inches high and of dark complexion. Whereupon the said David Morris executed and acknowledged in open court a bond for the support of said negro with Warner Wilson as his security in the penalty of five hundred dollars.

Attest: John James Key, Clerk
of the Mason County Court"

 

Emancipation of "Haskin"

Filed in Book 55 at page 205 of the deed records of Mason County, KY

June 8, 1846

I, Peter S. Anderson, of Mason County, KY, "emancipate and set free my negro man named Haskin, now about 60 years old, six feet high and of black complexion."

Record notes that Haskin is "lame and ruptured."

 

Emancipation of Henry by George S. Savage

Filed in Bood 54 at page 353 of the deed records of Mason County, KY:

August 11, 1845

Deed of emancipation of “Henry” from George S. Savage of Mason County, KY:

"emancipate and forever set free from servitude my negro man slave, late the property of William McDonald, decd., named Henry, about 49 years old of black color and five feet, five inches high."

Bond with Washington Prather, Thomas Small and William Watson for $500.
 

Emancipation of Henry Hedgmen

Filed in Book 54 at page 235 of the deed records of Mason County, KY

Know all men by these presents that I, Marshall Key, of the town of Washington, County of Mason and State of Kentucky do, by these presents, emancipate and set free from slavery my negro man slave, Henry Hedgman, aged between sixty and seventy years. He is a dark mulatto five feet seven inches high. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of April 1845.

Marshall Key


The following recorded August 28, 1845:

Mason County, KY April Court, 1845

Deed of Emancipation from Marshall Key to Henry Hedgman was produced in open court by the said Key to be his act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned, and the same is ordered to be recorded, and the said Henry Hedgman being in open court is five feet seven inches high between sixty and seventy years of age and dark complexion. Whereupon the said Marshall Key executed and acknowledged in open court a bond for the support of said Hedgman with Harrison Taylor as his security in the penalty of five hundred dollars conditioned according to law.

Attest:
John James Key, Clk.

 

Emancipation of Henry Kirk

Filed in Book 55 at page 365 of the deed records of Mason County, KY

June 4, 1846

I, John Hall, of Scott County, KY, from motives of benevolence and humanity... do hereby set free from slavery my negro man, Henry, alias Henry Kirk, aged about 45 years (black complexion, 5 feet 5 inches high).

Proved by the oath of James A. Johnston
Deed further proved by Horace B. Hill

 

Emancipation of Jacob Masterson

Filed in Book 55 at page 27 of the deed records of Mason County, KY

January 12, 1846

James Ward, Jr. and James Haynes of Mason County, KY, "emancipate and set free our negro boy named Jacob (who calls himself Jacob Masterson), about 5 feet 8 1/4 inches, mulatto color, and aged about 33 years and being the same boy sold to us by Robert Moran."

 

Emancipation of Edmund Middleton

Filed in Book 54 at Page 255 of the deed records of Mason County, KY

Know all men by these presents that for and in consideration of ____ hundred dollars to me in hand paid, I have this day emancipated and set free and do hereby emancipate and set free the negro slave Edmund and do hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Edmund to warrant and defend the liberty hereby granted to him against the claim or claims of all persons claiming from, by, through or under him and against the claims of all persons whomsoever.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of April 1845.

R. T. Blanchard

The following recorded June 16, 1845:

Mason County, KY April Court 1845

Deed of emancipation from Robert T. Blanchard to Edmund Middleton was produced in open Court and acknowledged by the said Robert T. Blanchard to be his act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned. And the same is ordered to be recorded. And the said Edmund Middleton, being in open court, is five feet seven inches high, dark complexion and upwards of thirty years of age.

Whereupon the said Robert T. Blanchard executed and acknowledged in open court a bond for the support of said Edmund Middleton with Thomas Forman as his security in the penalty of five hundred dollars conditioned as the law requires.

Attest:
John James Key, Clk

 

Emancipation of Bob Roper


Filed in Book 55 at page 205 of the deed records of Mason County, KY

June 8, 1846

I, Hamilton Gray of Mason County, KY, "emancipate and set free my negro man named Bob Roper, of black complexion, about 56 years old and about 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high..."




 

  

 

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