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Michael Holt's Ledger, June 9, 1809

The following information is excerpted from a slave ledger maintained by Michael HOLT III 
1778 - 1842) family of Oak Grove Plantation (now the Alamance County Historical Museum), 
an antebellum farm consisting of 1690 acres located near the Village of Alamance.  
The slave ledger is entitled: "Michael HOLT'S Ledger, June 9, 1809. Orange County, N. Carolina, 
at my own house (Allimance)". Later journal entries were recorded by Michael's son, 
the textile pioneer, Edwin M. HOLT, and grandson, Lynn Banks HOLT.

William Murray VINCENT 
Curator, Alamance County Historical Museum

A Record of the Births of Negroes
List: Negro woman's (Patties) children by old Charles (born 1770)
1)	Mariah, born 31st day of June, 1809
2)	Harry, born March ____, 1811
3)	Guilford, born 14th April, 1813
4)	Eliza, born 18th April, 1816
5)	Caswell, born 16th April, 1818
6)	Orange, born 30th September, 1821
7)	Alexander, born 5th April, 1825
8)	Amanda Malinda, born 24th December, 1828

Mariah's children:
1)	Huldy, born 26th November, 1823
2)	George, born 29th January 1825, died 21st October 1831
3)	Wilkes, born 7th September 1828
4)	Milton, born 29th December, 1836
5)	Polly, born the 2nd January, 1838
6)	John, born the 13th April, 1837
7)	Eliath, born 5th October, 1840

Charity (born 1794 or 5), a negro woman, her children by Phillip, born 1797
1)	Celia, born the 8th January, 1817
2)	Jerry, born 14th April, 1818
3)	Ann, born 2nd January, 1820
4)	Rhoda, born 14th September 1821, died young
5)	Matilda, born 6th July, 1823
6)	Jinney, born 12th September 1826
7)	Caroline born 30th January, 1828
8)	Peter born 29th  November, 1830
9)	Unnamed stillborn child born 15th December, 1840

Sam, the blacksmith, born in 1782 or 1783 Easter, his wife, born 1785 to 1788

Negro woman Jude's children, Jude was born in 1797 or 1798 (children by Old Jim, born 1779):
1)	Mary, born December 1813
2)	Dicey, born 27th June, 1816
3)	Sidney, born 11th February, 1818, died 21 October 1834
4)	Jinney, born 12th November 1819, died
5)	Tom, born 11 December, 1820
6)	Tenor, born 15 October 1822
7)	Gilly, born 15 October 1824
8)	Amy, born 13 June 1826
9)	 Bobb, born 20 March 1829
10)	 Jim born July __ 1832
11)	 Darkus, born 15 December 1834
12)	 Rose, born 28 June 1837 - died with whooping cough 2 April 1838
13)	 Elba, Born the 21st June 1839

Eliza's children - Eliza herself born 18 April 1816 (Stephen, her husband, born 14th January, 1807):
1)	Kerncaley, born 22 March, 1833
2)	Caswell, Eliza and Stephen's child, born 16 June 1835
3)	Washington born 18 January, 1837
4)	Evaline, born 20 April 1839 Saturday
5)	Click, born 7 April, 1845
6)	Patty, born 28 November, 1847
7)	Elvira, born 16 June 1850
8)	Charles, born 25 December 1852
9)	Stephen, born 13 February, 1855
10)	- stillborn -

Hester's children (Hester born 1802):
1)	Eli, born March 1822
2)	Edy, born March 1824
3)	Henry, born March 1826
4)	Harriot, born February 1828
5)	Dave, born 22 June, 1830 - died September 25, 1830
6)	And
7)	Two twin boys born 5 August 1839 died the last of August 1839
8)	not named, born 15 January 1841 - died 22 January  
         Hester died in child bed January 21, 1841 buried with her child 22 January, 1841

Mary's children (Judes first born) Mary, herself born December 1813:
1)	Manerva, born 1828, died November 1832
2)	Madison, born 18th November 1834 - died 
3)	Lindsey, born 29th march 1836 - died June 28, 1837
4)	Andrew, born Wednesday 14th March 1838
5)	Julia, born Wednesday January 8, 1840

Dice's children (Dice born 27 June, 1816):
1)	Anderson, born 20th July 1836 - 1st son
2)	Silvie, born June 10, 1840

Lotty's children (She was born in 1802)
1)	Dennis, born 7 August 1830 - died
2)	Jorden, born 7 February 1832 - died
3)	[illegible] born 21 April, 1834 -- died
4)	[illegible] born 5 August, 1837 - died
5)	Shadrack, born 25 November, 1839

Rena's children (she born 1814):
1)	Belinda born 27 June 1827
2)	Caswell, born 17 February 1834
3)	Charles born 26 February 1836 - dead
4)	Sam, born 5 October, 1837
5)	Amy, born 31 August 1840 - died February 1841
6)	Orange, born 23 January 1843
7)	Perry, born 22 February, 1845
8)	Henry, born 20 May, 1847
9)	Martha, born 18 March, 1849
10)	Caroline, born 17 April 1851
11)	George, born 3 April 1853 - died
12)	Jesse, born 27 October 1854 - died
13)	Dennis, born 15 May, 1856 - died
14)	Amanda, born 21 December, 1858 - died
15)	Mary born Aril 1860

Tildy's children (She was born 6 July 1826):
1)	Ji__sy born 27 March 1843
2)	Munro born 6 October, 1845 died
3)	Moriah born 23 December, 1846
4)	Millen born 2 May, 1848
5)	John born 16 March 1850
6)	Calvin born 20 February 1852
7)	Wiley born 24 February 1854
8)	Leonard born 14 April 1856 - died 24 April, 1856
9)	Alfred born, 12 July 1858
10)	Jerry born 8 May, 1860
11)	Marshal born 8 June, 1862
12)	Infant, born dead 1864

Darkus' children (she born 15 December 1834)
1)	Joe, born 17 August, 1851 - died 22 April 1852
2)	Priestly, born 27th January, 1854
3)	Tom, born 24 March, 1856

Amy's children (she born 13 June, 1826):
1)	Michael, born 15 September 1851
2)	William, born 1 December, 1853
3)	9 months child died same day
4)	Anny, born 4th January 1857
5)	Beckca, born 25 May 1859

Nely's children:
1)	Martin, born May 1853
2)	Nelson, born 20 September 1855
3)	George, born 27 December 1857 - died 14 April 1857
4)	Aaron, born 10 February 1860
5)	Augustus, born March 1862 

Negro Patty's children
1)	Maria, born 1809
2)	[illegible], born march 1804
3)	Guilford, born April 1813
4)	

Taken the Hooping Cough 1838:
Michael HOLT'S Negro family with the Hooping Cough, 1838:
          Hulda, Amanda, Wilds, Nealey, Millan, Wasington, Matilda, Ginney, Peter, Henry, 
          Harriett, Gilla, Anna, Bob, Jim, Darkus, Rose, Anderson


March 1838
CARRIGANS Black family with Hooping Cough: 
	Betty, Caroline, Patty (died with the cough)

	Edwin M. HOLT's  Alfred, Thomas, James, Alexander and Frances with the cough (1838)
	Edwin M. Holts black family with the cough:
	Linda, Caswell, Sam, Isaac, Charles (dead with cough)

Emaline's children (she born 20 April, 1839):
1)	Alice, born 4 January, 1856
2)	Julia, born 22 June, 1860

Jenney's children (she born 27 March, 18__):
1)	William, born 10 July, 1858, died April 11, 1859
2)	Julius, born 2 July, 1860,   died April 11, 1859	


Submitted by William Murray Vincent
	         Alamance County Historical Museum	

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Added Dec. 25, 2002