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1860 Slave Schedule for Hancock County, TN


This transcription was generously donated by Hallie Price Garner .


1860 Slave Schedule for Hancock County, Tennessee transcribed by Hallie Price Garner

Who Said Mountain Counties Had No Slaves? Slave Census Schedule for Hancock County, Tennessee 1860 National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group M653, Roll #282

Many people believe that East Tennessee, because it was mountainous and had a large Union sympathizing population, had few slaves. By comparison with many counties in the deep south where a plantation economy was more common, that is true. But there were slaves, even in an area like Hancock County that was comprised mostly of small farmers. There were two census schedules made of slaves at the same time as the regular census was taken—in 1850 and 1860. Because the 1860 shows the situation closest to the Civil War, I have chosen to extract that information for those who might not have access to the microfilm. The slave schedules do not show the names of the slave—just the owner's name. It does however show the age, sex and color of the slave. There was a total of only 66 slaveowners and 243 slaves. John Simpson and Mrs. Tucker (relationship unknown) were the largest with 29 slaves together.

Only a few of the owners were large slaveholders. Some districts had very few slaves. This probably explains the low amount of Confederate volunteers in the county during the war. The slave census was taken by Joseph Campbell. There was also a column in the schedules for freed (manumitted) slaves, but none were listed in Hancock Co. so I did not include that column. You will note that often there is not a separate house for slaves, so one would assume that they lived in the same house with the rest of the family and were most likely household workers rather than field hands. For the sake of accuracy, I have retained the spelling as it was written by the census taker. Districts in this schedule do not always correspond to those districts in the Free Schedules. The page numbers are the way they are labeled on the film. B=Black, M=Mulatto.

Page District & Date Name of Owner Age Sex Color Notes Houses

1 Town of Sneedville 1 June 1860 Lea Jesse, Employer 20 F B

James Connor, Owner 12 F B

Anderson Campbell, Owner 25 F B

9 F M 1

John Grayham Hueston, Owner 50 F B

6th District, Out of Town William D. Trent, Owner 16 M B

13 M B

S. F. McCullough, Owner 21 F B

Joseph Campbell, Owner 19 M B

18 F B 1

Briar Creek District Richard Row, Owner 12 M B

Elisabeth Row, Owner 41 F B

18 M B

11 F B

8 F M

2 F B

2/12 F B 1

Mills District Elizabeth Cantwell, Owner 32 M B

22 F M

10 F B

9 F B

7 M B

5 F B

3 F B

9/12 F B 1

22nd Walker's District Archibald Mccoy, Owner 35 F B

16 F B dull

9 M B

2 M B 1

Ewel Jourdin, Owner 23 F B

5 M B

1 M B 1

John Mills, Owner 18 F M

1 F B 1

David Hipshire, Owner 13 F M

(twins) 13 M M

John Wolf, Owner 23 F B

20 F M

14 F B dull

12 M B

2 M M

1 M B

Hiram Tucker, Owner 40 M B

40 F B

28 F B

21 M B

16 M B

10 F B

8 F B

6 M B

5 F B

3 F B

3/12 M B

John Simpson & Mrs. Tucker, Owners 60 M B

40 M B

35 M B

35 F B

30 F B

30 M B

25 F M

25 F B

F B

25 M M

2 24 M B

23 M B

22 M B

21 M B

20 F B

16 M M

15 M B

12 M M

10 F B

9 M M

7 F B

6 F M

3 F B

2 F B

1 F B

11/12 F B

9/12 F M

6/12 M B

4/12 F M 6

Murrell Dist, June 28, 1860 Hiram Mills, Owner 50 F B

22 F B

13 M B

5 M B 1

Barnet Cantwell 25 F B

19 M B

17 M B

13 F M

7 M B

3 M B 1

L. F. Wells, Owner 60 F B

33 F B

17 M B

15 M B

13 M B

10 F B

8 F B

4 F B

7/12 M B 1

Sampson Williams, Owner 7 F B

5 M B

Holland District, July 2nd Thomas Green, Owner 24 F B

23 M B

21 M B

19 F B

1 M M 2

10th Davis District Wilson Seal, Owner 13 F B

In trust for minor heir, Orvel Johnson 12 M B

Levisy District Hiram Hurd, Owner 9 F M

19th Wallen District E. O. Anderson 65 M B

3 Click District, 24 Jul 1860 George Anderson 67 F B

26 F B

21 F B

20 M M

5 M M 1

James M. Moneyhun, Owner 30 F B

10 F B

8 M B

5 M 1

William J. Payn, Owner 22 F B

3 M B

2 M B 1

Hiram Horton, Owner 34 F B

14 M B

9/12 M B

In trust, Sarah E. Horton, Owner 2 M

30th District, Mulberry Gap Susannah Nichols, Owner 37 M B

16 M M

12 F M 1

William Claiborne, Owner 30 F B 1

William Riley, Owner 35 M B

28 F B

28 F B

11 F B

10 M B

7 F B

4 M M

3 M B

1 M B

1 M B

1 F B 2

D. P. Gilbert, Owner 30 M B 1

Peter Livingstone, Owner 57 M B 1

John Fugit, Owner 40 M B

30 M B

15 F B

12 M B 1

John Richie, Owner 18 F M

2 M B

7/12 F B 1

Martha Thomas, Owner 67 F B

27 F M

3 M B

2 M M

2/12 M M 1

Sumpter District, Aug 2, 1860 Thomas R. Coleman, Owner 29 M B

29 F M

19 M B

11 F M

8 M M

6 F M

5 F M

4 M M

2 F M

3/12 M B 1

Joseph Parkey, Owner 20 F B

13 M B

11 M B 1

William S. Thomas, Owner 18 F B

17 M M

10 F M

1 M M 1

Sarah Walker & Mother, Owners 12 F B

Robert Richie, Owner 17 M M

14 M B

10 F B

9 F B

Elbert Overton, Owner in trust for minor heirs 55 M B

17 F B 1

C. R. Coalman, Owner 12 F B

Peter Parkey, Owner 14 F M

4 Four Mile District, Aug 7 1860 Johnithan Bales, Owner 26 F B

4 M M

2 F B 1

Rachel Bales & 5 others, Owner 46 F B

11 M B

7 M B

10/12 F B 1

Calip Bales, Owner 52 M B

35 F B

26 M B

1 M B 1

Pleasant Tankersly, Owner 50 M B 1

Mary Herrel & 5 Others, Owners 33 M M

William Overton & 3 others, Owners 20 F B

15 M B

12 M B

11 M M

11 M B

3 M B 1

Ann Overton & 3 others, Owners 50 M B

35 F B

16 M B

16 M B

4 F B

1 M B 2

T. J. Overton, Owner 23 M B 1

Landon C. Minten, Owner 33 F B 1

Joseph C. Minten, Owner 35 M M 1

James Montgomery, Owner 34 F B 1

Patterson Breeden, Owner 20 M B

14 F B 1

Henry Yeary, Owner 25 F B

14 M M

8 M B

6 F B

Joseph Parkey, Owner 50 F B

37 F B

35 M B

32 M B

22 M B

15 M B

9 M B

13 M B 1

Lucyan Montgomery, Owner 50 F B 1

M. B. Overton, Owner 38 M B

30 F B

11 F B

10 F B

3 M B

2 M B 1

In trust for 3 minor heirs 52 F B

14 F B 1

Hugh Parkey, Owner 35 F B

2 M B

Isaac Parkey, Owner 10 F B 1

Index

Anderson, E. O. 4 Anderson, George 4 Bales, Calip 7 Bales, Johnithan 6 Bales, Rachel 7 Breeden, Patterson 7 Campbell, Anderson 1 Campbell, Joseph 1 Cantwell, Barnet 3 Cantwell, Elizabeth 1 Claiborne, William 5 Coalman, C. R. 6 Coleman, Thomas R. 6 Connor, James 1 Fugit, John 5 Gilbert, D. P. 5 Green, Thomas 4 Harrel, Mary 7 Hipshire, David 2 Horton, Hiram 5 Horton, Sarah E. 5 Hueston, John Grayham 1 Hurd, Hiram 4 Jesse, Lea 1 Johnson, Orvel 4 Jourdin, Ewel 1 Livingstone, Peter 5 McCoy, Archibald 1 McCullough, S. F. 1 Mills, Hiram 3 Mills, John 2 Minten, Joseph C. 7 Minten, Landon C. 7 Moneyhun, James M. 4 Montgomery, James 7 Montgomery, Lucyan 8 Nichols, Susannah 5 Overton, Ann 7 Overton, Elbert 6 Overton, M. B. 8 Overton, T. J. 7 Overton, William 7 Parkey, Hugh 8 Parkey, Isaac 8 Parkey, Joseph 6 Parkey, Joseph 8 Parkey, Peter 6 Payn, William J. 4 Richie, John 5 Richie, Robert 6 Riley, William 5 Row,Elisabeth 1 Row, Richard 1 Seal, Wilson 4 Simpson, John 2 Tankersly, Pleasant 7 Thomas, Martha 5 Thomas, William S. 6 Trent, William D. 1 Tucker, Hiram 2 Tucker, Mrs. 2 Walker, Sarah & Mother 6 Wells, L. F. 4 Williams, Sampson 4 Woofe, John 2 Yeary, Henry 7


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