Slave Indexes of the Stiths and Related Families
Below you will find indexes of slaves belonging to the Stith family and other families that are intermingled with this family. This page is dedicated to all those who have gone before and all of those who will come after.
This information was gathered from will
and deeds and is listed by county and state.
HANCOCK COUNTY, GA.
Slaves listed in a deed of gift from Capt. Judkins Hunt, Sr. to his children and son-in-law, Rev. Myles Greene, dated 1795:
DILSEY, LEWIS, FRANKEY, EMANUEL, LETTY, DORCAS, JENNY, ARGIL, SARAH, SALLY, JOHN, CHARITY, ELICK, CATY, PEGGY, MILLEY, AARON, DINAH, JUDITH, JESSE, ANNEBELL.#
Slaves listed in will of Capt. Judkins Hunt, dated 1818:
DAVID, LILBURN, WILL, CLABORN, RANDEL, PEG, NAN, DINAH WITH HER INCREASE, MOSES.#
"According to the article about the "Hunt Family", which appears in the"History of Hancock Co., Ga.", written by Elizabeth Wiley Smith it is mentioned Capt. Judkins Hunt, Sr. had over 500 slaves. I believe this to be incorrect, perhaps he owned approx. 500 acres of land both in Va. and Ga."#
MASON COUNTY, KY.
Slaves of Jane Stith, wife of Baldwin Buckner Stith. He was the son of Buckner Stith and Anne Dade Stith:
AMY, JACK, VANT, JESSE, ROSE.
SURRY COUNTY, NC.
Slaves listed in will of Ratliff Boon dated 8/1787:
BALLAR, JUDGE, HANNAH, TRIAL, CROMBEL, ABRAHAM, NED, FELLICE, EPIN, HAGER, VILATE
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN
Slaves listed in the will of Richard Gilliam born 1760, died 1839 in Buckingham Co., Va 1842. Will was filed in Rutherford County, Tn.:
HARRY and wife HANNAH, MAT, DANEL?, AGGY, NANCY, RHODA, ISAAC, POWELL, MIKE, RACHEL, HARRISON, STEPHEN(son of AGGY), STEPHEN (son of ?), JAMES, SAM, black CHARLES, ROZANNA, CELIA, SOPHIA, MAHALA, JOE, JACK, JUDY, DELAWARE, MARTHA, MONROE, LOUISA, LUCY.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VA.
Slaves of Drury Stith , son of Drury:
BETTY, LITTLE BETTY, CHRISTIAN, AMMY, CHARLES, CATE, AGGEE, CHESTER, DOCTOR, SUKEY AND CHILD, FRANK, JACK, SIBBES, SARAH AND CHILD, ROBIN, JEMMY, PHILIS, PATT, LEWIS, LYDIA, MOLL, NAN.
Slaves of Buckner Stith, son of Drury:
AMEY, DICK, SAM, SAM, GEORGE, HARRY, ROBIN, PRISS, JACK, LEWIS, KATY,JOE, JENNY.
Slaves of Drury Stith, son of Drury:
JUDE AND HER CHILDREN, PUNCH, FRANK, JACKO.
Slaves of Susannah Stith, wife of Buckner, son of Drury:
JOHN, JENNY, AMY, SAM, OLD SAM, BINNS, CAREY, PRICE AND HER CHILDREN, PEGGY, DANIEL, PATTY, EMBRO, HARRY, PATTY, NED, JOHN.
Slaves of Thomas Stith, son of Drury:
TOM, STERLING, ABBY, ABSALUM, SAL, SAMPSON, ROBIN, PEGG, ANDERSON, AGGY, BETTY AND HER CHILD, MOLLY, MOSES, LEWIS, MARTHEE, DANIEL, CYNTHIA, FAITHY, DARIUS, FRANK, FRITZ, LAVINIA, JOANNA, JOHN, HANNAH, HARRY, JEFFRY, JESSE, JENNY.
Slaves of Drury Stith, son of Drury:
MOLLY, PEGG, DICK, JENNY, DICK, JOHN.
Slaves of Edmund Stith, son of Drury:
PAMELIUS, FANNY, SALL-DAUGHTER OF SARAH, SALL-DAUGHTER OF SUCKEY, JOHN, SARAH, JOE, JACK, SUCKEY.
Slaves deeded to Helen Goodwyn by Fanny Love Stith, wife of Drury Buckner Stith:
HENRY, JONAH, HARRISON, CUPID, SUSAN, ELIZA, MATILDA, EVALINA, LUCY, JULIA.
Slaves of Fanny Love Stith, wife of Drury Buckner Stith:
MORTON, SAM, TOM, ANDREW, ISAAC, JOHN.
JONAS, WESLEY, JOHN, TOM, JOE, SIMON, JEMIMA, SALLEY, ISAAC, RUMFORD, RANDOLPH, HARRY, LEWIS, BENJAMIN, MASON, BETTY, BILLY, MATILDA, PEGG, POLLEY, CHARLOTT, DAPHNE, DELILA, GRAY.
Slaves of Robert Stith, son of Drury Buckner Stith and Fanny Love Stith:
LUCY, NANCY, RANDOLPH, SILVY, HESSEE, HARRIETT, GILHAM.
Slaves of William Stith, son of Drury Buckner Stith and Fanny Love Stith:
HARRY, WASHINGTON, BILLY.
DINWIDDIE COUNTY, VA.
Slaves listed in the will of Thomas Hunt, 1757:
MOSES, POTTER, ARTHUR, SUKY, MOSSY, ANTHONY, JACK, GABY, AARON, PEGG, HANNAH, DARCUS, TARRICO, AMY, ROBIN, PORTIBUS, FRIDAY.#
ESSEX COUNTY, VA.
Slaves listed in the will of William Gray dated 4/11/1742:
JUDITH, MONZER (M), TONEY, DICK, NAN + INCREASE, WILL, JEMMERY, WENEY + INCREASE, JUDITH (pregnant)
Slaves listed in the will of William Gray, Jr. dated 2/11/1786:
BEN*, VIOLET, RACHEL, SENEY, DAVEY, CLOE, LITTLE DAVEY**, RHODA, YOUNG VIOLET, CALEB, BUCK, YOUNG DAVEY +THEIR INCREASE, TOM, MOLL, DIDO+ THEIR INCREASE, ESSEX ESTER, EDNEY, YOUNG CLOE,+THEIR INCREASE, MONGER, MILLEY, YOUNG VIOLET+THEIR INCREASE, RALPH, SARAH, YOUNG BEN,+ INCREASE, CULPEPER, JUDITH, FREDERICK, EDMUND +INCREASE-(to be freed), CLARY (Ester's child), ESTHER.
*-BEN to be freed after he is 50. **Not to be included in division of slaves among William's children after death of widow.
GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VA.
Slaves listed in the will of John Gilliam dated 12/16/1793:
DINAH, BILLY, NAT, BRISTOL, CHARLES, NANNY, TOM, JOHN, DELPHIA, BETTY, (SEVERAL OTHERS LISTED JUST AS "NEGRO"), GEORGE, JACK, MOSES, DICK, DAVE, SIMON(SIMMON?), LEWIE, ISAAC, JENNY, MARY, RACHEL, BECK, TAMAR.
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, VA.
Slaves of Griffin Stith, son of Griffin:
JACK, LITTLE JIM, ADAM, SUE, SAM, ARIANA, SALL,ISABELL.
PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA.
Slaves listed in will of Samuel Harris dated 1799:
HANNIBAL, CAL, POMPEY, OLD BOBB, JENNY(to be set free immediately), DILLEY.
Slaves listed by William Harrison as deed of gift to Hendley Stone and Jane Payne Stone. Dated 1797:
CHARITY and 3 children (DAVID, ELIJAH, PATTY), BOB.
Slaves listed in will of Josias Payne dated 1785:
SONG, TOM, SQUIRE, POLL, LONDON, NED, NICE, WILL, ROSE, JUDE, PETER, NED, BOB, PHILLIS AND HER 3 CHILDREN, TILLER, JOE, NAN, LUCY, JAMES, JANE, MOLL AND CHILD HANAH, TOM, MARAH, HIS WIFE AND BEN THEIR SON, MILLEY, BETTY.
Slaves listed in will of Robert Payne:
BUCK, DICK, BETT, PHEBY, NAN, ARCHER, JOE, TOM, JAMES, AMANDA, FRANK, BETTY, POMEY, MILLY, AGGA, HANNAH, JUDA, JANE, WALL, LUCY, BEN.
Slaves listed in will of William Tucker, 1805:
DELPHA, SILLER, FOUNTAINE,ISOM.
PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, VA.
Slaves listed in the will of Benjamin Harrison dated 1789:
TOM, DOLLY, FANNY, BUMFORD, BILLY, ARCHY, WILL, BECK, JENNY, ELIZB., AMY. Witnesses to the will were: Wm. Wilkins, Wm. Poythress, Colin Cocke. Pleasant Cocke and Colin Cocke were secutites for the bond.
STAFFORD COUNTY, VA.
Slaves of John Buckner, brother of Elizabeth Buckner Stith, wife of Drury Stith:
SARAH-DAUGHTER OF BECK, MARY, PEGG, BETTY, JENNY, BRIDGETT, JACK-SON OF PEGG, JAMES.
SUSSEX COUNTY, VA.
Slaves listed in the Estate Inventory of Isaac Mason, Jr., 1758:
TOM, MOSSES, PHILLIS, TAB, WINNIE, WILL, JENNY, JACK, DICK, ANDREW, CUPID(?).
Slaves listed in the will of Ephraim Parham, 1763.
To dau., Jane Thweat: JAMES, JUDITH, RACHELL, LYDIA, DICK, HANNAH, DAVEY. To dau., Frances Gee: NED, SARAH, BILL, CAIN, DICK, PEGG. To son, William Parham: ANAKIE AND 3 YOUNG NEGROES THE CHILDREN OF ANAKIE-LUCY, FRANK,JR., PATT. To dau., Rebecca Parham: DINAH, BEN, AMOS. LIKEWISE HAGAR WITH CHILD OF HER'S CALLED ALSSA(OR ALFA) ALSO A NEGRO BOY CALLED DICK. To wiFe, Rebecca Parham: OLD DICK, ROBIN, SIMON, HANNAH. LITTLE SARAH, OLD NAN, MOOSE, TOM.
Slaves listed in will of James Chappell, 1768.
To son, James Chappell: BEN. To dau., Elizabeth Mason: NEGRO BOY, DAVY. To dau., Mary Gee: 2 NEGROE GIRLS CALLED HANNER AND SEALY. To dau., Sarah Mason: NEGRO GIRL CALLED PEG, NEGRO MAN CALLED JACOB.To dau., Rebeckah Northington: NEGRO MAN CALLED DICK, NEGRO GIRL CALLED JUDY. To son, John Chappell: ROGER(?). To dau., Lucretia Carter: NEGRO WOMAN SUCKY, NEGRO GIRL CALLED NAN. ALSO THE NEGRO GIRLS THAT SHE IS NOW IN POSSESSION OF-PRISS AND MILLEY. To son, Howell Chappell: PATT AND HER INCREASE AND NEGRO BOY CALLED STEVEN. To grandson, Howell Chappell(son of John Chappell): NEGRO BOY CALLED NATT. To grandaughter, Mary Chappell(dau. of Thomas Chappell): NEGRO GIRL CALLED CATE.
Slaves listed in the will of John Mason, 1783.
To wife, Elizabeth Briggs Chappell Mason, I lend: DAVIE, PETER, LUCY, CATE, SYLVIA. To son, John Mason: ALL NEGROES HE IS IN POSSESION OF. To son, James Mason: ALL NEGROES HE IS IN POSSESION OF. To son, Henry Mason: ALL NEGROES HE IS IN POSSESSION OF. To dau., Rebecca Reives: JORDIN, AUSTIN, ROGER, LYDIA. But if Rebecca dies before her husband without issue then the slaves will be disposed of in the following manner. To dau., Elizabeth Rieves: NEGRO AUSTIN. To son, David Mason: NEGRO JORDIN. To dau., Mary Jeffries: LYDIA AND HER INCREASE. To son, Benjamin Mason: NEGRO ROGER. To son, William Mason: ALL NEGROES HE IS IN POSSESSION OF AND NEGRO GIRL SYLVIA AND HER INCREASE. To dau., Mary Jeffries: NEGRO BOY CALLED ROBIN. To son, David Mason: NEGROES HE IS IN POSSESSION OF, to wit, JACK, REUBEN, SARAH. To son, Benjamin Mason: ROBIN, CLARISA, PHILLIS AND 1 NEGRO MAN CALLED PLEASURE. To son, Peyton Mason: JACK, ABRAM, EASTER, NED. To son, Joseph Mason: DAVIE, ROSE, PEGG, MOLL. To grandsons Seth and Joseph Mason(sons of William Mason): NEGRO WOMAN CLOE AND HER INCREASE. But if the grandsons die before age 21 and without issue, then give the said NEGROES to dau., Mary Jeffries and sons, Bemjamin, Peyton and Joseph. After my wife's decease, NEGROES KATE, LUCY AND PETER have the liberty of making choice of living with which of my children they will. In a codicil to the will, 1783, it addresses the loss of NEGRO DAVID that was to be given to son William.
Slaves listed in the will of John Mason, Sr., probated in 1802.
To wife, Jane Parham Thweatt Mason the use of: MY BRICKLAYERS, DERBY(DARBY) AND CHARLES, BLACKSMITH ABRAM, WAGGONER(?) ROGER, WILSON, GOEFFREY, SMITH, PETER AND PHEBE, HIS WIFE, OLD WILL, LUCY AND HER CHILDREN, ALECK, SOPHE, HANNAH AND HOUSE(?) PETER. To George Mason, son of James Mason: NEGRO BOY CALLED PRIMUS. To grandson, Henry Mason when he arrives at the age of 21: NEGRO BOY CALLED BILLY. To grandson William Wyche when he arrives at age 21: NEGRO BOY CALLED JOE. To dau., Elizabeth Wyche; MINGO, AGG, DOCTOR. At the death of my wife all of the NEGROES given to her be equally divided between son, John R. Mason, and dau., Elizabeth Wyche.
Slaves listed in the will of John R. Mason,SR., 1826.
To son-in-law, Robert Downman: STEVEN. To son, John R. Mason, JR.: NEGRO MAN JOLLY AND HIS CHILDREN WITH THEIR INCREASE. To son, Benjamin H. Mason: NEGRO BOY AKEREE(?). To son, Peyton Mason: NEGRO BOY NAMED ALEK. To son, Charles Mason: NEGRO BOY NAMED SCIPIO. To son, Albert G. Mason: NEGRO BOY NAMED NED.
Servants listed in the journal of Isaac Henry Davis, 1828.
The bearths of my servants. SUSAN were born Sept 1827, BET were born Janry 31st 1846, SCOTT were born November 20th 1848, CHERRY were born April 11 1849, PETER were born July 2nd 1851, MARY were born June 20th 1852, HENRYETTER December 12th 1853, DICK were born April 1st 1856
# =This information was given to me by Carol Garrett and I am deeply appreciative.
to be continued.....
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