James Thagard Estate, Division of Slaves

From North Carolina, Cumberland County Registry Book 56, Page 26
Thagard, James Estate Division of Slaves
Contributed by Elaine Kantor

The commissioners to value and make a division of the Negroes of James Thagard, deceased, beg leave to report that they have made division as follows:

To Alexander, Neil and William Thagard – BOY Jack 17 years old -due by these Heirs, Sixty and 04/100 Dollars, $60.04. To Stephen, Amos and Joseph Thagard – BOY Baltimore 19 yrs old- Due by these Heirs, One Hundred and ten &04/100 Dollars, $110.04. To James, Girden, and Francis Thagard – BOY Peter 15 yrs old- Amount due these Heirs, eighty nine and96/100 Dollars, $89.96. To John C. Wright and Wife Sarah Jane, BOY Baalam 14 yrs old-Due by them Thirty Seven and 84/100 Dollars, $37.84. To Mary Ann Johnson-BOY Moses, six yrs old- Due to Mrs. Johnson 0ne Hundred and Twelve and 16/100 Dollars, $112.16. To Mrs. Susan Thagard(Widow), The following Negroes Woman Mariee, 45 yrs old and Child Lucy, one year old. Amount due Mrs. Thagard, Thirteen and 32/100 Dollars, $13.32. To Peter Smith and Wife Sophia E. Smith- Girl Rachel eleven yrs. old-amount due by them-Twenty and 84/100 Dollars, $20.84. To Susan Thagard- Girl Kitty, four yrs old-amount due her, Thirteen &32/100 Dollars, $13.32.

Affixed is the valuation of the Negroes:

Jack, 17 yrs old valued at ………$700.00
Peter 15 ………………………$550.00
Moses 6 ……………………….$300.00
Rachel 11 ……………………. $433.00
Lucy 1 ………………………..$100.00
Baltimore 19 …………………..$750.00
Baalam 14 ……………………..$450.00
Mariee 45 ……………………..$100.00
Kitty 4 ……………………….$200.00

Total Amount $3583.00

All of which is respectfully submitted.

Witness our hands and seals this 5 November,A.D.1861 J.V. Blocker (SEAL) Arthur Melvin ” W.G. Mc Donald
State of North Carolina Cumberland County, COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS, December Term 1861. Then was this report filed, and ordered to be registered.

Registered December 23, 1861. J.T. Warden Clerk

Information transcribed by Olen Underwood from Cumberland County Registry Book , I believe in NC State Archives