FREEDMEN'S LABOR CONTRACTS
MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE 1866-1867

By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1996

FREEDMEN'S LABOR CONTRACTS 1866
(Part 2 of 3)

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Jarrett Perry
William Sowell and wife Viney and children: Hannah, age 17; Ben, age 16; Mit, age 13; Merrica, age 11; Farris, age 8; Rachel, age 5; Isaac, age 3; William, infant
Harrison Thomas and wife Rhoda and daughter Vona aged 2 years
Jan 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/2 cotton crop, a house
Wits R. H. Epperson, S. C. Brooks

J. W. Matthews
Peter Boykin and wife Fanny
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton crop, provisions
Wits F. S. A. Mitchell, J. Mitchell
W. G. Cockrell

Caleb A. Manly
Julie Reeves, age 30
Jan. 1, 1866
Domestic work, 1866
For $5 a month and provisions
Wits J. F. Collins, G. Williamson
W. G. Cockrell

J. W. Moore
Lot, 14 year old girl
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $2.50 a month, certain provisions
Wits R. H. Ayres, E. M. Van Pelt
W. G. Cockrell

W. H. Jelks
Frank Cole, age 40
Terry Jelks, age 25, Malindy Jelks, age 24, George Jelks, age 12; Harriett Jelks
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton crop and provisions
Wit R. H. Epperson, H. H. Epperson
W. G. Cockrell

Daniel Hopper
Henry Hopper, George Hopper, Henderson Hopper, Manday Hopper
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866 (24 acres, cotton, 45 acres corn)
For 1/2 cotton crop and provisions
Wits Philip B. Hopper, Garret Edwards
W. G. Cockrell

R. H. Epperson
Ellix Boykin, age 46; Betsey Boykin, age 34; Taylor Boykin, age 16; E. Boykin, age 12; Dora Boykin, age 13; Julia Boykin, age 10
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/2 of "crop" and provisions
Wits Jarrett Perry, G. L. Harding
W. G. Cockrell

Martha H. Collinsworth
Wilson, age 22
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $10 a month and provisions
Wits J. H. Young, S. M. Craig
W. G. Cockrell

F. A. Beaty
Albert and wife Lizzy and Margaret
No date on contract
General labor, 1866
Also, Crawford and wife Puss agreed to same provisions for 1866.
Witnesses A. A. Midyett, W. G. Beaty
Also John, Milly, Anna, Esick, Dorah agreed to general labor for 1866
Feb. 12, 1866
For provisions and 1/3 of "crop"
Wit W. G. Beaty
W. G. Cockrell

R. H. Epperson
Levi Cole, 33 and wife, Mollie, 29 and 4 children: Kelsa, Douglas, Levi, Ellen; $225 for year. Mary Epperson, 45, Adline, 19, William, 13, Calvin, 15; Maryjane, 11, Emelizer, Catharine, John, Needy, $300 for the year. Bird Cole, 22, Angeline Cole, 21 and Maddie Cole, $150 for year. Dora Cole, 13, $30 for year. Chana Epperson, $30 for year. Feba Cole, 64, $12 for year. Sina Cole, 32, $20 for year. Rose Cole, 19 and Helon, 2, $25 for year. Frank Epperson, 62, Sally Eppersor 34; Bill Epperson, 13, Louizar and Thomas, $138 for year. Cate Cole, 22, Thomas Cole, Nathan Cole, $50 for year. Lot Cole, 18; Manda Cole, $50 for year; all in "green back currency" and portion of cotton for themselves. Wits Jarrett Perry, G. L. Harding
W. G. Cockrell

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Nelson Delap
Jane, age 17, $110 a year
George, age 16, $110 a year
Bib, age 14, $60 a year
Jake, age 50, $110 a year
Lum, age 18, $60 a year
Clem, age 11, provisions
John, age 18, provisions
George, age 21, $150 a year
Mary, age 35, $50 a year
Patty, age 17, $6.15 a mo.
Mary, age 18, $6.25 a mo.
January 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages
Wits Robert Taylor, S. H. Gill, L. Haltom
S. Evans

Addison Pyles
Edmund Brown
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, including feeding livestock, gardening
For 1/3 of corn, cotton crop
Brown was to hire freedman, William, to work with him and pay him. $150 for the year
No wits
/S Evans/

T. R. Gaskins
Amy, age 45, and four children: Allen, age 17; Cit, age 11, July, age 8, Bill, age 5
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $100 for year, provisions, 1 acre to cultivate in cotton for themselves
Wits D. D. Johns, W. J. Dedmore
W. G. Cockrell

William Darnall
Jerry, formerly owned by Tidwell, and wife, Minerva and 4 children. Henry, formerly owned by Wm. Darnall, and wife Violet and five children. Tom Collier, Melisa and 4 children Sarah and several children, Isaac with wife and one child all formerly owned by William Darnall
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and 1/3 of wheat, corn, cotton crops
Wits J. P. Smith, John Burrus, Thos. J. Person
W. G. Cockrell

P. B. Barnett
Edmund Garrett and wife, Charlotte
December 30, 1865
General labor, Mar.-Dec. 1866
She for $80 a year; he for $284 a year and provisions
Wits Emma A. Garrett, Louisa Garrett
S. Evans

John A. Stedman
Henry Reid
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $75 for year, provisions
Wits George Williamson, T. F. Collins
S. Evans

Robert Hunt
Major Matthews, Peter, Presley, Steward
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For: Major paid $100 out of the other men's 1/3 share of cotton crop
No wits
W. G. Cockrell

Thomas A. Reed
Moses, age 18
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $10 a month, provisions
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

William Todd
Jim Cathey, age 24
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $8.35 a month and provisions

Benjamin Long
Mike, age 22, Margrate, age 20
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866
Mike paid $12.50 a month, provisions
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

J. W. Randolph
Emily, age 45, $75 for year
Angeline, age 15, $75 for year
Jerry, age 11, $52 for year
Washington, age 9, rations for year
General labor, 1866
For wages, provisions
Wits James Shelton, Daniel Shelton
S. Evans

 

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B. R. Person
Isaac Person, age about 60, $6.25 a month; Daphney, age 18/19, $6 a month; Idella Person, age 43, $5 a month for her and two children; Hopper, age 9 or 10; Robbie, about 4 years old
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages, support and clothing for Hopper
Wit George Williamson
S. Evans

Johnathan Terrell
Mary Jane Freeling, age17, $4.16 a month
December 19, 1865
General labor, 1866
For wages, provisions, including clothing
Wit Hughs Pippin
S. Evans

John A. Tomlinson
One family: Ned, age 50, at $260 for year. Ferray, age 40. Edward, age 19; 4 younger children, one without hands Others: Boy, age 15, $8.33 a month; Jim, age 19, $13.33 a month; Jack, age 16, $13.33 a month; Pat, age 14, $8.33 a month; Jane, age 14, $2.08 a month; Amanda, age 10, $2.08 a month; Isaac, age 10, $2.08 a month; Isaiah, age 10. $2.08 a month; Phillis, age 50, $150 for year for her and 3 children Will, age 17, $13.33 a mo.
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For wages, provisions
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

John Taylor
Calvin, age 42, $425 for yr. for himself and children: Joe, l1, Beccy, 15, Austin, 12
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

John A. Tomlinson
Jane, age 30; Peter, age 25; Sarah Ann, age 20; Cocks, age 60; Angaline, age 22; Mary, age 16; Isaac, age 80
January 1, 1866
General labor, 1866 under supervision of W. P. Godwin
For 1/3 of cotton crop and provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

William Weatherspoon, Jr.
Prissy, age 30, $10 a month
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For wages, provisions
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S Evans

D. G. Winsett
Ben, age 34 and wife, Martha, age 25
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
Provisions for Ben and wife and 5 children; 2 bales of cotton of 500 lbs. each
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

W. H. Curlin
Lewis Bnod /Bond/
No date on contract
Work as blacksmith; Lewis to furnish one set of smith's tools and defray 1/2 cost accruing on operation of shop
For 1/2 of proceeds of shop
Wits John G. Brown, B. F. Curlin
/S. Evans/

Nancy May
Charles May, Jerry May, John May
Jan. 1866
General labor, 1866 under direction of W. J. Dearmore
Compensation not stated
Wits W. T. Griffin, Wm. A. Stevens
W. G. Cockrell

T. B. Anderson
Silas Anderson
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $12.50 a month, provisions
Wits James Hart, R. F. Stribling
G. E. Green

Alex M. Jones
Hyram Jones, Ezeriah Lea
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866; Ezeriah's wife to do washing
For 1/2 cotton crop, provisions
Wits J. E. Boykin, J. L. Fry
G. E. Green

 

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Julius Johnson
Dick and wife, Gemima
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $150 for year and provisions
Wits Thos. B. Fenner, R. Fenner
G. E Green

J. M. Simmons
Jake and family, including wife's two sons Charley and Jo
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/6 of all produced on farm
Wits John C. Simmons, Joseph A. Davis
/G. E. Green/

William Robinson
Laurence Weddle, age 70
Mary Vincent, age 30 and her three children
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
Each for $4.16 a month
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

W. R. Williamson
Dianah Williamson, age 39 and children Delila, age 16; Absalom, age 14; Peter, age 12
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $250 for year and provisions
Wits A. Florence, J. T. West
/S. Evans/

T. J. Fuller
Anderson, Isaac, Thomas, former slaves of T. J. Fuller
December 30, 1865
To work on the "Anderson place", 1866 under supervision of H. M. Anderson who would receive 1/6 of "all that is made" and the other 1/3 of what was left and provisions to freedmen
Wits J. H. Baker, W. L. Anderson
S. Evans

Silas Deloach
Mariah Sharp, age 25
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor in home and on farm, 1866
For $50 for year and provisions
Wit Thomas Hellard
S. Evans

T. J. Fuller
Albert and children: Parlee, Sarah, 3 little sons; George and children: Manday, Emaline; Allen and sister Charlotte and 2 younger brothers Solomon and Howard; all former slaves of T. J. Fuller
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866 under supervision of J. H. Baker, who would receive 1/10 of crop and they would get 1/3 of crop
Wits S. D. Hailey, J. H. Baker
S. Evans

T. G. Lane
Catharine
Jan. 1, 1866
Domestic work, 1866
For $6 a month, provisions and food, clothing for Catharine's little daughter
Wits J. G. Oliver, Cullen Lane
S. Evans

T. G. Lane
Allic Lane and son Abb
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, cultivate 40 acres corn, 25 acres cotton for 1/2 of crop and 1 acres for them to cultivate for themselves
Wits J. G. Oliver, Cullen Lane
S. Evans

Thomas A. Meriwether
Osburn, age 60 and family, Osburn, Jr. age 18; Isaac, age 15; Job, age 14. Arthur, age 26; Sam, age 23; Alexander, age 28 and family: Billy, age 10, Ritter, age 27
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For 60 acres to raise cotton, corn
No wits
S. Evans

D. A. Johnson
Warren Johnson, Maria (Johnson?), Milly Cole and her children Ras and George Cole; Hagar Cole and her three small children
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/4 of cotton and potato crops, provisions
Wits Robert Taylor, Wyatt A. Taylor
/S. Evans/

 

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W. A. Wood
Green and Arthur and his children Edmund, Penny
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/2 net proceeds on cotton crop and 1/2 on corn, fodder, peas, potatoes when housed
Wits Bettie Wood, G. L. White, R. W. McClellan
S. Evans

George Williamsen
Elmira
Jan. 1, 1866
Assist in milking cows
For 1 acre for her to cultivate for her and her 4 small children
Wits J. A. Stedman, J. F. Collins
S. Evans

John Witherspoon
Thomas Presson, age 40; Emma Presson, age 44; Henry Presson, age 18; Harriet Presson, age 15
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton crop, provisions
Wit R. H. Epperson
S. Evans

George Williamson
Fanny Williamson, age 49
Jan. 1, 1866
Housework, 1866
For $50 for year and provisions
Wits J. A. Stedman, J. F. Collins
S. Evans

E. L. Sanford
Joe Henry and family
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/2 of "crop" raised
Wits J. M. Simmons, J. C. Simmons
S. Evans

George Williamson
Henry Williamson, age 22; Nathaniel Williamson, age 20; Frances Williamson, age 16
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/4 cotton, corn, fodder raised and provisions
Wits J. A. Stedman, J. F. Collins
S Evans

Job Umphlett
Henry Renshaw
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $16 a month and board
Wits A. T. Brown, S. P. Ballard
S. Evans

Job Umphlett
Alford Collins, age 26 and wife, Jane, age 23 and five children: John, age 7; Archie, age 51/2; Ben, age 3; Isaac, age 1; Martha Ann, age 9 months
Nancy Collins, age 45 and son Noah, age 15
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866 and Nancy to do domestic work
For provisions and 1/5 of cotton, corn crop
Wits A. T. Brown, S. P. Ballard
S. Evans

William M. Tidwell
Henry Thomas and wife, Moriah and their sons Henry Jr., age 10 and Charly, age 12
Acy Shelton, Calvin Tidwell, Letty Tidwell
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866; Moriah, housework and Letty not "to make a hand in the crop"
For provisions and 1/2 of cotton crop
Wits J. D. Wilson, H. C. Phillips
S. Evans

Mary J. Thomas
Sam, Martha
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/5 of "crop" harvested
Wits A. R. Thomas, W. L. Anderson
S. Evans

Moody Passmore
George, age 40; Vina, age 40
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
George have 1/2 of crop and Vina $6.25 a month wages; provisions
Wits R. H. Ayres, B. F. Sneed
S. Evans

 

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J. J. Perdue
Jim Brown, age 30
Jan 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 of "crop"
Wit H. Williams
S. Evans

H. A. Meriwether
Thomas Lea, age 38; Jane; Spencer, age 17; Phillis, age 15; Howell, age 12; Amy; Frances; Kezziah; Jacob; Missour; Viney
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 of cotton crop and provisions
Wit W. L. Utley
S. Evans

Jonas Mayo
Pater, age 30; Runy, age 25
Jan 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and 1/3 of cotton crop and 1/4 corn crop
Wits J. H. Buntin, Asa Buntin
S. Evans

Samuel B. Persons
Nelson Tidwell, age 27; Jack Arnold, age 32; Polk Persons, age 19; Cato Persons, age 17; Lucinda Persons, age 55; Caroline Persons, age 27; Elmira Persons, age 22
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For: each man, cotton and 2 acres of land; women 1 acres of cotton; provisions
Wit Thos. B. Person
S. Evans

Lorenzo Lea
Charles, age 39, 4 shares; Howard, age 31, 4 shares; Abb, age 19, 3 shares; John Lewis, age 12, 1 share; Bella, age 14, 1 share; Rachael, age 18, 2 shares; Harriett, age 26, 2 shares; Patsy, 2 shares; Shadrach, age 23, 4 shares; Lizzie, age 40, $6 a month; Matilda, age 35, $10 a month; Amanda, age 40, $5 a month
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866. Matilda to cook; Lizzie to wash; all for shares of crop and/or wages; provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans
Complicated contract; among items, freedmen were to raise nothing on plantation for themselves but fowl, eggs, melons; were to feed livestock on Sundays; all work on Saturdays was to end at twelve o'clock; dogs not needed on plantation were prohibited. Charles Lea was to have a cabin and firewood and provisions for himself, wife and their four children if she would cook and wash for his nephews and for taking care "of her husband's squad."

John M. Lester
Joseph Lester
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 2 acres of cotton, 1 acre of corn and a garden plot and provisions
Wit Thomas C. Edwards
S. Evans

John M. Lester
Kinchen Lester
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 2 acres in cotton; 1 acre in corn, a garden plot and a house on the farm
Wit Thomas C. Edwards
S. Evans

John M. Lester
Jesse Lester
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, including making fires for his old mistress and feeding, currying her horse
For 1 acre in cotton; 1/2 acre for garden, provisions and his house to be where it always had been
Wit Thomas C. Edwards
S. Evans

John Y. Keith
Caroline Moore, age 40
Emily Moore, age 15
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $4 each monthly wages, provisions
Wit John A. Staley
S. Evans

Thomas Hillard
Albert, age 40, $12.50 a month
Flora Lewis, age 40, $11.66 a month
Frederick, age 11 and John, age 9, share $2.50 a month for general labor, 1866
Jan. 1, 1866
Contract witnessed by C. D. Scott
S. Evans

 

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S. J. Hays
Irvin, Nick, Stephen, Harry, Henry, Carroll, Tim, Willis
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/6 of cotton proceeds
Wits F. W. Yancy, M. Hays
S. Evans

George T. Hunt
Joe Brown, age 22
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $12.50 a month, provisions
Wit C. D. Scott
S. Evans

W. R. Hanes
Eliza Hanes
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 of crop and provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

W. R. Hanes
Samuel and others who are not named
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
They would rather have 1/3 of cotton crop than wages; allowed
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

W. R. Hanes
Tobias and "girls", Frank and Tennessee
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 "crop"
Wit Jesse Currie
S. Evans

D. G. Green
Leatha
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $15 for year, provisions
Wits John C. Hays, A. C. Green
S. Evans

G. R. Hillard
Nancy Hillard, age 22; Wesley Hillard, age 3
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
Nancy to be paid $6.25 a month and with provisions for her and Wesley
Wit B. R. Person
S Evans

S. H. Gill
Lewis, age 35; Andrew, age 15; Abner, age 11; Rasley, age 25; Draper, age 27; Phil, age 35; Elizer, age 22; Henry, age 21; Wilson, age 65; Edmund, age 25; Jerry, age 17; Edwin, age 15; Jane, age 17; Abram, age 33; Eliza, age 22
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/4 cotton, corn, wheat crops and provisions
Wits Nelson Delap, L. Holler
S. Evans

George J. Chapman
Elvira Davis and her 7 children
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $200 for year
Wits A. C. Norwood, A. R. Shocklie
S. Evans

Ruben Epison
Caesar Jones, age 20, $16.66 a month
Sam Robin, age 24, $15 a month
Henry Robin, age 18, $13.33 a month
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages
Wit B. R. Person
S Evans

Thomas A. Dunaway
one family unit: Jourdan, age 55; Dolly, age 45; Jim, age 20; Sam, age 13. Then, Mary, age 22; Lynch, age 13
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
Jourdan and family 1/5 of "crop"; Mary and Lynch 1/10 of "crop" after Jourdan's family had taken their share
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

John G. Brown
Perry Freeman, age 48
Jan. 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 of "crop" and provisions
Wits John F. Jones, G. Gurlin
S. Evans

 

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W. R. Collier
Hardy Collier, age 62, $4 a month; Barbry Collier, age 50
Altemore Collier, age 46 and wife, Mary, age 41, one bale of cotton; Nancy Fillmore and John B. and Ider, ages 5 and 2; James Collier, age 40, $15; James A. Collier, age 21, $11; Joseph H. Collier, age 17, $8; Samuel Collier, age 15, $8; Terressy A. B. Collier, age 17, $3; Raylin C. Collier, age 13; Florence S. Collier, age 13; Charles Collier, age 10, George Collier, age 41, a bale of cotton; Martha Collier, age 41; William Collier, age 7; Tennessee Collier, age 5; George Collier, age 3; Mary Jessamin Collier, age 6 mos; Robert Collier, age 13, $5; Manervy Collier, age 9; Benjamin Thomas, age 28, $175 a year; Fanny Thomas, age 19; Dosha Thomas, age 2 Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For monthly and yearly wages; lesser, monthly; greater, yearly and provisions
Wit F. W. Watlington, G. W. Dickson
S. Evans

O. F. Collins
Wray Meriwether, age 18; Caller Pegues, age 15; Rebecca, age 38
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 2 bales of cotton
Wits W. R. Williamson, J. R. Williamson
S. Evans

Robert H. Chester Peter and children: Jane, John, Jim
Jan. 1, 1866
Work 25 acres cotton; 25 acres, corn and general labor, 1866
For 1/2 cotton crop and provisions
Wits Matilda Darby, W. B. Chester
S. Evans

W. Chopman
Dick, age 40 and wife. She to wash and cook; she to receive $65 for year; he 1/3 of cotton, corn crop
Isaac and wife, Hester and 3 children and his mother-in-law (Old Liddy); wife was to do domestic work and he general labor for 1/3 of "crop" raised by himself and family
Jan. 1, 1866
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

A. T. Brown
Dick Autry
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 of "crop" and provisions
No wits
S. Evans

Burrell Blackmon
Austin and wife and 3 children
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $130 for year and provisions
Wits John J. Blackmon, A. U. Cathey
S. Evans

E. R. Alexander
Grey Springfield and wife Neely
Jan. 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/4 of what was produced on farm; provisions and she allowed 3 weeks free of work after giving birth to child
Wits W. J. Moore, P. A. Moore
S. Evans

Nancy May
Moses, Mat, Hubbard, Dick, Clay, Jo, Perry, Alonzo, Harry, Zack, George, Mary Jane, Patsy and Puss
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor (14 acres per person) under supervision of W. J. Dearmore
For provisions and unstated wages
Hubbard's daughter Rachel to have food, clothing
Wits Benj. A. Hays, W. J. Dearmore
/S Evans/

Robert Stobaugh
John Clay
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $300 for year and provisions, including a garden plot
Wit W. W. Myles
S. Evans

 

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William Anderson
Marshal Vincent, age 22, $12.50 a month; Thomas Horton, age 19, $12.50 a month; Fanny Lee, age 18, $3.30 a month; Jim Anderson, age 28 (to have 20 acres for corn and cotton and he to receive 1/2 of crops and provisions)
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and wages
Wit H. McCorry
S. Evans

H. Williams
Henry, age 45, $11.66 a month
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages
Wit J. J. Perdue
S. Evans

L. W. Mason
Allen Higgins, age 23, $15 a month
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and wages
Wits William Birdsong, G. O. Sanders
G. E Green

James Brown
Melton, age 40; Fannie, age 40; Alice, age 12; Charles, age 13; Yancy, age 10
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 2 acres on which to raise cotton and tools to do so
Wit M. V. B. Exum
S. Evans

J. S. Pearson
Sinda, Peggy
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
Each for $50 a year and provisions
Wits William Pearson, J. D. Pearson
W. G. Cockrell

Robert Gill
Harry Gill and wife
Jan. 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1 acre of cotton, provisions
Wit K. G. Hicks
S. Evans

Robert H. Chester
Lydia, age 33, $5 a month; Nancy, age 12, provisions; Bill, age 10, provisions; Hariett and Jeff provisions; Cornelia, age 14, $3.33 a month and provisions
Jan. 2, 1866
For wages, provisions
Wits W. O. Butler, W. B. Chester
S. Evans

William B. Emerson
Louisa Emerson, age 15, $5.50 a month
Gentry Emerson, age 9, $2.75 a month
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages
Wit Parmenio Transou
S. Evans

M. V. B. Exum
Sarah Exum, age 20, $10 a month
Jett Gill, age 45, $20.83 a month
Lyne Exum, age 33, $6.66 a month
Lucy Exum, age 18, $3.33 a month
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For wages, provisions
Wit R. E. Debery
S. Evans

Parmenio and David Transou
Handy, age 65, $130 for year
Turner Transou, age 45 and Harriet Transou, age 21, one family, $100 a year
Jethro Transou, age 17, $125 a year
Kelly Transou, age 16, $110 a year
Pattons Transou, age 14, $25 a year
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For wages, provisions
Turner was to support his aged parents, Ned and Phillis
Wit H. W. Burrow
S. Evans

Alexander Futrell
Alfred, age 55; Drew, age 62; Peter, age 32; Joe, age 14; Dick, age 14; Jane, age 19; Mary, age 38; Rosetta, age 43; Milbry, age 32; Matilda, age 12; Lizzie, age 12
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 of "crop" and provisions
Wit Parmenio Transou
S. Evans

 

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W. R. Howlett
Squire, age 10; Henry, age 10
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For monthly wages and provisions
Wit Alex. Futrell
S. Evans

Robert Gill
Anthony and wife, Ann and family; Gideon Hill; Henry and Edy
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton crop, provisions
Wits K. G. Hicks, Jesse Biggs
S. Evans

Erasmus F. Hicks
Thomas and wife Margaret
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1 bale of cotton of 500 lbs., $50 for year and provisions
Wits J. D. Sinclair, John J. Brooks
S. Evans

William F. Jones
Philip McGraw, age 33; Amanda McGraw, age 30; Jackey McGraw, age 12; Sylvia McGraw, age 7; George McGraw, age 3
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 3 acres to raise "a crop", provisions
Wit W. R. Howlett
S. Evans

C. L. Johnson
Edmund Johnson, $100 a year
Kesiah Johnson; Alfred Johnson, $120 a year; Gid Johnson, $l00 a year
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions , wages
Wits James M. Exum, Noah Nelson
S. Evans

Henry McCorry
Amanda, age 24 and 2 children
Jan. 2, 1866
Domestic work, 1866 for $5 a
month
Wit William F. Jones
S . Evans

A. R. Thomas
Louisa, Hasty, Cullin, Milton
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For each $65 for year and provisions
Wits John H. Thomas, W. L. Robinson
S. Evans

Alexander Futrell
Sphus, age 24, $150 for year
Rufus, age 18, $150 for year
Shadrach, age 17, $120 for year
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For wages and 1/3 of cotton crop
Wit James G. Futrell
S. Evans

Erasmus F. Hicks
Gilbert and wife Martha
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and net proceeds on 4 acres of cotton
Wits John J. Brooks, J. D. Sinclair
S. Evans

James M. Taylor
Alph Alston, wife and 2 children
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/4 cotton, corn crop and provisions
No wits
S. Evans

John J. Blackmon
Carter Blackmon and wife, Elizabeth, he, $150 for year; she, $50 for year; her son, Sam, age about 13, $70 for year; her son, Guz, age about 10, $40 for year; Mandy, age about 3, provisions; Etta, age about 3, provisions
Jan. 2, 1866
Wits Jas. A. Collins, John J. Collins
S. Evans

John J. Brooks
Harriette and her 3 children
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $5 a month and provisions
Wits John F. Exum, C. L. Johnson
S. Evans

James E. Ruff
Jefferson Gooding
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $10.50 a month and provisions
Wits R. A. Connally, W. H. Jackson
W. G. Cockrell

 

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Joseph Croom
Asburry, age 19, $12 a month
George, age 13, $5 a month
Jan 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages
Wits B. F. Croom, J. W. Ferrell
W. G. Cockrell

John Black and Thedeus Pope, adms. of Robert Dunaway
Freedman Wade agreed to make a crop for Mrs. Huldy Dunaway this year and worked for provisions and 1/2 of cotton crop
Wits J. T. Rohell /Rochelle/, G. B. Black
S. Evans

John J. Blackmon
Joseph Blackmon, age about 65, and wife Silva, about same age, $50 for year; Mary Blackmon, age about 27, $100 for year
Jan 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For wages, provisions
Wits J. J. Collins, James Mullins
S. Evans

Isaac Valentine
Polly Ann Cole
Jan. 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions for her and her 3 children and $50 for year
Wits W. F. Blackard, J. R. Valentine
S. Evans

Julius Johnson
Cato and wife and 2 children
Jan. 3, 1866
For provisions and proceeds from 3 acres of cotton and $50 for year
Wits Robert Taylor, F. G. Gibbs
S. Evans

Jonas Mayo
Moses, age 27; Winey, age 21; Helon, age 23
Jan. 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton, 1/4 corn crops, provisions
Wits G. J. Hunt, N. H. Whitlow
S. Evans

Robert H. Chester, Elmwood Plantation
Hannah, formerly his slave and her son, Samuel
December 26, 1865
Hannah to be paid $75 for her son's general labor for year
Wits W. B. Chester, Matilda Darby
S. Evans

John H. Linthicum
Green Lyons, age 56
Jan. 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton crop and provisions
Wit M. H. Goodrich
S. Evans

Thomas Ingram
Moses, Samuel, Amanda and Carry and her five children
Jan. 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
Moses paid $120 for year and wife Kitty for domestic service was provided her provisions. Amanda to be paid $100 for year; otherwise provisions and 1/3 of cotton crop

W. T. Griffin
Charles Garrett, age 18
Jan. 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/8 of "crop" and provisions
Wit W. R. Hanes
S. Evans

Elizabeth Barnett
Lona, age 52; Nancy, age 25; Harriet, age 21; Dock, age 16; Spence, age 14; Frank, age 12
Jan. 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 cotton, corn and wheat raised
Wit E. J. Williams
S. Evans

Lorenzo Goodell
Jones Greer, age 49; Lucy Greer, age 39; Jones Greer, Jr., age 14; Frank Greer, age 11
Jan. 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $150 for year
Wit John Yancy
S. Evans

Nelson Davie
Haywood Artis, Gayle Vincent
Jan. 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
For each 1/4 of cotton crop, provisions
Wit W. H. Bruton
W. G. Cockrell

 

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Nancy McCord
Mournen McCord, age 29, $4.50 a month; George, McCord, age 3; Mary McCord, age 2; Nancy McCord
Jan. 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
For wages and provisions
Wits M. Croom, J. H. B. McCord
W. G. Cockrell

J. W. Herron
Maria Sowell, age 28; Jane Sowell, age 12; Julia Sowell, age 7; Susan Sowell, age 5
Jan 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $8. 33 for Maria and provisions
Wit W. H. Eskridge
S. Evans

A. T. Pegues
Sandy Scruggs, age 38
Jan. 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $14. 57 a month and provisions
Wit Benj. Barr
S. Evans

John F. Pope
One family: Willis Pope, age 40; Hannah Pope, age 25; Ann Pope, age 5.
One family: Gibson Fitz, age 23; Martha Fitz, age 23; Jim Fitz, age 6
Jan. 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton crop and provisions
Wit W. R. Hanes
S. Evans

Sarah Rushing
Mary F. Boyd, age 14
Jan. 6, 1866
"All kinds of house work"
For $5 a month and provisions
No wits
S. Evans

J. Hammerly
Emily Hunt, age 45
Jan. 5, 1866
Housework, 1866 for $10 a month and provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

F. W. Yancy
Sam Tillman, age 26
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $10 a month
Wit W. Yancy
S. Evans

Thomas B. Fenner
Nelson Hallrock, age 44; Vicy Hallrock, age 37; Ann, age 17 and child; Eliza Hallrock, age 14; Lela Hallrock, age 12; Louis Hallrock, age 16; Alex Hallrock, age 7; Aaron Hallrock, age 4
Jan. 4, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $33.33 a month
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

E. A. Lockie
Ednie Ann
Jan. 4, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $75 for year and provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

W. A. Elam
Jim E. Hopper, age 19; Betty Hill, age 25; Jesse, age 4
Jan. 4, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions; Jim, $150 for year; Betty $8.33 a month
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

John J. Blackmon
Levi, age about 13
Jan. 4, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions
Wit W. Jones
S Evans

William Lackey
Bob Lackie, age 21
Jan. 4, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 cotton, 1/4 corn raised
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

D. J Montgomery
Milley Garland, age 30
Jan. 4, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $6.25 a month
Wit Robert Tayor
S. Evans

 

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S. W. Cole
Pharoah Cole, Rachel Cole
Jan. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton raised
Wits John D. Cole, John A. Harding
S. Evans

G. L. Dodd
Martha, age 20
Jan. 4, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $7 a month and provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

A. O. Green
George Washington
Jan. 4, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $10 a mo.
Wit John C. Hays
S. Evans

J. Hammerly
Henry, age 23; Jack, age 20
Jan. 4, 1866
General labor, 1866
Each man paid $20 a mo. and provisions
Wit W. Yancy
S. Evans

John A. Harrison
Mary Butler and child Harriet
Jan. 4, 1866
Domestic work, 1866
For $100 a year and provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

J. R. Boals
Fed Coal
Jan. 4, 1866
General labor, 1866
For house, tools, $10 a mo.
Wits S. A. Jones, William Stephens
G. E. Green

Mrs. Ben Long
Allis, age 18
Jan. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $5 mo., provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

James A. L. Davie
Fed Davie, Ann Davie, Pat Davie, Charley Davie and a baby child
Jan. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/4 corn and cotton raised
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

Lorenzo Goodell
James Greer, age 49; Lucy Greer, age 39; Jim Greer, Jr., age 14; Frank Greer, age 11
Jan. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/2 cotton crop
Wit John Yancy
S. Evans

Thomas M.Meriwether
Julia, age about 30
Jan. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $72 for year and provisions
Wits C. M. Wilie, W. F. Blackard
S. Evans

William Stribling
Henry Fulerton
Jan. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $125 for year and provisions
Wits J. P. Stribling, Thaddeus Pope
S. Evans

William Stribling
Richard Fulerton
Jan. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $125 for year and provisions
Wit J. P. Stribling
S. Evans

Thaddeus Pope
Wyart Pope, age 44; Alen, age 40; Manda, age 14; Mose, age 13; George, age 11 and 5 small children
Jan. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/2 cotton crop
Wits William Stribling, Robert Taylor
S. Evans

Galen E. Green
William Scurlock, age 38; Solomon Scurlock, age 30
Jan. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
Each man to receive $25 a month and some provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

 

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J .A.Watson
James Johnson, Lucian Vincent, William Brown
Jan.5, 1866
General labor,1866
For Johnson, 1/4 cotton, corn, oats raised, provisions, a garden plot. Vincent paid $150 for year. Brown paid with provisions and 1/2 of cotton, corn, oats raised
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans
Also, "Roda" to do housework and James Johnson to be paid $50 for year for her work

J. Q. A. McClellan
Allen, age 55; Mary, age 52; George, age 20; Lucy, age 55; Liller, age 16; Frank, age 19
Jan. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 of cotton crop
Wits A. Yarbrough, R. W. McClellan
S. Evans

John Drew Cole
Giles Cole, King Cole, Pace Cole, Eady Cole, Chaney Cole
Jan. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 cotton, cornraised
Wits D. W. Cole, J. A. Harding
S. Evans

Philip Cole
Bob Cole, age 60; Jack Ingram, age 55; Jane Cole, age 28; Elvira Cole, age 17; Edd Cole, age 17; Louis Cole, age 15; Frances Cole, age 12; Daniel Ingram, age 27
Jan.5,1866
General labor,1866
For provisions, 1/3 corn, cotton raised
Wit Robert Taylor S. Evans
S .W. Cole

Henry Doak and wife Hannah
Jan. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $7 a month to Henry
Wits John D. Cole, John A. Harding
S. Evans

S. W. Cole
Amanda Cole
Jan. 5, 1866
Domestic work, 1866
For provisions, clothing
Wits John D. Cole, John A. Harding
S. Evans

William Pope
Peter Theus, age 30; Adaline Theus, age 28; Caroline Theus, age 7; Harvy Theus, age 5; Elijah, age 2 and an infant; Joe Womack, age 23; Mary Theus, age 27; Andy Theus, age 12; Rose Theus, age 7; Eliza Theus, age 5
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 cotton, corn raised
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

G. W. Piercey
John W. Gill, age 26
Jan. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $10.41 a month, provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

W. C. Owens
Joe Cole, age 52; Sallie Cole, age 20; Louissa Cole, age 15; Abie Cole, age 22; Mitchel Cole, age 13; Richard Sponin, age 44; Caroline Sponin, age 14; Jim Sponin, age 12; Westly Sponin, age 10; Guz Cole, age 25
Jan. 6, 1866
General labors,1866
For 1/4 corn, 1/3 cotton and provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

Newton F. Henderson
Sam Lester
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $12 a month
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

David Gill
One family:Emerline, age 28; Lizzie, age 5; Redmond, age 3,and an infant.
Margrate, age 19 and infant; Peggy, age 48.
Jan. 1866
General labor, 1866
Emerline and child paid in provisions. Margrate paid $3.33 a month. Peggy paid $3.33 a month.
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

 

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W. H. Jackson
Isaac and wife and 5 children
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 cotton crop
Wits R. Z. Watson, Thomas Rollins
S. Evans

Miss E. M. Jackson
Aaron and wife Mariah and his niece Lizzie Ann and nephew Daniel
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/2 cotton, 1/4 corn crops
W. H. Jackson to supply them with provisions
Wit R. Z. Watson, P. Z. Jackson
S. Evans

L. B. Haughton
Kate Borden and two children
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $75 for year and provisions
Wit Alex. Askew, Ellen Haughton
S. Evans

Ransom B. Hicks
Sam and wife Amanda and her children : Kate, Edmund, Harriet, Joe and infant Aleck
Jan 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 cotton raised
Wits K. G. Hicks, B. M. Hicks
S. Evans

J. B. Shelton
Henry Pruett and family
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $150 for year
Wit James K. Teague
S. Evans

Newton F. Henderson
Francis (female), age 25
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $3.33 a month and provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

Nathan H. Whitlow
Granvill, age 35; Candis, age 40; Harry, age 18; Theney, age 16; Sirus, age 10; Buster, age 8; Elier, age 6; Eley, age 5;
Mary, age 3; Jane, age 2; Rolley, age 22; Salley, age 22; Martha (sickly), age 50; Joseph, age 4; Dave, age 45; Mary, age 50; Eliza, age 25; Winna, age 6; Willis, age 3; Pompy, age 30; Chaney, age 5; Carline, age 2; Pet, age 30; Nelly, age 30; Ausburn, age 12; Rose, age 8; James, age 6; Thomas, age 4; Betsey, age 2; Gilbert, age 60; Chaney (sick), age 65; John, age 25; Jack, age 25; Ned, age 50; Rachel, age 35; Francis, age 18; Billy, age 16; Tennessee, age 10; Martha, age 8
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
The group would work for provisions and 1/2 of entire "crop"
Wits John Thompson, Joel Rushing
S. Evans

Jesse Currie
Logan, age 50 and wife, Betty, age 45; Logan, Jr. (stepson), age 25; Newman, son, age 19; Wiley, son, age 12; Rachel, dau., age 8; Minerva, dau., age 5; Sylvia, dau., age 17
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/4 of cotton raised
Wits J. W. Alison, P. S. Alison, Robt. Taylor
S. Evans

S. J. Nowell
Nathan Fletcher, age 18
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $12.50 a month and provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

John L. Lancaster
Peter Lynch and wife Sarah Lynch; Eliza Miller, Josephine Lancaster
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For Lynches, $120 a year. Eliza, $100 a year. Josephine $120 a year.
Wits Alex W. Campbell, Samuel L. Lancaster
S. Evans

Y. P. McLemore
Joseph Pope, age 30, $10 a month
Delilah Pope, age 26, $5 a month
Ruphus Pope, age 4; Westly Pope, age 4
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866; paid in wages, provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

 

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