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 3 of 3)

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M. H. Goodrich
Sarah and children, Jenny and Sam
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $140 a year
Wit J. C. Goodrich
Also, Sarah Goodrich agreed to do domestic work and her son, Dick, would work on the farm
S. Evans

W. H. Curlin
Carlin Clark
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1 bale of cotton
Wits B. F. Curlin, G. G. Curlin
/S. Evans/

A. G. McClellan
His former slaves, singles and families:
One group:Charles, age 36; Ary, age 60; Lettice, age 22; Azolie, age 7. Another group: Wilson, age 35; Dilly, age 45. Another person: Sydney, age 24. Another group: Jack, age 46; Gemima, age 85; Diller, age 44; John C., age 16; Lear, age 15, Allen, age 10. Another group: Matilda, age 50; Nelson, age 11. Another group: Letia, age 23; Napolian, age 5, and an infant 3 weeks old. A single person: Candis, age 22. Another group:Lucy, age 38; William, age 9; Francis, age 7. Another group: Harriett, age 23; Cleon, age 4; Delia, age 2. Another group: Mary, age 52; Mahaly, age 11; Gim, age 8; Vance, age 5; Bill, age 3
December 28, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions; men and women to have an acre each to plant for proceeds
Wits W. G. Cole, J. Walker, H. Richards
S. Evans

William Eskridge
Isaac Peaugh, age 42, $18 a month
Nancy Peaugh, age 38
Annah Phigh, age 22 and infant, $25 a year and provisions
Jan. 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
For wages, provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

F. W. Campbell
Edmund Williams, age 40, $144 a year; Jane Williams, age 60; Mansin, $144 a year; Elizabeth, $50 a year; Clarissa, $25 a year; John Williams, $100 a year; Gracy $60 a year; John Roe $100 a year; Augustus Jones, $100 a year; John Brighten, $144 a year; Hannah, $60 a year; Frank, $25 a year; Louisa $20 a year; Ben, clothing; Martha, $48 a year; Mary, $72 a year; Lewis, Sr., $144 a year; Manson, $100 a year; Lewis, $30 a year; Harriett, $60 a year; Frances $72 a year; Chaney $60 a. year; Ann $48 a year; Leah $36 a year; Richmond $36 a year; Charles, clothing; Geozge, $144 a year
Jan. 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
For wages, provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

John A. Greer, John R. Bobbitt
Jack Ingram and wife, Susan
Jan. 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $75 for year, provisions
Wits Ann Deberry, Lizzie Deberry
S. Evans

John A. Greer, John R. Bobbitt
Sinthy Green
Jan. 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $72 a year and provisions
Wits Ann Deberry, Lizzie Deberry
S. Evans

W. D. Robinson
Rebecca Berry, age 44; Sam, age 18; Nancy, age 15; Joe, age 10; Katty, age 5
Jan. 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $220 a year
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

 

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T. R. Mangrum
Martha Brown, age 20
Jan. 1, 1866
House and farm work
For $33 a month and provisions
No wits
S. Evans
J. S. Rochell
Amey Cason, age 16 Jan 8, 1866 Being pregnant she was only to do house work and work as she could; to be paid in provisions wit Robert Taylor S. Evans

B. J Gregory
Granderson Dupree, age 19
Jan. 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $125 a
year
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

John H. Jones
Schaolot Freeman, age 40
Fanny Freeman, age 17; Rachel
Freeman, age 9; Perry Freeman,
age 48
Jan. 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
For ~phare of cotton crop
Wits John G. Brown, G. G. Curlifl
S. Evans

T. J. Hicks
Squire Hicks, Alex Hefley
Jan. 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
Each man paid $160 for year
Wits W. C. Young, R. J. Williams
S. Evans

John M. Smith Albert, formerly slave of R. Hunt
Jan. 8, 1866 General labor, 1866 For provisions, 1/3 cotton crop
Wit E. S. Matthews S. Evans
Also, Eliza and child Andy to be paid $50 for year for labor. Also, Tom, woUld work generally and be paid 1/3 of cotton he makes. Also, (next column)
32.

John M. Smith continued Also, Lucy and children Charity and Esquire would work and be paid from proceeds of 3 acres of cotton Also, Adlade would work and be paid with proceeds from 2 acres of cotton

Catharine Adams
Lucy, age 15
Jan. 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $50 for year
Wit Joseph H. Johnson and W. R. Hanes
/S Evans!

Hannah Butler
Nancy, age 12
Jan. 8, 1866
Domestic work, principally
For provisions, l acre of land in corn
or cotton
Wits W. W. Freeling, W. R. Hanes
IS. Evans!

Richard W. Martin
Lucy, Sally, Harry and his four children
Jan. 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton crop
Wits Andrew Derryberry, George W. Miller
W. G. Cockrell

W. B. Emerson
Bates Rose, age 40; Martha Rose, age 48;
Harriet Rose, age 15; Susan Rose, age 11;
Margaret, age 30; George, age 13; Vine, age
10
Jan. 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/2 of proceeds on 60
acres of land
wit H. B. Goff
S. Evans

John Black
Margrat Black, age 30
Jan. 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $50 for year
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

John H. Lanier
Louisa
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $75 a year, provisions
Wits M. M. May, J. M. Woollard
S. Evans

 

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John J. Brooks
Sarah
Jan. 9, 1866
Farm work under supervision of Thomas Lackey
For provisions, some land on which to raise cotton, the proceeds to be hers
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

John J. Brooks
Judy and children: Adeline, Matilda, Henrietta
Jan. 9, 1866
Farm work under supervision of Thomas Lackey
For provisions, some land on which to raise cotton, the proceeds to be hers
No wits

John A. Greer, John R. Bobbitt
Liz Greer and child $90 for yr.
Mary Greer $75 for yeaz
Same Greer $100 for year
Jan. 9, 1866
General labor, 1866
For wages, provisions
Wits John G. Brown, Freeman Perry
S. Evans

W. B. McMaster
Doublin
Jan. 9, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/8 of cotton, corn raised
Wit E. H. Epperson
S. Evans

John A. Greer, John R. Bobbitt
Betsey Green
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $75 for year, provisions
Wits M. S. Neely, Jas. W. Reid
S. Evans

John A. Greer, John R. Bobbitt
Daniel Greer and wife, Emily and daughters Ann, Sarah, Malvina
Jan. 9, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $225 for yr.
S. Evans

In a document dated December 28, 1865, S. Evans approved John C. Hays being given custody of Dick, age 13 and Jeff, 6, to live on his plantation

Elias Lawrence
Samuel Cheek, age 65 and wife, Ann, age 37 and sons Henry, 14 and Franklin Willis, age 11
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $150 for year
Wit M. B. Sowell
S. Evans

D. F. Bird
Monroe Cathey, age 18, $120 a year
Pearcy Cathey, age 21; Ellen Cathey, age 5; Hannah Cathey, age 3; Nanah Cathey, age 1
Jan. 9, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages not stated for P. C.
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

D. F. Bird
Dan Campbell, age 20
Jan. 9, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $220 for year
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

George W. Haughton
Lewis Haughton and wife, George Ann and one child
Jan. 9, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 of cotton raised; wife not well and her services provided for $20 a yr. Also, James Parks agreed to general farm labor and to be paid $75 for year
Wits Algernon Haughton, H. M. Haughton

John A. Greer, John R. Bobbitt
Cate Bobbitt
Jan. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $40 for year
Wits Ann Deberry, Lizzie Deberry
S. Evans

John J. Brooks
Sarah and family
Jan. 9, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, time to work on their own cotton crop
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

 

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John H. Lanier
Samuel Haughton and family
Jan 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For some privisions, $150 for the year
Wits M. M. May, J. M. Woollard
S Evans

Jonathan Terrell
Isaac Tilman, age 35
Jan 9, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $100 for year
Wit Robert Taylor
S Evans

F. W. Yancy
Matt Dyer
Jan. 9, 1866
General labor, 1866
For some provisions, $35 a mo.
If wife does washing, a room will be provided them
Wit H. B. Goff
S. Evans

R. H. Davis
One family: Henry Johnson, age 26; Malinda Johnson, age 18; Martha Johnson, age 4; Peter
Johnson, age 2. One family: Dave Lancaster, age 24 and wife, Harriett Lancaster, age 23
Jan. 9, 1866
General labor, 1866
For Johnson and family $150 a year, provisions. For Lancaster and wife 5 acres on which to raise cotton, proceeds theirs Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

John Gillam
Ellen Johnson and child, Allan
Jan. 10, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions; she had been "dog bit" so could not do much work
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

William Passmore
Anthony Kendrick and family
Jan. 10, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/2 of proceeds
from "crop"
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

Samuel D. Barnett
Malinda and Paul $100 a year
Susan and child $70 a year
Jan. 9, 1866
General labor, 1866, including domestic work for provisions, wages for that yr.
Wits Wm. F. Jones, Wm. M. Fogg
S. Evans

John J. Brooks
Harriet and 3 children: Rachel, William, Albert
Jan. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $5 a month, provisions
Wits John F. Exum, C. L. Johnson
S. Evans

Joseph B. Henning
Jerry Chambers and wife Nancy and daughter Mahala Ann
Jan. 10, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $40 a year, provisions
Wit Calvin Spivey
S. Evans
Also, Viney Hewet with five small children, to labor, for food and clothing for her children

H. G. Pearson
Judah, age 49; Minerva, age 17; James Washington, age 19, Candis, age 15; Mortimer, age 12; Bob, age 47; Eliza, age 46; Frank, age 11; George, age 9; Lear, age 20; Johnson, age 20, Cintha
Jan. 10, 1866
General labor; Cintha to cook and be a "house girl" for provisions and $50 for year; others provisions and 1/3 of "crop"
Wits R. S. Matthews, J. S. Smith, B. P. Bennett
S. Evans

T. J. Williamson and J. J. Collins
Cyrus Renshaw, age 38 and wife, Thenia, age 25 and children: James, age 13; John, age 11; Mary, age 9; Jane, age 3; William, 13 months
Jan. 9, 1866
General labor and Thenia to do house work
For some provisions and 1/4 of "crop"
Wits R. J. Ruffin, M. D. Nowell
S. Evans

E. T. Rooker
Bill
Jan. 11, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $150 for year
Wits E. S. Mathews, James H. Hurbert

 

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James Hicks
Thomas
December 23, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $100 a yr.
Wits Gideon Hicks, Elizabeth Clanton
S. Evans

Alexander Cole
Katey Cole, age 42, $5 a mo.
Joe Cole, age 2; Charlote Cole, age 5; Hanah Cole, age 8; Frank, age 13, $7 a mo.; Alcey, age 14, $7 a mo.
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

W. M. Dunavay
Lucy
Jan. 11, 1866
Domestic work
For provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

Thomas W. Latham
Bob Chambers
Jan. 11, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $120 a year, provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

The contract Thomas W. Latham had with Bob Chambers was revoked Feb. 1, 1866 as Chambers had "left" as noted by W. G. Cockrell

James A. Latham
Calvin Chitman
Jan. 11, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 of crop he raised
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

William G. Wells
Jack Montgomery and wife, Mary
Jan. 11, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $175 a year
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

W. L. Robinson
Lumber (male)
Jan. 11, 1866
General labor, 1866
For home to live in, rations, 1/5 of cotton, 1/6 of corn raised
Wit John H. Thomas
S Evans

W. B. Tarbutton
Robert Ozier, age 26; Judy Ozier, age 23; Bucanon Ozier, age 9; Elizabeth Ozier, age 6; Amanda Ozier, age 3; George Ozier, age 1
Jan. 11, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 600 lbs of lint cotton and children "cared for & clothed"
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

Jacob Hill
Washington, age 28 and family: Margaret, age 25; Charley, age 10; Jennie, age 8; William, age 6; Jeff, age 4, Eddie, age 1. Booker, age 50 and family: Elvara, age 40; Abram, age 14; Abert, age 12; Linda, age 10; Booker, age 8; Vina, age 5. Ned, age 54
Jan. 12, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton, corn, 1/4 wheat raised
Wits David Lacy, L. S. Hill
S. Evans

J. G. Womack
Judy Woolfork and children: Shelly, age 7; Gus, age 5; Sally, age 2
Jan. 12, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, including board, clothing, lodging
Wit Benjamin Barr
S. Evans

Mrs. Annie March
Patram; Phillip; Westly
Jan. 11, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/4 cotton, 1/5 cotton crop
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

L. J. Hill
Armstead, age 48; Jennie, age 44; Isham, age 17; Lawrence, age 30; Jennie Lin, age 16 and infant child
Jan. 12, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton, 1/4 wheat crop and half of Saturdays to work their own crops
Wits David Lacy, Jacob Hill
S. Evans

 

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Enoch Gaskins
Susan Barr
Jan. 12, 1866
Domestic work, 1866
For provisions, garden plot
Wits T. R. Gaskins, W. A. Stevens
W. G. Cockrell

J. E. and O. P. Boykin
Henry Clay and wife, Adline
Jan. 12, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/2 of stable field crop
No wits
S. Evans

T. G. Lane
Sam Lane
Jan. 12, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $10 a month, watermelon patch to work in, days Sat.
Wits J. G. Oliver, Cullen Lane
S. Evans

B. A. Hays
Becky Johnson and children:Henry, and Lewis, $150 a year; daughter, Charity, food and clothing
Jan. 1, 1866
Becky to be cook, children to cook or work on farm
For provisions, wages
Wits Charlie Taylor, Newet N. Hays
S. Evans

Robert P. Thornton
Polly Jackson
Jan. 12, 1866
General labor, 1866
Her father, John Jackson, was paid $8 a month for her labor; provisions
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

J. E. and O. P. Boykin
Andrew and family
Jan. 12, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/2 proceeds of stable field
and provisions
No wits
S Evans

T. G. Lane
Jack Lane, age 57
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/2 cotton, corn raised
Wits J. G. Oliver, C. Lane

Robert B. Hurt
Isham, wife and two oldest children; Armistead, Wilson, his former slaves. Also Lizzie, Wilson's wife. Ellen Hurt and daughters Alsey and Margaret
These freedmen were to hire James Hurt, Frank Parker and Tom Hurt and pay them from share of crop, $150 for James and $130 for Frank and Tom for the year
After the crop was sold and these three men had been paid, then R. B. Hurt would get 3/4 of crop and Isham Armistead, Wilson and Ellen would get 1/4 of same
Wit Robert Taylor S. Evans

S. W. Gillam
Bill, John, Jordan, Sophia and her 3 children
Jan. 12, 1866
For the men, 1/3 of cotton; Sophia to cook and work and have an equal share in the crop with the men
No wits

T. G. Lane
Alec Roane, 40 and daughters Frances, age 20 and Mariah, age 19
Jan. 12, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/2 of what he raised on 40 acres and provisions
Wit J. G. Oliver, Cullen Lane
S. Evans

J. M. Wilie
Sally Wharton and daughter, Dolly, age about 13
Jan. 12, 1866
General labor, 1866
For some provisions, $30 for year
Wits H. F. Smith, R. N. Williams
S. Evans

Robert B. Hurt
Bill Brown and wife, Amanda and children: Bob, William, James and her children: Betsey, Sarah, Tom, Emely, Eliza Brown; Jack Sterling and wife Fanny; Jane Houge and children: Rena, Pink, Elvira, Adaline
Jan. 12, 1866
To work on Hurt's homeplace to spin and weave; compensation a "convenient room for school purposes & to assist the said laborers in getting a suitable teacher at their expense" and 1/4 of cotton raised
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

 

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Robert B. Hurt
Solomon Brown and wife Minta and children: Solomon, Jr., Issac. Henry Brown and wife Jennie. Joseph (Jo) Hurt and wife Mollie and Jane, his sister
Jan. 12, 1866
General labor on Hurt's "Spence place"
For provisions, room for school purposes and help them get a teacher at their expense, 1/4 of cotton crop
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

Joseph B. Henning
Stephen Henning, Jordan Henning, Asa Henning, Stephen Chambers, Dock Henning, James Meriwether, Rose Meriwether, Eliza Henning, Lewis Henning, Stephen Henning, Malvina Henning, Manda Henning
Jan. 12, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, unstated amount to be paid them for wages
Wit Calvin Spivey
S. Evans

John D. Cole
Joe Ingram, Jonas Ingram, Sole Ingram, Lucy Ingram, Fanny Ingram
Jan. 13, 1866
General labor, 1866
For pr6visions, 1/3 of cotton that they raised
Wits S. W. Cole, Philip Cole
S. Evans

Wyatt A. Taylor
Jack Taylor
Jan. 13, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/2 of cotton, corn and fodder when same was sold
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

J. E. and O. P. Boykin
Cherrie
Jan. 12, 1866
For provisions, and $60 for year
No wits
S. Evans

T. W. Buchanon
Baslin and wife Eliza
Jan. 13, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 crop made by 6 workers and 1/6 of corn, cotton
Wits W. M. Dunaway, J. A. Givens
S. Evans

J. E. and O. P. Boylcin
Martha and her children
Jan. 12, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and proceeds from 1 acres of cultivated land
No wits
S. Evans

J. E. Vanhook
Edmon, Mely and family
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 cotton, corn raised
Wits C. B. Haskin, S. W. Vanhook

Allen Deberry and Nathan Johnson
Jane Brooks, age 36, $150 a year; Ely Martin, age 31, $150 a year; Allen Glenn, age 30, $150 a year; Laurence Deberry, age 35, $135 a year; Moses Brooks, age 50, $70 a year; Shade, age 14, $50 a year; Jake, age 16, $100 a year; Cella, age 30 and 4 children, $50 a year; Cathreen Martin, age 27, $60 a year; Susan, age 25, and children, $70 a year; Rose, age 22 and one child, $75 a year; Minerva, age 42, $60 a year; Lucy, age 18, $60 a year; Manda, age 20, $60 a year; Allace, age 19, $75 a year
Jan. 13, 1866
General labor, 1866
For some provisions, wages
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

Nelson Delap
Fred, Peter and his children: Harriett and Ben
Jan. 13, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/5 of cotton, corn and wheat raised
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

 

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Henry Yarbrough
Levi Shefford, Andrew Jackson, Jarret Bennet, Capers Wallace, Berry Buchanon, Ruben Bennet
Jan. 14, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 of cotton before it was sold
Wits J. N. Haynes, David Yarbrough, G. B. Scrogg ins
W. G. Cockrell

John C. Greer
Randal Person, age 50 and wife, Martha, age 31 and children: Caroline, age 15; Sally, age 12; Andy, age 10; Lou, age 5; Sam, age 3; Minta, age 1
Jan. 15, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $250 a year; provisions
Wits W. H. Greer, T. A. Reid
W. G. Cockrell

Augustine B. Goodwin
Ned, age 41, 1 bale of cotton, weighing 500 labs; Calvin, age 19, $75 a year; Jim, age 16, $100 a year; Phebe, age 35, $60 a yr.; Lydia, age 50, $30 a year and their medical expenses
Jan. 15, 1866
General labor, 1866
For wages and medical expenses
Wits John H. Reid, James O.Ray
W. G. Cockrell

Mahulda Rone
Frances, formerly her "servant"
Jan. 15, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $70 a year and some provisions
Wit F. W. Yancy

Dr. H. S. Crittenden
Lizzie Rogers, age 22, $3. 33 a mo. and 2 children, aged 6 years; Cane Morgan, age 19, $5 a month; Edward Turner, age 23, $12 a mo.; Betty Robinson, age 19, $8 a mo.
Jan. 15, 1866
General labor, 1866; Betty to do domestic work
For provisions, wages
Wit Samuel M. Meek, Jos. H. Field
S. Evans

David Lacy
Levi, age 40; Minerva, age 18; Manda, age 16; Taylor, age 12
Jan. 12, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 25 bushels of corn, 1/5 of cotton crop, wheat and plot on which to raise potatoes
Wits John B. Hardage, W. W. Freeling
W. G. Cockrell

David Lacy
Martha, age 35 and family: George, age 16; Sarah, age 14; Asberry, age 11; Dossy (male) age 9; Mable, age 7; Edmund, age 4
Jan. 15, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $100 for year and provisions
Wits T. A. Dunaway, W. W. Freeling
W. G. Cockrell

David Lacy
Easter, age 35 and children:Sarah, age 13; Henry, age 10; Dinah, age 8; Susan, age 5; Lizzie, age 1
Jan. 16, 1866
For provisions, proceeds of 1 acre and a quarter of cotton
Wit W. W. Freeling
W. G. Cockrell

Maria Boykin, Oakville
Martha Turner and two children
Jan. 16, 1866
General labor, 1866
For some provisions, $92 a year
Wits W. F. Short, H. A. Rogers
W. G. Cockrell

W. G. Willis
Martha Willis, age 21
Jan. 16, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions
No wits

Andrew Derryberry
Ann Gay
Jan. 16, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $25 a year
Wits Lee Thompson, P. H. McGee
W. G. Cockrell

Noel Hopper
Blount Wadford and daughter Milly; James Askew and sister Mary
Jan. 16, 1866
General labor, 1866. Blount to be foreman
For provisions, 1/3 of corn, cotton crops
Wits Alex M. Jones, Philip B. Hopper
W. G. Cockrell

 

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Noel Hopper
Alford Williamson
Jan. 3, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $140 for year
Wits Alex M. Jones, Philip B. Hopper
W. G. Cockrell

Samuel Goodwin
Lucy and children: George, age 10; Alfred, age 8; Susan, age 6
Jan. 17, 1866
General labor, 1866
For full provisions and 1 acre of cotton
Also, Willis, work for 1 acre in cotton
Wits Peter A. Brown, E. H. Lea

Hugh Revely
Turner Ward and wife Ann and children: Sydney, age 17; Sam, age 14; Amanda, age 13; Jo Henry, age 8; Essex, age 7 Jan. 19, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton, corn, wheat raised on 40 acre; provisions
Wit W. A. Dismukes
W. G. Cockrell

Lucy Jane Taylor
Washington and wife Isabella, for 750 lbs lint cotton, and the value of 750 lbs cotton
John and Frankey, his mother, for 1 bale lint cotton, weighing 500 lbs and $50 for year
Mely and children:Joe, age 13; Mary, age 13; Chloe, age 8 for $120 a year
Jan. 18, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisons, wages
Wits A. S. Rogers, J. L. Weaver
W. G. Cockrell

M. H. Goodrich
Jack, former servant of W. H. Jackson; Eliza, his wife and 3 children, former servants of William Darnall
Jan. 20, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $200 for yr.
Wits J. C. Goodrich, C. C. Taylor
W. G. Cockrell

Joseph Mays
Manus, Aaron, Nelson, John, Allen, Lewis, Ruthy, Sarah, Dallas, Caroline, Peacy, Lovcy
Jan. 20, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/4 cotton, 1/5 corn and wheat raised
No wits
W. G. Cockrell

Marcus D. Smith
George Swinney, Squire Harris
Jan. 22, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $100 for each man for year
Wit R. A. Barnes
W. G. Cockrell

Eliza J. Crawford
Hannah Crawford, Lucy Crawford
Jan. 1866
General labor, 1866
For full provisions
Wits C. Cole, Lucy Whitelow
W. G. Cockrell

John Leonidas McWilliams
Frank, Green
Jan. 23, 1866
General labor, 1866
For Green, $150 for year, provisions. For Frank, $30 for year and provisions
Wits A. S. Rogers, P. R. Johnson

William Pearson
Annas and two children
Jan. 23, 1866
General labor, 1866
For house, fuel, rations and $100 for yr.
Wits J. D. Pearson, J. S. Pearson
W. G. Cockrell

R. C. Cole
Wash Cole, Neal Cole, Nat Cole, Elsey Cole, Rachel Cole, Wesley Cole, Ben Cole
Jan. 20, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 of cotton, corn, potatoes raised
Wits John A. Cole, A. H. Cole
W. G. Cockrell

Sarah A. Cole
Poter Cole and wife Dina; Wesley Cole, James Cole, Silas Cole, George Cole, Myra Cole, Launa Cole
Jan. 20, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 of cotton raised
Wits A. H. Cole, C. Cole
W. G. Cockrell

 

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William Pearson
Aron
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor1866
For $150 for year
Wits Peter Pearson, W. D. Pearson
W. G. Cockrell

Robert Hunt
Peter and wife Julia
Presley and wife Claror Steward, Polly
Jan. 23, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton raised
Wits E. S. Matthews, John M. Smith
W. G. Cockrell

George R. Scott
Silas Williams and wife
Jan. 24, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $200 for year
No wits
W. G. Cockrell

Archibald S. Rogers
Jim and wife Emily, $300 for yr. food for their 2 children; Nancy and children: John David, age 16; Lydia Ann, age 14; Sidney, age 12; Dick, age 10, $150 for yr. and 25 lbs lint cotton; Sarah, age 15, $60 for year; Ned and son Henry, $100 for yr., 2 acres in cotton, 2 acres in corn
Jan. 24, 1866
General labor
Wits A. B. Goodwin, J. L. McWilliams
W. G. Cockrell

John W. Parish
William Crews
Jan. 24, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $212 a year
No wits
W. G. Cockrell

R. J. Strayhorn
Catherine Nicholson
Jan. 25, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $25 for yr., board for her and five children
Wits A. A. Bruce, D. T. Turner

Thomas Ingram
Virgil, formerly his slave
Jan. 25, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, home for himself and family & 1/2 of proceeds of "crop"
Wits B. R. Campbell, M. C. Chanceller
W. G. Cockrell

O. B. Autry
Patrick McFarland, age about 46 and wife, Jane, age about 30 and 4 children: Violet, age 8; Patrick, age 7; Emma, age 3; Charles, age 1
Jan. 26, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/4 cotton, corn raised
Wit J. R. Woolfolk
W. G. Cockrell

O. E. Carpenter
Woodly Vincent and family
Jan. 27, 1866
General labor, 1866
For house, provisions, $140 for year
Wits J. W. Alexander, W. W. Alexander
W. G. Cockrell

William A. Alexander
Silvy and two infant children
Jan. 27, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $5 a month and provisions
Wits J. W. Alexander, W. Smith
W. G. Cockrell

J. N. Greer
Allie Watford, Easter Cross and 3 children
Jan. 29, 1866
General labor, 1866
For Allie $50 for year and provisions for Easter and family
Wits James R. Teague, William H. Greer
W. G. Cockrell

J. N. Greer
Sandy Darnol and wife Rose
Jan. 27, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 of cotton, corn raised
Wits James R. Teague, William H. Greer
W. G. Cockrell

Robert H. Givens
Bob
Jan. 30, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $125 for year, provisions
Wit H. Johnson
W. G. Cockrell

 

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William H. Long
Lucy and 4 children
Anna and oldest son Tom
Jan. 29, 1866
General labor, 1866
For: Anna for son's labor, $25 for year; provisions
Wits A. W. O. Totten, W. H. Long, Jr.
W. G. Cockrell

N. H. Whitlow
Tempey Martin
Jan. 29, 1866
Domestic work, 1866
For $100 for year, provisions
Wits H. C. McCutchen, J. C. Gates
W. G. Cockrell

James M. Boykin
Simon, Isaac
Jan. 29, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/2 of what they "made"
Wits C. M. Boykin, H. A. Rodgers
W. G. Cockrell

T. P. Dunaway
Louisa Jones
Jan. 30, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $50 for year and some provisions
Wit R. J. Strayhorn
W. G. Cockrell

William Robinson
Cynthia Steadman and children: Jane, age 12; Julia, age 11
Jan. 31, 1866
General labor, 1866
For Jane, $35 a year; Julia, $30 a year
Wit J. R. Woolfolk
W. G. Cockrell

F. W. Campbell
Nancy Turnipseed, $44 for yr.
Julia Taylor, $55 for year
Charlotte Puckett, $44 for yr.
Jan. 31, 1866
General labor, 1866
For wages, provisions
Wit W. H. Greer
W. G. Cockrell

D. H. Parker
Candes Dunaway, age 22, $5 a mo.
Ceasar Parker, age 11, $2. 50 a mo.
Feb. 5, 1866
General labor. Candis domestic work
Wits J. C. Caruthers, Mauldin Reeves
W. G. Cockrell

Henry Blurton
Emanuel Jones, age 60, $10 a month
Burton Cole, age 55, $10 a month
Lovy Cole, 36 and children: Marcia Cole, age 7; Grey Cole, age 5; Jo, age 2
Jan. 31, 1866
Emanuel crippled in one leg; Burton crippled by "white swelling"
General labor, 1866
For provisions
Wits R. Kennon, A. T. Baker
W. G. Cockrell

R. F. Stribling
Elizabeth, age 38
Jan. 1866
General labor, 1866
Wits W. T. Anderson, T. B. Anderson
G. E. Green

John C. Simmons
Clay Ballard and wife Calord
Feb. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For "substantial" provisions, l bale of cotton of 500 lbs; 12 barrels of corn, 25 lbs of spring cotton
Wit James R. Bland
G. E. Green

Marcus D. Smith
Peter Robinson
Feb. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $150 for year, provisions
Wit J. C. Smith
W. G. Cockrell

James D. Duffey
Anthony Trigg, age 21, $13.50 a month; Jane Trigg, age 18, $8 a month
Feb. 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For wages
Wit Major Gibbs
W. G. Cockrell

D. H. Parker
Cate Weddle, age 35; Eveline Smith, age 43
Feb. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/4 cotton, corn, wheat raised and provisions
Wits J. C. Caruthers, Mauldin Reeves
W. G. Cockrell

 

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James T. Gladney
Newry Gladney, age 57, $4.16 a mo.; Fanny Gladney, age 57, $4.16 a mo.; Martha Gladney, age 21, $5.50 a mo.; Charles Gladney, age 18, $6.50 a mo.; Eliza Gladney, age 14, $3 a month
Feb 5, 1866
General labor, 1866. Fanny to do domestic work
For unstated wages; provisions
Wits M. Croom, T. J. McMaster
W. G. Cockrell

Sarah Stone
Lewis Stone who was to work under the son of Sarah Stone, John A. Stone, for which he would be paid $150 for year. Richmond Marriweather and wife Elvira and 4 children to make a crop on Sarah Stone's plantation and Elvira to do domestic work; paid 1/3 of proceeds on crops
Feb. 5, 1866
Wits M. Croom, J. A. Gladney
W. G. Cockrell

O. E. Emerson
Mary Swink
Feb. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $5 a month and provisions
Wits M. Croom, Wm. M. Barns
W. G. Cockrell

A. A. Emerson
Freeman Lacy and wife Mary and her daughter Caroline and two infant children
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 of what they "made"
Wits M. Croom, J. E. Freeman
W. G. Cockrell

M. Croom
Alex Gladney, age 21, $16.66 a mo.
Thomas Gladney, age 20, $15 a mo.
Martha Swink, age 38, $4.16 a mo.
Charlotte Swink, age 19, $5 a mo.
Sophia Swink, age 17, $5 a mo.
Maria Reeves, age 14, $4.16 a mo.
Clarissa Croom, age 16, $2.50 a mo.
Green Croom, age 12, $4.16 a mo.
John Croom, age 7, $1.50 a mo.
Feb. 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages
Wits T. P. McMaster, P. Gladney

Mrs. M. A. Thorn
Henry Gillaspie, $25 a year; provisions
Aner McBride, $23 a year; provisions
Feb. 6, 1866
Wits W. C. Owens, J. B. Powel
W. G. Cockrell

M. A. Thorn
Henry Gillaspie was to work on the farm for 1/3 of what was produced; provisions for Henry and wife and children Bill and Rire and her son David
Feb. 1, 1866
Wits W. C. Owens, J. B. Powel
/W. G. Cockrell/

L. B. Herron
Giles
Feb. 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and 1/2 of "crop"
Wits W. L. Donnell, R. H. Mason
W. G. Cockrell

Paul T. Harris
Sandy Harris, $12 a month
Eliza Harris, $8 a month
Feb. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
Wit S. W. Wooly
W. G. Cockrell

Granvill McCabe
Amos Sykes
Feb. 10, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $15 a month
Wit W. H. McCutchen
W. G. Cockrell

John N. Barnett
Richard Martin, age 24, $15 a month
Anna Martin, age 20, $8 a month
Sally Martin, age 11 months
Juley Jaclcson, age 24, clothing
Margret Jackson, age 7, clothing
Martha Jac]cson, age 5, clothing
Charles Jackson, age 3, clothing
Cathern Jackson, age 1, clothing
Feb. 10, 1866
General labor, 1866
Wits William Boon, Finis G. Barnett
W. G. Cockrell

John F. Barksdale
Martha Chapman and sons Jerry, John
Feb. 10, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $175 for year
Wit T. H. Drake
W. G. Cockrell

 

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Levina Ann Young
Martha Davis
Feb. 12, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $10 for year
Wits John Richardson, George Richardson
W. G. Cockrell

T. H. Boykin
William, age 45; Cloey, age 40; Will, age 17; Moutch, age 15
Feb. 15, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 cotton raised
Wits J. B. Williams, J. w. spears
W. G. Cockrell

John T. Pounds
Charles Higgens, age 21, $16.66 a month
Feb. 17, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages
Wit W. T. Campbell
W. G. Cockrell

Robert Hicks
Phillis Brown, age 75, a pauper
Ama Brown, age 38, $40 for year
Feb. 19, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages
Wit P. C. McCowat
W. G. Cockrell

James R. Vann
Charles Mazung, age 25
Feb. 20, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $150 for year
Wits G. H. Ford, John P. Vann
W. G. Cocicrell

John A. Dunaway
Mary and children: Martha, Susan, Eliza
Feb. 19, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $35 for yr.
Wits W. M. Dunaway, S. A. Dunaway
W. G. Cockrell

James Lacy
Alex, age 35 and "family": Martha, age 34; Phillis, age 15; Patience, age 14; Simon, age 12; Isham, age 11 (a nephew); Maria, age 9; Eliza, age 8; Mathew, age 4, an infant and one "old woman," age 70
Feb. 20, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 cotton, corn raised
Wits D. H. Parker, John R. Murchison
W. G. Cockrell

James Caruthers
Luraner Ren and her child
Feb. 20, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $5 a month, clothing
Wits J. M. Richardson, J. G. W. Fenwick
J. G. W. Fenwick, Bureau official

Benjamin Perry
Dave Spivey and wife
Feb. 22, 1866
General labor and wife to do cooking, 1866
For provisions and perhaps unstated wages
Wits W. F. Blackard, Thomas M. Meriwether

J. F. Pope
John Moses, age 26
March 4, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $11.75 a month, provisions
Wits J. M. Love, Lemuel Love
G. E. Green

H. A. Montgomery
Henry, age 40; Rob. Exum, age 25; George Exum, age 27
March 5, 1866
Chop wood
For 1/3 of wood
Wits B. P. Hopper, Edmond Outland

H. A. Montgomery
Bill, age 22; John, age 16; Barron, age 16; Loony, age 18; Sarah, age 18; Manda, age 14; West, age 9; Eliza Jane, age 10; Marth, age 12
March 5, 1866
For 1/3 of cotton crop
Wits P. B. Hopper, Edmond Outland
G. E. Green

W. S. A. Jones
Dick Williams, age 24
March 5, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $12.50 a month
Wit John R. Boals
G. E. Green

A. T. Cole
Gabe Meriwether, age 40
March 31, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $10 a month
Wits William G. Cole, J. T. Cole
G. E. Green

 

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Henry Kirby
John Wesley, age 44; Clara Wesley, age 28; Neathy Wesley, age 14; Frank Wesley, age 9; John Wesley, age 6; Nathan Wesley, age 3; Sandy Wesley, age 1
March 16, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and perhaps unstated wages
Wit William Brownell
G. E. Green

Thomas E. Hart
Katey Cathey, age 25; Ellar Cathey, age 5; Mariah Cathey, age 3; Noah Cathey, age 1
March 19, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions
Wit Wm. A. Brownell
G. E. Green

Jackson Smith
John Lacy, age 25, $12.50 a mo.; Letty Lacy, age 20, $8.50 a mo.; Mary Lacy, Hetty Lacy
March 9, 1866
General labor, 1866
For wages
Wit W. H. Reeves
G. E. Green

Thomas C. Muse
Jane McDowel1, age 30
March 13, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $8 a month
Wit Wm. A. Brownell
G. E. Green

James Mitchell
Kate Mitchell, age 40, $3.15 a mo.; Wash Mitchell, age 16, $3.75 a mo.
March 16, 1866
General labor, 1866
For wages
Wit Samuel B. Brown

Mrs. Ben Long
Robert Minor, age 40
April 26, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $10 a month
G. E. Green

S. H. Gill
Willis Deberry, age 42, $12.50 a month and Ellen Ingram, age 40, $8. 33 a month for general labor
July 7, 1866
Wit W. N. Crain
G. E. Green

Joseph B. McClish
Alexander Cunningham, Leena Martin, Helen Yarbro, Mark Cunningham, Howell Cunningham, Hannah Cunningham
April 14, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, including grain raised on farm
Wits Nathan Johnson, Wm. H. Simpson
G. E. Green

Benjamin Barr
Richard
April 23, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $120 a year
Wit M. E. Oates
G. E. Green

D. J. Beadles
Hardy Meacham, age 45
April 28, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $12. 50 a month
Wit S. H. Gill
G. E. Green

W. T. Parkam
Nelson Persons, age 15
May 2, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions
G. E. Green

W. G. Rooker
Faney Adams wanted to apprentice her daughter, Josephine, age 6, to Rooker until she reached age 18. Allowed
May 3, 1866
Wits Henry A. Webb, R. C. Cox

Mrs. Nancy Bond
Chaney Jones, age 14; Doe Jones, age 11
May 9, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, including medical care
G. E. Green

W. H. Jackson
James Turner, age 21
General labor, 1866
For $10 a month
Wit R. H. Anderson
G. E. Green

W. H. Slater
A. Seat, age 41
July 17, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $10 a month
G. E. Green

 

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W. C. Morris, agent of Mobile & Ohio Railroad
Ambrose Hayes, age 32, $25 a mo.
Lewis Lane, age 20, $20 a mo.
Edmond Canada, age 19, $20.20 a mo.
James Hogue, age 19, $20.20 a mo.
James Lyons, age 20, $20 a mo.
Alfred Willerford, age 22, $25 a mo.
Joseph Johnson, age 19, $20 a mo.
George Emerson, age 23, $25 a mo.
Reddick Battle, age 19, $20 a mo.
Samuel Triplet, age 19, $25 a mo.
May 21, 1866
Work on railroad for wages
Wit J. L. Evans
James F. Bolton, 2 Lt. 13 VRC, Columbia Kentucky

Henry Yarbrough
John Stobuck
1866
General labor, 1866
Compensation not stated
G. E. Green

 

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