The Resource Negro books of the Massie family, (manuscript)

Negro books of the Massie family, (manuscript)

Label
Negro books of the Massie family, 1823-1863
Title
Negro books of the Massie family
Inclusive dates
1823-1863
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • One volume contains information on slaves owned by the family, giving name, parentage, date of birth and occasionally status (deceased, sold). The oldest slave recorded was born in 1739. In a few instances, fathers are listed as well as mothers. The volume also lists slaves, stock, and farm tools, owned in the years 1783, 1785, 1786, 1789, 1790, and 1793. Most of the information in the volume appears to be compiled from sources not now present
  • The second volume contains accounts of individual slaves with their master, 1850-1863. Slaves received credit for extra work or work done for people outside the Massie family. Purchases made by the slaves against their earnings include food, clothing and whiskey. Of interest are accounts for slaves who were skilled workers including William, a cooper, Brock, Edmund and Julius, blacksmiths, and Squire and Dan, carpenters
Biographical or historical data
The Massie family settled in New Kent County, Va. Following the Revolution, Major Thomas Massie moved his family to Frederick County, Va., and in 1803, to Amherst [now Nelson] County, Va. The family plantations were Level Green, Pharsalia, Tyro and Montebello.
Cataloging source
VA@
Label
Negro books of the Massie family, (manuscript)
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  • Special Collections
Extent
2
Note
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Gift of Elizabeth Massie Goodwin and Barbara Massie Kurek.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u3988386
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3988386
  • (OCoLC)53479441
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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