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Collection Number: 05348-z

Collection Title: John Bayles Papers, 1820-1831

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Size 3 items
Abstract John Bayles was a resident of Washington County, Tenn., when he decided in 1820 to grant a slave woman named Jenny (also spelled Jeanny or Ginny) her freedom upon his and his wife's deaths. The collection contains three documents that relate to a female slave owned by the Bayles family of Washington County, Tenn.: a petition application, circa 1820, signed by John Bayles requesting and receiving the right to free 25-year-old slave Jenny (Jeanny) upon his and his wife's deaths; a Washington County court document, 21 April 1821, detailing the $600 fee that the Bayles family paid to the court for Jenny's freedom; a bill of sale, 18 November 1830, for Jenny (Ginny) and her two children to Isaac Murry.
Creator Bayles, John
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John Bayles Papers #5348-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Historical Collectible Auctions in June 2007 (Acc.100716).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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John Bayles was a resident of Washington County, Tenn., when he decided in 1820 to grant a slave woman named Jenny (also spelled Jeanny or Ginny) her freedom upon his and his wife's deaths.

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The collection contains three documents that relate to a female slave owned by the Bayles family of Washington County, Tenn.: a petition application, circa 1820, signed by John Bayles requesting and receiving the right to free 25-year-old slave Jenny (Jeanny) upon his and his wife's deaths; a Washington County court document, 21 April 1821, detailing the $600 fee that the Bayles family paid to the court for Jenny's freedom; a bill of sale, 18 November 1830, for Jenny (Ginny) and her two children to Isaac Murry. The bill of sale was acknowledged in court on 25 March 1831 and registered at the county clerk's office on 18 October 1831.

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Contents list

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3 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

Papers, 1820-1831 #05348-z, Series: "Papers, 1820-1831." Folder 1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Amy Johnson, September 2007

Encoded by: Amy Johnson, September 2007

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