Joseph Bell - Escaped Slave

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I would greatly appreciate any information related to the Joseph Bell advertised as an escaped slave in the October 22nd, 1861 edition of the Daily Louisville Democrat.  Specifically, I'd be most interested in who he possibly escaped from and who purchased him.  Thanks for any help you can provide.  The advertisement reads as follows:

Negro For Sale
BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF THE HANCOCK County Court, made on the September term, 1861, I, the undersigned, will on Monday, December 23, 1861, at the Courthouse door in Hawesville, Ky., expose to public sale, to the highest bidder, on a contract of six months, a slave named JOSEPH BELL, who is now confined in the Hancock County Jail, as a runaway, unclaimed; and will sell said slave provided he will bring at least $350. Bond and security required from the purchaser, bearing interest from date, and having the force and legal effect of a replevin bond.
J. J. STORM, D.S [Deputy Sherrif] for
W. B. Miller, S.H,C  [Sheriff Hancock County]
in Genealogy Help by Bradley Bell G2G Crew (400 points)

2 Answers

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> possibility of records at Hancock County Public Records | Search Kentucky Government Databases

>per slaves there's some background info Hancock County, Kentucky Genealogy Genealogy - FamilySearch Wiki

>Hancock County, KY Data Collection

>might be someone at the Reference Desk, librarian, who can answer questions and assist in locating info KY Room Records – Daviess County Public Library -- if they have their degree in "library" or have worked in these records 20+ years as a researcher ... worth asking 

by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (589k points)
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Joseph Bell Runaway slave Mentioned Here

Duke University Slave Letters

by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (407k points)

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