Surnames/tags: slavery Essex County_Virgina
Slave owners at this plantation? More research needed
- William Kemp Gatewood
- Edward Macon Ware 1800-1863 purchased Bellevue from Susan Gatewood, daughter of Lt Col Kemp Gatewood.
This document (Ware List of Slaves 1 on the right) is an image of an original, handwritten list of two lots of slaves owned by Edward Macon Ware 1800-1863.
This is a transcription of that list:
A list of negroes and values assigned to R. L. Ware, known as Lot No. 1
- Richard $3000.
- Isabella $500.
- Rosabella $650.
- Ada $450
- Mary Ellen $3400
- Tom $3750
- Ned $3750
- Indy [?] Williams $200
- Abraham $50
- To receive[?] of No. 4 $50
- To receive[?] of No. 3 $150
$15950.00 A list of negroes and values assigned to J. T. Hoskins Lot No. 2
- Sophronia $3400.00
- Martha Roan??? 1000.00
- Jimmy 3750.00
- Jim 2800.00
- Stephen 2600.00
- General 2000.00
- To receive of No. 3 $400
This document (Ware List of Slaves 2 on the right) is an image of an original, handwritten list of two lots of slaves owned by Edward Macon Ware 1800-1863.
A list of negroes and values assigned to E.C. Ware Lot No. 3
- Harry $3750.00
- Mahala 2300.00
- Lianna 350.00
- Joseph 350.00
- Jas Henry 3000.00
- Mack 3750.00
- Frank 3000.00
To pay Lot No. 2 $400.00 To pay Lot No. 1 $150.00 Total: $15,950.00
A list of negroes and values assigned to E. M. Ware Lot #4
- George $3750.00
- Emily 3200.00
- Mary 200.00
- Katy 950.00
- Amanda 550.00
- Bob 3600.00
- Henry 3750.00
To pay Lot No. 1 $50 Total $15950.00
- 1830 Census: "1830 United States Federal Census"
Year: 1830; Census Place: Essex, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 193; Page: 154; Family History Library Film: 0029672
Ancestry Sharing Link Ancestry Record 8058 #864240 (accessed 21 January 2022)
Edward M Ware.
- Bellevue Plantation was razed in 1962 (Bulletin of the Essex County Historical Society, Volume March 2007 Tappahannock, Virginia, "The Wares of Ware's Wharf" by Carol M Garrett, Copyright 1985: https://ecmhs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/bulletin-vol-48.pdf
- Also recounting of the shelling of Bellevue in March, 1863 with commentary by a witness and by John Segar, the son of Randall Segar: https://ecmhs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/bulletin-vol-33.pdf
- Ware family papers, 1761–1917. 360 items. Mss1W2296a.
- This collection includes records of members of the Ware, Clopton, Ritchie, related families of Essex County. Section 1 contains the papers of Archibald Ritchie (d. 1844), which include an account covering the imprisonment and sale at auction of Archy, a slave. Section 2 contains the correspondence, 1829–1861, of Edward Macon Ware (1800–1863), including a letter to Robert Baylor Lyne concerning the hiring out of a slave to learn a trade. Section 5 contains records, 1857–1862, compiled by Edward Ware as treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Essex County Poor House. Included in these records are accounts for payments made for midwife services to Matilda, a slave. A letter, 1857, to the Richmond Enquirer by Richard Rouzie concerning the re-enslavement or removal from Virginia of the free African American population, is located in section 6. Section 8 contains materials, 1839–1848, compiled by Richard Rouzie concerning the estate of Elizabeth B. Allen of Essex County. This section includes a receipt of Dr. Thomas Christian Gordon for the care of a slave woman, and records of the hiring out of slaves. Deeds for the purchase and sale of slaves from the estate of Ellis Armstrong of Essex County are located in the papers of Dr. Jones C. Clopton (section 9), as is an undated list of slaves (with values) at Bloomsbury, Essex County. Section 12 includes a letter of Henry Waring Latané concerning the slave James.
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