Location: Union, Kentucky, United States
Surname/tag: Abell, Spalding, Spaulding, Yeager
1833 Emancipation of Ann. Kentucky, Union County Clerk, Court Orders Vol. C, unpaginated, Negro woman named Ann; 21 January 1833, digital image 109 of 465, FamilySearch.org, (: accessed 23 April 2021)
Based on the emancipation date, Ann was born around 1810. This was about a year before the death of Ignatius Abell. She is most likely the daughter of Poll (who was willed to Elizabeth Thompson who lived in Saint Mary's County, Maryland) She could also be the daughter of Rose who was willed to John Thomas who lived in Washington County, Kentucky. John died 29-Jan-1849.
Satisfactory proof was this day made to the court that a negro woman by the name of Ann recently in the possession of William Spalding was by the last will and testament of Ignatius Abell of the State of Maryland willed to be free at the age of twenty three years of age – that she is now above that age and the said Spalding by his writing agreeing that she had served his according to the will she is bound It is ordered that the Clerk of the Court upon the application of the said Ann issue to her a certificate of her freedom and annex thereto the seal of this Court.