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James & Margaret Mattingly Slave Sale

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Date: 26 Feb 1851 to 20 Oct 1854
Location: Union, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Surname/tag: Mattingly, Phillips, Philips, Herrin
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Kentucky, Union County, Vol M, p. 504, County Clerk. 19 October 1854, digital image 284 of 625, FamilySearch.org, ([1]: accessed 1 January 2022)


Know all men by these presents that we James Mattingly and Margaret Mattingly, his wife, formerly Margaret Phillips daughter & heir of Andrew Phillips dec’d of the County of Union Ky, for the consideration of the sum of nine hundred Dollars in hand paid the recipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained & sold and do by these presents, sell, convey & deliver unto Jackson Herrin of Hopkins County Ky, the following Negro-slaves, towit, Mary a woman aged about 26 years, and her two children, Towit, Harriet aged about 6 years, Fanny aged about 5 years, being the same negroes that were inherited by said Margaret Mattingly from her father. Andrew Phillips dec’d. To have & To hold the said Negro slaves unto the said Jackson Herrin his heirs & assigns forever and the said James Mattingly & Margaret Mattingly his wife do covenant to & with the said Herrin his heirs & that they will warrant said Negro slaves to be slaves for life, sound in body & mind and warrant the same unto the said Herrin forever. Given under our hands this 19 day of October 1854. This bill of sale is executed to carry out a sale & delivery of the negroes, Mary & her two children, Harriet & Fanny, which were sold as described within on the 26th of February 1851, and the said Margaret Mattingly not then of age to make a title thereto, but now in this make the same to the three oldest negroes named within, Witness our hands & seals this 20th of October 1854.
James Mattingly
Marget J. Mattingly

State of Kentucky & Union County Sct
I Thomas H. Chapman Deputy clerk for Thomas S. Chapman clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid do certify that this Instrument of writing from James Mattingly & Margaret J. Mattingly to Jackson Herrin, was this day acknowledged before me in my Office by the said James Mattingly & Marg’t, his wife to be their act & deed and thereupon said Instrument of writing and this certificate are truly recorded in my office. Witness my hand this 20th day of October 1854.
T. H. Chapman D. C.

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