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Slaves of Moses Sugg

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Location: Wake, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: slavery us_black_heritage wake_north_carolina
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This page serves to document and further the research of enslaved individuals held by slave owner Moses Sugg of Wake County, North Carolina.

Moses was recorded with his family and enslaved people in 1790 and 1800 in Wake, North Carolina. [1][2] There were 4 enslaved people in 1790, and 5 in 1800; no names are recorded in those censuses.

In his will, the following enslaved people were named, and profiles have been created for them:

  • Joe
  • Judy
  • Lucy
  • Cealey
  • Chancey
  • Polly
  • Sally
  • Tim


Moses' Will

Moses' last will and testament was written on 18 June 1819. [3] Moses died on 19 Nov. 1819. [4]

Transcription of Moses' will by Doherty-2064:

In the Name of God Amen

I Moses Sugg of the County of Wake and state of North Carolina Being of sound disposing mind and Memory do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and form as following:

To Wit,

I Lend to my wife Sally Sugg, my Land and Plantation Where on I Now Live. Also one Negroe Man named Joe, One Negroe Woman named Judy and one other Negroe Woman named Sally. .....[household items, see Moses Sugg for full transcription] ....

2nd I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Sugg my Land and plantation where on I now live after the death or widow hood of my wife , to be at his own disposal also I lend one Negroe woman named Lucy Now in his possession, also one Negroe Man named Joe and one Negroe Woman named Judy during his life. And after to be Equally divided between his children and all of these furniture Increase from this time of the death of my Wife or Widow hood; Alsoe one bed and furniture the one Excepted as before excepted, the said bed to be Receivd at my death.

3rd I give and bequeath to to my daughter Fanny Utley one Negro Woman named Chancy now in his possession and his five children with all the Remains of her increase. I also Lend one Negroe Woman named Cealey (sp?) and her child Polly and all the increase from this time, and also one Negroe Woman named Sally. The three Last mention Negroes to be Equally divided Between his children after his death and all these Increase. Also one hundred dollars in money to be Raised out of my perishable property.

4th I leave the Remains of my other perishable property Not heretoafter given Lent or devised to be sold and Equally divided between my sone Samuel Sugg and my daughter Fanny Utley if there should be any.

5th I leave my Negroe man Tim Free for his meritorious services rendered to me and my family, under the protection of my son Samuel Sugg to be that that he is freed supported and maintained.

6th I Leave as my Executors my son Samuel Sugg with my Nephew Joshua Sugg Junr. my ___ and sole executors.

In testimony where of I have here unto set my hand and Seal this 18th day of June - 1819.

Residences of Moses Sugg

  • 1790, Wake, North Carolina [1]
    • Name: Mosses Sugg
    • Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 2
    • Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
    • Free White Persons - Females: 2
    • Number of Slaves: 4
    • Number of Household Members: 9
  • 1800, Hillsborough, Wake, North Carolina [2]
    • NameMoses Sugg
    • Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
    • Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:1
    • Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:1
    • Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over:1
    • Number of Slaves: 5
    • Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
    • Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
    • Number of Household Members: 10


  1. 1.0 1.1 "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKB-YYT : accessed 24 August 2021), Mosses Sugg, Wake, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 240, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHRD-H6B : accessed 24 August 2021), Moses Sugg, Hillsborough, Wake, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 761, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 32; FHL microfilm 337,908.
  3. Moses Sugg, 1819, Wake County, Wills and Estate Papers (Wake County), 1663-1978; Author: North Carolina. Division of Archives and History; Probate Place: Wake, North Carolina (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/9061/images/007640331_00434)
  4. Marriage and Death Notices from Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette, 1799-1825 (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/48543/images/BMDNotices1-001404-157)


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