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Slaves of Richard Huckabee, North Carolina

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Location: Cumberland, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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This page serves to document and further the research of enslaved individuals held by slave owner Richard Huckabee of Cumberland County, North Carolina.

Richard Huckabee is recorded as purchasing 3 slaves from the estate of his father-in-law, James Booker, in about 1819: Phillis, and George and Milly.[1]. It is unclear what the relationship among Phillis, George, and Milly was. See bottom for transcription of this part of the probate. (Though Richard and James lived 2 counties apart -- Huckbee's residence of Cumberland County, and Booker's of Chatham County, their towns of Broadway (modern name) and Pittsboro are only 25 miles apart.) It looks like all 3 are likely accounted for in the 1820 census; Millie and George would be among the children under 14, and it's unclear what age category Phillis would be in.

  • 1810, "Richard Hucabee, Esq" Capt Walkers District, Cumberland, North Carolina. [2]
    • Numbers of Slaves: 4 (no ages or genders given)
    • Number of Total Household Members: 15
  • 1820 "Rick C Huckaba, Esq" Capt MacPhails District, Cumberland, North Carolina. **Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820.
    • Slaves - Males - Under 14: 3
    • Slaves - Males - 14 thru 25: 1
    • Slaves - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
    • Slaves - Males - 45 and over: 1
    • Slaves - Females - Under 14: 2
    • Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25: 1
    • Slaves - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
    • Slaves - Females - 45 and over: 1

Probate Transcription

Probate [1] A list of the property belonging to the Estate of James Booker, Dect. [page 2, below] Richard Huckabee to one negro woman by the name of Phillie at the last bider --- 180
do to two small children by the name of Georg + Milley Belonging --- 184 (Jones is Heirs)
Phebe Booker to one by the name of Delila to the last bider --- 70 Belonging to Jones is Heirs
To some open acounts --- 10

Recorded in book 6 page 674(?)

Thos Ragland Clerk Enoch Booker Buckanon Lanier ………………………. [card, page 3] entered List of Property of the Estate of James Booker dec'd

Determined by the County at August Session 1821

Recorded ………………………. [card, page 4] An additional Inventory of the Estate of James Booker, dec'd

May Term 1821

Recorded ………………………. [page 5, below] The Executor of James Booker, dec'd at May Term 1821 makes the following return--

1 Judgement against Randolph Battle for $30 1 Note against ?Milie Jones for $10 ~ $30 By the Executors-- Enoch Booker Buckanon Lenier Recorded in Book 6 page 474 Thos Ragland Clerk

- - End Transcription - - In the above section, it looks like James Booker had used part of the value of Millie Jones as credit? I assume this is the same Millie Jones who was then purchased by Richard Huckabee. Weatherall-96 04:47, 25 August 2021 (UTC)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V65M-1L8 : 8 March 2021), James Booker, 1821; citing Chatham, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,728,772.
  2. "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH26-KBR : accessed 25 August 2021), Richard Hueaby, Capt Walkers District, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 580, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 39; FHL microfilm 337,912.

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