Location: Poplar Forest, Bedford County Virginia
Surname/tag: Virginia_Thomas Jefferson_slavery
Transcription of Thomas Jefferson's indenture of Poplar Forest to his daughter Martha and to the Randolph's involved in the proposed marriage. Names the enslaved by families and their plantation of origin.
"...doth appoint unto the said Martha and her heirs a parcel of land in the County of Bedford containing one hundred acres be the same more or less, part of the tract called the Poplar Forest, and at the westernmost end thereof, to be laid off and separated from the residue of the said tract by a line to begin at a red oak sapling expossed in the patent to be at the intersection of the two lines N2iW165 pole and N 53 1/2 E 60 poles and to run thence across the said tract directly to the line expossed in the said patent to bear S 60 degrees E 1?20 poles and to the pond thereof which shall be 230 poles from a white oak expossed in the same patent to be at the westernmost end of the line together with the following Slaves to wit..."
Slaves by family:
- 1. Jack Patty Betty & Judy
- 2. Tom Lucy Polly & Dicy
- 3. Jeffery Joan Scilla & Nancy
- 4. Lundy and Betty being husband & wife
- 5. Jupiter Phyllis the older Phyllis the younger, Sandy, John & Sam
- 6. Betty Sarah Peg Louis Abbey Patty & Harry
“and also all the stock of work horses cattle hogs and the plantation utensils now on or belonging to the plantation called Wingo’s where the said five families first mentioned was employed"