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Last Will and Testament of William Christian, March 13th, 1786.

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Title

Last Will and Testament of William Christian, March 13th, 1786.

Description

The last will and testament of William Christian, dated March 13th, 1786. This document lists the forty-seven people he enslaved and who they will be transferred to upon his death. The people William Christian enslaved are named as follows: James Kavanaugh, James Lumpkins, Peter, Lewis, Titus, John, Dinah and her child Wilson, Tom Body, Sarah, Hannah, Edincurg, Cloe, Little Jame, Jenny and their children Sarah, Adam, Betty, Jenny, and Moses, Noah, York, Sam, his wife Ruth, and their children Bill, Poll, Luke, Tom, and Little Sam, Phebe, Riah, Ben, Delphi, Simon, Lydia, Hannibal, Cesar, Will Trigg, Charles Trigg, Jame Trigg, Venus, Ben, Billey, Melissa, Betty, Harry, Tom Body, and Salley. He bequeaths the people he enslaved to his wife, Anne Christian, and advises her to create a road connecting Oxmoor and Alexander Scott Bullitt's home. Alexander Scott Bullitt married Priscilla Christian, William Christian's daughter.

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

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Contributor

Johansen, Emma

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Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0420_001

Citation

“Last Will and Testament of William Christian, March 13th, 1786.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed February 22, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/4590.