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Isaac

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Title

Isaac

Subject

Enslaved Person-Virginia-Shenandoah County
Woodstock (Va.)

Date

October 7-10, 1839

Contributor

Zach Hottel

Identifier

EnslavedPerson:18371

Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

1789 to 1814

Birthplace

Unknown

Death Date

Unknown

Occupation

Enslaved Person

Biographical Text

On September 30, 1838, Isaac, a runaway, was confined to jail. According to court documents, as of October 7, 1839, Christian Miller, the jailer, had paid a total of $135.14 in jail fees and newspaper advertisements. The court ordered for the sheriff to sell Isaac in a public sale and to advertise the sale for one month.

On October 8, 1839, Christian Miller presented an additional sum of $18.57 and a half for "housing, dieting, and clothes of Isaac." The court allowed to have Isaac sold that day.

In a newspaper advertisement for Isaac's sale, Sheriff Hottel noted that Isaac would "in all probability, a good farm hand."

Bibliography

Nancy Stewart, "African Americans in Shenandoah County, Virginia Notebooks," vol. 2, book A, (2010), 31-32, 255.
Nancy Stewart, "African Americans in Shenandoah County, Virginia Notebooks," vol. 2, book B, (2010), 255.

Additional Information

Enslaved by Unknown.

Citation

“Isaac,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed July 8, 2020, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/14787.

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