Enslaved Person-Virginia-Shenandoah County
September 23, 1796
Person Item Type Metadata
August 12, 1796
Lived in Beckford Parish. On July 1, 1796, Fortune was on trial for allegedly killing Sukey (EnslavedPerson:20013) by throwing her down the stairs of William Aylett Booth's home. The court found Fortune guilty and sentenced him to execution by hanging. He was executed on August 12, 1796. Before his death, the court valued him at 80 pounds "current money."
Boothe, William A : Public Claim, 09-23-1796, Virginia Untold: The African American Narrative Digital Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
Enslaved by William Aylett Booth.
“Fortune,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed August 13, 2020, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/15079.