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Fortune

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Title

Fortune

Subject

Enslaved Person-Virginia-Shenandoah County

Date

September 23, 1796

Contributor

Eryn Kawecki

Relation

Sukey, EnslavedPerson:20013

Identifier

EnslavedPerson:20012

Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

Unknown

Birthplace

Unknown

Death Date

August 12, 1796

Occupation

Enslaved Person

Biographical Text

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."

Bibliography

Boothe, William A : Public Claim, 09-23-1796, Virginia Untold: The African American Narrative Digital Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

Additional Information

Enslaved by William Aylett Booth.

Citation

“Fortune,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed August 13, 2020, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/15079.

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