Friday, November 26, 2004

1812 & 1823 Kentucky Slave Documents - Alexander Parker, James Kennedy

Two Slave Documents:

Lewis Co., Kentucky, 16 Oct 1812 power of attorney from Alexander Parker of Virginia to Thomas Parker of Kentucky to recover a runaway slave named Sam from Washington Stubblefield of Natchez

Todd Co., KY, 6 May 1823 deed conveying a slave woman named Mary ("and her increase") to James Kennedy as his part of the estate of Michael Kennedy.

Kentucky was a "border" state and did not secede with the slaveholding states of the South. It not only allowed slaveholding, but also became a major supplier of slaves to southern plantations after the importation of slaves was prohibited by Congress in 1808.