Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Mr R.C. McConnell 1837

2 documents dated 1837 concerning the settling of a Southern estate of Mr R.C. McConnell. One document is an accounting of the property of the estate holdings which were left to the widow Sarah McConnell. The second document is a letter about the estate outlining what was left to a daughter, Mrs Mary McConnell Howe. The handwriting is difficult to read but Mr. McConnell was either from South Carolina or Georgia. Both documents refer to slaves in the estate: the estate account states Mr McConnell owned 50 slaves and the letter lists 10 slaves by name, with values for each, which were left to the daughter Mary and her husband George Howe.

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