FREEDMEN'S LABOR CONTRACTS
MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE 1866-1867

By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1996

FREEDMEN'S LABOR CONTRACTS 1866
(Part 1 of 3)

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Benjamin Barr
Mary Duffy
Sept 27, 1865
Domestic work, 1866
For $60 for year and clothing, food for her son, Ben
Wits T. Brady, L. D. Hampton
S. Evans

W. A. Day
John Pollard, age 18
Oct. 11, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $8 a month and provisions
Wits J. D. Gallehen, F. W. Yancy
S. Evans

George H. Ford
Ben Bowling, age 23; Martha Bowling, age 19; George Williams, age 16; Jeff Ezell, age 21; all of Chickasaw Co., Miss. to work on James Vann's plantation, Madison Co.
Nov. 1, 1865
General labor, 1866
For: Ben, $12; Martha, $7; George, $10; Jeff, $12, wages for each month
Wits G. H. Ford, John Bishop
/S. Evans/

George H. Ford
Isaac Cole, 28 and wife, Ann Cole, 19, with a year-old child; Alexander Powell, Jane Powell, all of Chickasaw Co., Miss.
Nov. 2, 1865
General labor, 1866
For: Isaac, $12; Ann, $7; Alexander, $12; Jane, $8 a month
Wit John Bishop
/S. Evans/

John C. Greer
Samuel, age 13 and $3 a month and acres of cotton
Henry, age 13 and $2.25 a month and " " "
Rebecca, age 10, food and clothing
Benjamin, age 8, food and clothing
Bill, age 26, $46 a month and 1 acre of cotton
Katy, 18 and child, 3, food and clothing
November 17, 1865
General labor, 1866
For terms stipulated above and certain provisions
Wits H. A. Meriwether, Jo Hammerly
S. Evans.

W. A. Day
Fanny Day, age 22
November 18, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions and half of cotton raised
Wits J. J. Day, C. H. Hill
S. Evans

L. Newton
Henley Nanny and wife, Martha and son, Samuel
December 2, 1865
Henley and son work on farm; Martha cook for Newtons
For provisions and $225 for the year
No wits
S. Evans

W. P. Meriwether
Tony Long
December 7, 1865
He was to dig ditch 6 ft. wide and 4 ft. high, build chimney for house he was provided
For 8 acres on which to raise a crop, provisions
Wits Thomas H. Newbern, John A. Greer
S. Evans

F. W. Yancy
Sally Weddle, age 39; Eva Bell Weddle, age 5
December 9, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $6.25 a month for housework and provisions
Wit W. F. M. Butts
S. Evans

Lucy Freeling
In her employ, December 15, 1865: Lindy and children, Mary, age 16, Louisa, age 15, Rutha, age 13, Frances, age 11, Clinton, age 9, George age 7, Virginia, age 5, Ellen, age 3. Work to pay doctor's bill of $47.
Mary and children Gally, age 9, Thomas, age 5, Martha, age 2. Work to pay doctor's bill of $30.
Mary "the only one that has a husband" Cleanty, age 25 and children, Sarah, age 5, Amandy, age 2. Work to pay doctor's bill of $40.
All three ladies were in a "family way" and would bear children between Dec. 1865 and June 1866.
S. Evans

 

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Malinda Shivers
Stephen, age 42; Jane, age 32; William, age 14; Joe, age 10; Julia, age 9; Asiline, age 8; Stewart, age 7; Abel, age 6; Laura, age 5; Lina, age 5
December 15, 1865
Take care of stock on farm, repair house they occupy and build fence for 2-3 acres
For provisions and land to raise cotton
Wit F. W. Yancy
S. Evans

Robert Hicks
Daniel Adams and wife, Frances
December 18, 1865
General labor, 1866
For: he, $125 and she, $100 for year and provisions
Wits John W. Gates, W. W. Gates
S. Evans

James B. Neely
Maria Neely, age 36 and children, Sarah, age 14, Louis, age 12
December 20, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $200 for the year
Wits T. L. Carter, F. R. Neely
S. Evans

F. W. Yancy
Samuel Turner, age 38
December 20, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $10 a month, provisions
Wit A. Nichols
S. Evans

Thomas L. Carter
Milly Carter, age 41 and her old, helpless mother, Jude, age abt 75; her children, Lewis Cass Carter, age 17; Mary Ann Carter, age 15; Harriett Carter, age 12; Joseph Carter, age 6; Maria Carter, age 6.
December 20, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions and 1/3 of cotton crop; about 40 acres in cultivation
Wits J. B. Neely, J. R. Neely
S. Evans

Allen Deberry
Benjamin Harris
December 22, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions and from crop in 1866
Alfred, 48, $135 for year and provisions
Nat, age 19, $150 for year and provisions
Solomon, age 55, $100 for year and provisions
Joe, age 17, $125 for year and provisions
Ben, age 13, $25 for year and provisions
Allen, age 23, $150 for year and provisions
Willis, age 41, $150 for year and provisions
John, age 28, $150 for year and provisions
Charles, age 23, $150 for year and provisions
Ruben, age 20, $135 for year and provisions
Bob, age 25, $150 for year and provisions
Liddia, age 21, $75 for year and provisions
Lizzia, age 21, $75 for year and provisions
Liddia, John's wife, 22, $75 year/provisions
Fannie, age 20, $75 for year and provisions
Fannie Jackson, age 33, $85 for year and provisions
Adeline, age 22, $75 for year and provisions
Turner, age 14, $75 for year and provisions
William, age 30, $150 for year and provisions
Margret, 20, subsistence
Anthony, age 12, clothing &c.
Mike, age 10, subsistence
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

M. D. Meriwether
Flower and her sons Madison, age 18 and Jonas age 2
December 22, 1865
General labor, 1866
For operation on her eye by Dr. Dashiel, provisions and $75 for the year
Wit H. A. Meriwether
/S. Evans/

R. H. Boon
Jane Cole, age 15
December 22, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $5 a month
Wit J. H. Harbert
S. Evans

James Thompson
Elisha Meriwether
December 22, 1865
General labor, 1866
For 1/4 cotton, 1/5 corn raised
Wit J. W. Boyd
S. Evans

 

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James D. Duffy
Anthony Trigg, age 20
December 28, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $13.50 a month, provisions
Wit J. W. Boyd
/S. Evans/

William H. Jackson
Stephen, age 33, $9 a mo.
Ann, age 27, $7 a month
Caroline, 46, $7 a month
Lydia Ann, 20, $5 a mo.
Eliser, 17, $5 a month
Phereby Ann, 15, $4 a mo.
Abi, 13, $4 a month
Celia, 40, $7 a month
Prescilla, 16, $5 a mo.
Ann Cornelia, 13, $4 a mo.
Henry, 17, $5 a month
Albert, 14, $4 a month
Amanda, 23, $4 a month
December 23, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions, Wages
Wits W. P. Dismukes, J. E. Ruff
S. Evans

D. L. Alexander
Katty Cole, age 40; Silva, age 14; Frank, age 10; Hannah, age 8; Charlie, age 4; Joe, age 2
December 23, 1865
General labor, 1866 provisions
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

R. W. Sims
Polly Sims
December 1865
Domestic work, 1866
$125 for year or 2 acres in orchard, cotton, 3 visits by physician; cotton dresses, 2 shimies
Wit G. W. Smith
S. Evans

John G. Mann
Ada Carey
December 27, 1865
Nurse/servant for $39 a month; take her once in 1866 to see her mother in Memphis, Tenn.
Wits Wm. H. Long, A. W. O. Totten
S. Evans

J. F. Whitlow
Stephen Cox, wife Delia and family: Lizzie, Lasco, Susan, Samuel
Mike Vann and family: Delphia, Fanny, Nathan
Matilda Lewis Smith and family
Juda and his son
Jan. 23, 1866
Cultivate 10 acres cotton and general labor
For 1/2 of cotton and corn crop, free rent, use of horses
Wit F. G. Gibbs
W. G. Cockrell

J. W. Matthews
John Glenn and son, Foster
December 28, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 cotton crop
Wits E. S. Matthews, Robert Hunt
W. G. Cockrell

John M. Lester
Randal Bush
December 26, 1865
Repair fencing, build house on ground, general labor, 1866
For he was to get all he could "make" on a fenced lot given him
Wits Thomas C. and Nancy E. Edwards
S. Evans

W. P. Meriwether
Henry, age 38 and wife, Margaret, age 27
Willis, age 68 and family: Amy, age 58
Celie, age 15
Robert, age 25 and family: Silvy, age 20 and child, age 12 months.
Jeff, age 30 and family: Margarette, age 22 and child, age 18 months
December 25, 1865
General labor, 1866
For meat and 1/3 of "crop"
Wits H. A. Meriwether, John L. Taylor
S. Evans

George F. Hamilton
George and wife Molly and 2 children; his mother, Seaney.
Slump and Ann and 3 children.
Jan. 8, 1866
General labor, 1866
George, $170 for year; Slump, $100 for year; Ann and children, food
Wits W. E. Hamilton, R. T. Hamilton
S. Evans

T. L. Robison
Anthony Mayo, age 45, $16.66 a month
Silva, age 13, $1.00 a month
December 26, 1865
Raise crop for wages and some provisions
Wit John Irvin
S. Evans

 

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T. G. Lane
Isaac Lane
December 27, 1865
Work on farm when he was not working on his own 25 acres, 1866; to use his own plow, plow-stock, cow.
Wits J. G. Oliver, Cullen Lane
/S. Evans/

E. W. Matthews
Bob, John and four children Charles, Anaca, Caroline, Sarah
December 27, 1865
General labor and children do domestic work, 1866
$50 for year, provisions; 1/3 of "crop"
Wits E. S. Matthews, RobertHunt
W. G. Cockrell

John R. Alston
Stephen and Mariah; Anthony and wife and 4 children; Albert and wife and child, Jim; Silas and mother and Lucy, Sally, Martha and 5 children; Andrew and wife and daughter; Dave and wife, Delia and 2 children
Jan 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions; Saturdays to work his own crop(s)
Wit John M. Gillaspie and Michael Reddy

Benjamin Long
Matt, 40 and family, $41.66 a month; Anna, age 32; Perry, age 16; Sam, age 13; Charlie, age 10;
Arthur, age 35 paid $16.66 a month;
Lucy, Enoch, age 36, paid $16.66 a month;
Nester, age 25.
December 28, 1865
General labor
For provisions and wages
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

Robert H. Chester
Jim Chester and wife, Pat, formerly his slaves
For a house and 60 acres to cultivate, a share of cotton raised; all corn and 1/2 of cotton on 60 acres.
Wits W. O. Butler, W. B. Chester
S. Evans

T. W. York
John Dillard, age 32 and wife, Seary Ann, 25. Elizabeth, age 56, John's mother. His children William, age 6; John, age 4; Abram, age 8 months
December 28, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 of cotton raised
Wits James Bain, Jr., Semore York

Herbert Perry
Sallie Perry (known as H. Perry's Sallie) and her 7 children: Emaline, Amanda, Selah, Isaac, Ellick, Noss, Shep
December 28, 1865
Cooking and general labor, 1866
For provisions, 2 acres of cotton
Wits W. J. Walker, W. E. Rowlett
/S. Evans/

J. H. Young
Sampson, age 18 and John, age 19
December 28, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 30 acres to raise cotton, corn
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

W. F. Blackard
Isaac Wharton hired out his son, Ebert, to work for Blackard for 1866. Isaac would be paid $30 for year and Ebert would get clothing, provisions
December 28, 1865
Wits J. R. Valentine, J. M. Wilie
S. Evans

W. F. Blackard
Ann Thorn, "colored girl"
December 28, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $60 for year and provisions
Wits J. R. Valentine, J. M. Wilie
S. Evans

Benjamin Barr
Henry Barr, $120 for year; Jessey Allin, $100 for year; Joseph Duffy, $100 for year; Albert Clark, $100 for year, for their general labor, 1866
Wit J. Elrod
S. Evans

Faner Booe (female)
Henrietta and Rhomilda and her child
December 28, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions and 1/2 acre to cultivate
No wits
/S. Evans/

 

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Robert Hunt
Osscar Hunt sold services of his wife as domestic servant for 1866
December 28, 1865
For $30 and provisions for her and children
Wits E. S. Matthews, J. M. Smith
W. G. Cockrell

George Miller
Eliza Taylor, age 14
December 29, 1865
Field and housework, 1866
For $55 for year and 1 acre for her to cultivate
Wit Henry H. Britton
S. Evans

J. A. Johnston
Jerry Crittenden and wife, Nancy; Lewis Chapman and wife, Berchy
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton raised
Wits John Ingram, W. M. Ingram
S. Evans

John A. Greer
Henry Meriwether and wife, Palace and daughter, Sarah and her little girl Dozie and Lizzie (her child?).
December 1865
For provisions and clothing
No wits
/S. Evans/

R. H. Ayres
Lizzie, age 16
December 29, 1865
General, labor, 1866
For provisions and $72 if cotton was worth 35 a lb, or $60 if cotton was worth 20 a lb., 1866
Wits J. K. Van Pelt, A. H. Davis
S. Evans

J. M. Wilie
Louis Springfield and wife, Betsy and girl. Jane, age 29, Dinah
December 1865
General labor, cooking
For provisions, 1/3 of "crop"
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

John A. Greer
Abner Lee
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 of crop on farm
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

H. Cole
Mary Theus
December 29, 1865
Cook and housework, 1866
For $100 out of crop of 1866, provisions
Wits Robert Hicks, J. E. Ruff
S. Evans

R. H. Ayres
Alfred
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $145 or $122 for year, depending on market prices
Wits J. W. Moore, James Kendrick
S. Evans

Faner Booe (female)
Rhomilda, age 19 and child, 2 years old
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions and 1 acre of good land for her to cultivate
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

Sion W. Boon
Malinda Giles
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $50 for year
Wits D. M. Hampton, J. M. Reavis
S. Evans

Eliza A. Miller, Civil District 15
Martha Miller and children
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $60 for year
Wit Benj. Barr
/S. Evans/

James Hicks
Kelley (a man)
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $140 for year
Wits M. A. Wood, Jule C. Harris

 

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W. L. Fox
Richard Fox and wife, Catharine and Lewis
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $160 for year, provisions
Wits J. H. Fox, R. W. Mason
/S. Evans/

John J. Blackmon
Ben, age abt 31, $200 for year; Lewis, age abt 15, $100 for year; Charles, age abt 13, $60 for year; Alexandria, age abt 9, $40 for year
December 1865
General labor
For wages, provisions
No wits
/S. Evans/

Jule C. Harris

Sandy Harris, Eliza Harris, Elmira Harris, Harvey Copland, Norris Harris
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton crop; women to do cooking.
Wits A. B. Howlett, Tamer Perry
W. G. Cockrell

James Hicks
Bettie Hicks, Williams Hicks, Monroe Hicks
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $150 for the year
Wits M. A. Wood, Jule C. Harris
S. Evans

James Hicks
Miles Hicks and wife, Martha
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $220 for year and Martha to have 2 mos. off
Wits M. A. Wood, Jule C. Harris
S. Evans

James Hicks
Jane Clanton
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $50 for year
Wits Gideon Hicks, John Deloach

John A. Greer
Burl Greer
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For 1/2 of cotton he can raise
Wits M. Murchison, Jas. W. Reid
/S. Evans/

T. J. Fuller
Jack and stepson John and Haner, John's wife and Evaline to make crop in 1866 for 1/3 of crop and provisions
December 30, 1865
Wits J. H. Baker, S. D. Hailey
S. Evans

T. J. Fuller
Ranson and two sons; Davy and wife and son Jackson; Needham and sons William and Calvin and his sister
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For 1/2 of "crop"
Wits S. D. Hailey, W. F. Anderson
/S. Evans/

C. N. Hudson
Sam and wife, Tiner
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For 1/4 of corn, cotton raised; 1/5 of wheat and oats raised and a garden plot
Wit J. H. Hudson
S. Evans

James M. Lea
Harvy, age 40 and wife, age 30; Billy, age 38 and wife, age 30; Wesley, age 30; Jordan, 30 and wife
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions and 1/2 of "crop"
Wit W. C. White
W. G. Cockrell

John A. Greer and John R. Bobbitt
Susan Greer and son Ben
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions and $50 a year
No wits
S. Evans

 

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James Days
Tom Henning, age 62
Sally, age 58
William, age 14
Henry, age 12
Cass, age 9
December 30, 1865
Cultivate 40 acres of corn, and 40 acres of cotton
For provisions, 1/4 of cotton crop
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

Benjamin Long
Lewis, age 42; Juda, age 45; George, age 17; Henry, age 12; Rhoda, age 11; Willis, age 9
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $400 for year
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S Evans

Joseph Hart
Ritter, age 28, $7.50 a month
Sarah Ann 6; Lou, age 2
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
Wages and support for children
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S Evans

John A. Greer, John R. Bobbitt
Gilbert Greer and wife, Toad
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $210 for year
Wits M. Murchison, William Pope
/S. Evans/

P. T. Harris
Hilliard Exum, age 30
Harriet
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $250 for year and clothing
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

James Arnie
Sam Vincent, age 25, $10 a month
Shudy Lee, age 25, $5 a month
Robert, age 2
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For wages and ground to raise crops for themselves
Wit Robert Taylor
S Evans

D. J. Beadles
Moses, age 40; Ann, age 25; Lucy, age 12
December 30, 1865
For $200 for year for general labor
Wit J. W. Boyd
S Evans

Joseph W. Temple
Harriett Temple, Selia Temple; Ephragm Temple age 35; Henry Temple, age 21; Nelson Temple, age 11
January 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
Wits F. M. Ballard, J. N. Hunter
W. G. Cockrell

W. H. Jelks
Harriett Jelks
Jan 1, 1866
Cook, wash, milk, "house business", 1866
For provisions for her and two youngest children
Wits R. H. Epperson, H. H. Epperson
W. G. Cockrell

Thomas. N. Buchanon
Edmund Dunaway and wife, Rebecca and daughters Maria, 14 and Creasy, 15
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/6 of corn, cotton crops
Wits W. M. Dunaway, E. Hamilton
/W. G. Cockrell/

D. J. Beadles
Matilda, age 15
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $2.08 per month
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
/W. G. Cockrell/

James Blair
Isaac for general labor in 1866
Dec 1865
For provisions, 1/6 of "crop"
Wits R. H. Givens, J. A. Givens
S. Evans

 

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W. L. Robinson
Mary and 3 small children
Anderson and Mandy
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1 acre to Anderson to raise cotton
Wits A. R. Thomas, John H. Thomas
S. Evans

James Blair
Ned Young, age 40 and wife; Emaline, age 38 and 1 child, 4 yrs old; Elijah Brown, age 27 and wife, Eliza, age 20 and 2 children, ages 2 and an infant; Bill Robinson, age 22 and wife, Mary, age 18
January 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/4 of "crop"
Wits R. H. Givens, J. A. GivenS
S. Evans

J. R. Douglas
Adaline, age 28; Willis, age 10
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $4.33 a month and clothing for her and Willis; she to cloth younger children
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

George J. Hunt
Virginia Ann Hunt, age 18
January 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $8 a month, provisions
Wit T. L. Carter
S. Evans

W. W. Gates
E. Thomas, age 33, $10 a mo.
Robert Thomas, age 11, $3 a mo.
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866
For wages, provisions
Wits N. H. Whitlow, B. F. Gates
S. Evans

William H. Greer
Ida, age 16, at $4 a week
Nov. 13, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages
Wit Aulsten Walker
S. Evans

Thomas M. Greer
Harry Weddell and sons Spencer, Tom
Fed Taylor
Jan. 1, 1866
Greer furnished 45 acres and other provisions and he to have 1/2 of crops raised in 1866
Wit Alvin Allen
/S. Evans/

John A. Givens
Nancy, abt 18 years
Jan. 1, 1866
Domestic work, 1866
For $50 for year
Wits R. H. Givens, C. R. Givens
S. Evans

Creed B. Haskins
John Williamson
December 23, 1865
General labor, 1866
30 acres furnished on which to raise a crop, crops to be divided equally between them; provisions
Wit J. W. Boyd
S. Evans

W. M. Hutcherson
Reater, age 45; Joseph, age 24; Dick and wife, Laura; Shade and wife Mary; Jim; Brown; Eadmon; Andrew; Dilsey; Adline; America; Coatney; Jerry; Susan; Winston, age 50; Mariah, age 48; Judy, age 17; Virginia, age 16. William, age 32; Amy, age 21. Reeter, age 37; Gena, age 41. Samuel, age30; Harriett, age 22. Smith, age 32; Rachel, age 26. Bluford, age 27; Nancy, age 27. Billie, age 29.
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 of cotton, wheat crops
Wit M. E. Smith
S. Evans

James McCrea
George, age 32, $12 a month
Eliza, age 30, $7 a month; Judah, age 14, $7 a month; Alfred Watson, age 26, $12 a month
December 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions and wages
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

P. T. Harris
Essex Tomlinson, age 50 and family
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $275 for year, provisions
No wits
S. Evans

 

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Thomas Lacy
Henry Reeves, age 32; Sarah Reeves, age 50; Mary Reeves, age 20
December 26, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions and 1/4 of "crop" (proceeds)
Wits Z. Vass, J. B. Tate
S Evans

Demetrius Lacy
Humphry, age 40; Mary, age 30; Sam, age 17; John, age 14
December 30, 1865
Cultivate 50 acres of cotton, 40 acres of corn, and general labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton crop
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

Virginia A. Holland
Sam, age 35; Mary, age 30; Arch, age 16; Tempy and her 4 children
December 30, 1865
Cultivate abt 30 acres in cotton; abt 30 acres in corn
For 1/3 cotton raised on 30 acres
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S Evans

John M. Lester
Harriet Lester
Jan. 1, 1866
He was to board, cloth her and she to have 2 acres to cultivate "and she is to do what is to be done and her home is to be where it always has been"
Wit Thos. C. Edward
S. Evans

John McClish, Sr.
Annie, age 50, $4.16 a month
John Thomas, age 8
William Miller, age 17, $4.16 a month
Joe, age 3
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages
Wits J. W. Boyd
S. Evans

Henry McCorry
Hiram McCorry, age 50; Simon McCorry, age 13
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/2 of "crop"
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

Thomas Pearce
Esther Cole, age 30, $4.16 a month
Curren Cole, age 9; Jeles Cole, age 6; Henretta Cole, age 4; Hilbert Cole, age 35, $20.83 a mo.; Eliza Cole, age 25; Sarah Cole, age 11; Allen Cole, age 7; Peter Cole, age 6; Caroline Cole, age 3
December 22, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages. Peter and Caroline to be supported by Hilbert Cole
Wit R. H. Boon
S. Evans

Robert E. Prewett
Edmund Jones, age 50, $12.50 a month
Susan Jones, age 40, $6.25 a month
Charlotte Waddle, age 42, $8.33 a month
January 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

F. M. Pipkin

Louis Cathey, age 19, $11.65 a month
Lucinda Watson, age 17, $4.10 a month
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions and wages
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

William Pope
Matilda Pope, age 28, $8.33 a month
Laura Pope, age 7; Joe Pope, age 5; Sarah Pope, age 1.
Judah Dunaway, age 45, $6. 66 a month; Lue Dunaway, age 8; Perry Dunaway, age 5; Caroline Dunaway, age 3
December 31, 1865
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages
Wit James W. Boyd
S. Evans

Mrs. J. B. Henning
Robert Chambers, age 24
No date on contract
General labor, 1866
For provisions, $10 a month
Wit W. J. Meriwether
/S. Evans/

 

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Van and Heflebower
Ralph; Massis; Buck; Wark; Dick; Andy; Ham; Sarah; Emaline; Amanda; Seeley
Dec 1865
To work on plantation, 1866
For 1/3 of cotton crop
No wits
/S. Evans/

B. M. Hicks
Solomon and wife Mariah; Coleman, Hannah, Charles, John, Becky and children: Lewis, Peter, Amanda and her child Tom
Jan. 6, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton crop, provisions
Wits R. B. Hicks, K. G. Hicks
G. E. Green

William Hopper
George; Bob, Gordon, Tilman, Fountain, Stanford, Sophia, Harriet, Bet, Milly, Martha, Maggie, Sarah
No date on contract
General labor, 1866, work except on Sundays
For 1/3 of corn, cotton crops, provisions
Wits H. A. Montgomery, P. B. Hopper
G. E. Green

J. J. Perdue
Albert Clark, age 21, $12.50 a week; Louise Clark, 18, $8 a week; Harriett Simmons, age 45; A. Cole, age 21; William Haltom, age 20
No date on contract
General labor, 1866
For wages and provisions
No wits
G. E. Green

James W. Glass
Auston Goodrich
Caster Blackmon
No date on contract
For 1/2 of cotton crop
No wits
G. E. Green

Henry F. Parker
Minty Parker, age 45; George Parker, age 14; Marshal Parker, age 12; Cora Parker, age 7; Charlie Parker, age 5
No date on contract
General labor, 1866
For $8.33 month wages and provisions
Wits D. H. Parker, O. Butler
G. E. Green

Addison Pyles
William
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $150 a year
No wits
/G. E. Green/

James M. Alexander
Bill Givens, wife and two children
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/4 cotton, corn, wheat, oats crops
No wits
G. E. Green

M. Murchison
Henry Greer and wife, Launa
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and Saturdays to work on land for themselves
Wit J. M. Gillespie
S. Evans

W. P. Meriwether
Jerry
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For crop divided equally between them on the Wilson tract
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

M. Murchison
Van Wamack and wife Mary, Susan Wharton
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor and wife to cook
Susan to do domestic work
For $65 for year to Wamacks; $65 for year to Susan
Wit J. M. Gillespie
S. Evans

M. Murchison
Amos Weddle
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For half of "crop"
Wits John R. Alston, Michael Ready
S. Evans

 

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Murdoch Murchison
Dave Murchison and wife, Catharine
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and no work on Saturdays
Wits John R. Alston, Michael Ready
S. Evans

Murdoch Murchison
Harriett Greer
Jan 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, Saturdays off
Wit J. M. Gillespie
S. Evans

Mrs. Martha A. Exum
Jesse Morgan
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions, 1/3 of "crop"
Wit W. M. Cox
S. Evans

Thomas H. Newsom
Elizabeth Shelton, age 25
Jan. 8, 1866
Washing, ironing, housework
For $100 a year
Wit Robert Taylor
S. Evans

B. A. Person
Moses Person, age 63 and family: Mariah Warlick, age 18; Caroline Warlick, age 16; Cato Warlick, age 15; Henny Warlick, age 14. One family: Jack Person, age 45; Adaline Person, age 23; Mary Person, age 17 and 3 children. One family: Hilliard Person, age 28 and wife and child. One family: Thom Person, age 45; Gilly Person, age 22 and 2 children. One family: Daniel Person, age 20; George Person, age 19; Joe Person, age 14. One family: Dick Person, age 24; Nancy Person, 19 and 2 children. Peter Person, age 23. One family: James Greer, age 50; Ann Person, age 30; Sarah Person, age 10 and 5 children. Joe Boon, age 34. Matilda Person, age 25. Jane Rickles, age 28; Fed Rickles, age 13; Kelly Rickles, age 11 and 3 small children
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions; all ground they could cultivate; to work by sunrise until sundown with "dinner" break. Saturdays off work
Wits F. W. Yancy, Robert Gates
S. Evans

A. & L. Goodell
William Blackmon, age 32, $16.66 a month
Ann Tomlin, age 40, $8.16 a month
Scott Dunlap, Anthony Dunlap
December 29, 1865
General labor, 1866, including stable work and driving hack; Ann to do house work
For provisions, wages
Wit Jas. W. Boyd
S. Evans

T. G. Lane
Washington Caruthers, age 16
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 26 days out of the month
For provisions and $10 a month
Wits J. O. Oliver, Cullen Lane

Robert Hicks
Susan Hicks, age 56
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $14 a month, provisions
Wits M. D. Meriwether, John W. Gates

Drusilla T. Johnson
Henry, age 60, $2.08 a month
Sarah, age 30, $1.05 a month
Leander, age 13, $1.05 a month
Clarissa, age 3, provisions
Edmond, age 1, provisions
General labor, 1866
For provisions, wages
Wits D. M. Marsh, W. H. Wilson
S. Evans

James Hicks
Albert Clanton
December 30, 1865
General labor, 1866
For $75 a month
Wits M. A. Wood, Jule Harris
S. Evans

T. G. Lane
Nelson C. Snow
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $13 a month, provisions
Wits J. G. Oliver, Cullen Lane

 

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John W. Stewart
Leetha, age 18; John Doves, her child
Jan. 10, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $25 for year and provisions
Wits Robert Taylor, John Gillam
S. Evans

Wm. G. Cockrell
Mary Jane Gattes
Jan. 1866
Reasonable labor, 1866
For $6 a month, food and lodging
Wit T. J. Fuller
S. Evans

Mahulda Rone
John Rone; Lizzie Rone; Dolly Rone and child
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For provisions and "a piece" of land for cultivation
Wits F. W. Yancy, M. H. Goodrich, John T. Rone

Samuel D. Hailey
Joe Nothern and wife, Candis
Jan. 1, 1866
For provisions and 1/3 of "crop"
Wits J. H. Baker, T. J. Fuller
S. Evans

B. A. Hayes
Big Dave and 2 children America and Dick; Little Dave and 2 children Nathan and Silas. Stephen May and 5 children: Lizzie, Henry, Sam, John and Israel
Jan. 1, 1866
Cultivate 14 acres per hand and general labor for 1866. To rise early; have an hour for "dinner" in winter; one and a 1/2 hr. in spring and 2 hrs. in summer.
For 1/3 of cotton they make and a half day on Saturdays
Wits Charlie Taylor, Newet N. Hays
S. Evans

Harrison Johnson
Green and family; Bill, Bob, Chary and Cicely and family
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/3 cotton, 1/4 corn, 1/4 of potatoes and provisions
Revoked Jan. 30, 1866 by all parties concerned
W. G. Cockrell

John M. Lester
George Woods
Jan. 1, 1866
To cultivate "Forks of the River Farm"
For 1/2 of "crop"
Wits Thomas C. Edwards, B. Williams and J. T. Anderson
S. Evans

R. M. Sharp
Henry Hudson and wife Harriett and 2 children
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For: Henry, $80 a year; wife to have 1/2 acre of cotton

R. M. Sharp
David Holland and wife Martha and her five children
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For $140 to David Holland and Martha to have a 1/2 acre of cotton
Wits S. W. Boon, L. Newton W. G. Cockrell

John Rollins
Marlbirl and wife Selah and son Jeff
Jan. 1, 1866
She to cook and be paid $50 a year; he to general labor for 1/3 cotton crop
No wits

H. H. Woodson
Ephraim
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866 under supervision of P. C. Woodson, including gathering wood
For 1/3 of cotton, 1/6 of corn crops
Wits M. Davis, Robert Taylor
S. Evans

Samuel D. Hailey
London Fuller
Jan. 1, 1866
General labor, 1866
For 1/4 cotton, 1/3 corn crops
Wits J. M. Baker, T. J. Fuller

 

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