Mar 24, 2022 - Sale 2598

Sale 2598 - Lot 18

Price Realized: $ 562
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SLAVERY & ABOLITION.) Moseley family register listing the births and parents of 13 enslaved people. 2 manuscript pages, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, plus fragment of integral blank with family docketing; foxing, separations at folds. [Kentucky], 1835, listing data from 1759 to 1806

Additional Details

This family register lists the births of Thomas Moseley and his wife, and their children, from 1759 to 1806. This is followed by a list "continued for servants." The names, parents, and birthdates of 14 enslaved people are given: 5 children of Harry born 1790 to 1801, 8 children of Betty born 1789 to 1803 (including twins at the end), and a son born to Daphne in 1801. The Moseleys were in Buckingham County, VA until moving to Montgomery County, KY circa 1797. This manuscript was transcribed by Thomas Moseley Jr. in 1835.

Provenance: found laid into a copy of Webster's Dictionary owned by the family of Patsy Moseley Glover (one of the owner's daughters listed here), sold by Swann on 30 September 2021, lot 247.