Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 21

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
LUNENBURG, VIRGINIA. Account of the sale of the estate of James Buford, listing six slaves along with cattle, furniture etc. Large folio sheet, folded to form four tall 4to pages, written on three sides. [Lunenburg?], 1797

Additional Details

A detailed and complex auction of all of the worldly goods of James Buford. The first six items in the sale were Buford's slaves, Tell, Sall, Kenner, Isaac, Sirius and Liddie. Bird Buford bought Tell, the first and most expensive of the six slaves, and Isaac, another of the most expensive. Other members of the Buford family bought cattle, etc. This type of public sale was usually the result of heavy debt or the lack of a last will and testament.