unknown boy, enslaved individual of William then Abner Newman

William Newman mentioned in his will of 1843 that he had already given his son Abner Newman one enslaved individual, referred to as “a negro boy”. Abner had 3 enslaved individuals in the years 1802 and 1803. Abner had two enslaved individuals in the year 1801 and 1807. The last record I found for enslaved individuals, was in the year 1807. Abner Newman is not in the deed books in Orange, Mecklenburg or Brunswick County, and he did not have a will. So, I do not know anything further about the three enslaved individuals, including the person that was first living in Orange with Abner’s father, William Newman. It is possible the enslaved individual moved with Abner from Orange County Virginia to Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

Tax records of Abner Newman

1793 Living in Brunswick, Virginia, no enslaved individuals.

1794-1800 Living with father, no enslaved individuals

1801 Bellfield tax district of Orange, film# 008151584 (14/753), Abner then had 2 enslaved individuals

Abner Newman 2, 2, 0, 3               =2 white males over age 21, 2 enslaved individuals over the age of 16, 3 horses, taxed $1.24

1802 Bellfield district, Orange, film# 008151584 (51/753)

Abner Newman 1, 3, 0, 3               = 1 white male over age 21, 3 enslaved individuals over the age of 16 & 3 horses, taxed $1.68

1803     Bellfield district, Orange, film# 008151584 (67/753)

Abner Newman 1, 3, 0, 3              = 1 white male over age 21, 3 enslaved individuals over the age of 16 & 3 horses, taxed $1.68

1804     Abner was not in Brunswick, Orange, or Mecklenburg this year on taxes.

1805     Abner was not in Brunswick, Orange, or Mecklenburg this year on taxes.

1806      Mecklenburg, film #007857024 (53/972) Abner Newman 1,0,0,1

=1 white male, 1 horse. Note: No enslaved individuals

1807      Mecklenburg, film #007857024 (79/972) Abner Newman 1,1,1,1

=1 white male, 1 enslaved individuals over the age 16,

1 enslaved individual age 12-16

1808      (no tax records in VA this year)

1809      not seeing Abner in Mecklenburg, Brunswick or Orange

1810-1815, Abner Newman was a resident in Mecklenburg, Virginia, without any enslaved individuals. Abner died about March 1815.

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