Unknown boy, enslaved individualof William Newman then his son AbnerNewman.
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, noenslaved 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