unknown boy, slave of William then Abner Newman

William Newman mentioned in his will of 1843 that he had already given his son Abner Newman one slave, referred to as “a negro boy”. Abner had 3 slaves in the years 1802 and 1803. Abner had two slaves in the year 1801 and 1807. The last record I found for slaves, 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 3 slaves, including the slave that was first living in Orange with Abner’s father, William Newman. It is possible the slave moved with Abner from Orange to Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

Tax records of Abner Newman

1793 Living in Brunswick, Virginia, no slaves.

1794-1800 Living with father, no slaves

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

Abner Newman 2, 2, 0, 3               =2 white males over age 21, 2 slaves 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 slaves 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 slaves 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 slaves

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

=1 white male, 1 slave over the age 16, 1 slave 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 slaves. Abner died about March 1815.

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