1860 - Adams to Rosa, et al - Rockbridge Co, VA

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1860 - Adams to Rosa, et al - Rockbridge Co, VA


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Text of Freedom Document

Know all men by these presents that I Robert Hutcheson Executor of the last will & testament of Hugh Adams dec’d which will is duly recorded in the Clerk’s office of Rockbridge County, have this day in obedience to the provisions of said will manumitted & set at liberty & do hereby manumit & forever set free from slavery the following negroes who belonged to said estate, to wit, Rosa about forty five years of age & her six children Henry about twenty four years old, Mary about twenty one, Isabella about twenty, Susan about sixteen, Edmonia about fifteen & Sally about thirteen, Seylla about twenty eight & her five children, to wit: John thirteen years old, Jenny Lind about eleven years old, Howard about nine years old, Elsy about seven years old & Fanny about three years old, and Esther a child of Mary three years old, & Larena another child of Mary about eight months old, and Rosa two years old a child of Isabella. George, who was the child of Lucy who is dead who is about nine years old, Andrew about thirty two or three & Joshua about twenty one. And I do hereby as Executor as aforesaid & under the said will release & set at liberty each & all of said negroes & all my right as Executor as aforesaid to their services & to the control of the persons & to all the Estate & property which they may hereafter acquire or obtain.
Witness my hand & seal this day & year first above written.

Robt. Hutcheson (seal)

In Rockbridge County Court Clerk’s Office March 30 1860
This deed of emancipation from Robert Hutcheson, Executor of Hugh Adams deceased to Rosa and other, was this day produced to me, acknowledged by the said Hutcheson and admitted to record.

Teste, C. Chapin C.C.

Record Location

Deed Book HH, pg 150

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