1859 - Rogers to Bob, et al. - Bedford Co, VA

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1859 - Rogers to Bob, et al. - Bedford Co, VA


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Number of Persons



John Sale, William Witt

Text of Freedom Document

Deed Book 40, Pgs 338-339
Know all me by these presents, that whereas the last will and testament of Timothy Rogers Decd. Dated the 10th day of March 1848 the said testator emancipated and set free the following negro slaves to wit Bob, Frank, Daniel, Tom, Chie, Samson, Sally, Clarissa, Sarah, Emeline, Amy, William, Mary, Frances, daughter of Mary, Jesse son of Mary, Aberitta, Harvey, Maria, Frances, Nancy, John, Martha, Jesse son of Frances, and Mary (daughter of Frances) which will more fully appear by reference to the said will and testament of the said testator. which after his death to wit on the 22nd day of April 1850 was duly proved in the county court of Bedford and by an order of the said court was recorded, and whereas also the following slaves to wit, Pleasant, Saura, Daniel, Betty and Sophia children of the above named Francis, and the following slaves to wit, Ellen and Phebe children of the above named Mary, are entitled to their freedom under the provisions of the said last will and testament, they having been born since the death of the said testator- Now therefore Know ye, We John F Sale and William Witt, surviving executors of Timothy Rogers deceased have assented and do by these presents assent to the legacy of freedom bequeathed to the said slaves and each and every of them, by the said Timothy Rogers by his last will and testament aforesaid, heretofore they or any or either of them are entitled under and by virtues of the provisions of the last will and testament- in testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this the 30th day of March 1859
Jno F. Sale seal
William Witt seal
At a court held for Bedford County at the courthouse on the 30th day of March 1859- This deed of emancipation from John F Sale and William Witt Surviving Executors of Timothy Rogers Decd. To the late slaves of said decedent was produced in court, acknowledged by the said John F Sale and William Witt and ordered to be recorded.
A A Arthur CBC

Record Location

B40, P338-339 (land) see 1850 will

Document Type





“1859 - Rogers to Bob, et al. - Bedford Co, VA,” Manumission Project, accessed July 18, 2024, https://manumissionproject.omeka.net/items/show/833.