John Ward Sr. manumission by last will and testament to 134 slaves

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John Ward Sr. manumission by last will and testament to 134 slaves

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Richard Lynch, Dorcas Lynch, Rhoda Lynch, Betsy Roberts, Elvy Roberts, Paulina Roberts, Laura Roberts, Penelope Roberts, Charles Roberts, John Roberts, Pleasant Roberts, Hannah Roberts, Peter Lynch, Daniel Ward, Benjamin Johnson, Jerry Johnson, Harry Ward, Benjamin Johnson Jr., Lydia Ward, Sarah Ward, Bob Ward, Anderson Ward, Judith Ward, Lewis Craddock, Winney Craddock, Jefferson Craddock, Lucy Craddock, Martha Craddock, John Craddock, Cory Ann Craddock, Permelia Craddock, Mourning Craddock, Mary Craddock, John Greenhill, Sylva Greenhill, Gilbert Randolph, Biddy Randolph, Christopher Tolbert, James Farmer, Holliday Brooks, Jackson Williams, William Tantarobogus, Samuel Ward, Lucy Ward, Aaron Ward, Handy Ward, Charles Ward, Mary Ward, Rachel Ward, Patsy Ward, Hannah Ward, Charles Ward, John Ward, Harrison Ward, Lindy Ward, Simon Ward, Jack Ward, Christian Ward, Lynch Ward, James Ward, Jack Callaway, Letty Callaway, Polly Callaway, Caezar Allen, David Ward, Nancy Ward, George Ward, Joseph Ward, Molley Ward, Amanda Ward, Phil Lynch, Chany Lynch, Joseph Mundal, Critty Mundal, Peter Mundal, Eliza Mundal, Thomas Mundal, Betsy Mundal, Laurenzo Mundal, Woodson Mundal, William Mundal, Doctor Mundal, Joseph Mundal, Rowland West, Clary West, Otey West, Nancy West, Walker West, Jincey West, Rachel Johnson, Sophia Johnson, George Johnson, Annaca Johnson, Isbel Ward, Peggy Ward, Viney Ward, Peter Ward, Patsey Henry, Charles Johnson, Simon Ward, Samuel Ward, Henry Dudley, David Adams, Sally Dudley, Milly Adams, James Adams, Mary Adams, Milley Adams, Sally Adams, Thomas Jordan, Annica Dudley, Lusey Dudley, Aaron Dudley, George Dudley, Mary Dudley, Sam Dudley, John Dudley, Hundley Dudley, Henry Dudley, William Green Dudley, William Powell, Ned Hodges, Saul Ward, George Bobbitt, Buck Shelton, Matilda Johnson, Nancy Johnson, Charlotte Johnson, Dorcas Johnson, Moses Johnson, Sucky Johnson, Gib Johnson, Molly Roberts, Milly Tucker, (Cato Dabney?)

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Will book 1, pg 109-112

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Most of Ward's slaves to be freed are not named. These 134 names appear listed in consecutive order in the Pittsylvania County Free Negro Registry.


1826_Pittsylvania_Will of John Ward Sr_Will book 1_109-112.pdf



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