Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #12 from Abstracts of Maryland County Land Records, 1769-1803

State Maryland
County Somerset
Liber: Folio O- 035:31
Date (written/recorded) 7/6/1802
Grantor: Grantee
Abstract List of Negroes: A list of Negroes carried by John Dennis to Georgetown in the District of Columbia in September 1801 and brought back to Somerset County on the 29th of April 1802 with their names ages, sexes, etc. being "George" Negro man aged 26, "Henry" Negro man aged 30, "Vilet" a Negro woman aged 22, "Betsy" a child of "Vilet" aged 1 1/2 "Belinda" Negro girl aged 19, "Zilpha" Negro girl aged 16 and the said Dennis has title to the said Negroes under the will of his father dated the 12th of February 1774 who devised to the said John their mother "Rose" and to the residue the said Dennis has title by virtue of his intermarriage with Eleanor Jackson, now Eleanor Dennis to whom they were given by the will of her mother Elizabeth Jackson who devised her title to "Vilet" and her child under the will of her brother Levin Wilson dated the 12th of June 1791 and to "Harry" she derives her title under the will of Henry Jackson, dated the 26th of January 1794, "Vilet" being born the property of the said Levin and "Harry" of Henry Jackson.

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