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

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Record #29 from Somerset County Bond Book EB28, 1805-1815

County Somerset
Date Oct Term 1808
Text The orphans court appointed William King and Whittington King as appraisers to report on the real estate of Nancy, Elizabeth, David, Leah, James, Polly and Nelly Wilson, orphans, in the care of Nelly Wilson their guardian. 10 Jan 1809 appraisers reported that there are negroes Linn, Isaac, Moses, Somerset, Juda, Rose, old Mima and several children; one good new brick dwelling house, one old frame dwelling house very sorry, one cellar house framed weather boarded and covered with pine plank in bad repair, 1 framed quarter 16 by 14 ft, brick chimney in midling repair, one round pole hen house and one round pole turkey house, one old framed barn with 3 sheds very bad repair, one old bar, one logged corn house bad, one old framed corn house bad, one framed mild house good, one old log smoke house bad, one old necessary house ad, pailed garden, railed yard, 150 apple trees old, 250 pearch trees, 2009 pannels fence averaging 6 logs to the pannel, 300 acres of land in woods, the value of negroes and land L100.

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