Scott Plantations ofJefferson County, MS

Scott Plantations

The plantations listed here were the property of Samuel Scott.  He owned several plantations in Jefferson County, Mississippi.  Mr. Scott was a very wealthy man for his time.  All we know of him is from his personal papers, deeds, land trades, Slave trades, sale and deeds of gift to his family.  I have created tables showing all the Slaves listed on the deeds of gift, land trades, and other documents.   Scott made lists of his property and listed his Slaves in family units.  When probate of his property was completed by the Chancery Court of Jefferson County they were listed in the same manner.   I have charted these names and many have been found in the 1870 Census so I have provided their surname.  The research was done over a period of many years we do appreciate that you CONTACT US regarding any and all use of the data shown.  It is our desire to assist those who would possibly use our research. 

Documents of Samuel Scott

Owner

Plantation

Buyer or Recipient

Year

William Scott

Slave Sale

Samuel Scott

1829

Champ Terry

Tan Yard

Samuel Scott

1840

Samuel Scott

Slave Trade

Frances N Smith

1847

Samuel Scott

Slave Trade

Mary James

1847

Samuel Scott

The Swamp

Osborn Scott

1849

Samuel Scott

Mt. Vernon Plt

John H. D. Scott

1862

Samuel Scott

Slave Trade

Henry Scott

1859

Samuel Scott

Land & Slaves

Sarah Dangerfield

1862

Samuel Scott

Land & Slaves

Samuel Scott, Jr.

1862

Samuel Scott

Land & Slaves

William Scott

1862

Samuel Scott

Land & Slaves 

Medora Dubs Scott

1860

Samuel Scott

Slaves

Charles D Scott

1862 Last will 

Medora D Scott Butler

Land to Servants

Various

1868 Last will 

The documents here have been transcribed from the original documents found at the Chancery Clerks Office in Fayette, Mississippi.  They are deeds of sale, property sales, deed of gifts, also the last will and testament of Samuel Scott and his se

William Scott        

to             Recorded for record & recorded September 18th 1829 **

Samuel Scott

Know all men by these that I William Scott of Jefferson County and the State of Mississippi for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand dollars to me in hand paid by Samuel Scott of the county and state of aforesaid at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said Samuel Scott his executors administrators and assigns the following named Negroes Slaves for life to wit Esther, Ben and Henry also two horses, twenty head of horned cattle, together fifteen head of sheep and forty head of hogs.  Also all my farming utensils and household furniture on the premises whereon I now resides remaining and being To Have and To Hold all and singular the said Negro Slaves stock good chattels & furniture and other the premises a ----(can not read) bargained and sold or mentioned or intended so to be to the said Samuel Scott his executors & administrators and assigns forever~~

And I the said William Scott for myself my heirs executors & administrators all and singular the said Negroes stock good chattels & furniture unto the said Samuel Scott his executors administrators and assigns against all and every other person and persons whomever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents of all and singular which said Negro Slaves stock good chattels and furniture I the said William Scott have put the said Samuel Scott in full possession by delivering to him the said Samuel Scott one Silver Vase at the sealing and delivery of these presents in the name of

the whole premises hereby bargained and sold on mentioned or intended so to be unto him the said Samuel Scott as aforesaid~~

 In witness whereof I the said William Scott have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 25th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine~

                         In presence of Jacob Campbell

                                                                                                William Scott ~~~

 State of Mississippi, Jefferson County~

             Personally appeared before the undersigned a Justice of the peace in and for the County of aforesaid the above named William Scott who acknowledges that he signed sealed and delivered the foregoing deed on the day and year therein mentioned as his act & deed ---

Given under my hand and seal this 16th day of September A.D. 1829

A.    B. Mackleod  ~~~~~

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Champ Terry

To           Receipt for Record the 4th November 1840 **

Samuel Scott 

This Indenture made and entered into the fourth day of November 1840 between Champ Terry of the County of Jefferson State of Mississippi of the one part and Samuel Scott of the other part witnessed that the Champ Terry for and in consideration of the Sum of Thirty Thousand dollars to him in hand paid at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents that receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sold unto the said Samuel Scott and his heirs all.  That tract of land lying in said county on the waters of the North Spring of Coles Creek containing about Thirteen Hundred acres from and North of said creek, East by ….(?) of N. W. Trimble South and west by Lands of Louisa Harper. Also another tract of land Known as the Tan Yard tract containing about Five hundred and fifty  acres bounded North by Lands of George Terry East by Lands of Daniel Seller South by Lands of John M Whitney West by the Corporation of Fayette, also to town.  ….(?) in the town of Fayette ….(?) “¾” as laid off by Jas. Collier all being in Jefferson County, Mississippi.  Also, the following Negros Slaves to wit, Philip, Theodore, Armstead, Tom, Jack, Tony, Litle John, Monroe, Edmund, York, Robt, Patrick, Cyrus, Young, Jim, Jim Pickens, Lewis, Bill, John Bond, Maria and two children, Hannah and one child, Jinney, Jane and one child, Ann, Milley, Old Lucy, Rhody, Betty, Big Lucy, Martha and child, Nancy and Son, Phillis, Mary and 2 children, Margary and one child, Clara and Florida.  One hundred head of cattle, one hundred and fifty head of hogs, twenty one horses and mules, eight yoke of oxen, with one waggon and one cart. The said property all being in Jefferson County, Mississippi.  To have and to hold the said tract of land with their appurtenances and said Negro Slaves and their incua…..(?) and the said stock and the said farming utensils.  Above named to the Said Samuel Scott and to his heirs forever for the uses and… Trust hereafter named To Wit Whereas the said Champ Terry on the tenth day of October 1840 executed his two  ….( ?) promissory notes of that date to William Terry of Carrol County, Mississippi-- the ….(?) for the Sum of Fifteen thousand dollars payable on the first day of January 1841.………(?) The following named Negro's and excepted from the deed of trust given by me Samuel Scott for the benefit of Wm. Terry to wit Louis, Nancy & child that said Louis, Nancy and child having conveyed to R. Williams for a valuable consideration Champ Terry.

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F665

Saml. Scott                                   

To Deed      Received and filed for Record this 19th day of October 1847 **

Frances C Nee Smith         

Know all men by these presents that I Saml. Scott of the county of Jefferson and State of Mississippi, for and in consideration of the love and affection which I have and bear unto Frances C Nee Smith, wife of Benjamin B Nee Smith of said county and for and in further consideration f the sum of one dollar to me in hand paid by said Frances C Nee Smith have given, granted, bargained and sold, and by these present do give grant, bargain, sell, alien, convey and deliver unto the said Frances C. Nee Smith and to her and to her heirs, and assigns forever, a certain Negro man named Joe, about twenty-two years of age, to have and to hold the said Negro boy Joe.  To the said Frances C. Nee Smith, and to her and her heirs and assigns forever, free from the claim or demand of me and my heirs forever.  I have here unto set my hand.  In witness whereof

 I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of October, 1847.                                                                     Saml Scott    (seal)

 The State of Mississippi Jefferson County                                      I  Edwin McKey, Clerk

Of the Probate Court in and said County hereby certify that Samuel Scott, this day came in person before him the said Clerk and acknowledge, that he signed, sealed, and delivered the within Deed of Gift, as and for his act and did on the day and year for the purpose therein specified. 

     Given under my hand and seal of office this 19th day of October 1847

                                                          Edwin McKey Clk.

                                                          By A. N. Ford Dep Clk  

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Samuel Scott          

To Deed Gift      Filed 13 January 1850 written Dec 27th 1847 **

Mary E. James

Jefferson County, Miss Dec 27, 1847,

Know all men by these presents that for the natural love and affection that I have for my Daughter Mary Eliza James—I have this day given & by these presents

do give, release, and deliver unto my said daughter Mary, a certain Negro given name Nancy aged about 18 years, brown complexion.  I will further warrant and forever defend the title of said Negro to her Mary E. James her heirs and assigns forever.  Against the claims of all or any person or persons claiming or to claim under by or through me in any way whatever, given under my hand and sealed this day and date first above written~

 Samuel Scott

Natchez, Dec 28th, 1847~

Received of Sam Scott nine hundred dollars as payment in full for a Negro girl named Nancy age 18 years, warranted sound & healthy in body and mind and a Slave for life and title good against the claims of all persons whatever given under my hand this day and date above written.                                                                                   John D. James

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Saml. Scott & Wife                

To Deed  Received and filed for Records the first day of February 1849

Osburn Scott        

This indenture made and entered into this thirteenth day of January A.D. 1849 between Samuel Scott of Jefferson County, Mississippi and Ann Scott his wife of the first part, and Osborn Scott of the same

county of the second part witnesseth that the said Samuel & Ann for and in consideration of the sum of Six thousand dollars to them in hand paid by the said, Osborn Scott at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge  have granted, bargained, & sold and by these presents do grant bargain & sell unto the said Osborn the following described tract of land, called the “Swamp” that the same being section No. twenty two in Township No. ten of Range two west containing six hundred and forty acres be the same more or less also the undivided, the undivided half of that tract or parcel of land on which the said Osborn Scott now resides.  One mile west of Greenville & bounded on the north by lands of David Hunt on the east by lands now or lately owned by Edward Bradford on the south by a tract of said Samuel Scott called the Stampley Hill Tract & west by lands of David Hunt & the Estate of F. W. Green containing in all about one thousand acres & is composed of the four tracts called the “Cloud Tract” the “Dixon Tract”, the “Ricketts Tract” & “Provost Tract”.  Also the following named Slaves, now upon & cultivating said lands to wit, Hezekiah & his wife Juliann, & their children, Will, Mary Ann, Emeline, Martha & Charity, Philip & his children named Vincent, Israel, Ervine & Charlotte also little Eliza & her two children Anthony & Emily.  Also, Maria & her children Lucy, little Fanny & Erveana also Nancy & her son Charles, Big Eliza & her child Jane, Cloe & her two children Alec & Dick, Amos , Jack & Big Fanny.  Also the stock of horses, cattle, hogs & sheep & the wagons & farming utensils in any possession on said tract of land. 

To have & to hold the said lands, Slaves & the property to the said Osborn & to his heirs & assigns forever, in testimony whereof the said Samuel & Ann have hereunto set their hands & seals the day & year first above written.                                                              

Sam. Scott     ~~~~~~~

                                                                        Ann Scott       ~~~~~~~

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Samuel Scott & Wife         

To Deed of Gift        Filed for Record the 5th day of May A. D. 1862

John H. D. Scott     

This indenture made and entered into this 7th day of March, A.D. 1860 between Samuel Scott and Madora A Scott, his wife parties of the first part, and John H. D. Scott, of second part.  All of the County of Jefferson and State of Mississippi witnesseth, that fro and in consideration of the love and affection which said parties of the first part bear towards said party of the second part said parties of the first part hereby give to said John H. D. Scott the following property to wit, seven hundred and eighty acres of land known by the name of “Mount Vernon Place”. Situated in said county said tract of land is bounded as follows, on east by land of Mary Cogan & heirs, on south of lands of David Harrison, on west by lands of David Harrison, on north by lands of the late Jesse Terry.  Now owned by Letitia Terry, also the following named Slaves to wit, Big George, Mary Ann, Linda, Wesley, Ann, Tom, Walker, Sambo, Lucinda, Joe, Mary and child Buck, Louisa, Nelson, Margret and child Aaron, Susan, Lit George, Cilery, Mathew and Susan's baby, Sally & Blunk and her child & Felix, Rachel, Jane. 4 Negroes Henry, Tennessee, Peter, Sally & child I wish them to go to Florence & Betty Fagle.  29 Negroes to our son John H. D. Scott all of the mules 18, oxen 8, cattle 20, hogs 60, farming utensils & household furniture to my son John H. D. Scott, should he die before he arrives to the age of twenty one years old then all of said above named property both real & personal to return to my estate we do appoint David Harrison, Trustee, to act and manage the above specified property for our son John H. D. Scott.

 Given under our hands & seals this 8 day of March A. D. 1860

                                                                        Samuel Scott ~~~~~

                                                                        Medora Scott ~~~~~     

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Samuel Scott          

To Deed of Gift         Filed for record the 21st day of March A. D. 1859

Henry F. Scott

           State of Mississippi,  Jefferson County 21 day of March 1859

              Gift of Slaves for life and forever of Donee.

Be it known that I Samuel Scott of the State of Miss. In affection and care for my son Henry F. Scott of the State of Mississippi, do freely give to him for and during his life and forever, the following named Slaves, Bill Juby 50 years old, worth 600 dolls., Charity 45 years old 600 Dolls., Lavenia 18 years old 200 dolls, Jacob 21 years old 1500 dolls, Paulina 18 years old and her child Nancy 2 years old both worth 1400 dolls, Linda 13 years old 1100 dolls, Tom 35 years old 1600, Ritchey 30 years old 1400 dolls, Harry 30 years old 1500, Little Eliza 38 years old 1100 dolls, Joe 28 years old 1600 dolls, Big Eliza 28 years old 1000 dolls, Sam 29 years old 1500 dolls, Ben 40 years old 1000 dolls, Molly 26 years old 1200 dolls, Rolly 30 years old 1500 dolls, Persilla 25 years old 1400 dolls, Lot 50 years old 800 dolls, Lit Bill 18 years old 1100 dolls.  To have and to hold forever the above named Slaves also 14 head cattle worth 300 dolls, 4 yoke of oxen 200, 30 head cattle worth 300 dolls, two wagons 200 dolls, 20 head sheep 50 dolls, 50 head hogs 50 dolls, ploughs, hoes, axes, household & kitchen furniture worth 200 dolls.

 Whereunto I have set my hand & seal in the year and date just above mentioned.

                                           Samuel Scott ~~~~~

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Samuel Scott & Wife          

To Deed of Gift        Filed for Record the 6thday of May A. D. 1862

Sarah H Daingerfield

This indenture made and entered into this 7h day of March A. D. 1860 between Samuel Scott and Madora A. Scott his wife parties of the first part and Sarah H. Daingerfield of the second part all of the County of Jefferson and State of Mississippi witnesseth that for and in consideration of the love and affection which said parties of the first part bear towards said party of the second part said parties of the first part hereby give to said Sarah H Daingerfield the following property seven hundred and fourteen acres of land situated in said county being the same tract of land now in possession of the said Sarah H Daingerfield said tract is bounded on North by lands owned by Mary Cogan & heirs, and the east by lands of Estate of Jamison Liddell, on the South by lands of Robt Sillers & George Torrey on the west by lands of George Torrey and Mrs. Harrison, also the following named Slaves to wit: Dick, Maria, Marshal, Night, Nancy, Almeto, Warren, Harry, Emaline, Sam, Bill, Amy, Jeff, Jacob, Susan & child, also 16 mules, six yoke oxen, fifty head cattle, one hundred head hogs, half of the sheep, one horse Tom, all farming utensils and household & kitchen furniture on said place, also following Slaves Denis, Cecly & her 3 children, Adaline, Antony & Mary.

             Witness our hands and seals this 7th day of March A.D. 1860

                                                             Samuel Scott  ~~~~~

                                                            Madora A. Scott ~~~~~

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Samuel Scott & Wife                

To Deed of Gift           Filed for record the 5thday of May A. D. 1862

Samuel P. Scott     

This indenture made and entered into this first day of March, A.D. 1860 between Samuel Scott and Madora A. Scott his wife, parties of the first part and Samuel P. Scott of the second part all of the county of Jefferson and State of Mississippi witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the love and affection, which said parties of the first part bear towards said party of the second part said parties of the first part hereby give to said Samuel P. Scott the following property and upon the following conditions five hundred acres of land situated in said county being the same tract purchased by Samuel Scott from Thomas Reed as commissioner for the Southern District Chancery Court sitting at Natchez as will appear by the deed of said commissioner recorded in Book H, pages 267 & 268.  And will also appear from the deed of William Holmes and wife to said Scott recorded in Book H. page 269 of the Record of Deeds in said county and bounded as follows, beginning at a black gum and hickory marker T. M. G. on the side of Coles Creek and running thence N. 89° W. 92 chains to a sweet gum and past 45 links from the gum marked T. M. G. thence N. 1° , E 42 chains to a white ash, bearing N. 1°,W. 17 links from corner, thence N. 89°, W. 14 chains, 16 links to a post in a field formerly belonging to James Payne.  Thence N. % W. 13 chains to a post on the line of the fence thence S. 89°, E. 10. 2 chains to a stake on the branch of said Coles Creek said tract being in Township 9 of Range 1 West of said county.  Also, the following Slaves to wit: Thornton and Ailsey and their three children Jenkins, Augusta and Butler, Isaac, and Margaret his wife and their two children Lila and John, Anderson and his wife Easter and their children, Coleman, Hanson, Mahala, Ben and Nancy, Hubbard and his wife Elizabeth and their child Jim, Moses and his wife Maria, Bob and his wife Letty, Toney, Charley, Dick, Cyrus, Amanda and her infant child named Martha, Emmaline, Fred, 16 mules, 4 yoke of oxen, about 40 head of cattle, 50 head of hogs, all of the farming utensils on the place and all of the household and kitchen furniture said Samuel P Scott being now in possession of the above mentioned property both real and personal.  Provided and upon these conditions that if said Samuel P Scott should die without having married or in case he should marry and die without issue at the time of his death and should have none born in the lawful time of his death, then in case either of the events above mentioned should happen all of the before mentioned property both real and personal shall revert to the said Samuel Scott or to his estate, provided, that if the said Samuel P Scott should die without issue at his death or born afterwards leaving his wife surviving then his said wife shall take one third of all the before mentioned property, to her in her own right.

 Witness our hands and seals this

first day of March, A. D. 1860

                                                          (Samuel Scott ~~~~~~

                                                          (Madora A. Scott ~~~~~

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Samuel Scott & wife               

To Deed Gift             Filed for Record the 5thday of May A. D. 1862

William T. Scott     

This indenture made and entered into this Eighth day of March A. D. 1860, between Samuel Scott and Madora A Scott, his wife, parties of the first part, and William T Scott of the second part all of the County of Jefferson and State of Mississippi, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the Love and Affection which said parties of the first part bear towards said party of the second part said parties of the first part here by give to said William T Scott the following property and upon the following conditions seven hundred acres of land, situated in said county being the same tract of land purchased by Samuel Scott from P. K. Montgomery which will move fully shown by deeds recorded in Probate clerks office in Fayette, Jefferson County, Mississippi, also the following named Slaves to wit: Nelson, Creasy, Charity, Alsey, Jacob, Milford, Elias, Boat, Mely, Ana, Elizah, Dapney, Prince, Dave, Viney, Alfred, Henry, Rachel, Nancy, Silas, Martha, Frank, Nancy & child Willis, the last named five Negroes are at this time on Mount Vernon Place—14 Mules, 4 Yoke Oxen, hogs & cattle all of the farming utensils & household & kitchen furniture on said place.  Provided and upon these conditions that if said William T Scott should die without having married or in case he should marry and die without issue at the time of his death and should have none born in the lawful time after his death there in case either of these events above mentioned should happen all of the before mentioned property both real and personal shall revert to the said Samuel Scott or his estate.  Provided that if the said William T Scott should die without issue at his death or born afterwards leaving his wife surviving then his said wife shall take one third of all this before mentioned property to her in her own right.

 Witness our hands and seals this Eighth day of March A. D. 1860

                                Samuel Scott  ~~~~~                                                                         Madora Scott ~~~~~

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Samuel Scott                

To Conveyance                  Filed for record the tenth day of March A. D. 1860

Madora A. Dubs

This indenture made this eleventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & sixty by and between Samuel Scott of the County of Jefferson in the State of Mississippi of the one part and Madora A. Dubs of the City of Natchez, County of Adams and State aforesaid of the second part witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part the receipt wherefore is hereby acknowledged and the said party of the second part her heirs executors and administrators forever released and discharged there from and in further consideration of a marriage intended to be had and solemnized between said parties of the firs and second parts hath granted, bargained, sold conveyed, confirmed and delivered and by these presents doth grant bargain sell convey confirm and deliver unto the said party of the second part her heirs and assigns forever the following described tract and parcel of land situated lying and being in Jefferson County aforesaid and founded as follows to wit, on the North by lands of Dr. E. W. Harding, East by lands of William L. Harper, South by lands of Charles West, and West by lands of Charles West and William L. Harper containing at the least fifteen hundred acres and being the same tract of land now cultivated by said party of the first part as a plantation and occupied by him as a homestead, together with all and singular the appurtenances privileges and advantages whatsoever unto the said above mentioned and described premises appertaining or belonging and also all the estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever of the said party of the first part of in and to the sum and any part thereof with the appurtenances and also the following described Slaves for life to wit, Joe 25 years of age, Thornten 22, Maria 16, Edwin 16, Little Ben 15, Tom 23, Carolin 26, Sally 22, Bob Crowder 38 and Betsy 35 years of age.  To have and to hold the above granted bargained and described premises with the appurtenances and the said Slaves unto the said party of the second part her heirs and assigns for their own proper use benefit and behalf forever.  And the said party of the first part for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators doth covenant grant promise and agree to and with the said party of the second part her heirs and assigns that the said premises hereby granted whereby the title to said premises an Slaves may or can in any manner be defeated.  And the said party of the first part for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth hereby covenant and agree to and with the said party of the second part her heirs and assigns the above described and granted premises and Slaves to warrant to them and against the claims of all persons whomsoever lawfully or equitably claiming or to claim some or any part thereof to forever defend above written.                                          

Samuel Scott  ~~~~~~~

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Last Will and Testament of Samuel Scott

First  Wee, Samuel Scott and Madora A. Scott, my wife have set apart and given by deed of gift to my daughter Sarah H. Daingerfield the Fort Hill Plantation, which she now resides on containing seven hundred acres more or less.  Also sixteen Negroes now on said place.  All of the mules on said place 16 in number, cattle oxen, sheep, hogs, one horse Tom, all which will move fully shown by deed of gift dated 8th of March 1860.  It is also my wish and bequest to Florence & Elizabeth Fagle to have certain Negroes now on Fort Hill Plantation to wit: Dennis & Cealy & her 3 children, Irven and his two children & Mary Owen also 5 other Negroes on Mount Vernon Plantation namely, Henry Tennessee, Peter, Sally & her child Also to Sarah H Daingerfield, Washington & Evaline, Slaves on Poplar Hill.

 Second  I have given to my deceased son H. T. Scott & his heirs all that I intend giving him or them that is the Stampley Hill Place and all of the Negroes on said place, mules, oxen, cattle, horses, hogs, sheep, farming utensils, household & kitchen furniture which will move fully shown by reference to Deed of Gift recorded in Fayette at the Clerks office,

 Thirdly, We Samuel Scott and Madora A. Scott, my wife, have given by deed of gift to S. P. Scott, my son, the Green Wood Place which he now resides on containing 500 acres, 32 Negroes, 16mules, oxen cattle, hogs, & horses, farming utensils, household & kitchen furniture.  Deed of Gift dated 1st day of March 1860.

(fourthly…not written)

 Fifthly,  We Samuel Scott and Madora A. Scott my wife, have set apart and given by deed of gift, dated 8the day of March 1860 to my son, William T Scott the following property to wit the Montgomery Place, containing seven hundred acres, more or less.  Also, 25 Negroes, 14 mules, 4 yoke oxen, cattle, hogs farming utensils, household and kitchen furniture, all on said place, which will move fully shown by reference to deed of gift.

 Sixthly,  We Samuel Scott and Madora A. Scott have set apart and given by Deed of Gift dated 8th day of March 1860 to my son John H. D. Scott the following described property namely the Mount Vernon Plantation containing 780 acres more or less with twenty nine Negroes on said place and 18 mules, 6 yoke oxen, 40 head cattle, hogs farming utensils, household and kitchen furniture which is all named in said deed.

 Seventhly,  I give and bequeath to my wife Madora A Scott the following named Slaves now on Poplar Hill, namely, Jack Lee, Big Harriet, Eliza, Dent, Leatha, Lit Toney, Umphrey, Edmund, Martha, Buckston, Ann the cook, Abe, July, Seipico, Phil, Lotty, Charley, Kate, Vic, which with the ten Slaves & Poplar Hill Plantation, I gave her previous to our marriage, will make her portion equal to some of my children.

 Eighthly,  I give and bequeath to my son John D Scott the following named Slaves now on Poplar Hill place namely, Big Adam, Fanny, Dave, Josh, Elijah, Cyrus, Lit Harriet, Lit Adam, Mitch, Alfred, Salloman, Jane, Lit Nace, Archy, Alice, Lit Emaline, Lit Ellen, Lit Maria.

 Ninthly,  I give & bequeath to my son Charles D. Scott the following named Slaves now on Poplar Hill Plantation namely, Big Nace, Ellen, Bill, Gus, Emily, Manda, Alvina, Jackson, Easter, Fielding, Lit Bob, Horace, Lit Ike, Theodore, Ann, Leana, Albert, Beckey, Ben Johnson, Chaney, Toney Hunt, Big Hester, Big Bob, Big Eliza, should Charles D. Scott die before getting to the age of twenty one, or should he marry & die without heirs then two thirds above named Slaves be equally divided between Sarah, Put, William & John Scott.

 Tenthly,  I put in the hands of David  Harrison and S. P. Scott twelve Negroes to be hired out & the net proceeds to go to Fanny Hartwell ‘s benefit while she lives with Hartwell.  Should Hartwell die Fanny should get married again then the Slaves may be given over to her.  Names of Slaves on Poplar Hill at this time namely, Big Ike, Anis, Tolbert, Lit Hester, Batte, Polly, Lit July, Gibson, Jake, Brown Drucila, York, Laura.  I do appoint David Harrison and S. P. Scott, my executors & guardians of this my Last Will & Testimony.   Now I give my soul into the hand of God.

                               I have written my hand & seal

                                                24th day of July 1861

                                                                 Samuel Scott ~~~~~~~

                                                                        Deed Book B, Page 64

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The Last Will and Testament of Medora Dubs Scott Butler

29 April 1868

 

I Medora Butler being of sound and disposing mind and understanding do make and proclaim this my last will & testament.  I give and bequeath to my beloved husband George Butler and my son Charles D. Scott all my estate real & personal and them equally share & share alike--  It is my request that should my son Charles D. die without issue, then and in that case my husband George Butler is to inherit his share of my estate.  It is my request and wish that my husband George Butler should be the guardian of my son Charles D. Scott.  I give and bequeath to my faithful servant Jackson Delaney fifty acres of land in the Norris field – I give to my faithful servant Emeline Borem fifty acres of land in the Norris field. 

 It is my wish that the five acres of land given to the African Church by me shall belong to them as long as the same is used for the purpose of a church site.

 I hereby constitute and appoint my husband George Butler my executor without requiring him to give bond for the faithful discharge of this trust.

 Witnessed                                                                                                        Ma Butler

D. Masifore

E. M. Harding

Robt E. Richardson                                                                                     29 April 1868