Friend of Friends Friday: Slaves of Cpt John Glass of VA

John Glass was my 4th great grandfather.  He died on 19 October 1840 in Franklin County, Virginia.

The following list of slaves was from the inventory of his estate.  I hope that this might prove to be helpful to someone in their research!  I will post the full inventory at a later date.

Here is a list of the slaves, transcribed so that it will show up in a search engine.

Negro Man Frank, aged about 45 years….300.00
Negro Man Jem, aged about 34 nearly blind…100.00
” Woman Louisa aged about 40 years…200.00
” Woman Annica aged about 45 years…175.00
Annica’s Child Milly 2 years old next May…100.00
Negro Boy Isaac about 20 years old…540.00
Negro Boy Harrison about 15 years old…450.00

Negro Woman Edy about 23 years old…400.00
” Boy Franklin about 12 years old…425.00
” Boy Kingston about 13 years old…400.00
” Boy Booker about 7 years old…200.00
” Girl Ann about 6 years old…200.00
” Girl Judith about 11 years old…425.00
” Girl Elvira about 6 years old…200.00
” Boy Wiley about 3 years old…200.00
” Girl Charlotte about 3 years old…150.00
” Boy Daniel about 21 years…550.00
” Boy Booker about 36 years…400.00

Is it just me, or does it seem like there is a very disproportionate number of small children?  I wonder why.

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