Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Slave Transactions of Guadalupe County, Texas

page 244:

Estate of Alexander Ewing (died August 22, 1857)
September 1, 1857
Probate Record Book D, page 423

I will that my wife Mary Jane choose fifteen of such of my Negroes as she may desire...until such time as the Estate may be divided between her and our children...And the balance of said Negroes belonging to my estate I desire that my...executors...take to the State of Mississippi or Alabama...and there sell the same...

sprung a leak

Hopefully our water bill will be lowered next month.