Slave Bills of Sale
Williamson County, Texas
1850 - 1858

By Linda Emry


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Slaveowners Name: Mary Pearson
Name of Slave: Rose
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 7 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave:
Other Physical Description:
Other Information: purchased from Davis Pearson (father of Mary Pearson) of Orange Co. SC for $5
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 337 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 10 Jun 1820 (recorded in Orange Co. SC on 19 Apr 1823; recorded in Independence Co. AR on 31 Aug 1854; recorded in Williamson Co. TX on 11 Feb 1857)
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Jno. M. Moore; Sampson M. Moore; Lydia Ann Spruell; Mary Ann Waugh
Name of Slave: Rose
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 50 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave: black
Other Physical Description: (sold with Hannah, Cynthia, Alfred, Martha & Amanda)
Other Information: purchased from John L. and Mary Moore (parents of Jno. M., Sampson M, Lydia Ann; grandparents of Mary Ann) for $2000
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 342 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 25 May 1855 in Independence Co. AR (recorded Williamson Co. TX 11 Feb 1857)
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Jno. M. Moore; Sampson M. Moore; Lydia Ann Spruell; Mary Ann Waugh
Name of Slave: Hannah
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 17 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave: Yellow or Mulatto
Other Physical Description: (sold with Rose, Cynthia, Alfred, Martha & Amanda)
Other Information: purchased from John L. and Mary Moore (parents of Jno. M., Sampson M, Lydia Ann; grandparents of Mary Ann) for $2000
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 342 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 25 May 1855 in Independence Co. AR (recorded Williamson Co. TX 11 Feb 1857)
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Jno. M. Moore; Sampson M. Moore; Lydia Ann Spruell; Mary Ann Waugh
Name of Slave: Cynthia
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 10 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave: black
Other Physical Description: (sold with Rose, Hannah, Alfred, Martha & Amanda)
Other Information: purchased from John L. and Mary Moore (parents of Jno. M., Sampson M, Lydia Ann; grandparents of Mary Ann) for $2000
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 342 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 25 May 1855 in Independence Co. AR (recorded Williamson Co. TX 11 Feb 1857)
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Jno. M. Moore; Sampson M. Moore; Lydia Ann Spruell; Mary Ann Waugh
Name of Slave: Alfred
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 3 years
Sex of Slave: M
Color of Slave: black
Other Physical Description: (sold with Rose, Hannah, Cynthia, Martha & Amanda)
Other Information: purchased from John L. and Mary Moore (parents of Jno. M., Sampson M, Lydia Ann; grandparents of Mary Ann) for $2000
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 342 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 25 May 1855 in Independence Co. AR (recorded Williamson Co. TX 11 Feb 1857)
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Jno. M. Moore; Sampson M. Moore; Lydia Ann Spruell; Mary Ann Waugh
Name of Slave: Martha
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 3 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave: black
Other Physical Description: (sold with Rose, Hannah, Cynthia, Alfred, & Amanda)
Other Information: purchased from John L. and Mary Moore (parents of Jno. M., Sampson M, Lydia Ann; grandparents of Mary Ann) for $2000
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 342 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 25 May 1855 in Independence Co. AR (recorded Williamson Co. TX 11 Feb 1857)
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Jno. M. Moore; Sampson M. Moore; Lydia Ann Spruell; Mary Ann Waugh
Name of Slave: Amanda
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 9 months
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave: black
Other Physical Description: (sold with Rose, Hannah, Cynthia, Alfred, & Martha)
Other Information: purchased from John L. and Mary Moore (parents of Jno. M., Sampson M, Lydia Ann; grandparents of Mary Ann) for $2000
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 342 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 25 May 1855 in Independence Co. AR (recorded Williamson Co. TX 11 Feb 1857)
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Mary Moore
Name of Slave: Allen
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 40 years
Sex of Slave: M
Color of Slave:
Other Physical Description:
Other Information: deeded from Urban E. Fort of Independence Co. AR
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 342 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 26 May 1855 in Independence Co. AR (recorded in Williamson Co. TX 11 Feb 1857)
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: J. H. Shaffer
Name of Slave: Mahaley
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 45 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave: of quite dark complexion
Other Physical Description: of medium size
Other Information: purchased from John B. Walker for $600
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 360 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 13 Jun 1857
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: David F. Knight
Name of Slave: Bob
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 53 years
Sex of Slave: M
Color of Slave: of black complexion
Other Physical Description: is or may be affected by hernia or rupture (sold with Clarissa)
Other Information: purchased from Wm. P. Mabin for $1200
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 366 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 18 Aug 1857
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: David F. Knight
Name of Slave: Clarissa
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 56 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave: of black complexion
Other Physical Description: (sold with Bob)
Other Information: purchased from Wm. P. Mabin for $1200
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 366 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 18 Aug 1857
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: James S. Cavell
Name of Slave: Mason
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave:
Sex of Slave: M
Color of Slave: of black complexion
Other Physical Description:
Other Information: purchased from William Davis (James S. Cavell is his adopted son) for $1
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 386 (Agreement)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 25 Mar 1858
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Clarissa Smith, wife of James A. Smith
Name of Slave: Mary
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 30 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave: of black color
Other Physical Description: has occasional slight attacks of Phthisis [sold with daughter Jane and Ann]
Other Information: purchased from Ann Morrow for $1600
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 387 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 22 Mar 1858
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Clarissa Smith, wife of James A. Smith
Name of Slave: Jane
Parent(s) of Slave: Mary
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 5 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave: of black color
Other Physical Description: (sold with mother Mary and sister Ann)
Other Information: purchased from Ann Morrow for $1600
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 387 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 22 Mar 1858
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Clarissa Smith, wife of James A. Smith
Name of Slave: Ann
Parent(s) of Slave: Mary
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: 2 or 3 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave: of black color
Other Physical Description: (sold with mother Mary and sister Jane)
Other Information: purchased from Ann Morrow for $1600
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 387 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 22 Mar 1858
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Thomas Baker
Name of Slave: George
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 19 years
Sex of Slave: M
Color of Slave: of black complexion
Other Physical Description: (to secure a promissory note)
Other Information: purchased from Milton K. Willis for $575
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 397 (Mortgage)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 20 Mar 1858
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Clarrissa Smith, wife of J. A. Smith
Name of Slave: Frank
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 10 years
Sex of Slave: M
Color of Slave: of black color
Other Physical Description:
Other Information: purchased from A. W (H?). Morrow for $800
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 399 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 10 Apr 1858
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Johanas Palm of Travis Co. TX
Name of Slave: Ann
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 25 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave: of dark complexion
Other Physical Description: (sold with son Robert)
Other Information: purchased from John B. Costa of Travis Co. TX for $1200
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 401 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 08 Apr 1858
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Johanas Palm of Travis County TX
Name of Slave: Robert
Parent(s) of Slave: Ann
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 5 years
Sex of Slave: M
Color of Slave: of dark complexion
Other Physical Description: (sold with mother Ann)
Other Information: purchased from John B. Costa for $1200
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 401 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 08 Apr 1858
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Eliza Jane Cannon, a resident of Bedford County, TN
Name of Slave: Lucy
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 12 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave:
Other Physical Description:
Other Information: purchased from Robert H. Majors of Williamson Co. TX, father of Eliza Jane Cannon, for love and affection.
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 407 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 08 Sep 1857 (recorded 03 Jul 1858)
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: B. T. Dches
Name of Slave: Jim
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 22 years
Sex of Slave: M
Color of Slave: of dark complexion
Other Physical Description: about 5 feet seven or eight inches high
Other Information: purchased from Columbus and Ann M. Gillet for $1000
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 412 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 11 Aug 1858
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: William Gann
Name of Slave: Margarette
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 25 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave: of black complexion
Other Physical Description: (purchased by Shaffer from Benjamin Debersy of Medina Co. TX)
Other Information: purchased from John H. Shaffer for $700
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 446 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 30 Aug 1858
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: William T. Gann
Name of Slave: Siddy
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 35 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave:
Other Physical Description:
Other Information: purchased from Joseph and Nancy Fish for $600
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 447 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 01 Sep 1858
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Charles P. Smith
Name of Slave: Ann
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 8 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave:
Other Physical Description:
Other Information: purchased from A. C. Taylor for $650
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 450 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 05 Aug 1858 (at Round Rock, Williamson Co. TX)
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: John M. Gault of Travis Co. Texas
Name of Slave: Austin
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 22 years
Sex of Slave: M
Color of Slave: of dark complexion
Other Physical Description:
Other Information: purchased from Martha Mays
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 454 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 15 Oct 1858
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: B. F. Dyches
Name of Slave: Ben
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 30 years
Sex of Slave: M
Color of Slave: of copper complexion
Other Physical Description:
Other Information: purchased from Alston and Mary Ferguson of Jasper Co. TX for $1500
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 457 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 09 Nov 1858 in Jasper Co. TX (recorded in Williamson Co. TX 29 Nov 1858)
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Elena Gardner
Name of Slave: George
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 20 years
Sex of Slave: M
Color of Slave:
Other Physical Description:
Other Information: purchased from John F. Stanton
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 460 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 01 Mar 1858
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Joseph R. Robbins
Name of Slave: Almeda
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 28 years
Sex of Slave: F
Color of Slave: of black color
Other Physical Description: (sold with William Berry)
Other Information: purchased from Henry Robbins, Daniel & Nancy Harrison, John W. & Jane Shave, George L. Robbins, Samuel R. Robbins, William & Catherine Ake, and Sarah Rice; (the said Henry, Nancy, Jane, George L., Samuel R., Catherine and Sarah being heirs at law of George M. Robbins, deceased) for $166 2/3
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 461 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 27 Nov 1858 (recorded 22 Jan 1859)
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Joseph R. Robbins
Name of Slave: William Berry
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: about 6 or 7 years
Sex of Slave: M
Color of Slave: of black color
Other Physical Description: (sold with Almeda)
Other Information: purchased from Henry Robbins, Daniel & Nancy Harrison, John W. & Jane Shave, George L. Robbins, Samuel R. Robbins, William & Catherine Ake, and Sarah Rice; (the said Henry, Nancy, Jane, George L., Samuel R., Catherine and Sarah being heirs at law of George M. Robbins, deceased) for $166 2/3
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, page 461 (Bill of Sale)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 27 Nov 1858 (recorded 22 Jan 1859)
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627

Slaveowners Name: Thomas Curry
Name of Slave: Anthony
Parent(s) of Slave:
Birth Place of Slave:
Age of Slave: (man)
Sex of Slave: M
Color of Slave:
Other Physical Description:
Other Information: Thomas Curry made oath that the Negro man Anthony committed to the Jail of Williamson County on the __ day of April 1858 is his own property.
Source Document: Bonds & Etc., Book 1, last 1/2 page in book, no page number (Oath)
State: Texas
County: Williamson
Year of Source Document: 29 Apr 1858
How to Access Source Document: Williamson County Clerk, PO Box 18, Georgetown, TX 78627


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