State of Louisiana
Parish of St. Helena
Sale of slaves, Jada, Rachel & Harriet
from Jeremiah Durbin to George Richardson
20 July 1830
Be it remembered, that on the seventh day of July in the year of our [Lord]one thousand eight hundred & thirty, before me, Burlin Childress, Parish Judge in & for the Parish of St. Helena, Louisiana, personally came & appeared George Richardson of said parish who presented the following instrument of writing requesting the same to be admitted of record in the words & figures following, viz.:Know all men by these presents that I, Jeremiah Durbin of the State & parish aforesaid has this day for & in consideration of the sum of nine hundred dollars, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, have this day bargained & sold unto George Richardson the following specified slaves, to wit:A negro woman named Jada, about twenty eight years of age, and her two children named Rachel, aged about seven years old & Harriet, about two years old, the said three negroes are all slaves for life,And I, the said Jeremiah Durbin do hereby for myself, my heirs & administrators, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto him, the said George Richardson, his heirs and assigns, the above named negro woman & her two children aforesaid Rachel & Harriet, to his & their proper use & behoof, ..., I, the said Jeremiah Durbin, for myself, my heirs & assigns do warrant & afford to him the said George Richardson, his heirs & assigns, the title & right of the aforesaid negroes forever against all claims whatever.
Given under my hand this seventh day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty.
Jeremiah X Durbin [his mark]
The above instrument signed & acknowledged by Jeremiah Durbin by making his mark in presence of my the undersigned notary ex officio the same day.
Burlin Childress, P. J.
Source: Conveyance Records - St. Helena Parish, Louisiana (FHL Film 0355804) Back to the Top
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