The Resource Slave record book

Slave record book

Label
Slave record book, 1836-1866
Title
Slave record book
Inclusive dates
1836-1866
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Slave record book, 1836-1866, listing the births and deaths of slaves owned by William Massie (1795-1862) of Nelson County, Virginia. The list of births begins in 1762 and the last death was recorded in 1913 by Bland Massie. William Massie also recorded information on whether he purchased or sold a slave. There is also a list of people who had mumps and measles. Also contains information on William Massie's taxable property from 1837 to 1849. The volume lists the slaves belonging to his wife Maria Catharine Effinger Massie (1814-1889), and his three youngest children Hope W. Massie (1843-1892), Florence Massie (1847-1912), and Bland Massie (1854-1924) in the year 1863
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
William Massie was born 3 March 1795 in Nelson County, Virginia, to Thomas Massie (1747-1834) and Sarah "Sallie" Cocke Massie (1760-1838). Massie owned two plantations in Nelson County, Virginia, "Pharsalia" and "Level Green." "Pharsalia" was a gift from his father. Massie represented Nelson County in the House of Delegates during the 1839-1840 session. William Massie married first Sarah "Sallie" Steptoe (d. 1828) of Bedford County, Virginia, 20 October 1814 and they had at least one child. He married second Martha Virginia Wiatt (1812-1832) 7 May 1829 and they had at least one child. He married third Sarah U. Clark (d. ca. 1833) 21 May 1833. Massie married fourth Maria Catharine Effinger (1814-1889) of Rockingham County, Virginia, 17 December 1834, and they had six children. Massie died in Nelson County 29 July 1862.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Slave record book
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
80
Immediate source of acquisition
Morton, Thelma Massie
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000487329
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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