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Jacob - TN-BLA40

Title

Jacob - TN-BLA40

Identifier

TN-BLA40

Subject

African Americans--History, African Americans--History--To 1863, Artisans, African American blacksmiths

Source

The Tennessean

Date

March 23, 1840

Trade

Blacksmith

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Montgomery Bell

Home

Whites Bend; Patterson Iron Works

Home Location

Nashville, Tennessee; Cheatham County, Tennessee

Events

1. Self-emancipated from Montgomery Bell

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

$100 REWARD.
RUNAWAY from the Narrows of Harpeth on the last of Ferburyar: came to White's Bend where he spent Sunday, the 1st of March, w ithout manifesting himself to me: that night crossed the river at Hillsboro'. JACOB is a round smooth faced fellow, about 22 years old, low of stature, but stout and strongly formed. He is a tolerable blacksmith. He may have got in company with a runaway negro Jesse, formerly the property of Mr. Rape of Har-peth, and for which negro there is a high reward offerd, or he may have got into a boat under some pretence. I will give the above reward to any per-son that will lodge him in Nashville Jail, or deliver him to me in White's bend. M. BELL.


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Blacksmith_March231840.png

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Citation

, “Jacob - TN-BLA40,” accessed June 13, 2021, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/458.

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