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Ben - TN-BLA54

Title

Ben - TN-BLA54

Identifier

TN-BLA54

Subject

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

Source

The Tennessean

Date

October 16, 1848

Trade

Blacksmith

Gender

Male

Enslaver

B.M. Barnes

Home Location

Nashville, Tennessee

Events

1. Self-emancipated from enslaver
2. To be sold by B.M. Barnes

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

Runaway Slaves for Sale.
BY virtue of the power and authority, vested in me by the laws of Tennessee, I will on the 11th day of November, 1848, at the court house door in the town of Nashville, sell to the highest bidder for cash, to pay jail fees &c., the following runaway negroes, to wit:
BEN.
A negro man about 25 years old, about 5 feet 11 inches high, of bright copper color, who says that he is a blacksmith by trade, that he belongs to Jos. Small, living within 10 miles of Alabama, and that he left home on the 3d day of May, 1847.
JOHN.
A negro man about 19 years old, about 5 feet 6 or 8 inches high, heavy built, with black complexion, who says that he belongs to Same. Dixon, living 10 miles from Greensborough, Alabama, and that he left home about the 1st of June, 1847. Both committed, October 11, 1847.
B. M. BARNES,
Sheriff of Davidson county.
October 12, 1848—td.

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Citation

, “Ben - TN-BLA54,” accessed June 13, 2021, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/472.

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