1848--Freedom for Matilda Barkshire

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Title

1848--Freedom for Matilda Barkshire

Date

1848

Formatted date

1848-01-01

Event type

Manumission

Description

The daughter of Samuel Barkshire and Frances Newman and was born into slavery in Boone County. She was held by the slaveholder Dickey Barkshire and was possibly transferred to Joseph and Nancy Hawkins. She was in Rising Sun by 1836, and was manumitted by Nancy Hawkins in 1848. She was named as an heir in Nancy Hawkins' will and ultimately settled in Terre Haute, In.

Participant

African American(s): Matilda Barkshire; Samuel Barkshire; Frances Newman
Slave holder(s): Hawins, Joseph; Hawkins, Nancy

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Bibliographic citation

Ohio County Deed Book B, page 425
Ohio County Wills, V. 2, page 28

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Participant In
Title Alternate label Class
Hawkins, Joseph Participant in Person
Newman, Frances Harriet Participant in Person
Barkshire, Matilda Participant in Person
Barkshire, Samuel Participant in Person
Barkshire, Dickey Participant in Person
Hawkins, Nancy Participant in Person