The sale of Teresea, aged 16 or 17.

On 17 February 1821, Jonathan Ellis sold John Farmer “one negro girl about Sixteen or Seventeen years of age by the name of Teresea ….”

Recall that in 1853 John Farmer’s widow Nancy inherited a woman named Treasy from her husband’s estate. The Treasy named in John Farmer’s estate is likely the Teresea above, documented at the time of her purchase.

Dempsey and Jesse Barnes Papers, Hugh Johnston Collection, North Carolina Memory,

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  1. Lord have mercy then and now……..for the only recourse of the memory of such atrocities lies in knowing that YOU, Dear God, was then and still is the Ultimate Arbiter of all affairs. If only we knew the end result……..for surely there was a reckoning.

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