Levied on one negro girl, Barbara.

Tarboro’ Press, 13 July 1833.

By time this public notice was published, Levi Daniel had migrated to Harris County, Georgia, from the Black Creek area of what is now Wilson County. He left behind an enslaved woman, Barbara, with his kinswoman Judith Daniel. Other than it involved levying of property to satisfy a debt, the nature of the civil action is not clear, but Judith Daniel claimed ownership of both Barbara and 165 acres of land Levi Daniel also left behind.

I don’t know the outcome of the suit, but when Judith Daniel made out her will in 1837, she did not mention Barbara. Rather, to her daughter Sarah Barnes, she left “negro boy Amos“; to daughter Temperance Jordan, “negro woman Rhody“; and to daughter Eliza Bass, “negro girl Ginna.”


  1. Levi is the brother of my 4th GGF Ephraim Daniel. I used Ephraim and his father Joseph Daniel’s (website below) will as the WikiTree Black History Project’s example profiles for Documenting enslaved ancestors. Currently, the only enslaved ancestor I have listed related to Levi is Tom – inherited from his father Joseph. I checked and there are no enslaved ancestors named Barbara related to Joseph Daniel, so far.

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