Note: West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971 Fayette Will book, v. 01 1832-1866 Appraisal of Joseph McNutt's property includes boy Adison $800 and girl Harriet $500 Page 249-250 (image 140 at FamilySearch) https://www.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18271-58687-33?cc=1909099&wc=10916490 also https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18271-57923-52?cc=1909099&wc=M6DN-5NG:179689901,179689902 Note: This does not show who bought the boy Adison or girl Harriet!!
He was purchased by Robert Neil of Peters Creek and died during the war [Civil War]. [Source: "Isaac Place On Gauley Settled By Old Slave"; West Virginia newspaper clipping published unknown date (poss. before 11 July 1951)]
1860 U.S. Federal Census Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Slave Schedules Robert Neil 2 33 yo male black (George Addison & unknown) 1 30 yo female black (Harriett Jane)
1863. On January 1, President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freed all slaves in areas of rebellion, but did not apply to states loyal to the Union, including the future state of West Virginia. [Source: A Timeline of African-American History in West Virginia; West Virginia Division of Culture and History; online http://www.wvculture.org/history/timeline.html]
1865. On February 3, the governor approved an act abolishing slavery, providing for the immediate emancipation of all slaves. Source: Acts of the West Virginia Legislature. [Source: A Timeline of African-American History in West Virginia; West Virginia Division of Culture and History; online http://www.wvculture.org/history/timeline.html]
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