Friday, September 27, 2013

Friends of Friends Friday - Henry Harless Estate, 1857

"Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 September 2013), image copy, Sale of Negroes, dated 13 January 1857, Greene County Estate Files, Henry Harless #1316

An Account of Sales of negro Slaves of the Estate of Henry Harless, deceased, sold by attorney R. Davis the administrator on the 5th day of January AD 1857 upon a credit of twelve months -
Negro Bob to Tabius T Hill – for$1730.00
[Negro] Jerry [to] Tabius T Hill [for]$1700.00
[Negro] Georgiana [to] Mary M Harless [for]     $1000.00
[Negro] Fanny [to] D. T. Harless [for]  $240.00
Subscribed and sworn to
this 13th day of January
1857 Before me
N C Oliver judge.
             A R Davis adm.

Friends of Friends Friday is a way to share “records of enslaved ancestors, whether they are your own ancestors or not…” I haven't come across very many mentions of slaves in my search for Harlesses and I like to think this is because so few Harlesses were slave owners, but the ones I do come across will be shared on Friends of Friends Fridays.


  1. Hello Paula, Welcome to the genealogical blogging world. Are you a member of the Guild of One Name Studies (

    1. Hi Julie and thanks for the welcome. I'm not a member of the Guild of One Name Studies - it looks interesting, but I keep promising myself no new memberships until I drop an existing one - and I can't bring myself to give any up! :)

  2. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels in The Homeplace Series such as: "Back to the Homeplace"
    The Heritage Tourist at In-Depth Genealogist:

    1. Hi Dr Bill and thanks for the welcome. I am already loving how the association pushes (ever so gently) me to actually blog.

  3. Hello Paula, welcome to Geneabloggers. I'm sure you will find the community a great help in keeping your blog going. It has been extremely helpful in giving me ideas and keeping me motivated.
    Good Luck!