Slave Roll Name Project – Sampson [Hasket]

The Slave Name Roll Project goal is to recognize slaves mentioned in various documents with the ultimate goal of helping African-American genealogy researchers break through brick walls they encounter before the 1870 census.

The information they gather is:

  1. Name of the enslaved (usually only a given name)
  2. Name of the slave owner
  3. Source of the information (will, estate inventory, court case, deed, etc.)
  4. Date and location of the source information

Here is another page of tax records for Perquimans County, North Carolina (1775)

  1. Sampson and Venus (Venus previously mentioned on 1772 Tax Record)
  2. Mary Hasket
  3. 1775 Tax Record for Perquimans County, North Carolina (page 4)
  4. http://perqtax3.homestead.com/files/perq1775.html

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Slave Name Roll Project – Cesar, Zango, Judah [Henby]

The Slave Name Roll Project goal is to recognize slaves mentioned in various documents with the ultimate goal of helping African-American genealogy researchers break through brick walls they encounter before the 1870 census.

The information they gather is:

  1. Name of the enslaved (usually only a given name)
  2. Name of the slave owner
  3. Source of the information (will, estate inventory, court case, deed, etc.)
  4. Date and location of the source information

I’ve decided to do the entire page of the 1772 Tax Records for Perquimans County, North Carolina which included His Relatives.  Here is the information for another family.

  1. Cesar, Zango, and Judah
  2. John Henby of Perquimans County, North Carolina
  3. 1772 Tax Records for Perquimans County, North Carolina
  4. accessed 6 Sep 2017 at http://perqtax.homestead.com/files/perq1772.html

 

 

Slave Name Roll Project – Mingo and Judah [Hasket]

The Slave Name Roll Project goal is to recognize slaves mentioned in various documents with the ultimate goal of helping African-American genealogy researchers break through brick walls they encounter before the 1870 census.

The information they gather is:

  1. Name of the enslaved (usually only a given name)
  2. Name of the slave owner
  3. Source of the information (will, estate inventory, court case, deed, etc.)
  4. Date and location of the source information

 

  1. Mingo and Judah
  2. John Hasket of Perquimans County, North Carolina
  3. 1772 Tax Records of Perquimans County, North Carolina
  4. accessed 6 Sep 2017 at  http://perqtax.homestead.com/files/perq1772.html

Mary Hasket – 6x great-grandmother

After writing about her husband William Hasket, it seems appropriate to also write about Mary.

Mary is mentioned in a Quaker document (date unknown, assuming to be after 1754) indicating her as parent to the following children:

Abraham – born 12-24-1733; married Jemima Lacey
William – born 2-20-1736
Jesse – born 8-4-1738;  died 3-2-1762 (age 23)
John – born 6-11-1741; married Elisabeth Woodly (Woodley)
Isaac – born 4-18-1744
Jemima – born 12-12-1747; died 3-15-1762 just 13 days after brother Jesse (age 14)
Joseph – born 8-15-1749
Silas – born 1-7-1752
Thomas – born 9-13-1754; married Sarah Albertson

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1772:  Mary is the head of the household in 1772 Tax records for Perquimans County, North Carolina.  I have assumed William is dead at this time since his will is dated early 1772.

 

1775:  Mary is again the head of the household.  She pays her 1775 Taxes (pg 4 of unknown poll taker district) on 3 polls – her son Thomas, and negroes Sampson and Venus.  Sampson appears to have joined the household about the time of William’s death since he is mentioned in William’s will.

 

1779:  Mary pays her 1779 Tax on 61 acres, 2 negroes, 1 horse, and 19 cattle.  I am disturbed by the value placed on human life.  At least the 2 people are worth more than her 61 acres.

 

1781:  An interesting find while researching this family is this Revolutionary War Pay Voucher for Mary Hasket.  I have included the pay voucher for her son John (who is His mother’s link to DAR!)   They are numbered sequentially.  None of the siblings married a woman named Mary.  At this time, her husband William has died and she is living on 61 acres (I’m assuming she still has the land until I find date for the transfer to her son Thomas.)

This might allow for a female supplemental for my mother-in-law!!

Hasket John pay voucher rev warHasket Mary pay voucher Rev War (2)

 

1783:  Mary pays her 1783 taxes in Perquimans County, North Carolina on 2 negroes named Lydia and Samson.  Venus is on the tax record for her son Thomas.  She also has no acreage but Thomas pays a poll on 61 additional acres at this time.  She also has 4 cattle.

 

Mary is not indicated on the 1787 Tax records.  Her will supports the idea she is deceased by this time.

Mary Hasket’s will is dated 9th day, 11 month, 1784 and probated during 1785.  It mentions granddaughter Anne Hasket but does not indicate parent of Anne.  This could be John’s daughter, who married Thomas Hill.  It also mentions sons John, Silas, Thomas.  A Jesse Hasket is a witness but it is unclear if this is a son, nephew, grandson, or other possible relative.

Transcript of Mary Hasket’s will:

North Carolina Perquimons County  ??? all men By these ??? that I Mary Haskit of the County and province aforesaid Do make and ordain these p?? to Be and Contain my Last will and Testament in the following manner and forme  First it is my will that all my just Debts and funeral Expenses Be paid out of my Estate in Due time after my Decease.

Item  I give to my grandaughter Anne Haskit one feather Bed and furniture allso one whie pine Chest Lock and T?? allso Her Choice of my Lining whiels also my Sid Saddle allso my weavers Loome and Hannys? allso one Looking Glass allso my Bose Iron and Heaters also one Small iron post and Hooks

Item I give the one Halfe of the Remaining part of my Estate to my Son John Haskit.

Item  I lieve the other Halfe to Be Equilly Divided Betwist my Two Sons Silas and Thomas Haskit

Item I likewise Nomenate Constitut and appoint my Sons John and Silas Haskets Executors to this my Last will and Testament Heareby Revoking and Disanulling all and Evry other former will or wills Bequeths or Extents Before this time By me Named willed or Bequeths Rattefying and Confirming this and No other to Be my Last will and Testament in  witnessses whearas I Have Heareunto Set my Hand and Seall this Ninth Day of the 11 mo one thousand seven hundred eighty four

John Parker?                                                   Mary Haskit
His marke                                                        Her marke
Jesse Hasket

Hasket mary will original (2)

 

Bibliography/Links

Ancestry.com. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Swarthmore, Quaker Meeting Records. Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.North Carolina Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hege Friends Historical Library, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina.Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Earlham College Friends Collection & College Archives, Richmond, Indiana.Haverford, Quaker Meeting Records. Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.
Ancestry.com. U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Hinshaw, William Wade, et al., compilers. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. 6 vols. 1936–1950. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991–1994. Hinshaw, William Wade. Marshall, Thomas Worth, comp. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Supplement to Volume 1. Washington, D.C.: n.p. 1948.
Colson, Harold. “1772 Tax Lists, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax.homestead.com/files/perq1772.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017
Colson, Harold.  “1775 Tax Lists, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, http://perqtax3.homestead.com/files/perq1775.html.  Accessed 27 Aug. 2017
Colson, Harold.  “1779 Tax Lists, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, http://perqtax3.homestead.com/files/perq1779.html.  Accessed 27 Aug. 2017
Colson, Harold.  “1783 Tax Lists, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, http://perqtax3.homestead.com/files/perq1783.html.  Accessed 27 Aug. 2017
“North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, 1779-1782,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9W8-J92?cc=1498361&wc=QDRZ-1NG%3A1589672427 : 7 October 2016), Harris, Richard to Hauser, Peter > image 691 of 922; citing State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh.
“North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, 1779-1782,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99W8-JQ5?cc=1498361&wc=QDRZ-1NG%3A1589672427 : 7 October 2016), Harris, Richard to Hauser, Peter > image 685 of 922; citing State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh.

 

William Hasket – 6x-Great Grandfather

William Hasket (Haskit, Haskett) was born about 1703.  At this time, I am unable to document an exact birth date.  He was married to Mary.  Some undocumented online trees say her name was Mary Wheaton Hollowell.  I can’t find any record of their marriage so who knows what her maiden name really was.  He died about 1772.  (See note with the will below.)  He lived in Perquimans County, North Carolina from at least from 1740 until his death.  I can’t wait to go to this county to look at deed and other court records!!

They had the following children according to Pasquotank Monthly Meeting information from the US Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 1, page 100.

Abraham – born 12-24-1733; married Jemima Lacey
William – born 2-20-1736
Jesse – born 8-4-1738;  died 3-2-1762 (age 23)
John – born 6-11-1741; married Elisabeth Woodly (Woodley)
Isaac – born 4-18-1744
Jemima – born 12-12-1747; died 3-15-1762 just 13 days after brother Jesse (age 14)
Joseph – born 8-15-1749
Silas – born 1-7-1752
Thomas – born 9-13-1754; married Sarah Albertson

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1740:  William Hasket first shows up in the 1740 Poll Tax records for Perquimans County, North Carolina.  He was taxed for 1 poll.  (transcribed copy so not putting in a picture.)

1750:  William was indicated as a tax payer in the 1750 Tax records for Perquimans County, North Carolina.  No number was indicated for how many he was taxed for.

 

1754:  William shows up on the 1754 Militia Muster Roll for Perquimans County, North Carolina.  He is in Capt. Stevenson’s Company but this Muster Roll indicated that of the men listed 73 were Quakers.

 

1754:  William has paid a poll tax for 2 in 1754 according the the 1754 Poll Tax records of Perquimans County, North Carolina.  This is a transcribed copy.  It does not indicate if the poll is for another adult male, slave, cattle, horse, etc.

1760:  William also paid poll taxes in 1760 in Perquimans County, North Carolina, along with son John (His Ancestor too).  This record does not indicate how many he was taxed on.  It is also in John Weeke’s district.

 

1765:  I’m noticing a pattern here!  William paid a poll tax in 1765 according the the 1765 Tax records of Perquimans County, North Carolina.  He is still living in the district of John Weeke.  Again, John Weeke did not indicate how many William was taxed on.

 

1771:  Finally!  Some details!  William paid his poll tax for 5 according the the 1771 Tax records of Perquimans County, North Carolina.   He paid for himself, son Silas, son Thomas, and negros Doll and Venus.  No mention of the negro named Samson here but he is found in his will.

 

1772:  The 1772 Tax record for Perquimans County, North Carolina indicates that William is no longer the head of the household.  His son Silas is a separate entry.  Son Thomas is listed as a poll in his mother Mary’s household.  The two negroes are named Doll and Venus, supporting this is the same family with William missing.

 

1772:  Here is a copy and transcript of William’s will.  It is dated March 7, 1772.  It seems reasonable to assume he died soon thereafter since the tax record for 1772 does not list him.  The same sons are listed in the will as in the Quaker records.  The same negroes as the 1771 and 1772 Tax records are also listed by name.

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Transcript of William Hasket’s Will:

North Carolina

Perquimians County Know all men by these presents that I William Hasket of the county and Province aforesaid (?) being sick and weak of body but of sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be given to God for the care and calling to mind the mortality of the body do f? the disposal of worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life make and ordain these (?) to contain my last will and testament in the following manner and form right.

First  It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my Estate in convenient time after my decease.

Item  I leave the use of my plantation, land and improvements where I now live to my wife Mary Hasket during her natural life.

Item  I give the aforementioned plantation, lands and improvements with fifty acres of woodland with I bought of Josiah Boque to my son Thos. Hasket and the heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever but if my said son Thomas Hasket should fail of such heirs of his body as aforesaid that then the above mentioned land shall be equally divided between my sons John and Silas Hasket and the heirs lawfully begotten of their bodies forever my son Silas to have the lower part of my plantation land on which I live out along the new road to the up River Road and so straight across to the back line.

Item  I give to my son John Hasket ninety acres of woodland be the same more or less which I bought of Benjamin Munden taken up by Robert Cox lying near the head of the fork swamp to him his heirs and assigns forever.

Item  I leave the use of the labor of all my negroes to my wife Mary Hasket during the term of her natural life.

Item  I give to my son Thos. Hasket one negro girl called Venus only it is my will and intent that if said negro Venus should have a child or children with five years from the date hereof that such issue should go as hereafter directed.

Item  I give to my son Joseph Hasket my negro woman named Doll only my will is that if said negro Doll should have a child or children within five years from the date hereof that her issue shall go as hereafter directed.

Item  It is my will and intent and I do hereby give to my son John Hasket one of the before reserved increase if any such happen and he to have first choice and my son Joseph Hasket to have another and to have a second choice and the remaining reserved increase if any such to be equally divided between my sons John, Joseph, Silas, and Thomas Hasket.

Item  I give to my son Silas Hasket my negro boy named Samson.

Item  I give to my son Isaac Hasket my mollatto boy name Mingo.

Item  I give to my son Abraham Hasket one thousand weight of fresh pork or the value thereof in Treasure notes or the passing bills of the Province.

Item  I give to my sons Joseph, Silas and Thomas Hasket to each of them one middling good feather bed and furniture.

Item  I give to my son Thomas Hasket one young horse called Prince.

Item  I give to my son Silas Hasket one horse called Spicer.

Item  I give all the rest of my personal estate to my wife Mary Hasket and to her disposal.

I likewise nominate, consititute and appoint my sons John Hasket Silas Hasket and Thomas Hasket executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and disallowing all and any other former will or wills, legacies, bequests or executors before this time by one named, willed or bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of the third month commonly called March one thousand, seven hundred and seventy two.

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said William Hasket to be his last will and Testament in the presence of Joshua Bundy, Pearce Nixon, George Boswell Perquimins County.

October ?? Court 1772

Present his majesty’s Justices

This certifies that the above will was proved by the affirmation of Pearce Nixon and George Boswell and at the same time appeared John, Silas and Thos. Hasket and qualified as Executors according to law.  Test. Milus Harvey ?? January 27 1773  Recorded ?  Milus Harvey ??

 

 

Bibliography/Links
Ancestry.com. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Swarthmore, Quaker Meeting Records. Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.North Carolina Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hege Friends Historical Library, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina.Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Earlham College Friends Collection & College Archives, Richmond, Indiana.Haverford, Quaker Meeting Records. Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.
Ancestry.com. U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Hinshaw, William Wade, et al., compilers. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. 6 vols. 1936–1950. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991–1994. Hinshaw, William Wade. Marshall, Thomas Worth, comp. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Supplement to Volume 1. Washington, D.C.: n.p. 1948.
Colson, Harold. “1740 Tax List, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax.homestead.com/files/perq1740.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017.
Colson, Harold. “1750 Tax List, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax.homestead.com/files/perq1750.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017
Colson, Harold. “[1754] Militia Muster Roll, Perqquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax2.homestead.com/files/perqmilitia.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017.
Colson, Harold. “1754 Tax List, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax.homestead.com/files/perq1754.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017
Colson, Harold. “1760 Tax Lists, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax2.homestead.com/files/perq1760.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017.
Colson, Harold. “1765 Tax Lists, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax5.homestead.com/files/perq1765.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017
Colson, Harold. “1771 Tax Lists, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax5.homestead.com/files/perq1771.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017
Colson, Harold. “1772 Tax Lists, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax.homestead.com/files/perq1772.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017
Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: North Carolina County, District and Probate Courts.

 

SNGF – Your Genealogy Database Statistics

Idea from Geneamusings.com August 12, 2017 edition!

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun — Your Genealogy Database Statistics

Hey genea-folks, it’s Saturday Night again,  time for more Genealogy Fun!
Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  If you have your family tree research in a Genealogy Management Program (GMP), whether a computer software program or an online family tree, figure out how to find how many persons, places, sources, etc. are in your database (hint:  the Help button is your friend!)

2)  Tell us which GMP you use, and how many persons, places, sources, etc. are in your database(s) today in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook status or Google+ stream comment.

Here’s mine:

I use Family Tree Maker 2017 and Ancestry dot com to manage my genealogy information.  To determine the following information in FTM, while in the “Plan” section, I click “More”.
On Ancestry, I click the “Tree Overview” while my tree is active/on screen.
The information gathered from both says my current database has:

*  People: 21,074

*  Marriages: 6,120
*  Surnames: 3,794
*  Events/Facts: 79,439
*  Places: 6,693
*  Sources: 7724
*  Citations: 13,421
*  Multimedia items: 2,375

Wednesday Night Genealogy Fun – Ancestral Gravestones

Randy over at Genea-Musings posed this challenge on Saturday 15 July 2017.  Since I am behind, it is my Wednesday night fun!

For this week’s mission, I challenge you to:

Determine what is your longest unbroken line of ancestral gravestones – how many generations can you go back in time? I can go back to my 5x-great Grandparents (I’ve seen them all!  Do you have photographs of them? Yep!  I’m using the Find A Grave pictures, some of which I took.

  1. Grandmother Helen May Fetherkile Vernak  (1906-1993)  in Urbana Cemetery, Urbana, Iowa. (photo taken by me)

    Helen May <i>Fetherkile</i> Vernak

  2. Great Grandparents Harry Cecil Fetherkile (1884-1980) and Lottie Maud Smith Fetherkile (1887-1926) both in Urbana Cemetery, Urbana, Iowa (photos taken by me)

    Harry Cecil Fetherkile
    Lottie Maud <i>Smith</i> Fetherkile

  3. 2x Great Grandparents Andrew Holt Smith (1854-1914) and Katherine May Burrell Smith (1859-1942) in Urbana Cemetery, Urbana, Iowa (photos taken by me)
    Andrew Holt Smith
    Andrew Holt Smith
    Kate May <i>Burrell</i> Smith
  4. 3x-Great-Grandparents Marcus Lafayette Smith (1824-1902) and Caroline L. Fox Smith (1830-1903) in Pinewood Cemetery, Daytona Beach, FL

    Marcus L Smith

  5. 4x-Great Grandparents Thomas Lester Fox (1794-1865) and Elizabeth Christophers Holt Fox (1796-1883) in East Neck Cemetery, Waterford, CT

    Thomas L Fox

  6. 5x-Great Grandparents Deacon Samuel Fox (1762-1848) and Esther Lester Fox (1766-1867) in East Neck Cemetery, Waterford, CT

    Deacon Samuel Fox

Esther <i>Lester</i> Fox
AND 5x-Great-Grandparents Ebenezer Holt (1760-1835) and Elizabeth Christophers Holt (1764-1851)  in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, CT

Ebenezer Holt

Ebenezer Holt

Elizabeth <i>Christophers</i> Holt