Greene Co, AL Deeds of Samuel Morrow
[Contributed by Catherine Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org]
Documenting Prior Slave Emancipation
Greene Co., AL Deeds Vol. A, pgs. 215-216
To all to whom there Presents shall come, know ye that I Samuel Morrow of the State of
South Carolina, Spartanburg County for divers [sic] good causes, and considerations moving
me to do by virtue of there presents, set free, and at liberty, my negro wench Polly from
and immediately after the Date of these presents. I do declare my self to have no right or
claim to her, but, that she be her own woman, at all times hereafter. And lastly I do
hereby order pronounce and declare the said negro wench, Polly, discharged, and freed,
from me, my Heirs, and all and every other person, or persons, as fully and absolutely to
be a Free Woman to all intents and purposes as if she had been always so, desiring and
informing all persons, to take notice of her, as such. In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand, and seal, this 9th day of September in the year of Lord, one Thousand, seven
Hundred, and Ninety Three
Signed Sealed and acknowledged
In presence of us Samuel Morrow (seal)
The within is legally recorded in the clerks office of said county in Book C, page 191,
this 17th day of Octobert AD 1793. By Jno Lancaster D.C.
W Lancaster C. S. C.
Greene Co., AL Deeds Vol. A, pg. 217
Personally came before me Maj Samuel Morrow who being sworn in due form of laws on his
oath saith that George Morrow a free man of colour was raised and brought up by this
deponent that he is the son of Polly a free woman of colour who was emancipated by Samuel
Morrow the uncle of this deponent that the said George was born since the emancipation of
his mother, and is now upwards of seventy one years of age, to that by the ___ of the
state the said George is a free man, and is entitled to all the privileges and immunities
of free persons of his colour.
Sworn to ___ Subscribed Saml Morrow
Before me 21st Nov. 1821- The above George was
Thomas Poole J. ? born December the
The State of South Carolina
I Elisha Boman, clark of the court of General Sessions and Common pleas for the District
& States aforesaid do certify that Thomas Poole Esquire whose attestation appears
above is an acting Justice of the _________ for the District & state, aforesaid duly
appointed & qualified; that all due faith & credit are an ought to be given to him
in all his attestations as such. Given under my hand and the seal of the said court this
21st day of November 1821.
The Seal of the Court E. Boman, C. C. S. D.