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Indenture conveying Martha from Charles Story Newell to Mary Jane Ellis

Identifier: SC 00626

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Indenture, 1855 February 23, conveying six-year-old enslaved girl, Martha, daughter of Charles and Sarah, from Charles Story Newell, Copiah County, Mississippi to Mary Jane Ellis, also of Copiah County.


  • Creation: 1855 February 23

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Virginia Nelson Anding La Charite on 4/28/2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Ellen Strong in 2002.

Guide to the Indenture Conveying Martha from Charles Story Newell to Mary Jane Ellis
Ellen R. Strong
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