Information Concerning Negro Slaves
Extracted From Yancey Family Records


The purpose of this web page is to provide historical information of genealogical value to those who are descendants of Negro slaves owned by members of the Yancey families during Pre-Civil War times.  It is NOT the intention of the web-page creator to make any statement, opinion or judgment of a personal nature concerning Pre-Civil War slavery or of the injustices done to African-Americans as a result.  The cold, hard fact is that, during the period of slavery, the majority (albeit, not all) of "White" Anglo Yanceys in the South were slave-owners.  Legally, slaves were considered "property," and were valued as such in estate appraisals, transferred from one individual to another in deed transactions, and bequeathed to heirs in family wills.  The language on this page which describes the disposition of those transactions is, for the most part, taken directly from original historical documents, and is not the wording of the web-page creator.  To those Yanceys of color who may be engaged in genealogical research, It is hoped that the historical accounts provided on this site may, to some degree, aid in the very difficult task of tracing African-American ancestry during and prior to the era of slavery in America.


Recorded below are the names of members of the Yancey family (and others)  who are recorded as owning negro slaves. The name of the slave owner is given, the type and date of the document source, and information (often name) of the slaves cited.


Peter Davis (????-1850)

1850 Estate records of Peter Davis of Warren Co., NC includes mention of slaves Moses Yancy (age 41) and Isham Yancy


Harris Family of Mississippi
    Fayette Yancy was a slave to the Harris family of Mississippi prior to civil War, [more info - do a "find" on Yancy]


David L. Adams

1847 - emancipated slave Charles Yancey - more details


John F. Price
          1815 - Richmond, Virginia

Having faithfully served his deceased master, Captain John F. Price, for many years--"in Health, and Sickness, and in all vicisitudes"--William, alias William Yancey, asks for his freedom as authorized in Price's will. He also asks to remain in Virginia. Yancey believes that the legislature has the right to deny freedom to those who are not worthy, but argues that "limited & circumscribed" emancipation, based on merit, as in his own case, represents sound policy. - more details.


John L. Tate
            before 1854 - Richmond, Virginia

Emancipated slaves Isaiah & Elvira Yancey - more details

 


Abraham Venable

            owned slave named Alfred Yancy - more details


Mitchell Yancey - - Free Man of Color  (apparently emancipated at some point)  - more details
      


Absalom Yancey (1742-1817)

1809, Bill of Sale - Granville Co., NC
Slave: Katy & children: Frank, Fanny, Anna sold to William Amis
1810, Deed - Granville Co., NC
Sold slave named Jim to Thomas Appling
1810, Deed - Granville Co., NC
Negro named Granderson sold to William Lassiter
1815, Deed - Person Co., NC
Absalom Yancey of Granville to John W. Williams of Roxbrough in Person Co 4 May 1815, $300, a negro Girl Miriah. recd Feb 1816
1817, Person Co., NC
Alsey Yancey (widow of Absalom) alloted one slave from her father's will ( Samuel Winstead) slave name: Nat  [link]


Absalom Yancey (1794-1835)
        1828 - Granville Co., NC
        Negro man named Jack deeded to Henry Miller


Absalom Yancey (1785-1850)

1820 - In 1820, Absalom and Jackson M. Yancy established a slave-trading firm. According to Absalom, they bought "a great many slaves either for cash or on credit," spending a total of "twenty thousand Dollars or some other large sum," all of this using his money. He claims that Jackson took the blacks to South Carolina and Georgia, and sold many of them. He charges that Jackson gambled away the profits, and turned over eight thousand dollars of the company's money to one Dr. Thomas Hunt to deprive him of his share. [ further details ]

1820, Census Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 1 slave

1826 Absalom Yancey petitions the court to compel Thomas Bram to provide security for the safekeeping of a young slave named Phebe. Yancey contends that he purchased Phebe from Hinton Bram & Co., Thomas's brother, in 1825. According to Yancey, Hinton had himself purchased Phebe from Thomas, his brother, but allowed her to remain with Thomas "for the purpose of assisting his family the said Thomas being in indigent circumstances." Phebe is still in Thomas's possession and the latter refuses to return her. Moreover, he "has made repeated threats that he would run the said negro Phebe off, so as to be out of the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court." The court ordered the sheriff of the county to take the slave into his custody unless Thomas paid $700 in security for the safekeeping of the slave.
Result: granted

1850, Census - Russell Co., AL - Slave Schedules
Reported as owning 17 slaves
1850, Will - Russell Co., AL
Bequeaths negro Sarah to children
Bequeaths negro Candis to children
Bequeaths negro Alfred to children
Bequeaths negro Eliza to children
Bequeaths negro George to children
Bequeaths negro Tony to children
Bequeaths negro Robert to children
Bequeaths negro Louisa to children
Bequeaths negro Evaline to children
Bequeaths negro Elvira to children
Bequeaths negro Lloyd to children
Bequeaths negro James to children
Bequeaths negro Arminda to children

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Alexander Yancey  (1815-1858)

            1850 Slave Schedules, North Carolina
            Owned 12 slaves


Alexander Kincaid Yancey (1807-1882)

            1850 slave census, Albemarle Co., VA
         
  Owned 3 slaves
            1861, Albemarle Co., VA
           
female slave, child of Frances born May 1861      


Alfred M. Yancey (1789-1871)

1820, Census Record - Giles Co., TN
Recorded as owning 5 slaves
1850 - Slaves Schedules - have yet to find Alfred recorded on slave schedules.


Alfred Yancey (1812-????)

1850 Slave Schedule - Fayette Co., TN
Recorded as owning 4 slaves
1858 - Fayette Co., TN Will of Thomas Allen
Alfred Yancey's children willed slave "Lince"


Algernon S. Yancey (1816-1846)

1846, Will - Caswell Co., NC
Mentions that Algernon did have slaves


Ann Yancey (Wife of Bartlett Yancey Sr) of Caswell Co., NC

1810, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 12 slaves
1816, Will - Caswell Co., NC
Gives Negro man Isaac to son Bartlett
Gives negro girl named Milly to children
Gives negro boy named Squire to children


Ann Yancey (wife of Bartlett Yancey Jr) of Caswell Co., NC

1850, Slave Schedule, Caswell Co., NC
Owned 62 slaves

1851, Will - Caswell Co., NC
Gives slave named Grandison to daughter Frances Ann McAden
Gives slave named Ned to daughter Frances Ann McAden
Gives slave named Alexander to daughter Frances Ann McAden
Gives slave named Emeline to daughter Frances Ann McAden
Gives slave named Annie to daughter Frances Ann McAden
Gives slave named Dolly to daughter Frances Ann McAden
Gives negro girl named Harriet to granddaughter Betsy Ann Mebane
Gives negro named Oscar to daughter Ann Elizabeth
Gives negro named Susan to daughter Ann Elizabeth
Gives negro boy to granddaughter Ann E. Yancey
Gives negro girl named Keziah to daughter Mary Mebane
Gives negro girl named [Litt ______??] to daughter Ann Elizabeth
Gives negro girl named Malinda to Virginia Swepson
Servant named Neptune mentioned in will along with wife Sally and son Elijah
Negro man named Nathan (& wife) Patsy and grandson Pleasant mentioned
Lucien and his wife Lucy and youngest child Mexico mentioned.
Boy named Felix given to daughter Virginia.
Slaves William and Ella mentioned.

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image above from ancesry.com - appears to be from the estate imventory of Ann Yancey


 

 


Ann E. Yancey (daughter of Bartlett Yancey Jr) of Caswell Co., NC

            1850, Slave Schedule, Caswell Co., NC
           
Owned 27 slaves


Archelaus Yancey Sr (????-1764)

1782, Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA (Under Mary Yancey, his widow)
Recorded as owning 10 slaves
1783, Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA (Under Archelaus' widow Mary & son Henry)
Mentions Negroes: Major, Peter, Pheby, Nancy, Coss


Archelaus Yancey Jr.(????-????)(Jesse Crawford)

1775, Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA
Mentions Negroes: Blackman, Peter, Harr


Archelaus T Yancey (1806-1866)
            186x, Nacogdoches Co., TX
            wife inherited slaves from deceased father's estate (Jesse Crawford)  - Jesse Crawford papers


Bartlett Yancey Sr. (1736-1784)

Caswell Co., NC
Known to have been slave owner

See Entry under wife: Ann Yancey


Bartlett Yancey Jr. (1785-1828)

1810, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 10 slaves
1820, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 36 slaves
Bible Record
Negro slaves listed in Bible record

See Entry under wife: Ann Yancey


Bartlett Yancey (1818-1880)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Person Co., NC
           
Owned 11 slaves.


Benjamin Cudworth Yancey (1783-1817)

1815 - Edgefield Co., SC
mortgage between John Clascock & B Yancey - negroes Mary and her child Tom

1820, Census - Hancock Co., GA (widow Caroline Yancey)
Recorded as owning 3 slaves

Information concerning slaves owned.


Benjamin Cudworth Yancey (1817-1891)

1850 - Edgefield, SC
Recorded as owning 11 slaves

1860's - Georgia
Employed nearly 100 black farm workers on four different plantations - one in Cherokee Co., Al, one in Floyd Co., GA and two in Dougherty Co., GA.  After emancipation many of these slaves continued to work for him on these plantations.

See Also: Benjamin C. Yancey Papers.

Robert Webster Yancey

Becoming Free in the Cotton South

Origin of African American Politics in Southwest Georgia.


Benjamin Mitchell Yancey (1809-1901)

1843
On 21 Aug 1843, Benjamin Yancey bought a slave named Alfred for $515 from an auction in Culpeper Co., VA
1850 Slave Census - Culpeper Co., VA
 Recorded as owning 14 slaves
1856-1859, Culpeper Co., VA
    daughter of Polly born Nov 1858
    Alice, daughter of Peggy born April 1856
    Conner, son of Peggy born May 1859
    Morris, son of Polly, born Aug 1859
    Julia, daughter of Polly, born Jan 1859
   see: click here  


Betsy Yancey (????-????)

Sold Negro by father Thornton Yancey


Betsy Yancey (1808-????)
            1850 - Slave Schedules - Mecklenburg Co., VA  
          
 2 slaves   


Burket G Yancey (1770-1828)

1810, Census - Woodford Co., KY
Recorded as owning 2 slaves


Burket G Yancey (1805-????)

        1850 slave schedules - Woodford Co., KY
       
Owned 18 slaves.


Catherine Yancey Steptoe
        1848 -
Campbell Co., VA
        Deeds slaves to William Yancey
        Female Slave Marian and her children Edward, Martha, Rose and old man named Bill.
        see also.
 


Charles Yancey (????-1745+)

1745,  Louisa Co., VA
Deeds negro slave to son Robert


Charles Yancey (1732-1805)

1800, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Taxes based on 10 slaves
1805, Will - Culpeper Co., VA
Gives negro man named Jack to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Gives negro man named Bristol to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Gives negro man named George to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Gives negro man named Michael to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Give negro woman named Jude to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Gives negro woman named Hannah to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Gives negro woman named Jane to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Gives negro woman named Jiller to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Gives negro woman named Dinah to daughter Ann Doggett
Gives negro man named Abrum to daughter Ann Doggett
Gives negro boy named Adam to daughter Ann Doggett
Gives negro boy named Frederick to daughter Ann Dogett
Gives negro girl named Ciller to daughter Ann Dogett
Gives negro man named Isaac to son William Yancey
Gives negro woman named Jude to son William Yancey
Gives negro girl named Alyce to son William Yancey
Gives negro boy named Sam to son William Yancey
Gives negro man named Squire to son Thomas Yancey
Gives negro woman named Aggie to son Thomas Yancey
Gives negro boy named Gabriel to son Thomas Yancey
Gives negro boy named Joe to son Thomas Yancey
Gives negro man named Armstead to daughter Keziah Freeman
Gives negro woman named Jill to daughter Keziah Freeman
Gives negro boy named Preston to daughter Keziah Freeman
Gives negro girl named Eve to daughter Keziah Freeman
Gives negro boy named York to daughter Keziah Freeman
Gives negro (man?) named Guy to son Major Yancey
Gives negro boy named Primus to son Major Yancey
Gives negro girl named Sally to son Major Yancey
Gives negro woman named Violet to son Major Yancey
Gives negro girl named Milly to son Major Yancey
Gives negro boy named Frank to grandson Charles Lewis Yancey


Capt. Charles Yancey (1741-1814)

1782, Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA
Recorded as owning 13 slaves
1813, Will - Louisa Co., VA
Gives a negro girl named Nanny to wife Mary
It would seem likely that many of the Black Yanceys of Louisa County, Virginia that show up after the Civil War - were probably descendants of slaves of Capt Charles Yancey or his children.


Charles Yancey (abt1750-pre1810)

1786, tax Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1800, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 5 slaves
1801, Bill of Sale - Granville Co., NC
Sold slave named Phebe & child Bob to George Norman
1810, Census - Granville Co., NC
Wife Recorded as owning 2 slaves



 

Charles Yancey (????-????) Identity uncertain

1820, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 7 slaves
1829, Deed - Granville Co., NC
Deed of trust to Henry M. Daniel - slave named Spencer


Charles Yancey (1770-1857)

1810, Census - Buckingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 65 slaves
1820, Census - Buckingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 82 slaves
1850 slave census - Buckingham Co., VA
Recorded with nearly 100 slaves.


Slave Schedules from Account Records
More info on Major Charles Yancey

Various descendants of slaves of  Major Charles Yancey are found on  the 1870 census of Albemarle County.    (including Rueben & Edmond & Spencer Yancey)

 see:  http://www.learn2paintsigns.com/slave_descendants_of_the_cabell_family.htm


Charles Yancey (1766-1825)

1820, Census - Albemarle Co., VA
Recorded as owning 2 slaves
1850, Slave Census  - wife Jane Yancey, Albemarle Co., VA
Recorded with 8 slaves.
Maupin, Logan J., bond, 1856. 1 p. Mss2M4455a1. Printed form with handwritten completions.
Bond, 29 December 1856, to Jane Yancey for hire of Jeff, Bill, and Frank, providing for "customary clothing . . . and Blanket" and "to be returned at Christmas next." Also provides for quarterly payments.

See also:  http://genforum.genealogy.com/va/albemarle/messages/1195.html


Charles Yancey (1783-1865)

1850  Slave Schedule Mecklenburg Co., VA
9 slaves
1824 - Mecklneburg Co., VA
Apperson, Richard [of Mecklenburg Co. VA] to Charles Yancey. "...delivered at public auction a Negro boy slave named Stephen..." (BOS-1824, p. 270, book 2)


Charles L. Yancey (1799-1851/2)

1820, Census - Rockingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 2 slaves
1850 Slave Census - Rockingham County, VA
Recorded as owning 40 slaves
Slave Account from J. H. Banks - a slave on Charles Yancey's plantation.
1851/2 - Estate Records - Rockingham Co., VA
Owned about 30 slaves - many of which were as follows:
Novel & Mary Francis - father and mother to the slaves names below:
Jourden*, Ellen, given to Charles daughter Mary Columbia Yancey
Madison and Anderson given to son Charles B Yancey
Thomas and Peggy given to daughter Elizabeth Yancey
Thornton, Sarah, Elvina given to Thomas Alexander Yancey
Robert and Harriett and Eliza given to Ann Virginia Yancey
Hannah, Nathan & parents (Novel & Mary Francis) remained with widow Yancey
 

Two other children of Novel & Mary F who were sold years before the estate distribution were:
Charlotte and Martha

*Jourden was born 3 Jan 1833, It seems Charlotte was his next older sister and Martha his next younger sister. 
*Novell seems to have been a child of a slave of Charles' father.


Charles Yancey - Identity uncertain

1820, Census - Albemarle Co., VA
Recorded as owning 6 slaves


Charles Yancey (1783-1865)

1820, Census - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 2 slaves

 


Charles D. Yancey (1817-1861)

1850, Slave Schedules - Orleans Parish, LA (need to recheck)
Recorded as owning slaves

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Charles H Yancey (1812-1849) and Ann Wade Yancey

            1850 - Slave Schedule Mecklenburg Co., VA
          
 Ann Yancey with 3 slaves


           
Slave Scott, son of  Winny, born March 1854 - Mecklenburg, Co., VA
            Slave twins, children born March 1853 - Mecklenburg Co., VA
            see: click here
      


Charles L. Yancey (1801-1867)
            1850, Slave Schedules - Gibson Co., TN
           
Owned 22 slaves.
            1870 - on 1870 census Charles' son Thomas Yancey - has in his household various Black Yancey's that were probably former slaves of his Father.  
            In an interview of Thomas Yancey - he states his father had about 40 slaves.
            There are various black Yanceys of Gibson Co., TN who probably descend from the slaves of Charles L. Yancey
            Court proceedings show that Charles had given to his daughter Sarah a slave named Betsy and to daughter Martha a negro named Mariah and her children.


Charles Major Yancey (1774-1849)

1820, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 16 slaves


Charles R Yancey (1801-1860)

            1850 Slave Schedule -  Orange Co., NC
           
Owned 2 slaves


Charles S. Yancey (1809-1857)

1850 - Greene Co., MO
 Recorded as owning 6 slaves.
Greene Co., MO - Had various slaves - among them one named Moze - click here

George & Ellen Yancey - may also have been former slaves - parents of Daniel Joseph Yancey.  see:  http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/afr.htm


Charles S. Yancey (1830-1902)

        Howard Co., MO
        On 1900 Census listed with black servant - Moze Yancey - age 100.

        see also: more info


Charles William Yancey (1795-1858)

1828, Deed in Trust - Granville Co., NC
Deeded slave named Spencer to Henry Daniel
1850 Slave Schedules - Granville Co., NC
Owned 7 slaves


Clayton A.  Yancey  (1815 - ????)
            1850 Slave Schedule Mecklenburg
           
1 slave  


David Yancey (1777-1807)

1807, Will - Louisa Co., VA
Mentions a negro girl given to his deceased wife which he gives to Dr Wardlaw
Mentions a negro man named Bartlett.

see also:  more info


David Yancey (1795-????)

1820, Census - Barren Co., KY
Recorded as owning 3 slaves


David Yancey (1835-1917)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Marshall Co., TN
           
Owned 17 slaves

 


Edward Smith Yancey (1835-1885)
           Sarah, daughter of Mary, born 13 Apr 1860 - Rockingham Co., VA
           see: click here


Eleanor Yancey (????-????)

1810, Census - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 9 slaves


Elizabeth Yancey Dickins

1784 - North Carolina
Bequeathed Negro named Beck by Samuel Yeargan


Ezra Yancey - Identity Unknown

1820, Census - Franklin Co., TN
Recorded as owning 15 slaves


Felix G Yancey (1819-1888)

1850, Census - Pulaski Co., KY - Slave Schedules
Owned black female slave age 38


Francis G. Yancey (1794-1833)

        1850 census - Chesterfield Co., VA
        Wife Harriett recorded as owning 5 slaves.


Gabriel Yancey (????-1830)

1820, Census - Todd Co., KY
Recorded as owning 10 slaves
1830, Will - Todd Co., KY
Gives girl named Mary, daughter of Ellen, to daughter Maria Louisa Yancey
Gives girl named Rebecca, daughter of ?????, to daughter Mary Layton Yancey
Gives girl named Eliza Jane, daughter of Elenor, to daughter Mary Layton Yancey
Mentions girl named Mary.
1850, Slave Schedules - Todd Co., KY
Mary with 3 slaves


George Yancey (1767-1857)

1800, Tax Record - Culpeper Co.,VA
Taxes based on 1 slave
1810, Census - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 4 slaves
1820, Census - Scott Co., KY
Recorded as owning 3 slaves



Harlow Yancey (1802-1880)

1850, Census - Mason Co., KY - Slave Schedules
Reported as owning 13 slaves

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Harriet Yancey (1820-1860) & Edmund Willis Wills

Slaves Owners of Haywood County, Tennessee
See the book:   "Die Free" By Cheryl Wills

Henry Yancey (1777-1848)

1806, Deed - Granville Co., NC
Negro Janey given to Mary Christmas
1810, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 20 slaves
1818 - Granville Co., NC
Negroes Claborn & Essin granted to son Henry Yancey
1820, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 8 slaves

 see also: More Info


Henry Yancey (1816-1894)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Bedford Co., TN
           
Owned 4 slaves.


Hezekiah Yancey (abt 1752-1782)

1782, Will - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Gives a negro named Peter to brother Robert Yancey
Gives a negro boy named Stephen brother Charles Yancey
Gives a negro woman named June to brother Zachariah


Hezekiah Yancey (1782-1860)

1820, Census - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 3 slaves
1850 - Slave Schedules - Have yet to find Hezekiah recorded on 1850 listing
1857, Will - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Directs selling of negro man named Habor
* Habor


Isabel Yancey Collier  (1773-1844)

            Apparent slave owner - with husbands John Kimbrough & Joseph Collier.
            Died in Harrison Co., TX.   Various of the black Yancy family of Harrison Co., TX - might be descendants of Isabel Yancey's slaves or that of her children.    [More Info]



Jackson M. Yancey (1791-1838)

1820 - In 1820, Absalom and Jackson M. Yancy established a slave-trading firm. According to Absalom, they bought "a great many slaves either for cash or on credit," spending a total of "twenty thousand Dollars or some other large sum," all of this using his money. He claims that Jackson took the blacks to South Carolina and Georgia, and sold many of them. He charges that Jackson gambled away the profits, and turned over eight thousand dollars of the company's money to one Dr. Thomas Hunt to deprive him of his share. [further details]

During the early 1820s, Jackson Yancy journeyed to South Carolina and Georgia, and sold "a quantity of negroes." Upon his return, he deposited several thousand dollars in a Raleigh bank. His partner, Absalom Yancy, withdrew one thousand dollars from the bank. Now Jackson is suing the bank and Absalom is defending his withdrawal saying that Jackson is indebted to him between three and five thousand dollars. In this petition, Absalom seeks to enjoin Jackson from proceeding against the bank.
Result: No recorded result

1820, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 8 slaves
1819 - Granville Co., NC
Deeds negro Sally to Thomas LittleJohn
1821 - Granville Co., NC
Deeds negroes Letecia, Maria, Sally, Jacob, Nelson to Samuel Hillman


James Yancey (????-1779)

1755 - Granville Co., NC
Had slaves Daniel, Venus, Cate
1777, Will - Granville Co., NC
Negro woman named Kate given to son Thornton Yancey
1779
Negro girl Jude sold to John Baynes
1783, Tax record - Granville Co. NC
Recorded as owning 38 slaves (James died 1779 - Maybe this is his estate though)


James Yancey (1750-abt 1790)

1788 - Culpeper Co., VA - Will Record
Lewis Davis Yancey willed two slaves Judy & Posh to son James


James Yancey (1768-1829)

1800, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 7 slaves
1810, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 14 slaves
1810, Deed - Caswell Co., NC
Deeded slave named Betty, age 14 to William Walker
1820, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 18 slaves
1843, Will of wife Zilpah - Caswell Co., NC
Gives negro child John, age 11, to daughter Mildred
Gives negro child Mary, age 3, to daughter Mildred


James Yancey (1745-1797)

1786, Tax Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 38 slaves


James Yancey (1773-1817) (& wife Nelly Baynes Yancey)

1839 - Knox Co., TN  - The children of Nelly Yancy seek to set up their claim to several slaves currently in the possession of Willie Young. The petitioners assert that the slaves in controversy are the children and grandchildren of Cloe, a slave their mother received by a "proper and legal division" of the estate of her late father, Richard Bayne, who died in 1797. Cloe was sold with her daughter, Harriett, at sheriff's sale to satisfy the debts of Nelly's husband, James Yancy. The petitioners claim that at the time of the sale, their mother "remonstrated against" it and that Young, who obtained possession of the slaves after a series of "hurriedly made" ownership transfers, was "fully aware of" Nelly's title. They characterize Young as a "partaker in the fraud" and conjecture that he has "kept his residence concealed" in Anderson County, "an obscure part of the world," in order "to prevent a discovery of the negroes in his possession." They also allege that he has sold Cloe and her daughter, Mary, to a Mr. Woods. They ask the court to compel Young to surrender Cloe's descendants and to account for their hire, which he has "appropriated," and for the value of the slaves he sold.  [more information]

The children and grandchildren of the late Nelly Yancey ask the court to divest "all title" to a slave named John out of "William Polks distributees or assignees" and to order Sarah Polk and the Columbia Central Turnpike Company to account with them for the slave's hire. The Yanceys explain that eleven slaves, who were part of their mother's inheritance, were "removed" and sold "in places unknown" by their indebted father, James Yancey, when the petitioners were "of tender years." After their mother's death in 1834, they took "all reasonable and proper exertions to ascertain" the slaves' whereabouts, and, though none remained in Virginia, they found Osburn and John in Tennessee "in possession of George Polk and John of the Columbia Central Turnpike company." Their father had sold the slaves to William Polk of North Carolina over thirty years ago, and Polk had moved them to Tennessee before his death, to "carry on under his agents & overseers an extensive planting establishment." The slaves remained in Polk's widow's possession until she hired out John to the Turnpike Company. Sarah Polk is a stockholder in the company.


 


James Yancey (1797-1884)

1820, Census - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 4 slaves
1850, Slave Schedule - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 16 slaves   


James Yancey (1795-1834)
 
           Slave Owner of Mecklenburg Co., VA
            1850 Slave Schedule lists widowed wife Elizabeth with 2 slaves.


James Yancey - Identity Unknown

1820, Census - Franklin Co., TN
Recorded as owning 14 slaves


James Yancey - (1807-1875)

            of Clayton Co., GA
          
 Possible  slave owner - need further research.
            Not listed on 1850 slave schedule.


James Yancey - (1816-1874)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Bedford Co., TN
          
 Owned 2 slaves


James Yancey - (1801-18??)

                1850 Slave Schedule - Logan Co., KY
                Owned  8 slaves


James Andrus Yancey - (1832-1882)
                Probable Slave Owner
                On 1870 census  has black couple by name Yancey living next to him


James E. Yancey
                1850 slave census - Orange Co., VA
         
      Recorded as owning 2 slaves


James M. Yancey - (1814-1878)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Fayette Co., TN
       
    Owned 4 slaves


James Powers Yancey - (1804-1884)

1850 Slave Census - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 25 slave

Owned Slaves - check records
male slave child, son of Amanda,   born Sep 1857 - Culpeper Co., VA
see: click here


James Thomas Yancey - (1824-1905)

1850, Slave Schedules - Bibb Co., AL
Recorded as owning  1 slave


Jechonias Yancey (????-1760)

1760, Will - Halifax Co., NC
Gives Negro woman named Sue to wife
Gives Negro woman named Phyllis to wife
Gives Negro man named Frank to wife
Gives Negro woman named Lucy to wife
Gives Negro man named Bibb to wife
Gives Negro man named Edgecombe to wife
Gives Negro man named Lymous to wife
Gives Negro man named Ambrose to wife
Gives Negro man named Plowman Ginney to wife


Jechonias Yancey (1766-1828)

1800, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1820, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 17 slaves
1828, Will - Granville Co., NC
Gives Negro man named Harry to son Lemuel Yancey
Gives Negro man named Mullet to son Lemuel Yancey
Gives Negro man named Young Cator to son Lemuel Yancey
Gives Negro woman named Sally to son Polly Yancey
Gives Negro woman named Lydy to daughter Fanny Yancey
Gives Negro man named Osborn to son William Yancey
Gives Negro woman named Harriett to son William Yancey
Gives Negro man named James to son William Yancey
Gives Negro man named Albert to son William Yancey
Negro man named Cato and wife Linda to be set free


Jechonias Yancey (1766-1828)

1800, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1804, Deed Record - Granville Co., NC
Sold negro boy Dick to Thomas Brown
1810, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 30 slaves
1820, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 17 slaves


Jechonias Yancey (????-1844)

1800, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 2 slaves
1810, Census - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 4 slaves
1820, Census - Logan Co., KY
Recorded as owning 8 slaves
1844, Will - Logan Co., KY
Bequeaths Negro man named Grant to wife
Other slaves not mentioned by name


Jechonias Yancey (1772-1820)

1818, Will - Albemarle Co., VA
Gives Negro woman named Betty to wife
Gives Negro girl named Linda to wife
Gives Negro girl named Marenda to wife
Gives Negro man named Jack to son David Yancey
Gives Negro boy named Peter to son Charles Yancey
Gives Negro child of Betty to son Charles Yancey
Gives Negro boy named Lee to son Jeremiah Yancey
Gives Negro boy named Jim to son William Yancey
Gives Negro girl named Jinny to daughter Martha
Gives Negro girl named Mary to daughter Martha
Gives Negro boy named Jefferson to daughter Martha
Gives Negro boy named York to son Joel Yancey
Negro man Mill to be sold

see also:  http://genforum.genealogy.com/va/albemarle/messages/1195.html


Jeremiah Yancey (1745-1784)
        1788
Estate Records record following slaves:  Frank, Tom, Jenny, Hannah, Charles, Phil, Ned, Lucy

Document which lists some of his slaves


Jeremiah Yancey (1787-????)

1820, Census - Albemarle Co., VA
Recorded as owning 5 slaves
see also:  http://genforum.genealogy.com/va/albemarle/messages/1195.html


Jeremiah Yancey (1794-1829)

1820, Census - Albemarle Co., VA
Recorded as owning 6 slaves


Jeremiah R. Yancey (1804-1872)

1850, Census - Platte Co., MO
Need to research further


Joel Yancey (1773-1839)

1810, Census - Barren Co., KY
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1820, Census - Barren Co., KY
Recorded as owning 18 slaves


Joel Yancey (1774-1833)

1810, Census - Campbell Co., VA
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1820, Census - Bedford Co., VA
Recorded as owning 62 slaves
(Joel was overseer at Poplar Grove Thomas Jefferson's summer home - and would have been very familiar with Jefferson slaves)
Jefferson sold him a slave named Stannard in 1829
More info on Jeffersons slaves
Additional information on Joel Yancey and Thomas Jefferson related to slavery
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Joel Yancey (1804-????)

1850, Census - Barren Co., KY - Slave Schedules
Reported as owning 4 slaves
1851 Barren Co., KY  - Wife Lucy was willed a slave girl  named  by Mary  her father William Twyman


Joel C. Yancey (1784-1851)

1820, Census - Orange Co., VA
Recorded as owning 15 slaves
1825 - Orange Co., VA
Chandler, David to Joel C. Yancey [of Orange County]. "...four Negroes as follows, viz, Julia about thirty three years of age & her child a girl named Ellender about four years old, a boy named Jeff about sixteen years of age, and a girl named Liza about twelve years of age..." (BOS-1825, p. 243, book 2) more info.

1850 Slave Schedule - owned 15 slaves
1851, Will - Fayette Co., TN
Gives to son Alfred negro named Layton
Gives to son Archibald negro named Joe
Gives to daughter Ann Eliza negro woman named Lethey, and children: George, Susan, Caroline, Mat, Lizzie, Bob.
Gives to daughter Elvira Jane two negro woman named Jane and Mariah
Gives to daughter Penelope a negro girl named Malinda
Gives to children of daughter Mary Ann three negroes named Henry, Julia, Pheba


Joel Wingfield Yancey (1796-bef1820)

1820, Census - Sumner Co., TN
Wife recorded with 5 slaves


John Yancey (1755-1799)

1782, Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA
Recorded as owning 4 slaves


John Yancey (1764-1818)

1799, Deed Record, Deeded Negroes Ned, Leden, John, Hannah, Fay and Ezekiel by Lucy Moore (DB L Page 173)
1800, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1820, Census - Giles Co., TN (widow Elizabeth L. Yancey)
Recorded as owning 6 slaves


John Yancey Sr. (1734-1825)

1783, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA (along with Ludwell Yancey)
Recorded as owning slaves: Peter, James, Nan, Hannah, Tom and two others not named
1810, Census - Rockingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1820, Census - Todd Co., KY
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1820, Census - Rockingham Co., VA (identity uncertain)
Recorded as owning 3 slaves
1825, Will - Todd Co., KY
Gives Negro man named [P____?] to grandson Preston Yancey
Gives Negro girl named Eliza to grandson Robert Yancey
Gives Negro boy named Sam to son grandson Robert Yancey
Gives Negro girl named Eleanor to granddaughter Maria Louisa


John Yancey Jr. (????-????)

1783, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA (along with Robert Coleman)
Recorded as owning slaves: Lucky, Mittard, Cesar, Phillis, Sarah, Buster


John Yancey (1769-1840)

1818 - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Inherited a slave named "Pink" from his father's will.
1820, Census - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 8 slaves
1840, Will - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Mentions Negro girl named Liza


John Yancey (1818-????)

            1850, Census - Slave Schedule - Gallatin Co., KY
           
Reported as owning 5 slaves


John Yancey (1807-1886)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Washington Co., TN
           
Owned 4 slaves.


John Yancey (1796-1833)
        Of Richland Dist, South Carolina and later Alabama

        1816 - married Ann W Delane - who owned various slaves
        There are various court records that can be found on line in ref to a slave named Sam once owned by Ann Dulane Yancey as well as a slave Lindy and child Becky
        Click Here

        Click Here
 


John Alfred Yancey (1820-1893)\

1820, Census - Cooper Co., MO
Recorded as owning 2 slaves
1850 - Cooper Co., MO
Recorded as owning 2 slaves.


John B. Yancey (1797-????)

1820, Census - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 1 slave
1850 - Slave Schedules - Mecklenburg Co., VA
3 slaves


John C. Yancey (1801-1886)

1850, Census - Pulaski Co., Ky - Slave Schedules
Recorded as owning 1 black male slave age 10 


John G. Yancey (1790-1862)

1820, Census - Buckingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 5 slaves
1850 - Buckingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 7 slaves

 



John G. Yancey (1813-1874)

1850 Slave Schedule - Warren Co., NC
Recorded as owning 23 slaves
1860, Slave Schedule - Warren Co., NC
Recorded as owning 60 slaves
Many black Yanceys appear in Warren Co., NC after Civil War - many possibly former slaves of  John Yancey and his father.


John Henry Yancey (1828-1878)

            1850, Slave Schedule - Gibson Co., TN
            Owned 2 slaves


John Macon Yancey (1810-????) - name on index may be listed as "Gancey"
            1850 Slave Schedule - St Mary's Parish, LA
            Owned 6 Slaves


John S. Yancey (1794-1845)

1820, Census - Rockingham  Co., VA
Recorded as owning 3 slaves


John William Yancey (1803-1894)

1850 Slave Census - Rappahannock Co., VA
Recorded as owning 14 slaves
Sam, son of Mary, born March 1861 - Rappahannock Co. ,VA
see: click here


Joseph Yancey (1802-1885)

        1870 Census
        Various Black Yanceys live next door to him in 1870 census  (probable former slaves)
        Including Nancy Yancey & Jordan Speed, Lewis & Harriet Yancey,Cary Yancey, William & Martha Yancey, Cary Yancey


Kavanaugh Yancey (1790-aft1850)

1810, Census - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 3 slaves
1820, Census - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 2 slaves
1837 - Deed Record - Bedford Co., TN
Deed involving one negro boy named Jacob
Deeds negro girl Nancy to son James


(Jacob) Layton Yancey (1793-1831)

1820, Census Record - Rockingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 4 slaves


Layton Yancey (1785-1825)

1820, Census Record - Halifax Co., VA
Recorded as owning 4 slaves
See also Nancy Yancey


Layton Yancey (1803-1854)

1840, Census Record - Bedford Co., VA
Recorded as owning 8 male slaves and 9 female slaves
1854, Will Record - Hamilton Co., OH
- No slaves mentioned.  Could he have possibly freed them by this time?  There are various African American Yanceys in this area around this time. 


Leighton F. Yancey (1798-1888)
        1850's - Howard Co., MO

        Recorded as owning 5 slaves
        on 1870 census (after civil war) he had various Black Yanceys in his household including Bill and Lucinda Yancey and numerous children of theirs. (apparently former slaves)

"When they came to [Howard County] Missouri like all pioneers they sought a building spot near a stream or spring. They located near a very large spring and built a two story log house with timbers hewn from their own forest. That spring today is still flowing freely (1936). With the help of a family of slaves he tilled the soil and mastered the hardships of a pioneer. After the Civil War the old negros still lived on with "Old Mostah" whom they loved and worshiped. A kind and loveable man - always true to family and friends - he lived to the ripe old age of 90 years."
 


Lewis Yancey (1737-1784)

1783, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning slaves: Sharper, Sam, Bob, Ester, Fredrick, Primis, Steve
1784, Will Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Gives negro woman named Alice to Winifred Yancey
Gives negro girl named Judy to Isabella Tutt
Gives negro boy named Primus to daughter Henrietta Tutt
Gives negroes David, Sharps, Ester, Robin to wife
Gives slaves Samuel, Frederick and Stephen to daughters
1803, Will record of John Faver.
mentions slaves Sharper and Shaker that John Faver gave to his daughter/son in law.


Lewis Yancey (1750-1819)

Deeded 2 negroes by brother-in-law James Moore
1786, Tax Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 15 slaves
1810, Census Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 17 slaves
1817, Will - Granville Co., NC
Gives negro girl named Jinney to granddaughter (Mary Christmas)
Gives negro boy named Anthony to grandson
Gives un-named negroes to wife
1817 - Granville Co., NC
Negroes Nanney & Chaney to Lewis Yancey Christmas
1818 - Granville Co., NC
Negroes Claborn & Essin granted to son Henry Yancey

 See Also: More Info


Lewis B. Yancey (1816-1903)
            1850 Slave Schedule - Mecklenburg Co., VA
           
1 slave


Lewis Davis. Yancey (1698-1784)

1788 Will Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Known to have been a slave owner. Many of his slaves were distributed to his children before he wrote his will.
Will does mention two slaves Judy & Posh to go to son James.


Lewis D. Yancey (1762-1851)

1799 - Laurens, SC
Deeded slave Grace by Horation & Henry Walker
1820, Census Record - Jasper Co., GA
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1843, Will Record - Jasper Co., GA
Gives slave named Grace to wife
Gives slave named Gid to wife
Gives slave named Sabary to wife
Gives negro girl named Ann to Mary Horton
Gives negro woman named Charlotte and son Elijah to Drucilla Baynes
Gives negro woman named Hester to Winney Yancey
Gives negro woman named Sarah and her son Tom to Lucy Yancey
Gives negro boy named Alexander to Richard Yancey
Gives 11 year old negro boy named Gid to Benjamin Yancey
Gives negro boy named Thornton to Sarah Walker Yancey
Gives negro boy named Aaron to Layton Yancey
Directs that Negro man named Simon be sold
Directs that Negro man named Ben be sold
1851, Estate Appraisal - Jasper Co., GA
Slave Grace valued at $300
Slave Simon valued at $300
Slave Click valued at $800
Slave Thornton valued at $750
Slave Adam valued at $650


Lewis D. Yancey (1804-bef 1850)


1840, Census Record - Jasper Co., GA
Recorded as owning 16 slaves
 


Lewis Nelson Yancey (1802-1892)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Giles Co., TN
           
Owned 4 slaves.


Ludwell Yancey (1757-1821)

1810, Census Record - Mason Co., KY
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1821, Estate Settlement
Estate had 16 slaves


Major Yancey (1774-1849)

1800, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Taxes based on 1 slave
1810, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1848, Will - Culpeper Co., VA
Gives negro Daphney to wife Susanna
Gives negro Stephen to wife Susanna
Gives negro Martha to wife Susanna
Gives negro Mary to wife Susanna
Gives negro Eleanor to wife Susanna
Gives negro Harriett to wife Susanna
Gives negro Thomas to wife Susanna
Gives negro Gabriel to wife Susanna
Gives negro Frederick to wife Susanna
Gives negro Sam to wife Susanna
Gives negro Fanny to wife Susanna
Gives negro Maria to wife Susanna
Negro Gabriel is to be emancipated at death of Major's wife.

 


Marshall Yancey (1819-1893)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Fayette Co., TN
           
Owned 1 slave


Mary Yancey (

1831, Court Record - Louisa Co., VA
Polly (Mary) was given following negroes from estate of mother Mary Jennings
Sam $400
Amy $100
Henrietta & Child $375
Henry $350
Patty & child Augustus $300
Tom $75
Jordan $450
Fanny Gunn? $200
Jordan Jr $130


Milton P. Yancey
        1855, Macon Co., AL
      
 Owned 8 slaves


Minge Yancey (1787-1820)

1810, Census Record - Granville Co., NC
Census records owning 10 slaves


Napolean B. Yancey (1819-1870)

        1850 Slave Schedule - Bastrop Co., TX
       
Owned 2 slaves
        1860 - Fayette Co., TX
        Recorded as owning two slaves


Nancy Yancey (????-????) widow of Joel Wingfield Yancey

1820, Census Record - Sumner Co., TN
Census records owning 5 slaves


Nancy Yancey -  daughter of Layton & Rebecca Yancey

1806,  Probate record of grandmother Elizabeth Cook
Elizabeth gives to her garnddaughter a negro girl named Dillar.  click here


Nancy Yancey - Identity Uncertain

1820, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Census records owning 5 slaves


Nathan Yancey (1754-1790)

1774, York Co., VA
Had a run-away slave named Stepney Blue
Click Here for more details


Perry D Yancey - (1815-????)

1850, Slave Schedules - Chambers Co., AL
Recorded as owning 9 slaves


Philemon Yancey Sr. (1735-1787)

1788, Estate Appraisal - Culpeper Co., VA
Mentions small girl named Pink
1810, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA (Widow Unity Yancey)
Recorded as owning 1 slave


Philemon Yancey Jr. (1755-1839)

1800, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Taxes based on 2 slaves
1810, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Census records owning 1 slave
1820, Census Record - Caroline Co., VA (wife Sarah Yancey?)
Census records owning 3 slave


Philip Yancey (????-1808)

1786, Tax Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 5 slaves
1800, Census Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 5 slaves


Philip Yancey (1778-1820)

1820, Census Record - Halifax Co., VA
Recorded as owning 9 slaves

Sold Negro by father Thornton Yancey

Advertisements for runaway slaves in Virginia, 1801-1820  By Daniel Meaders

Husband of daughter Harriett Yancey Wills - Edmund Willis Wills   - was slave owner.

 


Philip Yancey (1797-????)

1820, Census Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 1 slave
1850, Lafayette Co., MS
Recorded as owning 1 slave.


Philip Yancey (1798-????)

1850, Slave Schedules - Owen Co., KY
Recorded as owning 1 slave


Phillip Yancey (????-1831)

1818 - Columbia, South Carolina
Phillip and Anne Yancy ask the court to compel Christian Perrin, Anne's mother and the administratrix and widow of the late Joseph Perrin, to return an inventory of the estate. They complain that Christian "has had the use & profits of the said Negroes and other Property" and has not properly returned an inventory thereof to the court, acting as if the estate is indebted. They ask the court to direct commissioners to divide the estate and grant them "their Part and proportion."


Preston L. Yancey (1812-1891) - name on index may be listed as "Gancey"

1850, Slave Schedule - Todd Co., KY
Recorded as owning 7 slaves


Priscilla Yancey  - wife of Phillip Yancey (1778-1820)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Haywood Co., TN
           
Owned 2 slaves
            See also Harriet Yancey Wills.


Ralph Yancey (1789-1845)

1820, Census Record - Albemarle Co., VA
Recorded as owning 3 slaves


Reason P Yancey (1813-1897)
            Charles, son of Susan, born Aug 1854 - Mecklenburg Co., VA
            Margaret, daughter of Pink, born March 1854 - Mecklenburg Co., VA
            see: click here
 


Richard Yancey (????-1780)

1768, Will - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Negro named Paul given to wife Mary
Negro named Jane given to wife Mary
Negro named Betty given to wife Mary
Negro named Abram given to daughter Keziah
Negro named Lucy given to daughter Keziah
Negro named Jack given to son Lewis
Negro named Beck given to son Lewis
Negro named Phil given to son Lewis
Negro named Lucretia given to son William
Negro named David given to son Absalom
Negro named Milly given to son Robert
Negro named Jane given to son Robert
Negro girl named Toney given to son Richard
Negro boy named Micajah given to son Charles
Negro named Mary given to son Hezekiah
Negro named Isabel given to son Joseph
Negro man given to son Zachariah
1781, Estate Appraisal - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Negro named Frank valued at 750
Negro named David valued at 750
Negro named Paul valued at 450
Negro named Jean valued at 500
Negro named Bett valued at 350
Negro named Tom valued at 200
Negro named Inde valued at 100
Negro named Teeney valued at 700
Negro named Peter valued at 500
Negro named Cyrus valued at 500
Negro named Eddy valued at 500
Negro named Jacob valued at 450
1782, Tax Record - Mecklenburg Co, VA (Under Widow Mary Yancey)
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1782, Tax Record - Mecklenburg Co., VA (Apparently Richard Yancey Jr.)
Recorded as owning 2 slaves


Richard Yancey (1770-1861)

1820, Census - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1862, Will - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Mentions negro Margaret Pinks
Mentions negro Juliana Pinks
Gives negro named Pink Victoria to son James Yancey
Records children of Pink Victoria as: Andrew, Malipa and Victoria
Mentions negro named Lina lent to Mary B. Moore
Mentions negro named Salina lent to Permelia Yancey
Mentions negro girl given to Louisa A. Jones
Mentions negro woman named Beck given to Emily Pool
Mentions negro girl named Charlotte given to Temperance F. Yancey


Richard Yancey (1748-1804)

1774, Culpeper Co., VA
Wife Judith deeded negroes Ned & Peter from her father.
1800 Culpeper Co., VA
- Taxes based on 4 slaves
1804, Will - Culpeper Co., VA
Gives negro Charlotte and two children Sarah and Juda to wife.
Gives negro girl named Nancy to grandaughter Elizabeth Story
Gives negroes Winny Cromwell and Lyd and children Brokes and Jupiter to son
1810, Census - Culpeper Co., VA (Widow Agatha Yancey)
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1820, Census - Culpeper Co., VA (Widow Agatha Yancey)
Recorded as owning 14 slaves


Richard  Yancey Sr (1770-1861)

        1850 Slave Schedules - Mecklenburg Co., VA
        Owned 14 slaves.  


Richard Yancey (1802-1885)

1850, Slave Schedules - Owen Co., KY
Recorded as owning 21 slaves


Richard  Yancey Jr (1825-????)

        1850 Slave Schedules - Mecklenburg Co., VA
        Owned 2 slaves.  


Richard E. or A. Yancey (1809-1898)

        1850 Slave Schedules - Granville Co., NC
        Owned 17 slaves.  


Richard Henry Yancey (1765-????)

1800 Culpeper Co., VA
Taxes based on 9 slaves
1810, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1837, Fayette Co., KY - purchased slave George, form estate of Tillman Kemper.

 


Robert Yancey (????-1746)

1745 - Deeded negro named "Nanow" by father Charles Yancey [ document image ]
1745, Will - Louisa Co., VA
Deeds negro to daughter Martha


Rev. Robert Yancey (1743-1774)

1771, Deed Records Louisa Co., VA
Deeded negro girl named Unity by R. Anderson
1772-1773, Tax Records - Louisa Co., VA
Mentions Negroes: Will, Unity & Nick
1782, Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA (Widow Ann Yancey)
Recorded as owning 7 slaves


Robert Yancey (????-1818) of Grainger Co., TN

Deeded Negro by William Windham
1820, Census - Pulaski Co., KY (widow Jane Yancey)
Recorded as owning 2 slaves


Robert Yancey (1750-1824)

1795 - Culpeper Co., VA Recorded as owning an (infant??)  slave by name Presley baptized - St Marks Parish

1810, Census - Woodford Co., KY
Recorded as owning 5 slaves


Robert Yancey (1764-1824)

1810, Census - Madison Co., KY
Recorded as owning 3 slaves


Robert Yancey (1777-????)

1810, Census - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 1 slave


Robert Yancey (1777-1819)

1802, Deed Record - Grainger Co., TN
Deeded negor by William Windham
1820, Census - Pulaski Co., KY
Wife Recorded as owning 2 slaves


Robert Yancey (1744-1818) of Mecklenburg Co., VA

1782, Tax Record - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 3 slaves
1818, Will - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Gives negro girl named Pink to son John
Gives negro boy named Gabriel to son Richard
Gives negro girl named Jinney to son Robert
Gives negro boy named Haborn to son Hezekiah
Gives negro girl named Agga to daughter Mary
Gives negro girl named Amy and her children to daughter Philadelphia
Gives negro boy named Buck to daughter Anna
Gives negro girl named Patsey to daughter Elizabeth
Gives negro girl named Anna to daughter Susanna
Gives negro boy named Hammond to daughter Lucy
Gives negro boy named Starling to daughter Milly
Other negroes not named divided among children


Robert Yancey (1764-1824)

Of Howard County, Missouri.
His sons were slave owners - so one would expect that he was to.


Robert Yancey Sr (1775-1853)
           1850 Slave Schedule Mecklenburg Co., VA
           13 slaves 
            see also           


Robert Yancey Jr (1804-????)
           1850 Slave Schedule - Mecklenburg Co., VA


Robert Yancey Jr. (1805-1866)
            1850 Slave Schedule - Culpeper Co., VA
           
3 slaves
            1863 Purchased from Lemuel Corbin girl named "Fanny" for $1450


Robert Yancey (1805-1854)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Fayette Co., TN
           
Owned 4 slaves.


Robert Yancey (1817-????)

1850 Slave Schedule - Grant Co., KY
owned 2 slaves.
1860, Census - Grant Co., KY
Recorded as being a "slave trader"


Robert Yancey Overby 

Former Slave Billy Davis [click here]


Robert C. Yancey (1813-1858)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Christian Co., KY
            Owned 6 slaves


Robert J. Yancey (1780-1839)

1820, Census - Cumberland Co., VA
Recorded as owning 1 slave


Robert J. Yancey (1806-1852)

        1850 Slave Schedule - Shelby Co., TN
        Owned  1 slave


Robert Layton Yancey (1823-1873)
            1850 slave census, Rockingham Co., VA
            Recorded as owning 4 slaves
          
            George, son of Sely, born 13 Sep 1860 - Rockingham Co., VA
            click here.


Robert Leighton Yancey (1770-1808)

1808, Will - Louisa Co., Va
Gives blacksmith Moses to Chas. Kimbrough
Sons of Moses recorded as Thornton, Robin, Moses, Martin, Billy
Gives negro named Matt to Robert L. Crawford
Gives negro named Ben to Robert L. Crawford
Gives negro named Rachel and sons Bob & George to Robert L. Crawford
Mentions Sarah mother of Moses


Samuel Yancey (1806-1866)
            1850 Slave Schedules - Mecklenburg Co., VA
           
17 slaves

            Charles, son of Janamana, born 11 Feb 1860 - Mecklenburg Co., VA
            click here.


Simeon W. Yancey (1810-1850+)
            1848  - Alabama
            Purchased  Slaves Nelly and son George (age 8 or 9)
            more details.
            1850 - Macon Co., AL
            Recorded as owning 40 slaves


Stephen Yancey (????-1784)

1773-1775, Tax records - Louisa Co., VA
Mentions Negroes: Tom, Hannah, Sary, Lucy/Suse
1782 - Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA
Recorded as owning 4 Slaves


Sterling Yancey (1762-1815)

1785, Deed Record
Deeded negroes Hannah & James by Mitchells
Deeded negroes Toby & Wilks by Mitchells
1786, Tax Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1800, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 7 slaves
1810, Census - Cumberland Co., NC
Recorded as owning 12 slaves
Bible Record mentions the following:
Sarah, a black woman and her youngest child died in Fayettville, July 1810.
Caroline, Hannah's child, died in [___?] July 1810.
Fanny, Sarah's oldest daughter, died in Raleigh, April 1811.

 


Stith G Yancey (1807-????)

Need to check records
 


Susan  Yancey (1800-????)

        1850 Slave Schedule - Mecklenburg Co., VA
        11 slaves


Susan T. Yancey (1814-1865)

1850 Slave Census - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 19 slaves
1864, Will - Culpeper Co., VA
Mentions servant Daphne (also mentioned in will of Major Yancey)
Mentions servant Fanny (also mentioned in will of Major Yancey)
Slave Alice, daughter of Ellen, born Apr 1860
Slave Burgess, son of Fanny, born 22 May 1860
Slave Rose, daughter of Susan, born July 1859
Slave Solomon, son of Betsy, born 16 Jan 1860
Slave Eliza, son of Ellen, born Oct 1856
click here.

 


Thomas Yancey (1769-1804)

1800, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 9 slaves

Appraisement and allotment of the Negroes of Thos. Yancey,decd.  Recorded in Caswell Co., BookE,p. 61( ?no. is blotted ) As ordered by the court.appraised 12th day of Nov.1803 

Elizabeth Yancey,
One Negro Boy Ephraim appraised to        $250    
One Girl  Rachel 200  ....450

James Yancey
One Negro Woman Milly   333..1/3
One Girl Lucy, Milly's child 116.2/3 ....450

 Tryon Yancey
One Negro Girl Rose                        220
One Boy Ben                                    180
One Girl Dilsey                                 140
 ....540

Priscilla Yancey  One Negro Woman Pheney                 200
                          One Girl Child of Pheney                     100
                          One Boy Edmund                              130
.....430

 

Nancy Yancey     One Woman Jenny                           320
                           One child Nelly,Jenny' s child              80

.....400

 Artelia Yancey      One Negro Man Sam                     300
                           One Girl Anny                               150
......450

We find each Legatee's proportionate part is four hundred and fifty three dollars and one third of a dollar, wherefore Tryon Yancey is indebted to the other legatees as will make their lots equal to that amount.

 


Thomas Yancey (abt 1753-????)

1782, Tax record - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1800, Tax record - Culpeper Co., VA
Taxes based on 4 slaves
1810, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 14 slaves
1820, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 22 slaves


Thomas Yancey (1769-1847)

1820, Census Record - Oglethorpe Co., GA
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1847, Estate Appraisal, Oglethorpe Co., GA
Negro man named Gilbert valued at $100
Negro man named Jack valued at $5
Negro man named Lewis valued at $205
Negro man named Wiley valued at $250
Negro man named Ellick valued at $750
Negro man named Granderson valued at $725
Negro man named Armstead valued at $800
Negro man named Burrill valued at $800
Negro man named Sterling valued at $750
Negro man named Stephen valued at $750
Negro man named Larry valued at $700
Negro man named Fleming valued at $700
Negro man named Warren valued at $550
Negro man named Ben valued at $450
Negro man named Harry valued at $450
Negro man named Billy valued at $425
Negro man named Martin valued at $425
Negro man named Patrick valued at $300
Negro man named Washington valued at $325
Negro man named Ephraim valued at $250
Negro man named Abednego valued at $150
Negro woman named Tamer valued at $100  [see information on Tamah Brooks former slave of  Thomas Yancey]
Negro woman named Philis valued at $75
Negro woman named Violet valued at $250
Negro woman named Betty valued at $300
Negro woman named Cleo valued at $350
Negro woman named Dicey & child Ailsey valued at $600
Negro woman named Sharlott & child Solomon valued at $650
Negro woman named Harriet valued at $650
Negro woman named Nancy valued at $600
Negro woman named Polly valued at $550
Negro woman named Manerva valued at $450
Negro woman named Delphia valued at $375
Negro girl named Arabella valued at $350
Negro girl named Martha valued at $275
Negro girl named Margaret valued at $250
Negro girl named Vina valued at $250

 


Thomas Yancey (1800-1866?)

            1850 slave Schedule Mecklenburg Co., VA
            Owned 1 slave
            Slave - James, son of  Harriett -  born June 1858 - Mecklenburg County, VA
            Slave - Cridenton, son of Harriett - born March 1861 - Mecklenburg County, VA
            see: click here


Thomas Alexander Yancey (1831-1888)

            Inherited slaves Thornton, Sarah, Elvina from father's estate


Thomas J. Yancey (1805-bef1840)

        1831 - Bourbon Co., KY
       
Owned slaves: Darius, John, Aggy 
        More info here.


Thomas Lee Yancey (abt 1797-1827)

1820, Census Record - Rockingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 5 slaves


Thomas L. Yancey (1827-1898)

            1850, Slave Schedule - Montgomery Co., TN
           
Owned 23 slaves. 


Thomas Hines Yancey (1818 - 1881)

1850, Slave Schedule - Chambers Co., AL
Reported as owning 7  slaves


Thornton Yancey Sr. (1740-1811)

1786, Tax Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1802, Bill of Sale - Granville Co., NC
Slave named Charles to William Puryear
1802, Bill of Sale - Granville Co., NC
Slave Rachel & Child Betty to son Tyron
Slave Randell (age 4) sold to Phillip Yancey
Slave Dycey (age 9 months) to Betsey Yancey


Thornton Yancey (????-????)

1810, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 1 slave


Thornton Yancey (1786-????)

        1850, Census - Christian Co., KY - Slave Schedules
        Reported as owning 1 slave


Tinsley Allen Yancey (1803-1884)

        1835, Person Co., NC - Deed Record
        Jesse Lunford deeded slave Rapilla to Allen Yancey
        1850 Slave Schedule - Person Co., NC
       
Owned 24 slaves


Tryon Yancey (1776-????)

1799 - Received from John Stovall a negro
1800, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 1 slave
1802, Granville Co., NC
Receives Negro Rachel & child Betty from Father
Receives Negros Jane, Liza & Parker from brother Phillip

1820, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 3 slaves


Tryon Yancey (1794-????)

1820, Census - Giles Co., TN
Recorded as owning 3 slaves

1850 - Marshall Co., MS
 Recorded as owning 5 slaves.
 


Tryon Yancey (1810-1869)

1840, Deed in Trust, Granville Co., NC
Deeded Negro Slaves to H. G. Pittard


Tyree Yancey (1755-aft1794)

1783, Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA
Mentions Negroes: Richard, Bridget, Terry, Betty, Hannah, Sukey


Ulysses Zachariah Mayes Yancey (????-????)

            1850 - Macon Co., AL
            Recorded as owning 9 slaves
            1855, Macon Co., AL
            Owned 19 slaves


Wiley/Wile/Wyle Yancey (????-????)

1820, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 2 slaves


 

 


William Yancey (1740-1803)

1786, Tax Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1800, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 10* slaves
Slave Tamah Brooks

Probate record


William Yancey (????-abt 1813)

1760 - Granville Co., NC
Bequeathed negro by will of Richard Davis (father in law)
1767 - Granville Co, NC
recorded as slave owner
1772 - Granville Co., NC
sold negro girl named Phebe to C. Carpenter


William Yancey (1762-1814)

1800, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Taxes based on 2 slaves
1810, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 10 slaves


William Yancey (1766-1845)

1807 - Pittsylvania Co., VA
Purchased 4 slaves from brother James Yancey
1820, Census Record - Maury Co., TN
Recorded as owning 28 slaves (also 4 free blacks??)


William Yancey (1794-????)

1820, Census Record - Scott Co., KY
Recorded as owning 2 slaves


William Yancey (1795-1855)

1850, Slave Schedules - Mason Co., KY
Recorded as owning 9 slaves


William Yancey (1808-aft 1850)

1850, Slave Schedules - Maury Co., TN
Recorded with 2 slaves
1 18 year old black female
1 14 year old black female


William Yancey (1820-????)

1841 - Caswell co., NC
"William Yancey's wife Demarius owns "considerable property," including money and slaves, controlled by her guardian. William Yancey is now legally an adult and asks that his wife's guardian "deliver over to them the estate to which they are entitled."


William Yancey (1812-1898)

1850 Slave Schedule - Haywood Co, TN
Owned 7 slaves
1860,  Mortality Schedule - Colorado Co., TX
Sam, slave of William,  age 21 black male farmhand, born in KY, dies in 1860 of typhoid fever.
1860, Census - Slave Schedule - Colorado Co., TX
Owned following slaves: age 53, male, black; age 25, male, black; age 23, male, mulatto; age 20, female, black; age 3/12, female, mulatto
Possibly the owner of Nat Yancey  during slave times?


William Benjamin Yancey (1837-1913)

            Owner of Riverbank.


William Burbridge Yancey (1803-1858)

            1850 - Census - 14 slaves
            Owner of Riverbank.

            Ambrose and Reuben Dallard - twin brothers - said to have been born at Riverbank - Ambrose's Family, Reuben's Family
           Slave - George, son of Amanda, born 1 Dec 1853
           Slave - Jerry, son of Mary, born 1 May 1853
           Slave - Betsy, daughter of Sarah, born 25 Dec 1855
           Slave - Sharlott, daughter of unknown, born 22 Feb 1856           
           Slave - Gilla, daughter of unknown, born 3 Mar 1856
           Slave - Ann, daughter of Mariah born 15 Apr 1865
            see: click here

dallard


William Layton Yancey (1754-1813)

1810, Census - Rockingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 66 slaves
1813, Will - Rockingham Co., VA
Gives negro boy to son Layton
Gives negro boy to son John
Gives negro boy to son Thomas
Gives negro boy to son William
Gives negro boy to son Albert
Negro man named Ben mentioned
1820, Census - Rockingham Co., VA (widow Fanny Yancey)
Recorded as owning 20 slaves
It seems a slave named Novel was also a slave of William Layton that was inherited by son Charles L Yancey.


William Layton Yancey (1818-????)
        1850 - Callaway Co., MO
        Recorded as owning 2 slaves


William Lewis Yancey (1810-????)
         Slave - Samuel, son of Harriett, born 24 Dec 1860 - Rappahannock Co., VA
         see: click here

Need to check 1850 slave census


William Lewis Yancey (1804-1897)

Probable Slave Owner - check record
Need to check 1850 slave census


William Lowndes Yancey (1814-1863)

1820 - Slave sale of Henry Middleton to George W Earle, Greenville, SC.

by Henry Middleton. Recorded June 10,1820 along with1100 acres of land, a Mansion home, mill etc.
Hector 40, Binah his wife 40, their children Bob 22, John 14, Julia 12, George 10 , Joan 6, Nanny 3, Issac 4 months,
Amy 20 and her children, Binah 41/2, Peggy 3, Sirena 3 months,
5 men each between 25 and 30 years old
Peter, Cyrus, Davy, Dowy, Handy
Molly 14, Diane 12
Bob the son of Cyrus10
Carpenter Ceasar 30, wife Mary 25, their children [Re]Beck[a] 7, Agrippa 5, Jude 3, Joe 1 year old

1835, Marriage to Sarah Caroline Earle
Through wife's dowry he inherited about 35 slaves (many of the slaves above sold by Henry Middleton).

1836 - Greenville Co., SC
"Know ye that I William Lowndes Yancey, thereunto moving, in consideration of the natural love and affection  which I have . . . to my wife, and for $5 pd by Samuel G Earle, of Anderson SC, have given in trust to Samuel Earle,  for my sd wife , Sarah C Yancey and her children , several slaves to wit, Dina and her children: Jane, George and Joe, and Levinia and her children: Caroline, Chanley, Elijah and Nancy and Aggy and her child Betsey.  If she (my wife) die without children, the slaves and their children , the slaves and their issue will revert to my estate.  W. L . Yancey - 5 Nov 1836.   Recd 21 Aug 1837.

abt1837, Cahaba, Dallas Co., Alabama
Most of his slaves are poisoned.   Some die.

abt 1839, Cahaba, Dallas Co., AL
Henry
, carriage driver, was sold to pay a debt.

abt 1844
Deed of trust between William Yancey and Sampson Harris - of all nine of William's slaves  (Agrippa, Mary and her son, Jane and her child, Dianah [Dinah?] and her child, Joe and Turner).

1850, Slave Schedule - Montgomery Co., AL
Reported as owning 11 slaves

1850 - Slave Inventory about this time lists following 23 slaves: 
Agrippa, Mary, Arie, Abram, John, Linda
Dinah, Minerah, Flora, Andy, Alice, Eliza
Turner, Margaret, Child
Austin, Charlotte, Walsh
Adam, Judy, Noah, Charles
Henry

abt 1852 Montgomery, AL - William built slave Quarters divided rooms between "Agrippa, James & Mary Douglas"

abt 1853, Montgomery, AL - William often exchanges or purchases slaves from brother Benjamin. 
William has a slave named "
Anderson"

Joe - a slave of William's for many years and his carriage driver - is sold and replaced by a slave named Austin.

Jane was personal house servant of Sarah.

1854 - Greenville, South Carolina
Court records in ref to slaves of Elizabeth Earle given to William Yancey - Judy and her child Noe.
[more details]

1861, Will - Montgomery, Alabama
Gives Sally, child of Lindy, to grandson
Gives Henrietta to daughter Mary E. Harrell in place of other slave - Nina.

1865 - Binah/Biner (born abt 1852) a former slave of William marries Holland Thompson  in Montgomery Co., Alabama and family is on 1880 census
see:

1880 - Slave "Ninner"  (same Nina mentioned above??)  (born abt 1854) has family with John Galsdon,/Golsdon and is on 1880 census.

More Information:

Black Yanceys of Montgomery Co., AL


William R Yancey (  )

        1850 - Baldwin Co., AL
        Recorded as owning 1 slave.


William Thomas Yancey (1830-1863)

1860, Slave Schedule - Calhoun Co., TX
Recorded as "employing?" one 12 year old black boy.


William Tudor Yancey (1813-1889)
        1848 - Campbell Co., VA -
        Deed of slaves from Catherine Yancey Steptoe to William Yancey
        Female Slave Marian and her children Edward, Martha, Rose and old man named Bill.
        see also.
        See also information about son Robert Davis Yancey.

        Need to find on 1850 slave census.


Zachariah Yancey (1756-1852)


1782 Mecklenburg Co., VA
Zachariah willed a slave named June by his brother Hezekiah, possibly another slave named Tenny
1783-1795 Tax Records - Mecklenburg Co., VA
record slaves Jacob and Tenny among others and in 1795 Rachel.
1800, Will Record - Mecklenburg Co., VA -
John Mayes in his will bequeaths to Nancy Yancey his daughter slaves Oney & Rachel
1820, Census Records - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 8 slaves
1850 - Slave Schedule - Mecklenburg Co., VA
6 slaves
1852 - Interesting that no slaves are mentioned in his will.
click here for more information


Zilpah Yancey

1843, Will - Caswell Co., NC
Gives negro child John, age 11, to daughter Mildred
Gives negro child Mary, age 3, to daughter Mildred

slaves

image above from ancestry.com  seems to be  from the inventpory of the estaate