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Re: Morrissette In Alabama
Posted by: Randall Baker Date: August 07, 2001 at 11:37:06
In Reply to: Re: Morrissette In Alabama by Sonja Patrick of 737

By now you may already have this info, but
in case you don't I will post it.
John D. Morrisette was a planter and a politician in Alabama and he had many slaves.
Unfortunately, I do not know the name of his
plantation, but I do have a list of slaves
that are shown on the inventory of his estate. Also, I know that soem of the slave
descendants used this surname, but often with
different spellings. I believe that Maricet
and similar variants were common. Anyway, here is the list of John D. Morrisettes slaves. I hope this helps.
The following lists appear in the Monroe County, AL Courthouse in Monroeville,

Inventory Book C* at Page 220 the itemized goods from the estate of John
Morrisette July 1851

Slaves: Jack & Wife Martha & 9 children, to wit: Albert, Wiley, Sophy, Fed,
Louisa, Matilda, Perry, Amanda & an infant $4200
Jake and Mary & nine children, to wit: Louis, Eliza, Dave, Celia, Joe, Anna,
Patience, Maria & Pleasant $5000
Nancy & 4 children to wit: Daniel, Sheppard, Jane & Gilbert $2100
Harry & wife Milly & one child Ferdinand $1800
Emily and one child Ellen $1000
Little Dick & wife Charity & one child Bob $1500
Chaney & Jane $700 ea.
Old Rachel & 2 children Lem and Abe $1500
Sally & 5 children, Owen, Celina, Bill, Ned & Susan $1850
Sterling & wife Violet & 5 children to wit: Parsons, Nathan, Betsy, Rachel &
Burrell $2600
Henry & wife Lenor & 4 children, Lucy, Fayette, Isabel & Margaret
Isham & wife Eliza & one child Winney $1750
Dick & wife Jinney & 6 children, to wit: Lindey, Peggy, Caleb, Sarah, Silas &
Ann $2650.00
Suckey & one child Lucinda $500
Ben & wife Emeline $1200
Mose $800
Anthony & Jim $1000
Jackson $800
Becky & Filda $1300
Mitty $275
Sylvia $700
Harriett $750
Sam $800
Bland $700

Inventory Book C at Page 343 Sept. 15, 1851
Charles, Bob, Robert, Jepa, John, Jeffrey, Jim, Henry, Ben, Adam & wife, Aleck & wife and 2 children, Mariah & 3 children, Edward (Edmund?) & Fannie and 3
children, Carter & wife and one child, Bill & wife and ine child, Jerry & wife
and 3 children, Wiatt and wife and 2 children, Jim & wife and one child, Dick &
wife, Amy, Jane, Rachel, Jenny and child, George & Polly and 2 children.

* Inventory Book C is marked as such. It is really Book B chronologically
however, the cover to B was mistakenly put on Book E and the courthouse never corrected it. The books run chronologically as follows: A,C, D, B


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