St. Helena Parish, Louisiana: 17 May 1856. Neat ink manuscript, single leaf, 7-1/8" x 11-3/4," blue lined paper. Sworn to and attested on verso, with red seal remnant. Very Good.
Located about fifty miles northeast of Baton Rouge, St. Helena Parish was briefly a part of West Florida. "The Boy Hez," as he is colloquially described in this deed, is sold for $550, without reference to any parent or other family member.
Martha A.E. Fluker [born c.1825] was married to George William Fluker [1820-1854], a St. Helena farmer who died two years before this sale. Zachariah Gaulden Norwood [born 1819-1866] was a St. Helena farmer who owned a plantation near Greensburg; he owned 17 slaves at the time of the 1860 federal slave schedules. Item #37650