AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT DEED OF SALE, BY MARTHA FLUKER TO Z.G. NORWOOD, OF "ONE NEGRO BOY NAMED HEZEKIAH, SOME TEN YEARS OLD SPARE BUILT AND A LITTLE TINGED WITH YELLOW."

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

Price: $750.00

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