NOTE: Spellings have not been changed.
The design of ths instrument is to show that I the undesigned, being unwilling that my Negro Jim Should be a slave to anybody after my decease do hereby emancipate and set free my sd Negro Jim at the time of my death The recording of the same for the better accounting of the freedom of my said Negro Jim at the time above named.
Given under my hand and seal this the seventeenth day of March 1845.
John H. Custis
Wm Mason Sally Kilman
At a Court held for Accomack County on the 21 day of March 1845. This Deed of emancipation from Sally Kilman to Slave was proved by the Oaths of John H. Custis & Major Mason witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded.
Examined Teste Thomas R. Johnes C. AC
NOTE: Sally Killmon was the wife of Thomas Killmon. They obtained a bond to marry on 8 January 1808 (Turman 158). The bond reads: "Thomas Kilman to marry Sally Sparrow (Jobe Island) on 8 January 1808. William Taylor security."
_____, Accomack County Deeds 1844-1846:265
Turman, Nora Miller. Marriage Records of Accomack County, Virginia 1776-1854, Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers' Returns. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1994.© Copyright 2006 by Gail M. Walczyk