Friday, April 12, 2013

A Friend of Friends Friday -Kent County Delaware Guardians~ Update

An update on some of those I enumerated last week in Kent County Delaware Guardians Records

Daniel Sanders who we find here in the will of  George Cummins in 1827  in Duck Creek Hundred:  "I give to Daniel Sanders, a Negro man who I raised and his wife Harriet during their  joint lives and to the survivor of them the house and houses where they now live" is found in the following group of records.

Daniel Sanders and a female are found in Duck Creek Hundred nearby to George Cummins as being a negro or free person of color over the age of 45 on August 7, 1820. Located on the same census in Duck Creek are two households belonging to Jacob Sanders, one female over 45, a younger male and female, one female under 14; the second census contained one female 1-125 and a meal and a female child. Another household for Daniel Sanders contained a female 14-25 and a male and female child.
John Sanders household, again nearby, next door to Presley Spruance, has 5 persons, an adult male over 45 and a female 14-25 and 3 children.

No one is found in 1830 census but the 1840 census in Duck Creek Hundred finds Daniel Sanders with 2 males 36-54 and 2 females 36-54 and one female under 10. John Sanders has one male 55-99, one female 36-54 and one female 10-23 .

This is apparently a large family and in 1850 in Duck Creek Hundred Harriet and Daniel Sanders are found in Duck Creek both born in 1780 with Frances 14 and Mary 4. Priscilla and Esther with families are found in Duck Creek as well as Perry and family and a Jacob and family in 1808.
John and Ann and John William and Ann who were described as Mulattos
Jeffrey Cotton mentioned in George David Cummin's Guardian account as a tenant in 1829-1834 is listed as 55-99 in the 1840 Duck Creek Census and living with him is a female 36-54 and 3 females 16-23.

No comments:

Post a Comment