Information Concerning Negro Slaves
Extracted From Yancey Family Records


The purpose of this web page is to provide historical information of genealogical value to those who are descendants of Negro slaves owned by members of the Yancey families during Pre-Civil War times.  It is NOT the intention of the web-page creator to make any statement, opinion or judgment of a personal nature concerning Pre-Civil War slavery or of the injustices done to African-Americans as a result.  The cold, hard fact is that, during the period of slavery, the majority (albeit, not all) of "White" Anglo Yanceys in the South were slave-owners.  Legally, slaves were considered "property," and were valued as such in estate appraisals, transferred from one individual to another in deed transactions, and bequeathed to heirs in family wills.  The language on this page which describes the disposition of those transactions is, for the most part, taken directly from original historical documents, and is not the wording of the web-page creator.  To those Yanceys of color who may be engaged in genealocial research, It is hoped that the historical accounts provided on this site may, to some degree, aid in the very difficult task of tracing African-American ancestry during and prior to the era of slavery in America.


Recorded below are the names of members of the Yancey family (and others)  who are recorded as owning negro slaves. The name of the slave owner is given, the type and date of the document source, and information (often name) of the slaves cited.


Peter Davis (????-1850)

1850 Estate records of Peter Davis of Warren Co., NC includes mention of slaves Moses Yancy (age 41) and Isham Yancy


Absalom Yancey (1742-1817)

1809, Bill of Sale - Granville Co., NC
Slave: Katy & children: Frank, Fanny, Anna sold to William Amis
1810, Deed - Granville Co., NC
Sold slave named Jim to Thomas Appling
1810, Deed - Granville Co., NC
Negro named Granderson sold to William Lassiter


Absalom Yancey (1794-1835)
        1828 - Granville Co., NC
        Negro man named Jack deeded to Henry Miller


Absalom Yancey (1785-1850)

1820, Census Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 1 slave
1850, Census - Russell Co., AL - Slave Schedules
Reported as owning slaves
1850, Will - Russell Co., AL
Bequeaths negro Sarah to children
Bequeaths negro Candis to children
Bequeaths negro Alfred to children
Bequeaths negro Eliza to children
Bequeaths negro George to children
Bequeaths negro Tony to children
Bequeaths negro Robert to children
Bequeaths negro Louisa to children
Bequeaths negro Evaline to children
Bequeaths negro Elvira to children
Bequeaths negro Lloyd to children
Bequeaths negro James to children
Bequeaths negro Arminda to children


Alexander Yancey  (1815-1858)

            1850 Slave Schedules
            Owned 12 slaves


Alfred M. Yancey (1789-1871)

1820, Census Record - Giles Co., TN
Recorded as owning 5 slaves
 


Alfred Yancey (1812-????)

1850 Slave Schedule - Fayette Co., TN
Recorded as owning 4 slaves


Algernon S. Yancey (1816-1846)

1846, Will - Caswell Co., NC
Mentions that Algernon did have slaves


Ann Yancey (Wife of Bartlett Yancey Sr) of Caswell Co., NC

1810, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 12 slaves
1816, Will - Caswell Co., NC
Gives Negro man Isaac to son Bartlett
Gives negro girl named Milly to children
Gives negro boy named Squire to children


Ann Yancey (wife of Bartlet Yancey Jr) of Caswell Co., NC

1850, Slave Schedule, Caswell Co., NC
Owned 62 slaves

1851, Will - Caswell Co., NC
Gives slave named Grandison to daughter Frances Ann McAden
Gives slave named Ned to daughter Frances Ann McAden
Gives slave named Alexander to daughter Frances Ann McAden
Gives slave named Emeline to daughter Frances Ann McAden
Gives slave named Annie to daughter Frances Ann McAden
Gives slave named Dolly to daughter Frances Ann McAden
Gives negro girl named Harriet to granddaughter Betsy Ann Mebane
Gives negro named Oscar to daughter Ann Elizabeth
Gives negro named Susan to daughter Ann Elizabeth
Gives negro boy to granddaughter Ann E. Yancey
Gives negro girl named Keziah to daughter Mary Mebane
Gives negro girl named [Litt ______??] to daughter Ann Elizabeth
Gives negro girl named Malinda to Virginia Swepson
Servant named Neptune mentioned in will along with wife Sally and son Elijah
Negro man named Nathan (& wife) Patsy and grandson Pleasant mentioned
Lucien and his wife Lucy and youngest child Mexico mentioned.
Boy named Felix given to daughter Virginia.
Slaves William and Ella mentioned.


Ann E. Yancey (daughter of Bartlett Yancey Jr) of Caswell Co., NC

            1850, Slave Schedule, Caswell Co., NC
           
Owned 27 slaves


Archelaus Yancey Sr (????-1764)

1782, Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA (Under Mary Yancey, his widow)
Recorded as owning 10 slaves
1783, Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA (Under Archelaus' widow Mary & son Henry)
Mentions Negroes: Major, Peter, Pheby, Nancy, Coss


Archelaus Yancey Jr.(????-????)

1775, Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA
Mentions Negroes: Blackman, Peter, Harry


Bartlett Yancey Sr. (1736-1784)

Caswell Co., NC
Known to have been slave owner

See Entry under wife: Ann Yancey


Bartlett Yancey Jr. (1785-1828)

1810, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 10 slaves
1820, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 36 slaves
Bible Record
Negro slaves listed in Bible record

See Entry under wife: Ann Yancey


Bartlett Yancey (1818-1880)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Person Co., NC
           
Owned 11 slaves.


Benjamin Cudworth Yancey (1783-1817)

1820, Census - Hancock Co., GA (widow Caroline Yancey)
Recorded as owning 3 slaves

Information concerning slaves owned.


Benjamin Cudworth Yancey (1817-1891)

1860's - Georgia
Employed nearly 100 black farm workers on his plantation - many of which were former slaves of his.

 


Benjamin Mitchell (1809-1901)

Owned Slaves - check records


Betsy Yancey (????-????)

Sold Negro by father Thornton Yancey


Burket G Yancey (1770-1828)

1810, Census - Woodford Co., KY
Recorded as owning 2 slaves


Burket G Yancey (1805-????)

        1850 slave schedules - Woodford Co., KY
       
Owned 18 slaves.


Charles Yancey (????-1745+)

1745,  Louisa Co., VA
Deeds negro slave to son Robert


Charles Yancey (1732-1805)

1800, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Taxes based on 10 slaves
1805, Will - Culpeper Co., VA
Gives negro man named Jack to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Gives negro man named Bristol to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Gives negro man named George to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Gives negro man named Michael to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Give negro woman named Jude to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Gives negro woman named Hannah to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Gives negro woman named Jane to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Gives negro woman named Jiller to wife Elizabeth Yancey
Gives negro woman named Dinah to daughter Ann Doggett
Gives negro man named Abrum to daughter Ann Doggett
Gives negro boy named Adam to daughter Ann Doggett
Gives negro boy named Frederick to daughter Ann Dogett
Gives negro girl named Ciller to daughter Ann Dogett
Gives negro man named Isaac to son William Yancey
Gives negro woman named Jude to son William Yancey
Gives negro girl named Alyce to son William Yancey
Gives negro boy named Sam to son William Yancey
Gives negro man named Squire to son Thomas Yancey
Gives negro woman named Aggie to son Thomas Yancey
Gives negro boy named Gabriel to son Thomas Yancey
Gives negro boy named Joe to son Thomas Yancey
Gives negro man named Armstead to daughter Keziah Freeman
Gives negro woman named Jill to daughter Keziah Freeman
Gives negro boy named Preston to daughter Keziah Freeman
Gives negro girl named Eve to daughter Keziah Freeman
Gives negro boy named York to daughter Keziah Freeman
Gives negro (man?) named Guy to son Major Yancey
Gives negro boy named Primus to son Major Yancey
Gives negro girl named Sally to son Major Yancey
Gives negro woman named Violet to son Major Yancey
Gives negro girl named Milly to son Major Yancey
Gives negro boy named Frank to grandson Charles Lewis Yancey


Charles Yancey (1741-1814)

1782, Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA
Recorded as owning 13 slaves
1813, Will - Louisa Co., VA
Gives a negro girl named Nanny to wife Mary


Charles Yancey (abt1750-pre1810)

1786, tax Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1800, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 5 slaves
1801, Bill of Sale - Granville Co., NC
Sold slave named Phebe & child Bob to George Norman
1810, Census - Granville Co., NC
Wife Recorded as owning 2 slaves


Charles Yancey (????-????) Identity uncertain

1820, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 7 slaves
1829, Deed - Granville Co., NC
Deed of trust to Henry M. Daniel - slave named Spencer


Charles Yancey (1770-1857)

1810, Census - Buckingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 65 slaves
1820, Census - Buckingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 82 slaves
Slave Schedules from Account Records
Charles Yancey's views on slavery


Charles Yancey (1766-1825)

1820, Census - Albemarle Co., VA
Recorded as owning 2 slaves


Charles L. Yancey (1799-1851/2)

1820, Census - Rockingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 2 slaves
Slave Account from J. H. Banks - a slave on Charles Yancey's plantation.
1851/2 - Estate Records - Rockingham Co., VA
Owned about 30 slaves - many of which were as follows:
Novel & Mary Francis - father and mother to the slaves names below:
Jourden*, Ellen, given to Charles daughter Mary Columbia Yancey
Madison and Anderson given to so Charles B Yancey
Thomas and Peggy given to daughter Elizabeth Yancey
Thornton, Sarah, Elvina given to Thomas Alexander Yancey
Robert and Harriett and Eliza given to Ann Virginia Yancey
Hannah, Nathan & parents (Novel & Mary Francis) remained with widow Yancey
 

Two other children of Novel & Mary F who were sold years before the estate distribution were:
Charlotte and Martha

*Jourden was born 3 Jan 1833, It seems Charlotte was his next older sister and Martha his next younger sister. 
*Novell seems to have been a child of a slave of Charles' father.


Charles Yancey - Identity uncertain

1820, Census - Albemarle Co., VA
Recorded as owning 6 slaves


Charles Yancey (1783-1865)

1820, Census - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 2 slaves


Charles Yancey (1801-1867)
            1850, Slave Schedules - Gibson Co., TN
           
Owned 22 slaves.


Charles D. Yancey (1817-1861)

1850, Slave Schedules - Orleans Parish, LA
Recorded as owning slaves


Charles Lewis  Yancey (1801-1867)

Slave Owner - check record


Charles Major Yancey (1774-1849)

1820, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 16 slaves


Charles R Yancey (1801-1860)

            1850 Slave Schedule -  Orange Co., NC
           
Owned 2 slaves

 


Charles S. Yancey (1809-1857)

Greene Co., MO - Had various slaves - among them one named Mose - click here


Charles William Yancey (1795-1858)

1828, Deed in Trust - Granville Co., NC
Deeded slave named Spencer to Henry Daniel
1850 Slave Schedules - Granville Co., NC
Owned 7 slaves


David Yancey (1777-1807)

1807, Will - Louisa Co., VA
Mentions a negro girl given to his deceased wife which he gives to Dr Wardlaw


David Yancey (1795-????)

1820, Census - Barren Co., KY
Recorded as owning 3 slaves


David Yancey (1835-1917)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Marshall Co., TN
           
Owned 17 slaves


Eleanor Yancey (????-????)

1810, Census - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 9 slaves

 


Elizabeth Yancey Dickins

1784 - North Carolina
Bequeathed Negro named Beck by Samuel Yeargan


Ezra Yancey - Identity Unknown

1820, Census - Franklin Co., TN
Recorded as owning 15 slaves


Felix G Yancey (1819-1888)

1850, Census - Pulaski Co., KY - Slave Schedules
Owned black female slave age 38


Gabriel Yancey (????-1830)

1820, Census - Todd Co., KY
Recorded as owning 10 slaves
1830, Will - Todd Co., KY
Gives girl named Mary, daughter of Ellen, to daughter Maria Louisa Yancey
Gives girl named Rebecca, daughter of ?????, to daughter Mary Layton Yancey
Gives girl named Eliza Jane, daughter of Elenor, to daughter Mary Layton Yancey
Mentions girl named Mary.
1850, Slave Schedules - Todd Co., KY
Mary with 3 slaves


George Yancey (1767-1857)

1800, Tax Record - Culpeper Co.,VA
Taxes based on 1 slave
1810, Census - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 4 slaves
1820, Census - Scott Co., KY
Recorded as owning 3 slaves


Harlow Yancey (1802-1880)

1850, Census - Mason Co., KY - Slave Schedules
Reported as owning 13 slaves


Henry Yancey (1777-1848)

1806, Deed - Granville Co., NC
Negro Janey given to Mary Christmas
1810, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 20 slaves
1818 - Granville Co., NC
Negroes Claborn & Essin granted to son Henry Yancey
1820, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 8 slaves


Henry Yancey (1816-1894)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Bedford Co., TN
           
Owned 4 slaves.


Hezekiah Yancey (abt 1752-1782)

1782, Will - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Gives a negro named Peter to brother Robert Yancey
Gives a negro boy named Stephen brother Charles Yancey
Gives a negro woman named June to brother Zachariah


Hezekiah Yancey (1782-1860)

1820, Census - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 3 slaves
1857, Will - Meckkenburg Co., VA
Directs selling of negro man named Habor
* Habor


Jackson M. Yancey (1791-1838)

1820, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 8 slaves
1819 - Granville Co., NC
Deeds negro Sally to Thomas LittleJohn
1821 - Granville Co., NC
Deeds negroes Letecia, Maria, Sally, Jacob, Nelson to Samuel Hillman


James Yancey (????-1779)

1755 - Granville Co., NC
Had slaves Daniel, Venus, Cate
1777, Will - Granville Co., NC
Negro woman named Kate given to son Thornton Yancey
1779
Negro girl Jude sold to John Baynes
1783, Tax record - Granville Co. NC
Recorded as owning 38 slaves (James died 1779 - Maybe this is his estate though)


James Yancey (1750-abt 1790)

1788 - Culpeper Co., VA - Will Record
Lewis Davis Yancey willed two slaves Judy & Posh to son James


James Yancey (1768-1829)

1800, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 7 slaves
1810, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 14 slaves
1810, Deed - Caswell Co., NC
Deeded slave named Betty, age 14 to William Walker
1820, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 18 slaves
1843, Will of wife Zilpah - Caswell Co., NC
Gives negro child John, age 11, to daughter Mildred
Gives negro child Mary, age 3, to daughter Mildred


James Yancey (1745-1797)

1786, Tax Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 38 slaves


James Yancey (1800-1852)

1820, Census - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 4 slaves


James Yancey - Identity Unknown

1820, Census - Franklin Co., TN
Recorded as owning 14 slaves


James Yancey - (1816-1874)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Bedford Co., TN
          
 Owned 2 slaves


James Yancey - (1801-18??)

                1850 Slave Schedule - Logan Co., KY
                Owned  8 slaves


James M. Yancey - (1814-1878)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Fayette Co., TN
       
    Owned 4 slaves


James Powers Yancey - (1804-1884)

Owned Slaves - check records


James Thomas Yancey - (1824-1905)

1850, Slave Schedules - Bibb Co., AL
Recorded as owning slaves


Jechonias Yancey (????-1760)

1760, Will - Halifax Co., NC
Gives Negro woman named Sue to wife
Gives Negro woman named Phyllis to wife
Gives Negro man named Frank to wife
Gives Negro woman named Lucy to wife
Gives Negro man named Bibb to wife
Gives Negro man named Edgecombe to wife
Gives Negro man named Lymous to wife
Gives Negro man named Ambrose to wife
Gives Negro man named Plowman Ginney to wife


Jechonias Yancey (1766-1828)

1800, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1820, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 17 slaves
1828, Will - Granville Co., NC
Gives Negro man named Harry to son Lemuel Yancey
Gives Negro man named Mullet to son Lemuel Yancey
Gives Negro man named Young Cator to son Lemuel Yancey
Gives Negro woman named Sally to son Polly Yancey
Gives Negro woman named Lydy to daughter Fanny Yancey
Gives Negro man named Osborn to son William Yancey
Gives Negro woman named Harriett to son William Yancey
Gives Negro man named James to son William Yancey
Gives Negro man named Albert to son William Yancey
Negro man named Cato and wife Linda to be set free


Jechonias Yancey (1766-1828)

1800, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1804, Deed Record - Granville Co., NC
Sold negro boy Dick to Thomas Brown
1810, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 30 slaves
1820, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 17 slaves


Jechonias Yancey (????-1844)

1800, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 2 slaves
1810, Census - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 4 slaves
1820, Census - Logan Co., KY
Recorded as owning 8 slaves
1844, Will - Logan Co., KY
Bequeaths Negro man named Grant to wife
Other slaves not mentioned by name


Jechonias Yancey (1772-1820)

1818, Will - Albemarle Co., VA
Gives Negro woman named Betty to wife
Gives Negro girl named Linda to wife
Gives Negro girl named Marenda to wife
Gives Negro man named Jack to son David Yancey
Gives Negro boy named Peter to son Charles Yancey
Gives Negro child of Betty to son Charles Yancey
Gives Negro boy named Lee to son Jeremiah Yancey
Gives Negro boy named Jim to son William Yancey
Gives Negro girl named Jinny to daughter Martha
Gives Negro girl named Mary to daughter Martha
Gives Negro boy named Jefferson to daughter Martha
Gives Negro boy named York to son Joel Yancey
Negro man Mill to be sold


Jeremiah Yancey (1745-1784)

Probable slave owner - both parents and children owned slaves.


Jeremiah Yancey (1787-????)

1820, Census - Albemarle Co., VA
Recorded as owning 5 slaves


Jeremiah Yancey (1794-1829)

1820, Census - Albemarle Co., VA
Recorded as owning 6 slaves


Joel Yancey (1773-1839)

1810, Census - Barren Co., KY
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1820, Census - Barren Co., KY
Recorded as owning 18 slaves


Joel Yancey (1774-1833)

1810, Census - Campbell Co., VA
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1820, Census - Beford Co., VA
Recorded as owning 62 slaves
(Joel was overseer at Poplar Grove Thomas Jefferson's summer home - and would have been very familiar with Jefferson slaves)
Jefferson sold him a slave named Stannard in 1829
More info on Jeffersons slaves
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Joel Yancey (1804-????)

1850, Census - Barren Co., KY - Slave Schedules
Reported as owning 4 slaves


Joel C. Yancey (1784-1851)

1820, Census - Orange Co., VA
Recorded as owning 15 slaves
1850 Slave Schedule - owned 15 slaves
1851, Will - Fayette Co., TN
Gives to son Alfred negro named Layton
Gives to son Archibald negro named Joe
Gives to daughter Ann Eliza negro woman named Lethey, and children: George, Susan, Caroline, Mat, Lizzie, Bob.
Gives to daughter Elvira Jane two negro woman named Jane and Mariah
Gives to daughter Penelope a negro girl named Malinda
Gives to children of daughter Mary Ann three negroes named Henry, Julia, Pheba


Joel Wingfield Yancey (1796-bef1820)

1820, Census - Sumner Co., TN
Wife recorded with 5 slaves


John Yancey (1755-1799)

1782, Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA
Recorded as owning 4 slaves


John Yancey (1764-1818)

1799, Deed Record, Deeded Negroes Ned, Leden, John, Hannah, Fay and Ezekiel by Lucy Moore (DB L Page 173)
1800, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1820, Census - Giles Co., TN (widow Elizabeth L. Yancey)
Recorded as owning 6 slaves


John Yancey Sr. (1734-1825)

1783, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA (along with Ludwell Yancey)
Recorded as owning slaves: Peter, James, Nan, Hannah, Tom and two others not named
1810, Census - Rockingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1820, Census - Todd Co., KY
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1820, Census - Rockingham Co., VA (identity uncertain)
Recorded as owning 3 slaves
1825, Will - Todd Co., KY
Gives Negro man named [P____?] to grandson Preston Yancey
Gives Negro girl named Eliza to grandson Robert Yancey
Gives Negro boy named Sam to son grandson Robert Yancey
Gives Negro girl named Eleanor to granddaughter Maria Louisa


John Yancey Jr. (????-????)

1783, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA (along with Robert Coleman)
Recorded as owning slaves: Lucky, Mittard, Cesar, Phillis, Sarah, Buster


John Yancey (1769-1840)

1820, Census - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 8 slaves
1840, Will - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Mentions Negro girl named Liza


John Yancey (1818-????)

            1850, Census - Slave Schedule - Gallatin Co., KY
           
Reported as owning 5 slaves


John Yancey (1807-1886)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Washington Co., TN
           
Owned 4 slaves.


John Yancey (1796-1833)
        Of Richland Dist, South Carolina and later Alabama
        1816 - married Ann W Delane - who owned various slaves
        There are various court records that can be found on line in ref to a slave named Sam once owned by Ann Dulane Yancey as well as a slave Lindy and child Becky
        Click Here

        Click Here
 


John Alfred Yancey (1820-1893)\

1820, Census - Cooper Co., MO
Recorded as owning 2 slaves


John B. Yancey (1797-????)

1820, Census - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 1 slave


John C. Yancey (1801-1886)

1850, Census - Pulaski Co., Ky - Slave Schedules
Recorded as owning 1 black male slave age 10 


John G. Yancey (1790-1862)

1820, Census - Buckingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 5 slaves


John G. Yancey (1813-1874)

1850 Slave Schedule - Warren Co., NC
Recorded as owning 23 slaves
1860, Slave Schedule - Warren Co., NC
Recorded as owning 60 slaves


John Henry Yancey (1828-1878)

            1850, Slave Schedule - Gibson Co., TN
            Owned 2 slaves


John S. Yancey (1794-1845)

1820, Census - Rockingham  Co., VA
Recorded as owning 3 slaves



John William Yancey (1803-1894)

Slave Owner - check records


Kavanaugh Yancey (1790-aft1850)

1810, Census - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 3 slaves
1820, Census - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 2 slaves
1837 - Deed Record - Bedford Co., TN
Deed involving one negro boy named Jacob
Deeds negro girl Nancy to son James


(Jacob) Layton Yancey (1793-1831)

1820, Census Record - Rockingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 4 slaves


Layton Yancey (1785-1825)

1820, Census Record - Halifax Co., VA
Recorded as owning 4 slaves


Layton Yancey (1803-1854)

1840, Census Record - Bedford Co., VA
Recorded as owning 8 male slaves and 9 female slaves
1854, Will Record - Hamilton Co., OH
- No slaves mentioned.  Could he have possibly freed them by this time?  There are various African American Yanceys in this area around this time. 


Leighton Yancey (1798-1888)
        1850's - known to have been a slave owner -


Lewis Yancey (1737-1784)

1783, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning slaves: Sharper, Sam, Bob, Ester, Fredrick, Primis, Steve
1784, Will Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Gives negro woman named Alice to Winifred Yancey
Gives negro girl named Judy to Isabella Tutt
Gives negro boy named Primus to daughter Henrietta Tutt
Gives negroes David, Sharps, Ester, Robin to wife
Gives slaves Samuel, Frederick and Stephen to daughters


Lewis Yancey (1750-1819)

Deeded 2 negroes by brother-in-law James Moore
1786, Tax Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 15 slaves
1810, Census Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 17 slaves
1817, Will - Granville Co., NC
Gives negro girl named Jinney to granddaughter (Mary Christmas)
Gives negro boy named Anthony to grandson
Gives un-named negroes to wife
1817 - Granville Co., NC
Negroes Nanney & Chaney to Lewis Yancey Christmas
1818 - Granville Co., NC
Negroes Claborn & Essin granted to son Henry Yancey


Lewis Davis. Yancey (1698-1784)

1788 Will Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Known to have been a slave owner. Many of his slaves were distributed to his children before he wrote his will.
Will does mention two slaves Judy & Posh to go to son James.


Lewis D. Yancey (1762-1851)

1820, Census Record - Jasper Co., GA
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1843, Will Record - Jasper Co., GA
Gives slave named Grace to wife
Gives slave named Gid to wife
Gives slave named Sabary to wife
Gives negro girl named Ann to Mary Horton
Gives negro woman named Charlotte and son Elijah to Drucilla Baynes
Gives negro woman named Hester to Winney Yancey
Gives negro woman named Sarah and her son Tom to Lucy Yancey
Gives negro boy named Alexander to Richard Yancey
Gives 11 year old negro boy named Gid to Benjamin Yancey
Gives negro boy named Thornton to Sarah Walker Yancey
Gives negro boy named Aaron to Layton Yancey
Directs that Negro man named Simon be sold
Directs that Negro man named Ben be sold
1851, Estate Appraisal - Jasper Co., GA
Slave Grace valued at $300
Slave Simon valued at $300
Slave Click valued at $800
Slave Thornton valued at $750
Slave Adam valued at $650


Lewis D. Yancey (1804-bef 1850)


1840, Census Record - Jasper Co., GA
Recorded as owning 16 slaves
 


Lewis Nelson Yancey (1802-1892)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Giles Co., TN
           
Owned 4 slaves.


Ludwell Yancey (1757-1821)

1810, Census Record - Mason Co., KY
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1821, Estate Settlement
Estate had 16 slaves


Major Yancey (1774-1849)

1800, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Taxes based on 1 slave
1810, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1848, Will - Culpeper Co., VA
Gives negro Daphney to wife Susanna
Gives negro Stephen to wife Susanna
Gives negro Martha to wife Susanna
Gives negro Mary to wife Susanna
Gives negro Eleanor to wife Susanna
Gives negro Harriett to wife Susanna
Gives negro Thomas to wife Susanna
Gives negro Gabriel to wife Susanna
Gives negro Frederick to wife Susanna
Gives negro Sam to wife Susanna
Gives negro Fanny to wife Susanna
Gives negro Maria to wife Susanna
Negro Gabriel is to be emancipated at death of Major's wife.

 


Marshall Yancey (1819-1893)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Fayette Co., TN
           
Owned 1 slave


Mary Yancey (

1831, Court Record - Louisa Co., VA
Polly (Mary) was given following negroes from estate of mother Mary Jennings
Sam $400
Amy $100
Henrietta & Child $375
Henry $350
Patty & child Augustus $300
Tom $75
Jordan $450
Fanny Gunn? $200
Jordan Jr $130


Minge Yancey (1787-1820)

1810, Census Record - Granville Co., NC
Census records owning 10 slaves


Nancy Yancey (????-????) widow of Joel Wingfield Yancey

1820, Census Record - Sumner Co., TN
Census records owning 5 slaves


Nancy Yancey - Identity Uncertain

1820, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Census records owning 5 slaves


Nathan Yancey (1754-1790)

1774, York Co., VA
Had a run-away slave named Stepney Blue
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Napolean B Yancey (1819-1870)
            1850 Slave Schedule - Bastrop Co., TX
           
Owned 2 slaves


Perry D Yancey - (1815-????)

1850, Slave Schedules - Chambers Co., AL
Recorded as owning slaves


Philemon Yancey Sr. (1735-1787)

1788, Estate Appraisal - Culpeper Co., VA
Mentions small girl named Pink
1810, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA (Widow Unity Yancey)
Recorded as owning 1 slave


Philemon Yancey Jr. (1755-1839)

1800, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Taxes based on 2 slaves
1810, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Census records owning 1 slave
1820, Census Record - Caroline Co., VA (wife Sarah Yancey?)
Census records owning 3 slave


Philip Yancey (????-1808)

1786, Tax Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 5 slaves
1800, Census Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 5 slaves


Philip Yancey (1778-1820)

1820, Census Record - Halifax Co., VA
Recorded as owning 9 slaves

Sold Negro by father Thornton Yancey


Philip Yancey (1797-????)

1820, Census Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 1 slave


Philip Yancey (1798-????)

1850, Slave Schedules - Owen Co., KY
Recorded as owning 1 slave


Preston L. Yancey (1812-1891)

1850, Slave Schedule - Todd Co., KY
Recorded as owning 7 slaves


Priscilla Yancey  - wife of Phillip Yancey (1778-1820)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Haywood Co., TN
           
Owned 2 slaves


Ralph Yancey (1789-1845)

1820, Census Record - Albemarle Co., VA
Recorded as owning 3 slaves


Richard Yancey (????-1780)

1768, Will - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Negro named Paul given to wife Mary
Negro named Jane given to wife Mary
Negro named Betty given to wife Mary
Negro named Abram given to daughter Keziah
Negro named Lucy given to daughter Keziah
Negro named Jack given to son Lewis
Negro named Beck given to son Lewis
Negro named Phil given to son Lewis
Negro named Lucretia given to son William
Negro named David given to son Absalom
Negro named Milly given to son Robert
Negro named Jane given to son Robert
Negro girl named Toney given to son Richard
Negro boy named Micajah given to son Charles
Negro named Mary given to son Hezekiah
Negro named Isabel given to son Joseph
Negro man given to son Zachariah
1781, Estate Appraisal - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Negro named Frank valued at 750
Negro named David valued at 750
Negro named Paul valued at 450
Negro named Jean valued at 500
Negro named Bett valued at 350
Negro named Tom valued at 200
Negro named Inde valued at 100
Negro named Teeney valued at 700
Negro named Peter valued at 500
Negro named Cyrus valued at 500
Negro named Eddy valued at 500
Negro named Jacob valued at 450
1782, Tax Record - Mecklenburg Co, VA (Under Widow Mary Yancey)
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1782, Tax Record - Mecklenburg Co., VA (Apparently Richard Yancey Jr.)
Recorded as owning 2 slaves


Richard Yancey (1770-1861)

1820, Census - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1862, Will - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Mentions negro Margaret Pinks
Mentions negro Juliana Pinks
Gives negro named Pink Victoria to son James Yancey
Records children of Pink Victoria as: Andrew, Malipa and Victoria
Mentions negro named Lina lent to Mary B. Moore
Mentions negro named Salina lent to Permelia Yancey
Mentions negro girl given to Louisa A. Jones
Mentions negro woman named Beck given to Emily Pool
Mentions negro girl named Charlotte given to Temperance F. Yancey


Richard Yancey (1748-1804)

1774, Culpeper Co., VA
Wife Judith deeded negroes Ned & Peter from her father.
1800 Culpeper Co., VA
- Taxes based on 4 slaves
1804, Will - Culpeper Co., VA
Gives negro Charlotte and two children Sarah and Juda to wife.
Gives negro girl named Nancy to grandaughter Elizabeth Story
Gives negroes Winny Cromwell and Lyd and children Brokes and Jupiter to son
1810, Census - Culpeper Co., VA (Widow Agatha Yancey)
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1820, Census - Culpeper Co., VA (Widow Agatha Yancey)
Recorded as owning 14 slaves


Richard Yancey (1802-1885)

1850, Slave Schedules - Owen Co., KY
Recorded as owning 21 slaves


Richard E. or A. Yancey (1809-1898)

        1850 Slave Schedules - Granville Co., NC
        Owned 17 slaves.  


Richard Henry Yancey (1765-????)

1800 Culpeper Co., VA
Taxes based on 9 slaves
1810, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 9 slaves


Robert Yancey (????-1746)

1745 - Deeded negro named "Nanow" by father Charles Yancey
1745, Will - Louisa Co., VA
Deeds negro to daughter Martha


Rev. Robert Yancey (1743-1774)

1771, Deed Records Louisa Co., VA
Deeded negro girl named Unity by R. Anderson
1772-1773, Tax Records - Louisa Co., VA
Mentions Negroes: Will, Unity & Nick
1782, Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA (Widow Ann Yancey)
Recorded as owning 7 slaves


Robert Yancey (????-1818) of Grainger Co., TN

Deeded Negro by William Windham
1820, Census - Pulaski Co., KY (widow Jane Yancey)
Recorded as owning 2 slaves


Robert Yancey (1750-1824)

1810, Census - Woodford Co., KY
Recorded as owning 5 slaves


Robert Yancey (1764-1824)

1810, Census - Madison Co., KY
Recorded as owning 3 slaves


Robert Yancey (1777-????)

1810, Census - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 1 slave


Robert Yancey (1777-1819)

1802, Deed Record - Grainger Co., TN
Deeded negor by William Windham
1820, Census - Pulaski Co., KY
Wife Recorded as owning 2 slaves


Robert Yancey (1744-1818) of Mecklenburg Co., VA

1782, Tax Record - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 3 slaves
1818, Will - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Gives negro girl named Pink to son John
Gives negro boy named Gabriel to son Richard
Gives negro girl named Jinney to son Robert
Gives negro boy named Haborn to son Hezekiah
Gives negro girl named Agga to daughter Mary
Gives negro girl named Amy and her children to daughter Philadelphia
Gives negro boy named Buck to daughter Anna
Gives negro girl named Patsey to daughter Elizabeth
Gives negro girl named Anna to daughter Susanna
Gives negro boy named Hammond to daughter Lucy
Gives negro boy named Starling to daughter Milly
Other negroes not named divided among children


Robert Yancey (1764-1824)

probable slave owner - son Charles owned slaves.


Robert Yancey (1805-1854)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Fayette Co., TN
           
Owned 4 slaves.


Robert Yancey (1817-????)

1850 Slave Schedule - Grant Co., KY
owned 2 slaves.
1860, Census - Grant Co., KY
Recorded as being a "slave trader"


Robert C. Yancey (1813-1858)

            1850 Slave Schedule - Christian Co., KY
            Owned 6 slaves


Robert J. Yancey (1780-1839)

1820, Census - Cumberland Co., VA
Recorded as owning 1 slave


Robert J. Yancey (1806-1852)

        1850 Slave Schedule - Shelby Co., TN
        Owned  1 slave


Robert Leighton Yancey (1770-1808)

1808, Will - Louisa Co., Va
Gives blacksmith Moses to Chas. Kimbrough
Sons of Moses recorded as Thornton, Robin, Moses, Martin, Billy
Gives negro named Matt to Robert L. Crawford
Gives negro named Ben to Robert L. Crawford
Gives negro named Rachel and sons Bob & George to Robert L. Crawford
Mentions Sarah mother of Moses


Stephen Yancey (????-1784)

1773-1775, Tax records - Louisa Co., VA
Mentions Negroes: Tom, Hannah, Sary, Lucy/Suse
1782 - Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA
Recorded as owning 4 Slaves


Sterling Yancey (1762-1815)

1785, Deed Record
Deeded negroes Hannah & James by Mitchells
Deeded negroes Toby & Wilks by Mitchells
1786, Tax Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 9 slaves
1800, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 7 slaves
1810, Census - Cumberland Co., NC
Recorded as owning 12 slaves

 


Stith G Yancey (1807-????)

Need to check records
 


Susan T. Yancey (1814-1865)

1864, Will - Culpeper Co., VA
Mentions servant Daphne (also mentioned in will of Major Yancey)
Mentions servant Fanny (also mentioned in will of Major Yancey)


Thomas Yancey (1769-1804)

1800, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 9 slaves


Thomas Yancey (abt 1753-????)

1782, Tax record - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1800, Tax record - Culpeper Co., VA
Taxes based on 4 slaves
1810, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 14 slaves
1820, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 22 slaves


Thomas Yancey (1769-1847)

1820, Census Record - Oglethorpe Co., GA
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1847, Estate Appraisal, Oglethorpe Co., GA
Negro man named Gilbert valued at $100
Negro man named Jack valued at $5
Negro man named Lewis valued at $205
Negro man named Wiley valued at $250
Negro man named Ellick valued at $750
Negro man named Granderson valued at $725
Negro man named Armstead valued at $800
Negro man named Burrill valued at $800
Negro man named Sterling valued at $750
Negro man named Stephen valued at $750
Negro man named Larry valued at $700
Negro man named Fleming valued at $700
Negro man named Warren valued at $550
Negro man named Ben valued at $450
Negro man named Harry valued at $450
Negro man named Billy valued at $425
Negro man named Martin valued at $425
Negro man named Patrick valued at $300
Negro man named Washington valued at $325
Negro man named Ephraim valued at $250
Negro man named Abednego valued at $150
Negro woman named Tamer valued at $100
Negro woman named Philis valued at $75
Negro woman named Violet valued at $250
Negro woman named Betty valued at $300
Negro woman named Cleo valued at $350
Negro woman named Dicey & child Ailsey valued at $600
Negro woman named Sharlott & child Solomon valued at $650
Negro woman named Harriet valued at $650
Negro woman named Nancy valued at $600
Negro woman named Polly valued at $550
Negro woman named Manerva valued at $450
Negro woman named Delphia valued at $375
Negro girl named Arabella valued at $350
Negro girl named Martha valued at $275
Negro girl named Margaret valued at $250
Negro girl named Vina valued at $250


Thomas Lee Yancey (abt 1797-1827)

1820, Census Record - Rockingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 5 slaves


Thomas L. Yancey (1827-1898)

            1850, Slave Schedule - Montgomery Co., TN
           
Owned 23 slaves. 


Thomas Hines Yancey (1818 - 1881)

1850, Slave Schedule - Chambers Co., AL
Reported as owning slaves


Thornton Yancey Sr. (1740-1811)

1786, Tax Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1802, Bill of Sale - Granville Co., NC
Slave named Charles to William Puryear
1802, Bill of Sale - Granville Co., NC
Slave Rachel & Child Betty to son Tyron


Thornton Yancey (????-????)

1810, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 1 slave


Thornton Yancey (1786-????)

        1850, Census - Christian Co., KY - Slave Schedules
        Reported as owning 1 slave


Tinsley Allen Yancey (1803-1884)

        1835, Person Co., NC - Deed Record
        Jesse Lunford deeded slave Rapilla to Allen Yancey
        1850 Slave Schedule - Person Co., NC
       
Owned 24 slaves


Tryon Yancey (1776-????)

1799 - Received from John Stovall a negro
1800, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 1 slave
1802, Granville Co., NC
Receives Negro Rachel & child Betty from Father
Receives Negros Jane, Liza & Parker from brother Phillip

1820, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 3 slaves


Tryon Yancey (1794-????)

1820, Census - Giles Co., TN
Recorded as owning 3 slaves


Tryon Yancey (1810-1869)

1840, Deed in Trust, Granville Co., NC
Deeded Negro Slaves to H. G. Pittard


Tyree Yancey (1755-aft1794)

1783, Tax Record - Louisa Co., VA
Mentions Negroes: Richard, Bridget, Terry, Betty, Hannah, Sukey


Wiley/Wile/Wyle Yancey (????-????)

1820, Census - Caswell Co., NC
Recorded as owning 2 slaves


William Yancey (1740-1803)

1786, Tax Record - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 6 slaves
1800, Census - Granville Co., NC
Recorded as owning 10* slaves


William Yancey (????-abt 1813)

1760 - Granville Co., NC
Bequeathed negro by will of Richard Davis (father in law)
1767 - Granville Co, NC
recorded as slave owner
1772 - Granville Co., NC
sold negro girl named Phebe to C. Carpenter


William Yancey (1762-1814)

1800, Tax Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Taxes based on 2 slaves
1810, Census Record - Culpeper Co., VA
Recorded as owning 10 slaves


William Yancey (1766-1845)

1807 - Pittsylvania Co., VA
Purchased 4 slaves from brother James Yancey
1820, Census Record - Maury Co., TN
Recorded as owning 28 slaves (also 4 free blacks??)


William Yancey (1794-????)

    1820, Census Record - Scott Co., KY
Recorded as owning 2 slaves


William Yancey (1795-1855)

1850, Slave Schedules - Mason Co., KY
Recorded as owning 9 slaves


William Yancey (1808-aft 1850)

1850, Slave Schedules - Maury Co., TN
Recorded with 2 slaves
1 18 year old black female
1 14 year old black female


William Yancey (1812-1898)

1850 Slave Schedule - Haywood Co, TN
Owned 7 slaves
1860,  Mortality Schedule - Colorado Co., TX
Sam, slave of William,  age 21 black male farmhand, born in KY, dies in 1860 of typhoid fever.
1860, Census - Slave Schedule - Colorado Co., TX
Owned following slaves: age 53, male, black; age 25, male, black; age 23, male, mulatto; age 20, female, black; age 3/12, female, mulatto


William Burbidge Yancey (1803-1858)

Probable slave owner - need to check records


William Lewis Yancey (1804-1897)

Probable Slave Owner - check records

 


William Lowndes Yancey (1814-1863)

1835, Marriage to Sarah Caroline Earle
Through wife's dowry he inherited about 35 slaves.

1836 - Greenville Co., SC
"Know ye that I William Lowndes Yancey, thereunto moving, in consideration of the natural love and affection  which I have . . . to my wife, and for $5 pd by Samuel G Earle, of Anderson SC, havegiven in trust to Samuel Earle,  for my sd wife , Sarah C Yancey and her children , several slaves to wit, Dina and her children: Jane, George and Joe, and Levinia and her children: Caroline, Chanley, Elijah and Nancy and Aggy and her child Betsey.  If she (my wife) die without children, the slaves and their children , the slaves and their issue will revert to my estate.  W. L . Yancey - 5 Nov 1836.   Recd 21 Aug 1837.

 1839, Cahawba, Alabama
Most of his slaves died due to a accidental poisoning.

1850, Slave Schedule - Montgomery Co., AL
Reported as owning slaves

1861, Will - Montgomery, Alabama
Gives negro woman named Mina to daughter Mary Elizabeth Harrell
Gives Sally, child of Lindy, to grandson

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William Layton Yancey (1754-1813)

1810, Census - Rockingham Co., VA
Recorded as owning 66 slaves
1813, Will - Rockingham Co., VA
Gives negro boy to son Layton
Gives negro boy to son John
Gives negro boy to son Thomas
Gives negro boy to son William
Gives negro boy to son Albert
Negro man named Ben mentioned
1820, Census - Rockingham Co., VA (widow Fanny Yancey)
Recorded as owning 20 slaves
It seems a slave named Novel was also a slave of William Layton that was inherited by son Charles L Yancey.


William Thomas Yancey (1830-1863)

1860, Slave Schedule - Calhoun Co., TX
Recorded as "employing?" one 12 year old black boy.


Zachariah Yancey (1756-1852)


1782 Mecklenburg Co., VA
Zachariah willed a slave named June by his brother Hezekiah, possibly another slave named Tenny
1783-1795 Tax Records - Mecklenburg Co., VA
record slaves Jacob and Tenny among others and in 1795 Rachel.
1800, Will Record - Mecklenburg Co., VA -
John Mayes in his will bequeaths to Nancy Yancey his daughter slaves Oney & Rachel
1820, Census Records - Mecklenburg Co., VA
Recorded as owning 8 slaves
1852 - Interesting that no slaves are mentioned in his will.
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Zilpah Yancey

1843, Will - Caswell Co., NC
Gives negro child John, age 11, to daughter Mildred
Gives negro child Mary, age 3, to daughter Mildred

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