• Lincoln Family Neighbor Transfers Ownership Of Negro Man Named Jerry To Secure Debt

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    2 pp, 7 ¾  x 12 ½,   MDS, Hardin County, KY, 1810, Sept. 26, being an indenture between George Helm and Charles Helm in which the former transfers title of “one Negro man named Jerry, one wagon & fifteen head of cattle and seven head of sheep.”  The document is witnessed by young (age 15) Samuel Haycraft, Jr. as Deputy Clerk, John Moore and Daniel Waite. Samuel Haycraft Jr. adds an ADS certifying that “George Helm personally appeared before me...and acknowledged this Indenture as and for his act.”  Haycraft’s father, Samuel Sr. (1752-1823) dockets the document for the record on verso. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

    GEORGE HELM was a resident of Hardin County, Kentucky, and a neighbor of Thomas Lincoln, father of Abraham Lincoln.

    Folds, light toning. Excellent condition.

    Provenance: Christies New York, Dec. 5, 2017, The Norman Boas Estate, Lot 74.

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