Mose, Lucy, & Harry prior to 1854: Mose was purchased at “the widow Alexander’s sale.” January 7, 1854: Mose, Lucy,
Phillip Smith c1784: Phillip is born. February 9, 1850: Phillip is enslaved by James M. Smith, who refers to
Henry & Julia Ann & their children, McCama & George February 9, 1850: Julia Ann is likely married
Mary & Jeff and their son, Samuel & Martha February 9, 1850: Mary is married to
Ben & Julius Ragsdale c1840: Ben is born. c1842: Julius is born. December 20, 1857: Ben and Julius’ captor, John P.
Charles, Peter, & Robb c1839: Charles is born. February 9, 1850: Charles is the son of
Tilda & Joe & their children, Alfred (Spears), Joe, Mary, Vina, & Jane Alfrod, age 19, is sold to
Lucy Ann & Tom c1840: Lucy Ann is born. February 9, 1850: Tom is a miller and is enslaved by
Alfred Walker February 9, 1850: A man named Alfred is enslaved by James M. Smith. Not much is known about
Miles & Charles (George’s sons) Swan/Luran February 9, 1850: Miles and his brother, Charles, are enslaved by James M. Smith.
George & Louisa Morris and son, William We are first introduced to George and Louisa via this will, written by
Bob & Lidia Haynes & children – Alexander Sy, Bob Hardin, Catherine, Betsey, Mose, and Caroline c1840: Caroline is
Sandy & John c1841: John is born. c1843: Sandy is born. April 23, 1853: 10-year-old Sandy and 12-year-old John are
Harriet and sons, William, Luran, & John Quillan & Allen c1809: Harriet is born October 31, 1844: 35-year-old Harriet and
Lucy Know all men by these presents that I William Hunter [sp?][illegible] of the county of Buncombe and the
James & Rebecca Bailey and their children, including Charlotte Bailey Scales “…I further direct that the girl Caroline in said
Zylpha Smith $310 paid by James M. Smith of Asheville (Alfred Fortune) Given all my interest in right of
Bob Bob was born around 1805. When he was about 14 or 15 years old, he escaped from James M.
George Avery In 1865, George Avery was a 19-year-old blacksmith enslaved by the McDowell family. It is likely he was