Lucy Ann & Tom
c1840: Lucy Ann is born.
February 9, 1850: Tom is a miller and is enslaved by James M. Smith. Lucy Ann is also enslaved by James M. Smith. Smith lists “Lucy Ann + Tom (the miller)” in his will. It is possible that they are husband and wife.
May 18, 1856: Lucy Ann as well as four other people – Miles, Charles, Alfred, and Tom – are inherited by John P. Smith upon his father’s death.
December 20, 1857: Lucy Ann’s captor, John P. Smith, dies without leaving a will.
August 27, 1858: 18-year-old Lucy Ann and two children are sold at the Court House by the Smith estate to J.A. Patton for $1,400.00.
September 14, 1860: J.A. Patton enslaves four females – ages 45, 8, 4, and 1 – likely meaning that he has sold Lucy Ann or she has passed away. He may still enslave the two children.