Deposition, 1791, Accomack County, Va., given by Wealthy Bayley, Sarah (Smith) Lyon, John Smith, and Garrot Topping concerning Southy, an African-American slave of Levin Joynes.
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Accomack ss. Slavery Sale of Negro The Deposition of Wealthy Bayley of Lawful age being Duly Sworn on the Holy Evangalists of Almighty God. Deposeth and saith that she lived a near neighbour to Levin Joynes of this County and knew a negroe man of his named Southy and the only one he had of that name and that she also knew Annis the mother of Southy and that she was purchased as a slave by William Joynes father to the said Levin many years agoe and some years before the Birth of the said Southy that the Annis continued the slave of William Joynes during his lifetime, and since his Death was the slave of Levin Joynes until her death which was about the year 1778 and that the said Southy continued the Slave of the said Levin Joynes until November or December last when he was sold to a Mr Frazer and further saith not Wealthy Bayley her Mark Taken and sworn to before me the 22d of Sept. 1791. Tully Wise
The Deposition of Sarah Lyon being of Lawful age and duly sworn on the Holy Evangalists of Almighty God deposeth and saith that she lives a near neighbour to Levin Joynes and is well acquainted with the