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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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family and knew all his slaves, and among others a Negroe man by name Southy, that she also knew Annis the mother of Southy for some years before her death and that she died the slave of Levin Joynes about the year 1778, and that Southy and the only one of that name said Levin Joynes had, continued his Slave until November or December last when he was sold to a Mr Frazer and further saith not Sarah Lyon Taken and sworn to before me the 22 Septr 1791. Tully Wise

The Deposition of John Smith of Lawful age duly sworn on the Holy Evangalists of Almighty God Deposeth and Saith that he has been well acquainted in the Family of Levin Joynes ever since the year 1780, all of which time he had a negroe named Southy which he held as his slave until November or December last when he was Sold to a Mr Frazer; and that the said Levin Joynes had no other slave of that name and further saith not Jno Smith Taken and Sworn to before me the 22d Septr. 1791. Tully Wise