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Hill, Henry v. Taylor, Humphrey: Chancery Cause, Madison County (Part 3 of 10)

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3 and have you any knowledge of any older claims having been changed to that name or firm if so state to what amount Answer - I know of none being changed to H & J W Taylor but know of some being changed from H & J W Taylor to H Taylor for the purpose of bring suit on them in the Federal Court the amounts I have no idea off Question by same. What debts were those bonds or notes given to Humphrey Taylor & J W Taylor for for the purchase and sales of slaves or land as fair [far] as you know Answer. I do not know what they were given for as they were debts that was contracted before I was acquainted with them but I presume they were for negroes Question by the same. Were you acquainted with J W Taylor the son of Humphrey Taylor before he removed from Virginia If so state if he had any means as far as you can know independent of his Father- & how long has it been since he removed- and does he not occupy a farm in that country stocked ^with^ negroes &c by his Father. Ans I was acquainted with J W Taylor before he removed from Va I [know?] not what his means was but have been told by him & J M Saunders that he had an interest in the trading business. I believe it has been about 3 years Since he removed from Va he occupies the 800 acres of land spoken off before his father in law purchased some 8 or ten negroes of me which he gave his wife which is on the farm with some negroes belonging to his father I do not know how may negroes his Father has on the farm he has been married upwards of 2 years