C.T. Delling slave deeds

Abstract

The C.T. Delling slave deeds (dated 1863 June-December; 0.01 cubic feet; 2 items) contains two slave deeds and one receipt of a transaction for a horse and buggy all dated in 1863.

Descriptive Summary

Title
C.T. Delling slave deeds
Date
1863 June-December
Creator
Delling, C.T., (Cristian T.), 1824-1889
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Subjects
African Americans--Kentucky--History--1863-1877.
Deeds--Kentucky.
Kentucky--Economic conditions.
Slave records--Kentucky.
Slave trade--Kentucky.
Slaveholders--Kentucky
Slavery--Kentucky--History.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Nicole Priest
Preferred Citation
2013ms0242: [identification of item], C. T. Delling slave deeds, 1863, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Cristian T. (C.T.) Delling was born circa 1824 in Germany, immigrating to the United States in the 1850s from Saxony. By 1856, he resided in Cynthiana, Ky. and he owned a clothier business selling hats, wool coats, and pants at his store on Main Street. Delling married Louise A. Orsmby in 1861. Louise was originally from New York but moved to Cynthiana in the 1850s. Before the marriage, Louise was a principal and teacher at the Harrison Female Seminary. They had one daughter, Francis, in 1866.
C.T. Delling died in 1889 and was buried in the Old Graveyard on Main Street in Cynthiana, Ky.
Sources:
McAdams, Harry Kennet. Original Lot Owners, Old Graveyard on Main S Cynthiana, KY. Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records. Heritage Books, Berwyn Heights, MD. 1929.
Scope and Content
The C.T. Delling slave deeds (dated 1863 June-December; 0.01 cubic feet; 2 items) comprise two slave deeds and one receipt for a horse and buggy all dated from 1863. The slave deeds are written on the same piece of paper. The first deed is from C. Hall of Harrison County, Kentucky, selling a female slave named Rebecca, age 39, for four hundred and fifty dollars. The second deed is from John Bruce selling a young girl named Sally, age 16, for three hundred dollars to C.T. Delling. The horse and buggy along with a harness receipt was from J.F. Lowe and sold to C.T. Delling for three hundred and twenty-five dollars.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

C. Wall and John Bruce receipt to C.T. Delling for payment for slaves, 1863 June 27 and December 10

  • Box MS-19, Folder 1, Item 1
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J.F. Lowe and N.A. Baker receipt to C.T. Delling for payment for a horse and buggy, 1863 August 14

  • Box MS-19, Folder 1, Item 2
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