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First Name: William Macon
Last Name: Waller
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 11/13/1789
Death Date: 11/13/1849
Family Relationships: Lucy Ann Govan, Daughter
Reference Number: UNL00005230
Slaves owned by this person:

Record Date:

02/17/1848

Record Type:

Letter

Record Call No.

Mss2 W1567 b 2

Record Title

Letter, 1848, of William Macon Waller (of "Forest Hill", Amherst County, Va.), to Jane Henry (Meredith) Garland (of Amherst County, Va.) concerning the sale of several African-American slaves.

Document Notes:

This letter is part of several that concerns Waller's trip, 1847-1848, through Tennessee, Missisippi, and Louisiana to sell his slaves in order to settle pressing debts. This letter focuses on his time in Natchez, Mississippi. The recipient of this letter, Jane Henry (Meredith) Garland, was Waller's mother in law by his second marriage. Waller mentions that one of her slaves, name unknown, was sold by James D. Ware.

Location:

Forest Hill

County:

Amherst

State:

VA

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