by AUDREY CREEL / December 16, 2020
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There is only one known document for Luckey Porter. Hardy Murfree’s estate and slave holdings were divided amongst his living relatives after his death in 1814. Luckey was listed with her husband, George Porter, in the estate settlement.[i] George is the only individual to be listed with a last name, and it is uncertain how he obtained this last name.[ii] It is also unknown when George and Luckey were married. Luckey and George were given a collective monetary value of one-hundred-fifty dollars.[iii] This indicates that Luckey was likely an older woman in 1814. It is unknown if Luckey was taken from family members or children as a result of the court case. Luckey likely was taken from her home in North Carolina to work on the Maney plantation (present day Oaklands Mansion) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. There are no known records for Luckey Porter after 1814.

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[i]  Estate settlement, Hardy Murfree estate settlement, Williamson County Archives, Probate Records, [75].

[ii] Estate settlement, Hardy Murfree estate settlement, [75].

[iii] Estate settlement, Hardy Murfree estate settlement, [75].

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