by AUDREY CREEL / December 16, 2020
©Audrey Creel, 2020 (All rights reserved.)
There is only one known record for Nat’s son. Hardy Murfree’s estate and slave holdings were divided amongst his surviving relatives upon his death in 1814. The boy was listed in the estate settlement with his mother, Nat.[i] The boy’s name is unknown. Nat’s son was one of the twenty-two individuals placed under Dr. James Maney’s ownership.[ii] The boy and his mother were given a combined monetary value of two-hundred-fifty dollars.[iii] Nat’s son likely was taken away from his father and other family members as a result of the court decision. It is probable that the pair traveled from their home in North Carolina to work on the Maney plantation (present day Oaklands Mansion) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. There are no known records for Nat’s son after 1814.
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[i] Estate settlement, Hardy Murfree estate settlement, Williamson County Archives, Probate Records, .
[ii] Estate settlement, Hardy Murfree estate settlement, .
[iii] Estate settlement, Hardy Murfree estate settlement, .