by AUDREY CREEL / December 16, 2020
©Audrey Creel, 2020 (All rights reserved.)
There is little information known about Tinney’s child, including the child’s name, age, and gender. Hardy Murfree’s estate and slave holdings were divided amongst his living relatives after his death in 1814. Tinney’s child was listed amongst the enslaved individuals who were placed under Dr. James Maney’s ownership.[i] Tinney’s child is listed alongside Tinney, but there are no other known family members named in the estate settlement.[ii] Tinney’s child and Tinney were given a collective monetary value of two-hundred-seventy-five dollars.[iii] Tinney’s child likely was taken from a parent and other family members and moved from North Carolina to the Maney plantation (present day Oaklands Mansion) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. There are no known records for Tinney’s child 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, .