by AUDREY CREEL / December 16, 2020
©Audrey Creel, 2020 (All rights reserved.)
There is much unknown about Tinney, including Tinney’s age, gender, and last name. After Hardy Murfree’s death, his estate and slave holdings were divided amongst his living relatives. Tinney and Tinney’s child were listed among twenty-two enslaved individuals who were placed in Dr. James Maney’s possession.[i] Tinney’s child is listed alongside Tinney, but it is unknown if Tinney had any other family members assigned to Dr. Maney.[ii] Tinney’s child and Tinney were given a combined monetary value of two-hundred-seventy-five dollars.[iii] Tinney likely was taken from family members and a home in North Carolina to work Dr. James Maney’s Murfreesboro, Tennessee plantation (present day Oaklands Mansion). It is unknown what happened to Tinney after 1814.
[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, .