Slaves were in Morgan County. With this page, and everyone's help we will attempt to
put together a bit of information about them.  If you have records or documents that
show former owners and former slaves and would like share it with others, send it to me for posting. 

The Emancipation Proclamation
January 1, 1863

By the President of the
United States of America:
[Abraham Lincoln]

A Proclamation.

"That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three,
all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State,
the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States,
shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free............
(an excerpt)
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The Proclamation, with actual photos of the original papers:
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Slaves who are mentioned in Morgan County Deed Books
and within the Daniel Stinecipher (Stonecipher) Bible

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