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Bill-of-sale for Loney, an enslaved man in North Carolina

 Collection — Box: SFC4 [F09.090.03.02], Folder: 404
Identifier: MS0404

Scope and Contents

Loney was an enslaved man in North Carolina. On January 2, 1865 he was approximately 27 years old. This document is a bill of sale dated January 2, 1865 for Loney. The buying enslaver was N. A. Wingate & Co. of Charlotte, North Carolina; and the selling enslaver was J. A. Bisaner, of Lincolnton, North Carolina. Loney was sold for $6,000 in Confederate currency.

The value of a Confederate dollar was about four cents in comparison to Union currency. This bill of sale also serves as a letter to Bisaner’s wife (unnamed here), instructing her to deliver Loney to his new enslavers.

Dates

  • 1865 January 2

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Loney was approximately 27 years old at the time of document creation, January 2, 1862. No additional biographical information is known about Loney.

Joseph Alexander Bisaner (1837-1920) was the son of Jacob Bisaner and Sarah Jetton of Lincolnton, NC. He married Alice McClellan Tatum and had five children with her. Joseph had moved to Marietta, Georgia by 1870 and later moved to Murphy, NC where he lived until his death.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

Loney was an enslaved man in North Carolina. On January 2, 1865 he was approximately 27 years old. This document is a bill of sale dated January 2, 1865 for Loney. The buying enslaver was N. A. Wingate & Co. of Charlotte, North Carolina; and the selling enslaver was J. A. Bisaner, of Lincolnton. Loney was sold for $6,000 in Confederate currency.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from T. Lynn Caldwell, of Christiansburg, VA, in October 2008.

Available Online

Item has been digitized and can be found online: https://goldmine.uncc.edu/index/render/object/pid/mss:73207/parentPID/mss:1
Title
Bill-of-sale for Loney, an enslaved man in North Carolina
Status
Completed
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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