Amanuensis Monday: Mortimer Mitchell Mentioned In Freedmen's Bureau Land and Property Records

A couple of weeks ago, I was poking around on FamilySearch.org and found a labor contract that mentioned my 3rd great grandfather Mortimer Mitchell. Every so often I go back over folks on my family tree and try doing searches in databases that were previously not available. Thanks to the completion of the Freedman's Bureau Project, I was able to locate this particular record.


Amanuensis Monday: Mortimer Mitchell Mentioned In Freedmen's Bureau Land and Property Records


Amanuensis Monday: Mortimer Mitchell Mentioned In Freedmen's Bureau Land and Property Records--How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
Citing this Record "United States, Freedmen's Bureau, Land and Property Records, 1865-1872", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2Q1-GMDC : 1 September 2016), Mestrumi Mitchel, 1865-1872.


Edward Mallett Plantation

About 10 Miles from NewBerne near Croatan 2500 or 3000 acres, 50 or 60 suitable for cultivation of cotton or corn. 4 Log houses occupied by old negroes. On Peter G Evans plantation nearby is a good two story house suitable to be used by persons who occupy this Mallett plantation. 
     Turpentine Lease for 60 bbls a season. Geo. Connor on land. Refusal of place given to Connor unless some responsible man will take place in few days & raise cotton on the land.
     Wiley Pitman, Henry Rawls, Bryan Heath propose to take the place & raise cotton Dec 8/63
     Refusal of whole place given them. Lawrence Baker now on place must be allowed to make turpentine & lax.
     Mortimer Mitchel, Hezekiah Foster(col'd) wish to hire P G Evans plantation, have worked on these about 4 years. Refusal of Turpentine Lease given to Lawrence Baker (col'd) Jan 4/64.
     On place in possession Hairkston & Connor sideboard, clock 3 bed steads 2 tables cradle plow, rack away 2 colts to be sold hay cutter 3 pr cart wheels, waggon loom & harness, 1 safe Sausage stuffer & cutter one ( ?   )
     Lease drafted for W. Pitman for 20 acres, executive & note is drafted for L Baker on trees, 10 acres cleared to Mortimer Mitchel, Lease drafted for him. Wrote L. Baker Mch 10/64 to come & make papers. Baker lease executive. Rawles will hire tree hands to work this cleared land & the lease on Evans place near by & raise corn on the land, too poor for cotton.
     Lawrence Baker his 4063 new Boxes & will drip 25 bbl for the old boxes at each bin --in all. 45 bbl ea bin. He has the tar also.
Have (??) him permits to make shingles & stores near line of this Evans Pltn 
     Dec 31st Mr. H. Rawles all the cleared land
     Jan (17 crossed out) L Baker trees

From page 30 in the side margin:

Amanuensis Monday: Mortimer Mitchell Mentioned In Freedmen's Bureau Land and Property Records--How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
Citing this Record "United States, Freedmen's Bureau, Land and Property Records, 1865-1872", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2Q1-GMDC : 1 September 2016), Mestrumi Mitchel, 1865-1872.

20 acres lease to Wiley Pitman (cleared land)
(10 crossed out) all the trees to Lawrence Baker
Bal                    "      " trees H. Rawles & the hires nearby on Evans.


I noted a question mark for any word I wasn't able to figure out for this transcription. Keep in mind, I am finishing this post at the late hour of 12:50 am. I probable messed up a couple other words as well.  Tomorrow I will begin researching the other folks mentioned in this record and see if I can find any further connections with my Mortimer Mitchell

If you missed my other posts on Mortimer Mitchell, here are the links to them:


What Did Mortimer Mitchell See? 



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  1. These old records, it is very easy to miss some words.

    Finding Eliza

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