Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Another Family Manumission
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Caroline Coleman and her two children to wit Orlando and Benson have been liberated and set free by the last will and testament of Benson Coleman dec[ease]d (a free man of color).
Now if the said Caroline and her children shall not become a charge to any county in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for their maintenance and support then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.
Her X Mark
C 5ft 3 1/2 in. bright mulatto gray eyed likely and neat good countenance 35 years
Orlando 9 yrs old mulatto, Benson 5 yrs dark copper complesion both likely and stout as children usually are of their age."
Courtesy of the Kentucky Historical Society