Ezekiel and Patsy

The Negro girl that is mentioned in the following document is believed to have been Delce, whom Thompson Glen would later buy:

Surry County, North Carolina James Glen's estate papers March 9, 1790
Surry County, North Carolina
James Glen’s estate papers
March 9, 1790

It wasn’t until May 25, 1792 that he would further his ownership. When he brought from his mother and her new husband three more slaves. From the following abstract, two of the three, Charles and Dilse (Diley/Delce) were the parents of Sukey, and the grandparents of Patsy. One of the reasons for making that claim is that, at the time Sukey was born. Which was somewhere around 1800; Charles and Delce were the only two adult slaves present in the Thompson Glen household. There were other documents that seemed to also suggest, that it was the case:

Stokes County, North Carolina Volumes I - Iv, 1790 - 1864 Southern Historical Press, Inc. 1985, W. O. Absher
Stokes County, North Carolina
Volumes I – Iv, 1790 – 1864
Southern Historical Press, Inc. 1985, W. O. Absher

The number of slaves left belonging to James Glen’s estate had been diminished somewhat, and those who remained were no doubt sold. The reason being is that, his desire was that all his slaves except one, were to be distributed among his six daughters. However, there was no parity in the numbers, so it was a wish that was impossible to accomplished without them all being sold. As far as his son Thompson Glen was concerned, it appears that his slave buying days had run its course with the purchase of Simon, Charles and Delce. All except Simon, would be a part of his household at the time of his death. As one can tell from his following Will and Estate papers, that the number of slaves that he then owned had increased quite a bit. This increase was primarily due to the two girls that Charles and Delce had, which was Sukey and Rachael. As well as, Sukey’s daughter Susannah (a.k.a. Patsy). The others who are listed, were believed to be the children of the slaves named Sampson and Justin:

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