Spire Hagerty's Description of Stolen Slaves
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Spire Hagerty's Description of Stolen Slaves / 10-1838 / Rebecca McIntosh Hagerty Papers
Spire Hagerty's description of his stolen slaves. "The above negros were stolen from my plantation by a creek Indian . . . Jack, Jeffrey, Lucy, Sambo, and Carolina." Rebecca McIntosh Hagerty married Spire Hagerty, owner of a plantation near Marshall. After Spire's death, Mrs. Hagerty continued to acquire control of slaves and land and became one of the richest planters in antebellum Texas.