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1849 – December 31 – New Orleans notary F. N. Haralson recorded the sale of London from Thomas Bowdar to Joseph Acklen for one thousand dollars. London was listed as “of Black color” and “about twenty years.” The document guarantees that he is free of “vices, maladies and defects prescribed by the law of the state of Louisiana, and also a slave for life.”

1850 – February 16 – A burial record for the Old City Cemetery in Nashville recorded London was buried on the Poplar lot, at the cost of $2.00. While the record does note J. A. S. Acklen was his owner, it does not list the date or cause of his death. He would have lived at the Acklen’s house on Cherry Street. (Nashville City Cemetery Records [5-1862: 133]. Found online at the Nashville Public Library website.)

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