NATHAN B. FORREST - A MEMPHIS TENNESSEE AREA ENSLAVEMENT DEALERTHE “GREAT MISSISSIPPI RIVER ROAD”
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GOOD NEGROES WANTED.
undersigned want five hundred negroes, and will pay the highest cash prices for
all good ones offered. All persons having negroes for sale can get as high
prices at our stand, on Adams street, as from any other establishment of the
kind in the South. We will also sell on commission. HILL
& FORREST, Adams street, opposite Hill’s old stand. July19-tf
Weekly Appeal 7-19-1853]
name Forrest is highlighted. N. B. Forrest Confederate General whose troops took
no African Descendants Freedom Fighting Union Army Soldiers Prisoners in the
battle of Fort Pillow and was the reported founder of the Ku Klux Klan or KKK.
STREET, BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD, HAVE this day entered into copartnership for
the purpose of buying and selling Negroes. Their Mart is on Adams street,
Southside, between Second and Third. It is entirely new, and conditioned with a
view to comfort and security. They have agents in every market, on the lookout
for good family servants; and they are satisfied that they have facilities which
are unequalled, for supplying the wants of all. The highest CASH PRICE will be
paid for likely young negroes. Persons wishing to dispose of a servant may rest
assured that, if left with us a good home will be secured. Jy13-ty
Weekly Appeal 8-6-1854]
SECOND AND THIRD
constantly on hand the best selected assortment of FIELD HANDS, HOUSE SERVANTS
& MECHANICS, at their Negro Mart, to be found in the city. They are daily
receiving from Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri, fresh supplies of likely Young
Negroes. NEGROES SOLD ON COMMISSION, and
the highest market price always paid for good stock. Their Jail is capable of
containing Three Hundred, and for comfort, neatness and safety, is the best
arranged of any in the Union. Persons wishing to purchase, are invited to
examine their stock before purchasing elsewhere. They have on hand at present,
Fifty likely young Negroes, comprising Field hand, Mechanics, House and Body
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Burkle House Memphis Tennessee June 16, 2003. No date noticeable]
HAVE NOW FOR SALE FORTY
Women, Boys and Girls, being suited for every description of Field or House
Work. We have agents in Virginia and Kentucky, from whom we are consistently
receiving fresh lots, and can supply almost any description of servant needed.
Our terms will be found reasonable, and we request all in want to slaves to give
us a call. FORREST & MAPLES, NO.
87 ADAMS—ST. jy24-2m
Daily Appeal 9-14-1855] Underline not in ad.
IN RAINEY’S MEMPHIS BUSINESS DIRECTORY PAGE 120 1855-1856
A. H. CLERK, 87 ADAMS, B 85 ADAMS
N. B. SLAVE DEALER, 87 ADAMS, R 85 ADAMS
equals business address and R equals residence address.
from the Main Library Memphis Tennessee June 17, 2003
subscriber will continue the business of buying and selling Negroes at the old
stand of Frorest & Maples, on
Adams st. No 87 and will pay
the highest cash prices for all good negroes offered. Negroes also bought and
sold on commission. N. B.
Daily Appeal 2-14-1856] Underline not in ad.
from us, about the 20th of November last, a Negro Man named RICHARD,
about 30 years of age, of a dark brown complexion, slow spoken, and of an
intelligent appearance; reads
and writes well, and is a carpenter
by trade; was raised in
Charleston, South Carolina. We will give the above reward for his delivery
to us, if taken in a free State, or $100 reward, if taken in a slave State, and
so confined that we can get him. FORREST
& MAPLES, MEMPHIS TENN.
Daily Appeal 3-9-1856] Underline
not in ad.
HUNDRD NEGROES WANTED.
WILL pay the highest cash price for all good young negroes offered at my yard on
Adams street; and will buy and sell Slaves on commission. I have provided the
most comfortable quarters for Negroes at my yard, but wish it understood that I
will not hold myself responsible for any accidents or escapes that may, occur. N.
B. FORREST, MEMPHIS may24-6m
Daily Appeal 7-8-1856]
87 ADAMS-ST, MEMPHIS, TEN.
just received from North Carolina, twenty-five likely young negroes, to
which he desires to call the attention of purchasers. He will be in the regular
receipt of negroes from North and South Carolina every month. His negro
Depot is one of the most complete and commodious establishments of the kind in
the Southern country, and his regulations exact and systematic, cleanliness,
neatness and comfort being strictly observed and enforced. His aim is to furnish
to customers A. 1 servants and field hands, sound and perfect in body and mind.
Negroes taken on commission. Jan21
Daily Appeal 1-24-1857] Underline not in ad.
from the subscriber, living six miles northwest of Hernando, Miss., a Negro Man,
named ALBERT. Said Albert is between 25 and 30 years old, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches
high, dark complected and quick spoken. He wore off three pairs of pants, three
coats, and carried with him two blankets. He was raised
in Halifax, Virginia, from which place he was brought by Forrest & Jones,
from whom I had recently bought him. I will give the above reward for his
apprehension and confinement so that I can get him. F. C. GARTRELL. Jan20-daw1m
[Memphis Daily Appeal 1-24-1857] Underline not in ad.
from R. B. Mitchell, of Memphis, Tennessee, on the 6th inst, a negro
man named KENT, 22 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, copper color, rather
chunky built, likely, smart and intelligent; had on when he left a black coat,
light colored cashmere pants. Drab hat, &c. and wears a whisker and
mustache. Said boy was raised in Charleston,
South Carolina, and brought
from there some four months since by Mr. N. B. Forrest,
from whom I bought him; he will probably attempt to get back there. The above
reward will be paid for him if taken out of this State, or half that amount if
in the State, so that I get him. Address, R. B. MITCHELL,. MEMPHIS TENN.