On Oct. 24, 1842 Contract for the Sale of Slaves Madison Floyd Workman purchased nine negro slaves from his father James Workman (agent for his wife Edney Floyd Workman) for $2000. A slave name MILLY is listed among them. The other slaves listed were: Stephen, Edy, Mary, Ester, Silvy, Amy, Rachel and Harriet. This is documented under the Court of Equity at Newberry Courthouse, Contract for the Sale of Slaves, State of S.C., Newberry District.
On the 1850 Slave Schedule Newberry SC slave owner M F Workman is listed and shows owning 15slaves of which one is a female age 12yrs.
On the 1860 Slave Schedule Newberry SC slave owner M F Workman is listed and shows owning 31slaves of which one is a female age 24yrs.
Note: On the 1870 Census Millie is listed as being 32years old, therefore in 1842 (on the Court of Equity , Contract for the sale of slaves dated Oct. 24, 1842) Millie would have been only 4years old. Was one of the other woman listed Millie's mother???
Milly Workman appears on the July 19th 1870 census , Newberry County, page 23 line 1, Floyd Township #6, She is listed as being 32, female, black, keeping house, and place of birth South Carolina, and being able to read and write. Living in the house was Bill, Mag, Ellen, Jack, Calvin and Rich.
Bill and Millie are listed in the Newberry Co.,S.C 1870 Census. They are listed as family #1682 living on the Madison Floyd Workman farm (plantation) along with four other families. They are Will and Maria Workman HH#1677 black, farm laborer; McKitrick HH#1675, white, farm laborer; Davis HH#1676, white, farm laborer; Williams HH#1679, black, farm laborer. Madison's farm was in the Bush River Community in Newberry County, S.C. He was active in and buried at Bush River Baptist Church, Newberry SC. His farm was just off the old Ninety-Six Road, near a rocky ridge in the Floyd Township. James Workman is buried in the Floyd Family Cemetery, on the Old Belfast Hwy about 12miles from Newberry Courthouse, about 100yards from the new highway. Bill and Millie are listed just under the family of Madison Workman and are undoubtly freed slaves who remained on the Madison Plantation.
On the 1880 Census - SC. Floyds, Newberry, South Carolina. FHL film 1255236 National Archives Film T9-1236 page 153C. lists Cinda Workman, as the Grandaughter of Bill & Millie Workman, she is a Female, Single, Black, age 1, Birthplace SC. occupation: at home, Fathers birthplace South Carolina, mothers birthplace South Carolina. I have not been able to document who Cinda's parents are. On this same census, page 153C lists Milly Workman, keeping house,female, married, black, age 40, birthplace S.C, fathers birthplace S.C. and mothers birthplace VA. On this same census she is listed as the wife of William Workman, she has a daughter Margaret age 23, a daughter Ella age 20, a son Calvin age 16, a son Richard age 12, a daughter Lula age 8, a son Jimmie age 4, and a grandaughter Cinda age 1. All the children were born in S.C. William Workman her husband was listed as age 50.
NOTE: RESEARCH TO DO TO LOCATE PARENTS/ SLAVE SALES/SLAVES SHIPS etc. William Workman mother was born in VA and his father in VA. Milly Workman mother was born in VA and her father in SC..(Was one of the females on the contract of slave sale 10/24/42 the mother of Milly?)
Milly must have died between 1880 and 1900.
On the 1900 Census William (Bill) Workman is 72 yrs old, a widow and living with his daughter Mag and her husband Jeff Williams.
More About MILLIE: Census: 1870, New berry , South Carolina. Sale of Slaves: 24 October 1842, Court of Equity, Newberry Courthouse, Newberry S.C.
Children of MILLIE and WILLIAM (BILL) WORKMAN are: