Slaves of David Luckie Knox and Thomas Jefferson Knox (Bradley County, TN)
My 3rd great grandfather, George Knox, was owned by David Luckie Knox (b. 1801, d. 1854; husband of Ann Cowan Knox). David also owned the people I believe to be George's parents, Jefferson and Juda Knox, along with possible siblings of George.
It appears that when David died in 1854, George was given to David's son, Thomas Jefferson Knox (b. 1833; d. 1903). I have a copy of David's will showing that George was actually willed to Henry Harrison Knox (another one of David's sons), but I can't find any evidence that Henry ever owned slaves. Henry was 14-years-old when David died. George actually stated in his Civil War pension application that Thomas had been his slave owner. (By 1864, George was free and had enlisted in the Union. I'm not sure how he became free.)
Would love to know if anyone has come across any information in their records regarding the slaves owned by David Luckie Knox and/or his family members. Any information on the plantation David owned would also be interesting. Thank you!