Slaves in My Wyche Family

1] Joseph Wyche – 1840 Census, Brunswick County, Virginia

There is one un-named, “free colored person” enumerated in this household, aged 10-24 years old.


2] William E. Wyche – 1850 Census

Schedule 2. – Slave Inhabitants in Oxford District in the County of Granville, State of North Carolina, enumerated by me, on the 27th day of August, 1850. (Signed) Tro (illegible) A. Jones, Ass’t Marshal.

Page 8 – Columns on Left Side of Page

Line #11 – William E. Wyche

No. of Slaves      Age        Sex         Color

1                              75           M            Black

1                              60           M            Black

1                              60           M            Black

1                              50           M            Black

1                              45           M            Black

1                              35           M            Black

1                              33           M            Mulatto

1                              31           M            Mulatto

1                              30           M            Mulatto

1                              18           M            Mulatto

1                              13           M            Mulatto

1                              11           M            Mulatto

1                              60           F              Black

1                              47           F              Mulatto

1                              28           F              Mulatto

1                              26           F              Mulatto

1                              24           F              Black

1                              23           F              Mulatto

1                              18           F              Black

1                              18           F              Mulatto

1                              6              F              Mulatto

1                              8              M            Mulatto

1                              7              M            Mulatto

1                              5              M            Mulatto

1                              3              F              Mulatto

1                              4/12       F              Mulatto

1                              6              M            Black

1                              2              M            Mulatto

1                              3              M            Mulatto

1                              6/12       F              Mulatto

1                              5              M            Mulatto

1                              5              M            Mulatto

1                              5/12       M            Mulatto

1                              22           F              Mulatto

1                              8              F              Mulatto

1                              6              M            Mulatto

1                              2              F              Mulatto




3] George Wyche Will – 1781 – Greensville, Co., VA

Will of George Wyche
(Will Book 1, page 4, Greensville Co.VA.)

In the Name of God Amen. I George Wyche of Greensville County am in perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for it and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die I do make this my last will as follows.

Item – I give to my son Peter Wyche one Negroe Boy named Stepney, and one Sow and Calf, one Bed & furniture to him and his heirs forever.

Item – I give to my Daughter Rebecca Dupree one Negroe Boy named Daniel, to her and her heirs forever.

Item – I give to my beloved wife three Beds and furniture and one Riding Chair to her and her heirs forever, Also I
lend her three Negroes, Will, Jack, and Venus and my land whereon I now live with the stock of all kinds, Household furniture and plantation tools. And at her Death the land and my Negroe Will to go to my son Peter Wyche to him and his heirs forever, and Jack and Venus to be appraised and that my Daughter Rebecca Dupree to take them and pay the
appraisement and it to be equally divided among all my children, all the rest of my personal Estate to be divided half among all my children and the other half to such of her children as she shall think fit.

It is my desire that my Estate shall not be appraised. I do appoint my wife and my son Peter Wyche Executors of this my last Will and Testament. As witness my hand and seal this tenth day of April 1781.

George Wyche (Legal Signature)

In presence of-
Joel Knight,
Hannah Knight,
Boaz Morris.

At a Court held for Greensville County the 20th day of June 1781 this will was proved according to law by the oath of Joel Knight and Boaz Morris witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Peter Wyche one of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to law and together with Daniel Fisher his security entered
into and acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of one hundred thousand pounds conditioned as the law directs. Certificate was granted him for obtaining a probat thereof in due form. The Executrix therein named refused to join in the burthen of the execution thereof.

Teste P.Pelham C&Cur.

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[Eds. Note: I still have many pages of census data and slave schedules to go through, as well as countless pages of former slave narratives to read in order to find persons associated with the Wyche family. Please check back, as this area of the site is a work in progress.]

2 responses to “Slaves in My Wyche Family

  • kypilgrim

    I’m tracing the Wyche line from bottom up, wondering which white Wyche’s this line is attached to. I have William Atlee Wyche born in 1868 in Virginia, to father Frank Wyche, born around 1833. I’d be interested in researching the potential connection to your tree.

    • CH Jones

      Hi Kypilgrim — Thanks for the comment and the inquiry. I am sure there is a connection somewhere, as all the white Wyche’s in the United States are descended from one of three brothers who landed in Virginia in the 17th century, and settled in the south eastern part of the state. By the early 1800’s they had spread only as far as the northern border counties of North Carolina.
      I will send you an email, and we can discuss where the connections might be found. Stay tuned. 🙂

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