page 217 chapter 20 William Rowlett sold negroes on two occasions as shown below. On July 19, 1830, William had received two hundred dollars for, and issued a bill of sale for a negro girl named Anny abt 12 years old to Lewis Mathes. William Rowlett. seal The following bill of sale was presented in Circuit Court during December term 1832. Know by all these presents that I William Rowlett of Shelby County and State of Tennessee for in consideration of five hundred dollars to me in hand and paid, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, and by these presents do bargain and sell and deliver to Jas. Avery of the count of Shelby and state aforesaid, one negro man named Ned about 30 years old, a Malatto, to have and hold the said negro to the only and proper used benefit and behoof of him the said James Avery, his heirs, and as --------? forever in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 5th day of Nov 1830. William Rowlett seal