The Resource King George County (Va.) Claims for slaves who escaped during the late war

King George County (Va.) Claims for slaves who escaped during the late war

Label
King George County (Va.) Claims for slaves who escaped during the late war, 1861-1865
Title
King George County (Va.) Claims for slaves who escaped during the late war
Inclusive dates
1861-1865
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
King George County (Va.) Claims for slaves who escaped during the late war, 1861-1865, are lists and affidavits by owners of slaves who either escaped or were taken by Union soldiers during the Civil War. Most lists include slave names and ages and some include a statement as to the date and circumstances of the loss. Some affidavits only provide a number of slaves lost and an amount of money. Many of the lists have notations as to the value of the slave or the tax value. The list of William S. Brown of 1863 includes items other than slaves that he claims Union soldiers also took from him including hay stacks, mules, geese, fodder, and fencing
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
King George County was named in honor of George I of England and was formed from Richmond County in 1720. Part of Westmoreland County was added in 1777.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Virginia. Auditor of Public Accounts. APA 759, Runaway and escaped slaves: receipts and reports, 1806-1863. State Records Collection, The Library of Virginia.
Label
King George County (Va.) Claims for slaves who escaped during the late war
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from King George County under the accession number 41899
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
King George County Circuit Court
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001613184
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
folder.

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