The Resource Madison County (Va.) Petitions for Reenslavement

Madison County (Va.) Petitions for Reenslavement

Label
Madison County (Va.) Petitions for Reenslavement, 1859
Title
Madison County (Va.) Petitions for Reenslavement
Inclusive dates
1859
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Madison County (Va.) Petitions for Reenslavement, 1859, consists of the petitions of Jetha Chapman, Timothy Chapman, and Thadeus Chapman to give up their freedom and remain in Virginia. All three were freed by the will of Isham Tatum, Sr., and initially asked the court to assign them to Nathaniel Tatum but later requested that Nathaniel S Wayland become their master
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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Madison County was named for James Madison, a prominent Virginian and a member of Congress in 1792 when the county was formed from Culpeper County.
  • An act passed by the Virginia legislature in 1806 required freed slaves to leave the state within a year.
  • An act passed by the Virginia legislature in 1856 allowed freed slaves who desired to remain in Virginia to petition for reenslavement and choose a master or owner and remain in the state.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Additional Madison County records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
Madison County (Va.) Petitions for Reenslavement
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Madison County
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Extent
1 box.
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Madison County Circuit Court
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001677577
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.

Library Locations

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