The Resource Montgomery County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, (microform)

Montgomery County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, (microform)

Label
Montgomery County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, 1823-1863.
Title
Montgomery County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes and Mulattoes
Inclusive dates
1823-1863.
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Montgomery County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, 1823-1863, record the registration number, age, name, color, stature, marks or scars, and in what court the person was emancipated or whether the person was born free. Some clerks recorded additional information, not required by law. The collection contains two volumes, A Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, 1823-1847, and a Register of Free Negroes Commencing September 1848, containing a total 127 registrations
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Biographical or historical data
  • Montgomery County was named for Richard Montgomery, who was killed in the American assault on Quebec late in 1775. It was formed from Fincastle County in 1776, and parts of Botetourt and Pulaski Counties were added later.
  • An act passed by the Virginia legislature in 1803 required every free negro or mulatto to be registered and numbered in a book to be kept by the county clerk.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Montgomery County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, (microform)
Note
These items were microfilmed by the Library of Virginia's Imaging Services Division
Arrangement
Chronological by registration date.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Services Division
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001582110
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
microfilm reel.

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