The Resource Nelson County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Civil War Claims, (microform)

Nelson County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Civil War Claims, (microform)

Label
Nelson County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Civil War Claims, 1853-1867.
Title
Nelson County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Civil War Claims
Inclusive dates
1853-1867.
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Nelson County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Civil War Claims, 1853-1867. The collection contains a Free Negro Register, 1853-1865, and three Civil War Claims with lists and valuations of slaves, 1866-1867. The Free Negro Register documents the name and age of free negroes who registered with the county court from 1853 to 1867. Each entry also includes a brief physicial description and a reference to whether the person was born free, and where, or the circumstances of the person's emancipation. Additional information, such as names of spouses or parents or county of birth, is sometimes included
  • Also included in the register are affidavits of James L. Hubbard, Seaton H. Loving, and William Gordon listing property lost during the the Civil War. Hubbard's affidavit contains a list of 94 slaves owned in the vicinity of Nelson County, on the Upper Quarter of his Tye River Estate, valued at an estimated total of $57,000.00 in 1861. Hubbard also testified that several houses he owned were burned by the Northern army. The list of Hubbard's slave property includes name, age, and the estimated value of each slave in 1861. Seaton Loving's affidavit contains a list of 8 slaves, with name, age, date of birth, and estimated value of each slave in 1861. William Gordon's affidavit lists 43 slaves, with name, age, and estimated value of each slave in 1861
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Biographical or historical data
  • Nelson County was named for Thomas Nelson Jr., governor of Virginia from June to November 1781. It was formed in 1807 from Amherst County.
  • Acts passed by the Virginia legislature in 1793 and 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
Location of other archival material
See also the Register of Negro Marriages, 1865-1877, also on Nelson County (Va.) Reel 50.
Label
Nelson County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Civil War Claims, (microform)
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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 Imaging Services Branch
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001572489
Type of unit
microfilm reel (23 images)

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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