The Resource Patrick County (Va.) Lists of Free Negroes

Patrick County (Va.) Lists of Free Negroes

Label
Patrick County (Va.) Lists of Free Negroes, 1859-1860, undated, undated
Title
Patrick County (Va.) Lists of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1859-1860, undated, undated
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Patrick County (Va.) Lists of Free Negroes, 1856-1860, undated, consist of lists of insolvent free negroes compiled for the commissioner of the revenue. Lists typically record name, gender, age, occupation, and district where individual resided
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Patrick County, like Henry County, was named for Patrick Henry, who was the first governor of the commonwealth of Virginia. It was formed from Henry County by a statute adopted on 26 November 1790. The county court first met on 13 June 1791. Part of Henry County was added to Patrick in 1791. The county seat is Stuart.
  • Free negroes who were delinquent on their taxes were subject to being indentured by the county court to earn the money to pay the levy.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Patrick County (Va.) Lists of Free Negroes
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Patrick County under the accession number 50251
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.10
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Patrick County Circuit Court
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001702550
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft.

Library Locations

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