The Resource Rappahannock County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)

Rappahannock County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)

Label
Rappahannock County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1834-1863.
Title
Rappahannock County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1834-1863.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Rappahannock County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1834-1863, lists the age, name, color, stature, marks or scars, in what court the person was emancipated or whether the person was born free. Some clerks recorded additional information not required by the law. The register is indexed
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • There have been two Virginia counties named Rappahannock. The first was created from Lancaster in 1656 and became extinct in 1662 when it was divided into Essex and Richmond counties. The present county was formed from Culpeper County in 1833.
  • 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 city clerk.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Rappahannock County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Rappahannock County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Rappahannock County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001562876
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Rappahannock County (Va.) Reel 32.
Type of unit
microfilm reel.

Library Locations

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      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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