The Resource Rockingham County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microfilm)

Rockingham County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microfilm)

Label
Rockingham County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1807-1859
Title
Rockingham County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1807-1859
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rockingham County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1807-1859, lists the registration number, 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 law. There is an index at the front of the volume
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Rockingham County was formed from Augusta County in 1778.
  • 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
Location of other archival material
Rockingham County is one of Virginia’s Lost Records Localities. Additional Rockingham County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the Lost Records Localities Database found at the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
Rockingham County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microfilm)
Note
This record was loaned for microfilming by the Rockingham County clerk of circuit court. The microfilm was generated by OCLC through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program under the accession number 43746
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by registration date.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • 03/01/2008
  • The Library of Virginia Local Records Services Branch
  • Rockingham County (Va.) Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001586284
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
microfilm reel.

Library Locations

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