The Resource Smyth County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records

Smyth County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records

Label
Smyth County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, 1859-1861
Title
Smyth County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records
Inclusive dates
1859-1861
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Smyth County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, 1859-1861 and undated, consist of a list of free negroes, part of a petition to remain in the commonwealth, and a note about a free negro registration
  • List of Free Negroes in the Northern District, 1859. The list was compiled by the Commissioner of the Revenue for tax purposes. It documents the name, gender, age, and occupation of 38 free African Americans living in the Northern District of Smyth County in 1859
  • The petition to remain in the commonwealth is only partial and consists of lists of signatures. Written on the reverse is the docketing petition Commonwealth vs. Cross, 7 March 1859 application continued until next court; 6 March 1861 leave given to remain in county
  • The note about a free negro registration is undated and from a J. Garrett concerning the registrations of two women named Susan Elizabeth and Susan Bowles
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
Smyth County was named in 1843 for Alexander Smyth, a former congressman from Virginia who had died in 1830 while efforts were underway to create the new county. The county was formed from Washington and Wythe Counties.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Smyth County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Smyth County including under accession 37096
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
4
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Smyth County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001571048
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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