The Resource Staunton (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, (microform)

Staunton (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, (microform)

Label
Staunton (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, 1810-1864.
Title
Staunton (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes
Inclusive dates
1810-1864.
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Staunton (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, 1810-1864. The register documents the identities of free persons of color living in Staunton during the antebellum period. Each entry includes name, date registered, a brief physical description, and documentation of the person's free status, such as the date and circumstances of emancipation or birth
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Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Staunton, in Augusta County, was named, according to most authorities, for Rebecca Staunton, wife of Sir William Gooch, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1727 to 1749. Staunton was laid out in 1748 at the site of the Augusta County courthouse and was established as a town in 1761. It was incorporated as a town in 1801 and as a city in 1871.
  • 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
Label
Staunton (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, (microform)
Note
This item was microfilmed by the Library of Virginia on 19 October 1987
Arrangement
Chronological by registration date.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The item was microfilmed by the Library of Virginia.
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001568683
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
microfilm reel (28 images)

Library Locations

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