The Resource This item came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Roanoke County

This item came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Roanoke County

Label
1838-1864
Inclusive dates
1838-1864
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume records the registration of free negroes in Roanoke County and covers the years 1838-1864. The volume includes an index. Many of the early entries were entered into the volume subsequent to the actual petition date. Of these, most were entered on 28 October 1848
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Action
Described
Additional physical form
Microfilm available on Roanoke County reel 312, Local Government Records Collection
Biographical or historical data
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. The register listed 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.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Free Negro Register
Label
This item came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Roanoke County
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Roanoke County
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically
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Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
1
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001504152
Type of unit
v. (63 p.)

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