Trenor-1802

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A List of Free Negroes & Mulattoes within the District of James

Trenor[1]Commisioner of Botetourt for the year 1802

 

No Names Sex —- Place of abode Calling &
1 Jubo[2] —- Male Negro Sinking Creek —- Farmer —-
2 Temperance  } Scott[3] —- Female  }

Mulatto

Near Fincastle —- Spinster —-
3 Samue Day[4] Male “ —- ” —- Labourer
4 Ben[5] ” —- —- —- ” —- —- “—-
5 Sally ” —- Female —- ” —- Spinster —-
6 Nancy Matthews —- —- ” —- —- ” —-
7 Betsey Scott —- “ —- ” —- 9 Years Old —-
8 Jeffery —- Male —- Male ” —- 8 —- ” —-
9 Polley —- Female —- 6 —- ” —-
10 Daniel Pharo   }

ah[6] —-

Male Negroe Near Pates Store Old & Infirm
11 Lucey —- Female —- —- Spinster —-
12 Ebey Jones —- —- —-
13 Sam B. Jones Male Mulatto —- 2 Years old —-
14 Edmond Jones —– Negro. Evan Day —- 6 —-
15 Chars[7]Rine —- Mulatto Pates Store Labourer —-
16 George Cragg[8] —- ” —- Near Salem —- ” —-
17 Elizabeth —- Female —- Spinster —-
18 Catharine —- —- —- —-
19 Tabitha —- —- —- a Child —-
20 Polley —- —- Jacob Shatlars —- —-
21 Betsey —- —- Chrisr[9]Frantz MsC 11 Years old —-
22 Annie —- —- Near Salem —- A Child —-
23 John Hanson Male —- —- ” —- —-
24 James Newman[10] —- Cravens Cove Farmer —-
25 Ben[11] —- —- —- ” —- 13 Years old
26 Betsey —- Female “ —- ” —- 11 —- ” —-
27 Polly —- —- ” —- —- ” —- 9 —- ” —-
28 Nancy —- —- —- ” —- 7 —- ” —-
29 Salley —- “ —- ” —- —- ” —- 6 —- ” —-
30 Milley —- ” —- —- ” —- —- ” —- 4 —- ” —-
31 Peggy —- ” —- —- ” —- —- ” —- 2 —- ” —-
32 Rachel —- ” —- —- ” —- 3 Months —-
33 James Newman Jr Male  “ Cravens Creek 9 Years old —-
34 Tommy —- —- —- ” —- 7 —- ” —-
35 Betsey “ Female —- ” —- 5 —- ” —-
36 Hillary Male —- ” —- 3 —- ” —-
37 Samuel[12]—- —- “ —- ” —- 2 —-
38 Sopha —- Female —- ” —- 5 Months —-

 

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Date:             1802

Subject:        Registry of Botetourt County’s Free Black Population

Author:        James Trenor

Keywords:   1800s, Free Black Registry, Cragg, Day, Hansen, Jones, Matthews, Newman, Pharoah, Rine, Scott.

Summary:      One of Botetourt County’s free black registries, unlike many of these registries this one species both the author and the year it was written. This registry lists an individual’s name, sex, residence, occupation or age, and their number within the registry.

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[1](1757-1834 m. Elizabeth Goggin/Gaghagen 1786) Born in Dublin, Ireland on March 24, 1757 and was one of at least five children. In 1775 Trenor immigrated by himself from Ireland to Baltimore. In 1776 he entered service in Bedford County and served until December 1779. He briefly taught school in Montgomery County before reentering the service from 1780 to 1782. James Trenor and his wife Elizabeth had five children only two of which reached adulthood. http://van-hook.us/tng/getperson.php?personID=I2473&tree=VanHook

[2]Jubo: only found information comes from the Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List. Beginning in the 1802 Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List and found under 1802 B List of James Trenor, Jubo is recorded as being a free negro with 1 tithe and 1 horse. The last recorded information concerning Jubo is found in the 1820 Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List and can be found under 1820 A, List of James Trenor for the upper district. Jubo’s 1820 personal property tax again lists him as being a free negro with 1 tithe and 1 horse. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

[3]Temperance Scott: only record concerning Temperance is found in the Botetourt County Personal Property Tax list, found under 1810 B, List of James trenor it is noted that Temperance is a female mulatto with 1 horse. It is possible that she was also known as Tempey Scott. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

[4] Saml Day: only record concerning Samuel is found in the Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List. Beginning in 1802 under 1802 B, List of James Trenor, it is noted that Samuel is a free mulatto with 1 tithe and 1 horse. The last record of Samuel Day is found in the 1811 B, List of James Farrier at the time Day is noted as having 1 tithe. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

[5]Ben Day: Most refers to Benjamin Day a free negro first recorded in the Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List in 1812 under 1812 A, List of Joseph Hannah. Ben Day is noted as being a free negro with 1 tithe. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

[6]Daniel Pharoah: only found record begins in the 1802 Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List, recorded in 1802 B, List of James Trenor, Pharoah is noted as being a free negro with 1 horse. Pharoah is recorded again in 1803 B, List of James Trenor and is still recorded as being a free negro with 1 horse. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

[7]Charsan abbreviation for Charles.

[8]George Cragg: only found record is in the 1787 Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List, he is recorded as having 1 tithe, 1 horse, and 3 cattle. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

[9]Chrisr  an abbreviation for Christopher.

[10]James Newman: only found record is in the 1799 Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List, noted as being in the Upper District, Newman was recorded as having 1 tithe and 1 horse. Beginning in 1800 Newman is noted as still having 1 tithe but now with 2 horses, the final record listing Newman is in 1822 and notes him as having 13 horses. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

[11]Ben Newman: only found records are from the Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List, beginning in 1820 where he is noted as having 1 tithe and 1 horse. The final record for Ben Newman is in 1822 where again he is recorded as having 1 horse. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

[12]Samuel Newman: only found records are from the Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List, beginning in 1818 and ending in 1819 in both records he is noted as being a free negro with 1 tithe. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

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