Trenor-1804

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

Trenor[1]Commisr[2]. In the County of Botetourt for the Year 1804

No        Names                         Sex                             Residence                Occupation

1. Jubo[3] Male Negro Sinking Creek Farmer
2 Tempey Scott Female Mulatto Fincastle Spinster
3 Betsey —- —-     “ Washwoman
4 S Polly —     “     “ Nurse
5 Sally Day –     “     “ Weaver
6 Nancy     “     “ Washwoman
7 Stephen Male     “ Painter
8 Ben     “     “ Waiter
9 Nany Pegee Female     “ Spinster
10 Frank Male Negro     “ Labourer
11 Daniel Pharoah     “ No[4]Roanoake Agid Infirm
12 Lucy Female     “ Spinster
13 Ebey Jones     “     “ Spinster
14 Sam B Jones Male Mulatto     “ About 8 Years old
15 Will Bird Male Negro     “ Farmer
16 Hannah Female     “ Spinster
17 Nathan Attow Male Negro Tinker Creek Labourer
18 Will Campbell Mulatto Salem Waiter
19 Tom Rogers[5] Negro     “ Labourer
20 Rachel Nelson Female “     “ Washwoman
21 Charles Male     “ 12 Year old
22 Sally Female     “ 9
23 Franny —-     “ 7
24 Jim Male     “ 6
25 Polly Female     “ 3
26 Malinda     “     “ 1
27 Eliz Craig Mulatto     “ Spinster
28 Annie     “     “     “
29 Catharine     “     “     “
30 Tabitha     “     “ 3 Years old
31 George Male     “ 1 —-
32 John Hanson Male Mulatto Salem 6 Years old
33 Elizabeth Female     “ 3 —-
34 John Jackson[6] Male Glade Creek Carpenter
35 Betsy Jackson Female     “ Spinster
36 Hannah Jones Negro So[7] of Roanok     “
37 Achilis Male     “ 2 Years old
38 Jenny Campbell Female Mulatto     “ 10 —-
39 James Newman[8] Male     “ Farmer
40 Benjn[9]     “     “ 15 Years old
41 Betsy Female     “ 13
42 Polly     “     “ 11
43 Nancy     “     “ 9
44 Sally     “     “ 8

 

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Date:             1804.

Subject:        One of Botetourt County’s Free Black Registries from 1804.

Author:        James Trenor

Keywords:   Free Black Registry, Free Blacks, 1804, Attow, Bird, Campbell, Craig, Day, Hanson, Jackson, Jones, Nelson, Newman, Pegee, Pharoah, Rogers,

Summary:    One of Botetourt County’s Free Black Registries written by James Trenor in 1804. This document lists an individual’s name, sex, place of residence, occupation or age, and number within the registry.

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[1]James Trenor (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]Commisr an abbreviation for commissioner.

[3]Jubo: the only found information is in the Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List, Jubo’s personal property tax information begins in 1801 in which he has 1 tithe and 2 horses. The last mention of Jubo is in 1820 where he resided within the upper district, he was taxed for 1 tithe, and 1 horse. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

[4]No an abbreviation for North.

[5]Tom Rogers: only information found is within the Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List, Rodgers personal property tax information begins in 1804 and he is noted as having 1 tithe 1 horse. It is the only mention of a Tom Rogers until 1810 but it isn’t known if this is the same individual. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

[6]John Jackson: only information found is within the Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List. Jackson is listed as having 1 tithe. The last record of Jackson is in the 1816 Botetourt County Personal Property Tax where he is again cited as having 1 tithe. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

 

[7]Soan abbreviation for South.

 

[8]James Newman: only information found is within the Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List. Newman’s first recorded in 1799’s Upper District where he is cited as having 1 tithe and 1 horse. His last recorded tax information was in 1822 in which he is noted as having 13 horses. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

 

[9]Benjn an abbreviation for Benjamin.

 

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