Unknown-1814-1819

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11  Adam —- 40 a Black man 5 feet 10 Inches high 4 Large Scars in the breast & 1 on the left thumb —— Bedford County Court —- Registered 22d March 1814 by a Certificate from the Clerk Bedford Court Dated 24th May 1808
12 Jerry Jones[1] 29- a Black man—- 5 feet 10 Inches  high a Scar under the  left Eye  } Bedford County Court —- Registered 26th March 1814 by a Certificate from the Clerk of Bedford County Court dated May 26th 1806
13 William Blackman 26 a Blackman —- Near 6 feet high a scar by a Burn on the inner part of his left thigh —- } Emancipated in Bedford County

Court —- }

Registered the 28th day of March 1814 by a Certificate from the Clerk of Bedford County Court dated 27thMay 1811
14 Betsey Stoneham Family Betsy Jackson 21 a mulatto Woman about 5 feet 4 inches high    } Born free as appears from a certificate of this County Court Registered the 13th of april 1814
15 Lucy Morris—- 19 a Mulatto Woman —- about 5 feet 5 inches high —- } Born free as p.r[2] Order of Botetourt Court —- } Same
16 Easter —- 42 a Black Woman about 5 feet 4 inches high a Scar near her left eye } Emancipated by Loyd Belt In Botetourt County Court —- Registered 9th  May 1814
17 Isaac Fisher —- 25 A mulatto man —- 5 feet eleven Inches high a Scar between the thumb & fore finger of of the left hand, a Scar over his right Eye } Free born in Dinwiddie a Shoe Maker by trade Registered 17th  May 1814 by a Certificate from the Clerk of Dinwiddie dated the 22.d April 1812
18 Patsy Jones[3] 25—- Dark Mulatto woman 5 feet 3 inches high a scar on the inside her right arm Born free —- Registered 20th  July 1814 by a Certificate from the Clerk of Campbell County dated 19th Nov.r[4]1813
19 Joseph Alexander[5]—- 22 Yellow Complection 5 feet 8 inches high a lump on his forehead Born free as appears by

Indentures of Apprenticeship in Augusta —-

Registered 2.d January 1815 by a Certificate of the Clerk of Corporat[6]of Staunton
20 Roderick —- 25. dark Yellow—- 5 feet 9 inches high Obtain.dfreedom by Suit in Montgomery Superior Court Registered 10th October 1815 By Copy Judgt of MontgySur[7]Court
21 Jenney Martin 35 a black woman 5 feet 4 inches high by Wm[8]Peton Martin- Halifax Court Registered 21st June 1819
22 William Liggin —- 30 Yellow Complexion—- 6 feet high a Scar on the left hand —- } born free as appear by the Certificate from the Clerk of Staunton Corporation Court Registered 17th July 1819

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Date:             1814-1819

Subject:        Registry of Botetourt County’s Free Black Population

Author:        Unknown

Keywords:   1800s, Free Black Registry, Alexander, Blackman, Diggin, Fisher, Jones, Martins, Morris, Apprenticeship, Born Free, Emancipated.

Summary:      One of Botetourt County’s free black registries, this document was written from 1814 to 1819. This registry lists the individual’s name, age, color, stature, occupation, how and when they gained freedom, their number within the registry, and when they were registered.

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[1]Jerry Jones: only found records are from the Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List, beginning in 1813 Jones is recorded as having 1 tithe. The last record of Jones is found in the 1818 Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List, found under Joseph Hannah’s list Jones is again listed as having 1 tithe. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

[2]Pr an abbreviation for per.

[3]Patsy Jones (?-? m. Grief 1817)

[4]Novr an abbreviation for November

[5]Joseph Alexander: only found records are from the Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List, beginning in 1815 in which he is noted as being a free negro. The only other record for Alexander is again within the Botetourt County Personal Property Tax List, in 1819 he is listed as having 1 tithe. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/botetax.htm

[6]Corporat an abbreviation for corporation.

[7]Suran abbreviation for superior.

[8]Wm an abbreviation for William.

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