|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 —||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 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 —||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.r1813|
|19||Joseph Alexander—-||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 Corporatof 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 MontgySurCourt|
|21||Jenney Martin||35||a black woman||5 feet 4 inches high||by WmPeton 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|
Subject: Registry of Botetourt County’s Free Black Population
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.
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
Pr an abbreviation for per.
Patsy Jones (?-? m. Grief 1817)
Novr an abbreviation for November
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
Corporat an abbreviation for corporation.
Suran abbreviation for superior.
Wm an abbreviation for William.