56 William Goff —- 21 Mulatto 5 feet 9 or 10 Inches high a burn on each side & back Born free —- Registered by order of Court September Term 1828
57 Joseph Calender —- 28 Mulatto 5 feet 7 Inches high Born free —- Same Court
52 Nancy Couggins —- 28 Mulatto 5 feet 4 Inches high Born free —- registered May Court 1828
53 Caty Deal —- 35 Black 5 feet 2 Inches high Emancipated by the will of Peter Deal recorded in Botetourt County Same Court
54 Aminon Earley —- 28 Mulatto 5 feet 8 or 9 Inches high A scar on the right Side of the right Eye Born free —- Registered by order of Court January term 1829
55 Jane Martin[1] 50 Mulatto 5 feet 2 or 3 Inches high Born free as pr Certifte of Clerk of Halifax Registered Same Court
56 Judy Martin[2] daughter of Jane 21 Mulatto 5 feet 2 or 3 Inches high little finger on right hand crooked Born free —- Registered Same Court
57 Meshack[3]Martin son of Jane 24 Mulatto 5 feet 10 Inches high Scar on the upper part of the nose Born free —- Registered Same Court
58 Harriett Martin[4] daughter of Jane 19 Mulatto 5 feet 3 or 4 Inches high a burn in the upper part of the forehead Born free —- Registered Same Court
59 Robbin —- 23 Mulatto 6 feet 5/8 of an Inch high Emancipated by Judgement of the County Court of Wythe 10th of August 1820 As per Certifte from that Court July 30th 1829




Date:             1828-1829

Subject:        Registry of Botetourt County’s Free Black Population

Author:        Unknown

Keywords:   1800s, Free Black Registry, Calender, Couggins, Deal, Earley, Goff, Martin, Emancipated, Born free.

Summary:      Part of the Botetourt County collection of free black registries, this document was written from 1828 to 1829 and records information concerning the areas free black population. The registry lists the individual’s name, age, color, stature, how and when they gained freedom, their number within the registry, and when they were registered.

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[1]Jane Martin (b.1779-?): mother of five children; Jefferson, Judy, Meshack, Harriet, and Mary Jane. http://saponitown.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-3647.html

[2]Judy Martin (b. 1808-?). http://saponitown.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-3647.html

[3]Meshack (b. 1805-?). http://saponitown.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-3647.html

[4]Harriet Martin (b. 1810-?). http://saponitown.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-3647.html