No Names Age Color Stature Ec By Whom & What Court Emancipated or Born free —- Date of Register & Occurences
78 Robert Roberts 58 Light Complexion Five feet seven Inches & a half high the little finger on the left hand crooked Emancipated by the last Will and testament of Owen Myrick Dee.d as per Certificate of Clerk of Brunswick County Court 10thFebruary 1834 day a Certificate from Brunswick
79 John Morris 34 Mulatto five feet 7 Inches high Born free as per Certifteof Clerk of Husting Court of Richmd[1] 14.th  May 1834 from a copy of Register of Hustings Court of Richmnd
80 Betsy Redman[2] 56 Same five feet 4 Inches high, Small Scar in left eye brow Born free as per Certif.e  from Clerk of Pittsylvania 14.th  May 1834 from a copy of Register of Pittsylvania
81 Richard Redman[3] 47 Same Five feet 8 3/4 Inches high, Scar in each eye brow, one in the right corner of forehead an inch long one at end of little finger of left hand Same Same
82 Sally Moss 30 black Five feet 4 or 5 Inches high Marked with the small Pox no other marks percivable Born free Registered by Ord.r[4]Court November Term 1834
83 Washington Moss 17 bright black Five feet 8 Inches high a scar above the right Eye no other marks Perceivable Born free Registered by Ord.r Court November Term 1834
84 Braxton Newsum 22 bright mulatto five feet 9 inches high labourer by occupation, and a Scar on the lower lip, No other mark percievable Born free Registered by order Court September Term 1835
85 Wm Carter otherwise

Called Bill Durnprey

23 black 5 feet 7 Inches high Cabinet maker by trader No marks perceivable Born free Registered by order Court October Term 1835


Date:             1834-1835

Subject:        Registry of Botetourt County’s Free Black Population

Author:        Unknown

Keywords:   1800s, Free Black Registry, Carter, Durnprey, Morris, Moss, Newman, Redman, Roberts, Emancipated, Born free

Summary:    Part of the Botetourt County collection of free black registries, this document was written from 1834 to 1835 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]Richman abbreviation for Richmond.

[2]Betsy Redman (b. 1778-?): one of Anne Redman’s seven mulatto children, Richard Redman was one of Betsy’s three brothers. https://books.google.com/books

[3]Richard Redman (b. 1787-?) one of Anne Redman’s seven mulatto children, Betsy Redman was one of his four sisters. https://books.google.com/books

[4]Ord.r an abbreviation for order.