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Re: Swan & Sarah HAMBLETON, Lee Cty VA 1821
In Response To: Interesting Petitions: Pamunky Indians and FPOC ()
PAR #: 11682110
Abstract: Emancipated at age about fifty-eight, Swan Hambleton asks to remain in the state. He and his wife, Sarah, who is about thirty-nine, have numerous children who are slaves in the neighborhood. He and Sarah had both been freed by the late John Skidmore. Hambleton arrived in the area when it was still a frontier, "much infested with the ravages of the indians." On one occasion, he saved the lives of two small white children. Several of his master's family (he was then owned by Henry Hamblen) were butchered, or captured by the Indians.
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