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Re: Louisa County, Virginia 1800 Census
In Response To: Re: Louisa County, Virginia 1800 Census ()
Now you have me interested. I did a quick look at the transcribed copy, and while there were several other Pointdexter families (no Richard's), these were all white families with slaves.
I also took a look at your website, which is fantastic. I was hoping I would have some crossovers with your work, but a really quick check showed only a ??? Napper married to Irena Dolby (he's a question mark for me also - there seems to be a confusion between a William Napper and a Richard Napper- I'm wondering if they could be the same person), and Rosalia Thacker. Rosalia was a younger daughter of Edwill Thacker and Polly Ann Napper. They were part of a group of mixed race individuals who came from Louisa County, Va to Gallia County in Ohio in the mid 1830's.
Edwill was denied the right to vote based on race in 1840. He sued the county and the jury found against him. However, the Ohio Supreme Court overturned the finding in 1842 stating that trial court was wrong in instructing the jury "to find against him if the plaintiff have any negro blood whatever."
All three of Edwell's sons - Fountain, Ebenezer and Charles served as privates in the Civil War. Ebenezer and Charles serving in companies of the USC (the 27th and the 5th) and Fountain serving in a volunteer Ohio Infantry Regiment (the 56th).