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registrations of free people

I was told that if a slave was freed in County A they did not have to register as the courthouse already had their manumission papers. If one was freed in County B and moved to County A one would have to register. Suppose someone was born free in County A? Would that person still have to register? Or did different counties have different rules when it came to FPOC? I am interested specifically in Virginia and am trying to learn whether my great great grandma was born in Bedford or Botetourt as well as the approximate year her mother was manumitted.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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