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AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum

Re: registrations of free people
In Response To: registrations of free people ()

Hi Carol,

Good question........FPOC registration requirements can become a confusing issue. :))

As I understand them, they were enacted at the State level and administered in a somewhat haphazard way at the County level.

For example, Ohio, never a Slave state, enacted Black Codes in 1804 after becoming a State in 1803 requiring Blacks entering the State to file their manumission/free papers in the Ohio County they chose to reside in. I have FPOC ancestors that registered in Champaign County, Ohio (1813), relocated to Shelby County, then Miami County, but never refiled (?) their freedom papers in the latter counties.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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