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Re: Swampers - Free Blacks in the Great Dismal Swa
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I hope you received my email response to your questions on this subject.
While i'm not currently doing any in-depth research on the migration of FPOC from VA/NC into the Indiana/Ohio areas I would suggest taking a look at "Manumission Registers/Records" housed in specific county courthouses in your counties of interest.
A starter for Ohio might be this link ........ https://www.ohiohistory.org/learn/collections/history/history-blog/2013/september-2013/what-are-manumission-registers
Another link for Indiana's Wayne County is:
And of course you must use early census records (1820-1860) for suspect Indiana/Ohio counties. Here are examples of my FPOC Families in Ohio during the mentioned time period.
Good Luck and Best Wishes
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