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Re: Goin/Gowens etc and Order Books


Thank you for the clarification.

In an 1828 Albemarle Order Book, I did find registrations of "Free Negroes" who I believe are my relatives. Perhaps there are "Free Registers of Negroes" that I haven't seen as of yet; the same ones mentioned in Ervin L. Jordan's 1995 article which appeared in Magazine of Ablemarle County History? Maybe the strips of paper with names and a statement of description of the person are the "Free Registers" I saw in Richmond at the Library of Virginia?

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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