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Re: at a road block
In Response To: at a road block ()
You might want to check Campbell county VA - there is a slaveholder there named Betters:
Name: MARCELLUS BETTERS
If they don't show up on VA census of 1840 - they may have been slaves and freed. The only other thing you can do is look through "registers of free negros" for all of the counties that have them - but I think you are correct - you should order the Civ war record. Send NARA the paperwork the way you find the name listed on the soldiers index.