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Isle of Wight County, Virginia

6 March 1783, Recorded the deed of emancipation from William Scott to certain Negro slaves.
Ditto John Pretlow, Elijah Johnson, Robert Johnsonb, Joseph Dark, John Denson, Martha Lawrence, Joseph Johnson, Joseph Hill, Matthew Jordan, Jr., Jacob Randolph, Sarah Hollowell, Scott Hollowell, Cortney Hollowell.
1 June 1795
ditto Francis Young to Negro man by the name of Nat.
6 July 1795
ditto Simmons Gwaltney to Daniel
7 Sept 1795
ditto Mary Baker to Frank, Molly Simpson, Moses Mosely
1 Feb 1796 ditto William Hollowell & Susannah Hollowell to Negroes Agatha, Aggy, Fillis, Ephraim, Daniel, Polly and Luc_y
5 September 1796
Isaac Hall to Negro man Dick
Abraham johnson and John Denson to Negro man Harry
John Johnson to Ned
James Gwaltney to Peter
Miles Wills to Negro man Kitt

Court Order Book 1780-1783. (The manumissions will be in the deed books available on microfilm from the Library of Virginia or from the county court clerk for a minimal copying fee). Also, the Personal Property Tax Lists (avaiable on microfilm from the Library of Virginia) identify free African Americans with the initials FN starting about 1789.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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