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Sampson BLACK, TN 1826

PAR #: 11482602
Location: Humphreys County, TN Year: 1826

Abstract: A group of Humphreys County residents asks the legislature to grant free people of color Sampson and Nancy the right to use the surname Black and "a right of distribution of property." Sampson, the petitioners state, bought himself and his wife, and the couple had two children -- Wilson and Nancy Ann. The former slaves acquired a "sufficient stock of property" to support themselves and are described by the petitioners as "respectable citizens."

This seems to be Sampson in 1830:

Name: Black, Sampson
Township: Not Stated
County: Dickson
State: Tennessee
Year: 1830
Roll: 174
Page: 339

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Sampson BLACK, TN 1826
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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