AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Joshua Thuman, 1829, Hardeman County, TN
PAR #: 11482904
Abstract: Free man of color Joshua Thuman states that he was experiencing considerable difficulty in proving his accounts. It was a matter of some "delicacy" for a black man to make an oath against a white man, and magistrates were reluctant to attempt to collect such debts. He asks the legislature to pass an act "making it lawful for Judges Magistrates &c to allow him the privilege as referred to aforesaid."
A check of the 1830 census finds him indexed as :
Name: Fermon , Joshua
(the actual record spells it Thuman)