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Joshua Thuman, 1829, Hardeman County, TN

PAR #: 11482904
Location: Hardeman County, TN Year: 1829

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
Township: Not Stated
County: Hardeman
State: Tennessee
Year: 1830
Roll: 176
Page: 344

(the actual record spells it Thuman)

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