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Ohioi Black Codes-FPOC Related
Under a provision in the Ohio Black Codes, registration and a surety bond was required on FPOC individuals upon entering the free State of Ohio of $500 and evidence of freedom. I've located a copy of certain individuals registered at the Western Reserve Historical Library in Cleveland, Ohio, which lists a few FPOC's entering the State of Ohio, in Belmont County, however, I have been unable to find the actual records at the courthouse in said county. Years of subject are between 1807-1825.
If a person was freed by a slave owner who was a Quaker and the Quaker owned or purchased land within the State of Ohio, would it be necessary for the individual they freed to post said bond? Interesting? Any clues?
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