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Re: Ohioi Black Codes-FPOC Related

Robert: I might have some data for you. First, Western Reserve Historical Library & Museum isn't a part of Case Western University, although its located in the same area of Cleveland. You can acess WRHL on the web site on the "Search" block. I have a complete listing of the Free Mulattoes & Blacks (I think) located at the WRHl and located the following data:
"Page 31, State of Virginia - Jefferson Co., No. 388 - George Goings, emancipated by deed and also by the last will and testament of James Milton, dec. of a very black complexion about 44 years of age, 5"9" also 4 children, to wit: Comfort 12 years old last May, Sarah, six years old next No., Thomas four years old last March, and Robert 2 years old last March, the children of Sarah Goings, dec'd, late the wife of said George who was also emancipated by the said James Milton, deceased, both by deed and by will - registered according to law Sept. 13, 1833. The original certificate under seal of Jefferson Co. Court of Virginia, and recorded as above - 11 Oct. 1838 - John C. Tallman, Belmont Court of Common Pleas." Also, listed: "No. 105 - Prince William County - Mary Payne, a full mulatto woman was this day registered in the office according to law, said Mary Payne is about 26 years of age, five feet one inch high, was born free in Price Wm, Co., 3 Apr. 1821 - P.D. Dawe, CC." And, "No. 104 - Prince William Co. This is to certify that Jesse Payne, a free dark mulatto man this day registered in this office according to law he is about 29 years of age, 5"9" - was born free in Price Wm., Co. - 3 day of April 1821." Well, looks like they were twins, and I can tell you there's an abundance of information on the Payne, Betts, Harper, et al families from VA in Belmont County files. In fact, the surname of Goins rings bells...I'll think about it. I think this Goings in really Goins. If you want a copy of this let me know under separate copy. Further, you might want to check on a subscription service for "Ohio Marriages," to double check your 1835 marriage. My printed sheet doesn't cover these years. Good Luck!


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