AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Re: Sussex County, Virginia
In Response To: Sussex County, Virginia ()
Thanks for posting this information. There is a group of us in northern Ohio who have an interest in people of color from Sussex County, VA, who for the most part settled in Belmont County, Ohio, as FPOC, in the early 1800's. We have traced many of them to said county, namely: Hargrave, Wooten, Jones, and Betts, and are knowledgeable to some degree about: the Harper, Briggs, and Hamlin families. As a group, currently, we are trying to locate the mother of Rev. Jesse Harrison Hargrave. We believe he might be the brother of Alexander (Ellick) Hargrave, who was once enslaved by the Hargrave family in Sussex Co., VA. I have the Jones family bible which shows Alexander & Temperance Hargrave, former Betts, as the parents of my triple great grandmother, Jemimia. My questions: in researching these records, did you come across any information indicating who were the parents of Ellick or Jesse? Are you in the process of writing a book centering around Sussex County, VA, or the emanicipation of slaves by Quakers of this area?