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Re: FPOC.... migrations and connectivity

Hi all. On migrations, well, I've been working on FPOC up in Rochester and Buffalo NY. I see a lot of familiar surnames from various VA, MD, etc. FPOC lists from the early 1800s. Example, Bloxson/Blossom/Bloxom.

Here are the names of all the FPOC in ROchester NY in the 1850 Census, born in VA, NC, MD, etc. Just in case someone recognizes an ancestor. If you want a census page image, just email.

Rochester FPOC were overwhelmingly born in NYS counties, one-three generations from emancipation, under NYS "gradual emancipation." At the start of the 1800s, NYS had something like 20,000 slaves, and by 1840, had 4. Slavery was concentrated around NY, Queens, Westchester, Ulster, Kings, Albany counties.

Buffalo, a whole lot more VA/MD/SC/NC born FPOC, arriving there in the 1830s and 1840s, so that most children in the 1850 census are NY-born, while adults are overwhelmingly southern.

Anyway, Rochester 1850 (Name, birth yr, birth place)

Ann Turner 1814 MD
Anna Douglass 1815 MD
C Adley 1815 MD
Catharine Walker 1797 MD
Charity King 1770 MD
Charlotte Murray 1820 MD
Chrisney Brown 1803 MD
David Clagget 1796 MD
E Dovey Morrison 1827 MD
Elanor Gibbs 1804 MD
Frederick Douglass 1817 MD
Henry Lasker 1818 MD
Jane Shaeffer 1810 MD
John York 1812 MD
Joseph Jackson 1811 MD
Lucy Mcdaniel 1796 MD
Margaret Robinson 1813 MD
Mary Adley 1818 MD
Mary Ann Johnson 1820 MD
Matilda Williams 1817 MD
Matthew Collins 1770 MD
Nella Jones 1770 MD
Rebecca Verplank 1801 MD
Richard Williams 1795 MD
Sarah Sharp 1796 MD
J P Monis 1820 GA
Mary E Howard 1823 IND
Thomas Wright 1810 IND
Peter Stokely 1805 JAM
George Hawkins 1810 KY
Geo Wein 1800 NC
George De Polk 1822 NC
John S Jacobs 1817 NC
L Bonna 1790 NC
William Scott 1833 NC
Charle Allen 1800 VA
D G Hastess 1810 VA
G Boyd 1824 VA
George Francis 1809 VA
Henry Raker 1805 VA
Henry Scott 1810 VA
Jacob Walker 1808 VA
James Patterson 1831 VA
Josiah Bloxson 1825 VA
Julia Foot 1817 VA
Major Kane 1801 VA
Martha Johnson 1814 VA
Mary Boyd 1816 VA
Mary Hastess 1805 VA
Nelson Picket 1793 VA
Rosanna Bloxson 1794 VA
William Murn 1813 VA
Zacheria Patterson 1827 VA


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