> have rarely seen any Fidlers associated with FPOC, so feel a need to pursue this
Just providing some possible clues relevant to this thread ...
Mrs. Anne Elizabeth (CHANCELLOR) FIDDLER
m=Frederick Douglas ISAACS, Sr. who was a free person of color.
He was the son of Tucker ISAACS, Sr. (1809-1874)
& (Anne=Anna) Elizabeth=Betsey FOSSETT (1812-1902)
Betsy FOSSETT was the daughter of Joseph=Joe & Edith=Edy FOSSETT.
Joe FOSSETT was the son of Mary Frances HEMINGS n=1753
who was a slave of the former American President Thomas JEFFERSON.
The Tucker ISAACS, Sr. that I mentioned above also had a sister
Julia Ann ISAACS (1814-1889) m=14 Jun 1832 VA,Albermarle-Co to
Eston John HEMINGS (1808-1856).
This last one was the son of the now famous JEFFERSON slave Sally HEMINGS.
Nancy FIDLER m=01 Oct 1812 WVA,Hardy-Co to George REDMAN.
I have no indication they were FPOC ... however they were married by Josiah HOSKINSON
who performed a number of other marriages for REDMAN free people of color.
> Well, there were fpc who left Hardy Co. in the 1830's, 40's and 50's for
> Green and Crawford Cos., Pennsylvania - Redman, Bruce, Clifford, Lett and others.
The Isaac Wolverton REDMAN (a free person of color) which I mentioned elsewhere
in this thread was part of the group that went from WV,Hardy-Co to PA,Green-Co. Here is his
entry with his first wife on the 1860 Census of PA,Greene-Co,Jackson-Twp,White-Cottage-P.O.
p159,160 dwelling#1123 family#1106 (all listed as black):
VA 29 Isaac REDMAN occ=farmer value=$500/$300 (read=no)
PA 29 Nancy
PA 13 Mary
PA 08 Julia A.
PA 07 Ruth A.
PA 05 Marget
PA 03 Saml
PA 3m Isaac, Jr.;
This Isaac Wolverton REDMAN walked from PA to WV,Cameron to enlist in the Civil War.
He served in Company B, 7th West-Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Union Army.
He was with the unit in many battles including at PA,Gettysburg.
He was wounded at the seige of WV,Petersburg.
I wonder if he is related to this next FIDLER connection ?
.1 John FIDLER (1687-1759) m=Sarah SMITH (1675-abt.1770)
..2 Mary FIDLER (1715-1768) m=(Charles) Ezekiel ROSE (1705-1768)
...3 Jean=Jane ROSE m=Jacob QUICK, Jr. (1749-1816)
...3 Jerusha=Jarusia ROSE (1753-1822) m=1772 Jacob QUICK, Jr. (1749-1816)
...3 Jonathan ROSE m=08 Jan 1779 Elizabeth HIXSON=HIXON
...3 Charles ROSE, Sr. m=Rebeckah MULLINER
...3 Ezekiel ROSE, Sr. m=18 Nov 1772 Mary FIELD
...3 Sarah ROSE m=John PHILLIPS
...3 Hannah ROSE m=Isaac WOLVERTON, Jr.
....4 Isaac WOLVERTON, III