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FPOC's Champaign County, OH 1807-
BLACK LEGACY: African-Americans of Champaign County, Ohio, Volume I,
This book chronicles the presence of AA’s in Champaign County, Ohio from 1807 to the present.
In 1820 the FPOC Head of Household included the names (Surname & Given) as follows:
Names written as recorded in the 1820 Census, ADAMS & RENO are 3rd & 4th great-grandfathers.
By 1830 Noah Griffin, Wm. Smith, John Malory, Humphrey Clinton, Jefery Thompson, Henry Archey, James Hunt, Joseph Hughes, George McCoy, Benjamin Powell, Edward Taylor, William Winsor, David Bates, Stephen King, Benjamin Hardesty, Lidral Ford & Henry Keyes had joined the others as FPOC Head of Household in Champaign County, Ohio.
This book, along with “Register of Black, Mulatto and Poor Persons in Four Ohio Counties 1791-1861” and Registers of Blacks in the Miami Valley: A Name Abstract (1804-1857) by Stephen Haller, Ohio Historical Society and Robert H. Smith, Jr. Wright State University (1977) are of tremendous value in establishing relationships among the early FPOC’s not only in Southwestern Ohio, but throughout the State OF Ohio.