Hi Nicole. Nice to hear from you.
Dr. Henry Gates very briefly interviewed me on the Redman family for his PBS show (the 4th segment to be aired the second week in February) because John Redman is one of his ancestors. I found the record of “Mulatto” Nann who was freed by order of the Richmond County, Virginia court in 1697 because she was the daughter of Jane Redman (no race indicated). This seems to be saying (to me anyway) that Jane Redman was a free white woman since, as you know, the status of a child depended on the status of the mother. I put a photocopy of the court record on my site with the lastest update of the Redman family history so you can make up your own mind.
I ordered the Hardy County Personal Property Tax lists through my local library but have so far only received up until 1806. I ordered the Hampshire County lists a few weeks ago, should receive them soon and will post them when I get them.
Here’s what I have for Hardy: [Library of Virginia Personal Property 1786-1806:
Sellars, Frederick 1 tithe 2 horses [frame 9]
Sellers, Susana 1 horse, 3 cattle
Fidler, Edward 1 tithe [frame 10].
John Sellars 1 tithe, 1 horse, 1 cow [frame 23]
Edward Fidler 1 tithe, 1 horse, 4 cattle
Frederick Sellers 1 tithe, 2 horses, 3 cattle
Susanna Sellers 1 horse, 3 cattle
John Sellars 1 tithe [frame 49]
Frederick Sellers 1 tithe 2 horses
Susan Sellers 1 horse [frame 53].
West side of the South Branch
Cellas, Frederick 1 tithe, 1 horse [frame 71
Cellas, Susan 1 horse
Fidler, Ned 1 tithe [frame 72].
1790 western district
Fidler, Ned 2 tithes, 4 horses [frame 93].
1791 western district
Fidler, Edward 1 tithe and a horse [frame 115].
Sellers, Frederick 1 tithe and 2 horses [frame 118].
1794 western district
John Sellers [frame 174].
Frederick Sellers 1 tithe, 2 horses
1795 western district
Fidler, Edward 1 tithe 3 horses
Sellers, Frederick 1 tithe, 3 horses
1796 western district
Edward Fidler 1 tithe, 2 horses [frame 191].
Frederick Sellers 1 tithe, 3 horses [frame 193].
John Sellers 1 tithe
1796 eastern district
Mingo, Black [frame 201]
1797 western district
Fidler, Edward 1 tithe 2 horses [frame 217]
Sellers, John 1 tithe, 1 horse
1798 western district
Sellers, Frederick 1 tithe, 3 horses [frame 228].
Sellers, John 1 tithe, 1 horse
1798 eastern district
Mingo, Black 1 tithe, 3 horses [frame 241]
1799 western district
Fidler, Edward 3 tithes, 5 horses [frame 278].
1800 western district
Fidler, Edward 2 tithes, 6 horses [frame 287].
Sellers, Frederick 1 tithe, 2 horses [frame 289]
Sellers, John 2 tithes 1 hors
1801 “List of Free Negroes & molattors in the Western District” [frame 348].
Blacks over 16/ Blacks under 16
Abraham Warrick & his wife & children 2/4
Edward Fedler 3/7, 2 horses
John Redman 1/0
Rachel a woman 1/0
Henry Black & wife 2
1802 “List of Free Negroes & Molattors” [frame 357].
Jacob Bosseley(?) 1 horse
Frederick Sellers 1 tithe/ 1 horse
John Sellers & son 2 tithes/ 2 horses
James Pluncket 1 tithe/ 1 horse
John Redman & sons 5 tithes, 2 horses
Edward Fidler & sons 2 tithes, 2 horses
Abraham Warrick & son 2 tithes, 1 horse
1802 eastern district
Peck, John free Negro 1 tithe [frame 371].
1803 Names & occupations of free Negroes & Molatters [frame 396-7] tithes/ horses
Henry Black farmer Lett his wife Spinner 1/1
Labl(?) farmer 1/1
James Smith Labourer 1/ 1 horse
Betsy his wife spinner & two small children
Edward Fidler Farmer his wife a spiner 2/4
& children Abraham, & Nancy Betsy, Jacob, Isaac, John, William, Shily
Daniel Labourer 1/0
John Redman farmer his wife Jane Spinner Children Ruben, Rachel, Moses, Lucy, Joseph Long lives with this family 4/4
George Smith Labourer 1/0
Abraham Warrick Labourer 1/1
Molly Paine living with Martin Bowman
1804A western district
A List of Free Negroes & Molattors, thair names & occupations [frame 405]. Tithes/ horses
Susannah Sellers & Margaret Sellers spiners living on Frederick Sellers land, two small children 0/1
Frederick Sellers farmer lives on his own land 1/ 2
George Jones Labourer Lives with Willie Heath above the age of 16 1/0
Samuel (a) Tailor bound to JacobVanmeter above the age of 16
George Smith lives with Isaac Vanmeter above the age of 16
Abraham Warrick farmer lives on Matthias Woolham’s land with four small children & his wife Cristeny
John Redman Moses Reubin Redman farmers Lucy weaver Lives on Edward Fidlers land 3 /4
Edward Fidler & Abraham Fidler Elyas Lowry his wife Shely with six other children lives on his own land
Richard Redman lives with Thomas Fries
Samuel Duke William Dooly under 16
John Sellers wife Mother with four small children lives on Martin Hanks Labourer
Jeremiah Preson lives with Martin Hanks Labourer
Henry Black his wife Litt on his own land
James Wetsil no certain place of residence Labourer
1805B “A List of Free Negroes…” [frame 459] tithes/ horses
Benjamin Taylor Labeourer Lives on Jacob Huttons land 1/0
Nicholas, Labourer on George Seymours land 1/0
Henry Black farmer on his own land his wife Litt spinner 1/2
Samuel Tiller bound to Jacob Vanmeter 1/0
George Smith bound to Isaac Vanmeter 1/0
Abraham Warick farmer on Mathias Woolhams land his wife spinner and four small children 1/1
Edward Fidler farmer on his own land his wife Shely spinner and seven children 2/4
John Redman farmer on Edward Fidler’s land 1/1
Reubin Redman Labeourer on Edward Fidler’s land 1/0
John Redman farmer on James Miles land 1/1
John Sellers on Martin Hanks land his wife spinner with four childrern 1/1
James Smith labourer his wife spinner and weaver on George Harness’s land 1/1
Frederick Sellers farmer on his own land 1/2
Margaret Sellers on Frederick Sellers land with two children 0/1
James Wetsel labourer 1/0
1806A “A List of Free Negroes and Mulattos” [frame 471] tithes/ horses
Edward Fidler 1/8
Abraham Fidler 1/1
Joseph Lowry 1/0
Reubin Redman 1 /2
Aaron Redman 1/1
Samuel Duke 1/1
Moses Redman 1/1
Harry Black 1/3
John Sellar 2/1
Frederick Sellars 1/3
John Sellars son of John Sellars 1/0
James Smith 1/1
Abraham Warrick 1/0
Susanna Sellers 0/2
Catherine Dooley 1/1
Richard Redman 1/0
Lowry, Elijah free Mullo 1 [frame 483] tithes/ horses
Ming free Black man 1 [frame 484]
Mingo free Negro 1
Smith, Evan free Mul 1 [frame 489].
1813A (from communication with G.C. Waldrep III)
Free Negroes & Mulattoes: males/ females
Fidler, Abram 1/1
Redman, James 1/1
Redman, Moses 1/1
Redman, Richard 1/1
Redman, Rod 1/0
Presser, Jerry 1/1
Redman, Aaron 1/1
Redman, William 1/1
Redman, John 2/1
Redman, Richard Senr. 1/1
Redman, Reuben 1/1
Redman, Thomas 1/1
Smith, James Senr. ½
Fidler, Edward 3/2
Warwick Abram & John 2/1
Clifford, Isaac 2/1
Fanny Redman 0/1
George Redman a free mulatto man distiller 1
Nancy Redman a mulatto girl spinner 1