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AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum

South Carolina to Tennessee to Ohio

Many of the "free persons of Colour" of present-day Liberty and Marlborough counties, South Carolina, who protested the discriminatory tax against "free Negroes" moved on to Tennessee and Ohio.
20 April 1794, Petition of Free People of Colour:
signed by
Isaac Linagear
Isaac Mitchell
Jonathan Price
Nathan price
Richard evins
Nathaniel Conbie (Cumbo)
George Collins
Willeam x (his mark) Turner
thomas hulen
spencer x (his mark) Bolton
William (his mark) Swett
Solomon (his mark) Bolton
James (his mark) Shewmak (Shoemaker)
John (his mark) Turner, Junr
Solomon (his mark) Shewmk
Sampson (his mark) Shewmak
Thomas (his mark) Shewmake, Junr
thomas (his mark) Shumake Senr
John (his mark) Shumake
James (his mark) Shumake
David Collins
thomas Collins
John (his mark) Turner Senr
Mildred (her mark) Turner
Grenelaper(?) (her mark) Turner
Catherine (her mark) Turner
Elias hulon
Cudworth Oxendine
Archmack Oxendine
G(?)reter (his mark) Colder
Moses (his mark) Colder
Delley Gibson
Drusilla Gibson
Georg Mccloud

In Justice to your petitioners as above we whose particular knowledge of their situation hath induced us to request in their favor the Benefits or a repeal, provided your honorable and deliberate Body can thin(k) it best &c &c

Stephen Gibson
Isaac Linegear, Jr.
Edmund Dickin
Jur.(?) Driggers
Moses Mannin
James Arde
Robin Arde
hardey graves
James Ivey
Mark Maning
Joseph (his mark) Bass
Levi Gibson
Jas Odom Capt.

[South Carolina Department of Archives and History, General Assessment Petition 1794, no. 216, frames 370-374, Free People of Color ST 1368, series no. 165015, item 216]

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