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Re: Mulatto families of Loudoun County,VA
In Response To: Mulatto families of Loudoun County,VA ()
: I'm researching my paternal grandmother's side of the family from
William GASKIN is listed as the child of Elisa GASKIN in the Loudoun County register of free negroes. Described as a 9y old, bright mulatto color - Freedom proved by affirmation of Thomas FRED, 10 Sept. 1855.
listed aslo are his mother - as wife of Harrison GASKIN - emancipated by the will of Jno ONEALE, dec'd since 1806.
also listed is Margaret - child of Elisa, Joseph, child of Elisa and Nelson, child of Elisa.
In John O'Neil' will index it lists "Daughter Mahalla given mulatto woman Sine to serve 5 yr after my decease and then to be free with her 3 children and any increase. This may be a son of John O'Neal indicated above - I'd check with Loudoun County records and also get geneology of the slave holding family - to make sure. There are several references to theis family in early records.
There is another estate acount listed for John Oneale s/a as of 1821 - with the division of the estate. The only other wills I see reference to are earlier - for a Ferdinand.
Hope this helps,