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Re: Mulatto families of Loudoun County,VA

: I'm researching my paternal grandmother's side of the family from
: Loudoun County, VA. My surnames are Gaskins, Peters, Turner, and
: Lloyd. All these families were located in the Middleburg area
: (or Mercer District) of Loudoun County. According to the 1880
: census, all of my families with these above mentioned surnames
: were listed as mulatto. If anybody can assist me, my looking for
: the parents of William Gaskins (born ca.1840 in VA and father of
: Richard Gaskins), Rose Gaskins (his wife), William H. Peters
: (born ca. 1829), Nellie Peters (his wife), and Armstead Turner
: (born ca. 1820), and his wife Henrietta Turner. I'm also
: searching for Walter Lloyd (born ca. 1861 in Virginia). Please
: help!

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,

Denise

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Mulatto families of Loudoun County,VA
Re: Mulatto families of Loudoun County,VA
Re: GASKINS, Loudoun County,VA
Re: TURNER, Loudoun County,VA

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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