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Re: FREE PERSONS OF COLOR ARTICLE - HENRICO COUNTY

Anita,

Thanks for the link. Your article led me to a lead on the Hatcher family. I'm trying to find info on Charles Hatcher who purchased four enslaved people (a woman and her three children) in Norfolk @1831 from my gg aunt, Rose Reynold's estate. My gg grandfather, James Robinson, was the administrator of Rose's estate. Rose died intestate leaving behind several orphaned children. One son, Norton, was later accused of helping a slave escape from Norfolk.

I'm trying to determine if these four slaves may have been relatives whose sale was forced in order to satisfy debts. I'd also like to learn what happened to them. I cannot determine if Hatcher was acting as a trader or was puchasing the slaves for personal use. I've not been able to track Charles Hatcher beyond this point of sale and was hoping that perhaps anoterh researcher had more info on him.

The Reynolds/Robinson family was mentioned in Tommy Boggery's book.

If you have any leads or suggestions, please send them -- thanks.

Hollis Gentry

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