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Re: List of Free Mullatoes & Negros Westmoreland
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Hi. If it is Westmoreland County that your Reeds were in, I have the following:
Note that the tax lists usually only list men over 16, but most commissioners mistook the instructions for 1813 to mean they were supposed to list free women of color also. So they are a great resource.
Also note that Registers of Free Negroes usually only include a small percentage of those in the county, but the tax lists include all men of color in the county and sometimes the women as well.
I am in the process of putting all the tax lists for Virginia on my site. I think I'm about half way through.
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