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Re: FPOC in the census 1790-1860

Hi Joseph,

What proof are you looking for? You asked if "there is an actual listing of such", I'm not sure what you mean. In the 1840 census, Joel House is listed in Cabarrus Co. as head of a household of 1 male FPOC (himself) age 24-36. 1790-1840 census had that designation of "Free Colored Persons". 1850 census on to present doesn't have that designation, but obviously if they were "black" or "mulatto" before the end of the Civil War, they were FPOC. Is that what you were asking?

As for proof, there are probably records of him in Cabarrus Co. before the Civil War (and when I get a chance in the future, I will do some digging), but they may or may not designate him as a free person of color.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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