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Re: Princess Anne Co., VA Keeling family

I have some information on KEELINGS in Princess Anne County. Let me start by saying that none of the names you have listed in your email appear but I thought it might be useful in the future, or could help in making a connnection. Also not all of the individuals are using the name KEELING but the owners were KEELINGS. The following information is taken from Freedmen Bureau Record Group 105 in Washington DC.,and are part of a series of records for all of the southern states that are currently being microfilmed (they haven't gotten to VA yet). Following the defeat of the Confederacy and emancipation one of the first things the Federal Government did was order a Census of the Colored Population in the counties in the southern states. It is not known whether it was infact done in all states or counties, (only a few are known for Va) or whether or not they all survived, however the one for Princess Anne did. The census was taken in 1866.

(Unless otherwise noted the individuals are said to be resident of Princess Anne County.)

Laura KEELING, black, female, under 50 over 20, slave, former owner John Coffe, Non - resident, former place of residence Middlesex County

Eliza Whitehurst, black, female, under 20 over 14, Adam KEELING, resident
Pleasant Whitehurst, black, female, 14 under, slave, Adam KEELING, resident,not employed
Jacob Whitehurst, black, male, 14 under, slave, Adam KEELING, resident, not empolyed
Frank Whitehurst, black male, under 20 over 14, Col. RODGERS, resident
(Frank is acutually listed above Eliza)

Abby KEELING, Black, female, under 50 over 20, Charles BROCK, resident
Edward KEELING, black, male, under 14, Charles BROCK, resident
Arbus KEELING, black, male, over 70, Charles BROCK, resident

I am not sure of the spelling of the following 3 individuals surnames:

Eliza WILLY/WILROY, black, female, under 50 over 20, slave, Solomon KEELING, resident, Laborer

WILSON WILLY/WILROY, black male, 14 under, slave, Solomon KEELING, resident not employed
Samuel WILLY/WILROY, black male, 14 under, slave, Solomon KEELING, resident, not employed.

Emma MOSELY, Black female, over 70, former owner Adam KEELING, resident, laborer.
Andrew MOSELY, black, female, under 50 over 20, Adam KEELING, resident, Laborer.

My microfilm reader went kerplunk after I jotted this stuff down, so I would not be able to recheck for a couple of days.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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