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Re: Loudoun County VA slaves - transitions to free

Hi,

Am going to repost what I posted to you on rootsweb - so that folks don't have to do double searching and we can take it from there:
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Be aware that Loudoun records list your family spelled two ways - Pierson and Pearson. Rose - widowed wife of Fletcher is listed with son Archie in the 1910 census.

PIERSON, ROSE (1910 U.S. Census)
VIRGINIA , LOUDOUN, MERCER
Age: 38, Female, Race: BLACK, Born: VA
Series: T624 Roll: 1633 Page: 196

Fletcher's parents seem to be Mathew and Maria Pierson:

Name: Fletcher Pierson
Age in 1870: 3
Estimated Birth Year: 1866
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Northern Division, Loudoun, Virginia
Race: Colored
Gender: Male

Since his sister Martha was 10 in 1870 - she was morre than likely born in slavery - since I see no Pierson's or Pearsons who are not listed as white in 1860.

You may want to look at this slaveholder:

Name: CRAVEN PEARSON
State: VA
County: Loudoun County
Township: Southern Dist.
Year: 1860
Record Type: Slave schedule
Page: 345
Database: VA 1860 Slave Schedule

I'd also take a good look at the Potts family - who are on the same census page as your ancestors in 1870 - and the page before it - they held quite a few slaves.

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You added the info on Rose Blackwell - which confirms census listing of Rose as wife of Fletcher.

Rose is listed in 1880 census as daughter of Thomas and Mary Black(well)

Name: Rose BLACK
Age: 8
Estimated birth year:
Birthplace: Virginia
Relation: Dau
Home in 1880: Mercer, Loudoun, Virginia
Marital status: Single
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Head of household: Thomas BLACK 28

wife Mary 24
daughter Emma 4
sons Richard 7 and George 3

I cross checked with birth records - this couple is listed as Blackwell in some records and Black in others. Emma (Rose's sister)
is listed in Loudoun County birth records as born 10 Dec. 1876.

Don't see a marriage record indexed in Loudoun - you should check Fauquier - because I don't see Thomas in Loudoun in 1870 - I do see a 17 year old Thomas Blackwell in Fauquier - in Warrenton.

Contact the Afro-American Historical Association in Fauquier - they have great family files.
http://www.afro-americanofva.org/

A look at slave holders for Fauquier finds some slave owning Blackwells (none in Loudoun):

Name: JOHN BLACKWELL
State: VA
County: Fauquier County
Township: N.E. Revenue Dist
Year: 1860
Record Type: Slave schedule
Page: 019, 020
Database: VA 1860 Slave Schedule

Name: JAMES D. BLACKWELL
State: VA
County: Fauquier County
Township: N.E. Revenue Dist
Year: 1860
Record Type: Slave schedule
Page: 019
Database: VA 1860 Slave Schedule

Name: FRANCIS J. BLACKWELL
State: VA
County: Fauquier County
Township: N.E. Revenue Dist
Year: 1860
Record Type: Slave schedule
Page: 019
Database: VA 1860 Slave Schedule

Name: ELIZABETH BLACKWELL
State: VA
County: Fauquier County
Township: N.E. Revenue Dist
Year: 1860
Record Type: Slave schedule
Page: 019
Database: VA 1860 Slave Schedule

Name: AMANDA MRS. BLACKWELL
State: VA
County: Fauquier County
Township: N.E. Revenue Dist
Year: 1860
Record Type: Slave schedule
Page: 033
Database: VA 1860 Slave Schedule

Name: JOSEPH H. BLACKWELL
State: VA
County: Fauquier County
Township: N.E. Revenue Dist
Year: 1860
Record Type: Slave schedule
Page: 004
Database: VA 1860 Slave Schedule

Name: MOORE C. BLACKWELL
State: VA
County: Fauquier County
Township: N.E. Revenue Dist
Year: 1860
Record Type: Slave schedule
Page: 002
Database: VA 1860 Slave Schedule

Name: --- MRS BLACKWELL
State: VA
County: Fauquier County
Township: S.W. Revenue Dist
Year: 1860
Record Type: Slave schedule
Page: 064
Database: VA 1860 Slave Schedule

Name: JOHN E. BLACKWELL
State: VA
County: Fauquier County
Township: S.W. Revenue Dist
Year: 1860
Record Type: Slave schedule
Page: 041
Database: VA 1860 Slave Schedule

Name: JOSEPH BLACKWELL
State: VA
County: Fauquier County
Township: S.W. Revenue Dist
Year: 1860
Record Type: Slave schedule
Page: 045
Database: VA 1860 Slave Schedule

Hope this helps - it will at least get you started.

Denise


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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