Blacks in Centre County, Pennsylvania
Slave Records 

Contributed by Connie Cole

These are slaves registered after the abolition law. As discussed earlier it was the habit to continue to register children of slaves as slaves. Most of these registrations of slaves take place 30 years after the abolition law. This appears to mean that any child born to any slave before the slave is 28 is a slave. For this reason there were children and grandchildren of slaves born after the abolition law still in slavery in Centre County, Pennsylvania. 

Potter Township
James Rankin registers
1) Peter 8/3/1803, born 3/22/1803 mulatto, mother Sall.
2) Lydia Boyd 8/9/1809, born 8/29/1809, father Samuel Boyd.

Spring Township
Philip Benner registers Kiz 9/27/1803, born April 13, 1803.
James Harris registers Lenora 7/25/1806, born 2/3/1809 mulatto.
Joseph Miles registers Jerry 6/3/1809, born 2/1/1809.
Elizabeth Smith registers Edgar 6/28/1811, born 1/28/1811.

Bald Eagle Township
Elizabeth Richards registers Flora Green 4/18/1810, born 10/27/1809
Mathias Richards registers Sinai 5/14/1806, born 11/15/1805 mulatto.
Agustus Richards registers Cato 9/17/1812, born 4/10/1812.
Frederick A. Richards registers Simon 2/28/1820, born 9/1819, mother named Phyllis.

Chincleclamouth Township Clearfield
Joseph Boon registers Valentine and Orson Otto 8/27/1811, born 4/29/1811, parents Henry and Grace Otto.
Joseph Boon registers Hariot Otto 7/18/1810, born 1/26/1810, parents Henry and Grace Otto.

Howard Township
Philipa Antes registers William Clark 7/13/1811, born 3/19/1811. 
Ferguson Township
Joseph Miles & Co. register Charles 7/25/1806, born 3/16/1806.


Posted 22 Jun 2003
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