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Free Black/Afro-Am (COLUMBUS) on this website
Posted by: Fannie Date: December 04, 2001 at 22:33:03
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1. Check website:
www.iath.virginia.edu/vshadow2/govdoc/free.html

2. PRESS: Free Black Register
PRESS: Register of Free Blacks, Staunton County

3. There will be a list of free black slave names.
This website gives a description of the individuals, like their complexion, scars, height, ailments, defects, and, sometimes their aliases, etc...

4. Remember, some slaves did not have last names, especially before 1865. Some of the free blacks listed on this website do not have last names.

5. I came across a Christopher Columbus(mother Maria Lewis), etc... He is listed under Staunton County.

6. You will also find free slave names listed under:
Registration dates 1803 and 1845(123K) and
Registration dates between 1846 and 1865(126K).


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