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Re: Did Colonel Andrew Lynn, Jr. of Fayette Co. PA Leave a Will?
Posted by: Jan Slater (ID *****0130) Date: November 05, 2009 at 09:05:52
In Reply to: Re: Did Colonel Andrew Lynn, Jr. of Fayette Co. PA Leave a Will? by W.L.Lynn of 2694

The Pennsylvania Gradual Abolition Act of 1780 allowed slaves born after that date their freedom at the age of 28 years. Slaves born prior to that date were slaves for life. This suggests that Jupiter, Doll, Foge, Ned,, Reuben and Nace were all slaves for life unless their owners freed them.


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