Montgomery County Register of Free Negroes 1823-1847

Library of Virginia microfilm no. 92

 

A register of free negroes & mulattoes

No. 1, William Campbell a bright mulatto who was born free resides in the county of Montgomery aged about twenty six years five feet ten inches high…9 October 1823.

No.2, 3 March 1825, George Briggs alias George Spradlin aged about twenty two years, bright mulatto about five feet six inches high…born free and is the son of Betsey Spradlin a free white woman.

No.3, 6 February 1827, Robert Handley a free man of colour aged upwards of fifty years about five feet four inches high yellow complected somewhat ball headed (see february court 1827 for the names and ages of his children).

No. 4, 5 September 1827, Matilda Hunt aged about twenty seven years, dark complected about five feet eight inches high…was born free.

No. 5, December Court ___ (torn) Alexander Pagee aged about __enty eight years dark complection about five feet seven or eight inches high…having produced to the court satisfactory evidence of his being free born.

No. 6, 1 November 1831,, Milly alias Mary Ann, aged about sixty years, black complexion, about five feet seven inches high…emancipated by the last will and Testament of Mary Carlton deceased and also by a deed of emancipation executed by Susanna Carlton.

No. 7, 6 December 1831, Jane Burks aged thirty eight years bright mulatto about five feet three inches high…daughter of Hannah Campbell and was born free.

No.8, 6 December 1831, Elmira Campbell aaged about twenty four years, bright mulatto, about five feet three inches…daughter of Hannah Campbell & was free born. Renewed 1841, 1861

No.9, 3rd day of ______33, Harry Finley, son of Polly (who obtained her freedom in the County court of Montgomery at August 1820, aged 20 years, about five feet ten inches high, black complexion…

No.10, Sally Finley, 3 June 1833, daughter of Polly (who obtained her freedom in the county court of Montgomery at August 1820, aged eighteen five feet three inches high, black complexion…

No. 11, 26 May 1834, Ann Mars a bright Mulatto woman about five feet one inch high aged twenty five…free born.

No.12, Samuel Marrs a ____ Coloured Mulatto six feet two inches high between twenty two and twenty three years…born of free parents in Franklin County,Virginia…FranklinCounty at the Court house 6 October 1828, certify the foregoing register of Samuel Marrs is correctly made.

No. 13, 27 August 1834, Russel Finley, dark complexion, 12 years of age, four feet six inches high.

No. 14, Tom, forty one years of age in March 1820 five feet eleven inches and one eighth of an inch high, dark colour…emancipated by the Judgment of the county court of Wythe on 10 August 1820.

No.15, I William L. Dann clerk of the county court of Powhatan do hereby certify that Fanny Findley a free negro woman the bearer hereof was this day registered in my office…about the age of thirty five years of a brown compexion, about four feet 11-1/2 inches high…18 April 1822.

Botetourt County court clerks office 13 June 1823.

Montgomery County clerks office 27 August 1834

No. 16, Elizabeth Marrs a bright Mulatto between Eighteen and nineteen years old, five feet and an half inch high tolerable straight black hair, black eyes, regular features…born of free parents and raised in Franklin County, Virginia. 6 October 1828 FranklinCounty.

No. 17, Cumberland County, 23 October 1827, Thomas Gings a free man of dark complexion about twenty four years of age and about five feet seven inches in hight... Botetourt County 5 July 1830. Montgomery County 5 September1834.

No. 18, 7 July 1835, Lucinda Campbell aged about 25 years bright mulatto, about five feet six inches high…free born being the daughter of Hannah Campbelll a free woman.

No. 19, 7 July 1835, Margaret Campbell aged about twenty years, bright mulatto, about feet six inches high…black hair and grey eyes…was born free being the daughter of Hannah Campbell.

No. 20, 3 August 1835, James Ligon about twenty seven years five feet eight inches high, very black…son of Sarah who was emancipated by deed from Robert Shanklin.

No. 21, 2 May 1836, Caleb, aged about forty one years, five feet seven inches high, black complexion…emancipated by deed executed by Thomas J. Deyerle(?), on the 23 March 1835.

No. 22, 5 June 1838, David sometimes called David Webster, emancipated by deed executed by David Barnett 5 June 1838…negro man about the age of fifty three years who was born 28 October 1785 of black complexion of course African features, about five feet seven & a half inches high…

No.23, 5 March 1839, Anderson Nugan a free mulatto aged about twenty six years, five feet six inches high, bright complexion…free born

No.24, 7 October 1837, Dorman Brown a free man of colour…free born…bright complexion, about 30 years of age five feet ten inches high.

No. 25, Bill alias Billy Moon was emancipated by deed from Jacob Price dated the 30 September 1837, admitted in court 4 December 1837…yellow complexion about fifty two years of age five feet ten inches high.

No. 26, 4 November 1839, Granville who was emancipated by deed from Elijah McClanahan dated 10 June 1834 and admitted to court 16 June 1834…yellow complexion about forty five years of age five feet nine inches high bushy hair.

No. 27, 8 September 1840, Hercules Marrs, a free man of colour produced in court a register made in the county court of Franklin from which it appears he is a man of yellow complexion & was born of free parents…about thirty years of age, five feet eleven inches high.

No. 28, 5 april 1841, Samuel Campbell a black man who was registered in the county court of Bedford the 24 November 1823 as being at that time twenty nine years of age, five feet six and a half inches high…emancipated by the last will and Testament of Mary Teaser which will bears date of 3 May 1806…being at this time about forty seven years of age.

No. 29, 6 September1841, Lewis Raiford…a free man of colour of yellow complexion about twenty five years of age five feet seven inches high…son of Betsey Raiford a free woman of colour.

No. 30, 6 August 1844, Malinda Russell a free woman produced in court her register made in the county court of Washington in the state of Tennessee…being at the time a dark mulatto with dark curley, kinkey hair about 24 years of age …registered in this court as being about the age of 25 years…five feet three inches high.

No. 31, 7 July 1845, Matilda Hunt Jr. free born…being about thirty years of age, five feet 2 or 3 inches high, bright mulatto

No. 32, 6 October 1845, Gabriel who was emancipated by a deed executed by Charles Taylor dated the 29 May 1837 and also by deed executed by Polly Taylor dated 1st September 1845 aged about 47 years, five feet ten inches high, black complexion.

No. 33, 6 October 1845, Frank who was emancipated by Charles Taylor 29 May 1837and also by Polly Taylor 1st September 1845 aged about 40 years five feet eight inches high black complexion.

No. 34, 6 October 1845, Gilbert who was emancipated by Charles Taylor 29 May 1837 and by deed executed by Polly Taylor 1st September1845 aged about 34 years five feet five & a half inches high, black complexion.

No. 35, 6 October 1845, Joseph who was emancipated by Charles Taylor 29 May 1837 and by deed executed by Polly Taylor 1st September1845 aged about 20 years, six feet high, balck complexion, stout made

No. 36, 6 October 1845, Sarah who was emancipatedby CharlesTaylor 29 May 1837 and by deed executed by Polly Taylor dated 1st September 1845, aged about 56 years about five feet high dark colour, stout made.

No. 37, 6 October 1845, Mary who was emancipated by deed executed by Charles Taylor 29 May 1837 and by deed executed by Polly Taylor 1 September 1845, aged 31 years, five feet one inch high, black complexion.

No. 38, 6 October 1845, Sally daughter of Mary who was emancipated by Polly Taylor by added dated 1 September1845 and was born the 6 March 1840 of a yellow complexion.

No. 39, 6 October 1845, Joel Peppers son of Mary who was emancipated by Polly Taylor by deed dated 1st September 1840 and was born on the 7th day of April 1841 of a dark yellow complexion.

No. 40, 6 October 1845, Margaret Jane daughter of Mary who was emancipated by Polly Taylor by a deed dated 1st September 1845 and was born 20 September 1842 of a dark yellow complexion.

No. 41, 6 October 1845, John alias John Rush Petuman son of Mary who was emancipated by Polly Taylor by deed dated 1st September 1845 and was born 24 August 1844 of dark yellow complexion.

No. 42, 6 October 1845, Jane who was emancipated by Charles Taylor 29 May 1837 and also by deed executed by Polly Taylor 1 September 1845 who was born 16 June1823, four feet ten inches high of dark complexion

No. 43, 6 October 1845, Andrew Lewis who was emancipated by Polly Taylor 1 September 1845, son of Jane, born 16 January 1844 of yellow complexion.

No. 44, 6 April 1846, Solomon Williams a free man of colour who was registered in the clerks office of the county court of Henry as being five feet seven inches high of light complexion with large eyes, thick lips and prominent mouth…twenty nine years of age at the time of his register…now registered in this court as a free man of black complexion about forty five years of age.

No. 45, 1 June 1846, Lodama Vineyard five feet six inches high, bright complexion twenty one years of age on the 1st day of April last bound out by the overseers of the poor to John R. Guerrant & having served out her apprenticeship…free born.

No. 46, 3 August 1846, Margaret Brown, of bright complexion aged about 21 years, about five feet 2-1/2 inches high, stout made…born of a white woman.

No. 47, 7 September 1846, Sam who was emancipated by deed executed by Charles Taylor 29 May 1837 and by Polly Taylor 5 September1846 who was born 6 April 1830 about five feet ten inches high dark copper colour short hair

No. 48, 7 September 1846, John who was emancipated by a deed executed by Charles Taylor 29 May 1837 and also by Polly Taylor 5 September 1846 who was born 5 July 1831 about four feet eleven inches high dark complexion.

No. 49, 7 September 1846, Juliet alias Juliet Taylor who was emancipated by a deed executed by Charles Taylor 29 May 1837 and also by Polly Taylor 5 September 1846 born on the 8 January 1833, five feet seven inches high, dark copper colour.

No. 50, 7 September 1846, Stuart alias Stuart Crockett who was emancipated by a deed executed by Charles Taylor and by Pollly Taylor 5 September 1846 about four feet eight inches high born 16 November 1835 dark complexion

No. 51, 7 September 1846, Rhoda who was emancipated by deed executed by Polly Taylor on 5 September 1846 born in May 1838 dark complexion four feet high

No. 52, 7 September 1846, Mary who was emancipated by Polly Taylor 5 September 1846 born on 10th October 1840 three feet ten inches high dark colour

No. 53, Amanda, 7 September 1846 who was emancipated by Polly Taylor 5 September 1846 born 10th October 1840 dark complexion three feet ten inches high

No. 54, 7 September 1846, Solomon, who was emancipated by Charles Taylor 29 May 1837 and by Polly Taylor 1 September 1845 aged about fifty three years black, five feet five inches high.

No. 55, 5 October 1846, James alias James Neice who was emancipated by deed executed by Mary Wade dated 5 October 1846 aged about 44 years five feet eight & a half inches high, bright complexion

No. 56, 1 February 1847, No. 56, Anthony alias Anthony Liggons who was emancipated by Samuel Burnett on the 1st day of February 1847 aged about sixty six years five feet eight inches high.

Pittsylvania County No. 405, Josiah Day a free man of colour is this day numbered & registered…brown complexion twenty three years old the 4 July last five feet six inches high…17 December 1846

Registered in Montgomery County 26 February 1847.

No.57, 6 December 1847, Abram Melville who was emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton dated 6 December 1847 aged 14 years 4 feet 11-1/2 inches high, black complexion.

No. 58, 6 December 1847, James Campbell 6 December 1847, emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton dated 6 December 1847 aged 21 years, 5 feet 10-1/2 inches high of a copper colour.

No. 59, 6 December 1847, Fleming Melville who was emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton dated 6 December 1847, 14 years of age 5 feet 4 inches high, bright complexion.

No. 60, Henry(? Torn or Fanny?) Stuart who was emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton dated 6 December 1847 14 years 4 feet 11-1/2 inches high black complexion.

No. 61, 6 December 1847, Rosabella Melville who was emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton dated 6 December 1847 aged 18 years 4 feet 11-1/2 inches high bright complexion, long hair.

No. 62, Elmira Campbell 6 December 1847, emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton 6 December 1847 aged 23 years 5 feet 4 inches high brown complexion

No. 63, Emily Campbell 6 December 1847, emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton dated 6 December 1847 aged 26 years 5 feet 3-1/2 inches high brown complexion

No. 64, 6 December 1847, Louisa Johnston emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton dated 6 December 1847 aged 28 years 5 feet 4-1/2 inches high black complexion.

 

No. 65, 6 December 1847, Milly Melville who was emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton dated 6 December 1847 aged 50 years 5 feet high black

No. 66, 6 December 1847, Cyrus Melville who was emanicpated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton dated 6 December 1847 aged 70 years, 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high, very gray, black complexion.

No. 67, 6 December 1847, Emeline Johnston who was emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton dated 6 December 1847 ageed 9 years 4 feet 6 inches high, black.

No. 68, 6 December 1847, Erasmus Melville who was emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton dated 6 December 1847 aged 13 years 4 feet 9 inches high, bright complexion, bushy hair.

No. 69, 6 December 1847, Cary Bratton who was emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton dated 6 December 1847 aged 11 years 4 feet 4 inches high black complexion.

No. 70, 6 December 1847, Howell Melville, who was emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton dated 6 December 1847 aged 11 years 4 feet 4-1/2 inches high light complexion, bushy hair and flat nose.

No. 71, ____ Mitchell…emancipated by Bratton…9 years

No. 72, 6 December 1847, Charles Mitchell, emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton 6 December 1847, aged 6 years 3 feet 4 inches high, black complexion.

No. 73, 6 December 1847, Mary Johnston emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton, aged 7, 4 feet high, black complexion.

No. 74, 6 December 1847, Reuben Uriah who was emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton aged 4 years 3 feet 3-1/2 inches high black complexion.

No. 75, 6 December 1847, Matilda Va Mitchell who was emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton aged 7 months very bright daughter of Emily Campbell

No. 76, 6 December 1847, James Cary Fleming who was emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton aged 6 months dark complexion

No. 77, 6 December 1847, Eliza Agnes Johnston, who was emancipated by deed from Mrs. Dorothea Bratton by deed of 6 December 1847 aged 2 years dark complexion.