A Guide to the Rappahannock County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1834-1863 Rappahannock County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1834-1863 32

A Guide to the Rappahannock County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1834-1863

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Microfilm reel number Rappahannock County (Va.) Reel Number 32


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Microfilm reel number
Rappahannock County (Va.) Reel Number 32
Title
Rappahannock County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes 1834-1863
Physical Characteristics
1 microfilm reel
Creator
Rappahannock County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Shelf Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Use microfilm copy, Rappahannock County (Va.) Reel 32.

Preferred Citation

Rappahannock County (Va.) Reel 32, Local Government Records Collection, Rappahannock County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

The microfilm copy of these records was generated by The Library of Virginia's Imaging Services Branch.

Historical Information

There have been two Virginia counties named Rappahannock. The first was created from Lancaster in 1656 and became extinct in 1662 when it was divided into Essex and Richmond counties. The present county was formed from Culpeper County in 1833.

An act passed by the Virginia legislature in 1803 required every free negro or mulatto to be registered and numbered in a book to be kept by the city clerk.

Scope and Content

The Rappahannock County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1834-1863, lists the age, name, color, stature, marks or scars, in what court the person was emancipated or whether the person was born free. Some clerks recorded additional information not required by the law. The register is indexed.

Related Material

Additional Rappahannock County Free Negro and Slave Records can be found in the Local Government Records Collection and on microfilm at The Library of Virginia. See http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/local/local_rec/index.htm.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Rappahannock County (Va.)--Circuit Court.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Rappahannock County (Va.)--Virginia--19th century.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans--Virginia--Rappahannock County.
  • African Americans--Virginia.
  • Free African Americans--Virginia--Rappahannock County.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records--Virginia--Rappahannock County.
  • Registers (lists)--Virginia--Rappahannock County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Rappahannock County (Va.)--Virginia--19th century.