A Guide to the Alleghany County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1855-1856 Alleghany County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1855-1856 Alleghany County (Va.) Reel 17

A Guide to the Alleghany County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1855-1856

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Microfilm reel Alleghany County (Va.) Reel 17


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Microfilm reel
Alleghany County (Va.) Reel 17
Title
Alleghany County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1855-1856
Physical Characteristics
1 microfilm reel
Creator
Alleghany County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Use microfilm copy, Alleghany County (Va.) Reel 17.

Preferred Citation

Alleghany County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1855-1856, Alleghany County (Va.) Reel 17. Local government records collection, Alleghany County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This microfilm was created by the Virginia State Library's (now the Library of Virginia) Archives Division from the original court records found in the Alleghany County (Va.) Circuit Court Clerk's Office. The microfilm copy of these records was generated by The Library of Virginia's Imaging Services Branch on 9 January 1980.

Historical Information

Alleghany County was formed in 1822 from Bath, Botetourt, and Monroe (West Virginia) counties. An additional part of Bath was added in 1823 and an additional part of Monroe in 1843.

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 county clerk.

Scope and Content

Register of Free Negroes, 1855-1856, of Alleghany County records the registration number, age, name, color, stature, marks or scars, and in what court the person was emancipated or whether the person was born free. Some clerks recorded additional information not required by law. There is no index.

Arrangement

Chronological by registration date.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Alleghany County (Va.). Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans--Virginia--Alleghany County.
  • African Americans--Virginia.
  • Free African Americans--Virginia--Alleghany County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Alleghany County--History--19th Century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

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

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • African Americans--Virginia--Alleghany County.
  • Free African Americans--Virginia--Alleghany County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Alleghany County--History--19th Century.