A Guide to the Rockingham County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1807-1859 Rockingham County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1807-1859 Rockingham County (Va.) Reel 676

A Guide to the Rockingham County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1807-1859

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Microfilm reel number: Rockingham County (Va.) Reel 676


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Microfilm reel number
Rockingham County (Va.) Reel 676
Title
Rockingham County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1807-1859
Physical Characteristics
1 microfilm reel
Collector
Rockingham County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Rockingham County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1807-1859. Rockingham County (Va.) Reel 676, Local government records collection, Rockingham County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

This record was loaned for microfilming by the Rockingham County clerk of circuit court. The microfilm was generated by OCLC through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program under the accession number 43746.


Historical Information

Rockingham County was formed from Augusta County in 1778.

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

Rockingham County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1807-1859, lists the registration number, 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 law. There is an index at the front of the volume.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by registration date.

Related Material

Rockingham County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Rockingham County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the Lost Records Localities Database found at the Library of Virginia web site.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

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

  • Rockingham County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Free negro and slave records -- Virginia -- Rockingham County.
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Rockingham County.
  • Registers (lists) -- Virginia -- Rockingham County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Rockingham County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.