A Guide to the Petersburg (Va.) Free Negro Delinquent Tax List, 1863 Petersburg (Va.) Free Negro Delinquent Tax List, 1863 1115564

A Guide to the Petersburg (Va.) Free Negro Delinquent Tax List, 1863

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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1115564
Title
Petersburg (Va.) Free Negro Delinquent Tax List, 1863
Physical Characteristics
12 p.
Collector
Petersburg (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Petersburg (Va.) Free Negro Delinquent Tax List, 1863. Local government records collection, Petersburg City Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia under accession number 27327.

Historical Information

Petersburg was formed from parts of Dinwiddie, Prince George, and Chesterfield Counties. A garrison and fur-trading post called Fort Henry was established there in 1645 on the site of the Indian village Appamattuck. The present name, suggested in 1733 by William Byrd, honors Peter Jones, Byrd's companion on expeditions into the Virginia backcountry. Petersburg was established in 1748 and incorporated as a town in 1784. In the later years the towns of Blandford, Pocahontas, and Ravenscroft were added to Petersburg. It was incorporated as a city in 1850. Petersburg was enlarged by annexation from both Prince George and Dinwiddie Counties in 1972.

Scope and Content

Petersburg (Va.) Free Negro Delinquent Tax List, 1863. The document is a list of free negroes cited for failing to pay taxes for the year 1863. The list also includes the amount owed by each person listed.

Related Material

Additional Petersburg Free Negro and Slave Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm .

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Petersburg (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • Free African Americans--Virginia--Petersburg.
  • Geographical Names:

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

  • Delinquent tax lists--Virginia--Petersburg.
  • Free negro and slave records--Virginia--Petersburg.
  • Local government records--Virginia--Petersburg.
  • Tax and fiscal records--Virginia--Petersburg.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Petersburg (Va.)--History--19th century.