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Free African Americans--Virginia

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Jesse Green Affidavit

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01570
Scope and Contents Two page filing with the City of Petersburg regarding the residence, wealth, and suspicious death of Green's sister, Fillis Turner, a free African American who resided with Phil Seward. Within the Affidavit, Green accounts the tumultuous relationship between his sister and her companion, the money she had on hand before her death, and the sudden and suspicious nature of her death. In his affidavit, Green requests a full inquiry of the courts into these matters on behalf of himself and his...

Thaddeus S. Harris Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00174
Scope and Contents Three account books of free African American, Thaddeus S. Harris, of Abingdon, Virginia, dated 1855-1861, 1861-1866 and 1868. Goods purchased include items such as tobacco, sardines, cheese, sugar, candy, hair trims and shaves. Some books have an index. Census reports list him as a barber and confectioner.

Joseph C. Farrar Medical Ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00035
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two ledgers belonging to Joseph C. Farrar, a doctor in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. The first ledger includes accounts from 1848-1849 while the second ledger includes accounts from 1856-1861. The ledgers contain lists of patients, treatments and prices, and expenditures, as well as entries for treated slaves and "free persons of color." The 1856-1861 ledger was partially used by an unknown prior owner in 1852-1853, most likely Dr. Farrar's niece. Her...