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AFRICAN AMERICAN and SLAVE RECORDS
SLAVE CONTRACTS ETC.
 
Reward of Mary Graham for Runaway Slave Adam 27 May 1784  
Reward of John Macrae for Runaway Slave Arch 29 July 1784  
Reward of Henry Lee for Runaway Slaves Cate and Sinah 21 Oct 1784  
Reward of Geo. Mason Jr for Runaway Slaves Clem and Dick 25 Oct 1784  
Slaves of James Scott to be sold at WESTWOOD 24 Nov 1784  
Thos Blackburn of RIPPON LODGE Slave Auction 7 March 1785  
Slaves of Foushee Tebbs to be sold at TEBBSDALE 19 May 1785  
Reward of Cuthbert Bullitt for Runaway Slave Nelly 21 July 1785  
MacDaniels Tavern in Dumfries site of sale 28 Sep 1786  
John Hooe detained Mulatto Man thought to be Runaway 19 July 1787  
Reward for Runaway Slave Charles from WESTWOOD 9 July 1787  
Auction of Virginia Born Slaves of Henry Peyton 6 December 1787  
Reward of Alexander Henderson for Runaway Slave Harry 3 Sep 1789  
Reward of George Ralls for Runaway Slave Frank 20 May 1790  
Slave James receives pardon by Governor Randolph 21 February 1791  
Slaves Benjamin Coot & James to be hanged 12 March 1791  
Negro Charles sold at Daniels Tavern in Dumfries 17 November 1791  
Reward of Rawland Gaines for Runaway Slave Quamminy 17 Nov 1791 Hire of Sanfred 1 January 1822  

Reward of William Merchant for Runaway John Kay 17 Nov 1791

Hire of Negro Boy 1 January 1822  
Benjamin Coot escape from jail and recapture 17 March 1792 Hire of William 1 January 1823  
Letter in support of Benjamin Coot 24 March 1792

Hire of Nancy 1 January 1823

 
Notice from Mary Wickliff of Negro Man freedom 11 Apr 1793 Hire of Ben 1 January 1824  
Wanted to hire a Negro wench that can cook 11 Apr 1793 Hire of Lewis 1 January 1824  
For Sale an excellent PLOUGH - BOY 13 to 14 years old 11 Apr 1793 Hire of George 1 January 1824  
Negro Jacob in the Dumfries Jail 11 Apr 1793 Hire of Thomas 1 February 1824  
Reward of Tavener Wisdom for Runaway Slave Charles 19 Dec 1793 Hire of Nancy 4 March 1824  
Negro woman Betsy Butler in Dumfries jail 12 June 1795 Hire of John 1 January 1825  
Negro Tom reprieved from Dumfries execution 17 July 1795 Hire of John 9 March 1825  
Reward of Richard Brent for Runaway Slave Eleck 14 August 1795 Hire of George 1 January 1829  
Reward of Isaac Arnold for Runaway Slave Bob 11 Feb 1796 Hire of Ben 1 January 1833  
Commonwealth of Virginia vs Dick a Slave 3 June 1796 Hire of Davy 1 Jan 1833  
To be sold at MILFORD 10 or 12 LIKELY NEGROES 11 Aug 1796 Hire of Burwell 26 January 1833  
Committed at Dumfries Negro Man Slave John of Johnny 11 Aug 1796 Hire of George 1 January 1834  
Reward of John King for Runaway Slave Daniel 19 June 1798 Hire of Aron 1 January 1834  
Farm near RED HOUSE for sale 27 October 1798 Hire of Davy 1 January 1834  
Reward of Carter Beverly for Runaway Slave Jack 21 January 1800 Hire of Lizzy 1 January 1834  
Reward of John Hooe for Runaway Slave Jerrard 24 Sep 1801 Hire of Betty 1 January 1834  
Sarah murdered by Isaac Farrow 7 December 1801 Hire of Ben 1 January 1834  
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe 3 June 1802 Hire of Milly and child 1 January 1834  
Estate of Willoughby Tebbs to be sold in Dumfries 10 January 1804 Hire of Harry 8 January 1834  
Reward of Alexander Brown for Negro Joseph O'Barnwell 6 Feb 1804 Hire of Mariah 2 January 1834  
Reward for Slave Harry who Ranaway from Rippon Lodge 7 Mar 1804 Hire of Davy 11 June 1835  
Ran away from Blackburn Plantation 7 March 1804 Hire of Annie 1 January 1835  
Reward of William Kincheloe for Runaway Slave Boatswain 13 Mar 1805 Hire of Abram 1 January 1835  
Reward of Reuben Johnson for runaway Slave Lige 18 July 1805  
Reward of Wm Alexander for Slaves Gerard and Peter 12 Nov 1805  
Commonwealth of Virginia vs Fielding a Slave 4 March 1806  
Samuel Hawe sentenced to 8 years in penitentiary house 15 Aug 1806  
Thomas Harris to sell Negroes at Dumfries 10 Oct 1806  
Reward of James Wyatt for runaway Slave Windsor 24 Feb 1807  
Reward of John Stone for Slaves Andrew and James 12 Jun 1807  
Public Auction Sale in Town of Dumfries 13 October 1807  
Public Sale of Negroes at Dumfries 13 October 1807  
Reward of Wm Tebbs for runaway Slave Anthony 7 Apr 1808  
Henderson vs Brent 31 May 1808  
AN EXCELLENT COOK FOR SALE in Dumfries 24 Aug 1808  
Edward Carters slave to be sold at Haymarket 25 November 1809  
Reward of Luke Cannon of Haymarket for runaway Jeffery 12 July 1810  
Reward of John Tayloe for runaway Charles 6 Sep 1810  
Alexandria Gazette 4 October 1810  
Negro Man Ned Butler in Dumfries Jail 14 January 1811  
Sale of Negroes at Williams Tavern in Dumfries 14 January 1811  
Negroes for Sale at House of George Williams 4 February 1811  
Slave Edmund murdered by Joseph Steel 6 May 1811  
Proclamation to arrest Joseph Steel by Governor of Virginia 11 May 1811
Hire of Henrietta 1 January 1850
 
 
 
SNOW HILL SLAVE to be sold at Hay Market 9 Dec 1811  
Reward of Simon Luttrell for runaway Slave Clara 30 December 1811  
Negro man Vincent confined as runaway 11 Apr 1812  
Negro Man Baccus escaped from Dumfries Jail 13 May 1812  
Reward for Negro George a runaway near Occoquan Mill 7 Aug 1812  
Reward for Negro Man Jeffery by Luke Cannon 18 September 1812  
Slaves of John Gibson offered for sale at Williams Tavern 14 Mar 1813  
Slaves sold at Williams Tavern 5 April 1813  
Reward of William Davis for Slaves Moses and Eve 1 July 1813  
Reward of Joseph Manderville for Slave John 4 October 1815  
Reward for Negro men James and Wm by James McDonald 1 Nov 1815  
Reward for runaway James Evans by C. T. Chapman 12 Dec 1815  
Estate sale of Mrs Helen G Huie 15 Dec 1815  
Thirty Slaves to be sold at HAY MARKET 16 Dec 1815  
Slaves to be sold at Williams Tavern in Dumfries 11 January 1816  
Graham Park Slave Sale 18 June 1816  
Sale at GRAHAM PARK 1 July 1816  
James Deneale notice to hire Negroes for the year 1816  
Reward for Negro Man Hadon by Charles L. Sears 10 July 1817  
Edmund Brooke's notice of $100 reward for runaway girl 7 Jan 1818  
 
 
William McIntosh the Jailor account November 1818    
Reward for Negro Men David and John by F. T. Fitzhugh 12 Aug 1819
 
 
Reward for Jacob who ranaway from PARKGATE 20 Apr 1820
 
 
Reward for Negro Toby who ranaway from BUCKLAND 5 Sep 1821
 
Reward for Negro Davy by R. Foote 19 Nov 1821
 
 
Reward for Tom and 3 other slaves 27 Dec 1821
 
 
 
 
 
 
James Peake's Slaves to be sold at auction 1 Mar 1826
 
 
 
 
Reward by John Hooe Jr for runaway Slave George 19 Sep 1826
 
 
 
 
 
John Macrae of EFFINGHAM trustee sale 23 Sep 1828
 
 
 

Commonwealth of Virginia va George charged with burglary 16 Nov 1830

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reward of 200 dollars for runaways Mason and Spencer 24 Jan 1835
 
 
Hire of Charles Morton 1835-40
 
Reward for runaway William Huber 2 December 1835
Hire of Slave Joe 2 Dec 1843
 
Slaves W. Wheeler to be auctioned at BRENTSVILLE 21 Nov 1836
Hire of Shedrick 7 December 1846
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Reward for runaway Charles Morton 26 June 1840
   
Reward for Negro Robert by Elias Martin of HAYMARKET 22 Aug 1840
   
   
Reward for Negro Bob by Elias Martin of HAYMARKET 28 Apr 1841    
Reward for Ben Parker ranaway from near BRENTSVILLE 19 Jan 1842    
Joshua Brent an emancipated Slave at large 5 June 1843    
Tom Sampson letter about taxes 3 July 1843    
Sale of Slaves and Land to be sold at BRENTSVILLE 1 December 1843    
Reward for runaway Joe Williams from Mason Farm 2 Dec 1843    
Sale of Real Estate and Slaves at GREENWICH 15 Mar 1844    
Reward of Thomas Farrow for Slave Turner  10 July 1844    
Reward for Negro boy John Mathews of DUMFRIES 24 Nov 1844    
Sale of SLAVES at BRENTSVILLE 30 Nov 1844    
Many Slaves (all named) to be sold at BRENTSVILLE 12 Jan 1846    
Negroes to be sold BRENTSVILLE COURT HOUSE 11 March 1846    
Reward for runaway Slave called Independence 18 Mar 1846    
Sale of Reuben and Nancy at Brentsville Court House 19 Mar 1846    
Reward for runaways Jim Burns & Luke Burns 28 Aug 1846    
Trustee Sale of Slaves by W. R. Mason 5 Sep 1846    
Reward for runaway Shedrick 7 December 1846    
Reward for Charles Edward Cooper of Jane Dowell 23 Apr 1847    
Daniel ranaway from FREE STONE FARM 25 Feb 1848    
John Lee of Willow Green last will and testament 15 June 1848      
David ranaway from John Dogan Farm at GROVETON 11 Sep 1848    
Reward for Ned who ranaway from HAYMARKET farm 11 Sep 1848    
Reward for runaways Anthony & John - HAYMARKET 26 Sep 1848    
Reward for Oliver who ranaway from DEEP HOLE 13 Oct 1848    
Hancock Slaves to be sold at BRENTSVILLE 19 December 1848    
Francis Gibson to sell 12 Slaves at Brentsville 5 March 1849    
Estate sale of Phillip G. Webster 27 March 1849    
Warrant to apprehend Richard Scott 21 August 1849    
Reward for Billy,Henry,& Jim Davis of THOROUGHFARE 1 Oct 1849    
Lewis Slaves to be auctioned at GROVETON 12 Nov 1849    
Reward for Wallace who ranaway from DUMFRIES 5 Jan 1850    
Commonwealth of Virginia vs Agness a Slave 8 January 1850    
Gerard Mason's Slaves For Sale at BRENTSVILLE 17 Jan 1850    
Commonwealth vs Agness - the trial transcript 17 January 1850    
Road Work Lansdowns Tavern to Coles Shop 8 Feb 1850    
Peyton Norville Slaves in public sale at BRENTSVILLE 21 Sep 1850    
Letter from James Cassiday to PWC Jailor 12 May 1851    
   
George Posey Ranaway from Missouri Mills 16 August 1851    
   
Gerard Masons's Woodbridge Farm for Sale 12 Jan 1852    
Jerry Lucas an emancipated Slave Charged 2 August 1852    
Conveying Slaves to Jail 6 September 1852    
200 Negroes wanted for New Orleans Market 19 June 1853    
Prince William County African American Marriages1854-1934    
Prince William County African American Marriages from other Counties    
Run-A-Way Slave Letter 9 Jun 1857    
Reward for Henry & Betsy runaways from T. B. Robertson 26 Jun 1856    
Reward for 5 runaways off the farm of T. B. Robertson 15 August 1856    
Emancipation of Rachel Carter 2 Sep 1856    
The Killing of George Green by his Slaves December 1856    
Commonwealth vs Nelly and others court transcripts 26 January 1857    
Letter to Goodwin the jailor from Buckingham County 9th June 1857      
Reward for Jenny & Child ranaway from Beverly Hutchison 8 Sep 1857    
RIPPON LODGE to be sold and Slaves rented 12 Dec 1857    
John Robertson a Run-A-Way Slave 19 March 1858    
RIPPON LODGE Slaves to be rented 1858    
Free Negroes in Prince William to be sold for non payment of taxes 1859    
Prisoners in custody of Covington and Ohio Railroad 25 June 1860    
Prisoners in custody of James River and Kanawha Company 1 Oct 1860    
Free Negroes and Slaves in Virginia Penitentiary January 1862    
County Slave Quotas to build Fortifications during Civil War 1862    
List of Prisoners in State Penitentiary 1 July 1863    

Execution of Jesse Fouks in Brentsville Va. 1875

   
New Hope Baptist Church at Brentsville 1903    
   
List of prisoners of jailor Edgar M. Cornwell 16 Feb 1907      
     
District Home Cemetery at Manassas - Extracts of minutes 1943    
Slave of Charles Thatcher not 12 Years Old - undated note    
     
   
Prince William County African American Birth Records
   
Prince William County African American Death Records
   
   
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