Prince William County Virginia

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AFRICAN AMERICAN and SLAVE RECORDS
SLAVE CONTRACTS ETC.
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Reward of Mary Graham for Runaway Slave Adam 27 May 1784 2
Reward of John Macrae for Runaway Slave Arch 29 July 1784 3
Reward of Henry Lee for Runaway Slaves Cate and Sinah 21 Oct 1784 4
Reward of Geo. Mason Jr for Runaway Slaves Clem and Dick 25 Oct 1784 5
Slaves of James Scott to be sold at WESTWOOD 24 Nov 1784 6
Thos Blackburn of RIPPON LODGE Slave Auction 7 March 1785 7
Slaves of Foushee Tebbs to be sold at TEBBSDALE 19 May 1785 8
Reward of Cuthbert Bullitt for Runaway Slave Nelly 21 July 1785 9
MacDaniels Tavern in Dumfries site of sale 28 Sep 1786 10
John Hooe detained Mulatto Man thought to be Runaway 19 July 1787 11
Reward for Runaway Slave Charles from WESTWOOD 9 July 1787 12
Auction of Virginia Born Slaves of Henry Peyton 6 December 1787 13
Reward of Alexander Henderson for Runaway Slave Harry 3 Sep 1789 14
Reward of George Ralls for Runaway Slave Frank 20 May 1790 15
Slave James receives pardon by Governor Randolph 21 February 1791 16
Slaves Benjamin Coot & James to be hanged 12 March 1791 17
Negro Charles sold at Daniels Tavern in Dumfries 17 November 1791 18
Reward of Rawland Gaines for Runaway Slave Quamminy 17 Nov 1791 Hire of Sanfred 1 January 1822 19

Reward of William Merchant for Runaway John Kay 17 Nov 1791

Hire of Negro Boy 1 January 1822 20
Benjamin Coot escape from jail and recapture 17 March 1792 Hire of William 1 January 1823 21
Letter in support of Benjamin Coot 24 March 1792

Hire of Nancy 1 January 1823

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Notice from Mary Wickliff of Negro Man freedom 11 Apr 1793 Hire of Ben 1 January 1824 23
Wanted to hire a Negro Wench that can cook 11 Apr 1793 Hire of Lewis 1 January 1824 24
For Sale an excellent PLOUGH - BOY 13 to 14 years old 11 Apr 1793 Hire of George 1 January 1824 25
Negro Jacob in the Dumfries Jail 11 Apr 1793 Hire of Thomas 1 February 1824 26
Reward of Tavener Wisdom for Runaway Slave Charles 19 Dec 1793 Hire of Nancy 4 March 1824 27
Negro woman Betsy Butler in Dumfries jail 12 June 1795 Hire of John 1 January 1825 28
Negro Tom reprieved from Dumfries execution 17 July 1795 Hire of John 9 March 1825 29
Reward of Richard Brent for Runaway Slave Eleck 14 August 1795 Hire of George 1 January 1829 30
Reward of Isaac Arnold for Runaway Slave Bob 11 Feb 1796 Hire of Ben 1 January 1833 31
Tom Confined in Prince William County Jail 5 May 1796 Hire of Joshua 1 January 1833 32
Commonwealth of Virginia vs Dick a Slave 3 June 1796 Hire of Davy 1 Jan 1833 33
To be sold at MILFORD 10 or 12 LIKELY NEGROES 11 Aug 1796 Hire of Burwell 26 January 1833 34
Committed at Dumfries Negro Man Slave John of Johnny 11 Aug 1796 Hire of George 1 January 1834 35
Reward of John King for Runaway Slave Daniel 19 June 1798 Hire of Aron 1 January 1834 36
Farm near RED HOUSE for sale 12 August 1797 Hire of Davy 1 January 1834 37
Reward of Carter Beverly for Runaway Slave Jack 21 January 1800 Hire of Lizzy 1 January 1834 38
Reward of John Hooe for Runaway Slave Jerrard 24 Sep 1801 Hire of Betty 1 January 1834 39
Sarah murdered by Isaac Farrow 7 December 1801 Hire of Ben 1 January 1834 40
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe 3 June 1802 Hire of Milly and child 1 January 1834 41
Estate of Willoughby Tebbs to be sold in Dumfries 10 January 1804 Hire of Harry 8 January 1834 42
Reward of Alexander Brown for Negro Joseph O'Barnwell 6 Feb 1804 Hire of Mariah 2 January 1834 43
Reward for Slave Harry who Ranaway from Rippon Lodge 7 Mar 1804 Hire of Davy 11 June 1835 44
Ran away from Blackburn Plantation 7 March 1804 Hire of Annie 1 January 1835 45
Reward of Wm. Kincheloe for Runaway Slave Boatswain 13 Mar 1805 Hire of Abram 1 January 1835 46
Reward of Reuben Johnson for runaway Slave Lige 18 July 1805 47
Reward of Wm Alexander for Slaves Gerard and Peter 12 Nov 1805 48
Commonwealth of Virginia vs Fielding a Slave 4 March 1806 49
Samuel Hawe sentenced to 8 years in penitentiary house 15 Aug 1806 50
Thomas Harris to sell Negroes at Dumfries 10 Oct 1806 51
Reward of James Wyatt for runaway Slave Windsor 24 Feb 1807 52
Reward of John Stone for Slaves Andrew and James 12 Jun 1807 53
Public Auction Sale in Town of Dumfries 13 October 1807 54
Public Sale of Negroes at Dumfries 13 October 1807 55
Reward of Wm Tebbs for runaway Slave Anthony 7 Apr 1808 56
Henderson vs Brent 31 May 1808 57
AN EXCELLENT COOK FOR SALE in Dumfries 24 Aug 1808 58
Edward Carters slave to be sold at Haymarket 25 November 1809 59
Reward of Luke Cannon of Haymarket for runaway Jeffery 12 July 1810 60
Reward of John Tayloe for runaway Charles 6 Sep 1810 61
Alexandria Gazette 4 October 1810 62
Negro Man Ned Butler in Dumfries Jail 14 January 1811 63
Sale of Negroes at Williams Tavern in Dumfries 14 January 1811 64
Negroes for Sale at House of George Williams 4 February 1811 65
Slave Edmund murdered by Joseph Steel 6 May 1811 66
Proclamation to arrest Joseph Steel by Governor of Virginia 11 May 1811
Hire of Henrietta 1 January 1850
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SNOW HILL SLAVE to be sold at Hay Market 9 Dec 1811 70
Reward of Simon Luttrell for runaway Slave Clara 30 December 1811 71
Negro man Vincent confined as runaway 11 Apr 1812 72
Negro Man Baccus escaped from Dumfries Jail 13 May 1812 73
Reward for Negro George a runaway near Occoquan Mill 7 Aug 1812 74
Reward for Negro Man Jeffery by Luke Cannon 18 September 1812 75
Slaves of John Gibson offered for sale at Williams Tavern 14 Mar 1813 76
Slaves sold at Williams Tavern 5 April 1813 77
Reward of William Davis for Slaves Moses and Eve 1 July 1813 78
Reward of Joseph Manderville for Slave John 4 October 1815 79
Reward for Negro men James and Wm by James McDonald 1 Nov 1815 80
Reward for runaway James Evans by C. T. Chapman 12 Dec 1815 81
Estate sale of Mrs Helen G Huie 15 Dec 1815 82
Thirty Slaves to be sold at HAY MARKET 16 Dec 1815 83
Slaves to be sold at Williams Tavern in Dumfries 11 January 1816 84
Graham Park Slave Sale 18 June 1816 85
Sale at GRAHAM PARK 1 July 1816 86
James Deneale notice to hire Negroes for the year 1816 87
Reward for Negro Man Hadon by Charles L. Sears 10 July 1817 88
Edmund Brooke's notice of $100 reward for runaway girl 7 Jan 1818 89
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William McIntosh the Jailor account November 1818   92
Reward for Negro Men David and John by F. T. Fitzhugh 12 Aug 1819
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Reward for Jacob who ranaway from PARKGATE 20 Apr 1820
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Reward for Negro Toby who ranaway from BUCKLAND 5 Sep 1821
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Reward for Negro Davy by R. Foote 19 Nov 1821
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Reward for Tom and 3 other slaves 27 Dec 1821
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James Peake's Slaves to be sold at auction 1 Mar 1826
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Reward by John Hooe Jr for runaway Slave George 19 Sep 1826
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John Macrae of EFFINGHAM trustee sale 23 Sep 1828
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Commonwealth of Virginia va George charged with burglary 16 Nov 1830

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Reward of 200 dollars for runaways Mason and Spencer 24 Jan 1835
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Hire of Charles Morton 1835-40
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Reward for runaway William Huber 2 December 1835
Hire of Slave Joe 2 Dec 1843
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Slaves W. Wheeler to be auctioned at BRENTSVILLE 21 Nov 1836
Hire of Shedrick 7 December 1846
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Reward for runaway Charles Morton 26 June 1840
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Reward for Negro Robert by Elias Martin of HAYMARKET 22 Aug 1840
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Reward for Negro Bob by Elias Martin of HAYMARKET 28 Apr 1841   145
Reward for Ben Parker ranaway from near BRENTSVILLE 19 Jan 1842   146
Joshua Brent an emancipated Slave at large 5 June 1843   147
Tom Sampson letter about taxes 3 July 1843   148
Sale of Slaves and Land to be sold at BRENTSVILLE 1 December 1843   149
Reward for runaway Joe Williams from Mason Farm 2 Dec 1843   150
Sale of Real Estate and Slaves at GREENWICH 15 Mar 1844   151
Reward of Thomas Farrow for Slave Turner  10 July 1844   152
Reward for Negro boy John Mathews of DUMFRIES 24 Nov 1844   153
Sale of SLAVES at BRENTSVILLE 30 Nov 1844   154
Many Slaves (all named) to be sold at BRENTSVILLE 12 Jan 1846   155
Negroes to be sold BRENTSVILLE COURT HOUSE 11 March 1846   156
Reward for runaway Slave called Independence 18 Mar 1846   157
Sale of Reuben and Nancy at Brentsville Court House 19 Mar 1846   158
Reward for runaways Jim Burns & Luke Burns 28 Aug 1846   159
Trustee Sale of Slaves by W. R. Mason 5 Sep 1846   160
Reward for runaway Shedrick 7 December 1846   161
Reward for Charles Edward Cooper of Jane Dowell 23 Apr 1847   162
Daniel ranaway from FREE STONE FARM 25 Feb 1848   163
John Lee of Willow Green last will and testament 15 June 1848     164
David ranaway from John Dogan Farm at GROVETON 11 Sep 1848   165
Reward for Ned who ranaway from HAYMARKET farm 11 Sep 1848   166
Reward for runaways Anthony & John - HAYMARKET 26 Sep 1848   167
Reward for Oliver who ranaway from DEEP HOLE 13 Oct 1848   168
Hancock Slaves to be sold at BRENTSVILLE 19 December 1848   169
Francis Gibson to sell 12 Slaves at Brentsville 5 March 1849   170
Estate sale of Phillip G. Webster 27 March 1849   171
Warrant to apprehend Richard Scott 21 August 1849   172
Reward for Billy,Henry,& Jim Davis of THOROUGHFARE 1 Oct 1849   173
Lewis Slaves to be auctioned at GROVETON 12 Nov 1849   174
Reward for Wallace who ranaway from DUMFRIES 5 Jan 1850   175
Commonwealth of Virginia vs Agness a Slave 8 January 1850   176
Gerard Mason's Slaves For Sale at BRENTSVILLE 17 Jan 1850   177
Commonwealth vs Agness - the trial transcript 17 January 1850   178
Road Work Lansdowns Tavern to Coles Shop 8 Feb 1850   179
Peyton Norville Slaves in public sale at BRENTSVILLE 21 Sep 1850   180
Letter from James Cassiday to PWC Jailor 12 May 1851   181
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George Posey Ranaway from Missouri Mills 16 August 1851   183
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Gerard Masons's Woodbridge Farm for Sale 12 Jan 1852   185
Jerry Lucas an emancipated Slave Charged 2 August 1852   186
Conveying Slaves to Jail 6 September 1852   187
200 Negroes wanted for New Orleans Market 19 June 1853   188
Prince William County African American Marriages1854-1934   189
Prince William County African American Marriages from other Counties   190
Run-A-Way Slave Letter 9 Jun 1857   191
Reward for Henry & Betsy runaways from T. B. Robertson 26 Jun 1856   192
Reward for 5 runaways off the farm of T. B. Robertson 15 August 1856   193
Emancipation of Rachel Carter 2 Sep 1856   194
The Killing of George Green by his Slaves December 1856   195
Commonwealth vs Nelly and others court transcripts 26 January 1857   196
Letter to Goodwin the jailor from Buckingham County 9th June 1857     197
Reward for Jenny & Child ranaway from Beverly Hutchison 8 Sep 1857   198
RIPPON LODGE to be sold and Slaves rented 12 Dec 1857   199
John Robertson a Run-A-Way Slave 19 March 1858   200
RIPPON LODGE Slaves to be rented 1858   201
Free Negroes in Prince William to be sold for non payment of taxes 1859   202
Prisoners in custody of Covington and Ohio Railroad 25 June 1860   203
Prisoners in custody of James River and Kanawha Company 1 Oct 1860   204
Free Negroes and Slaves in Virginia Penitentiary January 1862   205
County Slave Quotas to build Fortifications during Civil War 1862   206
List of Prisoners in State Penitentiary 1 July 1863   207

Execution of Jesse Fouks in Brentsville Va. 1875

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New Hope Baptist Church at Brentsville 1903   209
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List of prisoners of jailor Edgar M. Cornwell 16 Feb 1907     211
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District Home Cemetery at Manassas - Extracts of minutes 1943   213
Slave of Charles Thatcher not 12 Years Old - undated note   214
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Prince William County African American Birth Records
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Prince William County African American Death Records
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