Negro (Slave) Register of Washington County, Pennsylvania pages 37 & 38 of 38
Revd. Thomas Hoge, of the Borough of Washington enters of record a male negro
child named Lewis, born March 6th 1817 of Rose a xxxxxx negro Slave until
twenty eight years of age. Cog. July 11. 1817
$0.25 paid Coram S. Murdoch
John Neal Esquire of the borough of Washington enters of record a male negro
child named "Charles" born on the 18th day of July 1817 of the body of Rose a
Slave untill twenty eight years. Cogt. Sep. 1. 1817 Coram
fees $0.25 paid A. Murdoch
Elizabeth Cunningham of the Borough of Washington enters of record a male
negro child named Lewis, born on the 18th of August 1817 of the body of Sarah
a Slave for life. Cogt. Nov. 22. Cer. A Murdoch
fees 25/100 paid
James Bunyan farmer of Cecil township enters of record a female mulatto child
named "Betsey" and that the mother is an indented Servant. Cog 28 Feby
1808. Coram John Watson See paper filed 6th of March 1818.
Christian Krepps of East Bethlehem township, farmer enters of record a female
negro child named Lucinda born the 8th day of Octr. 1817 of the body of Susan
a slave to the age of twenty eight years. See writing filed.
fees $0.25 pd. Dogt. March 26. 1818 Cor. A. Murdoch
James McDonald of Robinson township enters of record a female negro child
named "Maria" born in the night between the 22d and 23d of June 1818 of the
body of "Sall Magennis," See writing filed
fees $0.25 pd. Cog Dec. 11th 1818 Coram A. Murdoch
John Mitchell, Merchant of Smith township enters of record a male negro child
named "Robert" born of the body of Mill, on the seventeenth day Dec 1818
Cog May 5 1819 Cor.
Moses Bell of Donegal township, farmer, enters of record a male negro child
named Peter Woods, born of the body of Darcus Woods a Slave until the age of
28 years,on the 24th day of December Anno Comini 1818
fees $0.25 paid Cog 15 June 1819. Coram W. Sample.
Christian Krepps of East Bethelehem Township, inkeeper enters of record a
female negro child named "Elleanor" born on the nineteenth day of January,
Anno Domini, ?ighteen hundred and nineteen.
Cogt. 26th June 1819
Fees $0.25 pd. Coram W. Sample
Revd. Thomas Hoge Merchant of the Borough of Washington, enters of record a
male negro child named Jacob, born in the month of February AD 1819 of the
body of Rose a Slave until the age of twenty eight years. Cog July 14 1819
Thomas McGiffen Esquire Attorney at law of the Borough of Washington enters
of record a mulatto boy named "William" Son of Phebe a negress Servant until
28 years, born on the 18th of December 1819.
Cog th March 18820 Cor. W. Sample
Thomas Brice of the borough of Washington, Merchant enters of record a female
mulatto child named Jane Ann Clarke, born on the 3d day of April 1820 of the
body of Betsey a Slave until 28 years.
Cog April 28th 1829
Coram W. Sample
Exemplifyed and compared with the Original agreeably to the act of Assembly,
passed the 18th day of February in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight
hundred and twenty two. Clerk
(Notation made in pencil, See 7 Smith's Laws 498)
James H. D. Henderson of Morris Township Cumberland Presbyterian Minister
Enters of Record a female Mullatoo child named Harriet, born of the Body of
Margaret of Mannon County Kentucky in the year A D 1836. on the 10th day of
September A D 1845
Cognevit Sept 9" 1845
A G Marshal Clerk
Sate of Virginia Berkeley County to wit.
Richard Dawson a freeman of Colour who was born free, registered in my
office the 12th day of May 1835, agreeable to the directions of an act
entitled "An act reducing into one the several acts concerning slaves, ? free
negroes and mulattoes" passed March 2d 1819, and is numbered on the said
register 55. The said Richard Dawson is about twenty two years of age, Six
feet.-- has a scar on the right arm about the wrist. Black complexion.
In testimony whereof x the undersigned the Clerk of the said County
Court of Berkeley in Virginia under the direction of the act aforesaid have
hereunto affixed my hand and annexed the seal of the said County Court at my
office in Martinsburgh the 12th day of May in the year of our Lord 1835. and
59th of the Commonwealth.
Attente Harrison Waite
Conrad Homire, a Justice Clk
of the Peace for Berkeley County
The above was recorded in the office of the Clerk of Green County, Ohio
Court of Common Pleas Decr. 7th 1839
T. Marshall Clerk
Recorded and compared witht the Original which remains on file in this
office. filed & recorded June 20" 1851.
R. F. Cooper Cler
pr. F. C. Morrison
A reminder for those researching slave and slave holder ancestors.
This is the end
The following information came to me from my friend Marlene who is
researching Greene County.
"If a person's surname doesn't appear on the list, it does not mean that
their ancestors did not hold or own slaves. Many people moved into the area
after the recording of slaves ended with their slaves from other states who
slaves. In addition, many people left the area with their slaves and
settled in states like Maryland and West Virginia or they had an exit
certificate for their slaves which meant that they would be out of the
area for a time and would be returning with their "slaves." The Negro
Slave Register was for Washington and Greene Counties. There is a
Register for Fayette, Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties as well as
many other counties in the area. Bucks County and Washington County's
original Registers are the only surviving registers in the state."
"Remember at one time southwestern Pennsylvania
held more slaves than those held in eastern Pennsylvania."
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