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Loudoun county personal property tax history

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Loudoun County, Virginia African Americans

United States Virginia Loudoun County African Americans

See also the main article on genealogical research in Loudoun County, Virginia.

The Archives of the Clerk of the Loudoun County Circuit Court has made two African American collections available online, based on records in their collection:

  • Slave Issues, 1757-1861. Available online. [“Collection of Commonwealth (Criminal), Fiduciary, Deeds, Court Judgments and Bill of Sales papers that include the names of slaves and their owners.” [1] ] Compare Slave Information from Various Loudoun County, Virginia Documents (1809-1861) by Sue Beach, courtesy: USGenWeb.
  • Free Black Papers, 1757-1861. Available online.

Paul Heinegg’s Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware [free online book] is a very helpful guide to free blacks in Loudoun County, Virginia before 1820. [Identifies following free African American surnames in Loudoun County: Ball, Banninger (see Welch), Burke, Burnett, Butler, Copeland, Davis, Driver, Fox, Gowen, Graham, Grant, Grimes, Harvey, Hill, Hubbard, Lawson, Lett, Lucas, Mackey, Manley, Matthews, Melvin, Palmer, Pierce, Proctor, Reeves, Robinson, Russell, Veney, Welsh, Winters.] Sources Heinegg used to identify these individuals in Loudoun County include: (1) U.S. Federal Census Records, (2) MS Court Orders 1765-1800; General Index to Deeds 1757-1833; Will Books A-C, 1757-1788. Library of Virginia microfilm reel nos. 49, 53, 71-76. PPTL 1782-1825. LVA microfilm reels 207-210, (3) Sparacio, Sam & Ruth. 1997. Loudoun County, Virginia Order Book, 1757-1764. The Antient Press. McLean, Virginia, and (4) Sparacio, Sam & Ruth. 1998. Loudoun County, Virginia Tithable Lists, 1770-1774. The Antient Press. McLean, Virginia.] [2] Other items found on Heinegg’s website include:

  • Virginia Slaves Freed After 1782.” [Identifies some Loudoun county slaves freed between 1780 and 1800.]
  • Loudoun County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1821.” [Identifies free blacks listed in these records.]
  • “‘Other Free’ Heads of Household in the 1810 Virginia Census, by County,” [Identifies many Loudoun County free African American residents.]

Colonial Williamsburg has made images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1800) available for free online. They include runaway slave advertisements and slave sales.

Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia.

The Friends of the Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Va., have made the following African American database available online:

African American History Pathfinder identifies many Loudoun area resources available at the Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, Va.

Additional African American resources for Loudoun County include:


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