Friday, November 25, 2011

A Friend of Friends Friday: African American Slaves Named in Early Vital Records of Somerset Co MD 1684-1697

Note: "A Friend of Friends" was a password used on the Underground Railway

A few days ago, while I was researching several of my families in Somerset County Maryland, I stumbled over some vital records on the US Genweb Archives for Somerset Co MD webpage for African American slaves belonging to "Living Denwood" . A quick search of the book, "They Lived in Somerset" by Wilmer O Lankford, shows that "Living Denwood" was actually LEVIN DENWOOD (not one of my ancestors).

Here are the records as they were transcribed on the website :


Six Negroes belonging to Mr. Living Denwood
  --PEGG daughter to BOOBO and TORKES nigroes belonging to Living Denwood was
  borne September one thousand six hundred eighty foure
  
  --ROSE a nigro daughter to BOOBO & TORKES belonging to Mr. Living Denwood was
  borne August one thousand six hundred eighty six
  
  --SARAH a nigro daughter to GOLA and NAN belonging to Mr. Living Denwood was
  borne ffebruary one thousand six hundred eighty six
  
  --DOMINIK a sonn to GOLA and NAN nigroes belonging to Mr. Living Denwood was
  borne May one thousand six hundred eighty six
  
  --SUE a daughter to TONY and JANE nigroes belonging to Mr. Living Denwood was
  borne May one thousand six hundred ninety
  
  --SAMPSON a sonn to TOM and GINNY nigroes belonging to Mr. Living Denwood
  was borne June one thousand six hundred ninety


Aprill the 15th 1697
  --MOLL a negro girle belonging to Livin Denwood sew was bore the last of July
  anno Domy 1695
  --JAMES a negro boy belonging to ditto (Livin Denwood) was borne the 10th day of           Feby anno Domy  1696/7
 --WILL a negro boy belonging to ditto (Livin Denwood) was borne the 1st day of Aprill anno Domy 1697


Have a great day!

Betty

© Betty Tartas  2011

1 comment:

Renate said...

Wow, what rich information this is! I pray that it knocks down someone's brick wall!

Thanks for continuing to share. :)

Renate