Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #37 from Free Black Families of Colonial Delmarva (abstracted by Paul Heinegg)

State Maryland
County (Primary) Somerset
Other Counties
Family Name Frost
Family History Notes 1. Sarah Frost, born say 1746, was the servant of James Wilson on 23 August 1766 when she confessed to the Somerset County court that she had a child by "Bristo a Negro man belonging to Betty Waters." The court ordered her sold for seven years and sold her son Planner to her master until the age of thirty-one [Judicial Record 1766-7, 9-10]. Sarah and Bristo were the parents of i. Planner, born about 1766, head of a Somerset County household of 7 "other free" in 1800 [MD:467].
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[Author (if known)], Free Black Families of Colonial Delmarva (abstracted by Paul Heinegg), [Date (if known)], Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva’s Black History, Nabb Research Center, Salisbury University.