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

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Record #4 from Free Black Families of Colonial Delmarva (abstracted by Paul Heinegg)

State Maryland
County (Primary) Talbot
Other Counties Kent
Family Name Barber
Family History Notes 1. Rebecca Barber, born say 1735, was a spinster white servant of Thomas Ozenent in November 1755 when she admitted to the Talbot County court that she had a "Mulatto" child by a "Negroe." The court sold her four-month-old son Amos until the age of thirty-one for 5 shillings [Criminal Record 1751-5, 14-5]. She was the mother of i. Amos, born about July 1755. Other members of the family were i. David, born before 1776, head of a Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware household of 3 "free colored" in 1820 [DE:42]. ii. Simon, born 1776-1794, head of a Dover Hundred, Kent County household of 4 "free colored" in 1820 [DE:42].
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