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

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Record #66 from Free Black Families of Colonial Delmarva (abstracted by Paul Heinegg)

State Maryland
County (Primary) Dorchester
Other Counties
Family Name Moluck/Molock
Family History Notes Members of the Moluck family in Dorchester County were i. Jimmimey Molix, a Black Man," head of a household of 5 "Negroes" in Transquakin Hundred in 1776 [Carothers, 1776 Census of Maryland, 50]. ii. Roger, head of a Dorchester County household of 6 "other free" in 1790. iii. Moses, head of a Dorchester County household of 3 "other free" and a white woman in 1790. iv. Isaac, purchased his wife Moriah and son Isaac from Reubin Wittgot by Dorchester County deed on 13 May 1810 for 25 pounds and set them free [DB HD 17:177-9]. He was head of a Dorchester County household of 3 "free colored" in 1830. v. John, a "Negro" man purchased by George Ward from Levin Traverse for the purpose of manumitting him on 16 July 1792. On 29 July 1801 Peter Ferguson and John Reid sold John Molock a horse and colt, cow and calf, five sheep, eight hogs, a blacksmith bellows, anvil, vice, three pair of tongs and five hammers for 20 pounds [DB HD 3:493; 26:383]. vi. Rhody, purchased her husband Isaac Molluck from John Watson by Dorchester County for $1 on 26 January 1814 and set him free the same day [DB ER-2:627-8]. vii. Polly, born about 1792, obtained a certificate of freedom in Dorchester County on 22 May 1810: a Mulatto Girl about eighteen years of age ... with straight hair, was born free and raised in Dorchester County [Certificates of Freedom for Negroes 1806-64, 12].
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