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

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Record #5 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 2
Microfilm Frame on Reel 441
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20980305
County Queen Anne's
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1803
Abstract of Petition Robert Moody petitions for his freedom on the grounds that he was born free, descended "in the famale Line from an Indian Woman a Native of America." Moody files transcripts from three earlier freedom suits as evidence in his own suit. Those suits involved the alleged descendants of a free Indian woman named Moll or Mary raised in the family of Philemon Lloyd, a white planter. Moddy says that his mother Betty was the daughter of Rachel Baker, on eof the successful plaintiffs in the October 1800 freedom suit.

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