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

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John E. Jacob Jr.'s City of Salisbury Surname Index and Abstracts, 1716-1864

Land Records • 168 Records • Uploaded November 30, 2021

These notes, compiling the names of people noted as Blacks or negroes in the land records of Somerset and Worcester counties, were abstracted from the Nabb Center’s John Jacob Collection (1984.016) of note cards done by Jacob, a local attorney and historian. Several entries are duplicated if two surnames were mentioned since they were filed alphabetically. While dates range from 1716 to 1864, most are from the early to mid-nineteenth century. Pertaining mainly to residents of the Salisbury area, both Somerset and Worcester counties are included, since Division (Dividing) Street was the border between the two counties before the creation of Wicomico County.

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  • Surname Indexed
  • First Name Indexed
  • Date
  • Type and Location of Source Indexed
  • Source Reference Indexed
  • Description Indexed
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