Category Archives: Virginia

Library of Virginia Native American Resources

The Library of Virginia maintains many collections, and found within them are several Native American resources dating from colonial days.  This document describes those resources and tells you how and where to locate and access them. Click to access ResourcesOnNativeAmericans.pdf

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Amelia County, VA Tithables 1737-1739 Indians

This 1738 transcription by Robert Young Clay contains, as did the 1737 list previously published, three lists which appear to cover the entire territory. In 1738 we find two Indians listed: Indian Will under William Walthal in the area between … Continue reading

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Fincastle Co., VA 1773 Delinquent Tax List

Published in the Va Gen Soc volume 35 from 1997, pages 8-12 Fincastle County, Virginia1773 Delinquent Tax Lists, transcribed by Julia M. Case When Fincastle County was created from Botetourt County in 1772, it included the present state of Kentucky, … Continue reading

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Norfolk County, Virginia Indians on 1851 Free Negro Register

In Norfolk County, Virginia court on Jan. 29, 1833 – “On the motion of Mr. Murdaugh, Resolved, That the comittee for courts of Justice be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the county courts to grant certificates to … Continue reading

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Norfolk County Virginia Indian Certificates

From 1833-1850, Norfolk County, Virginia granted certificates to “the descendants of indians and other persons of mixed blood, who are not free negroes or mulattoes, in like manner as certificates of freedom are granted to free negroes and mulattoes, which … Continue reading

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Humphrey, An Indian Boy

Magazine Va Gen Soc (VGS) Vol 35 #1 (1997), Pg 78 Henrico Co., VA Record Book 2, 1678-1693, orders and wills August Session 1687 Humphrey an Indian boy belonging to Mr John Cock being by his Sd Master brought before this … Continue reading

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Isaac, An Indian Slave

 (1768) – “ISAAC, an Indian slave, aged about 40 years, run away from my plantation on George’s creek, in Buckingham, last Easter was twelve months. He was born and lived many years on the BROOK of CHICKAHOMINY, and has some … Continue reading

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James Whitehurst, Indian, Princess Anne County, VA

Princess Anne County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1789 Library of Virginia microfilm no. 291 1784 – James Whitehurst (Indian) 1 tithe In 1786 James Whitehurst is listed as a mulatto with his son, Henry also. There are several other Whitehursts … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Bezzelle, Bissell, Indian

On the Norfolk County, Virginia, Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes in 1851, Nathan Bissell, is listed as #1629, 23 years, 5 ft 4 inches, Indian complexion, Indian descent, April 22, 1851. In the 1860 Census of Norfolk County, Virginia, … Continue reading

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Indian Slaves, New Kent County, VA 1722-1726

St. Peter’s Parish was located in New Kent County, Virginia.  Parish records exist from 1680-1787 and in those records, three Indians were mentioned. Page 52 – Indian Will a slave belonging to Mr. Ebener Adams dyed October 18, 1723 Page … Continue reading

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