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Websters from Maryland to Virginia-Mixed Race?
Posted by: Eva Webster-Frizzell (ID *****0074) Date: September 29, 2002 at 09:45:53
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Does anyone know anything of these families? They were from Maryland to Virginia, I found this at the website

I am lost trying to find a Nancy Webster who moved, by report from Maryland to Tennessee in about 1820? REally grasping at straws but...If anyone can help, Thanks


Members of the Webster family were

i. Thomas, born say 1745, presented by the Charles County Court in August 1772 for failing to list as a tithable his wife who was a slave hired to him. He was fined 500 pounds for the offense in November 1772 [Court Records 1772-3, 2, 171]. He was a "Mulatto" head of a Charles County household of 3 "other free" in 1790.

ii. Daniel, born about 1752, head of a Prince William County, Virginia household of 6 "other free" in 1810 [VA:501], a sixty-year-old "free Negro," living in Prince William County in 1812 when he petitioned the legislature to allow him to free his wife and children who were his slaves [Petitions, Prince William County, 1812, cited by Russell, The Free Negro in Virginia, 92]. He and his wife Lucy were residing at Accoquan Mills in Prince William County on 28 September 1821 when their son William Armstead Webster registered in the Court of the District of Columbia in Alexandria: free born, twenty-three years of age, a bright mulatto [Arlington County Register of Free Negroes, 1797-1861, no. 89, p.65].

iii. John, head of a Talbot County household of 8 "other free" in 1800 [MD:549].

iv. Joseph, head of a Baltimore City household of 6 "other free" in 1800 [MD:391].

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