Index to “List of Free Negroes over the age of Twelve years in the Corporation of Staunton June 4 1851” Cathran Anderson F -washwoman Eveline Alestuck -house servant Henry Bird M -carpenter June Bird F Rebeca Baldwin F — Washwoman Patsy Brean -bound Lusy Brean -house servant Charles Brean -bound servant David Brown- apprentice to shoemaker Ben Brock M -labor Clary Brock F Robert Campbell M -barbor Murial Campbell F Mary Jane Campbell F Charlot Campbell F William Campbell M Luis Campbell M Thomas Campbell M -barber Lora Campbell F John H Fergenson -blacksmith Hugh Gaunt -blacksmith Jefferson Hall -labor Thomas Kinney -plaseter Charles Prean-carpenter Aron Shovler -shoemaker Frances Hatter — Washwoman Nancy Henry -house servant Jane Luis -washwoman Lucinda Lukis-washwoman Caroline Kinney (Alias Kenney) -washwoman Margaret More -washwoman Ann More -washwoman Sally Morris -washwoman Carline Moler -washwoman Mary Tyry -house servant William More Sarah Yates -washwoman Duffrey -boatman
Staunton (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, 1811-1861
Library of Virginia
The earliest Hatter found so far is Frances Hatter b.1735, he was originally from the West coast of Africa. Our largest DNA concentration is from Benin/Togo.Frances Hatter freed after the death of John and Elizabeth Ariss, along with Charlotte and Sarah. All slaves of this 1700 group maintain the name of Hatter Slaves.
We found that Charlotte by the time she was freed, had four sons John, Reuben, George, and James. James and Reuben had been sold to Samuel Walter Washington, who in turn reluctantly sold Reuben to Christian Blackburn, who sent him and his wife Elizabeth after manumitting both to Liberia. click here for more on them in Liberia.Reuben Hatter
James was a jack of all trades and ensured his position by being efficient and hard working.He jumped the broom with Matilda and they had numerous child but we can only speak on George b. 1818 and Franklin b 1820.