African American Manumissions of Washington County, Maryland - Marsha Lynne Fuller, CG.
This is an essential source book for anyone researching African American ancestors. Washington County was in the middle of two major migratory routes, the National Road and the southern access to the Valley of Virginia. The manumission documents include names and full physical description of the ancestor. They frequently include dates and places of birth as well as names of children. Records are from 1806 to 1862. This work is a full text of courthouse documents in their entirety with an index of all persons.
(1997), 2001, 5½x8½, paper, index, 265 pp.