Free Blacks of Anne Arundel County Maryland, 1850
Contains an index created from the records of the Federal Population Census of 1850 pertaining to the free Black and Mulatto community of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. In 1850, Anne Arundel County's slave population stood at 11,149 with a free Black and Mulatto population of 4,425. An abundance of primary source documents pertaining to the Black community in the mid-nineteenth century are housed in a variety of Maryland depositories. These documents are filled with historical, genealogical, and sociological information, but few indexes to these valuable materials exist. The Mortality, Slaveholder, and Population Census Schedules indexed in this work provide a convenient basis for further research. The index entries contain surname, first name, middle initial (if given), age, and page number of the schedule.A brief examination of the Mortality, Slaveholder, and Population Census Schedules precedes the index. Although this section is only thirteen pages, it is a goldmine of names and information. Fifty-two individuals are listed as landowners and their entries include surname, first name, middle initial (if given), age, and page number of the Federal Population Census schedule, district, occupation (if given), and value of the real estate owned. One hundred and ninety-seven deaths are listed for the free Black and Mulatto population. These entries are listed alphabetically by surname, and include first name, age, whether slave or free (if indicated), district, and cause of death. Nineteen slaveholders, with forty or more slaves, are also listed. The full name of the slaveholder is given, along with the number of slaves owned, and page number and district number of census schedule.
(1987), 2023, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 68 pp