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Accomac Roots offers the following selection of books by authors working on the history and genealogy of African Americans in Accomack County, Virginia. All profits from the sale of these books go directly to support the work of Accomac Roots, a 501c3 non-profit organization.



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Manumission Deeds of Accomack County, Virginia
by Richard H. Smith, Jr.  
This book is a compilation of genealogical information extracted from deeds of manumission (emancipation) recorded in the Deed Books of Accomack County, Virginia. It encompasses data from over 400 separate deeds dated from 1782 to 1865, and records the names of over 1200 individual African Americans; included for each is the name of the former slave owner. Data are also included for 303 individuals listed as freed by a deed in the Accomack County Free Negro Register. The introduction includes extensive discussions of Virginia manumission laws, frequency of manumission deeds by year, freedmen surnames, and service in the Union Army. Comprehensive index tables permit searching of slaves by first and last names, as well as by slave owner (including all deed entries from the Free Negro Register). Footnotes include extensive quotations of relevant acts of the Virginia General Assembly. 160 pp. (2012) ISBN 978-0-9796857-3-6    $30.00 + $7.00 shipping

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Manumission Wills of Accomack County, Virginia by Richard H. Smith, Jr.  
This book is a compilation of genealogical information extracted from wills of manumission (emancipation) recorded in the Will Books of Accomack County, Virginia. It encompasses data from over 350 wills dated from 1718 to 1882, and records the names of over 1300 individual African Americans; included for each is the name of the former slave owner. The wills of 24 free Negroes are also covered. Data were drawn from the excellent, earlier will abstraction works of Stratham Nottingham and Barry & M.K Miles, as well as from will book searches. Data are also included for 328 individuals listed as freed by a will in the Accomack County Free Negro Register. The introduction includes extensive discussions of Virginia manumission laws, distribution charts of wills by year, freedmen surnames, provision for those freed, conditions set upon manumission, and the legal status of children of freed slaves. Comprehensive index tables permit searching of slaves by first and last names, as well as by slave owner (including entries from the Free Negro Register). Footnotes include extensive quotations of relevant acts of the Virginia General Assembly. 187 pp. (2012) ISBN 978-0-9796857-1-2    $36.00 + $7.00 shipping

 

Accomack County, Virginia Free Negro Records by Richard H. Smith, Jr.  
A transcription and compilation of original records from Accomack County, Virginia, with Introduction detailing the background of these documents.
The Register of Free Negroes, recorded from 1807 to 1863, contains the names of over 1750 individuals from Accomack Co., Virginia, and includes name, birth date, description, how free status was obtained, and slave owner for those not born free.
The List of Free Negroes, compiled in 1804, contains the names of 133 men, women and children from St. Georges Parish, Accomack Co., Virginia, and records name, occupation, and residence.
Included are alphabetized lists of both records, examples of manumission documents, a summary of relevant state laws, and a CD containing images of all original manuscript pages and transcript computer files for searching and sorting. ISBN 978-0-9796857-0-5 Unibind, 116 pages + CD, 2007.     $38.50 + $7.50 shipping

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Accomack County, Virginia Free Negro Records - CD version by Richard H. Smith, Jr.  
A transcription and compilation of original records from Accomack County, Virginia, with Introduction detailing the background of these documents.
The Register of Free Negroes, recorded from 1807 to 1863, contains the names of over 1750 individuals from Accomack Co., Virginia, and includes name, birth date, description, how free status was obtained, and slave owner for those not born free.
The List of Free Negroes, compiled in 1804, contains the names of 133 men, women and children from St. Georges Parish, Accomack Co., Virginia, and records name, occupation, and residence.
Included are alphabetized lists of both records, examples of manumission documents, a summary of relevant state laws. This CD version containing image of all original manuscript pages and transcript computer files for searching and sorting. ISBN 978-0-9796857-0-5, 2007.     $30.00 + 7.00 shipping


Accomack County, Virginia Free Negro Records - pdf version by Richard H. Smith, Jr.  
A transcription and compilation of original records from Accomack County, Virginia, with Introduction detailing the background of these documents.
The Register of Free Negroes, recorded from 1807 to 1863, contains the names of over 1750 individuals from Accomack Co., Virginia, and includes name, birth date, description, how free status was obtained, and slave owner for those not born free.
The List of Free Negroes, compiled in 1804, contains the names of 133 men, women and children from St. Georges Parish, Accomack Co., Virginia, and records name, occupation, and residence.
Included in the Appendices file are alphabetized lists of both records (by slave name and by owner name), examples of manumission documents, and a summary of relevant state laws, 2007.    
Tracks books do not have an index, but in computer readable format (.pdf), you can use Adobe Acrobat Reader to search for any word or phrase.
To order, click the following link to pay AND send us an email with the words "FN Records.pdf" in the subject line. As soon as we receive notification of payment, we will reply to your email with links (2) that automatically will download the .pdf files (2) to your computer.
Book: 1.2 MB; Appendices: 9.9 MB .pdf files. $25.00 +$2.00 handling.

 

Tracks in the Sand-1890 by Rick Smith, 2006. A compilation of columns that ran in the Chincoteague Beacon in 2005, containing full text of the Peninsula Enterprise, Chincoteague section, from 1890 with commentary, plus 4 articles on the Whealton Family of Chincoteague, and a complete transcript of John R. Spears' lengthy1890 NY Sun "Life on Chincoteague" article.
Comb bound, 68 pages $18.00 Out of print - unavailable


Tracks in the Sand-1890 - pdf versionby Rick Smith, 2006. Save a tree, pay less, and get a computer searcheable version. Tracks books do not have an index, but in computer readable format (.pdf), you can use Adobe Acrobat Reader to search for any word or phrase.
To order, click the following link to pay AND send us an email with the words "Tracks1890.pdf" in the subject line. As soon as we receive notification of payment, we will reply to your email with a link that automatically will download the .pdf file to your computer.
Book 11.2 MB .pdf file. $12.00 + $2.00 handling.

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