Some Black Births

Bible Records of Some Black Births

The following material was provided by Mr. Robert Kuykdendall, copied from the Bible cited. The Hampshire County GenWeb Thanks Mr. Kuykendall for his generous assistance.


It is NOT known whether these individuals were slaves. The range of dates would support that, but the illness or absence of anyone in the household who could read and write would also contribute. Also, since these were on a loose sheet, additional sheets could have been lost over the years. Spelling, and abbreviations are preserved as I received them.


"The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testament Together with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former translations diligented compared and revised by the special command of his Majesty King James I of England with marginal notes and referecnes to which are added an index; An alphabetical table of all the names in the Old and New Testaments, with their significations; and tables of scripture weights, measures, and coins embellished with eleven engravings. Philadelphia. Printed and published by M. Cary, No. 121, Chestnut Street. 1815."

On the inside of the front cover is written "Thomas Blue, South Branch, Hampshire County, Va."

The Family Records portion of the Bible are numbered 677 through 680. The following are written on plain paper, between pages 898 and 899.

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