Delmarva Settlers

Biographical Profiles
The Johnson Family: The Migratory Study of an
African-American Family on the Eastern Shore

By Ryan Charles Cox


Contents : Essays

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About these essays


I. Manuscripts

Accomack County, Virginia, Deeds & Wills, Vol. I, 1663-1666, Accomack, Virginia.

      Deeds & Wills, Vol. II, 1664-1671.
      Orders, Vol. II, 1666-1670.
      Deed, Wills, & Orders, 1663-1671.
      Orders, Vol. III, 1671-1673.
      Orders, Vol. IV, 1673-1676
      Orders, Vol. V, 1676-1678.
      Orders, 1678-1682.
      Wills, Orders, & etc., 1682-1697.

Northampton County, Virginia, Deeds, Wills, & etc., Vol. III, 1645-165 1, Eastville, Virginia.

      Deed, Wills, & etc., Vol. IV, 165 1-1654.
      Deeds, Wills, & etc., Vol. V, 1654-1655.
      Orders, Vol. VI, 1655-1656.
      Deeds & Wills, 1657-1666.
      Deeds, Wills, & etc., Vol. VII & VIII, 165 5-1668.
      Deeds & Wills, Vol. IX, 1654-1666.

Maryland Patent Office, Vol. VI, 1663-1664, Annapolis, Maryland.

      Vol. VIII, 1664-1665.

Somerset County, Maryland, Liber I.L.K., 1649-1720, Princess Anne, Maryland.

      Deeds, B-i (1 0), 1665-1668.
      Deeds, B-1/2 (0 2), 1668-1706.
      Judicial Records, 1670-1671.
      Judicial Records, 167 1-1675.
      Judicial Records, 1675-1677.

II. Printed Sources

Arbor, Edward, ed. Travels and Works of Captain John Smith. 2 vols. New York: Burt Franklin Publishing, 1910.

Brewer, Mary Marshall, ed. Land Records of Sussex County, Delaware, 1681-1 725. Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1998.

Browne, William Hand, et al., eds. Archives of Maryland. 72 vols. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Historical Society, 1883-1972.

Hening, William Waller, ed. The Statutes at Large, Being a collection of all the Laws Of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature in the Year 1619... 13 vols. New York, NY: R & W & G Bartow, 1823.

Hotton, John Camden, ed. The Original Lists of Person of Quality.., and others who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1974.

Hurle, Craig W., ed. Records of the Courts of Sussex County, Delaware, 167 7-1 710. 2 vols. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Skordus, Gust, ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland: An Index to Names of Immigrants Compiled from Records of Land Patents, 1633-1680, in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing, Co., 1968.

Turner, C.H.B. ed. Some Records of Sussex County, Delaware, 1 681-1 725. Bowie, MD: Heritage Classic, 1989.

III. Journals

Brewer, James H. “Negro Property Owners in Seventeenth Century Virginia." William and Mary Quarterly 12 (Oct 1955): 575-580.

Dorman, Eric, ed. “Inquisitions of Escheated lands, 1665-1676.” Virginia Genealogists 20 (April-June 1975): 109.

Kimmel, Ross, M. “Free Blacks in Seventeenth Century Maryland.” William and Mary Quarterly 71 (Spring 1976): 19-25.

Torrence, William Clayton. “Anthony Johnson, Free Negro, 1622.” The Journal Of Negro History 61(1971): 7 1-76. Russell, John H. et als. “Colored Freedmen as Slave Owners in Virginia.” The Journal of Negro History 1 (1916): 233-242.

IV. Other Materials Used

Ames, Susie M. Studies of the Virginia Eastern Shore in the Seventeenth Century. New York: Russell & Russell, 1973.

Breen, T.H. and Stephen Innes. Myne Owne Ground: Race and Freedom on Virginia ‘s Eastern Shore, 1640-1676. Cambridge, MA: Oxford University Press, 1980.

Bennett, Lerone, Jr. Before the Mayflower: A History of the Negro in America, 1619- 1964. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1969.

Carr, Louis Green, Philip D. Morgan, and Jean B. Russo, ed. Colonial Chesapeake Society. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

Deal, J. Douglas. Race and Class in Colonial Virginia: Indians, Englishmen, and Africans on the Eastern Shore during the Seventeenth Century. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1993.

Guild, June Pumell. Black Laws of Virginia. Fauquire County, VA: Afro-American Historical Association, 1996.

Harriot, Thomas. A briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. The Complete 1590 Theodor De Bry Edition. New York, NY: Dover Publication, Inc., 1972.

Hiden, Martha W. How Justice Grew: Virginia Counties, An Abstract of their formation. Williamsburg, VA: Virginia 350th Anniversary Celebration Corporation, 1957.

Jordan, Winthrop D. White over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550- 1812. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1986.

Kolchin, Peter. American Slavery, 1619-1877. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993. Lankford, Wilmer 0., ed. Studies in Primary Sources of the Lower Eastern Shore, They lived in Somerset. Salisbury, MD: Research Center for Delmarva History And Culture, 1997.

Nugent, Nell Marion, ed. Cavaliers and Pioneers. Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents And Grants, 1623-1666. 2 vols. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983.

Robinson, W. Stitt. Mother Earth: Land Grants in Virginia, 160 7-1699. Williamsburg, VA: The Virginia 350th Anniversary Celebration Corporation, 1957.

Rountree, Helen C. and Thomas B. Davidson. Eastern Shore Indians of Virginia and Maryland Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1997.

Torrence, William Clayton. Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore of Maryland Baltimore, MD: Regional Publishing Co., 1979.

Turner, Nora Miller. The Eastern Shore of Virginia, 1 603-1964. Onancock, VA: The Eastern Shore News, Inc., 1964.

Wertenbaker, Thomas J. The Government of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century. Williamsburg, VA: Virginia 350th Anniversary Celebration Corporation, 1957.

Whitelaw, Ralph T. Virginia’s Eastern Shore: A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties. 3 vols. Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1989.

Wise, Jennings Cropper. Ye Kingdom ofAccawmacke or the Eastern Shore of Virginia During the Seventeenth Century. Richmond, VA: The Bell Book and Stationary Co., 1911.

Works Progress Administration. The Negro in Virginia. Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair, 1994.

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