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Free people of colour free Negroes, Indians, Portuguese, and freed slaves by Mary B. Kegley

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Published by Kegley Books in Wytheville, VA (P.O. Box 134, Wytheville 24382) .
Written in English



  • Virginia,
  • Virginia.


  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Genealogy.,
  • Free African Americans -- Virginia -- Genealogy.,
  • Indians of North America -- Virginia -- Genealogy.,
  • Portuguese Americans -- Virginia -- Genealogy.,
  • Freedmen -- Virginia -- Genealogy.,
  • Racially mixed people -- Virginia -- Genealogy.,
  • Registers of births, etc. -- Virginia.,
  • Virginia -- Genealogy.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-140) and index.

Other titlesFree people of color
Statementcompiled by Mary B. Kegley.
LC ClassificationsE185.93.V8 K44 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p. ;
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3321089M
LC Control Number2004273529

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