Denise's Ancestor Pages:

Free People of Color (FPOC)

in the 1850 Census of Loudoun County Virginia

 

The surnames listed on these pages are excerpted from a complete transcription of the 1850 Census of Loudoun County VA , which was transcribed  by Carly Josephson, and data presented here are used with her permission.

Once you have identified a surname, that might be your ancestor(s), I would suggest that you look at the person or family in the context of the complete census, in order to see who they were enumerated with, in what district of Loudoun, and the names of neighboring families, which can provide clues to other relatives and former slaveholders.  After viewing the transcription, I'd suggest that you also look at photocopies of the actual record.

 

Loudoun County had one of the largest percentages of free African Americans in the state of VA, prior to emancipation.  For information about many of the surnames presented here, in earlier time periods, please visit Paul Heinegg's website "Free African Americans of Virginia,  North Carolina,  South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware"

 

Click on the letter to go to a surname on the table of contents list - then follow that name to an alphabetized listing of those persons enumerated in the census (detailed index currently includes surnames A through D - will be uploading the rest within a few days) )  I have included first name, age, color, birthplace, occupation, and some other notes when those were listed.  The majority of persons listed were born in VA.

Be aware that surname spellings changed, from census to census, many names were mis-spelled, and family members did not always have the same surname. 

The use of "M" for mulatto and "B" for black - does not necessarily indicate a persons skin color, nor amount of perceived admixture, and also varies from one census period to the next.  For a complete discussion of FPOC  visit the Free Persons of Color Forum at Afrigeneas, where you can share information or get assistance in your family research.

 

Table of Contents

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T W Y

 

A SURNAMES

Adams         

Aleander     

Allen         

Allison       

Ambrose       

Anderson       

Arms         

Ashton

 

B SURNAMES

Balinger      

Ball          

Banks         

Bantz         

Beamer       

Beaver       

Berry          

Bigsby        

Bigwood       

Binns         

Bird         

Bisse        

Blue          

Board        

Boer         

Boulton       

Boyd         

Braden        

Brady         

Bran          

Braun         

Brent         

Briant        

Brice        

Brooks        

Brown        

Buckingham   

Burke         

Bush         

Butler         

Byrnes 

 

C SURNAMES

     

Cale          

Calvert      

Canady       

Carey         

Carlisle       

Carr          

Carter                  

Cartwright    

Cary                    

Chalmer       

Champ         

Clark          

Clemons      

Co           

Colbert                

Coleman       

Corben        

Crimny        

Cross         

Cubbins      

Curtis

 

 

D SURNAMES        

Dade                              

Davis          

Day           

Detta        

Devaneshire  

Dick                    

Diggs         

Dimy         

Dion        

Doglass       

Dorsey        

Downing      

Duval        

Dyer 

 

E SURNAMES        

Edwards       

Ellet        

Elsey       

 

 

F SURNAMES

Ferrill      

Fields       

Fitz Hugh    

Fletcher      

Fo           

Ford          

Frey         

Furr 

 

 

G SURNAMES       

Gaines        

Gant          

Garrison      

Geo            

Goings        

Gordon       

Gray             

Grayson       

Green         

Grider       

Griffith      

Grimes        

Guider                          

Gulick        

Gumby                  

Guy           

Guyder        

Gwin

 

 H SURNAMES        

Hagan        

Hagans       

Hall          

Hampton        

Hanady       

Hanes         

Harper        

Harris        

Heater        

Hemmings      

Henny        

Henry         

Hill          

Hobert        

Hogan         

Holbert       

Hollyday      

Honestty     

Honesty      

Hooe          

Hopkins       

Hudley        

Hudly        

Hull     

I SURNAMES    

 Ingram        

 J SURNAMES

Jackson        

James         

Janes         

Jenning      

Jennings        

Johnson       

Jones

 K SURNAMES

 

Kenedy        

Kile          

Kins    

   

 L SURNAMES   

Lane         

Lawson       

Lee           

Lewis         

Love         

Lucas         

Lucast        

Lucus  

   

M SURNAMES     

Madison        

Mafan        

Magahe       

Maginus       

Mahony       

Mandley       

Mandly        

Mankins       

Manly         

Maron         

Mason         

Massey        

Mavin         

McCarty       

McDaniel      

McGinny       

McPhearson    

McQuinn      

Mead          

Mercer        

Minor        

Mitchell                          

Mobbly         

Monday       

Moore          

Moran         

Morgan        

Morton        

Moss         

Mudd                                      

Murphy        

Murray         

Myers

   

N SURNAMES       

Nakes        

Newman        

Nickans       

Nickens       

Nickons       

Nigger        

Nion                  

Norris

 

O SURNAMES            

Oden          

Osborn

  

P SURNAMES      

Page          

Palmer        

Parker                                  

Payne         

Pen          

Perry         

Peyton        

Philips       

Pierce       

Plamer        

Poland         

Porter        

   

R SURNAMES

Randolph       

Redman       

Rhodes         

Ribber       

Richards     

Richardson    

Richmond       

Rideout      

Rivers        

Rives        

Robinson      

Russell                

Rust    

 

S SURNAMES     

Samlin        

Sanders      

Seals         

Seldan        

Seldon                                  

Selvin        

Semms                                 

Sennett       

Shipe         

Shore         

Shouder       

Shrather      

Simbers      

Simms         

Sinclar      

Sinkfield     

Skinner       

Small         

Smith                                     

Spanlings     

Stacks        

Steptoe       

Stewar        

Stinger       

Stuart        

 

T SURNAMES      

Taylor         

Thomas        

Thompson      

Thornton       

Thorton      

Throckmorton 

Timbers              

Tramel        

Trockmorton   

Turner

 

W SURNAMES

       

Warner       

Warwick       

Washington     

Wast         

Waters        

Watson        

Webster      

West          

Whaley       

Wheeler       

White         

Wider         

Williams      

Willis        

Winters       

Wood          

Wright        

 

Y SURNAMES

Young         

 

 

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