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From: alani920 <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Black or Colored
Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 22:42:56 -0700 (PDT)
My ancestors were listed in the a 1783 poll for taxes.
One Rawley Pinn, was in Amherst County Virginia, and
was listed as white in 1783, and Mulatto in 1785. The
other ancestor, Charles Lewis, was listed as Mulatto
in the 1783 poll. Both owned property and were Free
Persons of Color.
> In a message dated 05/05/2003 5:48:43 PM Central
> Daylight Time,
> > Actually back then wasn't the term "colored" not
> > black?
> The first census to designate anything more than the
> head of household and
> age ranges for women and children was 1850 and they
> were all listed as W for
> white, B for black, or M for Mulatto.
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