Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

Source Information

John E. Jacob Jr.'s Lower Eastern Shore Indexes and Abstracts (Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties)

Land Records • 199 Records • Uploaded October 21, 2021 • Data Website: archive.org

These notes, compiling the names of people noted as Blacks or negroes in the land records of Somerset and Worcester counties, were abstracted from the Nabb Center’s John Jacob Collection (1984.016) of note cards done by Jacob, a local attorney and historian. This extraction from John Jacob Jr.'s research index provides references and abstracts of records documenting land records, court transactions, and more records in Somerset and Worcester counties (including present-day Wicomico County) before 1870. This series was transcribed by volunteer Jane Burt and edited by Aaron Horner and Donna Messick.

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  • Location Indexed
  • Name Association or Topic Indexed
  • Date (year/month/day)
  • Type of Record Indexed
  • Number of Record (book:liber) Indexed
  • Assorted Information Indexed
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