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

Source Information

Abstracts of Somerset County Orphans Court Proceedings (Volumes 1-3), 1772-1792, 1811-1852

Wills and Inheritance • 891 Records • Uploaded October 14, 2021

Abstract entries such as apprenticeships of free people of color and transactions regarding sales, sometimes including names, of enslaved people and the names of the deceased’s estate from which they came are included. David Heise abstracted these records from the Orphans Court Proceedings Books and Original Minutes for Somerset County, Maryland.

Abstracted from the works of David V. Heise (F187.S702)

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  • County Indexed
  • Orphan's Court Proceedings Book Indexed
  • Page in Original Liber
  • Date
  • Status Indexed
  • Abstract Indexed
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