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RG-47
Records of the County Governments (Microfilm Copies)
Centre County, Prothonotary
BIRTH RETURNS FOR NEGROES AND MULATTOES, 1803-1820

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A record of slaves born in Centre County. Information includes the name of the slave and slave owner; his occupation of slave owner and township. One document records: “One male mulatto child named Peter, born on the twenty second of March one thousand eight hundred and three,” signed by owner James Rankin. The document further states “Chester County, Pennsylvania: Before me Richard Miles, Esquire, Clerk of the Court of General Quarter Session at the Peace of Said County appeared James Rankin of Potters Township, farmer, being duly sworn according to law deposith and saith that on the twenty second day of March one thousand eight hundred and three his negroe wench named Sall was delivered of a male mulatto child he calls by the name of Peter.”

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CENTRE COUNTY BIRTH RETURNS FOR NEGROES AND MULATTOES, 1803-1820
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