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RG-47
Records of the County Governments (Microfilm Copies)
Lancaster County, Clerk of Courts
RETURNS OF NEGRO AND MULATTO CHILDREN BORN AFTER THE YEAR 1780, 1788-1793

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A record of individual slave returns for Lancaster County. Information includes name of slave owner and his occupation, township, name of slave or servant, sex and color. Some returns may further describe the slave’s color and sex. For example, William Smith, a farmer living in Earl Township owned one mulatto boy named Benn who was born on December 19, 1787. According to this return, Benn actually belonged to William Smith’s daughter, Margaret Smith, who was underage and residing with Smith.

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LANCASTER COUNTY RETURNS OF NEGRO AND MULATTO CHILDREN BORN AFTER THE YEAR 1780, 1788-1793
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