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Bennett McCoy was an African

His options likely were to travel west over the Allegheny Mountain chain to apply his land grant for property surveyed and claimed by Virginia inclusive of the Ohio lands that eventually became a state.  After Ohio's statehood admission to the union, many men like

Name:Bennett Mccoy
Home in 1820 (City, County, State):Westmoreland, Virginia
Enumeration Date:August 7, 1820
Free Colored Persons - Males - Under 14:1
Free Colored Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:1
Free Colored Persons - Males - 45 and over:1
Free Colored Persons - Females - Under 14:2
Free Colored Persons - Females - 45 and over:1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:3
Total Free Colored Persons:6
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:6

Source Citation

1820 U S Census; Census Place: Westmoreland, Virginia; Page: 288; NARA Roll: M33_135; Image: 143

Source Information

Ancestry.com. 1820 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

Original data: Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. (NARA microfilm publication M33, 142 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


This database details those persons enumerated in the 1820 United States Federal Census, the Fourth Census of the United States. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to the actual images of the 1820 Federal Census. Enumerators of the 1820 census were asked to include the following categories in the census: name of head of household, number of free white males and females, number of other free persons except Indians, number of slaves, town or district and county of residence. Learn more...



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