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I am researching JOHN PRYOR of MASON COUNTY and MAYSVILLE, KY.
I found this information on a Pryor genealogy Web site.
I am specifically researching his slaves and whether he owned SEYMOUR and/or
PARMITIA or MARIAH (Mariah was born in 1836, maybe in FAYETTE COUNTY, KY).
If you have any details on John Pryor's will or the slaves he owned please
contact me. SEYMOUR PRYOR was emancipated by JOHANNA BERRY in 1838, at age 41.
This is all the info I have on Seymour.
Here is the information:
JOHN PRYOR, Maysville & Mason CO., 1780 Major John PRIOR Nov 14 1796 William
Wood and Alexander D ORR, Article of agreement for division of land on
Lawrence Creek in Mason CO., Ky. The claim was in name of JOHN PRYOR witnessed by
Henry LEE D S 2 p Endorsed William WOOD, and A D Orr agreement.
Thanks for your help:
I am transcribing and index of African-American marriage records for a county in Kentucky and was wondering if anyone knew of a site that might detail laws regarding the marriages of slaves before and after emancipation as well as during segregation with regards to Kentucky marriages.
One question I have in particular is what brought about the end of segregating marriage records? The county I am researching maintained a separate index from 1866 thru 1947 (The index also includes marriages of free blacks from before the Civil War). The African-American records had their own numbering system, 1 thru 1715, and separate marriage record books were maintained until 1941. Then at the end of 1941 the court clerks started numbering the African-American records using the same system as for the larger population. But they also indexed those records after 1941 in both the African-American index and in the general population index. In 1947 the indexing African-American marriages in a separate index completely stopped, but that was also the year that the marriage index for the general population stopped as well, and a new index was started which indexed all without regard to race.
Can anyone tell me why 1941 or 1947 might be important dates with regard to indexing and recording African-American marriages. Did some laws change in those years, or might it just have been a local condition that brought about the change in indexing and record-keeping.
Thanks for any input that you might be able to offer,