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Jacob

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Title

Jacob

Subject

Enslaved Person-Virginia-Shenandoah County

Date

July 1779

Contributor

Eryn Kawecki

Identifier

EnslavedPerson:214847

Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

Unknown

Birthplace

Unknown

Death Date

Unknown

Occupation

Enslaved Person

Biographical Text

In July 1779 Jacob appeared before the Shenandoah County court accused of rape. The accusation against stated he had raped Susannah Barrett, widow of John Barrett, on the night of July 5 1779.

The court ruled that the facts of the case were not fully proved. However, Jacob was ordered to receive 39 lashes on his bare back for being off of his plantation. They also ruled that he could not be issued any pass for the next one year and one day and would receive 39 lashes each time he was found off the plantation of his enslaver.

Bibliography

Amelia C. Gilreath, "Shenandoah County, Virginia," vol. 4, deed book series, (1989), 33.

Additional Information

Enslaved by John Pitser

Citation

“Jacob,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed May 22, 2022, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/74713.

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