Peery Participation in Enslavement
Tazewell County, Virginia
Here is a collection of selected histories, research reports and letters
that contribute to our knowledge of Peerys participating in slave ownership
during that period in American History, culminating with the Civil War in
the 1860s. Enslavement was practiced in Virginia in the 1700s and 1800s.
Virginia citizens played a leading role in the fight against the abolition
of slavery and were defeated.
- S. Paul
Peery, Orlando, FL, Dec. 16, 1996 - Historical Report - Slaves in
Tazewell County, Virginia. Peery ownership of slaves. Personal Property
Tax Lists 1800-1860. Census data of 1840 for Tazewell County. County
record documentation. Names of individual Peery slave owners. Names
and ages of their slaves and how many owned in specific years.
- Sonia L.
Walker's - African American researcher - In her E-mail message of
July 20, 1997, she provides insight into the enslavement issue. Additional
Editor - Peery Family
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