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Frame 629, File 18670629

their marks to be made and acknowledging the same in the presence of a witness

Louis & family
Jim & family
Lindsay self
Tom self
Peter & family
Booker self
Louis Jr. self

Witness: JW Crawford

[Left fold]: Louisa C.H., Va. February 12th, 1866; Jas. Ashworth, Capt. & Asst. Supt.; asks instructions for binding out orphan children; Ried. [Received] O.S. 4th D. 13 “ 2 1866.

[Right fold]: Office Supt. 4th Dist., Gordonsville, Feb. 13 1866;…

… [previous information on the frame unrelated to labor was omitted here]
III. Asst. Superintendents will regard themselves as the friends of the Freedmen; will not allow themselves to be driven from their former homes without some provision being…

Although Robert Lewis Dabney was not born in this house, it stands on Route 601 (Payne's Mill Road at the Crewsville Road intersection) marking the location of Dabney's birthplace about 1/4 of a mile west along Cub Creek.

These images are copies of original labor contracts from Louisa County after the Civil War. Notice the stamps on each document showing it was approved by the Freedmen's Bureau office at Louisa Courthouse.

Contracts are between Henry Taylor and the…

For many African Americans, daily life after slavery was not much different than life in bondage. There was still a struggle for survival for many African American families. Most of the residents of Louisa County lived on farms and until Rural…