Abby [Herbert]

Abby and Molly live with the Herbert family in the Birchtown Muster along with the 16 year old Thomas O'Neal. Neither girl has a last name or age recorded, but it seems likely they were orphans who have been taken in by the Herbert family. They are not Betsey's children because her youngest infants, Nancy and Betty Herbert, are 9 months old or less at this time.



7/ Nov

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Lord Dunmore's Proclamation - Norfolk

  • John Murray, Lord Dunmore -

    John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore (1732 – 25 February 1809), was the  colonial governor of Virginia at the outbreak of the American Revolution.

Source for this event: Lord Dunmore's Proclamation


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Treaty of Paris - Paris France

  • Treaty of Paris -

    In November 1782 a provisional peace treaty was hammered out between the British and the Americans in Paris.

Source for this event: Treaty of Paris


Birchtown Muster - Birchtown

Source for this event: Birchtown Muster of Free Blacks
Name Age Occupation Families they lived with Companies they belong to Remarks Company They Are Now With
Abby Captain Snowball's Company
Remarks:[Abby and Molly are probably orphans living with the Herberts as they cannot be Betsey's children. Last names and ages for these infants are not recorded.]
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