Rural Records of Mid-Southern United States

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Rural Record of the Mid-Southern States

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Cohabitation Records

Cohabitation records were created to identify and legitimize marriages and children born to those in slavery. The information may include  names of individuals, ages, places where born, last known slave holders, and approximate year of marriage or cohabitation. These records are a valuable resource in indentification of former slaves. It is most likely the first time persons born into slavery are included in a public record. Records may be found in local courthouses, state archives and libraries, and other small town or local respositories.

Alabama Cohabitation Records
Georgia Cohabitation Records
Kentucky Cohabitation Records

Mississippi Cohabitation Records
North Carolina Cohabitation Records
Tennessee Cohabitation Records
Virginia Cohabitation Records

Non-Population Schedules

Rural Records of Alabama
Rural Records of Georgia
Rural Records of Kentucky
Rural Records of Mississippi
Rural Records of North Carolina
Rural Records of Tennessee
Rural Records of Virginia

For more information see U.S. National Archives
For more information see U.S.D.A. Census of Agriculture


1850 Agricultural Census Extraction Form
1860 Agricultural Census Extraction Form
1870 Agricultural Census Extraction Form
1880 Agricultural Census Extraction Form

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