Lawnes Creek Parish

Lawnes Creek Parish Tithables 1668-1669 Surry County, Virginia.

Lawnes Creek ParishFirst African Woman to Pay her Own Tithes!

I visited Surry County, Virginia this past week to locate Lawnes Creek Parish.

Listed in the Surry County Tithables 1668-1669, Lawnes Creek Parish is Margaret Cornish. The first AFRICAN woman to pay her own tithes/taxes and own her  home. What an amazing accomplishment in 1668-1669, just one year after slavery is legalized in Virginia. This historic marker locates the Lawnes Creek Church.

 

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