From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Records: Race=Negro

The term "Negro" is yet another term for African Americans found in the U.S. Federal Census as early as 1850, and in state census records such as the 1856 Iowa State Census. In the "Second Census" of Kentucky, for the year 1800, there are two person with the term "Negro" included in their names: George -Negro- Stafford in Gallatin County, and Moses -Negro- Tyre in Bullitt County. The term was also used on U.S. marriage, birth, death, and military records, and on ship passenger lists. Due to the penmanship of census workers, there are instances where race is not clearly noted on the schedules, and it is difficult to decipher if a "W" was written for white, or an "N" for Negro. For the state of Kentucky, the clearly written term "Negro" can be found as early as the 1900 U.S. Federal Census [column number 5: "Race or Color"], up to the late 1990s marriage licenses.

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Read about Gallatin County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

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NKAA Entry: Gallatin County (KY) Slaves, Free Blacks, and Free Mulattoes, 1850-1870
NKAA Entry: Bullitt County (KY) Slaves, Free Blacks, and Free Mulattoes, 1850-1870
NKAA Source: "Second census" of Kentucky, 1800; a privately compiled and published enumeration of tax payers appearing in the 79 manuscript volumes extant of tax lists of the 42 counties of Kentucky in existence in 1800

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“Records: Race=Negro,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 18, 2018, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/2513.

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