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

Royal, Wesley

(born: 1844) 

Wesley Royal, a farmer who was born in Virginia, had been living in Christian County, KY, for about five years when he lost his bid for the Kentucky Legislature in 1871. Royal claimed to have had a brother in the Virginia Legislature. By 1880, Royal was one of two African Americans in the Christian County jail. For more see "A Big dusty-colored Negro, named Wesley Royal, is a candidate for the Legislature in Christian County, Kentucky," Daily Arkansas Gazette, 07/15/1871, issue 201, col. E; and the 1880 U.S. Federal Census for Christian County, KY.

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NKAA Source: Daily Arkansas gazette (newspapers)
NKAA Source: 1880 U.S. Census, Schedule 1 (Population), Christian County, KY

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