Pendleton County (KY) Enslaved, Free Blacks, Free Mulattoes, 1850-1870Pendleton County, located in north-central Kentucky, was formed in 1798 from portions of Campbell and Bracken Counties and is bordered by five counties. It was named for Edmund Pendleton from Virginia, a delegate to the first Continental Congress. The county seat is Falmouth, named for Falmouth, VA. The 1800 county population was 1,613, according to the Second Census of Kentucky: 1,371 whites, 240 enslaved, and two free coloreds. The population increased to 10,019 by 1860, according to the U.S. Federal Census, excluding the enslaved. Below are the number of slave holders, enslaved, free Blacks, and free Mulattoes for 1850-1870.
1850 Slave Schedule
- 127 slave owners
- 462 Black slaves
- 46 Mulatto slaves
- 36 free Blacks [most with last names Monday and Southgate]
- 2 free Mulattoes [Elsey Hues and Charity Sothgate]
- 121 slave owners
- 335 Black slaves
- 89 Mulatto slaves
- 24 free Blacks [most with last name Monday]
- 17 free Mulattoes [most with last name Southgate]
- 503 Blacks
- 127 Mulattoes
- At least 8 U.S. Colored Troops listed Pendleton County as their birth location.