Randolph Freedmen Lineage
Our newest lineage society is the Randolph Freedmen. This certificate commemorates the arrival of the former Randolph slaves into the state of Ohio as free men and women. The requirements for this society are that the applicant be a member of the MCHGS and must prove descent from an ancestor who was a former "Randolph" slave whose name is listed on the manumission papers in the will of John Randolph of Roanoke Plantation, Charlotte County, VA and who arrived in Ohio after the will's settlement in 1846.
Lineage Society awards are made each November at the Annual Meeting. Please fill out a Lineage Application. The deadline for submissions is September 1. Only one lineage society pin will be issued to each approved member for any given MCHGS lineage society. An applicant may request to have all qualifying ancestors’ names (newly approved and previously approved) included on his/her new certificate for a given lineage society, assuming that there is room on the form for them all. Otherwise, only the name(s) of the newly approved ancestors will be included. Replacement certificates or pins may be purchased for a $4.00 fee each, plus postage. Please select Application Guidelines & Rules to view the necessary protocols and instructions.
The first recipient of the Randolph Freedmen lineage certificate was Darla Marie Lee. Sadly, the certificate was awarded to Darla posthumously. Receiving the certificate for Darla was her daughter Daria Lee.