Determination of "Category: Free Persons of Color"

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Like to start a discussion on how to make a determination for the "Category: Free Persons of Color."  

Obviously land records, or other legal documents, But how about just the face that someone shows up in a US Census prior to 1870.  I would assume if they were counted as a Head of house they were free persons.  Is there anything else that you might be aware of that would indicate free status.

Thank

Doug
in Genealogy Help by Living Zimmerman G2G6 Mach 1 (15.5k points)

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