In the Virginia class today, Barbara Vines Little took us through a couple of examples where small nuances in the law of inheritance could help us sort through possible relationships in land records.
She also walked us through a vast array of map resources for Virginia. I will write a separate article about those.
After the class, I headed to the Samford Library Special Collections to see what else I could find out about Job, the African-American preacher.
I looked in the first box of materials about the history of the Canaan Baptist Church by Simon J. Smith. It was not in this box, though the accession records said that it would be. Thankfully, Elizabeth Wells, the Special Collections Librarian, was able to locate the “Biography of Job” mentioned in the accession book.