Samuel Johnston was freed by the will of the late Robert Carter in 1791. A true copy of this record is made in 1812.
Virginia Frederick County to wit. Samuel Johnston twenty five years old
five feet seven inches high yellow complexion with a good countenance was
Emancipated by Robert Carter by deed bearing date the first day of August 1791
and duly recorded in Northumberland District Court as appears by a
Certificate signed by Benjamin Dawson trustee for Robert Carter deceased Registered 21st August 1812,
Witness Edw McGuin
a Justice of the peace for the County aforesaid
I James Keith Clerk of the Court of the County aforesaid do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the records in my office In testimony Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the said County the 21st day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twelve
Ja Keith (Seal)
Recorded 27 Septr 1815.