Although slavery was prohibited in Indiana, African Americans were still not given their civil rights. After 1831, black settlers in Indiana were required to register with their county and post a $500 to guarantee "good behavior". Nelson and Gilly Ann Perry registered in Gibson County, Indiana. Their registration required a witness, the applicant's physical description, and place of birth.
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Gibson County, Indiana, United States
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