Norman Finney was apparently the owner of Easter Frog likely sold by the Indian Chieftain Spring Frog to his family during years 1815 - 1817 when the Cherokee natives were being pushed westward from their lands in states stretching from Virginia to Georgia. A child like Easter, about 5 years age, would have been a burden for them in their great moves westward.
Norman Finney is believed to have fathered his first child with Easter Frog when she was age 12 years, and he was age 17. There is no evidence that children were born of his marriage in year 1825 to Jane Floyd in Tennessee; and the marriage was apparently childless and perhaps ended by year 1833 wherein the birth of Sallie Frog is a very considerable indication that he fathered additional children via Easter Frog in the Roanoke-Salem area.
The listing of free colored heads of household in the 1810 Virginia census listed Abraham Finney and Philip Finney living in Accomack County on Virginia's eastern shore, a long distance away from where Easter Frog's children were born. It is possible but not probable that either were fathers of Easter's children.
Finney, Abraham 8 p.94 Accomack County
Finney, Phillip 6 p.23 Accomack County
Finny, Abraham 5 p.23 Accomack County
So far as we have determined Easter Frog was never listed in Virginia as a free head of household but all of her children were recorded as mulato in post-slavery census data.
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