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Records from 1846 to 1850

1846

9 February 1846--Thomas D. Jones, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to John Hutchinson as a harness maker.

9 February 1846--Haywood Cannon, a free boy of color aged 17 and son of Margaret H. Cannon, bound to David Jackson as a farmer. The bond was signed by Jackson and John Jackson.

9 February 1846--Ann Cannon, a free girl of color aged 13 years and daughter of Margaret H. Cannon, bound to Durant Pelt as a spinster. The bond was signed by Pelt and David Jackson.

9 February 1846--Catherine Cannon, a free girl of color aged 7 years and daughter of Margaret H. Cannon, bound to David Jackson as a spinster. The bond was signed by Jackson and John Jackson.

13 May 1846--Samuel Z. [L?] Howland, an orphan aged 19 years, bound to Benjamin M. Cook as a carpenter.

August 1846--Order to appear for James Williams, living on Otter Creek on south side of Neuse River, and George Hodge, son of Martha Hodge, a free person of color living at the head of Bay River. Reverse of order is marked "Executed on James Williams only."

August 1846--Order to appear at the November Term of Court the following free children of color: "Clarissa H. Cannon, child of Margaret Cannon who lived with Calvin Kirkman--and Margaret, Eliza, and Sarah, children of Penny Jones who lives on the plantation of Allen Jackson deceased."

10 August 1846--Mary Louisa Mayo, a free girl of color aged 7, bound to Jesse Gaskins as a spinster. The bond was signed by Jesse Gaskins and Nathan Gaskins. A note with the bond reads:
"Mr. Atmawr [Attmore] I want to Hav my Daughter Mary Lewesa Bound out this Cort to Jesse Gaskins or Nathan Gaskins if you will Attend to it for me. Aug. 9, 1846. Carline x Maough. Wit: Nathan Gaskins."

10 August 1846--Frank Morgan, a free boy of color aged 15 years, bound to Lemuel Hudler as a cooper. The bond was signed by L. Hudler and Marcus C. Bogey.

10 August 1846--Allen Dixon, a free boy of color aged 8 years, bound to Shadrach Willis as a cooper. The bond was signed by Willis and Nathan Whitford. A note with the indentures and bond reads: "August term 1846. this my certfy that it is my Deser that my Boy Alen To be bound to Mr. Shadey Willes Age 8 yours ould the 15th day May 1846. Febery x Dixon. Atest: Nathan Whitford."

11 August 1846--Alexander Mason, a free boy of color aged 15 years, bound to Christopher C. Rhodes, [no occupation listed]. The bond was signed by Rhodes and Joseph R. Franklin.

9 November 1846--Eliza Jones a free girl of color aged 8 years and daughter of Penny Jones, bound to Spicer Lane as a spinster. The bond was signed by Lane and Rigdon H. Griffin.

9 November 1846--Margaret Jones, a free girl of color aged 12 years and daughter of Penny Jones, bound to Spicer Lane as a spinster. The bond was signed by Lane and Rigdon H. Griffin.

9 November 1846--Sally Jones, a free girl of color aged 10 years and daughter of Penny Jones, bound to Spicer Lane as a spinster. The bond was signed by Lane and Rigdon H. Griffin.

9 November 1846--Clarissa H. Cannon, a free girl of color [no age listed, bound to Rigdon H. Griffin as a spinster. The bond was signed by Griffin and Spicer Lane.

13 November 1846--Eliza Hicks, a free girl of color aged 13 years, bound to Thomas S. Singleton as a spinster. The bond was signed by Singleton and William G. Bryan.

1847

May 1847--Summons to appear at May 1847 term for J. Wright Suydam to bring his apprentice James F. Williams and to show cause why his indentures should not be rescinded. Also mentions court case Mary Smith v. James Suydam. Notice to issue subpoenas for the plaintiff, Miss Fereby Lee, Ann Jackson, and Wealthy Simpkins. Summons for William Bailey and George Smith to appear on behalf of J.W. Suydam. Also summons for Ferebee Lee, Ann Jackson, and Wealthy Simpkins to appear for Mary Smith.

13 May 1847--Edney Maner, a free girl of color aged 15, bound to Elijah Ferguson as a spinster. The bond was signed by Ferguson and Francis J. Prentiss.

14 May 1847--James F. Williams, an orphan aged 14, bound to Matthew Matthews as a gunsmith. A note on the back of the indenture indicates "surrendered June 1849 minutes folio 245".

13 September 1847--James Russell, an orphan aged 15, bound to James Ellickson as a shoemaker.

14 December 1847--Frank Edwards, a free boy of color aged 17, bound to Benjamin M. Cook as a carpenter. The bond was signed by Benjamin M. Cook and George Cooper.

15 December 1847--Harriet Muse, orphan and free girl of color aged 14, bound to Andrew W. Elmer as a spinster. The bond was signed by Elmer and Elijah Ferguson.

17 December 1847--Oliver Petit, orphan aged 18 on 5 September 1848, bound to John A. Meadows as a merchant.

1848

No Date--"This is to certify to the Justices of the County Court of Craven that I Eliza Copes am desirous that my children Fenderson Copes aged fifteen years and Oliver Copes aged about (12) twelve years old [stricken in the original] both free boys of colour shall be bound to Mr. Bradford Gatlin who has been taking care of them for some time already. Eliza + [her mark] Copes, Att: Jacob McCotter, Esqr." [See 11 September 1848 entries below]

14 March 1848--Leonard Cumbo, an orphan aged 8 years, bound to John Casey as a cooper.

14 March 1848--Calvin Cumbo, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to Esau Tingle as a cooper.

14 March 1848--Joseph Green, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to Joseph M. Brinson as a cooper.

15 March 1848--Alexander Wayne, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to Jesse P. Paul as a cooper.

15 March 1848--William Wayne, an orphan aged 8 years, bound to Jesse P. Paul as a cooper.

11 September 1848--Fenderson Copes, a free boy of color, bound to Bradford Gatlin as a farmer.

11 September 1848--Oliver Copes, a free boy of color, bound to Bradford Gatlin as a farmer. The bonds for both Fenderson and Oliver were signed by Gatlin, Jacob McCotter, and William H. Washington.

11 December 1848--Thomas Holland, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to Philemon Holland as a farmer. A note on the back of this indenture indicates the date "Decr. 1849".

1849

March 1849--Copy of court minutes about "the orphan girl Harriet, the child of Mr. Muse" bound to Andrew W. Eloisen [?, prpbably Elmer as indicated in 12 March 1849 record below] complaint of ill treatment. Marked on the back "Justices v. A.W. Elson[?]"

12 March 1849--"Mr. Andrew W. Elmer. Sir. You are hereby notified that an application will be made on Wednesday of the present term of this Court to the Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County of Craven to rescind the Indentures by which Harriet Muse was bound as an apprentice to you. When and where you can attend and resist said application if you think proper." A note on the back states it was executed by "LeRoy M. White, DShff."

17 March 1849--Hoxie, a free boy of color aged 9 years, bound to Martin Stevenson Jr [no occupation listed]. The bond was signed by Stevenson and Jeremiah N. Allen.

28 April 1849--"This is to certify that I am willing for my Son John M. Jones to be bound to Mr. James Ellison he was nine years old the 23rd of December last. Newbern, April 28th 1849. Cloey x [her mark] Jones, Test: Jereh. N. Allen." A penciled note indicates "child bound to learn shoemaking."

11 June 1849--John M. Jones, an orphan aged 6 years [compare with the age listed above in letter of 28 April 1849], bound to James Ellickson as a shoemaker.

15 June 1849--Julia Everinton, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Robert Fell as a spinster.

16 June 1849--James Dixon, a free boy of color aged 12 years, bound to John Blackwell as a carpenter. The bond was signed by Blackwell and Thos. C. Wallace.

16 June 1849--Alexander Dixon, a free boy of color aged 10 years, bound to John Blackwell as a carpenter. The bond was signed by Blackwell and Thos. C. Wallace.

11 September 1849--Herman Dowdey, an orphan aged 9 years, bound to Thomas Lupton as a farmer.

13 September 1849--Ivey Merritt [also Ivy Merritt and Ivey Merrett], an orphan [no age listed], bound to William P. Moore as a tanner and currier.

10 December 1849--William R. Riggs, an orphan aged 7 years, bound to William Witherington as a farmer.

1850

22 May 1850--"State of North Carolina, Craven County, May the 22nd 1850. To the Court and Justices of the County of Craven June Term 1850. This will in form your Worshipes that my ombel [humble] request is That you bind my Son William H. Moore a bout Eight years and Three months old To Mr. Shadrick Roe of this county and a resident of little Swift Creek to learn the mistrey [mystery] of Farmer and I halv plased [have placed] my son ounder [under] his charge heartfore [heretofore]. little Swift Creek, May the 22 day 1850. Hancey Ann x [her mark] Moore. Witness: Bryan Whitford"

13 June 1850--Chatham Gill, a free boy of color aged 12 years, bound to Amos Wade as a distiller. The bond was signed by Wade and James Ellis.

13 June 1850--Joan Gill, a free girl of color aged 11 years, bound to Amos Wade as a spinster. The bond was signed by Wade and James Ellis.

9 September 1850--William H. Moore, a free boy of color aged 8 years, bound to Shadrack Rowe as a farmer. The bond was signed by Shadrack Rowe and Bryan Whitford.

10 September 1850--James Cutrell, an orphan aged 11 years, bound to William Hartley as a farmer.

10 December 1850--Haywood Riggs, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to Alexander Taylor Jr. as a farmer. A note on the back of the indenture states "canceled and bound to John T. Ball Carriage maker 18 year old." [See also indenture dated 11 September 1854]

10 December 1850--Lucas F. Russell, an orphan [no age listed], bound to Benjamin M. Cook as a carpenter.

 


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