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Records from 1851 to 1854

1851

10 March 1851--Clarissa Cannon, a free girl of color [no age listed], bound to David Jackson as a spinster. Bonds were signed by David Jackson and Asa Edwards.

12 March 1851--John T. Riggs, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to George Bishop as a house carpenter. The reverse of the indenture indicates "Cancelled--bound to Jas. M----. March 1852."

12 March 1851--William Campain, an orphan aged 13 years, bound to Council B. Wood as a farmer.

15 March 1851--George Philpot, an orphan aged 17 years, bound to Wesley Gray as a shoemaker.

9 June 1851--Timothy Lewis, a free boy of color aged 11 years, bound to William N. Hawks as a body servant. Bond was signed by William N. Hawks and Isaac W. Hughes.

9 June 1851--David Johnson, a free boy of color aged 8 years, bound to William H. Marshall as a cooper. Bond was signed by William H. Marshall and Vine Allen Tolson.

10 June 1851--Dennis Howard, an orphan aged 14, bound to Laban Howard as a farmer.

9 September 1851--William Henry Wiggins, an orphan aged 12 years, bound to Gabriel Hardison as a farmer.

13 December 1851--David Morris, an orphan aged 17 years, bound to Thomas Clifford Willis as a carpenter.

1852

10 March 1852--John T. Riggs, an orphan aged 14 years, bound to John M. Clemons as a farmer.

12 March 1852--Jane Cooper, a free girl of color aged 7 years, bound to William Foskey as a spinster. Bond was signed by William Foskey and William H. Washington.

15 June 1852--Augustus Wayne, an orphan aged 7 years, bound to Solomon Hoover as a carpenter.

15 July 1852--Laura Mitchell, a free girl of color aged 10 years,  bound to Wesley Gray as a spinster. Bond was signed by Wesley Gray and William H. Washington.

13 September 1852--Susan Wilson, a free girl of color aged 13 years, bound to Joseph Hackburn [no occupation listed]. Bond was signed by Joseph A. Hackburn and William S. Delamar.

14 September 1852--Owen O'Neale, an orphan aged 17 years, bound to Alfred P. Willis as a farmer.

14 September 1852--Bartholomew O'Neale, an orphan aged 15 years, bound to Needham Wills as a farmer.

14 December 1852--Harmon Moore, a free boy of color aged 11 years, bound to Thomas Purify as a farmer. Bond was signed by Thomas Purify and Frederick P. Latham.

14 December 1852--Macklin Moore, a free boy of color aged 13 years, bound to Thomas Purify as a farmer. Bond was signed by Thomas Purify and Frederick P. Latham.

18 December 1852--Alexander Newton, a free boy of color aged 17 years on 16th July 1852,  bound to Jacob Gooding as a bricklayer and mason. Bond was signed by Jacob Gooding and Israel Disosway.

1853

n.d. [filed in 1853 folder, see 12 December 1853]--"To the cort of Please and quarter sessions. Greeting. This is to certify that we Kelsor Braddock and Sarah his wife wishes to have the following named children bound out to Mr. William Temple.  1. Isaac Carter [interlined Corlee] of the 13 year of his age.  2. Nancy 10 years of age.  3. Annaias Carter of the age of 8 years.  4. Zachariah Carter of the age of 5 years. This last named one has fits and is But a perish [i.e. Parish] charge.  We the above named Kelsor Braddock and his wife Sarah do certify that we are the Grand Father and Grand Mother of the above named Children and we should have come to court but for myself Kelsor am sick and has been for Twelve months so that neither of us can come to court. The Father & Mother of these children have both Deceased and the children is in a situation to suffer.  Kelsor x Braddock, Sarah x Braddock. Attest: D.V. Dickinson." [Note indicates: "Bound to Will Temple farmers & spinsters. Bond Phil. Hollon..."]

n.d. [filed in 1853 folder, see 12 December 1853]--"Isaac Carter son of saide aparance [said parents?] was born October the 24th 1840.  Nancy Carter the daughter of apairance was born Sept. the 29 [could be 27]. 1843.  Ananiars Carter the son of saide pairance was born April 12th 184[blot, could be 5].  Zacheus Carter son of Isaiah Carter and Rhody his wife was born the 26th day of November 1848."

12 March 1853--"The Worshipful County Court of Craven will please bind my children Noah aged 16 & Parthena aged 10 years to William P. Moore Esq. he having my free consent thereto. March 12th, 1853. Edy 'E' Moore. In presence of George S. Attmore."

15 March 1853--Noah Moore, a free boy of color aged 16 years, bound to William P. Moore as a blacksmith. The bond was signed by William P. Moore and Israel Disosway.

15 March 1853--Parthena Moore, a free girl of color aged 10 years, bound to William P. Moore as a spinster and cook. The bond was signed by William P. Moore and Israel Disosway.

14 June 1853--Christopher Bryan Wayne, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to William J. Civils as a cooper.September 1853--"Ordered that the Sheriff have before this Court at the next term, Isaac Carter, Nancy Carter, Ananias Carter, and Zach Carter free persons of colour, and grandchildren of Kelso Braddock and Sarah Braddock who live one mile from William Temple on Clubfoot Creek. Attest, J.G. Stanly." [Endorsed on the back "Justices vs. Orphans to December term 1853"]

December Term 1853 [see 17 December 1853]--"On Motion It is Ordered by the Court that a Notice issue to Charlotte Dove a free woman of colour to appear before this Court on Friday morning at 11 O'Clock to shew cause if any she has why her daughter Fanny A. Dove should not be bound as an apprentice."

5 December 1853 [see 12 December 1853]--"This may certify to the worshipful Court of Craven County that I Elizabeth Lester are willing that my son William Lester should be bound to Alfred H. Casey until he comes to the age of 21 years. Elizabeth x Lester. Clubfoots Creek, December 5, 1853. Attest: Elijah Taylor." [Note indicates: "Bound to A.H. Casey cooper age 7"]

12 December 1853--Nancy Carter, a free girl of color aged 10 years, bound to William Temple as a spinster. The bond was signed by William Temple and Philemon Holland.

12 December 1853--Ananias Carter, a free boy of color aged 8 years, bound to William Temple as a farmer. The bond was signed by William Temple and Philemon Holland.

12 December 1853--Isaac Carter, a free boy of color aged 13 years, bound to William Temple as a farmer. The bond was signed by William Temple and Philemon Holland.

12 December 1853--Zaccheus Carter, a free boy of color aged 5 years, bound to William Temple as a farmer. The bond was signed by William Temple and Philemon Holland.

12 December 1853--William Leister, an orphan aged 7 years, bound to Alfred H. Casey as a cooper.

12 December 1853 [filmed in the1854 folder]--"this is to Cirtify that I Saly Harefoot give my Concent and it is my wish and desier that my Son Elijah Harfoot should be bound to Willis S. Keel. Sally + Harfoot. Attest: Charles H.P.D.C. Fowler.

16 December 1853 [filmed in the 1854 folder]--Elijah Harford, an orphan aged 10 years, bound to Willis S. Keel as a Cooper.

15 December 1853--John George, a free boy of color [no age listed], bound to Benjamin M. Cook as a carpenter. The bond was signed by Benja M. Cook and James Cicero Justice.

15 December 1853--John Johnson, a free boy of color [no age listed], bound to William C. Whitford [no occupation listed]. The bond was signed by William C. Whitford, Charles C. Clark, and George S. Stevenson.

17 December 1853--Charles Landers, orphan aged 6 years, bound to Daniel Davis as a cooper.

17 December 1853--Frances Ann Dove, a free girl of color aged 7 years, bound to George W. Nance as a [seamstress?]. The bond was signed by George W. Nance and William H. Washington.

1854

n.d. [filmed in 1854 folder]--"Solomon was born August 1st,18- 41-  bn to J[-----] Bishop." See Solomon M. Howland entry on 14 June 1854.

n.d. [filmed in 1854 folder]--Hardy Powell, an orphan aged 16 years, bound to John P. Ipock as a farmer.

11 March 1854--"This is to certefy that I Cumfort Jones of [Craven] County have a Son named David Jones that have been destitut for a [?] home and without protection abought elevn years of age and according to my choice I wish him and do by this concent that he be bound...to William Holton who I believe is fit and calculated to rais him and give him one or more trades... Cumfort + Jones. Attest: Noah C. Miller."

13 March 1854--David Jones, an orphan aged 11 years, bound to William Holton as a Carpenter.

15 March 1854--Stephen Hunt, an orphan aged 19 years, bound to Charles Hart as a tinner.

June 1854--Order to appear at the next term of court to the Children of Elizabeth Fries: William, aged 14; Mary Ann, aged 12; Susan, aged 10; Julia B., aged 8; Harriet, aged 6; and Martha A., aged 3. Their grandfather is John Fries.

13 June 1854--Shade Gatlin, a free boy of color aged 12 years, bound to John P. Ipock as a farmer. The bond was signed by John P. Ipock and Bryan Whitford.

13 June 1854--George Dennis, an orphan aged 16 the 8th of December 1853, bound to Julius A. Phillips as a "sadler". The indenture is marked "Indentures rescinded Sepr. Term 1854."

14 June 1854--Solomon M. Howland, an orphan aged 14 years in August 1854, bound to George Bishop as a cabinet maker.

11 September 1854 [filed in the 1850 folder]--Haywood Riggs, an orphan aged 18 years, bound to John T. Ball as a carriage maker. [See also indenture dated 10 December 1850.] A second indenture of the same date is filed in the 1854 folder and is marked "surrendered Sept. 1855" and "Rescinded by consent of master & court."

13 September 1854--Margaret Ann Lane, a free girl of color aged 17 years, bound to Henry C. Wood as a "sempstress." A second indenture lists the occupation as a spinster. The bond was signed by Henry C. Woods, James McC. Brinson, and Ossian Hanks.

11 December 1854--John Wilson, a free boy of color aged 8 years, bound to Robert Hancock as a carpenter. The bonds were signed by Robert Hancock and Denard [Derand?] Hancock.

11 December 1854--Marshall Wilson, a free boy of color aged 10 years, bound to Robert Hancock as a carpenter. The bonds were signed by Robert Hancock and Denard [Derand?] Hancock.

11 December 1854--William Mitchell, a free boy of color aged 8 years, bound to Robert Hancock as a carpenter. The bond was signed by Robert Hancock and Derand Hancock.

 


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