Marriages of Free Colored People in Wayne County: A-C.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

Artis, Absalom to Eliza Evans, 18 June 1855, at Wm. Vernon’s.

In the 1860 census of Buck Swamp district, Wayne County: Absalom Artis, 32, wife Eliza, 22, sons John F., 4, James W., 2, and George W., 3 months, plus Mary, 55, Henry, 16 and Bunyan Mitchell, 14.

Artis, Adam to Frances Seaberry, 20 August 1861.

Artis, Calvin to Serena Seaberry, 2 October 1853.

In the 1860 census of Davis district, Wayne County: Calvin Artis, 27, wife Serena, 25, and children , 6, Polly, 5, James M., 3, and Henry I., 1.

Artis, Elbert to Edith Hall, 24 December 1857, at E. Hayes’.

In the 1860 census of Pikeville district, Wayne County: Elbert Artis, 24, wife Bedence, 20, and children Georgiana, 2, and Angeline Artis, six months.

Artis, Gilbert to Viney Hagans, 6 May 1859, at Eliza Hagans‘.

In the 1860 census of Buck Swamp district, Wayne County: Gilbert, 26, Melvina, 18, and Louisa Hagans, 11 mos.

Artis, Henderson to Mary Vick, 20 June 1857, at C. Vick’s.

There are two listings for this family in the 1860 census of Buck Swamp district, Wayne County: (1) Henderson, 25, Mary, 22, and Baby Artis, 6 months; and (2) Henderson Artis, 24, Mary,19, and Burkitt Artis, 2.

Artis, James to Smithy J. Hagans, 25 November 1858, at Sherard Hagans‘.

In the 1860 census of Davis district, Wayne County: James Artis, 24, wife Smithy J. Artis, 19, and Geo. W. Hagans, 9 months.

Artis, Jordan to Sarah Evans, 20 March 1860, at Milton NC.

In the 1860 census of Buck Swamp district, Wayne County: Vinson Artis, 50, wife Clarky, 48, son Jordan, 30, Jordan’s wife Sarah, 28, and probable grandchildren Jesse, 9, Mary E., 7, William, 6, and James, 4.

Artis, Mathew to Elizabeth Artis, 20 June 1852.

In the 1860 census of Pikeville district, Wayne County: Matthew Artis, 30, Elizabeth, 25, Zilpah, 5, Polly A., 2, and Emily J., 6 months.

Artis, Morrison to Jane Artis, 27 November 1862.

Artis, Thomas to Winny Artis, 30 Mar 1860, at Thomas Artis‘.

Best, Shepherd to Emily J. Hagans, 1 December 1858, at Eliza Hagans‘.

In the 1860 census of Nahunta district, Wayne County: Sheppard Best, 26, and wife Emily J., 16.

Capps, Haywood to Avy Mozingo, 3 May 1859, at Hinton Suggs’.

In the 1860 census of New Bern, Craven County: Haywood Caps, 34, “fireman on R.R.,” and wife Avy J. Caps, 20.

Capps, William to Margaret Winn, 14 Oct 1858, at Charles Winn‘s.

Croom, Hillary to Narcissa Manley, 24 September 1852, at Goldsboro.