Onslow County apprentices, 1812.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

The following free children of color were appenticed in Onslow County in 1812:

Elisha, Peter, Carlton and unnamed Boon, children of Betsey Boon, to Nathaniel Loomis.

Elisha Boon and Calton Boon appear in the 1840 census of Onslow County, each heading households comprised of two free people of color.  In 1850, Calton Boon, 46, cooper, wife Kitty, 30, and daughter Clarrissa, 1 month, are listed in Lower South West district, Onslow County.  In 1860, in the same district, Calton Boon, 52, fisherman, wife Catharine, 40, children John, 6, and Elizabeth A., 4, and Asa Hammonds, 65, farmer.  Elisha Boon, 50, fisherman, appears by himself in Half Moon district, Onslow County.

Jim [no last name given] to Jesse Sandlyn.

Mary Hammons to Cader Cooper.

Susannah Hammons to Hester Willey.

Apprenticeship Records, Onslow County Records, North Carolina State Archives.