Craven County Apprentices, 1788.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

On 14 March 1788, John, a Negro boy son of Negro Phillis, aged about 14 years, was bound to James Carney as a cooper.

On 15 June 1788, Isaac Dove, Negro boy aged 17 years the 5th of May last, and Simon Dove, aged 14 years the 21st of January last, were bound to Bazel Smith as a shoemaker.

On 13 September 1788, George Carter, free Negro boy aged 11 years or thereabouts, was bound to Thomas Ives as a turner.

On 18 December 1789, Sue Powers, a Negro girl aged 10 years next June, was bound to John Bryan of New Bern as a spinster.