Like all his race, a true union man.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
James C. Skinner, Administrator, filed claim #477 on behalf of the estate of Isaac Towlson. Skinner, age 62, lived in Hertford, Perquimans County. Elizabeth Towlson, age 62, widow, testified that she lived near Woodville, Perquimans County. Her husband died in December 1867 and left four children, all born free before the war. She stated that in July 1864, United States cavalry soldiers took a horse and saddle from her husband. “My husband was like all his race a true union man.”