Unlawfully did migrate.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
State vs William Mayhoe, Sophy Mayhoe, Theophilus Cyprus, Armen Cyprus, Mary Cyprus and Anthony Seward. Indictment Missdemeanor. Witnesses Stephen H. Turner, Austin Newman, H.R. Moss
State of North Carolina, Warren County } Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions August Term 1858. The jurors for the State upon their oaths present that William Mayhoe, Sophy Mayhoe, Theophilus Cyprus, Armen Cyprus, Mary Cyprus and Anthony Seward, all free negroes late of the county of Warren, on the first day of June AD 1856, at and in the county aforesaid, unlawfully did migrate into the State of North Carolina and that the said William Mayhoe, Sophy Mayhoe, Theophilus Cyprus, Armen Cyprus, Mary Cyprus and Anthony Seward, from that day up to the day of the finding of this inquisition have continued to remain in the county and State aforesaid Contrary to the form of the Statute in such case made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the State.
Miscellaneous Records, Warren County Records, North Carolina State Archives.
In the 1850 census of Nutbush, Warren County, Sophia Mayho, 30, is listed in the household of Edward Harris, 38, blacksmith; wife Mary, 35; and children Francis, 9, James, 7, Mary, 5, and John, 2; plus Jesse Gains, 65, blacksmith.
In the 1850 census of Nutbush, Granville County: Theodore Cypress, 36, ditcher, headed a household that included Arma Cypress, 40, and Ann, 19, Robert, 16, William, 15, and Mary Kearsey, 12.