Craven County Apprentices, 1802-1804.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

On 14 June 1802, Isaiah Godett, a free person of color aged 1 year the 19 October next, was bound to George Godett as a shoemaker.

On 18 June 1802, William Carter, a free Negro boy aged 12 years, was bound to Asa Jones as a cooper.

On 18 June 1802, John Carter, a free person of color aged 6 years, was bound to Frederick Jones as a cooper.

On 11 June 1804, James Lewis, a free person of color aged 2 years, and Sall Lewis, a free person of color aged 5 years, were bound to Gideon Sparrow as a ship carpenter.

On 12 June 1804, Peg Duncan, a free person of colour aged 6 years, was bound to Noah Champion of the town of New Bern as a spinster.

On 14 June 1804, Jim Dove, a free person of colour [no age listed], bound to John C. Stanly as a barber. An endorsement on the back of the bond indicated “James Dove” was born 2 February 1794, was 10 years and 4 months old, and had 10 years and 8 months to serve.  On the same day, Elijah Dove, a free person of colour, was also bound to John C. Stanly, as a house carpenter.

On 15 June 1804, Israel Harris, free person of color aged 12 years, was bound to James Carney, Esq., as a cooper, and Rachel Harris, a free person of color aged 14 years, was bound to him as a spinster.

On 10 September 1804, Elisha Gregory, a free person of color aged 20 years, Macksey Gregory, a free person of color aged 18 years 6 months, and James Willouby, a free person of colour aged 15 years, were bound to John C. Stanly as house carpenters.

On 11 September 1804, Lizzy Driggers, aged about 15 years, and Ana Driggers, aged about 18 years, two free base born orphans of color, were bound to Thomas Mahon until 21 years as spinsters.

On 14 September 1804, Peter Braddock, a free person of color aged 17 years, was bound to John C. Stanly as a house carpenter.

On 15 December 1804, Rachel Donaldson, a free person of colour, was bound to Edward Pasteur as a spinster.