Onslow County Apprentices, 1820-1822.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

James Jarman, son of Charlotte, was bound to James Glenn Jr. in 1820.

Frances Hammonds, daughter of Sena Hammonds, was bound to Joseph Hawkins in 1820.

James Henderson and Bryan Henderson, sons of Patsey Henderson, were bound to Jesse Gregory at February term, 1821.

“Patsey Henderson a free woman of color in Onslow County came into court and desired her two sons (viz) James Henderson and Bryan Henderson be bound to Jesse Gregory agreeable to law and give Jason Gregory and Hezekiah Williams for securities in the sum of $1000 each.”  February term, 1821, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Onslow County Records, North Carolina State Archives.  In the 1840 census of Onslow County, James Henderson is listed twice.  First, his household includes 1 male 24-26; 1 female 10-24; 2 males under 10; and 1 female under 10, all colored, and is listed between Bryant Koonce and William Mills.  Second, the household composition is the same, but is listed between William Boyett and Jesse King. In the 1850 census of Upper Richlands, Onslow County: Jim Henderson, 35 year-old mulatto mechanic, is listed in the household of white farmer B.S. Koonce.  [Sidenote: James Henderson was my great-great-great-great-grandfather. — LYH]

Miranda Henderson and Patsey Henderson, daughters of Nancy Henderson, were bound to Nancy Henderson at May term, 1821.

The minutes of May term, 1821, Onslow County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions show that Jason and Gregory gave security for the bond. Court Records, Onslow County Records, North Carolina State Archives.  In the 1850 census of Upper Richlands, Onslow County: Nancy Henderson, 55, and children and grandchildren Gatsey, 30, Nervy, 25, Monday, 6, Lott, 4, Jessee, 1, and Sally Ann, 6 months.[Sidenote: Who was the Nancy Henderson to which the children were bound? A child could not be bound to his or her own parent. — LYH]

Charles Chance and Nancy Chance were bound to Nichodemus Gurganus in 1821.

In the 1850 census of Lower Richlands, Onslow County: Nancy Chance, 44, and her children Right, 26, Vicy, 12, Hester, 7, C.A., 6, and Rache, 3.

Patsey Henderson, age 5 or 6, was bound to Jason Gregory in 1822.

Gatsey Henderson and William Henderson, children of Simon Dove, were bound to James Glenn Sr. at August term, 1822.

The minutes of August term, 1822, minutes, Onslow County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, describe Gatsey and William as “colour’d children the reputed children of Simon Dove dec’d.”  Court Records, Onslow County Records, North Carolina State Archives. In the 1850 census of Upper Richlands, Onslow County: Nancy Henderson, 55, and children and grandchildren Gatsey, 30, Nervy, 25, Monday, 6, Lott, 4, Jessee, 1, and Sally Ann, 6 months.  

Alfred [no last name] was bound to John Thompson in 1822.

Isaac [no last name] was bound to Bazel Newbold in 1822.

George Boon was bound to John Thompson in 1822.