Free-Issue Death Certificates: MISCELLANEOUS, no. 6.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

James Llewellyn Faithful.  Died 10 April 1943, Princeville, Edgecombe County. Negro. Married to Mary Faithful. Grocer. Born 15 February 1860, Edgecombe County, to Ervin Thigpen and Beatty Faithful, both of Edgecombe County. Buried Saint Paul, Tarboro. Informant, Mary Faithful.

In the 1860 census of Tarboro, Edgecombe County: Beedy Faithful, 29, children Joanna, 4, John F., 2, and Llewellen, 5 months, plus Alice Hagans, 11, Nancey Wilkins, 29, and Cintha J. Wilkins, 4.

Asberry Blackwell.  Died 21 September 1919, Old Fields, Wilson County. Colored. Widowed. Age 62. Farm hand for Grover Lamm, Wilson County. Born Wilson County to Asberry Blackwell and an unknown mother. Informant, George Flowers.

Willmas Eatmon.  Died 21 July 1916, Taylor’s, Wilson County. Negro. Widow. Age about 85. Retired servant on farm. Born Wilson County to Nelson Eatmon and Renda Eatmon. Buried Wilson County. Informant, Willis Ellis.

Deal Howard. Died 6 December 1939, Oldfield, Wilson County. Resided Route 2, Wilson. Colored. Widower. Age 79. Farmer. Born Wilson County to Deal Howard and Rhodie Howard. Buried Wilson County. Informant, Herman Howard.

John Lassiter. Died 15 January 1915, Wilson, Wilson County. Colored. Married. Age 63. Son of Silas Lassiter and Ophie Simpson. Buried in Wilson County. Informant, Henry Lassiter.

Willis Barnes.  Died 15 September 1914, Wilson, Wilson County. Colored. Married. Age 73. Farmer. Born Nash County to Toney Eatman and Annie Eatman, both of Nash County. Informant, Jesse Barnes, Wilson NC.

The 1850 census of Nash County shows Tony Eatman, age 55, farmer, living in the household of Theophilus Eatman, 70, a white farmer.  Willis and his mother, presumably, were enslaved.