Surname swap, no. 5.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

In 1860, Wayne County Court of Pleas & Quarters Sessions bound James Newsom, 7, and Norfleet Newsom, 5, to Barny D. Yelverton to serve as apprentices.

But, in the 1860 census of Davis, Wayne County: Barney Yelverton’s household includes Nervy Artis, 27, and sons James Artis, 6, and Norphlet Artis, 4.