Lurking about John Stanly’s.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
20 Dollars REWARD
RAN AWAY, from the subscriber, at Smith’s Creek, on the 23d of July last, his Negro Man SAM, He is about twenty years of age, black complexion, likely appearance, and has a pleasant look, — Has a scar, occasioned by a cut, on or near one of his knees. SAM was at the late Camp Meeting, at Adams’ Creek, whence he ran away, after having been flogged for stealing several different articles. It is supposed he is lurking about the plantation of Mr. John C. Stanly and between there and Kinston, near which place he has a sister. — The above reward will be paid on his being delivered at, the Jail in Newbern, or at any Jail, so that I get him. GIDEON CARRAWAY. August 26th, 1820.
Carolina Centinel, New Bern, 26 August 1820.
This is most likely John Carruthers Stanly who was free and owned a plantation outside of New Bern. He is thought to be the son of John Wright Stanly and an Ebo Slave lady.
Yes, see other posts re John C. Stanly. Thanks for reading!