Wayne County Apprentices, 1830-1831.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
John Reed, 4, Isaac Reed, 2, and Patty Reed, 6, were bound to Jesse Bogue in 1830; John as a shoemaker, Isaac as a farmer, and Patty as a spinster.
In the 1850 census of North Side of Neuse, Wayne County: Rhody Read, 60, and children John, 27, and Isaac, 22, farmers, and Zana Reid, 21.
Betsey Burnet and Micajah Burnet, both age 9, were bound to Lovet Stephens in 1830.
George Ward, 12, was bound to Nathan Davis, in 1830.
John Hagans, 2 ½, was bound to James Martin in 1831.
James Wiggins, 6 months, and Jordan Wiggins, 2, were bound to Robert Langston in 1831.
In the 1850 census of North Side of Neuse, Wayne County: Jorden Wiggins, 23, farmhand, wife Pricilla, 28, and Zilpha, 6. In the 1860 census of Goldsboro, Wayne County: Jordan Wiggins, 30, stiller, wife Priscilla, 35, washwoman, Mary, 18, Robert, 8, George P., 7, Francis, 5, Wm. Jordan, 3, and Bettie, 1. But also, in Nahunta, Wayne County: Jordan Wiggins, 35, laborer, in the household of W.W. Barnes, turp’t distiller.
Rufus Lane, 5, was bound to James Forehand in 1831.
In the 1850 census of North Side of Neuse, Wayne County: Rufus Lane, 22, farmhand, in the household of Lucy Hall, 45, a free woman of color.
Willie Hagans, 9, was bound to Stephen Woodard in 1831.
Phereba Hagans, 5, was bound to Matthew Copeland in 1831.
Lawrence Hagans, 12, was bound to Edwin Bryan in 1831.
Apprenticeship Records, Wayne County Records, North Carolina State Archives.