She is probably with her mother. Or a free negro.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
$20 REWARD. Ranaway from the subscriber, on the evening of the 18th inst., a mulatto woman by the name of LUCY. Said woman is about 23 years old, slender frame, but now quite corpulent, of ordinary bright, and will probably weight 120 to 140 lbs., short hair, with rather a bony face, and is quite intelligent.
Said woman is probably harbored by her mother, owned by J.A. Worth, and Bill Bruinton, a free negro, with whom she has been very intimate. I will pay the above reward of $20 if she is delivered to me or lodged in the Jail of this County, or I will pay $50 if she is taken in any other county and confined in the Jail of the same. JNO. D. WILLIAMS. Fayetteville, July 12, 1862.
Fayetteville Observer, 4 August 1862.
Ranaway, a mulatto woman by the name of LUCY, about 23 years old, of medium size, but now quite corpulent.
Said woman is probably in or near Town, but may have been led off in the direction of Newbern by Bill Bruinton, a free mulatto man who has been at work as a Carpenter probably on the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad at a Depot North of Warsaw. I will pay $25 for the delivery of the girl to me or lodged in Jail in town, if found in this County, or $50 if said girl is found in any other County and confined in the Jail of the same, the party arresting giving me early information of the same. JNO. D. WILLIAMS. Fayetteville, Aug, 25, 1862.
Fayetteville Observer, 14 November 1862.
Hi Lisa. It’s Cary. Any idea who this Bill Bruinton was?