Surnames: McDowell County, 1850.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

The following surnames are found among free people of color in McDowell County in 1850:

ABBOT, BAILEY, BIRD, BOYCE, BROOKS, COZENS, FRANCIS, HARDY, HAYS, HEDGPETH, HONEYCUTT, HOWELL, HYATT, JACKSON, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JONES, LACKEY, LUCAS, MATHEWS, McNEAL, MITCHEL, OLIVER, OWENS, PARKER, POWELL, RED, SCOTT, SHADE, SIMMONS, SMITH, STEVELIE and WEAVER.