He is the son of free people.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

I Nathan Small one of the Justices of the Peace for Pasquotank County & State of North Carolina, Certify that Jerry Leonard is the son of London and Edy Leonard, Free People of Colour Residing in this County, Octob’r [blank] 1830     /s/ Nathan Small

Slave Records, Pasquotank County Records, North Carolina State Archives.