Wayne County Apprentices, 1841-1842.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
Jacob S. Read, 6, was bound to David Barden in 1841.
In the 1850 census of North Side of Neuse, Wayne County: Tabitha Read, 38, with children Jacob, 16, Nancy, 14, Rachell, 11, David, 5, and Margarett, 3.
John Hagans, 4, was bound to Elias Barnes in 1841.
John G. Hall, 8, was bound to James Hall in 1841.
Mary Jones, 4, was bound to William Sauls in 1841.
Hillary Jones, 7, was bound to Bardin Jones in 1841.
Briley Lane, 16, was bound to Jesse Lane in 1841.
John Artis, 19, was bound to Sarah Davis in 1841.
Mancy Seaberry, 8, was bound to William T. Williams in 1841.
In the 1860 census of Saulston, Wayne County: Manse Seberry, 27, cook, with sons James, 2, and Joseph, 9 months, in the household of David Barden, farmer. [Next door, the household of Th.o Seaberry, 50, farmer.]
Jim Carroll was bound to William C. Bryan in 1842.
In the 1850 census of North Side of Neuse, Wayne County: James Carroll, 20, farmhand, is listed in the household of Wm. C. Bryan, 38, clerk of Superior Court.
Jim Carroll, Willie Carroll and Henry Carroll were bound to Samuel Smith in 1842.
Andrew Mitchell, 3, and Jacob Mitchell, [no age listed], were bound to Absalom Sauls in 1842.
Betsey Morris, 9, was bound to Thomas Horn in 1842.
In the 1850 census of North Side of Neuse, Wayne County: Elizabeth Morris, 17, is listed in the household of Thomas Horn, farmer.
Nancy Lucas was bound to William Thomson in 1842.
John Hagans, 5 months, was bound to Lemuel Edmundson in 1842.
In the 1850 census of North Side of Neuse, Wayne County: John Hagins, 8, is listed in the household of Lemon Edmonson, farmer. In the 1860 census of Davis, Wayne County: John Hagans, 18, in the household of Leml. Edmundson.
Henderson Gandy, 15, was bound to Rob Williams in 1842.
Rigdon Wise, 17, and Marenda Wise, 13, were bound to Asher Pipkin in 1842.
In the 1850 census of South Side of Neuse, Wayne County: Marenda Wise, 50, with Sally, 20, Rigdon, 26, and Zilpha Wise, 5 months. Sally and Zilpha were described as mulatto; the others, white. Next door: Betsey Wise, 28, with Sarah, 4, Dury, 10 months, and Rebecca Wise, 65; all white. In the 1860 census of Cross Roads, Wayne County: Sally Wise, 45, with Elizabeth, 28, Sarah, 15, Dary, 9, Marenda, 27, Zilpha, 8, and Edmund Wise, 3; all white. [It appears that Sally and Marenda’s names are reversed in the 1850 census.] In the 1870 census of Grantham, Wayne County: Sallie Wise, 60, Renda, 38, Zilpha, 20, Edmond, 15, and Monroe Wise, 6; with Ann Brown, 75, and Susan Lewis, 45. Renda’s color was initially described as M, then a W was superimposed.
Apprentice Records, Wayne County Records, North Carolina State Archives; federal censuses.