He, his father, his mother, his grandfather AND his grandmother….
by Lisa Y. Henderson
State of North Carolina, Franklin County }
Be it known that this 1st day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight Came before us James Baker & Richard Arrendell two of the Justices of the peace for the County and Franklin, aforesaid, Thomas Broom and Thomas Williams both of the County & State aforesaid, and maketh oath that they are well aquainted with Frederick Reed (a man of Colour, the bearer hereof, and that he has always passed as a free borned man; that they new his father & mother, and his Grandfather & grandmother, and that they were also reputed to be free persons; that the Said Frederick is about 36 years old, of dark yellow complexion, about 5 ¾ feet high and by profession farmer. /s/ Thomas Williams Thos. Broom
Sworn to & subscribed before us, this date & Date above written Attest Richd. Arrendell J.P. Jas. Baker J.P.
Miscellaneous Records, Franklin County, North Carolina State Records.