State of North Carolina, Pasquotank County } Personally Came before me Abraham Symons one of the Justices of the peace for said county Noah Hollowell and William Pow who testifiath that James Overton of Color is a free man having known him from his infancy and also knowing his parents were free previous agreeably to the Constitution of the State Witness my hand and Seal this 23rd day of October 1830. /s/ A. Symons JP
[In a different handwriting] Jane Parthenia Overton, 5 feet 4 of a Light Black Forty years of age, has a Scar on the left Shoulder Dianna, Simeon, George
Slave Records, Pasquotank County Records, North Carolina State Archives.
In the 1830 census of Pasquotank County, James Overton was head of a household that included one male under 10; one male aged 24-35; two females aged 10-23; and one female aged 24-35.
In the 1850 census of Pasquotank County: Simeon Overton, 35, laborer, wife Elizabeth, 30, and children Daniel, 10, Josephine, 6, and Emily, 4.