He is a free boy of colour.

This is to certify that Simeon is a free boy of colour son of Alson Brothers & Favourite his wife given under my hand and seal Dec 13th 1841   E.L. Hinton JP

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

In the 1850 census of Camden County: Alson Brothers, 62, farmer, and wife Farvur, 60, both of Pasquotank County, with children James, 17, John, 15, Milly, 13, and Lucy, 11, all born in Camden County. In the 1860 census of Camden County: Simeon Brothers, 30, “insane,” in the household of Martha Thornton.