Free Colored Heads of Household: Sampson County, 1840.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
Joshua Bell, Esaw Manuel, Jensey King, William Jacob, Robt. Maynor, Wyat Manuel, John Maynor, Jesse Maynor, J.H. Butler, Jordan Scott, Jane Butler, Jane(?) Manuel, John Bell, Isham Manuel, Henry Bell, N. Brewington, Edw’d Blackwell, C. Manuel, Spicy Manuel, Fred Manuel, Nich Manuel, Eph Manuel, Faraby Brewington, Wm. Moore, John Carter, Shade Manuel, Wm. Hays, Nancy Brewington, Comfort Boon, Patience Carter, B. Williams, P. Jacobs, Sarah Brewington, John Armwood, J. Brewington, Jane Jacobs, Tamer Boon, Isaac Manuel, Jacob Manuel, Christopher Manuel, and Creecy Thornton.
Wm. Hays, 88, and Christopher Manuel, 90, were listed as Revolutionary War pensioners.
Can you provide additional information regarding Creecy Thornton?
I have not researched this family. However, I’ll keep an eye out for any documents related to her.
any further info on Manuels? This is my family (Nich and Ephraim are my 4th-5th great grandfathers) and NEVER was told of any”colored” heritage be it Indian or African. Not sure they even knew! Most appreciative of your research.
I’m not a Manuel, but many of my cousins are. There are many 1000s of descendants, and I can put you in touch with some serious researchers if you don’t mind me sharing your email address.
That would be great – please do! I have actually connectedby email with many 2-3rd cousins that I never knew existed in North Carolina. My Mom’s Emanuel (Manuel – they added “E” apparently) family is a mystery. I did find an 1880 census where Shadrick Mayshack Manuel (my great grandfather) and all his children are listed as Mulatto. The wife Sarah was listed as White. Your blog is fascinating!
Today, the Emanuel spelling is more common among Lumbee or Coharie Manuels than African-American Manuels. It’s all one very large extended family.