Fourth Generation Inclusive

Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

Thank you.

Fourth Generation Inclusive has reached 1,000 posts. 

I knew what I wanted to do when I began this blog last October, but had no idea how far-ranging would be the sources of information, how eye-opening the subjects, or how gratifying the search. Thank you all for following, commenting on and supporting my efforts to shine a little light on this corner of North Carolina history.

— Lisa Y. Henderson

I’ve got her children.

Ten Dollars Reward.

RUNAWAY from Nixenton, Pasquotank County, some time in January last, a negro woman by the name of BECK, formerly the property of Mr. Morris of said county, who emancipated her and two children. She was apprehended and sold, agreeable to an act of Assembly of North Carolina. I expect she had a free pass, and will endeavor to pass for a free wench. I suppose she will go to Norfolk, as she has a free husband that is acquainted there. She is very large, rather light complexioned, about 22 years old. Any person apprehending and securing her in any jail, to that I get her again, or delivering her to me in Halifax county, North-Carolina, shall receive the above reward.   JOHN PONS.

N.B. I have got the two children from Mr. Morris, since the wench went away.

April 8, 1794

Virginia Chronicle, Norfolk, 12 May 1794.

The 1,000th post!