Fourth Generation Inclusive

Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

Bond for Joseph Hostler.

State of North Carolina, Cumberland County  }

Know all men by these presents, that we Sophia L. Smith, John W. Huske and John Winslow, all of the County of Cumberland aforesaid, are held and firmly bound unto David L. Swain Esqr. Governor, Captain, General, and Commander in Chief in and over the State aforesaid, in the Just and full Sum of Two hundred Pounds, Currency of the said State, to be paid to his Excellency aforesaid or his Successors in Office, to which payment well and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves, our heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and Severally, firmly by these presents, Sealed with our Seals and dated this 2d. day of June Anno Domini 1835.

The Condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas by an act of the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina passed A.D. 1833 Joe, a Slave, belonging to the above bounden Sophia L. Smith, was, with the consent and at the request of his Said owner, the said Sophia L. Smith, emancipated and set free and by the name of Joseph Hostler admitted to all the rights and privileges which are enjoyed by other free persons of Colour in this State,: Now if the said Joseph Hostler shall honestly and correctly demean himself as long as he shall remain in this State, and Shall Save harmless the parish of the Country, from all charges or Expenses on account of him the said Joseph Hostler, then the above obligation to be void otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue. Sophia L. Smith {seal} [no other signatures]

Signed, Sealed and delivered In presence of [no signatures]

Miscellaneous Records, Cumberland County Records, North Carolina State Archives.

Free Colored Death Certificates: MISCELLANEOUS, no. 15.

Angelina Barnes. Died 19 September 1931, Kenly, Beulah, Johnston County. Colored. Widow of Mike Barnes. Age 68. Born Wayne County to Elbert Artis and Beadie Artis, both of Wayne County. Buried Barnes cemetery. Informant, Jane Locus, Kenly.

In the 1860 census of Pikeville, Wayne County: Elbert Artis, 24, wife Bedence, 20, and daughters Georgiana, 2, and Angeline, 6 months.

Barrister Goines. Died 14 January 1921, Tally Ho, Granville County. Black. Farmer. Born 1823 in NC to Jessie Goines and an unknown mother. Buried Flat Creek. Informant, George Goines.

Leonidus Jones. Died 4 December 1924, Windsor, Bertie County. Colored. Widower of Sarah Jones. Born 11 April 1835, Windsor, Bertie County, to Britton Jones and unknown mother. Buried James Bond cemetery. Informant, George Jones.

Abram Artis. Died 6 January 1923, Ormonds, Greene County. Colored. Married to Classie Artis. Farmer. Born 5 November 1872 in Greene County to Jordan Artis of Wayne County and Ollie Artis. Buried in Worthington cemetery, Ormonds. Informant, Ned Artis, Snow Hill.

Ruffin Artis. Died 25 October 1926, Wilson, Wilson County. Colored. Married to Florence Artis. Age 56. Farmer for Wm. Anderson. Born Wayne County to Jordan Artis and Allie Artis, both of Wayne County. Informant, Florence Artis.