Fourth Generation Inclusive

Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

How did they escape with whole bones?


On Wednesday evening last, the scaffolding of a new brick building, in progress of erection on Front Street near Market, gave way, precipitating the workmen from the 3d story to the earth. – None of them were actually killed, but we learn that Solomon Nash, a colored man, is so badly injured as to be despaired of. The others, Nicholas Logan, George Barr, Joseph Deas, and Benjamin Berry, colored, and Ephram Bettencourt, do., were all more or less injured. How they escaped with whole bones, is, to us, a most miraculous.

Wilmington Journal, 26 June 1846.

[In fact, Nash died of his injuries.]

Runaway bound boy, no. 20.

Five Cents Reward.

ABSCONDED from the Subscriber, on the 19th ult.. a bound boy named Absalom Revels. – He is a very bright mulatto, about 14 years of age. All persons are cautioned against harboring him. The above reward, and no thanks, will be given for his delivery to me. DAVID SHAW. Fayetteville, August 4.

Fayetteville Weekly Observer, 11 August 1836.

Runaway bound boy, no. 19.


RANAWAY from the subscriber, on the 1st of July last, a free black boy by the name of FRANK MITCHELL, an indented apprentice to the Blacksmith business. Frank is about 19 or 20 years old; of small size; and of light complexion. I hereby forewarn all persons from harboring or employing said boy under the penalty of law. The above reward, but no expenses will be paid for his delivery to me in Newbern. JAMES ARMSTRONG. NEWBERN, Feb. 24th, 1848.

The Newbernian and North Carolina Advocate, 29 February 1848.