Fourth Generation Inclusive

Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

The murderer escaped.


Mr. Robert Applewhite, of Wayne, was killed a few nights ago, in Johnston county, by Braswell Thomas, a free negro, aged near 60. The murderer, with his wife, escaped.

The North Carolina Star (Raleigh), 14 February 1844.

He said not a word.

CALVIN LYTLE, a free mulatto, sometime since convicted of burglary, was publicly executed at Lexington, N.C., on Friday the 16th. The negro, being a shrewd, intelligent fellow, it was generally expected that he would make a farewell speech or dying confession; but he said not a word publicly as to his guilt or innocence.

Greensboro Patriot, 31 May 1845.