Fourth Generation Inclusive

Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

Category: Censuses

Surnames: Catawba County, 1850.

The following surnames are found in the 1860 census of Catawba County: BUMGARNER, CLODFELTER, KEESER, SETZER, SIMS, SMITH and VINA.

Surnames: Burke County, 1850.

The following surnames are found among free people of color in the 1850 census of Burke County: BOYCE, BUNCH, CHAVES, COOPER, CRANLEY, CRISP, HARDY, HAYDEN/HEYDEN, MATHIS, McNEILL, MILLER, MITCHELL, PAYNE, POWELL, RAYNE, REED, RODES, SCOTT, SHADD, SHADE, SISK, THOMAS, TUCKER, UNDERWOOD and YORKE.

Free Colored Slaveowners, Beaufort County, 1830.

In Washington district: Hull Anderson, 4 slaves; Jos. Bonner, 2; Edme Brown, 1; Betsy Walker, 3; Church Moore, 2; John Brown, 2; Clarrissa Newton, 4; Abram M. Moore, 1; Eli Moore, 3; Easter Moore, 1.

In North Creek Town district: Thos. Walker, 4; Thos. Bowen, 2.

Surnames: Davie County, 1850.

The following surnames are found among free people of color in Davie County in the 1850 federal census: ANTONY, BASS, BENSON, BOWERS, BRINTLE, BROWN, BURROW, CHAMPLIN, CUPER, ELVERSON, FRY, GRIMES, HOSTLER, JOHNSON, JONES, KEMP, KENT, KING, LIVERMAN, KEPLER, MUMFORD, NICHOLS, RUSSEL, SCOTT, SEARS, SOUTHERLAND, SPARKS and VALENTINE.

Surnames: Ashe County, 1860.

The following surnames are found among free people of color in Ashe County in the 1860 census: ANDERSON, BARLEY, BASS, BRACINS, BROWN, DUNKIN, EVANS, FOE, GAIN, GILLY, GOINS/GOWIN, GRIMES, GRINTON, HARRIS, JOHNSON, JONES, RIDDER, RIDDLE, TEDLINE, TOMPKINS, WATERS, WHITE and WIGGINS.

Surnames: Columbus County, 1860.

The following surnames appear among free people of color in the 1860 census of Columbus County:

ARTIS, BORNE, BOWEN, BRITT, BROWN, CAMPBELL, CHAVIS, CORNER, CRIBB, FREEMAN, GANUS, GODWIN, HAYNER, HAYS, HILL, JACOBS, JONES, KELLY, LAURELL, LEWIS, LOCKLEAR/LOCKLIER, LOWERY, MITCHEL, MOORE, MOROS, NOBLES, PEAVY, SANTEE, SHAW, SMITH, SPAULDING, WALKER, WEBB, WHITE, WIGGS, WILLIAMS and YOUNG.

Free Colored Inhabitants of Elizabeth Town, Bladen County, 1860.

#373. Eady McGhee, 60, Wilson McGhee, 22, Elizabeth McGhee, 19, and Virginia McGhee, 9.

Mortality Schedule: Brunswick County, 1860.

Anna Skipper, age 62, mulatto, died December of dropsy, resided North West district.

John Webb, age 80, mulatto, died January of pneumonia, laborer, resided North West district.

Jack Freeman, age 41, black, died February of pneumonia, laborer.

Mary Webb, age 2, mulatto, Died August of unknown causes.

Free Colored Inhabitants of the Town of Smithville, Brunswick County, 1860.

24. Blount Archy, 38.

87. William Brown, 57, wife Sarah, 44, and children Mary J., 19, John M., 12, Franklin, 9, William J., 7, Julia, 5, Charles, 3, and Sarah, 1, plus Rily Moore, 1 month.

117. Calvin Bark, 32, laborer, in the household of Benjamin D. Morrell, tavern keeper.

127. Neptune Bell, 80, fisherman.

129. Laura Smith, 66, washwoman.

136. Fortune Hankins, 60, laborer.

Free Colored Heads of Household in Johnston County, 1790.

Doll Burnet, Sander Burnet, Olive Scott, Stephen Powell, Holiday Arthcock.

[Sidenote: Forty-seven free people of color lived in these households. Another 17 lived in households headed by whites. — LYH]