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Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

Tag: Chance

Freedman’s Bank depositor, no. 1.

No. 3513. Record for Loftin Chance.  Date April 18, 1873. Where born: Slocum’s Cove. Where brought up: ditto. Residence: ditto. Age 24. Complexion: brown. Occupation: Sailor on wood-boat. Works for self. [No wife or children.] Father: Solomon Chance. Mother: Mary Jane. Brothers and Sisters: Johnson, John, Caroline. Signature: Loftin Chance.

Freedman’s Bank Records, National Archives and Records Administration.

In the 1850 census of Craven County: Solomon Chance, 26, boatman, wife Jane, 26, son Loftin, 8 months, and Joshua Lewis, 21, boatman.

Free-Issue Death Certificates: BURNETT.

Bettie Alford.  Died 7 September 1916, Smithfield, Johnston County. Colored. Widowed.  Dressmaker. Born 1 June 1856, Goldsboro, Wayne County, to Thomas Waters and Dolly Burnett. Buried Smithfield NC.  Informant, India Hicks, Smithfield.

In the 1860 census of Goldsboro, Wayne County: Dolly Burnett, 20, sewing, with Polly, 18, Betsy, 5, and William An Burnett, 3.

John Henry Burnett.  Died 2 June 1921, Seventy-first, Cumberland County. Colored. Married to Lula Smith. Farmer. Age 72. Born to David Burnett and unknown mother. Informant, J.S. Hughes.

In the 1860 census of Western Division, Cumberland County: David Burnett, 42, farmer, wife Jane, 30, and children Mary, 12, Elizabeth, 10, Sarah, 9, John, 4, and Laura, 4 months.

Sarah Elizabeth Burnett. Died 13 February 1915, Stewarts Creek, Harnett County. Black. Married. About 60 years old. Born in NC to Evan Chance and Eliza Chesnut. Buried Harnett County. Informant, Mathew Burnett.

In the 1850 census of Eastern Division, Cumberland County: Evans Chance, 48, Louisa, 26, Nixon A., 11, Biddy E., 9, Mary A., 7, William A., 6, Henry E., 5, Joseph, 4, Sarah E., 2, and Curtis, 1. In the 1860 census of Cumberland County: Evans Chance, 57, cooper, children Rhoda E., 19, Jos., 14, Curties, 12, Sarah E., 12, Jno., 6, Dicey J., 4, and Jane, 3, plus Hanibal E. Corbin, 1, and A.W. Chance, 1.

Sarah Smith. Died 21 March 1921, Selma, Johnston County. Colored. Widowed. About 80. Born Cumberland County to John Burnett and Hannah Burnett. Buried Col. Selma cemetery. Informant Gus Smith, Selma.

In the 1860 census of Cumberland County: John Burnett, 47, wife Hanna, 46, and children Guilford, 22, Sarah, 13, Betsy J., 11, Mathew J., 7, Jno. W., 3, and Martha Burnett, 7 months.