Fourth Generation Inclusive

Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

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Free-Issue Death Certificates: MISCELLANEOUS, no. 2.

Willmas Eatman.  Died 21 July 1916, Taylor’s, Wilson County. Negro. Widow. Age 85.  Born Wilson County to Nelson Eatman and Renda Eatman.  Informant, Willie Ellis.

In the 1850 census, of Nash County: Nelson Eatman, 34, wife Rinda, 33, and children Rhoda, 14, Wilmot, 12, Priscy, 10, Ginny, 8, Smithy, 6, and Alford, 4.

Abie Taylor. Died 24 October 1930, Saratoga, Wilson County.  Negro.  Widow of Rutherd Taylor. Age 94. Born Nash County to unknown parents.  Informant, Hilliard Taylor.

In the 1850 census of Nash County: Elizabeth Taylor, 35, and children Mary Ann, 14, Hilliard, 12, Abi, 6, Bryant, 4, and Harry, one month.  All were white except Abi and Harry, who were described as mulatto.

Margarett Boseman. Died 5 April 1932, Rocky Mount, Nash County. Born 1837 in Nash County to unknown father and Lizzie Lucas.  Informant, Willie Mitchell.

This is possibly the Margaret Locus, age 15, who appeared in a household headed by Elizabeth Locus, 28, with Newsom, 2, Mariah, 7, Robert, 11, Willie, 8, and Lucinda Locus, in the 1860 census of Dortches district, Nash County.

Malachi Musgrave.  Died 22 November 1918, Goldsboro, Wayne County. Colored. Married to Delia Musgrave. Aged about 60 years. Laborer.  Born in Wayne County to Haywood Musgrave and Pennie Simmons. Buried Dudley NC.  Informant, Catherine Bennett.

Betsey Teachey.  Died 23 September 1929, Wilson, Wilson County. Colored. Married to James Teachey. Age 77.  Born in Wayne County to Haywood Musgrave and Pennie Simmons.

In the 1860 census of Indian Springs, Wayne County: Haywood Hays [sic], 48, with wife Elizabeth 32, and children Susan E., 16, Simon, 15, Jane, 14, Green, 13, George, 13, Lucretia, 11, Alchi, 10, Mary A., 9, Nancy, 8, Alfred, 7 and Betsey, 5.  In the 1870 census of Brogden, Wayne County: Haywood Musgrave, 53, wife Penny 40, children Kiah, 17 and Mary A., 15, and Alvin, 17, Martha, 14, Naoham, 8, John 5, and Henry Guy, 1.

Amanda Evens.  Died 29 September 1929, Speights Bridge, Greene County.  Colored.  Single. Born 1842 in Wilson County to Willis Hagans and Patsy Evens.

In the 1850 census of Edgecombe County: Willis Hagens, 50, with Patsy Mitchell and her children Sally, 20, Rufus, 9, Amanda, 6, Wm.,2, and Mary Mitchell, 1.

Free-Issue Death Certificates: LOCUS.

Can Locus. Died 16 Dec 1915, Nahunta, Wayne County. Married. Colored. About 56 years old. Laborer. Born Wayne County to Calos Hegans and Wait Locus.  Buried in family burial ground. Informant, Bud Locust, Stantonsburg.

In the 1870 census of Nahunta, Wayne County: Raiford Coley, 70, Waity Locus, 55, Dewitt, 15, Candus, 12, and Wiley, 10.  See also “Babies’ Daddies” post for the 1857 bastardy action involving Waity Locus and Calvin Hagans.

Syth Locus.  Died 15 Oct 1921, Black Creek, Wilson County. Married to Melvina Locus. Colored. Farmer. Age 90. Born in Virginia to John Locus and Nancy [no last name]. Informant, Mary Locus, Black Creek.

John Locus.  Died 22 Dec 1926, Taylors, Wilson County. Colored. Widow. Age 83. Farmer. Born Wilson County to unknown father and Eliza Locus. Buried family cemetery. Informant, John Locus Jr.

Susie Locus. Died 8 Jan 1922, Coopers, Nash County. Resided Spring Hope. Colored. Single. Born 1850 to Berry Locus and Beaty Locus. Buried Allen burial ground. Informant, Newsome Bryant.

In the 1860 census of Coopers, Nash County: Berry Locus, 65, wife Beaddy, 60, and Hepsey Locus, 23.

Acy Locus. Died 14 Jul 1958, Rocky Mount, Nash County. Resided Wilson County. Colored. Born Oct 1860, Wilson County to Martin Locus and Eliza Brantley. Buried family cemetery, Wilson County.