More re the alleged Negro-stealing free Negro, Micajah Burnett:
Weekly Standard (Raleigh NC), 20 September 1848.
“The early rolls of the white First Baptist Church [founded in 1843] carried its Negro membership. … Of this group of 34 members, twenty-four were members of the white church, and ten came in as original members of the new [African-American] church.”
George Hooks, Angelina Capps, Chloe Morrisey, Chloe Baker, Esther Carroll, Mary Hines, Ammon Webb, Dolly Burnett, Mary Burnett, Anise Exum, William Wade, Sarah Washington, Martha Suggs, Harriett Wilcox, Simon Morrisey, Penney Fields, Serena Dewey, Peggy Privett, George Washington, Abram Baker, Moses Carroll, Rachell Hassell, Patience Essler, Keziah Burnett, Winney Green, Milley Cogdell, Charles Wait Thompson, Lizzy Thompson, Amy Ford, John C. Privott, Burley Burrell, Betsy Baker, Amy Lynch, Sarah Jernigan.
From First African Baptist Church 1864-1978: Dedicatorial Year, published by First African Baptist Church, Goldsboro.
In the 1860 census of Goldsboro, Wayne County: Susan Bordan, 70, baker; Angia Capps, 60, sewer; and Catharine Carrol, 7. Also, Dolly Burnett, 20, “serving,” Polly Burnett, 18, Betsy Burnett, 5, and William An Burnett, 3.
In the 1850 census of the North Side of Neuse, Wayne County: Cuzzy Green, 40, and William Burnett, 35, barber, who claimed $300 property.
#722. Charity Hatcher, 45, and Sarah Hatcher, 14.
#757. Susan Bordan, 70, baker; Angia Capps, 60, sewer; and Catharine Carrol, 7. Susan reported owning $500 real property and $100 personal property.
#760. Henry Mitchel, 25, blacksmith, wife Mary, 26, and Sandy, 6. Mitchel reported $100 personal property.
#790. Lawrence Hagans, 39, ditcher, wife Charity, 35, and children Melvina, 12, Wm. A., 12, Leonas, 9, Everett, 6, and Alsey, 2.
#799. Mary Burnett, 53; and Sally Rue, 35, Susan Rue, 4, and Mary Rue, 14.
#808. Edith Joyner, 40, and children Eliza, 17, Wm., 12, Ben, 8, and Needham, 18, in the household of Susan A. Griswold, hotel keeper.
#818. Alford Artis, 20, in the household of E.A. Thompson.
#146. Moria Brocket, 59, and Melvina Brocket, 10, in the household of Thomas M. Rogers.
#152. Mary Philips, 25, in the household of S.D. Philips, 42.
#154. Wm. Burnett, 49, barber, and wife Cuzzy, 50.
#155. Dolly Burnett, 20, “serving,” Polly Burnett, 18, Betsy Burnett, 5, and William An Burnett, 3.
#156. Solomon Finch, 28, bar keeper, wife Eliza, 27, seamstress, and children Georgianna Finch, 10, and Thomas Russell Finch, 2.
#164. Charity Reed, 30, and son Joseph Reed, 6, in the household of G.W. Hislop, railroad conductor.
#181. Delphi Artis, 27, Zilpah Artis, 25, Patsy Artis, 20, all washerwomen, and William G. Artis, 5, Melvina Artis, 6, Syntha Artis, 2, and Arkansas Artis, 9 months.
#182. Elizabeth Hagans, 25, wash woman; and children Mary Jane Hagans, 6, and William H. Hagans, 4.
#183. James Wiggins, 28, woodcutter; his wife Succy, 32, wash woman; and children Amanda, 5, and Henry Wiggins, 2; and Ann Fenner, 12; and Sydney Wiggins, 55, wash woman.
#186. Jordan Wiggins, 30, stiller, wife Priscilla, 35, wash woman, and children Mary, 18, Robert, 8, George P., 6, Francis, 5, Wm. Jordan, 3, and Bettie, 1.
#191. Henry (no last name), 23, blacksmith, in the household of Calvin Privett, wagoner.
#193. Wiley Hagans, 38, wash woman.
LOST OR MISLAID. On Friday or Saturday last, a note of hand, given by George Moses and made payable to me, dated 17th January 1850 for $10. Persons are hereby notified not to trade for said note, and the drawer from paying it, to any one except myself. WILLIAM BURNETT. Goldsboro’ Jan. 22, 1850.
North Carolina Telegram, Goldsboro, 31 January 1850.
This Indenture made & entered into the 23rd day of August 1847 by and between William K. Lane of the County of Wayne & State of North Carolina of the one part and James King Free man of Color of the other part. Witness that the Said William K. Lane for & in consideration of the Sum of Forty Dollars to him in hand paid at and before the sealing & delivery of these presents the receipt and payment whereof is hereby acknowledged and from the further payment whereof the said William K. Lane will by these presents forever acquit release & discharge the Said James King his Executors Admin & assigns. The said William K. Lane hath given granted bargained & sold & will by these presents give grant bargain & sell unto the Said James King his heirs and assigns forever two Lotts in the Town of Goldsboro & known in the plan of Said Town as No. 74 & 75 To have & to holds said lott with all and Singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaning to him the said James King his heirs, & assigns forever & I the Said William K. Lane will Warrant & forever defend the right & title free & clear from the lawfull claims of all perosns whatsoever to him the Said James King his heirs & assigns forever
In testamony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year above written /s/ Wm K Lane
Signed sealed & delivered in presense of us Rufus Edmundson, O Coor
Wayne County May Term 1848 then was the above deed of sale from Wm K. Lane to Jas King duly moved in open court by the oath of Ollen Coor a subscribing witness & ordered to be made registered /s/ Jno A Green Clk
Recorded in the Registers office of Wayne County the 9th of Aug’t 1848 is Liber V page 80 /s/R. Hooks, Reg’r