Fourth Generation Inclusive

Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

Tag: Henderson County

The worm turns, no. 1.

Murder in Henderson.

Mr. J.T. Henry, of Henderson county, while chastising a free negro named Abe Revels, on the 22d ult., was stabbed twice, and died the next day. The negro has been lodged in Jail in Hendersonville, to await his trial.

Asheville News, 6 August 1857.

Surnames: Henderson County, 1850.

The following surnames are found among free people of color in Henderson County:

AKINS, BOGGS, BRAYBEN, BRIDGERS, BRYSON, DESHANA, GAINS, GWINN, HOLLY, JACKSON, KILLIAN, LAWS, LEDBETTER, OWENS, PAINE, RAXTER, WHITZEL and WILLIAMS.