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Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

Tag: John C. Stanly

To emancipate certain negroes.

LIST OF ACTS Passed by the General Assembly of North-Carolina, at their late Session.


14. An act to confirm the claims to freedom of Kitty, the wife of John Carruthers Stanly, and of Eunice Carruthers Stanly, Kitty Green Stanly, and Alexander Stewart Stanly.

16. An act to emancipate and set free certain negroes formerly the property of Alexander Worke, late of Iredell county.

33. An act to emancipate David, the property of Thomas Trotter, of Washington county.

54. To emancipate Ben, a man of colour of Hertford county.

Star, Raleigh, 28 December 1809.

He has probably gone to his parents; his father is a free man.

$50 Reward.

RAN AWAY from my residence about 14 miles from Newbern on the 1st of July last, a negro boy named POLLOCK. His complexion is jet black – about 19 years old, and 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high. On first looking at any person, he looks straight, but if he continues to look any length of time he squints with one eye. He is probably lurking about J.C. Stanly’s plantation on the Washington road, where his parents reside. I will give the above reward to any person who will deliver him to me, or lodge him in any Jail in this State so that I can get him.  Masters of vessels are hereby fowarned against carrying him away, as it is probable he will attempt to get to a free country. It is possible that he may have a forged free pass, as his father is a free man.   MARY PALMER.  October 5th, 1836.

North Carolina Sentinel, New Bern, 14 December 1836.

Lurking about John Stanly’s.

20  Dollars REWARD

RAN AWAY, from the subscriber, at Smith’s Creek, on the 23d of July last, his Negro Man SAM, He is about twenty years of age, black complexion, likely appearance, and has a pleasant look, — Has a scar, occasioned by a cut, on or near one of his knees.  SAM was at the late Camp Meeting, at Adams’ Creek, whence he ran away, after having been flogged for stealing several different articles.  It is supposed he is lurking about the plantation of Mr. John C. Stanly and between there and Kinston, near which place he has a sister. — The above reward will be paid on his being delivered at, the Jail in Newbern, or at any Jail, so that I get him.  GIDEON CARRAWAY. August 26th, 1820.

Carolina Centinel, New Bern, 26 August 1820.

His mother lives near John C. Stanly.


RAN AWAY, from the subscriber, on the night of the eleventh instant, a black Negro Man, named COT; twenty five years of age, five feet, six or seven inches high. I expect he will be lurking about Snow Hill, in Greene county, as his father has his time, and lives in that vicinity; and it is probable that he will also be part of his time in the neighbourhood of the plantation of Mr. John C. Stanly, near Newbern, as his Mother lives with Mr. B.D. Gray, within a few miles of said plantation.

The above reward, and all reasonable expences, will be paid to any person who will apprehend and confine said runaway in Jail, so that I get him again. Masters of vessels, and others, are hereby cautioned from harbouring, employing or carrying him away, under the penalty of the law.   FREDERICK FOY, Jones county, July 11, 1822.

Carolina Centinel, New Bern, 13 July 1822.