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Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

Tag: Locklier

He says he was born free in Robeson.

TAKEN up and committed to Moore County Jail on the 26th of August, a Negro man who says his name is RANDAL LOCKLIER. Said Locklier is about thirty (30) years of age, five feet eight and a half inches high; had on a dark pair of pants and coat; good teeth, dark complected; a scar on the left side of his head where his hair parts, and another a little above his left ear, and one just below his left ear. Said boy says he was free born in Robeson, and resides in Columbus; but has no free papers. If he belongs to any person, let them come forward, prove property, pay all charges, and take him away. W.K. NUNNERY, Jailor. Aug. 26.

Fayetteville Weekly Observer, 11 October 1858.

Recommended to the mercy.

SENTENCED TO BE HANGED. — At Wake Superior Court last week, John Locklear, a free negro, convicted of burglary, was sentenced to be hanged on the 16th of May, but was recommended to the mercy of the Governor by the Jury and the members of the Bar.

Asheville News, 1 May 1856.

Shot through the breast.

A Homicide. – On last Sunday morning a free negro named Locklier was found dead about eight miles north of Lexington, North Carolina, dead, shot through the breast. John Shoaf has been arrested on suspicion, and is now in jail. Patriot & Flag, Greensboro.

People’s Press, Salem, 24 April 1857.