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Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

Tag: Lomack

Both were drunk.

On Wednesday afternoon, John Lomack, a free man of color about 60 years old, was arraigned on the charge of killing his son, Roland Lomack. The evidence showed that both father and son were drunk – that Roland went to his father’s house and after quarreling for some time and drinking together, got into a fight, and that during the struggle the old man stabbed the son in the left breast, from which wound he died after walking about 50 yards from the house. After the evidence, with the consent of counsel on both sides the Judge directed the Jury to return a verdict of manslaughter, which they did, and Lomack was sentenced to be branded and imprisoned for [blank] months.

The North-Carolinian (Fayetteville), 17 May 1856.

A centenarian.

A CENTENARIAN. – A free colored man named William Lomack died in this vicinity on Saturday last: He served as a regular soldier throughout the whole Revolutionary War, and drew a pension up to the time of his death. He is said to have been 104 years of age! – Fay. Observer.

The North-Carolinian (Fayetteville), 21 September 1850.


In the 1850 census of Cumberland County, William Lomac, 95, born in New Jersey, with Patsey Canaday, 26, and William, 7, and Sarah, 2, born in NC.

Application for a licence for a marriage.

ImageThe marriage license of Josiah Hagans and Anna Lomack of Cumberland County.

Marriage Bonds, Cumbelrand County Records, North Carolina State Archives.

In the 1840 census of Cumberland County: Josiah Hagans heads a household consisting of 1 male aged 36-55, 1 male aged 55-100, 5 females under age 10, and 1 female aged 24-36; all free people of color.