Fourth Generation Inclusive

Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

Tag: Pace

John & Delphia Taylor Locus.

ImageMARTIN JOHN LOCUS (1843-1926) and DELPHIA TAYLOR LOCUS (1850-1923). Martin was the son of Martin Locus and Eliza Brantley Locus of southeastern Nash and later western Wilson County. Delphia was the daughter of Dempsey Taylor and Eliza Pace Taylor of northern Nash County.

In the 1860 census of Winsteads, Nash County: Dempsey Taylor, 46, wife Liza, 44, and children Margaret A.W., 10, Delphia A., 10, Rildy A.R., 8, and Joel R., 6.

John Locus. Died 22 December 1926, Taylors, Wilson County. Colored. Widower. Farmer.  Age 83 years, 4 months, 19 days. Born Wilson County to unknown father and Eliza Locus of Nash County.  Buried family cemetery, Wilson County. Informant, John Locus Jr., Wilson County.

[Hat tip to Europe Ahmad Farmer.]

Free-Issue Death Certificates: EVANS and PACE.

Willis Evans. Died 24 July 1932, Smithfield, Johnston County. Colored. Married to Viney Evans. Farmer. Age 74. Born Johnston County to Clem Evans and Martha Evans. 

Alexandra Evans. Died 2 Dec 1934, McNeills, Southern Pines, Moore County. Colored. Widower. Employed in merchandising. Born in Four Oaks to Clem Evans of Four Oaks and Martha Jones of Smithfield. Informant, Sudie Holmes.

In the 1850 census of Johnston County: Clemons Evans, 32, farmer; wife Martha, 25; and children John, 10, Willis, 7, Ellick, 5, Lucinda, 3, and infant, 1 month.

Harriet Pace Richardson. Died 23 June 1930, ONeals, Johnston County. Colored. Widowed. Age 80. Son of Alsy Pace and Casandra Pace. Informant, Duke Richardson.

Beadie Williamson. Died 14 March 1919, Little River, Wake County. Colored. Widow of Ruben Williamson. Age about 76. Son of Alsey Pace and Cassandia Dean. Buried Johnston County. Informant, Adolphus Williamson.

In the 1850 census of District 11, Johnston County: Alsey Pace, 65; wife Cashey, 35; and children Noah, 14, Madison, 11, David, 9, Harriet, 7, Beady, 5, and Rhenison, 3.