Fourth Generation Inclusive

Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest to Researchers of North Carolina's Free People of Color

Tag: Robeson County

He was last seen on his way to Scuffletown.

$500 REWARD.

I will pay the above reward of Five Hundred Dollars, for the apprehension of Joe. Lee, a free mulatto, who is guilty of the murder of Archibald Blue of Richmond county, N.C., in any jail so that I can get him.  Said Lee committed the murder on the 8th of August inst., 1864.  Said Lee is five feet 8 or 10 inches high, dark complection and straight hair.  When last seen he was on his way to Scuffletown, in Robeson county, where his Father came from.   MALCOM BLUE.  Montrose, N.C., Aug 16.

Fayetteville Observer, 29 August 1864.

Jail break, no. 3.

Sixty Dollars Reward.  The Goal [sic] of the district of Fayetteville, was broken open on the night of the 19th instant, by LITTLEBERRY WILSON, JESSE ROBINSON & JACOB HAMMONDS, 3 of the prisoners who were confined therein on charges of Felony, and who have escaped therefrom.

LITTLEBERRY WILSON is about 27 or 30 years of age, fair hair, inclining to red – about 6 feet 1 inch high – thick set – generally wore a short blue jacket with sleeves, and a Swansdown vest – is an inhabitant of Lenoir county, and was committed for the murder of a man of the name of Argor.

JESSE ROBINSON, is about 24 years of age – dark hair – about 5 feet 6 inches high – thick set – generally wore a short blue coat – was sent from Richmond County – on a charge of horse stealing.

JACOB HAMMONDS is a mulatto man about 25 years of age – about 5 feet 7 inches high, tolerably thick set – dressed in homespun, having also a blue cloth coat – was sent from Robeson County, charged with horse stealing.

The above reward will be paid for apprehending the aforesaid Felons, and delivering them to the subscriber in Fayetteville, or securing them in any goal in the United States – or the sum of TWENTY DOLLARS for either of them.  GEORGE K. BARGE, Gaoler. Fayetteville, N.C. April 20th, 1803.

Wilmington Gazette, 5 May 1803.

Confederate cousins.

Solomon Oxendine filed claim #21329 with the Southern Claims Commission.  He was 40 years old and lived in Robeson County.  He owned 154 acres, 30 of which were cultivated.

“I had several cousins in the Confederate army they went in from South Carolina.”

Neill Revels, 44, cousin Hugh Oxendine, 42, and daughter Margaret Oxendine, 19, testified for him.

Crop, stock and provisions.

State of North Carolina Robeson County  }

To the worshipful the Justices of the Court of pleas and quarter sessions of the said county November term 1862 we John G. McLean Justice of the peace of Said county and Hector J. McLean Angus Wilkeson and John McNair freeholders in obedience to the anexed order proceeded on the 17th day of October to view the estate of Hugh Chavous, deceased, and out of the crop stock and provisions on hand we have laid off and allotted Clarisa Chavous widow of Hugh Chavous, deceased, as follows that is to say one hundred bushels of corn eighteen head of hogs one Beef all the peas.  One table four bushels of salt one Bible and Hymn Book one Loom one pot one tray and sifter.  And there being not sufficient of the crop stock and provisions on hand to make a comfortable provision for the said Widow and family for a year we assess the deficiency to the sun of Thirty five Dollars in money to be paid to the said Widow by the administrator of the said Hugh Chavis (Decd) and we have further laid off and alloted to the said Widow one Bed and necessary furniture and Well and Cards as her absolute property and put her in possession of the same.  Given under our hands and seals this 17th day of October AD 1862.  /s/ John G. McLean J.P., H.J. McLean. A.D. Wilkison, Jno McNair