No. 3513. Record for Loftin Chance. Date April 18, 1873. Where born: Slocum’s Cove. Where brought up: ditto. Residence: ditto. Age 24. Complexion: brown. Occupation: Sailor on wood-boat. Works for self. [No wife or children.] Father: Solomon Chance. Mother: Mary Jane. Brothers and Sisters: Johnson, John, Caroline. Signature: Loftin Chance.
Freedman’s Bank Records, National Archives and Records Administration.
In the 1850 census of Craven County: Solomon Chance, 26, boatman, wife Jane, 26, son Loftin, 8 months, and Joshua Lewis, 21, boatman.