FamilySearch has digitized Records of Slavery and Free Persons of Color (Wayne County, North Carolina), 1783-1869. The microfilm, a compendium of records concerning enslaved and free African Americans in Wayne County, may be accessed via the FamilySearch catalog here.
Contents of the microfilm include:
- Affidavits testifying to freedom of Phereby Simmons, 1853;
- Affidavit testifying to freedom of Elich James of Halifax County, 1832;
- Bill of sale for negroes, John Everett to Levi D. Howell, 1859;
- Civil actions concerning slaves and free person of color, 1789-1790, 1799, 1813;
- Jones vs. Jernigan, 1813;
- Civil actions concerning slaves and free persons of color, 1820-1827;
- Civil actions, Trustees of the Association of Friends vs. Dickinson and Simms, 1827;
- Civil actions, Biell vs. Massey, 1822;
- Civil action, Barden Toler vs. Nehemiah Toler, 1830;
- Civil actions, 1831-1838;
- Civil actions, Peacock v. Thomas, 1830;
- Civil actions, Jones vs. Sasser, 1835;
- Civil actions, Pope vs. Martin, 1847;
- Civil actions, Mayo vs. Pike, 1848.
Documents vary within this collection. There are other records on the microfilm. These records are the fourth record set on the microfilm and begin on frame 712.
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