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Found on FamilySearch: Records of Slavery and Free Persons of Color (Wayne County, North Carolina), 1783-1869

Toni Carrier
by Toni Carrier

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.

 

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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.  

 

Catalog Record Item Number Film/Digital Note Record of elections (Wayne County, North Carolina),1792-1964 Item 1 Election records, 1793, 1803, 1810, 1813-1814, 1824, 1834-1835, 1838-1844, 1846-1849 Record of elections (Wayne County, North Carolina),1792-1964 Item 2 Election returns, 1850-1852, 1855-1856, 1859, 1865, no dates; Certificaton of election of John A. Green as clerk of court of pleas and quarter sessions, no date; Civil action, Burn vs. McKinnie, Blackman, Bradberry, and Wood, election irregularities, 1792; Civil action, Joseph Edwards vs. John McKinnie and the justices of Wayne Co., qualifying of justices, 1808-1816; Civil action, Calvin R. Blackman vs. William Thompson and the justices of Wayne Co., re. office of sheriff, 1833; Civil action, State of N.C. use of Richard Raynor vs. H.H. West, re: appointment of West as constable, 1859; Civil action, Edward Griswold vs. John Lynch, re: election fraud, 1874; Civil action, Byrd vs. Cox, Hudson, [et al.] re: election fraud for the office of tax collector, 1893; Grand jury invocation re: their condemnation of the use of ardent spirits at elections, 1850; Petitions for elections for issuing bonds for railroads and road improvement, 1913. Records of slavery and free persons of color (Wayne County, North Carolina), 1783-1869


Records of slavery and free persons of color (Wayne County, North Carolina), 1783-1869

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