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African American Records on this site:

Will & Estate of John Perry (thicket)-1830
(includes long list of slaves)

Will & Estate of John Perry (flat)-1829
(lists many slaves)

Will of Jeremiah Perry-1846
(includes a number of slaves)

Estate of Green Perry-1848
(includes list of slaves)

Division of Slaves of Joseph J. Alston-1834

List of Slaves, William Foster-1844

Obituary of Robert Lee Perry-1897

Wynne Family Slaves Sales

Will of Milbry Dunn-1861

Will & Estate of Thomas Blacknall-1860

Franklin County Freedmen's Marriages

Franklin County U.S. Colored Troops

Deed: Copeland to Hughes-1894

Louisburg City Cemetery

Franklin County Slavery Petitions

Runaway Slave Ad

Will of Joshua Perry-1807
(includes list of slaves)

Will of Elijah B. Perry-1843
(includes lists of slaves)

W. A. Eaton Letters to Freedmen's Bureau

Solomon Bibby Revolutionary War Record 1841



Check out our WILLS Index to view any of the wills on this site because they may contain slave names. Wills & Estate Records are a great place to find Slave info

Plantations of North Carolina includes Statewide listings & Slave Records


New to Research and no idea of how to start researching your African American Roots?
This is a must see online interactive guide from the folks at

A Beginners Guide to African American Research

Researching Slave Ancestors Guide

Also, see our Research Information and Lookup Page for additional tips for researching


Visit Library of Congress, American Memory website for Slave Narratives:

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer's Project, 1936-1938

Franklin County Slaves included in Narratives:
Mary Anderson, daughter of Alfred & Bertha Brodie; Slaveowner- Sam Brodie

Lily Perry, daughter of Reddick Perry; Slaveowner- Jerry Perry

Celia Robinson, daughter of Henderson & Peggy Perry; Slaveowners-Wiley Perry, Alexander McKnight

Melissa Williamson; Slaveowner - Billy Mitchell


12 Years A Slave- The Story of Solomon Northrup - free online book






African American Projects on the NCGenWeb

African American Migration Experience

African-Native American Genealogy

AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy

American Civil War Museum
Black Firefighters of North Carolina
Black Loyalists in the American Revolution
Black Loyalists Digital Collection
Black Loyalists: Index to Black Pioneers History
Includes history & info on African Americans who served with the British in
the Revolutionary War
Center for Civil War Photography
Christine's African American Genealogy
Colored Patriots of the American Revolution
(online book published 1855)
Digital Library on American Slavery
Free African Americans in Antebellum North Carolina Blog
Free African Americans in Antebellum North Carolina Database
Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, & Delaware
Historically Black Colleges & Universities of North Carolina
NC Free People of Color & Slave Petitions
Race & Slavery Petitions Search database
Slave Voices From Duke University Special Collections
Slavery & the North Carolina Experience
Slavery in America: from Wikipedia
State Library: Finding Slave Records
The Geography of Slavery in Virginia
Transatlantic Slave Trade Database