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Free Persons of Color Register 1847-1865

Halifax County Minutes, County Court, 1847-1865
Microfilm C.047.30003
North Carolina State Archives

A Minute of the Free Papers issued to Free Persons of Colour April A.D. 1848 viz
[Most of this is very, very faint, barely readable]

These papers were issued when persons of color were planning to leave the County, some of whom did leave, while others I recognize as having been in the County at least in 1850 and continued on afterwards.

 

To Arthur LOCKLAYER dated Feby 1848 48 years old 5 feet 10 inches high, Dark complexioned signed F. S. MARSHALL & J. HAWKINS.

To Lucy LOCKLAYER 11 Apr 1848 aged 45 years 5 feet 4 inches high Dark complexioned Signed W. W. WILLEY & F. S. MARSHALL.

To Ishmael TAYLOR by J. SIMMONS date 18 Sept 1843 aged 54 years 5 feet 4 inches Dark complexion, signed by Thos. OUSBY & C. N. WEBB.

To Plura TAYLOR & child Mary child 3 years old Plura 22 years 5 feet 4 inches Light complexion. Signed by Jas. J. DANIEL & Thos. R. NEVILLE dated 11 Apr 1848.

To Pherobee TAYLOR dated 11 Apr 1848 aged 23 years old 5 feet 2 inches high Light complexion and signed by Jas J. DANIEL & Thos R. NEVILLE.

To Angy TAYLOR dated 11 Apr 1848 aged 40 years 5 feet
Light complexion Signed by Jas J. DANIEL & Thos R. NEVILLE


17TH April 48 - To Elisha BURT aged 20 Bright yellow complexion a scar on his forehead height 5 feet 5 inches.

To Henrietta BURT
his wife & child Richard Aron BURT His wife Henrietta age 26 years Bright yellow complexion 5 feet 4 inches high
their child Richard Aron BURT 3 months old.

17th April 48 - Julia Ann BURT age 17 years Dark complexion a scar on her right foot 5 feet 2 inches high.

17th April 48 - To Minerva BURT age ?19? years Dark complexion has a scar on her left wrist 5 feet ¾ in high.

May 8
To Willis MANLY aged 50 years 5 feet 11 ½ inches Dark
complexion Polly MANLY wife of Willis aged 47 very bright yellow scar on the palm of right hand 5 feet ?5? inches
To eight children of Willis & Polly MANLY- all bright mulatto viz
Penelope Elizabeth MANLY ?20? years old
Elenor MANLY 16 years old
Roxanna MANLY 14 years old
Mary ?Will? MANLY 12 years old
Victoria MANLY 10 years old
Magdalene MANLY 8 years old
Lafayette MANLY 6 years old
Richard MANLY 2 years old

To Ellick MILLS aged 58, Bright yellow complexion scar on his nose and elbow of his right arm 5 feet 8 inches.
To Mary Ann MILLS wife of Ellick age 36 with a bright yellow
complexion a scar between her eyes 5 feet 7 or 8 inches.
To five children of Ellick and Mary Ann MILLS his wife to viz
?????? [faded] born 2nd? April 1832 Bright mulatto
Sally 15 May 1834 Bright mulatto
John 13 May 1838 Bright mulatto
Henry 10 October 1839 Dark
David Crocket MILLS Oct 1842 - Bright
 

(Note: above family in 1850 as Alexander & Mary Mills, in Northampton Co., NC; in Halifax Co., by 1860, as Ellick Mills, who had remarried in 1857 to widow, Louisa Toney-Brown)


May 13
To Robert JONES aged 20 years 3 months ?18? day ???[completely faded] Dark complexion five feet 7 ½ inches high

January 5 [or 8?] 1849
George Washington REED twenty one years of age light complexion has a scar on each leg that he is 5 ½ feet high signed 4th Jany 1849.

February 26
Augustus BOWSER twenty three years old. Very bright complexion has a scar on the left side of his forehead giving a higher front on the left than on the right side of his forehead six feet one ¼ inches high.

March 5
John HARRIS & Mary HARRIS his wife Jno HARRIS of a viz Dark complexion five feet eight inches high twenty five years of age has a scar on the wrist of his right hand, above the thumb Mary is of a dark complexion twenty two years of age five feet one inch high They have two children Henry the oldest & five years of age dark complexion three feet one inch high youngest 15 months old dark complexion named William.

Jethro LOCKLAYER & Elizabeth his wife Jethro a bright yellow complexion five feet eight inches high twenty two years olf age has scar on the top of his left foot five feet two inches high.

Lucy HILLIARD of a bright yellow complexion five feet five inches high thirty two years of age has two children Becca & Warren about five and three years olf of a bright yellow complexion Becca three feet 4 inches high and Warren mostly three feet high.

March 7
Washington JONES & Melissa JONES his wife, Washington JONES is of a dark complexion about thirty years of age five feet seven inches high has a large scar on his breast & small scar between his eyebrows.

Melissa is of a light complexion five feet four inches high age twenty nine & has a scar on her right cheek.

March 8
Ellick JONES & Sally JONES his wife Ellick JONES is of a dark complexion five feet four inches high thirty three years of age and has a scar on the right & left thumb and one down the chin Sally his wife is of a dark complexion five feet nine inches high thirty nine years of age and has a scar on the left hand.

Gabriel LOCKLAYER is of a coffee or Indian complexion thirteen years of age four feet nine inches high & has a scar on the right side of his mouth and big right toe.

Cornelius BURT is of a coffee or Indian colour fourteen years of age four feet eleven inches high & has a scar on his jaw & left foot on toes.

March 12
James HEDGEBETH & Lucy Ann his wife James HEDGEBETH is of a dark yellow complexion five feet four inches high has a crooked little finger on his right hand twenty five years of age next May.
Lucy Ann his wife is of a bright yellow complexion about twenty six years of age five feet seven inches high.

April 4
Sally HAMMONS sixty six years old five feet two inches high dark complexion lost several of her upper teeth.

Augustus HAMMONS twenty two years old 5 feet ?5? ¾ inches high bright florid complexion A scar on his forehead ??????
[remainder of entry entirely faded]

Lovet HAMMONS nineteen years six months old 5 feet 6 inches high Brightish complexion. A scar on the right hand.

Richard HAMMONS seventeen years of age 5 feet 6 inches high
Brightish complexion and has a scar on his left knee.

Thomas HAMMONS fifteen years 6 months old 5 feet high Bright complexion scar on right knee.

Willis HAMMONS thirteen years 5 months old 4 feet 5 inches high Bright complexion scar on his forehead.

Matilda WILKINS twenty eight years of age five feet 2 inches high. Bright freckly complexion no scars

Nancy WILKINS twenty three years 6 months old Five feet 6 inches high Very bright freckly complexion.
All papers issd. This day signed by V. BAILEY & JNO. H. THROWER.

June 8
Robert CARTER twenty two years of age Light complexion has a small scar on the left cheek that he is about 5 feet 6 inches high dated 29 May 1849.

Henry CARTER twenty years of age Light complexion is 5 feet & 6 inches high. Dated 29 May 1849.

August 27
James Anderson PRICE 24 years old, brown complexion and has scars on back of his right hand & on top of his left foot and is 5 feet 5 ½ inches high.

September 12
Charles MILLS twenty eight years old 5 feet 8 ½ inches high, dark complexion scar on left hand below thumb & both middle fingers a little crooked or blunt.

October 24
Lany COLEY formerly Lany BOWSER 29 years of age five feet high, dark complexion has a scar on right eye.

November 8
Hinton COLE 31 years age five feet 10 inch high Light brown complexion & has a scar on right leg and Penny his wife is a light brown complexion about 28 years of age five feet one & half inches high. Has a scar on outside of right foot and a blue mole on back of her neck.

Robert JONES or COLE about 11 years Lighter than Hinton COLE & Warren JONES or COLE about 8 years of age same colour as Robert and Dudly COLE and an infant children of Hinton COLE & Penny his wife
Dudly about 3 years of age and the infant about ten months old without name.

November 21
Jackson SMITH is about 22 years and 6 months Six feet 1 ½ inches high. Bright complexion & has scar on the wrist of his left hand.
Signed W.W. WILLEY, Jos. J. DANIEL.

Albert JONES 22 years old five feet 5 ½ inches high. Dark brown complexion and has a scar on the elbow of the left arm from a burn. Signed L. H. B.WHITAKER & W.W. WILLEY.

December 1st
Louisa HAWKINS twenty five years five feet three & half inches.
Very bright complexion and has a scar on the left arm below the elbow.

December 5
Nele READ is about forty five years of age five feet eleven & half inches very bright complexion has a scar on the right jaw & under the chin & one on his right foot. Signed F. S. MARSHALL & C. N. WEBB.

January 12, 1850
John SCOTT is twenty five years of age five feet seven inches high. Bright mulatto complexion scar on the instep of his left leg.

January 17
Willie Dorsey WILKINS twenty four years old five feet 5 ½ inches high. Bright mulatto complexion has a scar on his wrist and left arm.

Thos MILES (MILLS?) is 21 years of age Of a dark mulatto ginger cake complexion has a scar on right arm near his wrist.

Mary HEDGEBETH twenty three years old five feet three & half inches high Dark complexion has a scar on her right arm about midway between her wrist and elbow.

February 9
Gideon JONES ?thirty? four years of age five feet 8 ½ inches high. Bright mulatto complexion has a scar on right ????? the second and the little finger and the left hand crooked.

Sterling JONES ????? years of age five feet ??? inches high Dark complexion has two scars on the right leg below the knee ???? ???? left little finger crooked.

February 11
Cicero JONES ?19? years five feet 7 inches high Ginger cake complexion has scar on ???? ???? left leg ?????

Claton JONES 21 years of age five feet 9 inches high of a rather brown complexion has a ??[phrase completely faded out] left hand.

February 13
Susan JONES & an infant child named Junius 6 months old, Susan is about 23 years old five feet ?3? inches high. Of a yellow complexion has a scar on the right arm joint above the elbow.

Elizabeth JONES ? forty ???? and her four children Margaret,  Clarky, Martha & West Duck JONES. Margaret JONES about 17 years old yellow complexion, scar on the left leg below the knee, 5 feet 3 ¾ inches high, Clarky 15 yeas old, five feet high, Martha about 9 years old, West Duck about five years old. Elizabeth is 5 feet 2 ¾ inches high. All of a bright yellow complexion.

Nancy WILKINS & her eight children to wit Priscilla, Polly, Drucilla, Penny Elizabeth, Fed, Bertha & ?Sally? [or Julia?]
Nancy WILKINS about Forty years old five ft 2 inches high yellow complexion and has a scar on middle finger on left hand
?????[next phrase almost entirely faded].

February 15
Aaron LOCKLAIR 34 years of age 5 feet 11 inches high dark complexion scar on the front of his left leg directly above the ankle on instep.

Mary LOCKLAYER - 65 YEARS OF AGE 5 ft 7 ½ inches high Dark complexion has a scar on her right eye.

Kitty LOCKLAYER wife of Aaron LOCKLAYER & their children Sylphia 6 years old Susan 4 ½ years old Polly 2 years old and Gabriel an infant one month old.

Betsy PRICE 16 yrs old five feet 2 ½ in. high Brown
complexion.

Martha MORGAN wife of Lem MORGAN & her five children Israel 12 years old Dicy 11 years old Sam 10 years old Patience 9 years old and Martha MORGAN 8 years old. That Martha wife of Lem MORGAN 36 years of age 5 feet 6 ¾ in. high Dark complexion.

Lem’l MORGAN 48 years of age five feet 11 inches high A very dark complexion has a scar on the brow of the left eye.

James PRICE 17 years of age 5 ft 6 in. high Ginger cake
complexion has a scar on his left hand by a burn.

Mary FRANCIS wife of Hilmon FRANCIS & her child Joseph John about 1 mths. Old 20 years of age 5 feet 5 ½ inches high Of yellow complexion.

Hilmon FRANCIS 32 years of age 5 ft 7 ¾ inches high
Of a yellow complexion has a scar on right side of his neck & under his right ?hand?

Eliza LOCKLAYER wife of Albert LOCKLAYER 16 years old 5 ft 3 ½ in. high Bright yellow complexion has a scar on the back of her right hand near the wrist.

Betsy LOCKLAYER 19 years old 5 ft 3 ½ in. high scar on her left arm

Anderson HAITHCOCK 18 years of age 5 ft 1 ½ in. high Bright ginger cake complexion has a scar on the back part of his head from a burn.

Luvenia LOCKLAYER wife of Jordan LOCKLAYER & her children Eliza 11 years old Sarah 9 years old Martha 8 years old
Lucy 5 years old Livy 3 years old and Jas. 1 year old.
Luvenia is 37 years old 5 feet 2 in. high Yellow complexion scar on little finger of left hand burned scar on her neck.

Sophia HARRIS wife of Ben HARRIS mother of one child Elizabeth 4 years old is 35 years old five feet 3 ½ in. high Dark complexion has a scar on right side of her neck.

Benj HARRIS is 26 years old 5 ft 8 inches high Bright yellow complexion has a scar on right side of his mouth.

February 16
Henry WINDBORN [mostly faded] 32? Years old 5 ft 11 in. high Very dark complexion has a scar on the left arm ????[next phrase is faded] across the left foot.

February 17
Zylpha WINDBORN is about 33 yrs old 5 ft 3 ½ in. high
Yellow complexion has a scar on the left foot and on the right breast having four children to wit ?Edith Ann?, May [or Mary?] , ?Bennett?, and ??? [next phrase completely faded] (wife of H. WINDBORN).

February 18
Susan BOWSER is 50 years old five feet 8 inches Dark complexion has a scar on the knuckles of the right hand & that she has a grandchild with her named Martha BOWSER about 2 yrs old Dark complexion
Matilda BOWSER 22 yrs old five ft 5 in. high Dark complexion.

February 16
Mariah JONES ??????[extremely difficult to read name and this first phrase] … 3 years old and an infant child 3 months old ?JONES? is 23 yrs old five feet ?? inches high of yellow complexion and has a scar on the left below the elbow.

Joseph HARRIS & Lizzie HARRIS his wife Jos HARRIS is about 45 yrs old 5 ft 6 in. high Bright mulatto complexion has a scar on forefinger of the left hand Lizzie ?40? yrs old 5 ft 4 ½ in. high of a ginger cake colour scar on right arm near elbow and on the left hand.

February 23
Barbary PRICE & Cela PRICE Barbary PRICE is nineteen years old 5 ft 3 inches high Yellow complexion has a scar on back of the right hand on top of right foot. Cela PRICE is 40 yrs of age 5 ft 3 in. high Of a copper complexion has a scar on the elbow of the right arm.

Robin LOCKLEAR & Charlotte LOCKLEAR his wife That Robin is about 65 years old four feet 10 in. high Very dark complexion scar on the right foot below the ankle & one on the ????? one on the forefinger of the left hand. Charlotte is 61 years old five ft ¾ in. high Of a bright complexion.

Asberry JONES 23 yrs old 5 ft 6 in. high Dark mulatto complexion & has a scar on his chin.

Robert LOCKLAIR 20 yrs 6 mths old 5 ft 10 ½ inches high Dark mulatto complexion scar on outside of right ankle & one on ?four? left hand finger.

Permelia LOCKLAIR is about 17 yrs 5 ft 3 ½ inches Of a very light complexion & has a scar on her right eye brow and one on her right wrist.

Louisa and Charlotte LOCKLAIR That Louisa is 18 yrs old five ft 2 ½ inches high Yellow complexion. Charlotte is 5 ft 3 ½ in. high yellow complexion.

William LOCKLAIR is 30 yrs old 5 ft 11 in. high Rather dark complexion has a scar on the front of his right elbow.

Eliza LOCKLAIR wife of William & four children - Jesse 7 yrs old
John 5 yrs old Sarah 3 yrs old & Martha Eliza 1 yr old.
Eliza wife of William is 27 yrs old 5 ft 2 ½ in. Bright yellow complexion.

Arthur LOCKLAYER 28 yrs of age 5 ft 10 in. high Brown mullatto complexion has scar on his left forefinger & mark on his wrist.
Melissa LOCKLAYER & wife of Arthur LOCKLAYER & one child Sally Ann.
Melissa is 26 years old five ft 1 ½ in. high Bright yellow complexion has a scar on ??[phrase faded] under part of the chin.

March 1
Mandaburg HARRIS 22 yrs old Bright mulatto complexion five feet 4 inches Stutters very badly.

Wm. C. JOHNSTON & his wife Roxy Wm JOHNSTON about 32 yrs old 5 ft 5 inches high Rather a light complexion has a small scar just above the wrist on the right arm.
Roxy 23 yrs old 5 ft 5 inches high Dark complexion
Rather fat. They have six children.

March 2
Susan FRANCIS 27 years old 5 ft 1 in. high Bright copper complexion has a scar on the back part of her right hand

Wm. FRANCIS 27 yrs old 5 ft 8 ½ in. high. Bright
mulatto complexion scar on forefinger of the right hand and one on the right eyebrow.

March 7
Sherrod WILKINS 24 yrs old 5 ft 10 inches high Bright brown complexion has a scar on the right eye & on the back of his right hand.

Lucy JONES 65 yrs old 5 ft ½ in. high Bright
complexion scar on the middle toe & one on the left foot.

Wesley BREWER [phrase faded] children Nancy, Edward, Jefferson, & ?Andrew? ?WILNY? is 23 yrs old [next phrase illegible and faded] scar on the left leg above the ankle.

March 12
Adaline READ 19 yrs old Lewis Henry READ 17 years old, Susan Francis READ 15 yrs old, Guilford READ 12 yrs old. Adaline is 5 ft. 3 1/14 in . high, Lewis Henry 5 ft 9 in high Susan 5 ft 3 in high, Guilford ? ft 10 ¾ in high. All of a yellow complexion. Rachael READ 35 yrs old 5 ft 1 inch high, Ginger cake complexion, Scar on nose.

Nancy Ann READ 28 years old 5 ft 1 inch high Light brown complexion Has a scar on her left hand.

Rebecca PERRY 24 yrs old 5 ft 4 inches high Dark brown complexion Has a scar on her right joint of her forefinger on right hand.

March 20
Sarah Eliza BREWER & 2 children Lafayette Eppes & Joseph John Richard aged 2 yrs & one year. Sarah Eliza is 21 years old 5 feet 6 inches high Ginger cake complexion.

Susan READ is 52 years old 5 ft 4 ½ in high Brown complexion Has a scar or mole on right cheek.

April 8
Alben JONES & her three children John aged 4 years George aged 2 ½ years Jesse 1 year. Alben is about 25 years of age 5 ft 2 ½ inches high of a very bright complexion.

Cornelia SCOTT is about nineteen years of age 5 ft 3 inch high Dark yellow complexion has a scar on top of both feet near the toes Dark mole on the top of her breast bone

Rhodum JONES is about 25 years old 5 ft 7 ½ in high Florid
mulatto complexion has a scar on the wrist of his left hand & one on the right temple.

Robert HEDGEBETH is about 22 ½ yrs of age 5 ft 8 in high
Bright yellow complexion has a scar on his left middle finger, thumb & wrist.

Penny & Nancy HEDGEBETH & child Thomas, Penny is about fifty five years old five feet 3 inches high Dark coffee complexion
Nancy is about 23 yrs of age five feet high has a scar on the left wrist.

Bartly HEDGEBETH is about sixty years of age five feet two inches high of a copper complexion has a scar on his nose & underlip.

(Note: All of these surrounding HEDGEPETHs were the family of Bartlett/Bartly Hedgepeth and his wife, whose maiden name was Penny JONES, who all moved to Marion Co., Indiana by 1850, and some who moved on later to Kalamzoo, Michigan)

Penny SAUNDERS is about 21 years of age four ft 11 ¾ in high of a dark yellow complexion Has a scar over her left eye & one under the right also scar under the wrist of her right arm.

Henry HEDGEBETH is about twenty one years of age five ft 6 ¼ in high of a ginger cake complexion has a scar on wrist of his right hand & on outside of his left thigh.

April 10
Delila JONES wife of Sherrod JONES & child Clayton about six weeks old Delila is about 21 yrs of age 5 ft 2 in high of a copper complexion No scars.

Sherrod JONES is about 30 yrs of age 5 ft 3 ½ in high Bright mulatto complexion has a scar on the joint of his big toe on his left foot.

Lizzie HARRIS & her son Malachi HARRIS Lizzie about 40 yrs old 5 ft 4 ½ in , ginger cake complexion scar on right arm near elbow & one on the left hand. Malachi HARRIS fifteen years old light ginger cake complexion & brown hair.
Franetta SCOTT wife of John SCOTT she is about 22 yrs old 4 ft 2 ½ in high bright complexion nearly white with straight hair.

April 22
Edney JONES wife of Gideon JONES & four children ?Augustiana? scar on her right wrist, Christiana, Harriet, & Andrew. Edney is about twenty six years of age five feet ¾ in high of a bright complexion scar on her jaw.

Henry WILKINS 30 yrs of age 5 ft 8 inches high bright brown complexion and has a scar on wrist or mark on the ????? of his right hand

Charlotte WILKINS wife of Henry WILKINS & four children viz Polly seven years of age bright complexion Lavinia & Lizzie little dark & Henry a bright complexion. Charlotte WILKINS 25 yrs of age 5 ft ¾ inches of a bright complexion Lizzy has a scar on her right shoulder.

October 11
Lamb SANDERLIN & Sally SANDERLIN his wife Sally SANDERLIN is 23 yrs of age four feet 11 ½ inches high of a dark copper complexion scar under the chin. Lamb SANDERLIN is 27 yrs of age 5 ft 2 ½ inches high of a dark copper complexion and has a scar on the chin.

October 12
Fanny PRICE wife of Anderson PRICE is 21 yrs of age 5 ft high dark nearly black complexion has a scar on her right wrist.

October 14
Margaret SMITH wife of Jackson SMITH is 18 yrs old 5 ft 3 ½ inches high of a light complexion has a scar on her left leg below the knee & a mole on her breast a little to the right.

October 17
Betsy HEDGEBETH & two children Penelope & Temperance the oldest about 5 yrs old & Temperance about 2 yrs old. Betsy HEDGEBETH is 25 yrs old 4 ft 10 ¾ inches high of a yellow complexion & has a scar on the left arm between the wrist & elbow.

(Note: in 1850, Betsy & children Penny & Pris, were living in Halifax Co. with older couple Willis & Tempy Francis, probably Betsy's mother)

Gabriel LOCKLAYER & Mary LOCKLAYER his wife formerly Mary LEWIS
Gabriel is about 34 yrs old & Mary is 22 years old Gabriel is 5 ft 8 in high of a dark or black complexion has a scar on right arm above the elbow & one on the right jaw. Mary his wife is 5 ft 1 ½ inches high of a dark ginger cake complexion Has a scar on top joint of her right forefinger & on her left breast.

(Note: Gabriel was the son of Mariah Locklier named in her 1832 Halifax Co. will)

October 30
Thomas GOINS a lad of about 17 yrs of age five ft 1 ½ inches high & rather copper complexion has a very small scar over the right eye.

November 21
Harrod JONES 30 yrs old 5 ft 4 in light yellow complexion & has a scar on the u???? of his left hand fingers being drawn crooked.

Mitean PRICE Five children Maryan 8 yrs old Henry 6 yrs old
Wm 5 yrs old Guilford 3 yrs old Luvenia 2 yrs Mitean is 28 yrs old 5 ft 4 in high of cork complexion has a scar on the right arm below the elbow.

Addie Ann JONES wife of Harrod JONES & four children John R. 7 yrs old Marcellus 5 yrs old Isabella 3 yrs old Warren 8 months old Addie Ann is about 34 yrs old 5 ft 3 ¾ in of a yellow complexion and has a scar or flesh mole about the size of a button between her shoulders.
 

(Note on the 3 previous entries: Harrod Jones died Sept. 26, 1868, as testified in the Halifax Co. Records of Estates, by John Richard Jones, which named 8 children: John Richard Jones, Isabella, Warren, James Henry, William Jefferson, Catherine, Andrew & Louisa Jones. Addie Ann Jones was the sister of Mittie Ann Price, who married Wiley Jones in 1857; in 1860, some of Mittie's above named children were listed with the JONES surname, and her son, Henry Price, went on to marry Elizabeth Ann Copeland, with whom he raised his younger 1/2 sisters, Addie & Tempie Jones.)


November 28
Temperance FRANCIS & Willis FRANCIS her son & Austin FRANCIS her grandson. Willis her son is 5 ft 4 in high 16 years old Austin 9 yrs old Both yellow complexion
Temperance the bearer is 52 yrs old 5 ft 4 in high of a yellow complexion & has a scar on the right arm below the elbow.

November 30
Willis FRANCIS is 52 years old 5 ft 6 inches high brown yellow complexion has a scar on the right arm between the elbow & wrist.

December 27
Andrew HULIN is 21 yrs of age 5 ft 6 ¾ in high of a dark complexion & has a scar or mole on his wrist Bushy hair.

December 28
Christopher HULIN 24 yrs old five ft 6 in high of a dark brown complexion has a scar on his forehead & his ears one unlike marked by nature.

March 11, 1851
Emily MITCHELL 28 yrs of age ___ feet ___ inches high Brown complexion & has a scar on left of face & between her eyebrows.

March 21
Wm ASH about 48 yrs 5 ft ?? inches neither spare nor fat?
Bright mulatto complexion.

Harriet his wife is a shade darker 45 yrs Tall & stout & said Wm & Harriet has a family of children 7 viz
Mason 19 yrs old same complexion as his father.
Rebecca Jane 17 yrs little darker than her father has a scar on top of right foot.

Eliza 15 yrs old shade brighter than her father has a scar on right foot.

Tempey 13 yrs old colour of her sister Tempey. [note clerk appears to have made error on sister’s name]

Elijah 11 yrs old yellow hair complexion same as his father.
Sarah about 8 yrs old complexion same as Rebecca Jane.
Wm. an infant six months old.

Robert ASH 21 yrs old 5 ft 9 or 10 in high is yellow complexion
has a scar on his right hand [description very faded, difficult to read]

Jesse ASH 22 yrs old 6 ft high has a small scar on left eye.

March 24
Nathan MANLY 24 yrs old 5 ft 8 in high bright mulatto
complexion has a scar on instep of his right foot & on inside of his left thumb.

April 23
Panthia LEGIN (alias MAYHOE) is about 21 years old dark complexion has a scar on her left arm & one on the right eye 5 ft 6 in high.
 

(Note: Panthia Mayho was daughter of John Mayho & Betsy Toney; she was married first to Neville Legin, then to Franklin Cousins, with whom she moved to Gallia Co, Ohio by 1870)


Lemuel CARTER is 26 years old copper complexion 5 ft 8 or 9 inches high has a small scar on the forefinger of the left hand.

Martha TONEY 25 yrs old of a light complexion has a small scar over the left eye & a mole on the right temple 5 ft 6 or 7 inches high.

Micajah DEMSEY about 22 years of age 6 feet one inches high brown mulatto complexion and he has a scar on the back of his wrist on his left hand.

May 22
Henry HARRIS & wife Lindsy & five children
Henry is about 53 yrs of a yellow complexion 5 ft 5 in high has a scar on the back of his right right [sic] & one on the ???? fort of his right leg & a small bald place on top of his head, two scars on his forehead.

Lindsay his wife is of a bright yellow complexion 5 ft one in high scar on her right cheek and a mole on the end of her nose forty eight years old.

Montfort HARRIS his son is 16 years old of bright complexion, brown hair scar on the right wrist and a mole on his nose.
Elizabeth HARRIS his daughter 14 yrs old of a bright yellow complexion with hair of light brownish cast.

Henry HARRIS Junr his son about 12 yrs old 4 ft 4 in high small scar on upper part of his nose bright brown complexion with hair nearly black.

Reddin HARRIS his son is 10 yrs old 4 ft 3 ½ in high dark brown complexion, has a scar below his right ear.

Caroline HARRIS his daughter about 5 yrs old 3 ft 6 in high bright yellow complexion has a mole on the middle finger of her left hand of light brown complexion.

May 31
Littleberry CHAVIS about 21 yrs old 5 ft 7 inches high dark brown complexion has a scar & mark on top of his right shoulder.

June 14
William STEWART about 18 years of age 5 ft 6 inches bright brown complexion & has a scar on the top of his right foot.

August 5
Robert HOWARD 24 yrs old 5 ft 7 in high bright mulatto complexion mole on his forehead & right little finger crooked.

August 6
Miles B. HOWARD Jr. 20 yrs old 5 ft 8 ½ in high bright mulatto complexion has a scar on top of the shoulder of the left arm between the elbow & wrist & has lost his upper front teeth.

(Note: Robert & Miles Howard were 2 of the children of emancipated slave, Miles Howard[1799-1857], formerly belonging to Thomas Burgess, d. 1836)

August 16
Jordan CARTER & Louisa CARTER his wife & their children

James about twelve years of age
John about eleven years of age
Indiana about two years & seven months. The bearer hereof Jordan CARTER is 30 years old 6 ft ½ inch high very bright complexion has a scar on the joint of high right thumb. His wife Louisa is five feet 3 in high of very bright complexion & has a scar on the left arm below the elbow.

August 18
Wm JONES 22 yrs old 5 ft 8 inches bright brown complexion has a scar on the joint of his right big toe & one under his lip & a small one on the back of his left hand.

August 22
Wm LEWIS 25 yrs of age 5 ft 5 ½ inches bright complexion has a scar on his right arm between his shoulder & elbow & a small one on the elbow of his right arm & one on his right wrist and one on his left leg.

August 24
David JONES 24 years old 5 feet 10 inches high cork complexion no scars.

Benj. MERRIT 23 years of age 5 ft 4? Inches high bright mulatto complexion.

March 11, 1852
August BURT about thirty five years of age five feet 6 ½ in high of a bright mulatto complexion has a scar on the top of his right foot & one the inside of his right leg.

April 17
William WILKINS about twenty one years of age five feet eight inches high of a very dark brown complexion has a scar on the front of left thigh just above the knew one on his foreright finger & one on his left forefinger near the end left shoulder a little higher than the right.

May 3
Robt JONES 24 yrs old 5 ft 7 ½ in very dark brown complexion has a scar on the right side of his right wrist.

May 5
Lydia GRAHAM about 45 years of age five feet 4 ½ in high & bright mulatto complexion has scars on the end of his four right hand fingers & nails nearly off caused by a burn, has lost some of her front upper & lower teeth.

May 20
James MANLY twenty two years of age five feet 4 ½ inches high brown ginger bread complexion scar on inside of his left arm & on his left eyebrow.

August 20
Andrew WADE twenty four years of age six feet high very dark complexion has a scar on his right jaw & one outside of his right leg one on his left knee one on the top of his left foot & short forefinger on his left hand.

January 12, 1853
Emiline FOWLER aged 22 years dark brown complexion has a scar on his forehead also one below the joint of her right thumb and one on her right cheek five feet 3 ½ inches high.

January 20
Mary ARTIST aged 32 yrs dark complexion, her upper front teeth unusually wide apart five feet six inches high.

March 12
William DEMPSEY aged 26 years 5 ft 8 in high bright mulatto complexion & has a scar on his left temples.

Caty McGEE aged 29 years dark complexion five feet 7 ½ in high has a mole on right eyelid.
(Caty Chavis, wife of Reddin McGee, who had married in 1850.)


May 1
Thomas HICKS aged 27 years five feet 9 ½ inches bright brown complexion on his left hand forehead & in the palm of his [description ends here; also suspect phrase is out of place]

June 2
Nancy HAWKINS aged 27 years five feet 5 ½ in high bright brown complexion scar on left arm near elbow & just below calf of left leg.

August 20
Julia Ann CHAVIS 21 years of age five feet & one inch dark brown complexion & has a scar between her eyebrows & on her right arm above the wrist.

September
Francis NEWSOM [no description]

Elizabeth MAGEE [no description]

October 4
Elijah WILSON aged 26 years six feet one inch high, dark ginger bread complexion, scar on join of left middle finger,one near the elbow & between the elbow & wrist of his right arm, right eye blind & looks a little whitish.

October 25
Mary BOWSER 30 years copper complexion large scar on the left arm at the elbow joint 5 ft 8 High
[There is another name and description here that is completely faded away in this spot, cannot be transcribed]

February ?9?, 1854
Isaac ARTIS 30 yrs age 5 ft 5 ½ in high black complexion has a scar on left shoulder, one on left cheek & many scars on his breast ?from copper? & one below joint of left thumb

April 8
William MERRIT [name mostly faded] aged 18 yrs 5 ft ? ½ in high bright mulatto complexion very freckled, scar on ???? hand wrist ???? right thumb & small scar inside of his left leg.

April 24
Peter BAKER aged 21 years rather light complexion scar over left eye and the little finger at first joint on the left hand ?????? about six feet high.

James WALDEN aged ?22? yrs [can’t read anything else of this description due to being faded away]

June 10
Jesse MAHOGANY 27 years old 5 ft 3 inches dark complexion scar on the left side if his neck joint below the jaw, scar on his right knee & on the front of his left leg.

June 27
Peggy POPE wife of Lazarus POPE 32 years old 5 ft 2 in high very bright complexion has a scar on the front of her left leg & moles on her upper lip.

July 1
Sarah E. HUDGINS wife of Ivey HUDGINS 28 years of age 5 ft 4 high very dark brown complexion has a scar on left middle finger & one on forefinger of her left hand near the upper joint.

August 1?
Minerva SIMPSON aged 25 yrs 5 ft 2 ½ brown complexion scar on the right leg & the big toe cut off the left foot.

November 27
Frances RAND aged 18 or 19 yellow complexion black hair black mole on her right should scar on her right arm on the upper part above the joint of the elbow. She has a child about her colour ten months old. Signed R. B. PLUMMER,  F.S. MARSHALL.

Evaline ?IVANES? Evaline is not very bright about 31 or 32 years about 5 feet high has a small bright mole under the right jaw and a mark on the right side nearly opposite the hip joint has a son Kenneth aged 13 years bright colour.

February 19, 1855
Nicholas DEMPSEY aged 19 years 5 ft 7 inches bright mulatto complexion has a scar on right eye brow near the nose small blue scar in right ear straight black hair.

February 27
Wm. Henry CURTIS aged 28 5 ft 6 ½ in high, very bright mulatto complexion, scar on his forehead over right eye & mole on right of scar two moles on his left jaw and a slight scar on his left wrist above his thumb.

August 9
Betsy BARLOW aged 58 years very dark complexion 5 ft 1 inch has a scar on back of her neck.

September 13
Joseph PETERS aged 23 years 5 ft 10 ¼ in high very bright complexion and hair curly but kinky.

October 10
Peggy HULIN aged 19 5 ft 4 in high bright mulatto scar on her forehead a little to the right both middle fingers crook a little outward.

January 28 [no year, but could be 1856]
Fanny HEULIN aged 21 years 5 ft ½ in high bright mulatto complexion scar on her foreright finger & on her right elbow. [has two signatures which are illegible]

[These next few entries all say 1855, but not sure why or if they were out of place. They may have actually been 1856, since they are immediately followed by 1857 entries]

October 6, 1855
Jno. McGEE 5 ft 7 ½ inches bright mulatto complexion and has a scar on his forehead & ???? on his left forefinger.

Jas. LANTERN alias GRIFFIN 27 yrs old 5 ft 11 inches high very bright mulatto complexion scar on inside of left wrist one above joint of his fore right finger & one below eyebrow & limps a little on his left ankle.

May 22
Hilliard SCOTT about 30 yrs age five feet 6 inches high bright ginger bread complexion scar on right forefinger.

May 23
Betsy SMITH about 33 yrs old five ft 4 ¾ inches high brown complexion no scars.

May 24
Mona PRICE formerly Mona MITCHELL 32 yrs old 4 ft 11 in high ginger cake complexion slight scar on her right eye & scar on her stomach caused by blisters.
[signed] F.S.M & Thos. OUSBY

July 22
Patsy HOWARD age 31 yrs 5 ft 2 in very bright mulatto complexion scar on the inside of her left ankle.

October 29
Frances NEWSOM age 32 yrs 5 ft 1 ? inch high dark complexion and a scar on the under right side of her ?back? & one on her wrist.

December 3
William BAKER 17 yrs old 5 ft 6 in dark ginger bread complexion scar on left side of ??? as if from a burn

Washington MILLS  24 yrs  5 ft 9 in light ginger bread complexion, scar on the left sides of the neck & on the right wrist thin hair nearly bald.

James JONES  23 yrs 5 ft 6 in dark ginger bread complexion, scar on back of head weigh about 135 lbs.

William CARTER 24 yrs 5 ft 8 in dark brown scar on left ear & two middle fingers of left hand.

Thos SCOTT 21 yrs 5 ft 10 in quite dark scar on left knee from cut spare build and weight about 160 lbs.

March 19, 1857
David KITE 22 yrs of age dark brown complexion scar on inside of his wrist and on inside of top of his right instep bushy head hair.

David JONES 26 years age 5 ft 11 ½ in high very dark or black brown complexion scar on his left cheek crooked middle left finger, stout frame, square build short kinky hair.

May 8
John JONES aged 31 yrs 5 ft 6 inches bright copper complexion hair nearly straight scar on upper chin.
 

 

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