|Josiah Abshier was head of an Anson County household of 6 "other
free" in 1810 [NC:57] and 3 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:12]. He was
a corporal who received a pension of $345.97 [Crow, Black Experience,
|Caleb Archer was head of a Hertford County household of 5 "other
free" in 1790 [NC:26] and 9 in 1800 in Captain Lewis' District. He
was allowed 26 pounds pay for service in the Revolution from 10 November
1777 to 10 August 1778 [Haun, Revolutionary Army Accounts, vol.II,
Book 2, 280]. On 7 June 1792 he appointed James Carraway of Cumberland
County his attorney to receive his payment for services in the Continental
line in 1778 and 1779 [NCGSJ VIII:98].
Evans Archer was head of a Hertford County household of 3 "other
free" in 1790 [NC:25], 3 in 1800, and 3 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:186].
He was sixty-nine years old on 27 September 1823 when he applied for
a Revolutionary War pension in Hertford County Court, stating that
he enlisted in Portsmouth, Virginia, for eighteen months until January
1782 [M805-25, frame 0001]. In 1835 he was listed as a Revolutionary
War pensioner in a report to Congress [Clark, State Records of North
Archibald Artis died before November 1782 when Stephen Powell
was granted administration of his estate in Johnston County, North
Carolina Court on a bond of 200 pounds. The account of sales of
the estate totalled a little over 43 pounds [Haun, Johnston County
Court Minutes, III:232]. He was mentioned in the Revolutionary War
pension application of Holiday Haithcock which had a testimonial
by William Bryan, a Justice of the Peace: ... that in the times
of our Revolutionary War free negroes and mulattoes mustered in
the ranks with white men in said State
..This affiant has frequently mustered in company with said
free negroes and mulattoes ...That class of persons were equally
liable to draft - and frequently volunteered in the public Service.
This affiant was in the army a short time at Wilmington at the time
Craig was near that place and remembers that one mulatto was in
his company as a common soldier whose name Archibald Artis - Sworn
to and subscribed this 21 day November 1834.
John Artis enlisted in 1781 in Abraham Shepard's Tenth Regiment,
Colonel Hall's Company. He left the service on 1 November 1782 [Clark,
State Records of North Carolina, 17:190, 16:1007, 15:609].
James Baltrip was a Continental soldier from Bute County who
enlisted on 3 September 1778: 5 feet 4" high, 20 years old, dark hair,
dark eyes [NCAr:Troop Returns by NCGSJ XV:109].
William Barber, born on 17 May 1745 in Dinwiddie County, was
living in Surry County, North Carolina, on 2 January 1833 when he
made a declaration in court to obtain a Revolutionary War pension.
He stated that he was living in Halifax County, Virginia, when called
into the service and moved to Surry County about 1805 [M805-48]. He
was head of a Surry County, North Carolina household of 8 "other free"
in 1810 [NC:697] and 6 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:670].
Samuel Bell was living in Sampson County, North Carolina, in
February 1782 when he volunteered in Captain Coleman's Company under
Major Griffith McRae and Colonel Lytle. He marched to Wilmington,
to Georgetown, and to Charleston, but was never in any engagement.
After the war, he lived in Sampson County until about 1807 when he
moved to Robeson County where he applied for and was granted a pension
on 31 August 1832 [M804-0207, frame 0489]. He was head of a Sampson
County household of 10 "other free" in 1790, 15 in 1800 [NC:509],
5 in Robeson County in 1810 [NC:234], and 2 "free colored" in Robeson
County in 1820 [NC:309].
Edmund Bibby was listed among the Continental soldiers from Bute
County who enlisted for nine months on 3 September 1778: Edmon Bibby,
Place of Abode Bute County, born N.C., 5'4", 20 years old, Dark Fair,
Dark Eyes [NCAr:Troop Returns, Box 4, by NCGSJ XV:109]. He was the
son of a "Mulatto" woman named Mary Bibby [Chamberlayne, Register
of Bristol Parish, 36; CR 44.701.19; CR 015.70001; Bute County WB
A:218, 226, 227, 232, 233].
Martin Black enlisted for three years in Stevenson's Company
of the North Carolina Continental Line on 16 May 1777. He was in Valley
Forge and West Point and reenlisted for eighteen months in Evans Company
in 1782 [M805-92, frame 0147]. He was head of a Carteret County household
of 2 "other free" in 1790 [NC:128] and an Onslow County household
of 4 "other free" in 1800 [NC:143].
Benjamin Blango was a soldier from Beaufort County whose estate
was administered before June 1792 by Sarah Blango [NCGSJ XVIII:72].
John Braveboy was a "Black" tithable in Tyrrell County in 1755
[T.O. 105, box 1], head of a Beaufort County household of 1 "other
free" and 6 slaves in 1790 [NC:127], 1 "other free" in 1800 [NC:4],
and 1 in 1810 [NC:116]. He volunteered as a soldier in Carteret County
in 1778 [The North Carolinian VI:728]. He enlisted on 27 August 1778
for three years in Captain Ballard's Company in the North Carolina
Continental Line but was listed as a deserter a little over a year
later on 29 October 1779 [Clark, State Records, XVI:1020].
Jacob Braveboy was called a "bastard Mulattoe aged about 15"
by the May 1774 Bertie County court when it ordered him bound as an
apprentice bricklayer [Haun, Bertie County Court Minutes, IV:74].
He enlisted for two and one-half years as a private in Fifth Regiment,
William's Company of the N.C. Continental Line on 9 May 1776 and was
discharged 10 November 1778 [N.C. Historical & Genealogical Register,
II:181]. He was head of a Martin County household of 3 free males
and 3 free females in William Barden's District no. 5 for the state
census in 1787 and head of a Martin County household of 10 "other
free" in 1800 [NC:387].
John Brooks was a Revolutionary War pensioner from North Carolina
[Clark, State Records of North Carolina, XXII:571]. He was head of
a Robeson County household of 5 "other free" in 1800 [NC:367] and
7 in 1810 [NC:147]. He claimed to be ninety-five or ninety-six years
old on 30 May 1853 when he applied for a pension for service in the
Revolution and was still living in Robeson County on 22 March 1858
when he applied for (and received) bounty land [Pension File S-6732].
There's plenty more names out there for African American-Native American Revolutionary War Soldiers from NC. See the entire list at Free African Americans by Paul Heinegg