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Slaves Mentioned in Town Leaders: Littleton, NC 1790-1920

Several years ago, Rebecca L.Dozier wrote a book about the Town Leaders of Littleton, NC. The research of her book included information about some of the former slaves of the families in the area. Thanks to Rebecca, she has generously allowed that information to be posted here, which may be very helpful to descendants and researchers of these families.

Alfred Harris--- He was a slave on the James Y. Harris farm near the Vaughan and Macon area in Warren County. Alfred went to war with his owner and after the war was given his freedom. He drew a pension from the War Between the States.
Osborne Harris (1820-1905) -- He lived on the Thomas Whitmell Harriss farm near Sunnyside, a small community 5 miles from Littleton., NC, on the Warren and Halifax County line. Osborne purchased property from Mr. T. W. Harriss and some of his family continues to live on this property.
Amanda Johnston (1848-1915) -- She was a former slave on the John P. Johnston's plantation in Warren County.
Blake Johnston (1844-1920) -- He was a former slave of William A. Johnston who lived on the John P. Johnston's plantation n Warren County..
Ben Snow --- Blake Johnston' father
Oliver and Hasty Williams of Franklin County, NC. They were the parents of the Rev. N. W. Hawkins' wife, Candace Williams Hawkins.
G. Willie Hawkins of Franklin Co., NC. He was the father of the Rev. N. W. Hawkins
Pat Powell (1834-1922) -- lived on the William A. Johnston farm. and according to her obituary was from "the cream of the colored race of Warren County."
Lisa King (1831-1917) -- She moved to Warren County in 1895 from the home of Dr. Ellis in Garysburg, Va.
John Plummer (1829-????) --- John was born a slave in Virginia and was living in Warren County by 1850s
Lizzie Boyd* (1831-19??) --- Lizzie was born a slave in NC. She married John Plummer sometimes in the late 1860s.
Louisa Plummer (1853-????) -- She was the daughter of John and Lizzie Boyd Plummer. Louisa was a school teacher according to the census records.
John Sommerville (1854-1934) -- John was the son of John Young (1829-18??) and Lizzie Boyd Young (1831-19??).
Cyrus Green (1838-1922)** -- A former slave who was a popular blacksmith in Warrenton, NC.
Maria J. Owens (1854-1915) --- Maria married John S. Plummer (1854-1934)
Arron (18??-1893) and Delia Owens -- Arron and Delia were the parents of Maria J. Owens Plummer
Ellen M. Lockhart (1850-c.1905) -- She was possibly a slave on one of the Lockhart farms in Northampton County. She married Claiborne Faison who was a slave on Herod Faison's farm in Northampton Co., N. C.. They were the parents of John R. C. Faison who moved to Littleton, N. C. and lived on the Warren and Halifax County line.
Claiborne Faison (1848-1899) -- He was a slave on the Herod Faison farm in Northampton Co. NC.   His son was John R. C. Faison who moved to Littleton, NC, and lived on the Warren and Halifax County line.
Lousia Exum (1825-18??) -- She married Austin Faison a slave on Herod Faison's farm in Northampton County, NC.
Austin Faison (1825-18??) -- He was a slave on Herod Faison's farm in Northampton county, NC.
Henry "High" Ruben Faulcon (1863-1952) -- He was born on the Faulcon farms located in Halifax County. He married Martha Ann Young (1867-1948)
Hardy Ann Jones (1838-1916) -- She was the wife of William Faulcon (1816-18?? ) -
Mary Ann Rand ---mother of Hardy Ann Jones
William Faulcon (1816-18??) -- He was a slave one of the Faulcon farms located in Halifax County.
John Lewis Young (1830 NC -1911) ---He lived in Warren/Halifax county, Littleton, NC. He was sometimes referred to as J. Lewis Young on the census. He was born in NC.
Margaret Talner Young (1835 VA-1913) ---She married John L. Young and according to census records she was born in Va. On their daughter Frances' (1859-1918) marriage certificates, the daughter was born in Mecklenburg Co., Va.
Frances Young (1859-VA -1918) --- She was born in Mecklinburg, Co., Va. and married John Williams.
John L. Young (1797-1870s) --- father of the above John L. Young
Mary E. ???? Young (1810-1880s) --- wife of John L. Young (1797-1870s) and mother of John Lewis Young (1830-1911).
Winfield F. Young (1848 NC- 1922 VA) --- Hewas born in Halifax County, farm unknown. He was son of John L. Young and Mary E. Young. He was freed when 17 years old.
Sallie Adams Jones (1854 N. C.-1935 VA) -- She was the wife of Winfield F. Young. Thomas Jones (1827-18??) -- He was the father of Sallie Jones Young
Eliza A. Jones (1831-18??) -- She was the mother of Sallie Jones Young.
Notes added by DW:
*According to Warren Co. Freedmen's Marriages, the couple married as John Plummer & Lizzie Faulkener in 1852.
** Cyrus Green's death certificate indicates his parents were Cyrus Davis & Lucy Green. According to several of his children's death certificates, his wife's maiden name was Luvenia Hawkins (1848-1936); her January 10, 1936 Warren Co. death certificates give her birthplace as Vance Co. (would have been Granville at the time) and her parents as John Jordan & Sarah Hawkins.


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