North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Burke, Lincoln, and Rowan Counties


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color" and "Miscellaneous Records." Researchers of Lincoln, Burke and Rowan County, North Carolina ancestors will want to add this rich catalog of names to their library.

Included are an extensive array of civil and criminal actions pertaining to slaves and free persons of color. Interaction between all races is represented, and sometimes it is displayed on an intimate level.

Records are grouped by county and category, including: petitions to sell slaves, hiring of slaves, miscellaneous records, weapons permits, depositions, cohabitation records, deeds of gifts of slaves, criminal actions, patrol records, bills of sale, bastardy bonds, stealing of slaves, transporting of slaves, letters of intent regarding slaves, runaways, coroner's inquests, civil actions, trading with slaves, mortgage of slaves, and petition Ex Parte. A table of cases for criminal and civil actions has been compiled, and is included in the full name and subject index.

William L. Byrd III and John H. Smith

(2000), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 290 pp.

ISBN: 9780788415302