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Re: [Children] Thomas Day CD-ROM for families

: Hello Everyone: I remember posting a query on Afrigeneas about a
: title "My Name is Thomas Day." Since then a website
: and a CD ROM about Thomas Day has just been published.
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Hi K,

I see the DAY surname mentioned in the 1985 articles from the NCGSJ about Free Black Craftsmen in NC prior to 1850.

FROM: The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal Volume XI, No Feb 1985, No 2 May 1985

Black Craftsmen in North Carolina by Gale Farlow Feb 85, pgs 2-13; May 1985 pgs 91-103

A study of black craftsmen in the South before 1850; slave and free, Most slaves came from VA; some from West Indies and Africa.
NC had reputation as haven for fugitives. Includes a list of names of
black craftsmen with information about each person.

Surnames include: ALLEN, ARTIS, BASS, BELL, BLACK, BLACKNALL, BOON, BOOTS, BOWMAN, BOWSER, BRAGG, BROWN, BROWNIG, BUFORD, BURK, BURKE, BURNETT, BURNET, BRYAN, CAMDEN, CARTER, CASE, CLARK, CLARKE, COCHRAN, CONNORS, CONNER, COOPER, CULLEY, ***DAY***, DELDY, DOVES, DOVE, DUNSTION, EVANS, FERGERSON, FRANKLIN, FREEMAN, GARDNER, GOOD, GOSSETT, GRANBURY, GREEN, GUILDFORD, HAMMONS, HANDCOCK, HARDIN, HARRIS, HAUGHTON, HAZEL, HENDERSON, HERRITAGE, HILL, HOGG, HOSTLER, HUNTER, INNIS, JACOBS, JAMES, JENKINS, JOHNSON, JONES, KEASE, KENT, KAYES, KEYS, KING, LARINGTON, LEARY, LEWIS, LLOYD, LONG, LUTEN, LUTTS, McALPIN, MANOR, MARTIN, MASSELLON, MERRICK, MITCHELL, MOORE, MORGAIN, MORGAN, MUMFORD, NASH, NEWBY, OLIVER, PETTYFORD, PETTIPHOR,
PHELPS, PITMAN, REED, REVELS, ROCHEL, RUE, RUSSELL, SAMPSON, SCOTT, SIMMONS, SOZZEL, SPELMAN, SPELMAN, STEWART, STANLY, STRINGER, STOW, TAYLOR, TETTERTON, THORNTON, TYLER, UNDERWOOD, WALKER, WESTLEY, WEAVER, WHITFIELD, WIGGINS, WILLOBY, WORELL;

There is also a list with first names only.

In order to identify craftsmen working before 1850, four factors were considered necessary : Name, trade, location by town or county, and at least one documented date. Sources for the list include ...Newspaper advertisements for sale of
slaves, or runaways....Wills and inventories, Collections of Family
papers, Court Records............Note much of the newspaper accounts were taken from the Documentary Files of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina....these files are material collected from microfilm copies of newspapers, court records, city directories and other documents.

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