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Slave and Slaveholders, Sampson Co, NC

Hello Afrigeneas Family,

Does anyone know if Sampson Co, NC has a list of slaves and Slaveholder?

I am referring to the Lloyd West Family who owned slaves, but not a slave plantation. I am looking for proof of Silas West b. 1832, Slave, NC d. 1904, Westbrook Township, Sampson County, NC parentage. We thinks Lloyd West b. 1799, Sampson Co. was Silas West's father.

Lloyd West owned about 5 slaves one being Mulatto. Mother's name is not known. We think Silas West was the Mulatto according to the 1850 and 1860 Slave Schedule, since only one of the slaves was Mulatto and the others were stated as Black, including the mother. Silas was born and died before birth certificates were issued. An older cousin told me when he died a few years ago before she passed away.

Silas was buried in the Kirby West Col'd Cemetery. Many of my ancestors were buried in that cemetery per death certificates also. Kirby West was one of the descendants of Lloyd West.

I was just wondering how could I find information on Silas and Lloyd West between 1860-1870/connection. By the 1870 census, Silas married Winnie Barefoot b. abt 1845 and had 3 children. Not sure when they were married, but the first child was born in 1864 in NC.

I did find a deed that 82 acres of land were deeded to Silas and Benjamin West @ 1.00 per acre. One of the sons, Wiley and wife were the two people who deeded the land the Silas and Benjamin. Any help would be appreciated.

Is it possible that Lloyd West told his son orally to do this or was there a will that stated to do this after I am deceased?

Thanks for reading my post


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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