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Free Blacks in Dismal Swamp - Names

The following names are listed as they appear by page number, in the book Swampers Free Blacks and the Great Dismal Swamp, compiled and abstracted by Harriette Thorne Kent, for the counties of Halifax, Gates and Pasquotank Counties in North Carolina.

The original documents, County Minute books, were located by Ms. Kent in the NC Archives in Raleigh. This book was originally published in 1991 and reprinted in 2001, so it is possible that additional records have been found.

North Carolina State Archives
Halifax County, NC.
C.R. 047.301.7
Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1847-1854

p. 1 - Arthur Locklayer; Lucy Locklayer; Ishmael Taylor; Plura Taylor; Pheroba Taylor; Augy Taylor; Elisha Burt; Julia Ann Burt; Minerva BURT; Willis & Polly MANLY and 10 children;

p. 2- Ellick & Mary Ann Mills and children; Robert JONES; Derius BREWER; George Washington REED; Augustus BOWER; John & Mary HARRIS and children; Jethro LOCKLAYER; Lucy HILLIARD;

p. 3- Washington JONES; Ellick & Sally JONES; Gabriel LOCKLAYER; Conrnelius BURT; James & Lucy Ann HEDGEPETH; Sally HAMMONS; Augustus HAMMONS; Lovey HAMMONS; Ricks HAMMONS; Thomas HAMMONS; Willie HAMMONS; Matilda HAMMONS;

p. 4- Nancy WILKINS; Robert CARTER; Henry CARTER; James HENDERSON; Charles MILLS; Larry COLEY (formerly Larry BOWSER); Hinton & Perry COLE and children; Jackson SMITH; Albert JONES; Louisa HAWKINS;

p. 5- Nile READ; John SCOTT; Willie Dorsey WILKINS; Thos MILES; Mary HEDGEPETH; Gideon JONES; Sterling JONES; Cicero JONES: Claton JONES; Susan JONES and child Junius; Elizabeth JONES and daughters Margaret, Clarkey, Martha, and Westduck; Nancy WILKINS & 8 children;

p. 6-Aaron LACKLAIR; Betty LOCKLAYER (wife of Aaron) & children; Mary LOCKLAYER; Betty PRICE; Martha MORGAN wife of Lem MORGAN and 5 children; James PRICE; Mary FRANCIS wife of Hilman FRANCES (and child Joseph John); Eliza LOCKLAYER wife of Albert LOCKLAYER; Betsey LOCKLAYER; Anderson HAITHCOCK;

p. 7-Luvenia LOCKLAYER wife of JORDAN & children; Sophia HARRIS; Ben HARRIS; Henry WINDBERN; Zylphia Watson WINDBERN; Sophia Bowser & granddaughter Martha BOWSER; Matilda BOWSER; Maria JONES & children; Joseph & Lizza HARRIS; Barbary PRICE; Cela PRICE; Robin LOCKLEAR

(p.8) Asberry JONES; Robert LOCKLAIR; Permelia LOCKLAIR; Louisa LOCKLAIR; Charlotte LOCKLAIR; William LOCKLAIR; Eliza LOCKLAIR & 4 children; Arthur LOCKLAIR; Melissa LOCKLAIR wife of Arthur; Mandaburg HARRIS; William C. JOHNSTON wife RODY; Susan FRANCES;

p. 9 -William FRANCIS; Sherrod WILKINS; Lucy JONES; Wilsey BREWER & 4 children; Adaline READ,Lewis Henry READ; Susan Frances READ; Guildford READ; Rachel READ; Nancy Ann READ; Rebecca PERRY; Sarah Eliza BREWER (2 children Lafayett EPPES & Joseph John Richard); Susan READ; Albin JONES & 3 children; Cornelius SCOTT;

p. 10 -Rhodum JONES; Robert HEDGEBETH; Penny HEDGEBETH; Nancy HEDGEBETH; Bartly HEDGEBETH; Penny SAUNDERS; Henry HEDGEBETH; Delia JONES wife of Sherrod JONES; LIZZA HARRIS son Malachi HARRIS; Frenetta SCOTT wife of John SCOTT; Edney JONES wife of GEDEON JONES & 4 children;

p. 11 -Henry WILKINS; Charlotte & Henry WILKINS and 4 children; Fanny & Anderson PRICE; Lamb SANDERLIN & wife Sally DANDLIN; Margaret SMITH wife of Jackson SMITH; Betsey HEDGEBETH & 2 children; Gabriel LOCKLAYER wife Mary (formerly Mary LEWIS); Thomas GOINS; Harrod JONES; Mitean PRICE & 5 children; Alia Ann JONES wife of Harrod & 4 children;

p.12 -Temperance FRANCES, her son Willis and grandson Austin; Willis FRANCES; Andrew HULEN; Christopher HULEN; Emily MITCHELL, Wm ASH wife Harriet & 7 children; Robert ASH; Jesse ASH; Nathan MANLY;

p. 13 Panthier LEGIN alias MAHOE; Lemuel CARTER; Martha TONEY; MIcjah DURRERY; Henry & Lindsy HARRISS & children; Littleberry CHAVIS, William STEWART; Robert HOWARD, Miles B. HOWARD, Jr;

p. 14- Jordan & Louis CARTER & 3 children; Wm JONES; Wm LEWIS; David JONES; Benj MERRITT; Augustus BURT; William WILKINS; Lydia GRAHAM; Robt JONES; James MANLY; Andrew WADE;

p.15- Emline FOWLER (Howler?); Mary ARTIST; William DEMPSEY; Caty McGEE; Thomas HICKS; Nancy HAWKINS; Julia Ann CHAVIS; Francis NEWSOM (no info); Elizabeth McGEE (no info); Elijah WILSON; Mary BOWSER; John NEWSOM; Isaac ARTIS;

p.16 - William MERRITT; Peter BAKER; James WALDEN; Jesse MAHOGANY; Peggy (wife of Lazarus) POPE; Sarah E. HUDGINS (wife of Ivey); Minerva SIMPSON; Francis RAND; Evaline JEARUS (?) son Kenneth; Nicholas DAMPSEY;

p. 17 -Wm Henry CURTIS; Betsy BARLOW; Joseph PETERS, Peggy HULEN; Fanny HEWLIN; Jno McGee; Jas SANTEE (?) alias GAFFEN; Hilliard SCOTT; Betsy SMITH; Maria ROWE formerly MITCHELL; Patsy HOWARD.

p. 18 - Francis NEWSOM; William BAKER; Washington MILLS; James JONES; William CARTER; Thos SCOTT; David KITE; David JONES; John JONES

GATES COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ( a number of these folks are said to be from Nansemond County, VA, also Suffolk VA)

p. 19 – Jack ANDERSON; Jacob YOUNG; Dempsey REED; Eason BRIGGs (son of Demiss BRIGGS); Limus LOWERY; Israel BRIGGS (son of Demiss BRIGGS); Ben WIGGINS (son of PERRY WIGGINS); Dick JONES;

p. 20 – Justin No Last Name (son of Ede POLK); Charles IVEY; Gary No Last Name; Hardy REED; Frank, No Last Name; Mills REED; Daniel CHAWK; William Henry WINSLOW (son of Caty Winslow);

p. 21 - Davey SMITH (son of Marian SMITH of Norfolk Co. VA); Henry FAULKES; Jim SAWYER; Richard REED (son of Penny REED); William BOON (son of Patey BOON, deceased); Solomon CHAPEL (son of Median CHAPEL); Arkey MILTEAR

p. 22- John BOON; Dempsey JONES; Milles Boon (son of Patey BOON); Dick JONES; Hardy REED; Daniel CHARK (son of Jack CHARK); Edmund BOOTH; William PERKINS


p. 24 Edmund BOOTHE; Jack ANDERSON; Watson SMITH; James Edward DICKERSON (son of Zelpha Copeland); Dick SAWYER (son of Penny SAWYER); Sam ALPHIN; Charles MILLER;

p. 25 - Edmund BOOTHE; Jack ANDERSON; Calven LAWRENCE; Basset MACKEY; Kinsey SKEETER; Jack ANDERSON; Siah PEARCE (of Matilda Pearce);

p. 26-Calvin BUKE; John PEARCE; Davey PEARCE

p. 27 – BASSET no last name; Arkey MELTEER; Justin REID; Solomon no last name; Mallory DIXON; Baseset no last name; Jack ANDERSON;

p. 28 – Edmond BOOTH, Daniel OVERTON; Winburn BELL; Asa HUNTER; Joe Vermair/n; William SHEPARD; Asberry REED; Exum EDES;

p. 29 – Armesia COPELAND; Riddick WARREN; Benjamin T. KNIGHT; Charles T. KNIGHT; Elisha BOON; Edmund of BOOTHE; Jackson Chas BRINKLEY; Jethro KELLY; Jack ANDERSON; Henry JONES;

p. 30 – Nelly JAMES; Penelope KNIGHT, John W. KNIGHT; Elisha BOON, John N. BOYTT; Charles T. KNIGHT; Elbert PRICE; Jas A. GREEN; Roden GREEN; John REED; Mary Ann REED: (wife of Wm C. Jones); Wm Beverley BOON; John BOON; Roden GREEN; Wm B. BOON; James A. GREEN;

C. R. 075.928.9
C. R. 075.928.10

p. 31- Timothy SPELLMAN (son of Sally SPELLMAN); Fanny SPELLMAN HALL (children Moses, Eliza Mary Ann); Jeremiah (son of Alson BROTHERS & Favourite); Sabrey BOGUE; Grice GUILFORD; Thomas BROWN (son of Abigal BROWN wife of Jesse BROWN); Ambrose MORRIS; Spence WHITE (son of Nancy RITTER); Eliza SPELMAN;

p. 32 - Louis HENLEN; Heather GIBSON,; Harriet SMYTH (child of Sarah SMYTH); Denson GRIFFIN; Alem MEITCHE; Mary Jane NICKENS; Elizabeth Catherine WICKER (daughter of Jane WICKER, a free white woman); William REED; Wilson BOWE; Henry MITCHELL; Robert DAVIS; Isaiah GALLOSS, Mary Bow PRICE (child of Samuel & Fanny PRICE); Martha GORDON (child of Tempy TUBBS;

p. 33 John MORRIS; Helen BUTHES; Betty BUTHES; Acom no last name; Louisa MEEKINS; Eliza THOMAS (dau of Charles and Pleasant THOMAS); Ben OVERTON; Tame TURNER; Stephen BLANCHARD; Jno GRIFFIN; Laura BLANCHARD (dau of Mary Ann BLANCHARD); William Henry HARVEY; Claudia Simpson; Fanny ROBINS; Penelope BURKE;

p. 34 Dick SPELLMAN; Jno BASS: Harriet BASS; Chloe BASS; Willis BASS; Nelson BASS; Marion BURNHAM; Wm A. DUKE; Lydia GRIFFIN; Jack BASS; Polly SAWYER; Harriet BURRUS; Alsey OVERTON; William JARVIS;

p. 35 Jim WILKINS; Mary SMALL, Jane LUTON (dau of Betsy LUTON).

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