AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Joel House, Cabarrus County,N.C.
I notice this name appearing in the 1840 census for Cabarrus County, N.C. as a free person of color. I have followed this same person, that is I believe him to be the same person, to that of Joel House listed as a mulatto, carpenter, in the 1850 and the 1860 Census for Cabarrus County...age in 1850 36 or 37; in 1860 46. He works as a carpenter in the home of John Faggert, a white farmer, and his family. Along with Joel in the 1860 census, is a Andrew Reed, much younger, and a farm hand. Joel is listed also as being personal estate for $125.00