Surnames and Family Research Forum
James Davis (1793-1873) Stokes County, NC
Looking for descendants of people who were enslaved by the Davis, Fulton, McAnally and Redman families. These people would have been living in the Meadows or Sauratown Districts of Stokes.
My interest is in collecting oral history of both the white and black families. I have a variety of information collected from family records.
I am most interested in the enslaved people on the James Davis (1793-1873) plantation at Red Shoals. Upon emanicpation some of these people had the Davis name including Isham whose wife was Creasy or Crissa; his daughter married Jerry Alcorn. There was also Joe and Celia "Cellie" Pitzer. Sary Pitzer who married Brum Martin. Siller Davis who was the matriarch of a large family including Edmond or Edward and Wiley; the latter along with the Pitzers were active in Davis Chapel.
I have little information on the Fulton slaves, but there are several black and mulatto families by that name in 1870 including Jordan a blacksmith and Judy who are found close to Samuel Fulton (c1872-1872) who was the only large slave holder with the name Fulton.
Additionally, I am extremely interested in any oral history on paternaty of the white slave owners amongst their enslaved workers and the traditions and history connected with those relationships. Negative stories and accounts are both rare and important historical documentation and will be valuable to me.
I am happy to share anything I have, though most of my records only have first names and it is difficult to positively identify the people with the freedmen on the 1870 Census.
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