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Lovick family in Craven County, North Carolina

I'm trying to find more information on my g-g-g grandparents, Nelson Lovick(c1840) and Chana Lovick(c1849-1854) who are recorded as living in Craven County, North Carolina in 1870 and 1880. My ancestor, Chana Lovick left Craven County, North Carolina with her children, Julia Anne(my g-g grandmother),Christopher, Edward, and Marcella Lovick around 1895 on a Ferry Boat to Natchtitoches Parish, Louisiana in the town of Marthaville. According to my g-g-g grandmother's death certificate, her parents were Ed Selone( my g-g grandmother's brother was named Edward Nelson Lovick) and Hanna Wallace. They were also from North Carolina. While glancing at the 1870 census in Craven County, I noticed that there were three woman close to the same age as Chana with the surname Selone living in close proximity of each other. They could be my g-g-g grandmother's sisters. I went back to the 1860 census in Craven County to see if there were any slaveowners with the surname Lovick that could be canidates for the owner of Nelson Lovick. I did find a Henry J. Lovick, who owned 22 slaves in 1860. Enumerated with him were three male slaves of a age near to my g-g-g grandfathers. I want to know how can I go about finding more information on the slaveowner and how can I use that to see whether or not Nelson was one of his slaves? I'm also interested in locating a marriage record for Nelson and Chana Lovick. I read that in North Carolina, right after the Civil War, all former slaves who were couples before the war, had to register for a marriage bond up to 1866. These records were known as Cohabitation records. I havent found any for Craven County though. I think they might of been married(if they were legally) after 1866. There is a child in 1870 named Thomas lovick who was born in May of that year. Any research advice would be very helpful.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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