ASHE, ALLEGHANY, WATAUGA AND WILKES COUNTIES, NC

SLAVE NAMES EXTRACTED FROM 1850 AND 1860 MORTALITY SCHEDULES
From: National Archives Census microfilm, 1850 and 1860 Mortality Schedules

Mortality schedules include all persons who died from June of the year preceding the census year up to June first of the census year. Although enumerators had specific guidelines as to what data was to be entered, some entered more data than was required, and others, less. In the case of slaves, some enumerators listed the slaves under their own names, and others listed only the slave owner's name. Some enumerators entered both the slave's name and the owner's name (the "best case scenario!"). I have included all information given for each of these entries and have no additional information on them. If there is confusion over whether the name listed is that of the slave or the slave owner, researchers should consult the 1850 and 1860 NC Slave Schedules.

Original spelling has been preserved for all names, diseases, etc.

Ashe County, NC, 1850

Ann Stengel's slave37 female black married born NC died October sick for 60 daysDropsy
A.S. Wyatt's slave 2 mos. male black- born NC died March sick for 20 days Hives
Ned Perkins' slave 20 male black- born NC died January-Suicide
Nancy Green's slave 1 month female black- born NC died March sick for 2 days Croup

Ashe County, NC, 1860

Simon [no last name]8 male black slave- born NC died August sick 12 days "Cramb"
John [no last name] 33 male black slave- born NC died February sick 30 days Fever
Morris Worth 40 male black slave married born TN died October sick 7 days Disease of heart

Alleghany County, NC, 1850

Since Alleghany County formed from Ashe in 1859, there is no 1850 Alleghany Co. mortality schedule.

Alleghany County, NC, 1860

Jane 30 female black slave married born VA died Feb. Domestic Rhumatism ill for 30 days

Watauga County, NC, 1850

The enumerator did not list race in this mortality census. Every person has a given name and a surname. No one is listed as either slave or free.

Watauga County, NC, 1860

David Green slave1/12 (one month old) male black born NC died Feb.Diseas not Known ill for one day
David Green slave 1/12 (one month old) female black born NC died Feb. Diseas not Known ill for one day
Amos Green's Cato slave 53 male black born NC died Nov. Servant accidently shot

Wilkes County, NC, 1850

Patrick- male black slave birthplace blank died Nov. Debility ill for 180 days
Emala (Emada?) 13 female black slave born Wilkes Co., NC died Sept.*Fluding(?) ill for 30 days
Tom 38 male black slave birthplace blank died April Consumption ill for 120 days
Susanah 3 female black slave birthplace blank died May Hooping Cough ill for 16 days

*NOTE: Another deceased woman in the county died of "Fluding of the womb;" this would appear to involve the female reproductive system, possibly hemorrhage; I have not seen this term used anywhere else.

Wilkes County, NC, 1860

Al Vin 8 male mulatto- slave born NC died June- Dropsy ill 3 months
Evaline 34 female black- slave born NC died Feb.- Cause Unknown ill 8 days
Negro slave 3 mos. old male mulatto-slave born NC died April- Cause Unknown ill for 2 mos.
Martial 8/12 (8 months old) male black- slave born NC died Feb.- Cause Unknown ill for one day
Joseph 10/12 (10 months old) male black- slave born NC died Oct.- Croup ill for 1 hour
H. Bery slave 42 male- married slave born NC died Dec.- Fevor ill for 25 days
Ann Parks 40 female black married slave born NC died Feb. Laborer on farm Rheumatism ill for 5 months
[no first name] Parks1 day old male black- slave born NC died March- Cause Unknown sudden death
Richard Blackburn 80 male black- slave born NC died Oct. laborer on farm Dropsy ill for 15 days
Ned Foster 10 male black-slave born NC died Oct. farm hand Hemorhage of Lungs ill for 7 days
[no first name] Walker 1 day old male black- slave born NC died May- Cause Unknown sudden death
Charles Hunt 5 mos. male black- slave born NC died Feb.- Cause Unknown sudden death
Thomas Sales 45 male black married slave born NC died Aug. farm hand Typhoid Fever ill for 25 days
Sarah Sales 18 female black married slave born NC died Sept. farm hand Typhoid Fever ill for 15 days
Vincent Sales 18 male black- slave born NC died Nov. farm hand Typhoid Fever ill for 15 days
Lena Finley 28 female black married slave born NC died July Laborer Typhoid Fever ill for 15 days

NOTE: White farmer James Sales, 55, married, born NC, farmer, died in May, also of typhoid fever, which seems to have run rampant through the area among both slaveowners and slaves in 1859-60.

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