Assault & Battery on Willis, a slave.

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Charles Rountree appears in the 1860 census of Wilson township, Wilson County, as a 27 year-old farmer. He is listed in the 1860 slave schedule as the owner of 8 slaves. There were several Jacob Barneses listed in the 1850 and 1860 censuses, and it is not clear which one was Willis‘ owner.

Document in Slave Records, Miscellaneous Records, Wilson County Records, North Carolina State Archives.

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