Month: April 2016

Received at Toisnot Baptist, pt. 2: C, D & E.

Continued from here.

C

  • Eliza Calahan was received 13 May 1871.
  • Chaney was baptized in 1860.
  • Cherry was baptized 25 November 1855.
  • Ranger Cobb, enslaved by Stephen Cobb, was excommunicated 24 February 1821 for having “two wives.”
  • Dinah Cornish, enslaved by William Cornish, was a member before 1820.

D

  • Allen Daniel, enslaved by Lemuel Daniel, was a member before 1820.
  • Harriet Daniel was received 17 August 1870.
  • Ollif Daniel was baptized 27 June 1858.
  • Tabby Daniel (Josiah Daniel’s) was baptized 14 August 1828.
  • Agib Dew (Larry Dew’s) was baptized 23 February 1835 and died 2 December 1837.
  • Amos Dew was baptized 24 February 1872 and excluded from fellowship 2 June 1872 “for Drunkness fiting and Lying.”

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: farm laborer Amos Due, 39; wife Louisa, 35; and children Isaac, 9, Morning, 1, and Ella, 5. (Next door: Everett Due, 32, wife Jane, 24, and son Edward, 8 months.) Or possibly: in the 1880 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: Amos Dew, 41, wife Ruth, 30, and children Sarah, 9, Willie, 7, Hester, 6, Anderson, 4, George, 2, and Zebalon, 4 months.

  • Everett Dew was a member by 1870.

See above. Or, in the 1870 census of Wilson township: farm laborer Everett Due, 58, wife Sarah, 59, and Joseph, 23, and Rachel Due, 18.

  • Fortin Dew was received 23 April 1870.
  • Gilbert Dew (Larry Dew’s) was baptized 23 February 1835 and subsequently dismissed by letter.
  • Gilbert Dew was a member by 1870.
  • Loueser Dew was received 22 August 1867.
  • Milbrey “Millie” Dew was baptized in 1859.
  • Rose Dew was received on 23 October 1869.

E

  • Lewcy Ellis (Elisha Ellis Sr.’s) was baptized 23 October 1825.
  • Mary Ethridge was received on 26 May 1866.
  • Milley Ethridge (Nathan Ethridge’s) was baptized 25 July 1824 and expelled 22 February 1828 “for having a Bastard.”
  • Wilie Ethridge was restored to membership 23 August 1863.

Cohabitations, pt. 1.

In March 1866, in order to ratify marriages and legitimate children, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act directing Justices of the Peace to collect and record in the County Clerk’s office the cohabitations of former slaves. Freedmen who did not record their marriages by September, 1866, faced misdemeanor charges.

Here is the first in a series of abstracts of Wilson County’s cohabitation records. Where found, information from the first two post-Emancipation censuses is included.

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Cohabitation Records, Wilson County Marriage Records, Register of Deeds Office, Wilson County Courthouse, Wilson.

Wootten & Stevens, pt. 3.

In 1977, the late Hugh B. Johnston abstracted a newly discovered volume of the records of Wootten and Stevens, the earliest undertaking firm in Wilson County. The result, Funeral Register of Wootten and Stevens, Undertakers of Wilson, North Carolina, November 18, 1896-June 27, 1899 is an unpublished manuscript held at Wilson County Public Library. This post is the third in a series abstracting the abstract for entries naming African-Americans.

  • Bennett, Jesse James. Wilson. Colored. Died 30 August 1898, aged 3 months. Length 2’4″. Cost $2.50. Billed to Mary Bennett. (Page 315)
  • Bennett, Sylvia. Wilson. Colored. Died 27 January 1899 of dropsy. Length 6″. Wife of Smith Bennett. Cost $21.35. “Was a good colored woman.” (Page 412)
  • Best, [no first name]. Wilson. Colored. Died 26 May 1898. Cost $8.50. Billed to Oscar Best. (Page 259)
  • Best, Edward. Wilson. Colored. Died 29 May 1898. Cost $6.50. Billed to Jos. S. Jackson. F.M. Davis paid $9. Funeral at Church. Burial in Oak Dale cemetery. (Page 477)
  • Best, Sylvia. Wilson. Colored. Died 17 May 1897, aged 65 years, of consumption. Mother of Ben Best. Attended by Dr. T.B. Person. Funeral at home. Burial in Oak Dale cemetery.  Cost $10. (Page 74)
  • Boykin, [no first name]. Wilson County. Died 18 November 1896, aged 8 months. Child of John Boykin. Length 2’9″. Attended by Dr. A. Anderson. Burial in Oak Dale cemetery. Cost $5.50. (Page 1)
  • Brownley, Lew. Cross Roads township. Colored. Died 24 March 1899, of consumption. Attended by Dr. W.D. Crocker. Length 5’9″. Cost $2. Billed to Wilson County by order of G.D. Green. Burial in Ed Williamson cemetery. (Page 441)
  • Bullock, Gladiss. Wilson. Colored. Died 10 October 1897, of brain fever. Attended by Dr. T.B. Person. Length 2’11”. Cost $12.50. Funeral at home. Burial at Oak Dale cemetery. (Page 247)
  • Bullock, Rose. Poor House. Colored. Died 1 July 1897, aged 41 years, of cancer. Attended  by Dr. T.B. Person. Length 5’6″. Cost $2. Burial in Poor House cemetery. (Page 91)
  • Bynum, Kinnard. Poor House. Colored. Died 21 May 1897, aged 23, or dropsy. Attended by Dr. N. Anderson. Length 6’3″. Cost $2. Burial in Poor House cemetery. (Page 77)
  • Bynum, Lucy. Wilson. Colored. Died 12 November 1898, aged 75 years, of old age. Attended by Dr. W.P. Mercer. Mother of Wright George Cooper and Amos Bynum. Length 5’7″. Cost $10. Burial in Oakdale cemetery. (Page 374)
  • Bynum, Willie. Wilson township. Colored. Died 28 January 1897, aged 3 months, of cold and cough. Cost $7.50. Bill to George Bynum. Buried at C.A. Young cemetery. (Page 26)
  • Campbell, Fanny. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 25 August 1897, of worms, aged 4 years, 8 months. Length 3’6″. Cost $3. Buried in Oak Wood cemetery. (Page 122)
  • Cherry, Flora. Colored. Died 11 September 1898. Length 5’6″. Cost $20. Billed to Easter Cherry. Funeral at church. Burial in Oakdale cemetery. “Flora Cherry was a member of the Burial Association and [was] buried by said Association.”
  • Clayton, Lucy. Colored. Died 23 September 1897, aged 1 month, 14 days. Length 2′. Cost $4. Burial in Oakdale cemetery. Billed to Richmond Maury & Co. (Page 140)

Free people of color, 1860: Black Creek district.

Free people of color enumerated in Wilson County’s first federal census, taken in 1860.

Black Creek district

#17. Louisa Rose, 10, F, mulatto, in the household of 51 year-old white farm laborer Gray Lodge.

#43. Terrell Parker, 23, M, mulatto, in the household of 40 year-old white farmer Elias Farrell.

#45. Farm laborer Smithy Artis, 38, F, black, and son George Artis, 21, mulatto, in the household of white farmer Zilpha Daniel, 53.

#54. Farm laborer William Ayres, 30, M, mulatto, in the household of white farmer Stephen Privett, 50.

#79. Farm laborer John Hagans, 23, M, black, in the household of white farmer, Edwin Barnes, 35.

#82. Farm laborer Caroline Hagans, 18, F, black; her likely son Jacob Hagans, 7 months, black; and James Barnes, 17, M, black, in the household of white farmer Elias Barnes, 57.

#88. Martha Morris, 60, white, with her likely daughter Elizabeth Morris, 25, mulatto, and granddaughter Martha Morris, 2,, mulatto.

#89. Zillah Morris, 4, F, mulatto, in the household of 81 year-old white farmer John Saunders.

#92. Farm laborer Rufus Artis, 15, M. mulatto, in the household of white farmer Jacob Woodard.

#93. Mary Artis, 14, F, mulatto, in the household of Felix Woodard, 21, white.

#94. Mattress maker Jerry Manly, 50, M, mulatto, and Maria Manly, 55, F, mulatto.

#145. Farm laborer Daniel Hagans, 74, mulatto, in the household of white farmer Jesse Aycock, 34.

#152. Farm laborer Leah Langston, 38, F, black, who claimed $30 personal estate; with children and grandchildren Rebeca, 21, Martha, 18, Lucinda, 10, Louis, 5, Mourning, 5, Isaac, 3, Polly, 1, Benajah, 4, and Frank and Frances, 4 months. (The last three described as mulatto.)

#199. Cooper Solomon Andrews, 50, M, mulatto, in the household of white farmer Stephen Woodard Sr.

#203. Seamstress Jane Mitchell, 27, F, mulatto, with James, 12, George, 9, Nancy, 8, John, 6, and Bennet Mitchell, 4, and day laborer Martha Blackwell, 20.

#207. Turpentine worker Dempsey Powell, 30, M, mulatto, who claimed $130 personal estate; Sallie Simpson, 28, F, mulatto; and Sallie Simpson, 9, F, mulatto.

#208. Teamster Calvin Powell, 35, M; Penelope, 30, F; Jefferson, 12, M; Cidney, 10, F; and Calvin Powell, 6, M; all mulatto.

 

Report of vaccinations, no. 2.

In the winter of 1902, doctors in Wilson County commenced a vaccination campaign to counter the spread of smallpox across North Carolina. Physicians in the county were paid ten cents per resident inoculated and sent in lists of patients to justify their fees. Dr. W.D. Crocker practiced in the Lucama area.

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Colored List

Report of cases vaccinated by Dr. W.D. Crocker

Jan 14   Supremer Best, F, 18

“            Tarantha Best, F, 15

“            Beady Ann Elizabeth Wells, F, 10

“            Rematha Best, F, 11

“            Tramillia Best, F, 20

“            Effie Parker, F, 18

“            Timpey Parker, F, 14

“            Fanny Parker, F, 12

“            Maggie Daniel, F, 12

“            Lelia Langster, F, 9

Jan 15   A.J.C. Moore, M, 39

“            Stella Bynum, F, 8

“            Patty Lispcom, F, 8

“            Siddie Lispcom, F, 8

“            Ida-may Batts, F, 11

“            Sarah Elizer Howell, F, 8

“            Remanda Thompson, F, 11

“            Millie Ann Barnes, F, 10

“            Maggie Batts, F, 12

“            Sarah Barnes, F, 14

“            Lithie J. Barnes, F, 8

“            Ora B. Bynum, F, 7

“            Laura Dew, F, 19

“            Lucinda Howell, F, 15

“            Louisa Dew, F, 13

Jan 18   Amos D. Dew, M, 2

Jan 20  Anna Morgan, F, 8

“            Beatrice Morgan, F, 7

“            Luletta Barnes, F, 18

“   23    Minnie Hinnant, F, 15

“            Ezekiel Hinnant, M, 14

“            Paul Williamson, M, 24

“            Daniel Williams, M, 20

“            George Shaw, M, 20

“            Charley Boykin, M, 12

“            Willie Hocut, M, 4

“            Couis Atkinson, F, 8

“            Lissey Boykin, F, 12

“            Nancy Whitley, F, 10

“            Nancy Porter, F, 12

“            Dilla Whitley, F, 8

“            Jemina Whitley, F, 29

“            Lilley Adams, F, 10

“            Penny Whitley, F, 5

“            Hettie Whitley, F, 7

“            Henrietta Williamson, F, 18

“            Mary Williamson, F, 5

“            Sarah Williamson, F, 24

“            Edney Williamson, F, 17

“            Lula Hocut, F, 18

“            Manerva Boykin, F, 18

“            Katie Williamson, F, 14

“            James Shaw, M, 13

“            Joe Shaw, M, 8

“            Hattie Shaw, F, 10

“            Seth Thomas Shaw, M, 6

“            Lessie Atkinson, F, 13

“            Daisy Atkinson, F, 12

“            Jemina Barnes, F, 13

“            Lula Barnes, F, 10

“            Elijah Barnes, M, 8

“            Spencer Shaw, M, 42

Jan 10th Margaret Barnes, F, 60

“            Salley Ann Barnes, F, 19

“   11      Amos Hagan, M, 42

Miscellaneous Records, Wilson County Records, North Carolina State Archives.

Union Primitive Baptist Association.

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From Minutes of the 58th Annual Session of the Union Primitive Baptist Association (1931).

Union Primitive Baptist Association, founded in the early 1870s, is comprised primarily of churches in Pitt and Wilson Counties.  In addition to those highlighted above, Wilson County congregations affiliated with the association include Jones Hill Primitive Baptist, located west of the city of Wilson. Most, including Friendship (Lucama), Union Grove (Wilson), Jerusalem Grove (Wilson), and Oaky Grove (east of Wilson), remain active churches today. William Chapel, just outside Elm City, is also a living church, but is now affiliated with the Missionary Baptist denomination. Today’s Healthy Plains Primitive Baptist Church, near Sims in western Wilson County, is a white congregation. I am not sure of its relationship, if any, to the church listed above.

Original print of minutes held at University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.