On 9 July 1860, Jacob Taylor of Wilson County penned a will that included these provisions:
- To son William T. Taylor, two parcels totaling 224 acres on the public road from Hadley’s Mill to the Town of Wilson, near the “poor house land” and Great Branch, plus “two negro boys Raiford and Pomp“
- To daughter Louiza Martin, wife of John H. Martin, 200 acres and “two negro boys Alfred and Deberry“
- To Taylor and Martin, to divide or sell and divide the proceeds, “two negroes Charlotte and Frank“
The approximate location of Jacob Taylor’s farm between Hadley’s Mill and the County Poor House land.
Perhaps, Deberry was, in the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: farm laborer Berry Taylor, 28; wife Caroline, 26; and children Hardy, 8, Robart, 5, Loucenda, 3, and John, 5 months; plus farm laborer Berry Strickland, 18.
In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: Pompy Taylor, 30, was listed as a farm laborer in the household of Benj’m Farmer, 48.
Likely, in the 1880 census of Stony Creek township, Wayne County: railroad worker Pompey Taylor, 40; wife Lindy, 34; and children Jack, 16, Zackary, 8, Lotty, 6, Penny, 3, and Annie, 6 months. Pompey reported that his father was born in Africa.
In the 1900 census of Stony Creek township, Wayne County: farmer Pompey Taylor, 59; wife Linda, 50; and children Annie, 19, and Jacob, 13.
In the 1910 census of Stony Creek township, Wayne County: farmer Pomp Taylor, 69, and wife Lindy, 60.
Images available at North Carolina Wills and Estates, 1665-1998 [database on-line], http://www.ancestry.com.