Free.

When recording the 1850 census, the enumerator who covered the Stantonsburg area of Edgecombe County (which was soon to be Wilson County) marked FREE in the column designated for “Color.” Here, Eliza Hall and her children William, Patrick, Martha, and an unnamed girl:

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1850 census of Edgecombe County, North Carolina.

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