James Daniel died heavily indebted in 1854. Daniel lived near Black Creek, in what was then Wayne but is now Wilson County.
An October 1857 account of his estate filed by administrator Lawrence T. Davis included these two debts owed Daniel by two free men of color, Edwin Artis and Micajah Artis:
The account also contains a single reference to an enslaved person, a man named Prince for whom no value is listed. When a dispute broke out over Daniel’s estate, Prince’s value became a point of contention.
James Daniel Estate Record, Wayne County, North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1979, http://www.familysearch.org