Wilson N.C. Sept 26th 1860

Mr A.J. Brown, Dear Sir you will take notice that  I have this day Levied a Judgment and Execution against you in favor of B.H. Bardin & J.G. Thomas. Levied upon the following articles, vis: one negro Boy Adam also upon a negro woman named Lucy also upon a lott containing half acre more or less with a dweling House & printing Office ocupyed by E.P. Tuck & other out Houses on said lott, adjoining J.H. Adams & the M.E. church lott & is a corner lott which I shall return to the next term of the county court of pleas and quarter sessions to be held in the Town of Wilson. Served a true copy of the above upon A.J. Brown this Oct 13th day A.D. 1860 F.W. Taylor Constable


In the 1860 census of the Town of Wilson, Wilson County:

  • A.J. [Arthur J.] Brown, a 21 year-old merchant who claimed $6980 in personal property and reported owning four people — a 26 year-old male, a 21 year-old female, a 15 year-old male, and a 2 year-old female — in the 1860 slave schedule.
  • B.H. [Benjamin Howell] Bardin, a 34 year-old farmer who claimed $12,800 in real property and $42,500 in personal property, including the 21 slaves he reported in the 1860 slave schedule.

Records of Slaves and Free People of Color, Miscellaneous Records, Wilson County Records, North Carolina State Archives.