Wilson Daily Times, 29 December 1911.
In the 1910 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: oil mill laborer Wiley Barefoot, 37; wife Maggie, 35; and children Linwood, 15, Mike, 14, Matha, 10, Essiemay, 8, Hubert, 4, and Angey B., 2.
Greensboro Daily News, 5 December 1914.
Though described as “a negro” in this account of his robbery, by 1920 Jesse Ayers and his family were accepted as members of the white community.
Wilson Daily Times, 2 September 1921.
In 1917, Jake Armstrong registered for the World War I draft in Wilson. Per his registration card, he was born 11 May 1890 in Wilson; lived at 210 Stantonsburg Street, Wilson; worked as a laborer for Farmers Cotton Oil Company; and had a dependent mother and sister.
On 8 September 1919, Jake Armstrong, 23, of Wilson, married Della Jones, 22, of Wilson. B.P. Coward performed the ceremony at the A.M.E. Zion church in the presence of Rose McCullers, Berta Faulkland and Lucy A. Richards.
In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: on Broad Street, oil mill laborer Jake Armstrong, 23; wife Della, 21; and children Kathryn, 6, and Charlie, 1.
This account of the 1944 robbery of Asa Locus is found in the Civil Rights Congress’ We Charge Genocide: The Historic Petition to the United Nations for Relief From a Crime of The United States Government Against the Negro People (1951).