North Carolina Slaves And Free Persons Of Color: Chowan County, Volume I
- Publish Date: 2002-09-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: William L. Byrd III
North Carolina Slaves And Free Persons Of Color: Chowan County, Volume I William L. Byrd III. These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives.
Chowan Co., named in honor the Chowan Indians, was established in 1670. It was originally a precinct in Albemarle Co., and is bound by Albemarle Sound, Chowan River, and Bertie, Hertford, Gates, and Perquimans counties. Part of Tyrell, Hertford and Gates counties were formed from Chowan.
Interactions between Blacks and Whites are displayed on both an antagonistic and intimate level. Criminal cases are filled with intriguemurder, felonies, trading with slaves and harboring slaves. Records are grouped by category, including: Magistrates Court Records, Civil Actions, Criminal Actions, Gun Permits, Patrol Records, Bills of Sale, Free Persons of Color, Hiring of Slaves, Division of Slaves, and Miscellaneous Records. A table of cases for criminal and civil actions augments this work. Anyone researching this area will want to add this rich catalog of names to their library. 2002, 224 pp., glossary, index, paper, #B2182