North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Perquimans County

By: William L Byrd III

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Book Details: 432 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 432 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color," and "Miscellaneous Records." Perquimans County, named after a local Indian Tribe, was formed in 1670 as part of a precinct of Albemarle County. It is bounded by Albemarle Sound, and the counties of Chowan, Gates, and Pasquotank. Hertford, the county seat, was established in 1758, and has continued to be the county seat since that time. Interactions between Blacks and Whites are displayed on both an antagonistic and intimate level, and are dramatically played out through crime and punishment. Criminal cases are filled with intrigue-murder, felonies, trading with slaves and harboring slaves. Records are grouped by category, including: Free Persons of Color, Insurrection Among Slaves; Division of Slaves; Sale of Slaves, Hiring of Slaves, Patrol Records, Runaways and Militia 1822, Runaways and Militia 1826, Negroes Taken Up, Bills of Sale, Civil Action, Criminal Actions, and Miscellaneous Records. A table of cases for criminal and civil actions, a full name index, and a glossary of legal terms augment this work. Anyone researching this area will want to add this rich catalog of names to their library. This is the ninth volume in the North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons Of Color series.
432 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 432 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents.

Title: North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Perquimans County

Author: William L Byrd III

Categories: North Carolina,

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2006

ISBN Number: 0788433261

ISBN Number 13: 9780788433269

Binding: Softcover

Book Details: 432 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 432 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc

Seller ID: B3326

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