Found in the Halifax County, NC, Minutes, County Court, 1847-1865
A Minute of the Free Papers issued to Free Persons of Colour April A. D. 1848 viz March 8, 1848
Gabriel LOCKLAYER is of a coffee or Indian complexion thirteen years of age four feet nine inches high & has a scar on the right side of his mouth and big right toe.
Cornelius BURT is of a coffee or Indian colour fourteen years of age four feet eleven inches high & has a scar on his jaw & left foot on toes.
Thanks Elaine for this info.
Well that describes it #not #smh
uncg.edu also http://www.sciway3.net/clark/freemoors/Indian.htm 1856 nc petition analysis #11285610 Northampton county show free black men are Indian since slaves were not free until 1865.