Locklayer and Burt of “Indian” Color

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.

http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/halifax/court/free01.txt

Thanks Elaine for this info.

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About Roberta Estes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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2 Responses to Locklayer and Burt of “Indian” Color

  1. Well that describes it #not #smh

  2. EDITH MILLER says:

    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.

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