Slave Name Index
The Johnston County Heritage Center is pleased to offer an online index to slave names registered in Johnston County. This is a genealogical database and one of the first of its kind in the nation.
Resources used to compile this index are listed below. For more information about this database, or to obtain a copy of an original record, or for more information about other resources available at the Heritage Center, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in Johnston County and our African-American history and heritage.
Johnston County, North Carolina, County Court Minutes, 1759-1850, in 18 volumes, by Weynette Parks Haun.
Johnston County, North Carolina, Will Abstracts, 1746-1870, revised edition (volume I & II combined), by Elizabeth E. Ross.
Stealing a Little Freedom : Advertisements for Slave Runaways in
Baldy Sanders Papers – Private Collection 330
Records Baldy Sanders slaves and plantation operations from 1830 to 1868, with slave birth records dating to 1774.
Frances Secor Mitchener Hastings
Papers included a copy of the report from the U.S. House of Representatives regarding a war claim for damages inflicted by the Federal soldiers on
Sanders-Rose Collection – Private Collection 116
Papers kept by Ruth Sanders Rose of Smithfield associated with several branches of the Sanders family especially relating to White Oak Plantation in
Watson-Sanders Collection – Private Collection 162
Copies of a plantation account book belonging to Henry Bulls Watson.
Assessment of Slaves, 1863 Tax List of
In 1863, for the first time, the North Carolina General Assembly required tax listers to include slaves by name. Records for only eight districts have survived; in the North Carolina State Archives.
Copy of a bill of sale from the State Archives.
Copies of estate records from the State Archives regarding sales of slaves by Ruffin D. Atkinson.
Copies of court records of slave trials in the State Archives.
Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project.
First-person accounts of slavery collected 1936-1938 as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Available at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html
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