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A list of Colored Apprentices that have been indentured in the County Court of Cleveland County since May 1866

Underage children who were not or could not be supported by their parents or were orphans were apprenticed by Freedmen’s Bureau officials to persons who would be responsible for their upbringing and welfare.

YearTermMasters NamesApprentices Names
1866May 7Eliza WeberMary McAfee
1866May 8J. W. TracySarah Jane Watts
1866Aug 11Elisha McBrayerJoe McBrayer
1866Aug 11Elisha McBrayerEdmund Birchett
1866Aug 11Elisha McBrayerHenry Birchett
1866Aug 11Elisha McBrayerSusa Birchett
1866Nov 7Samuel PostenHarris Posten
1866Nov 7James LondonCephas Grigg
1866Nov 7Daniel PostenHorace Posten
1866Nov 9Elijah EskridgeAlbert Eskridge
1866Nov 10L. N. DurhamWill Culver
1866Nov 10L. N. DurhamFanny Culver
1866Nov 10Tom McSwainJerry McSwain
1867Feb 4W. J. T. MillerMartin Miller
1867Feb 4David EvansJulian Cline (female)
1867Feb 5J. G. WebbHilliary Thompson
1867Feb 7R. M. RoarkRufus Suford
1867May 6J. W. TracyRhoda & Donna Bordley
1867May 8F. L. HokeLucy Bordley
1867Aug 5D. WhisnantDick Hall
1867Aug 5James A. WrayCharlotte Hall
1867Aug 9W. W. GreenL. B. F. Green
1867Aug 9W. W. GreenRiley W. Green

North Carolina
Cleveland County

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true list contains the names of all colored children that have been indentured by the County Court for the County aforesaid.
S. Williams, Clk.
Per M. F. Williams, D. C.

D. Whisnant Chm. County Court

[Box]Source: National Archives Microfilm Publication M843 Roll 35. “Indentures Sept. 1865 – Aug. 1867”[/box]