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.

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]