A list of Colored Apprentices that have been indentured in the County Court of Cleveland County since May 1866
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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.
Cleveland County North Carolina Colored Apprentices 1866-1867
|Year||Term||Masters Names||Apprentices Names|
|1866||May 7||Eliza Weber||Mary McAfee|
|1866||May 8||J. W. Tracy||Sarah Jane Watts|
|1866||Aug 11||Elisha McBrayer||Joe McBrayer|
|1866||Aug 11||Elisha McBrayer||Edmund Birchett|
|1866||Aug 11||Elisha McBrayer||Henry Birchett|
|1866||Aug 11||Elisha McBrayer||Susa Birchett|
|1866||Nov 7||Samuel Posten||Harris Posten|
|1866||Nov 7||James London||Cephas Grigg|
|1866||Nov 7||Daniel Posten||Horace Posten|
|1866||Nov 9||Elijah Eskridge||Albert Eskridge|
|1866||Nov 10||L. N. Durham||Will Culver|
|1866||Nov 10||L. N. Durham||Fanny Culver|
|1866||Nov 10||Tom McSwain||Jerry McSwain|
|1867||Feb 4||W. J. T. Miller||Martin Miller|
|1867||Feb 4||David Evans||Julian Cline (female)|
|1867||Feb 5||J. G. Webb||Hilliary Thompson|
|1867||Feb 7||R. M. Roark||Rufus Suford|
|1867||May 6||J. W. Tracy||Rhoda & Donna Bordley|
|1867||May 8||F. L. Hoke||Lucy Bordley|
|1867||Aug 5||D. Whisnant||Dick Hall|
|1867||Aug 5||James A. Wray||Charlotte Hall|
|1867||Aug 9||W. W. Green||L. B. F. Green|
|1867||Aug 9||W. W. Green||Riley W. Green|
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]