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The Freedmen's Bureau Online

Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of North Carolina
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865 - 1870
National Archives Microfilm Publication M843 Roll 35
"Indentures Sept. 1865 - Aug. 1867"

A list of Colored Apprentices that have been indentured in the County Court of Cleveland County since May 1865

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

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