Cleveland County North Carolina Colored Apprentices

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.

Cleveland County North Carolina Colored Apprentices 1866-1867

YearTermMasters NamesApprentices Names
1,866May 7Eliza WeberMary McAfee
1,866May 8J. W. TracySarah Jane Watts
1,866Aug 11Elisha McBrayerJoe McBrayer
1,866Aug 11Elisha McBrayerEdmund Birchett
1,866Aug 11Elisha McBrayerHenry Birchett
1,866Aug 11Elisha McBrayerSusa Birchett
1,866Nov 7Samuel PostenHarris Posten
1,866Nov 7James LondonCephas Grigg
1,866Nov 7Daniel PostenHorace Posten
1,866Nov 9Elijah EskridgeAlbert Eskridge
1,866Nov 10L. N. DurhamWill Culver
1,866Nov 10L. N. DurhamFanny Culver
1,866Nov 10Tom McSwainJerry McSwain
1,867Feb 4W. J. T. MillerMartin Miller
1,867Feb 4David EvansJulian Cline (female)
1,867Feb 5J. G. WebbHilliary Thompson
1,867Feb 7R. M. RoarkRufus Suford
1,867May 6J. W. TracyRhoda & Donna Bordley
1,867May 8F. L. HokeLucy Bordley
1,867Aug 5D. WhisnantDick Hall
1,867Aug 5James A. WrayCharlotte Hall
1,867Aug 9W. W. GreenL. B. F. Green
1,867Aug 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


National Archives Microfilm Publication M843 Roll 35. “Indentures Sept. 1865 – Aug. 1867.”



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