Last September Nadine left a comment on the Slave Name Roll Project page which included the names of slaves she had found during her research. As she doesn't blog, I am including the names in this post.
From the 1795 will of Lewis WILLIAMSON of Bladen County, North Carolina: "one negro woman named SIDNEY...one negro boy named LONDON...a negro woman SIBBYWORTH [spelling unclear]" The will indicated she was London's mother.
From the 1799 will of Moses COLEMAN of Bladen County, North Carolina: "my negro girl named KATE or KATIE...my negro man named EMPEROR."
From the 1845 will of Pierce GODWIN or Columbus County, North Carolina: "my negro man ROBBIN"
From the 1859 will of Amos COLEMAN of Columbus, North Carolina: "one negro boy by the name of LUKE and one negro girl by the name of CELEY...one negro boy by the name of JOSH, one girl by the name of RACHEAL...one negro boy by the name of JOEL, one girl by the name of EASTER, and two children by the name of SAM and SIMON...one negro girl by the name of GRACE, one child by the name of NETTER, one boy by the name of RHENKIN."
From the 1845 will of Luke HIGH of Columbus, North Carolina: "the negroes JAROTTE DREW and her child...the negroes SAM and SANDY."
From the 1790 will of Richard PEARCE of Johnston County, North Carolina: "three negroes, DICK, ABBE, and CLO" (the names may also be DIRK, ABBIE or ABEL, and CLO).
I hope you will consider contributing to the Slave Name Roll Project if you find named slaves in your family history research. By listing the name of the owner (if possible), the location, and the name of the slave we may help others researchers break through the brick wall that is often created by the 1870 census for people who were enslaved. By contributing, this critical information is available on the Internet and indexed by search engines.